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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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One of several tiny islands in Sydney Harbor, Shark Island is known for its...

One of several tiny islands in Sydney Harbor, Shark Island is known for its lovely beaches with great surfing, bodyboarding, swimming and fishing. It's also a perfect place for a relaxing picnic lunch.

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Sydney Harbour Afternoon Tall Ship Discovery Cruise
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High-Speed Offshore Thrill Ride to Bondi Beach

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A quirky thing to do

When you've done all the big ticket items or especially if you live within striking distance of Sydney you want to start ticking off the quirky or lesser attractions. Gotta get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2016
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Cape Paterson, Australia
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Cape Paterson, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

When you've done all the big ticket items or especially if you live within striking distance of Sydney you want to start ticking off the quirky or lesser attractions. Gotta get them bragging rights if nothing else! Shark Island is easy enough to get to if you have your own water transport although there are apparently landing fees. Or you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours on Shark Island, relaxing and taking in the scenery with my wife. Caught a ferry across from King St Wharf. A very pleasant afternoon - will need to do this again. In the midst of Sydney Harbour, but seems a 1000 miles away from the hustle and bustle! Worth exploring!

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Blue Mountains
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

what a great way to spend a day, princess cruises took us to shark island, amazing lunch on board, expert, and knowledgeable commentary along the way from the ships crew, animated staff that genuinely looked like they enjoyed their job. Shark island, untouched treasure, snorkelling, exploring. Thankyou to all ...was great!

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We visited the day before Australia Day and had the whole Island to ourselves! We took a hamper a bottle of wine and some beers and had a lovely afternoon taking in the Harbour and views of the city. You can even have a swim at the little beach on the city side. Plenty of shade and around 6 small... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing view for a really well set up ticketed event. Good amenities, lots of security and a great crowd. Not too many people which meant there were plenty of spots around the island to comfortably take in the NYE fireworks. Unfortunately the bar ran out of wine and sparkling by 11pm. DJs kept the party going. Great way to bring... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We spent the best part of a day here with visiting American friends. It was delightful. 360 degree views of the wonderful harbour and all it offers including a yacht regatta off Watsons Bay and the sea plane taking off. Lovely walks around the rocks, picking up shells and weathered glass from the beach......finished off with a picnic looking towards... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Small island, little beaches, walking path and restroom facilities. It is a nice Sydney harbour escape. Beautiful beach glass too if you are into that.

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Tyneside
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Did an island hopping tour, we would not have got off if we had been made aware that there are no cafes on this island. You have to take your own food and drink, we were looking forward to some refreshments, we were stuck there until the ferry returned. Lovely island if you go prepared, there was a couple of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Very small, a few benches, tiny beach. Location in the Sydney harbour. The water was rough when we went which meant we could not snorkel as planned ( part of a half day cruise). We had a hour on the island which was more than enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

We went to Shark Island on a Saturday and it was a wonderful small island. With large grassy areas, plenty of shade and good clean toilets. We were told the snorkelling was good (and lots of cruises offer snorkel hire) but we found that it was pretty murky and there wasn't much to see. I'd recommend to take your swimmers... More 

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