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With more than 100 beaches in Sydney and over 30 ocean pools along the coast, you’re spoilt for choice. Every visitor to Sydney should dip their toes in the Pacific Ocean at least once. Australia boasts some of the world’s best surf beaches. But if you’re not keen on waves, there are also private coves...


The underwater world of storyteller, shark researcher and conservationist Valerie Taylor will be told in Valerie Taylor: An Underwater Life which is now on show at the Australian Maritime Museum. The collection is based on the Valerie Taylor’s extensive archive of her images and objects which she has donated to the National Maritime Collection. It showcases...

The 6 best walks in Sydney
Bondi coastal walk
Take the walk to South Head.

The Emerald City is a great place to explore by foot and here are some of the best walks in Sydney. From winding trails around the harbour to grand clifftop trails and inner-city culture crawls it’s the best way to see the city. Try these walks in Sydney: 1. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk 6km...

Paddys in Haymarket.
Paddy_s Market in Chinatown
Woman enjoying the serenity in Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden in Lavender Bay.<br />
Young people walking along the street past Goros restaurant in Sydney.

There’s more to inner Sydney than meets the eye. Tucked away within the city are a number of unique neighbourhoods, each with their own distinctive personality. Spend some time exploring these interesting unique villages and you’ll soon discover what makes them special. Chinatown Sydney’s Chinatown has long been the heart of the city’s Asian community...

Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. The sweeping white-sand crescent of Bondi is one of Australiaâ€Â™s most iconic beaches.
Bondi Beach
Shelly Beach
 John Petrie, 23.5°.  Picture: Charlotte Curd

Every visitor to Sydney should dip their toes in the Pacific Ocean at least once. With more than 100 beaches and over 30 ocean pools along the coast, you’re spoilt for choice. Bondi Among the many thousands on offer, Bondi is the most famous beach in Australia. In Sydney’s Eastern suburb, expect it to be...

View of Sydney Harbour from Dr Mary Booth Lookout Reserve, Kirribilli.
The Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
Walsh Bay

Many of Sydney’s most famous sights are just a few steps from where cruise ships dock at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. (If you’re lucky, you might even have a five-star view of the Sydney Opera House from your cabin window.) Take a stroll around the shores of Sydney Harbour and soak up the city’s most...

Q Station, Manly

This spectacular city is the capital of the state of New South Wales and the gateway for most visitors. Set around a huge natural harbour and fringed by more than 100 sandy beaches, lush national parks and rolling mountains, it’s easily one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It has an incredibly diverse food scene,...

Sydney Opera House
Walsh Bay
Darling Quarter
Explore the Sydney Botanic Garden.
The Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, Sydney.

There’s so much to see in the Harbour City. From spectacular gardens, galleries and historic sights just steps from your cruise ship to the city’s smaller neighbourhoods with their distinctive personalities, Sydney charms every visitor. Find fun things to do with the family, from calm beaches to thrilling theme parks and up-close animal encounters. There...


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