Visitors as well as locals enjoy the great opportunity that Sydney Harbour cruises offer them. There are a number of attractions in and around Sydney, which the private and commercial cruises take their passengers to see. Sight seeing aside, many people also hire the cruise boat to have their own private parties like wedding receptions and business functions. taking a ride in a luxurious cruise boat along the sights around Sydney harbour at night is a wonderful experience that passengers will remember for a long time. A chef and catering service on board make these cruises extremely enjoyable and fun.
Sydney harbour cruises are some of the best ways to visit the different attractions around the city. The Sydney Opera House is probably the most recognized landmark close to the harbour. A real architectural wonder, it was designed by Jorn Utzon and opened in October of 1973. The Opera house can be reached by walking along the shoreline from the Overseas Passenger Terminal. Another old and famous landmark is the Rocks which has a number of original buildings like Susannah Place, the Cadman’s Cottage, the Merchants House and Campbells Storehouse. this historical district is situated just next to the Circular Quay and has a number of shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars.
The luscious greenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens is another wonderful place to visit and relax within the busy city. Visitors can also have a wonderful view of the Sydney Harbour and Farm Cove from the walkway that follows the water’s edge. they can also walk along the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which also has a pedestrian pathway for an excellent view of the surroundings. The Pylon Lookout on the south side of the bridge has the construction details of the bridge for people who are interested in architecture. just a 45-minute drive from Circular Quay is the world-renowned Bondi Beach, which is known for surfing and fun in the sun. this crescent shaped bay is a surfer’s paradise with clear blue waters. The various Sydney harbour cruises cover these and many other sites.
Apart from the local Sydney Harbour cruises to various harbour locations, there are also week long cruises to Tasmania and tropical Queensland, which are operated by many companies. Cruises to the wonderful beaches along the Pacific islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia would take even longer. Many tour operators also offer two-week cruises around New Zealand.
Most of the Sydney harbour cruises start from the Overseas Passenger Terminal and Wharf 5. both these points are accessible by train from either the International Train Station or the Sydney Airport Domestic station. Visitors can also avail taxicabs to reach either terminal. The Wharf 5 and OPT terminals do not have convenient car parks however. Parking is however allowed in places close to the terminals.