Port of Call - Sydney

The city of Sydney hardly needs an introduction. Recognised across the globe as a world-class city, Sydney is home to some of the most iconic attractions in the country.

As an international centre for commerce, arts, fashion, culture, entertainment, music, education and tourism, Sydney attracts visitors from all corners of the world, all keen to see what all the fuss is about.

Positioned around the stunning Sydney Harbour, the attractions this city offers are seemingly endless, with the possibilities for exploration far exceeding visitors´ expectations time and time again.

What to Explore
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Sydney Harbour

Commonly referred to as the most beautiful natural harbour in the world, Sydney Harbour boasts 240km of shoreline, which is dotted with stunning houses, pretty parklands and immaculately maintained gardens.

Speckled with hundreds of sailing boats, the pristine blue waters are used by visitors to visit the many attractions that surround the harbour itself.

The hub of the harbour can be found at Circular Quay, a ferry terminus situated at the bottom end of Sydney's CBD. From here it's a short ferry ride to places like The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo and the Opera House.

Taronga Zoo

Located on the shores of Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is one of Australia's most iconic zoos and is home to over 2,600 animals.

Sprawled across 21 hectares and divided into eight zoogeographic regions, Taronga offers unique animal experiences that simply cannot be beat. Take a leisurely stroll through the Australian Walkabout, visit the Platypus House or uncover the Australian Rainforest Aviary.

The possibilities are endless.

Sydney Tower

Walk in the clouds when you embark on an adventure up Sydney Tower. Experience the best views of Sydney, 250m above the city centre from the observation deck, where you will experience 360 degree views stretching from the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the stunning Blue Mountains.

The Skywalk is just as thrilling offering a breathtaking outdoor tour on the rooftop of the tower. Protective gear ensures your safety as you experience Sydney from the same height as the Eiffel Tower.

Temperatures
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Average Temperatures

  • January: 23°C
  • February: 23°C
  • March: 22°C
  • April: 19°C
  • May: 16°C
  • June: 14°C
  • July: 13°C
  • August: 14°C
  • September: 16°C
  • October: 18°C
  • November: 20°C
  • December: 22°C

Dining
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Dining Suggestions

If you only have a day to spend in Sydney, dining precincts you simply have to check out include Church Street in Parramatta, Oxford Street in Paddington, Darlinghurst and George Street in the city.

Bring to Shore
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What to bring to shore?

Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on doing a lot of walking around.

If you are staying outdoors, a hat and sunscreen are a must!

Make sure you don't forget your camera either!

Docking
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Docking

Your cruise ship will dock at the terminal in the heart of Sydney.

Taxis and public transport are readily available from here.

Information
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General Information

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD$)

Language: English

Population: 4,575,532

Time Zone: AEST (UTC+10)