About Sydney

Sydney is the vibrant capital city of New South Wales. Situated on Australia’s East Coast, the coastal city is bordered by the Blue Mountains in the West, the Hawkesbury River in the north, and the Royal National Park in the south. Sydney is blessed with towering sandstone cliffs, pristine beaches, coves and estuaries, making it one of the most picturesque coasts in the world.

Iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge dominate the city’s skyline. These attractions bring in droves of tourists from all over the world to the Harbour City every year. A Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb is an exhilarating experience that rewards one with the best aerial views of the city as well as splendid photo opportunities. The Opera House, a testimony to 20th-century architectural brilliance, stands tall with magnificent grace. The Rocks, Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach are few of the many Sydney attractions.
Home to the largest natural harbour in the world, Sydney is steeped in rich history and embraces multiple cultures. The city is a melting pot of different flavours. From bustling food streets to award winning restaurants, Sydney offers an array of culinary experiences for all.  The city also hosts many coveted international events like the famous NYE celebrations and the iconic Vivid Sydney. There's always one good thing or the other happening in Sydney. Jump in the celebrations that take place during your visit!

sydney Cruise Experiences

NYE Private Boat Hire

8 Cruises

From $9500

Lunch Cruises

8 Cruises

From $63

Dinner Cruises

9 Cruises

From $89

Casual Cruises

3 Cruises

From $63

Sightseeing Cruises

6 Cruises

From $36

Sunset Cruises

3 Cruises

From $63

Whale Watching Cruises

5 Cruises

From $109

Anniversary Party Cruises

3 Cruises

From $99

Party Cruises

4 Cruises

From $99

Birthday Party Cruises

3 Cruises

From $99

Christmas Party Cruises

12 Cruises

From $89

Vivid Sydney Cruises

5 Cruises

From $59

Featured Cruises

9 Cruises

Clearview Deluxe Lunch Cruise

Every seat feels like a window seat as you enjoy a deluxe 3-course lunch with 360° views of the harbour on Sydney’s newest glass boat.

Duration 2hr 45min

From $118 $158

Showboat Dinner Cruise with 3-course Menu & Show

Sydney’s spectacular dinner & show experience since 1987, delighting millions of guests with the ‘life is a cabaret' experience & restaurant-quality dining.

Duration 3hr

From $165 $204

Magistic Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch Cruise

Sydney’s classic lunch cruise experience on a multi-million dollar catamaran that redefined daytime cruising for tourists and Sydneysiders alike.

Duration 1hr 45min

From $99 $124

Clearview Glass Boat Signature Dinner Cruise

The ‘Signature’ Clearview experience with chef’s special 3-course dinner; entrées, main course & dessert. Dine with 360° views of Sydney Harbour.

Duration 3hr

From $155 $194

Magistic Express Dinner Cruise

Most favoured by time-constrained tourists, this dining cruise experience on a multi-million dollar catamaran showcases Sydney at its illuminated best.

Duration 2hr

From $125 $156

Showboat Dinner Cruise with 3-course Menu, Show & Drinks

Showboat’s most-sought after cabaret dinner cruise, complemented with free-flowing wines, sparkling, soft drinks and juices.

Duration 3hr

From $185 $240

Clearview Glass Boat Signature Dinner Cruise With Drinks

The perfect ‘wine and dine’ cruise on Sydney’s newest glass boat that flaunts the best of the vessel and the iconic attractions on the harbour.

Duration 3hr

From $175 $230

Magistic 3-Hr Buffet Dinner Cruise With Drinks

The magic of Sydney Harbour comes alive aboard the Magistic II. Unlimited buffet… unlimited drinks… unlimited views.

Duration 3hr

From $165 $203

Sydney Showboat Buffet Lunch Cruise

How about a lunch cruise with spectacular views of Sydney’s iconic attractions aboard an authentic New Orleans-style paddlewheeler?

Duration 2hr 30min

From $89 $105

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Know Before You Go

Best Time To Visit

Sydney has distinct and predictable seasons, making it easy for you to choose what you want to experience in the city.
Spring and summer fall in the months between November to February, while winter is from June to August. Even during winter, the days are warm and sunny, thanks to the coastal climate.

Events & Festivals

Vivid Sydney (May-June)
Vivid Sydney is a one-of-a-kind annual celebration of light, music, ideas, and food. Tourists from all over the world visit Sydney to see the stunning immersive light installations, experience performances by local and international musicians, to attend public talks and debates, and enjoy the variety of flavours of the city.

Boxing Day (26 December)
One of the highlights of the day is the iconic Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, which flags off from Sydney Harbour. It brings in both professional sailors and sailing enthusiasts from around the world. The Boxing Day Cricket Test Match is also a much anticipated event. Boxing Day is a great day for shopping too! Many shopping precincts in the city come alive with massive sales and discounts, the day after Christmas.

New Year’s Eve (December)
Sydney hosts one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. With the iconic landmarks of the city as the backdrop, the city proudly presents not one but two spectacular fireworks displays. Sydney Harbour is a major focal point of the celebrations - the bustling harbour surrounds, world-renowned fireworks, and the overall festive mood makes Sydney the perfect destination to ring in the New Year.

School Holidays

New South Wales: 8 April to 23 April

New South Wales: 1 July to 16 July

New South Wales: 23 September to 8 October

New South Wales: 20 December 2023 to 29 January 2024


From luxury hotels to service apartments, Airbnbs and converted breweries, there are plenty of great options to choose from when it comes to Sydney accommodation. Depending on your itinerary and duration of stay, you’re sure to find a place in the city or suburbs that suits your budget. Some of these places house excellent bars and restaurants too. To increase your chances of hitting the jackpot, it is advisable to pre-book.


You can find a diverse range of cuisines in Sydney. From street food to fine dining, take a delightful culinary journey through the city's streets, indulging in steaming bowls of pho, flavorful ramen, delicate dumplings, or freshly prepared pasta. Do not forget to treat yourself to a fancy meal at one of the harbourside restaurants. With its multicultural population, Sydney has truly established itself as a global hub for food enthusiasts,


Sydney is well connected with all major means of transportation available 24/7. Trains and ferries are a great way of getting to places avoiding traffic. Rideshare, hire cars, and taxi services and shuttles are all conveniently available. One can also explore the city on foot or by bicycle.

Sydney Tourist Information

Public Conveniences

There are information kiosks at four major locations in Sydney. They are: The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Sydney International Airport, and Town Hall. These kiosks offer maps, brochures, and other information needed to navigate the city.

Shopping & Market Hours

Sydney is a happy playground for shoppers looking to score great deals!
From fashion to art to vintage wine, you can get bags and bags of stuff to take home. Souvenir enthusiasts can have a good time exploring the numerous markets and shops that grace the streets of The Rocks.

Medical Services

Mishaps can occur any time. Sydney is well-prepared to handle emergencies and has efficient hospitals well within city limits.

Some of the major hospitals in Sydney with 24-hour accident and emergency departments:

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • St Vincent's Hospital
  • Sydney Children's Hospital

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are available round the clock.

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