In the middle of Sydney Harbour there are 6 unique islands which provide a very different perspective of the city of Sydney. The islands include Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo.
They Sydney Harbour National park encompasses most of the harbour island and the foreshore. The islands have a cultural and historical significance. Fort Denison houses the Martello Tower, the only one in Australia and the last constructed by the British Empire.
There are ferries from Circular Quay to Fort Denison and once you are there you can relax at the restaurant with a cheese platter and glass of wine. Alternatively, pack a picnic and head to Shark, Clark and Rodd islands or go glamping on Cockatoo. Throughout the year the islands host music festivals, gala dinners and art exhibitions so keep your eye on the national parks website.
Boats depart every 45 minutes from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, taking in all the famous harbor-side attractions of Sydney Harbour. Selected cruises also stop at Shark Island (National Park entry fees