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“Spot to be for the NYE!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden Island

Garden Island
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Sydney Harbour Tag-Along Motor Boat Tour
Ranked #180 of 470 things to do in Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
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“Spot to be for the NYE!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

One of the best spots to see the NYE fireworks! Ensure to book a ticket well in advance.

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“Probably decent for a picnic...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

The public area of Garden Island is easily accessible by a brief ferry ride from Circular Quay. You can get some good views from the observation point, but some of it is blocked by the trees. The signs posted to tell what was visible from the island were in bad repair and therefore a bit hard to read. The gardens were a bit unkempt looking and not particularly interesting. We did not, however, go into the museum. It cost $5 and took an hour, and by that time we were already a bit underwhelmed by the island and ready to leave. If you want to have a picnic, or possibly book the tennis courts, it's probably an OK place to spend the afternoon. There is a decent sized grassy area that could be used kids to play games and such as well. It is not, however, a place I feel any need to return to nor is it a place I would send friends who are here visiting the city.

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