Sydney Harbour is the heart and soul of the city of Sydney. Alive with ferries, yachts, launches and kayaks, it is Sydney’s playground, used by many for sailing, swimming, diving or just enjoying the foreshore.
Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, is one of the best places in Sydney to soak up the stunning vista of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the mountains in the distance, the Australian Prime Minister’s Sydney residence at Kirribilli and the tiny islands of Sydney Harbour.
Take a seat and immerse yourself Sydney’s world-class harbour views
Carved out of a rock ledge for the wife of one of New South Wales Governors in the 1800s, today, the headland provides a ringside seat for some of Australia’s biggest events. Watch Sydney’s world-renowned New Year’s Eve fireworks and Australia Day celebrations, when tall ships re-enact the First Fleet landing in 1788.
The Harbour Circle Walk winds along parts of the foreshore into bays and on to headlands, along historic streets and over grand bridges. Sydney Harbour National Park contains rare pockets of the bushland with a surprising range of native animals. Beyond the scenery, there is a lot of history, mystery and cultural heritage waiting to be discovered and explored.
Take a ferry or sight-seeing cruise on a luxury super-yacht from Circular Quay, which will take you to places only the locals know and up close to some of the most beautiful and famous aspects of this Australian icon.