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Sydney Cruises

Modern and vibrant Sydney is a world hub for creativity and culture. This massive metropolis offers iconic architecture with its Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, along with world-class art museums, a spacious aquarium, and a modern business district. At the same time you can find plenty of laid-back spaces to sit back and watch the world go by, in surfer hotspot Bondi Beach or bohemian enclave Newtown. Spend the day wine tasting in the Hunter Valley or hiking in the Blue Mountains, before returning to soak in Sydney’s fast-paced nightlife in its theatres, bars, and nightclubs. 


What You Need To Know About Sydney

What are the can’t-miss sights in Sydney?

The Sydney Opera House is hard to miss with its sail-like architecture, equally striking both inside and out. Another notable building to take in is the Sydney Tower, which just out of the central business district with a revolving restaurant and observation deck at the top. Are you in search of an even more spectacular view? Join the daredevils who have climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a maze of stairways and narrow ledges that take you to the top! If watching the surfers while soaking in the sun is more your scene, visit Bondi Beach to enjoy the view. And for modern shopping and dining outlets, venture to Darling Harbour’s attractions.

How can you reach Sydney from the cruise terminal?

Cruise ships often dock at Circular Quay in Sydney, which is an area worth exploring once you’ve left the ship. Attractions like the Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are a short stroll down the waterfront. However if you dock at White Bay, you will have a longer journey to get into Sydney proper. Fortunately, mass transit is well-organised throughout the city, with buses and trains serving Circular Quay from a station right across the street from the terminal. Taxis are also a popular option but will be a little harder on the wallet than mass transit.

Parking facilities around the cruise terminal

You won’t find any parking allowed directly at the cruise terminal, and passenger vehicles are only allowed through for a quick drop-off or pick-up. The time limit for this is strictly enforced. However, there is parking nearby at the Wilson Car Park near the Four Seasons Hotel. This is only a five-minute walk from the terminal. There’s also Cruise Parking on hand a bit of a wander down the waterfront near the Sydney Opera House, with a discounted rate of $25/day for cruise passengers. To access this deal, you’ll need to book ahead on their website.


We have over 130 expert cruise consultants to help you book the perfect cruise. Many have first hand experience of Sydney and you can find some of their best tips and advice below.

Barbara Hopley


I really loved Sydney and will definitely go back one day as so much more to see. The Opera house & the Harbor bridge are fantastic sights.

Cruise Expert Ava North

Ava North


There are so many sights to see in and around Sydney, including Sydney Opera House, The Botanic Gardens are right near Circular Quay & Sydney Harbour Bridge! I definitely recommend a Cruise to Australia

Cruise Expert Alana Mills

Alana Mills


There is so much to see from the delights of Sydney with it’s cultural diversity, Opera House and of course the Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Darling Harbour is a one-stop shop for a day of fun, hosting the Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World Zoo, IMAX Theatre, Powerhouse Museum dedicated to all things science, and National Maritime Museum dedicated to all things nautical! Apart from this you’ll find outdoor exhibitions, gardens, and plenty of international eateries.

Fine dining is a true pleasure in Sydney, starting with the waterfront cafes in the CBD and extending out to the trendy bistros and coffeeshops of the suburbs. Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Paddington are all fashionable districts to try a new gourmet hotspot, or you can enjoy upscale seafood at The Rocks.

There’s a thriving contemporary art scene to rival the likes of New York or London in Sydney, which you can experience by visiting the galleries in the Paddington neighbourhood. The Museum of Contemporary Art is also a good place to start, as well as the Art Gallery of New South Wales with its fascinating Aboriginal and new Australian works.

If you have more time on your hands, day trip options are plentiful for visitors to Sydney, including journeys up the coast and inland. The Blue Mountains are particularly striking, so named for the blue tinge given by the abundance of eucalyptus trees that grow here!

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