Sydney Cruise Port

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 |
Sydney is Australia's only cruise destination with two dedicated cruise terminals- and with the rising number of ships heading down under to be based out of Sydney, it needs them! The Overseas Passenger Terminal is located before the bridge in Circular Quay, and Wharf 5 in Barangaroo, inside the bridge in Darling Harbour. Both of these are very close to the city centre, making it a simple business to get off the ship and look around. These two world-class facilities are making Sydney one of the world's most highly regarded cruise destinations- and it is certainly Australasia's best.

 Circular Quay
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Sydney is an amazing world city. Sailing into the harbour and spotting the Harbour Bridge and curving roof of the famous Opera House is an experience not to be forgotten! If you dock at Circular Quay, these two attractions are close at hand- it is located handily in between the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It is also a major transport hub, and public transport is close at hand at Barangaroo too.

To truly experience Sydney, just get off the ship and go for a wander- the best shopping is right there in the CBD. There are also several museums, including the Hyde Park Barracks, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Sydney and more. The historic Rocks district near Circular Quay is home to heritage buildings and the city's oldest pubs, and also near the Quay are the beautiful Botanic Gardens.

A favourite activity in Sydney is to take the Manly ferry across the harbour to visit the laid-back peripheral neighbourhood of Manly. There is a lot to offer in this seaside resort- beaches of course, great food and shopping, scenic and heritage walks, numerous golf clubs and parks.

Have a look here for cruises departing from Sydney port and more information about the cruise ports.

Author: Ryan Posa+

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