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Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

When you fly into Sydney from anywhere in Australia or abroad, the first thing you will notice is the sprawling Sydney Harbour that greets you on arrival. It is spectacular from the air, but Sydney Harbour is even more amazing when you get up close and personal. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world for a reason and you can easily access all the sites and sounds while staying at The Coogee Sands Hotel and Apartments. Here are just some of the ways couples, families and independent travellers can enjoy Sydney Harbour – by day and night.

Explore the history of Sydney Harbour

There are numerous museums to explore including contemporary art galleries and maritime museums that feature historical vessels, accessories, photos and more that document the rich history of Sydney Harbour and Circular Quay.

Visit Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House

Plenty of prime real estate has been reserved on the shores of Sydney Harbour to create Circular Quay, an incredible combination of parkland, restaurants, cafes and the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Experience the wonder of Taronga Zoo

Australia’s largest and oldest zoo features over 5000 animals from around the globe, all housed in breathtaking environments right by the waters of Sydney Harbour. There is plenty to see and do for the whole family and as a conservation park, you will also learn about what we can do to protect these magnificent animals and their environments.

Take a tour of the harbour on the Tall Ships from colonial days

There is no greater way to explore history than to recreate it. These tall ships have been lovingly and meticulously recreated to emulate the original ships that sailed into Sydney Harbour centuries ago with their white sails gliding through the wind. Explore the harbour on these historic vessels, enjoying fine food and wine along the way.

Take a harbour cruise

There are numerous companies offering tours of Sydney Harbour with options available for the premium experience and also for the budget-conscious.

Cross or climb the Sydney Harbour bridge

It is completely free to cross Sydney Harbour Bridge with dedicated pedestrian and cycling walkways. You can also pay a small fee to climb the bridge for unparalleled views across Sydney Harbour. If you are looking for the best accommodation in Sydney, look no further than The Coogee Sands Hotel and Apartments which has easy access to Sydney Harbour and the CBD, while you can also enjoy beachside comfort right on the shores of Coogee Beach.