Fortified wine and cheese: Could cheese and wine tasting be any more perfect than when you’re doing it at Sydney Harbour’s tiny Fort Denison?

The iconic Fort Denison just offshore from the Sydney Opera House will be hosting a series of Australian Cheese and Wine experiences this September until the end of the year.

Matilda Cruises offer ferry rides from Circular Quay to Fort Denison for the two-hour course where you’ll be able to learn about the Australian boutique cheese industry while you sample a range of their cheeses. The tasting is also complemented with some fine Australian wines and other accompaniments.

Learn about how the Australian cheese and diary industry began when herds of cattle were first offloaded from the ships of the First Fleet and onto Fort Denison, taking cheese appreciation to a new level.

Before or after the Australian Cheese and Wine experience, whichever floats your boat, take a guided tour around the island and tower which are offered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Courses cost just $160 with a special introductory offer of $130 for the month of September – which includes ferry to and from the island and National Park fees. The NPWS guided tour can be taken for an additional $10.

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