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Sydney Harbour

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Secluded beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this...

Secluded beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.

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Still love the harbour, even after 22 years.

I have lived in Australia for 22 years and I still love harbour views, especially of Circular Quay, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in Australia for 22 years and I still love harbour views, especially of Circular Quay, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

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Thank Alan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place. Loads to do and see. Go on any of the ferries. It's inexpensive and let's you see loads. There is an aquarium also which is well worth the visit. The botanical garden is close and the Opera house. You can sit and have cocktails or a beer and watch the world go by. Great eating places for a... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of our tours was around the harbour, see my Captin Cooks Cruisers review which goes into more detail.

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Glen Waverley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Coming from a family with young kids point of view there's nothing better than an easy walk with lots of activity to amuse. And the harbour has that whether on the water with the many various boats or buskers all along circular quay.

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Thank DShalders
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely buy the Premium level excursion for $10 more - champagne, treats& tea - this is an excellent way to understand the development of the area and the current neighborhoods and beaches, as well as marine business activity.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sydney harbour and circular quay is a great spot for a meal or a swift beverage, from here you have much of sydney at your finger tips. Walks in the park, shopping in the city centre, Sunday markets in the rocks area the bridge, the opera house...the list goes on! I hadn't realised just how close everything was until I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is the view of picture books and tv programmes... harbour bridge and opera house ...to be there was an amazing experience. Watch the ferries weave accross the harbour, the huge cruise liners in Port, people enjoying the sunshine...amazing to have been a tiny part of it.

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Thank Janet B
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Harbour with fantastic, iconic views. Also various street theatre acts if you want to stop and watch or listen.

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Thank Chris P
Canandaigua, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sydney Harbor is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. It helped that it was a perfect day weather wise. It has it all: the Opera House, the bridge, the city skyline, the beaches, the cliffs and the sail boats. As an added bonus, once you've got off the boat, the docs are a hot bed of bars,... More 

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Hurley, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many if not all major cities are developing harbor areas that remind me of the grand NYC South Street Seaport, Make sure to visit on in every city....there flush with anything you could want and all in one place

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