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Sydney Harbour

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9240 8500
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Secluded beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this...

Secluded beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.

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Harbour bridge + opera house with good weather, cant ask for anything more. Some very good bars and restaurants.

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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Harbour bridge + opera house with good weather, cant ask for anything more. Some very good bars and restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I visited a number of times an were always pleased with this place that is full of life. Buskers, casual dining and harbour trips make it a great place to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to check out. If possible, go in and have some fun. We were just strolling so it was the harbour, waters and the silver gulls. While on the cruise, it was such a scenery with the bridge at the background. Go for it nonetheless!

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Chinderah, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hop on the ferries and cruise the harbour lots to see .Walk around the harbour area and see all the historical sights

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Cambridge, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We found the whole area very interesting with very nice views, especially at night. Lots of hotels and restaurants to chose from.

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Thank John W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful!! I highly, highly recommend taking a boat tour. I chose the Hop-On Hop-Off. Even if you don't get off at the other stops, it's still very cool to see and hear some of the history.

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Thank Tyun F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been on countless cruises visiting many ports throughout the world and there is not one that comes close to Sydney Harbour in beauty. It is ashame that it doesn't have a decent cruise terminal. Istanbul had 5 ships docked one behind each other.

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Thank Paul S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will have seen it on the telly but the real experience of sitting on the edge of Circular Quay having dinner in balmy conditions overlooking the iconic bridge and Opera House will soften even the heart of even the most cynical traveller. Anything more is superfluous.

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Thank Andrew N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit up close to this building is recommended, in order to understand what's the huss and fuzz about this house. Once near, it is simple to understand how difficult it is to built this great monumental building using engineering skills of 50 years ago. Other than just admiring the building up close or taking a picturesque photo of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't think that there is a more beautiful setting than the Sydney Harbour. The bridge on one end and the Opera house on the other. The cruise ships, the ferries, the outdoor cafes and restaurants ant the city behind it. Just spectacular.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.