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Secluded beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Gorgeous views and relaxation being on the water. Seeing the city from different sites. Highly reccomend for anyone visiting Sydney. Also a terrific way to see the city getting on and off at different spots.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank motek84
Reviewed yesterday

mesmerising view with opera house & harbour bridge. Catch ferry to manly if to get the best view of both.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sophie_Sydneyvisit
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Most beautiful harbour in the known universe. Best seen from sea. There are heaps of boat hire companies. I went with one through my employer at the time and it was awesome.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Anthony R
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The best harbour in the world! Any visitor to Sydney must get out and get on the harbour. View it from a ferry or any vantage point on shore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vikpower
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Great landmark to visit with the plenty view of ocean and yachts. a good day to walk around the coast and rest in the garden nearby which complete our day trip. Lovely.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank อุดม แ
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What a fabulous city to visit anytime of the year. Activities in the streets all year round. FREEBIES everywhere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pakre59
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Sydney Harbour is absolutely incredible with breathtaking views by boat or land. It has to be the best harbour in the world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank blair176
Reviewed yesterday

it was so wonderful experience.we went on the crise boat around the harbour.sydney"s opera house can be seen from any angle.we really enjoyed. i guess sydney harbour is the best harbour in the whole world.visitors should not miss,they must make plan to visit the sydney...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed yesterday

The harbour is beautiful! You can take a ferry ride and visit all the attractions. There are local markets and great shopping all around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank happyholidays780
Reviewed yesterday

What a fantastic way to spend the day using the public ferry system. It is so relaxing & inexpensive to cruise around the harbour. Get on & off at various wharfs, Darling Harbour, Watsons Bay, Manly & Garden Island to name a few. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Matthew M
12 November 2018|
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Response from Educat2018 | Reviewed this property |
The New Year's Eve fireworks are an enormous display able to be seen from many different vantage points around the harbour and there are quite a few different launching spots for the pyrotechnics display. There will be huge... More
9 August 2018|
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Response from 865jeffr | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure what your question is ? Are you looking for a website about the Harbour ? The HTML characters you are asking about I can’t help you with , speak to a computer guy . Jeff
Lindy N
20 November 2017|
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Response from rodneyw326 | Reviewed this property |
You can get on cruises pretty quickly as there are a fair few operating with some having shows etc We have been a few times and easy to get on might wait for 30 min to hour. The ferry is also another way of seeing lots of... More