Mrs Macquaries Point
Adjoining the Royal Botanic Gardens but officially part of The Domain, Mrs Macquaries Point forms the northeastern tip of Farm Cove and...
Right on the harbour, the outdoor three-storey screen here comes with surround sound, sunsets, skyline and swanky food and wine. Most...
Fort Denison information
Called Mat-te-wan-ye (rocky island) by the Cadigal people, in colonial times the small fortified island off Mrs Macquaries Pt was a sorry site of suffering used to isolate recalcitrant convicts (nicknamed ‘Pinchgut’ for its meagre rations). Fears of a Russian invasion during the mid-19th-century Crimean War led to its fortification. It now has a cafe.
Captain Cook Cruises runs ferries to the island from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay about seven times a day, but to access the Martello tower you'll need to prebook a tour through the NPWS, based at Cadman's Cottage .