Making it the most beautiful natural harbor in the world as most visitors say for Sydney Harbour has 150 miles of shoreline and more than 30 square miles of water. Popular landmarks like the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Sydney Opera House presides here as the blue water laps up to sandy shores over. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is another iconic site that edifice above the harbor’s waters. It’s a must for travelers to visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, situated at the tip of one of the area’s peninsulas to take the glimpse of the best view of Sydney Harbour.
Try riding a ferry at sunset when the sky comes alive with an array of colors for even more picturesque views. During Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, and in May and June when the annual Vivid Sydney color festival happens, the harbor’s attractions also come alive.
Although many of the neighborhood’s attractions have an entrance fee, Sydney Harbour is free to visit so better plan appropriately.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Standing next to the Opera House is the Sydney Harbour Bridge and is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. This gigantic structure possesses the distinction of being the world’s largest steel arch bridge earnestly termed as the “Coathanger” by locals. You can sign up for a bridge climb through BridgeClimb Sydney while you can capture stunning pictures of the bridge from one of Sydney Harbour ferry boats, for an unforgettable experience. The bridge climb provides visitors with panoramic views of the Harbour, Sydney skyline and Opera House from nearly two to nearly four hours in length.
Many say these climbs are the best way to experience this iconic attraction although some previous visitors noted the high price tags. Travelers recommend scheduling a climb at twilight, which will give you three kinds of views — daytime, sundown, and nighttime in one, while climbs are available daily.
Visitors can ride a ferry beneath the bridge, drive or walk through the bridge, or climb to the top of the bridge to reach it. Also, available near Circular Quay is bus and train drop-offs, metered parking and several parking lots.
Sydney Opera House
The sailboat-influenced framework drawn by Danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1956, was presented during an international design contest. It highlights more than one million tiles situated on four roof shells and six theater and music venues with top-quality acoustics. Visitors in the Sydney Opera House’s hall is welcomed by vivid purple carpeting and panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, while an attractive boardwalk perch outside comes complete with a trendy bar.
For visitors who are willing to spend during their visit, a more inexpensive option that previous visitors suggests is one of the Opera House’s two tours while watching a music concert or opera performance is a must.