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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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Exhilarating

Exhilarating experience; not strenuous either. Possibly the highlight of the entire holiday; excellent guide too – informative, amusing, helpful – and high on safety. We loved it... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exhilarating experience; not strenuous either. Possibly the highlight of the entire holiday; excellent guide too – informative, amusing, helpful – and high on safety. We loved it. Rating 10/10.

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Tennant Creek, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went on this tour on Wed 24th August. I have never seen so many steps in my life but the tour was interesting and I liked the way we were given headsets, so we could all hear the commentator. The professional photographer took an individual photo of each person and then put them into a beautiful booklet with matching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seeing the Sydney harbor is a great sight. If on the right side you see the huge sailing holiday ships parked waiting to leave in the evening. The bridge at night is stunning. Didn't have time to climb bridge, but hear that it has fantastic views....hopefully next time I'll have more time to explore more.

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Columbus OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can spend days walking around and enjoying Sydney Harbor. The Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge are so picturesque. I love just taking the ferries to get views of the harbor. There's new development near Darling Harbor with sculptures. Always lots to see and do. Some of the best views are from the Bridge. I was there in the... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed wondering around Sydney Harbour. The restaurants and coffee shops around there were good and varied and we enjoyed watching the boats go to and fro. Nice view to the Opera House. We also enjoyed watching an Aborigine busker there.

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Great Wakering, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing natural harbour with something to see in every direction - best possible way to see as much as possible is by taking a slow ferry.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous walk along Sydney Harbour. Great views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, etc. You can spend hours just wandering along the Harbour. We caught a ferry from Circular Quay up to Cockatoo Island. This is a great (and cheap!) way to explore the Harbour -- sit back and relax while you see the sites from the water!

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During my visit in August, the Sydney Harbour was having downcast skies and drizzling half the time. Hence, this does not provide a good backdrop for picture-taking. Eateries nearby were mostly empty and offered promotional prices.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parked at the opera house for $15 flat rate sunday and took a walk around the rocks , the opera house and Hyde Park. Such a beautiful place and all for free.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spectacular views of a world largest natural harbour ! Best caught from a ferry ride! And a stroll along the the harbour and north shore.

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Staying in Central Business District

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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.