Sydney Port

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 |
Sydney, or Seedney as you may hear the locals refer to it, is Australia's largest city and is a stop or departure/arrival port for many south pacific cruises. Sydney is located in Sydney Harbour, and is a bustling city both on the water and onshore. It is ranked as an Alpha+ World City, and is known as the "Emerald City" due to it's sparkling harbour.

Cruise ships in Sydney dock at Circular Quay, which is very centrally located, making it a breeze to explore the city from your ship.You'll have you choice of transport- ferries, water taxis, taxis, trains and buses.

Circular Quay
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Circular Quay is flanked by the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, two major landmarks of Sydney. If you'd like to catch a show at the Opera House, look here for what's on when.

Also within easy distance of the Quay are the Royal Botanic Gardens, 30 hectares of gardens right in the middle of the city. It is home to an amazing collection of plants and wildlife including many Australian natives. Also close by is Observatory Hill Park where you can find great views of the city.

View from Observatory Hill
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A great way to see some of the city and harbour is to take the famous Manly Ferry, a 30 minute trip to Manly on the northern shore. Not only will you see the sights, you will arrive in Manly, a seaside resort/suburb located on a peninsula and surrounded on 3 sides by water. It is a very laid-back part of the city with a surfer atmosphere, and has many beaches including several long surf beaches on the ocean side.

For more information on the Port of Sydney and cruises departing from there, please click here.

Author: Ryan Posa+

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