Home / Travel Guides / South Pacific / Australia / Sydney / Sydney / Fort Denison

Fort Denison, Sydney

View gallery

1 photos

Below are pictures and videos. Select what you want to view below.

Contact: +61 2 9247 5033
Open Hours: Tours: M-Tu 12:15p and 2:30p, W-Su 10:45a, 12:15p and 2:30p
First inhabited in 1788 by a biscuit stealer, Fort Denison was an isolated prison for Sydney's most dangerous convicts. Also known as "Pinchgut" due to the meager rations given to its prisoners, the island has a grim history of incarceration. These days, the island is a part of Sydney Harbour National Park and visitors are offered a cannon museum, a bell tower, a working tide gauge, a beautiful view and cafeteria. Bookings essential.