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Fort Denison heritage tour

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

Discover the history behind Australia's only Martello tower on this fascinating tour. It's the most complete Martello tower in the world, and a popular Sydney attraction.

When

Please email NSW National Parks to register interest if you wish to take a tour and visit Fort Denison.

Where
Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Easy. Suitable for all ages.
Price

Adult $37.50 per person. Concession $33 per person. Child 5–15 years $29 per person. Children under 5 years free. Family of four $31 per person.

Meeting point
Tour begins at Fort Denison.
Bookings
Please email NSW National Parks to register interest if you wish to take a tour and visit Fort Denison.

Join a 30-minute tour of Fort Denison with an NPWS guide. You'll enjoy magnificent 360° views of Sydney Harbour and its foreshores. Explore the museum's self-guided displays and discover more fascinating history from the audio-visual presentation.

It's a good idea to bring a hat, sunscreen and your camera to record your trip to this unique Sydney Harbour island. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the upper grass level of the fort.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour Islands. Fort Denison can only be visited on a tour. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands Island, all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

    Buy an annual pass.
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Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan