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“Gateway to Sydney” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Motor-boating, Scuba diving, Sailing, Fishing
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Owner 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
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Gateway to Sydney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

A different cruise liner every day and beautiful views over the harbour. A must do at different times of the day and night. Obviously food and drink around the harbour and Rocks is more expensive than elsewhere.

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“lively, cosmopolitan feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Great for a drink early evening or just as a starting point for catching ferries to eg.Manley or buses Shops and restaurants are top price due to number of tourists

Visited February 2013
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“Love walking over the bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Love walking from the suburbs , over the bridge with the amazing views of Darling Harbour, Opera House, and Botanical Gardens. I've also done the bridge climb...also highly recommend and I have a fear of heights.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Thats One thing Sydney has better than Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Sydney harbour and the opera house and the harbour bridge are a beautuful combination of places set in a beautiful spot, well thats one thing sydney has better than us melbournians

Visited October 2012
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“If you’re going to do one thing in Sydney…”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you only have time for one thing to do while in Sydney, then a walk around the harbor area is the way to go. There is so much activity in the area that you really don’t need to do any planning: You have photos ops like the bridge and opera house, shopping in The Rocks, tons of pubs and restaurants and a variety of street performers.

A walk from Dawes Point Park (basically under the Sydney Harbour Bridge) to the Sydney Opera House will probably take you a few hours, because you’ll just end up stopping and taking in the culture. A great way to spend a day – and if the day isn’t over, you can keep on walking through the Botanic Gardens and up to Hyde Park. The walk by itself is free – you decide how much money you want to spend along the way.

Visited October 2012
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