Surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of shoreline, national parks and historic sites, the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour are synonymous with the NSW capital city.
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Start your Sydney holiday exploring the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour, a natural playground for sailing, swimming, diving and walking. Alive with the movement of ferries, yachts and kayaks.
Take advantage of a sunny afternoon by relaxing on a cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
Dine in one of Sydney’s best harbourside locations with great dining options.
Some of Sydney's best beaches are within a 10 km radius from the city centre. At popular beachside destinations, you’ll find exceptional waterside dining, cafés and bars, great shopping and vibrant night-life.
Bondi has something for everyone: surf, sun, walks and cafes. Enjoy a tasty coffee and breakfast before walking the 6km Bondi to Coogee coastline. Spend your afternoon catching some waves learning to surf on world-famous Bondi Beach.
After a day at Bondi, visit Watsons Bay, Australia’s oldest fishing village with stunning harbour views over the city. Settle in; enjoy the views, cocktails and the bustle of a friendly crowd before dining one of the most celebrated seafood restaurants.
From one spectacular beach playground to another, travel on the Manly ferry from Circular Quay across the harbour. Relax in the welcoming atmosphere of Manly Wharf and enjoy a spectacular view with lunch. Visit nearby Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, where you can even dive with sharks. Hire a bike to explore Manly’s hidden coves and beaches, take the scenic walk from Manly to Spit Bridge or join a kayak tour and soak up the serenity at a secluded spot.
Head back to the city and savour the spectacular views and watch the sun set overlooking the harbour and city skyline. Enjoy a cocktail by the water’s edge with world class dining in one of the most atmospheric settings of the Opera Bar.