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Sydney Harbour

  • Dining on Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour
  • World's Funniest Island, Sydney Harbour


Nature around Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour is a beautiful meandering waterway, famous around the world. It’s also a natural playground for Sydneysiders and visitors who use it for sailing, swimming, diving and walking around its foreshore.

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About Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour is one big blue playground, alive with ferries, yachts, launches and kayaks. Laze on a chartered yacht moored in one of the bays or unwind on a cruise vessel departing from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.

One of the best ways to travel around Sydney Harbour is by ferry. For fantastic harbour views, try the Manly, Watsons Bay or Taronga Zoo ferry routes.

Sydney Harbour islandsFort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo – have great cultural and historical significance. Some of the sites resonate with Aboriginal history, while others reflect a European past with convict-built structures and old forts. Cockatoo Island is one of 11 Australian Convict Sites that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Sydney Harbour National Park includes most of the harbour islands and large amounts of foreshore, perfect for harbourside walks.


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Explore Sydney Harbour

Sailing on Sydney Harbour
Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary ll in Sydney Harbour.