Whether you prefer a short break cruise that lasts for less than a week or an extended holiday on a 8 or 14 day South Pacific escape, cruises departing from Sydney certainly offer a variety of itineraries for family, friends or first time cruisers to enjoy.
As you embark on your journey, you will enjoy panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you depart after dark, you will also enjoy stunning views of the city’s brilliantly lit skyscrapers. Call 1300 657 948 or click below to request more information including a no obligation free quote on any of the cruise packages offered from Sydney.
Sydney Harbour has two dedicated cruise passenger terminals: the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay and the White Bay Cruise Terminal at Balmain.
The Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay—also referred to as OPT—is accessible by train, bus or taxi. It is a short 30 minute drive from the airport. There is short-term parking available as well as designated drop off and pick up zones. The terminal is wheelchair accessible as well.
White Bay Cruise Terminal is located near the iconic Anzac Bridge. Passenger set down and pick up is available in the terminal precinct while short-term parking for those passengers with a valid itinerary is available on-site.
Sydney is one of the most visited and beautiful cities in the Australia. If you travel downunder make sure that you lock in spending a few days in Sydney and get to some of Sydney's fantastic landmarks it has to offer.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Started back in 1816, The Royal Botanic Gardens are situated in-between the Domain public green space and the Sydney Opera House. You will find over 7,500 species of plants, of which most are native to Australia. Standout collections comprise of the Tropical Centre which features plants that are housed in pyramid-shaped greenhouses, and the Rare and Threatened Species Garden. You will also find an ancient Wollemi Pine a genus of tree that dates all the way back 200 million years.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous buildings in the world. If you happen to be in Sydney, ensure that you visit this place. The building was designed by a Danish architect named Jørn Utzon and is certainly an Australian icon of creative and technical achievement. The structure’s sloping white roofs have been designed in such a manner that makes the performing arts center seem as if it’s an enormous ship that is setting out to go to sea. The total cost incurred to construct this mind-boggling complex has been estimated at a over $100 million. It took 16 long years to build and was completed in 1973. In 2004, it was renovated, adding glass walls to the reception hall. This was done in order to allow visitors the view of the harbor. 1,378,445 people have attended 1,895 performances last year. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia and according to the Sydney Opera House website more than seven million people visit the site each year, with more than 313,000 people taking part annually in a guided tour of the facility last year and 1,378,445 people attended 1,895 performances last year.
If you love animals, then the Tarong Zoo is a must visit. It is located in Sydney’s Mosman neighborhood. Taronga Zoo has a wide range of animals, giving its visitors an up close and personal view of Australia’s native animals as well as animals from all over. You can stay overnight at the Zoo to witness its amazing nocturnal fauna, and the Nura Diya tour. Tour guides tell visitors stories about the Aboriginal life. So, when you are in Sydney and have a few days to spend, ensure that you think about visiting these places, you won't be dissapponted They are certainly going to make your trip memorable.
Queen Victoria Building
Are you a fan of shopping? Stop thinking, pick up the empty bags and the card and head straight to the Queen Victoria Building, a five story shopping center with about 200 retailers QVB was built by architect George McRae back in 1898. It was actually designed as a marketplace as well as a concert hall. Later the occupants started using the building as office space. QVB looks better than ever with a big glass dome covered in copper, decorative cast-iron railings. It also has a number of stained glass windows.
Rising to about 1,070 feet above sea level, the Sydney Tower is the city’s tallest structure. When you get to the top you get a wonderful 360-degree view of the entire city, harbour and also the countryside that surrounds the city. Donald Crone designed this building and then opened it to the public back in 1981. There is a 360 bar and dining restaurant in the building and the latest addition to the Tower is a magnificent “4D” theater.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
One of the city’s most iconic spots is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge is both a tourist spot as well as the main method of crossing the harbour. Construction of the bridge ended in 1932. The bridge has an arch that extends up to about 134 meters above sea level and it spans over about 500 meters. If you are the adventurous type, you could actually climb to the top of the arch.
Darling Harbour Darling Harbor was renovated in 1981 and is home to Sydney’s industrial docks and wharves. It is located adjacent to the Central Business District. Darling Harbor is one of the places that is a popular tourist attraction in Sydney. While you are there, check out the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Sydney Aquarium, the Aboriginal Centre and lastly the IMAX theater which has the world’s largest screen.
The Rocks is the Sydney’s oldest neighborhood and has been named after its rocky shore. This was the place where the Europeans made their first permanent settlement and the place where the Australia’s convict history first started. Today it is completely redeveloped and is a popular tourist destination that has loads of with chic boutiques, art colonnades, trendy restaurants and memento shops.
Australian National Maritime Museum
This is one of the best attraction in Sydney’s revamped Darling Harbour, the Australian National Maritime Museum is known for its notable seafaring vessels and has a total of seven main galleries. The museum includes the 19th-century ship James Craig and a full-scale model of Captain James Cook’s Endeavor. It covers the nation’s maritime history and beyond. If you love ships and old stories, this is the place to visit.
Are you a beach person? In fact, even if you aren't Bondi Beach is a must visit location. This beach is a mile-long sweep of golden sand. At Bondi Beach you will get to see people swimming, surfing, sunbathing and more. The south end of the beach has the bigger of the waves and hence is a place that is generally occupied by the surfers. The well-patrolled and mostly safe beach has a number of changing rooms, and just a stone’s throw away you will find cafés, bars and shops.
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