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Sydney Harbour

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Bradleys Head Rd, Sydney

The Basics

Sydney Harbour is at the top of the must-see list for first-time visitors to Sydney, and the most popular way to enjoy the views is on a sightseeing cruise. Opt for a scenic lunch cruise, admire the illuminated city skyline on a romantic dinner cruise, take a whale-watching cruise, or book one with a stop at Goat Island or Fort Denison. For the most spectacular views, soar overhead on a helicopter tour, or get back to nature on a walking tour in Sydney Harbour National Park.

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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter
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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter
$171.79 per adult
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It was an amazing experience, the sky was blue and the view was extraordinary. My partner and I had the best time.
Jackeline_L, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Sydney

Worth it.
Axel_M, Jul 2022
Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney Harbour - All inclusive Lunch Cruise
Nice Trip, excellent people on board. Good for families, nice views of the Sydney harbour. Nice lunch also
Get ready to get Thunder Twisted
Mandy_L, May 2022
30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride: Thunder Twist
Fantastic, pulsating "Thunder Jet" ride through the beautiful Sydney Harbour in sunny weather. Time just flies past when you're having fun! Our guide cum boat driver Justin is knowledgeable & possesses mad skills when navigating the jet. Prepared to get drenched - definitely bring extra clothes for changing. Highly recommended!
Brooke_R, May 2022
Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes
I would recommend this to all my family in friends if they are down in Sydney! These guys were awesome. They were big on our safety and made the trip so enjoyable.
Fall in love with Wild Life
Pinar_A, Apr 2022
Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket
Easy transport, very polite staff, very neat and clean place, easy to walk every corner, signs help your way through. A lovely Sky Tour, great harbour view. Seal show was spectacular.
Beautiful view of Sydney...
DARIA_C, Jun 2022
Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
Beautiful view of Sydney Harbour, great food and atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone who like to see Sydney at night.
Great crew! Great experience!
CamilleAnn_T, Aug 2022
Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise
Friendly and helpful crew. The ride out was choppy and a lot of people were sea sick but we saw a few pods of whales that were very close! Overall the whole experience was worthwhile! Even my husband who was seasick say he’ll do it again!!!
Amazing evening!
Shane_E, Aug 2022
Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise
Highly recommend!!! Crew were very pleasant and helpful and the service was great. The atmosphere was perfect. Will admit that I wasn’t expecting the food to be of the standard that it was!!! Paying extra for a window table was totally worth it and going up on deck after dinner gave amazing views of the city lights. This was a perfect way to spend a winters evening in Sydney.
Amazing view of Sydney Opera House!
Teresa_W, Aug 2022
Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket
Worthwhile for 1/2 day trip. Boarded at 9am and left by 1p. Zoo is small but able to see kangaroos and other animals. Best part is able to enjoy the amazing view of Sydney Opera House from atop! Would recommend.
Exciting tour of Sydney Harbor
Barbara_P, Aug 2022
Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes
We loved seeing the harbor from a unique perspective and of course the speed and turns and spray! What a blast!
Maurice_W, Aug 2022
Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise
All of the trip was fantastic. Food and hospitality were top rate. We would recommend this trip to anybody.
Amazing day on the Lunchtime Jazz cruise
Debra_G, Aug 2022
Jazz Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour
The staff were welcoming. Exceptional day on the harbour, the 3 course meal, entertainment & the 3 hrs cruising around the harbour was wonder. Great price for an amazing day.
Phil_R, Aug 2022
Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney Harbour - All inclusive Dinner Cruise
Meal was very good, the views were fantastic and the crew were very accommodating. I would recommend this to my friends
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Sydney Harbour cruises range from a 90-minute excursion to a half-day tour.

  • Sydney Harbour attractions such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Taronga Zoo, and Sydney Opera House are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get to Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour is located in central Sydney, a 30-minute train or taxi ride from Sydney Airport, and is easily accessible from all corners of the city. Boat cruises and ferries set sail across the harbor from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, toward Rose Bay, Bondi Beach, and Watsons Bay, while trains and buses run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge between the Central Business District and the North Shore.

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When to Get There

The Sydney skyline is impressive at any time of year, but the most atmospheric times to photograph Sydney Harbour are at sunrise and sunset. For a special experience, time your visit to coincide with one of the city’s world-famous events, such as the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, New Year’s Eve fireworks, or the Australia Day parade.

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Where to Find the Best Views of Sydney Harbour

Gaze out over the harbor from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll along the waterfront of The Rocks, or take in the ocean views from Bondi Beach. For a striking landscape view, head to Mrs. Macquarie's Point, McMahons Point, Kirribilli, or Milsons Point, where you can capture a unique shot looking out beneath the Harbour Bridge.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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