Sydney Harbour is a large natural harbour on the East Coast of Australia in Sydney, New South Wales and is also the location of the famous Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney Harbour reaches 20km inland where it meets the Parramatta River. It is called Port Jackson. The Harbour makes up a large part of the cities atmosphere, being a busy port and lively recreational area, offering swimming, sailing, walks and picnics amongst its beaches, islands, parks and waters.
The North and South Headlands mark the entrance to the harbour. The city of Sydney can be found 8km inland. There are some great places all around the harbour from which you can get a great shot of the Sydney Harbour. A great place to view the harbour is from one of the headlands or from a boat. There are a number of ferry tours and sailing trips which you can go on.
There are also several small coves and beaches along the coast, including Camp Cove, Nielsen Park and Lady Bay (a nude beach), which are accessible by bus number 325 from Watson Bay. There are also a number of small islands inside of the Sydney Harbour including Clarke Island, Goat Island, Port Denison, Rodd Island, and Shark Island.
Many recreational events are based on or around the harbour itself particularly the Sydney New Year's Eve celebrations and the starting point of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.The waterways of Port Jackson are managed by the Roads & Maritime Services. Sydney Harbour National Park protects a number of islands and foreshore areas, swimming spots, bushwalking tracks and picnic areas.
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Things to do at Sydney Harbour
Sightseeing cruises at Sydney Harbour
Taking a Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise is a perfect way to experience one of the world’s great natural harbours, as well as the iconic attractions the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
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Sydney Harbour Helicopter Tour
Fly over beautiful Sydney Harbour by helicopter for a bird's-eye view of Sydney. Your expert pilot will provide informative commentary on all the sites as you soar through Sydney skies for approx. 20 minutes.
You'll have the best vantage point of Sydney and its sparkling blue harbour, 1,000 feet up in the air during your memorable helicopter flight.
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with an expert guide for the ultimate Sydney experience. Get amazing views and learn all about the iconic structure during your climb to the 440-foot (134-meter) summit. You have several options for your climb, including a sampler tour that goes halfway up. No matter which option you choose, ascending this famous landmark gives you a spectacular perspective on Sydney and an exhilarating sense of achievement. Each BridgeClimb is limited to a maximum of 14 participants to ensure personalized attention in a small group.
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Sydney Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise
Discover Sydney and its surroundings on a full-day tour that combines a morning visit to Manly with an afternoon tour of downtown Sydney and a drive out to see The Gap. Throughout the day you’ll get great photo ops of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Manly Beach, Bondi Beach and other iconic sights. Have the choice to upgrade with a luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour. You'll see so many highlights of beautiful Sydney on this full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide!
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Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on this hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and recorded commentary on board. Simply hop off to walk around and sightsee in depth. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours, so you can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions, sights, and shopping and dining areas at your own pace.
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