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
Hop on a ferry to Manly Beach. Or take another ferry to the zoo.
Ferry service is operated by State Transit under the name Sydney Ferries. There are three categories of ferries:
1. Inner Harbour Ferries- west to Meadowbank and north to areas such as Mosman.
2. Manly Ferries and Jetcats- from Circular Quay to Manly.
3. Rivercats and Supercats- west to Parramatta.
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 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.
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: For the best views of the city take a ferry, we used the Manly service quite a lot, and try to travel at dusk or dawn to see the city light up. In the evening and at weekends Sydney Harbour is filled with sailing boats, everyone takes to the water, speaking of which, a concerted effort has been made to improve the water quality in recent years and it is paying dividends. In the last year there have been many sightings of whales and their young in the harbours waters, no doubt resting in the calmer waters of the bay before continuing on up the coast.
If you ever goto Sydney, australia, You should definetly goto sydney harbour.
relax, go on a cruise.
this trip would be all about you relaxing.
In sydney harbour, there is the imax theatre.
also resteraunt, "Zerts" is a great place to take the kids.
The kids would love it.
when you enter "Zerts" you go on a 3D entry.
then you get sat down at your table and order at a computer.
on this computer at your table you can play music, games and surf the web.
then after you have finshed your meal, "Zerts" has a great 3D ride for you in the land DOWN UNDER (i mean Down under).
if your lucky like me you might find your new phone on a seat:)
Fondest memory: Everything.....:):):):):):):).......
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.
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 is a wonderful city especially thanks to its position aroud the harbour. Whatever you'll do, you'll spend time around it. Don't miss the pleasure of the ferry rides, the walk across the harbour bridge....
Favorite thing: The synonymous Sydney view - the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as seen from the Botanic Gardens.