Shark Island

The Ucruise Guide to Sydney Harbour

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So named as its shape resembles a shark, this harbour island is a great stopping off point on your cruise of the bay. Unlike some of the other islands, Shark Island boasts its own small beach, making it the ideal place for a splash and a paddle.

Either enjoy your picnic on the sandy beach overlooking the harbour views or head inland to take advantage of the picnic benches and shady trees. There's a large grassed area, ideal for games of cricket or just a run around, and as you have to book to visit, numbers of visitors are always kept at a manageable level. It never feels crowded but there are just enough people around to provide a pleasant atmosphere.

Once a naval storage depot and an animal quarantine area, Shark Island is now used exclusively for recreation and pleasure. With 360 degree panoramic views of the harbour, it is easy to understand why!

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