Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

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Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, 2088

The basics

Sightseeing cruises are the most popular way to explore Sydney Harbour. Opt for a scenic lunch cruise, admire the illuminated city skyline on a romantic dinner cruise, take a whale-watching cruise, or book one with a stop at Goat Island or Fort Denison. For birds-eye views, soar overhead on a helicopter tour, or get back to nature on a walking tour of Sydney Harbour National Park.

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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter
Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter
$159.88 per adult
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It was amazing and Nick was wonderful at showing us all the sights from the air. I 100% recommend to everyone.
James_D, Feb 2024

Things to know before you go

  • Sydney Harbour cruises range from a 90-minute excursion to a half-day tour.

  • Sydney Harbour attractions such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Taronga Zoo, and Sydney Opera House are wheelchair accessible.

  • Swimming in Sydney Harbour is allowed but should be avoided for several days after rain.

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How to get there

Sydney Harbour is located in central Sydney, a 30-minute train or taxi ride from Sydney Airport, and is easily accessible from all corners of the city. Boat cruises and ferries set sail across the harbor from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay toward Rose Bay, Bondi Beach, and Watsons Bay. Trains and buses run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge between the Central Business District and the North Shore.

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When to get there

The Sydney skyline is impressive at any time of year, but the most atmospheric times to photograph Sydney Harbour are during sunrise and sunset. For a special experience, time your visit to coincide with one of the city’s world-famous events, such as the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, New Year’s Eve fireworks, or the Australia Day parade.

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Where to find the best views of Sydney Harbour

To find the best harbor views, gaze out over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll along the waterfront of The Rocks, or take in the ocean views from Bondi Beach. For a striking landscape view, head to Mrs. Macquarie's Point, McMahons Point, Kirribilli, or Milsons Point, where you can capture a unique shot looking out beneath the Harbour Bridge.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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