This place is very memorable to me as this is where I first stayed when I first visited Sydney in 1992. This harbourside suburb of Sydney is located at the eastern part of Sydney, just three kilometres from the central business district and is still under the management of Sydney Council. It has lots of scenic spots, specially those near the water- the harbour and the bay are special places as they are never crowded and the air is truly fresh here, part of the city of Sydney yet still somewhat isolated from the chaos and crowds of the big city.
Naturally, this is where the rich and famous live also and prices of homes and units are at a premium here. I was lucky enough to know someone who has a flat here which overlooks Rushcutter's Bay.; it also is yachts are docked. My friend's boat is at Rushcutter's Bay and we can see it from the balcony even!
This impressive fort was originally used to house convicts to keep them from escaping. Most convicts in the early days could not swim and the risk of being attacked by a shark deterred prisoners from escaping.
You can take one of the two tours done daily and can be booked at the Sydney Harbour National Park Information Centre.
Cruise aboard Sydney's flagship MV Sydney 2000. Enjoy stunning harbour views a comprehensive commentary and a delicious seafood buffet lunch. Fantastic value for money. Sailing across Sydney Harbor and having a delicious Seafood-Lunch beats everything !
The Seafood-Lunch Cruise will set you back for about AU$ 64,-
There isn't anything quite as beautiful as a sunset. And while in Sydney you'll be amazed at how romantic and exhilirating a sunset can be. While out on a day trip make sure to coincide your timing to capture nature at its most beautiful.
You wish to experience the views! than you have to climb that Bridge - yes to the top! effectionately known as the "Coat Hanger" You will rewarded for the effort.
It is 134m above the harbour. The climb takes 3 1/2 hours and if you are an earlier riser you can experience the views at dawn; if not don't worry you can during the day, at dusk or at night.
Last year Syndey launched "The Discovery Climb" are you game! The visitors are taken into the heart of the bridge, traversing a suspension arch and along stairs and catwalks suspended above the traffic.
Cost depends on time of day.
expect to pay adults from $179.00 to $295.00 children $109.00 to $195.00 AUD
Sydney has the most beautiful harbor in the world, that's just the way it is :) And the best way, I would even say the only way to see the harbor is from a boat. The best boat to do it from is a sailboat, because it is quiet, it is a little bit of action (but not to much) and it is very friendly on the environment. Which brings me to the best boat on Sydney Harbor, the 75 feet Americas Cup racer Spirit! The statistics on this yacht is truly amazing but I'll let the crew tell you about it :) This harbor sightseeing cruise it the best I have ever been on. I would recommend it to everybody, even those of you who are not that interesting in sailing.
Other than going on the tour of the Opera House, you must take a boat ride on the Harbour. It doesn't matter which one, just do it.
The boats leave from Circular Quay and the ride is typically over an hour.
Great on a sunny day or at sunset.
Although there are several ways to experience the Sydney Harbor Bridge, we chose the most common way - walk. It gives a panoramic view of the Sydney Harbor.
We arrived at the opposite side of the bridge with a 30 minutes walk. Then we take a train back to the City Center.
Sydney Harbour in Port Jackson, is a natural harbour and is known for its beauty, and as the location of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is a popular location where tourists and locals come not only for the famous views but also to relax, entertain and catch the ferries to other locations in Sydney
One of the world's best harbour. If you'd prefer an organized cruise of Sydney Harbour then there are a few to choose from. Captain Cook Cruises, Matilda and Sydney Harbour Cruise operate from Jetty no.6 on the west side of Circular Quay. We have done the Matilda coffee cruise and Captain Cook Dinner Cruise and loved them both.
The thing is you don't have to go an a cruise to see the harbour, you can take a ferry to Manly or from deck of a Sydney Ferry or a Sydney Cruise Boat. The only disadvantage is you don't get closer and the cruises would take longer than a ride but it's definitely cheaper.
This gorgeous little finger of water has marinas, a ferry wharf and some choice restaurants in a setting where I'll let the picture do the talking.
The sheltered anchorage is a haven for some boats of the type that, if you have to ask how much they are, you can't afford them.
The trail to the left takes you to Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf or you can take the right hand headland and get to Cremorne Wharf.
Mosman Bay was named after Archibald Mosman, who, with his partner John Bell, had set up a "whaling allotment" complete with a stone wharf where whaling ships used to berth and were careened. Processing of the whales didn't take place here.
Ferries commenced service to Mosman Bay in 1871.
Sydney Harbour is alive with ferries and yachts.Sydney Harbour islands – Fort Denison and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands – have cultural and historical significance. Royal Botanic Gardens occupy one of Sydney’s most spectacular locations, right on the edge of the harbour.
Join a cruise departing from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. See native and exotic plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Take one of 16 walks . Dine at a harbourside restaurant .
If you're in Sydney, I really recommend getting out on the water at some point. There are several ways to do this, whether its a lunch cruise or water taxi (you can pick up several from either Circular Quay or Darling Harbor), or even the ferry to Taronga Zoo. The view of the skyline is amazing, and they have the bluest water I've ever seen.
This is my little eclectic crew. Rosemarie (left), her son Darren (right) and Darren's then girlfriend (Kim), now wife, in the middle.
We lucked out with the weather, although in Australia your chances are pretty good of getting a reasonable day.
This shot was taken at Little Sirius Point, the first one after you leave Taronga Park wharf and gives you an idea of the sandstone that forms the basis for the shoreline around the harbour and makes for dramatic cliffs above the beaches.
Just before this point there is a small plaque indicating Curlew Camp. This was where famous Australian artists such as Tom Roberts, Julian Ashton and Sir Robert Streeton used to pitch tents in the late 1800's to record the special views from this place on canvas. Today, some of the works painted here sell for six figure sums and more.
This is only 5 minutes west from the Taronga Ferry Wharf
This is a great place to view Sydney Harbour, the skyline, Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
You can either walk there from the city centre (about 25 minutes) or get a taxi or one of the Explorer buses.
It is located at the northen tip of the Botanic Gardens area.
Just sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
Bring some drinks/food with you as there are no stores there.