Tours & Museum
Fort Denison is open every day for visitors to discover Sydney’s maritime and colonial history and explore the historical landmark and its features, such as the distinctive Martello Tower – the only one of its kind to be built in Australia.
Visitors can wander the fort at their leisure on a self-guided tour, or take a guided tour of the island and its museum.
Guided tours of Fort Denison are operated up to three times daily. The 30-minute tours are lead by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service rangers, who take visitors around the island, exploring its colourful past, the distinctive Martello Tower, museum containing colonial artefacts, and other fort facilities.
Mon and Tues - 12.15pm and 2.30pm
Wed-Sun - 10.45am, 12.15pm and 2.30pm
For more information and bookings, please contact:
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Phone: +61 2 92530888
Office hours: 9.30am to 4.30pm (Mon-Fri), 10:00am to 4.30pm (weekends and public holidays).
Bookings are essential and need to be made at least 24 hours in advance.
If spaces on guided tours become available at the last minute, Fort Denison can offer stand-by tickets to visitors already on the island, for tours on the same day. Available for purchase from the restaurant, stand-by tickets are not guaranteed and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Stand by tour cost $15.50 per person.
Visitors need to purchase a Fort Denison ferry ticket and enquire for our stand-by tours on arrival.