Sydney Harbour, Sydney
Favorite thing: Visit the port and take a boat trip. You can get boat trips to other places near Sydney and I chose a place at randum and had a good day out. But you also get some spectacular views of the Opera House and Harbour bridge.
Take a visit at Rushcutters Bay. Stretching between Elizabeth Bay and Darling Point, this is one of the best places to watch the yachts from as they sail for Hobart on Boxing Day. It was also one of the venues used for TropFest '97 and home for the Olympic Games Yachting (2000). Most of the time this charming bit of urban greenery is a haven for the nearby dwellers and visitors alike it also houses tennis courts, Reg Bartley Oval (with a grandstand that can seat up to 200 spectators), a well-equipped playground, and an old-style kiosk. There's also some unrestricted, free (and extremely rare) parking along Waratah Street.
See for more pics in the City Views travelogue please.
Sail the Bounty. A trip on the Bounty offers more then just sightseeing. It's a journey trough time. You'll experience the age-old romance and fun of Tall Ship sailing, yet with the very best of contemporary dining and refreshments, all freshly prepared on board, while a friendly crew sail you around the spectacular harbour! If Captain Bligh (see the Rocks) were to set foot on today's Bounty, he will find out nothing changed. The Bounty is a faithful replica of the 18th century ship, especially build for the movie 'Mutiny on the Bounty' starring Mell Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. The original Bounty, scene of the now infamous mutiny near Tahiti in 1789, was burned at Pitcairn Island by Fletcher Christian, but the legend lives on!
Take the ferry around Sydney Harbour. Sydney is one of the most aquatic cities in the world, so dive into it!
Fondest memory: The coathanger aka the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It's such an impressive bridge that every New Year's eve, it serves as a backdrop for magnificent fireworks.
Favorite thing: take a tour in a boat of Sydney Bay. I had a friend that was a tour guide for one of the standard tour companies, so I don't know the cost, but being out in the bay and seeing how large it is, and so striking!
Favorite thing: Sydney Ports Corporation is responsible for the efficient management of port operations in Sydney Harbour and Port Botany. For commercial shipping we provide port communications, emergency response, port safety, monitoring and protection of the marine environment, including the clean-up of spills, and trade-related operations such as gathering manifests and trade statistics.
Favorite thing: Woolloomooloo Bay has a long association with bathing. Prior to and after European settlement, the Cattigal people bathed there and it is along this shore that Sydney's first baths were built. Between 1833 and 1955, this section of the bay was the site of four separate ladies bathing establishments, including Mrs Biggs' Ladies Baths and the Domain Baths for Ladies.
Take a ferry or Harbour Cruise around the Sydney Harbour. Start at Circular Quay and catch a ferry or cruise to Mosman, Manly or Watsons Bay. Beautiful. From the boat, you'll be able to see some of Sydney's most beautiful homes as well. If you only have one day in Sydney, and it is a sunny day, this is what you should do.
More info: Ferries: http://www.sydneybuses.nsw.gov.au/sb.ferrymap01.html ,Harbour Cruises: http://www.captcookcrus.com.au/sydney/index.html
Sydney Harbour is fantastic as we have the Opera House,Harbour Bridge,Darling Harbour & The Rocks area.
Fondest memory: Was entering our Harbour early one morning on a cruise
ship.The sun was just rising & reflected off the sky-
scrapers.Dolphins circled the ship.Just magic.
spend a while bumming around Sydney Harbour. It's quite good as harbours go :) Take a boat ride. It's great.
Fondest memory: I loved everything about Sydney so much that it is hard for me to settle on one fondest memory. I loved relaxing in Darling Harbour and standing in awe of the Opera House. I loved it all...
Fondest memory: The city's impressive FINANCIAL DISTRICT is also worth checking out. A highly recommended activity to do here is to take the Captain Cook cruise for a 90-minute tour of SYDNEY HARBOUR and the surrounding areas.
take a SYDNEY HARBOR CRUISE...
We chose to take the Captain Cook harbor cruise (I think it's because they were offering a very good discount). We were very tempted to board the HMS Bounty (of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' fame!)... but we missed it by a couple of minutes! It had already sailed off.... See pic below. Sydney's Business District is in the background. See if you can spot any other familiar buildings?
Go on one of the CRUISE VESSELS from Circular Quay and enjoy the splendid scenes.
Fondest memory: This is a picture of my daughter, grand daughter and son enjoying a cruise on the 'SYDNEY FERRIES' from CIRCULAR QUAY to DARLING HARBOR and return. An adult return ticket costs A$8.40. and valid only on the day of issue.
Favorite thing: We spent several pleasant and affordable hours cruising the Sidney harbour via the extensive ferry system. Purchased a pass and rode several different ferries which permitted us to view the opera house, harbour bridge, etc., from a different perspective. Trip to Parramatta a must!
Favorite thing: If your budget dosn't stretch to a harbour cruise, consider one of the many ferries across the harbour. A much cheaper option and you still get the awesome harbour views.