Shark Island and Sydney skyline

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Alan Farlow on October 22, 2009

Taken from the grounds of historic Strickland House at vaucluse.

Alan Farlow on May 25, 2011

Shark Island, at 1.25 hectares, is located at the mouth of Rose Bay on Sydney Harbour. Over the last 120 years up until 1975, Shark Island was used as an animal quarantine area, public recreation reserve and naval storage depot. The island presents a danger for shipping due to the shallow waters surrounding it.

Shark Island has picnic shelters, a gazebo, large grassed area and a wading beach. A ferry service runs four trips a day out of Circular Quay on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are essential as the island can only cater for up to 500 people at any one time. The island can also be booked for private functions.

Information on Shark Island can be obtained from the Sydney Harbour National Park Information Centre.

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  • Uploaded on January 11, 2009
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    by Alan Farlow