Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Secluded beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.
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  • ntjsmith
    Lancaster, United Kingdom198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An true Australian experience
    Walked around the harbour on a recent business trip, absolutely stunning from Darling harbour right around under the bridge to the opera house and the Botanic gardens. A must for any visitor to Sydney. There was even an Angus Young impersonator playing all the back catalogue from AC/DC on the harbour front and stalling selling BBQ crocodiles, Emu and Kangaroo a truly Australian experience
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 23 June 2023
  • centralvic
    Ballarat, Australia1,214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Different views from different sides.
    For the iconic photo shown here, go to the other side of the Gardens, on the way to Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Walk along the fence line and you'll find the ideal spot. But, remember to do the other side too! Both are an amazing sight, whether close up or further away.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Pam
    Golden Valley, Minnesota38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth every penny.
    It was a great tour. Great tour guide. So thankful it was a covered vehicle since it was raining. The only thing is that the crew prepared a meal for the next set of customers which smelled SO good it made me hungry. Minor issue. Nice overview of the harbor. Definitely worth the price.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Smita Singh
    Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    just wow
    Mind Blowing spectacular and magical maritime museum that shares stories of the sea. Visited Darling Harbour to explore tall ships and beautiful boats, diving under the sea on a submarine, discover contemporary exhibitions and enjoy creative family activities. Duration: 2-3 hours
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 December 2023
  • leuveen
    United Kingdom1,278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful spot
    A beautiful spot full of interesting things to do. You can either walk around, admire the architecture (or the bridge!), take photos of the top attractions, visit one of the many pubs and restaurants or just sit down and take a break.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Mathis
    Sydney, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family fun at the Harbour
    A nice view and lively atmosphere, perfect for a weekend getaway with the family. From waterfront dining to interactive museums and entertainment venues, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Explore the vibrant atmosphere and attractions for a memorable family weekend at Darling Harbour.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 February 2024
  • ilovkpop
    76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic views
    Went to view the Harbour bridge and Sydney opera House. Weather wasn't ideal, but couldn't be helped. Naturally, a very busy area , with lots of visitors and camera phones. The views are well worth it though.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 March 2024
  • need2trvl
    Miamisburg, Ohio846 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List Checked off!
    There are so many places and ways to enjoy Sydney Harbor. We enjoyed it by car, cruise ship, ferry, and walking different times of day and vantage points. We really enjoyed the area and park under the Harbor Bridge for a great view of the Opera House (especially at night). Walking along all the Pier by the Pier One Hotel was great early morning or night. Ferry you can see Cockatoo Island, UNESco Convict site. Loved watching people climb the Harbor Bridge. Another great location is by the Opera House. Enjoy!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2024
  • Di P
    Sunshine Coast, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sydney Beautiful One Day & Even Better on the Harbour
    Sydney Harbour is certainly one of the wonders of the world. So easy to get around on ferries. Beautiful views. The ferry system is very easy to navigate with signage. Easy to tap on & off with your Opal Card.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 March 2024
  • jbushman2017
    Nipomo, California486 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Public Ferry’s are Best way to ride around the Harbor
    Sydney harbor offers some of the best sights and views of any harbor in the world. With Opera House, the bridge and the different ferry destinations you can spend a day riding around on them. If our are a tourist that wants to ride on the ferries around the harbor you can book a private ferry boat. The easiest way, however to ride around on the harbor is to take her public ferries. You get on an off of them with a simple credit card so do not need to buy tickets in advance. Secondly, on weekends the ferries have a cap of $10 dollars, so if you use a credit card to ride the ferries, after the card has been charged $10 it will not charge you again, and all the rides you do the rest of the day will be free included the trams and buses.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2024
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bigjac1952
Harlingen, TX431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Spent a week walking the wharfs in Sydney Harbor in February and it is an amazing adventure! So much to see and do, and so many food and beverage choices. If you are in Sydney walking the wharfs is a must do!
Written 10 May 2024
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Wendy T
Halling, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The bridge climb is a must .
Views are fantastic and the experience is amazing.
Training given first then the walk . Plenty of pictures taken by the guide so you have all the memories to keep.
Written 27 April 2024
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Consists of the Opera House, bridge, Botanical Gardens and so much more to see, for 1 day or longer depending on your travel schedule, definitely walk around and just explore beautiful downtown Sydney
Written 1 April 2024
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Naomi C
Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We took photos on the side of the Gardens that is on the way to the Mrs. macquaries's Chair.
That was an ideal spot! But you can also do the other side as it is less crowded there. Anyway this spot is iconic for a Sydney trip so don't miss it.
Written 28 March 2024
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Ethan M
New York City, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Busy area with a lot of tourists around. It's one of the must visit places in Sydney. Advised to visit during early hours to avoid the crowd and get better pictures. The views are beautiful and worth the hype. 5 stars from me. Highly recommended.
Written 13 March 2024
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Boomer
Jupiter, FL94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Sydney Harper was a great area to visit we stayed at the Hyatt on darling Harbor visited the zoo the Botanical Garden many restaurants the Chinatown District and Market everything was fantastic and people were friendly all over we would go back in a heartbeat
Written 12 March 2024
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Sydney harbor offers some of the best sights and views of any harbor in the world. With Opera House, the bridge and the different ferry destinations you can spend a day riding around on them. If our are a tourist that wants to ride on the ferries around the harbor you can book a private ferry boat. The easiest way, however to ride around on the harbor is to take her public ferries. You get on an off of them with a simple credit card so do not need to buy tickets in advance. Secondly, on weekends the ferries have a cap of $10 dollars, so if you use a credit card to ride the ferries, after the card has been charged $10 it will not charge you again, and all the rides you do the rest of the day will be free included the trams and buses.
Written 9 March 2024
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Di P
Sunshine Coast, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Sydney Harbour is certainly one of the wonders of the world.
So easy to get around on ferries.
Beautiful views.
The ferry system is very easy to navigate with signage.
Easy to tap on & off with your Opal Card.
Written 9 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

need2trvl
Miamisburg, OH846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
There are so many places and ways to enjoy Sydney Harbor. We enjoyed it by car, cruise ship, ferry, and walking different times of day and vantage points. We really enjoyed the area and park under the Harbor Bridge for a great view of the Opera House (especially at night). Walking along all the Pier by the Pier One Hotel was great early morning or night. Ferry you can see Cockatoo Island, UNESco Convict site. Loved watching people climb the Harbor Bridge. Another great location is by the Opera House. Enjoy!
Written 5 March 2024
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ilovkpop
london76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Went to view the Harbour bridge and Sydney opera House. Weather wasn't ideal, but couldn't be helped. Naturally, a very busy area , with lots of visitors and camera phones. The views are well worth it though.
Written 4 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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