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Fort Denison – Muddawahnyuh

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Fort Denison – Muddawahnyuh.

Getting there and parking

Fort Denison is currently closed for maintenance and it is not possible to access the island.

Parking

Public transport is suggested for travel to the Ferry terminal, as paid parking around Sydney can be expensive.

Please note private vessels are not permitted to moor at Fort Denison.

Facilities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Drinking water

Maps and downloads

Fees and passes

Landing or tour fees

A landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Fort Denison. All visitors need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Annual NSW Park Passes do not cover landing or tour fees.

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Fort Denison is not wheelchair-accessible - it has a fixed wharf with rough ground and stone steps, and a steep, narrow staircase in the Martello Tower.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Fort Denison – Muddawahnyuh

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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 fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.

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