Sydney

The world's most spectacular harbour

Visitors from across Australia and around the world are always struck by Sydney’s beauty. A visit to Sydney isn't complete without a trip around the spectacular harbour with a cruise past the iconic Opera House and under the Harbour Bridge. A photo opportunity is waiting around every corner, making Sydney a photographer's delight.

Sydney - get ready to be captivated

Sydney is an amazingly vibrant, multi-cultural city, with an enviable lifestyle centred around its spectacular harbour. The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, are Australian icons and twin jewels against the backdrop of this bustling metropolis.

Brilliant Breaks in Sydney

Dining and Bar Experiences

Choose between Premium Dining or the new Casual Dining & Bar range, including the Harbour Bar and Harbour Restaurant, or when you need to impress, the Gold Penfolds Dinner. The new dining range adds a totally new dimension and is in tune with our city’s famous rooftop bars, wine bars, and the relaxed waterfront bars and restaurants which are so intertwined in Sydney’s unique DNA.

Sydney Sightseeing

Discover the most beautiful Harbour in the world in style with our range of premium sightseeing cruises. Sit back in comfort and pass the world-famous icons of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, stunning blue bays, hidden beaches, island national parks, towering headlands, botanic gardens, and the homes and playgrounds of the rich and famous.

From $25 per person* - Rocket Sightseeing

From $45 per person* - Harbour Experience

Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer

When in Sydney travel like the locals do, on the harbour highway with the official Sydney Harbour Explorer. Up to 6 destinations, one easy to follow ferry timetable, expert local assistance and the flexibility to hop-on and hop-off as you like.

From $39 per person*

Whale Watching

Sydney is the envy of Australia with a whale watching season that lasts over five months of the year. Over 20,000 Humpback whales make the 3,500km journey from sub-Antarctic waters to the Great Barrier Reef every year.

From $55 per person*

Vivid Sydney

A spectacular new line-up of official Vivid Sydney 2022 on-water cruise, bar and dining experiences. Discover unique vantage points to view the Vivid Lights. Visit multiple precincts and see the full canvas of lights from your Vivid Sydney cruise.

From $59.00 per person*

Best things to see and do on Sydney Harbour

  • Discover Sydney Harbour’s sites at your own pace by picking up a hop-on hop-off ferry pass. It’s a fun and flexible way to get around the harbour by water and experience popular destinations including Taronga Zoo, Manly, Watsons Bay, and the Sydney Opera House.

  • Get ready to party like a local at one of the many harbour celebrations. From Australia Day in late January right through to our world-famous New Year’s Eve celebrations, there’s a packed program of events — tall ship races, fireworks, sailing regattas, light festivals, concerts and more for you to enjoy.

  • Take a Sydney Harbour Sightseeing cruise to the two-kilometre wide entrance where the Pacific Ocean meets the harbour waters. Surrounded by towering cliff faces, national parks and stunning beaches, yet only 20 minutes by water from the city, you’ll discover another perspective to the most beautiful harbour in the world.

  • Enjoy a tantalising lunch or dinner experience while taking in the spectacular highlights of the harbour from the comfort of a premium harbour vessel with Sydney Harbour dinner cruises.

  • Sip Mojitos or a Bay Breeze as you sail past the Opera House on a twilight cocktail cruise. This magical experience is a brilliant way to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a unique start to an evening of fun.

  • Witness majestic whales at play on a Sydney Harbour whale-watching cruise. You’ll get up close and personal during whale watching season, and learn more about these gentle sea creatures.

Sydney dining

Harbour Restaurant

Your trip to Sydney would not be complete without a special dining cruise with the city lights as your table backdrop. Be served up gourmet food paired with amazing Australian wines and decadent desserts from the chef on board, for a night to remember.

All menus feature the freshest Australian produce, sourced locally and prepared simply.

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Harbour Bar

Looking for a fun harbour experience with friends or family? Sydney’s newest waterfront bar experience, the Harbour Bar offers 360-degree waterfront views, live music, all-day dining with pick-ups approximately every 90 minutes.

Enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail as you cruise past the amazing city lights, or watch the sailing schools put their skills to the test with Twilight Races on the harbour.

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Sydney Harbour Cruises

With so much to see and do in the harbour precinct, there’s a cruise designed for every style of adventure. Popular attractions for history lovers include the harbour islands that house forts, lighthouses and naval vessels. Onboard tour guides provide a wealth of insight and knowledge to give you a full appreciation of each site you pass.

For family-friendly adventure, a Harbour Story Cruise takes you past iconic landmarks, palatial waterfront homes and local points of interest. Ample viewing space and expert commentary ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Sydney sightseeing

Sightseeing

The easiest way to explore the harbour is aboard a sightseeing cruise. Dotted along the 240km of shoreline, you’ll discover craggy cliffs, secluded beaches, hidden coves, significant historical sites and an abundance of natural bushland. The harbour and its unique blend of aboriginal, colonial and naval heritage is yours to explore.

Make sure you allow plenty of time to visit the many waterside attractions that wrap around the bustling foreshore. When you’re ready to dine, the harbour city has you covered.