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Sydney Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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Secluded beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9240 8500
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Reviewed yesterday

We were able to see the harbour from a fast rib Ocean Extreme whale watching speed boat, starting at Circular Quay, going north of Manly outside the harbour. The trip through the harbour on outward and return journeys was stunning. An amazing boat ride on...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Spent many hour just walking. Winter is the best time to be there. Daytime or evening next to botanic garden. Just enjoy.

Thank oxanauryasev
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on the Manly ferry to and from Manly - very enjoyable. Good value and had a counter tea at the pub near the water in Manly. The harbour is great.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went on Fast Ferry because it’s quick and fantastic but twice I seem to have been charged twice! You don’t get a receipt so you can’t tell. That was on my Opal card.

Thank Lionsraw
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The view at the Sydney harbour was so beautiful, we managed to reach the opera house just before the sunset the view was absolutely breath taking.

Thank TheDeliveryGuySG
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can shop, eat, and just enjoy the atmosphere by walking around the harbor. A plethora of restaurants are available.

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cruising the Harbour must be the worlds cheapest most romantic experience i can think off! In summer its cool and refeshing, in winter well it can be bracing but rug up. Sydney has a 'OPAL' card system for ferries, buses, and trains. Grab a card...More

Thank Lizpeterv11
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Harbour is the hub for trains and ferries (both at Circular Quay), as well as all the people that come to admire the Opera House and the Bridge. Lots to see and do, much of which is free, and a 'must visit' for everyone....More

Thank MLS11
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Been lucky enough to go to Sydney twice in 10 years and I just love it. There is such a buzz. So many people which creates so much atmosphere. There is so much to do. Really is a must do.

Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The heart of Sydney as a tourist, stunning views, ferries great for getting about and lots of restaurants (pricy so just walk a few mins to the rocks for slightly better prices)

Thank ThePurpleSuitcase
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Karen B
9 August 2018|
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Response from Jeff R | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure what your question is ? Are you looking for a website about the Harbour ? The HTML characters you are asking about I can’t help you with , speak to a computer guy . Jeff
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Lindy N
20 November 2017|
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Response from Rodney W | Reviewed this property |
You can get on cruises pretty quickly as there are a fair few operating with some having shows etc We have been a few times and easy to get on might wait for 30 min to hour. The ferry is also another way of seeing lots of... More
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Gwen_chua
3 November 2017|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I would walk beyond the ocean liner berths to under the Harbour Bridge. Great views, especially early morning, when the angle of the sun gives great lighting.
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