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Fort Drum is to Subic Bay, Fort Denison is to Sydney Harbour
Corregidor Island is to Manila bay, Fort drum (El Fraile Island) is to Subic Bay, Fort Denison Island is to Sydney Harbour.
Fort Denison is a former prison turned into a park at the entrance of Sydney Harbour acting as a strategic forward fort and defense outpost in Sydney Harbour. It can be seen from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House or Mrs McQuarries Chair but the closest view Tutubi got was on board the ferry to Taronga Zoo.
The Rock of Sydney: Fort Denison
Guided tours of Fort Denison can be booked at Circular Quay where you can actually walk on the fort and explore the lighthouse, cannons and fortifications.
Fort Denison against Sydney skyline (notice the iconic Sydney Tower)
There's an age-old practice of firing a cannon at 1pm every day, some sort of time synchronization with sailors of yore, that continues up to this day.
How to get to Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour:
Ferries to Fort Denison depart wharf 6 at Circular Quay at regular intervals everyday. Ticket price for the ferry ticket includes guided tour of the fort.