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.

  • Sydney Harbour from above.
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Experience Nature at Sydney Harbour

Eastern Reef Egret, Shark Island

Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world with an expanse of deep blue water surrounded by lush Australian bush land threaded with walking tracks and scenic lookouts.

Get in touch with nature on one of 16 walks along the Harbour foreshore including the easy 1.5 kilometre Heritage Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or the walk from Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay.

The Sydney Harbour Circle Walk is a five-hour route that winds along the stunning foreshore and headlands or go on a Halicat Nature Watching Tour to catch a glimpse of dolphins, whales, petrels and albatross.

Go on a guided snorkeling tour or shore dive in Chowder Bay with Plunge Diving, a diving school on Sydney Harbour.

The Harbour is dotted with islands, including Cockatoo Island, once a convict prison and more recently home to Australia's biggest shipyard. You can pitch a tent and camp overnight here or rent out a restored Federation House.

Catch a ferry to Shark Island at the mouth of Rose Bay, a great spot for a picnic with sloping lawns and picnic shelters.

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