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Sydney Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9240 8500
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Ranked #1 of 293 attractions in Sydney
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Motor-boating, Scuba diving, Sailing, Fishing
Description: Secluded beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing photo shoots, and the walk around this area brings you in contact with some of the old but beautiful sights of Sydney

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Pimpama, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great to see such an iconic building up close on such a perfect night. I would loved to have been there for the festival of lights.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Sydney Harbour is just iconic and a very special place, not always pretty but always interesting. The views are best at night.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Spend a few hours using purchased ferry passes and see the city from the water - a nice get-away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Opera House, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Watson Bay, Manly - oh, so much to see and enjoy as you hop on, hop off at these locations. Be sure that you know the... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Best seen on foot from lots of angles, including by ferry. BTW, the Manly ferry is gives the best "scenic" view of the harbour. But even if you don't take a ferry (which would be a shame), do find places where you can walk around and see it. It's one of the most attractive harbours in the world.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visited the Harbour a few times during my travels in Sydney. Plenty of shops and people watching to do, Ferry's are straight forward and easy to navigate, so many places to visit! Great backdrop with the bridge and make sure you stop for a drink at the Opera House Bar! Also try to see it at night when everything is... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Harbour is such a fun area to explore. Many of shops, charming cafes, and there are quite a few artsy market areas. Not to mention, the view is just lovely.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

See the Opera House, Harbour bridge. Catch ferries to Manley, Darling Harbour, etc. Walk to the Rocks

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South of England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Go and have a stroll over the bridge at night. With Sydney as your backdrop it is wonderful. The staircase approach from the rocks could do with a good clean up though as it is looking grubby.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Despite years of tourism not to mention regular commuters on ferries and even the tiny water taxi, Sydney Harbour retains its special status. I love the eucalypts and even grevilleas lining parts of the foreshore with accompanying lovely walks possible. The ferries are great: the older ones especially.

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