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Shark Island

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Shark Island is one of the larger islands on Sydney Harbour that have been reserved for public use, and can be visited todayfor picnics and other events. Shark Island also functions as an animal quarantine area and a naval storage depot. It is a naval landmark, as it presents danger to passing ships and boats that may land on the rocky and shallow waters that surround it.

Shark Island

At 1.25 hectares, Shark Island is larger than nearby Clark Island, and has more facilities. It can hold up to 500 visitors at a time, a few more hundred than the other similar islands. Shark Island is perfect for picnics and small or large gatherings, and you may also consider it as a location for weddings, birthdays and corporate events. The island offers picnic shelters, a gazebo, a small beach for swimming, and open grass areas to laze around and watch the city and harbour around you.

Shark Island is located in Rose Bay and if you are planning on catching a water taxi to the island for a private visit, it is best to arrange your departure from Rose Bay itself. A bonus about Shark Island, over the other harbour islands, is that a ferry service is also in operation to the Island, with voyages leaving several times each day from Circular Quay.

Shark Island

This means you don't need to pay as much as you would if you were hiring your own water taxi, however you will still need to make your reservations before you visit.

 

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