Time for a surreal vacation as the dates on the calendar welcomes the new year with all warmth and eagerness to explore something new. Parallel to the Aussie Outback is the Sydney Harbour Cruise. Glide over the blue ocean with sixty to ninety minutes of calming cruises as you discover Sydney’s harbour. The cruise includes a live narration of the distinctive landmarks as you enjoy gourmet delicacies on board.
Explore the waters of Darling Harbour as you enjoy the Festival of Light and Sound cruise as you drift across Sydney Opera House, Customs House and National Maritime. Enjoy a two-hour high-speed Whale Watching Cruise which sets sail from Quay Wharf. A sure-shot chance to witness orca, humpback whales and minke.
Take a two-hour cruise as you hop on a tall ship with a photo opportunity to click the Taronga zoo and Luna Park. Don’t miss out on the Blue Mountain Wildlife and Cruise Tour. The wildlife park showcases beautiful waterfalls, cliffs and landscapes. Embark on this beautiful journey and discover Sydney’s natural beauty on board with long lunches, day trips and dinner cruises. Fix a meet and greet with Australia’s adorable creatures like koalas, kangaroos, wombats and marine life.
Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise:
Avail the Sydney Harbour Cruise as you enjoy a panoramic view of Sydney. This exotic cruise has a duration of two hours and you can choose a morning or an afternoon cruise. The main attractions of the cruise are the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and beautiful sites while riding high on waves. On board enjoy light snacks and sip on coffee or tea while hearing the live commentary featuring the history as well as the heritage of Sydney.
Sydney Harbour Cruise:
To experience the beauty of the Sydney waterfront enjoy this ninety-minute of relaxation as you drift on the Sydney Harbour Cruise with an open deck. The main attraction of the cruise is the Sydney Opera House with a distinctive feature of big white sails. The next spot is Fort Denison which is used as a weather station and fishing spot and is part of Sydney Harbour National Park.
Goat Island is a historical site which is situated in Port Jackson in enhancing Sydney’s cityscape. In the 1800s it was used as a gunpowder storage depot. A glance at the Harbour or Coathanger bridge which is an important link between the city and Northern Suburbs.
Dolphin Watching Cruise:
Get acquainted with the lovable creatures of the sea with Sydney Harbour Cruise. This exciting cruise has a time span of two hours on a high-speed cruise which starts from Sydney Harbour as you come close to spotting migratory whales namely orca and humpback whales while relaxing on an open deck. The onboard narration about the mammals is both interesting and knowledgeable.
The camera gets a no-breather as there is so much to capture for the album at home. Another option is a trip to the North coast of Australia as you travel to Stockton Bight Sand Dunes and Port Stephens which is a full-day tour away from Sydney.
Hop -On Hop off Harbour Cruise:
Add more fun and thrill to Sydney Harbour Cruise where you tour both land and water side by side. The cruise begins from Sydney as the ferry is allowed for two days of docking. The bus tour gives you the chance to explore famous tourist attractions like the Royal Botanic gardens, The Sydney Opera House and Bondi beach. Savour the delicacies of the local cafes and restaurants also explore the city’s Maritime Museum as you take a walk of the Chinese Gardens. Take a breather as you visit attractions like the Circular Quay, Hyde Park and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.
Visit the Taronga Zoo which is twelve minutes of a ferry ride from the Sydney central business district. The zoo has a spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour was opened officially for the public in 1884 away from Sydney which was known as the Billy Goat Swamp. There are various tours organized by the zoo to have a better understanding of the residents.
The Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Tour explores the link between animals, plants and natural wonders. Get a chance to camp during the night on the Roar and Snore tour. For a bird’s eye of the zoo try the Wild Ropes adventure with zip lines and suspension bridges. There are around three hundred fifty species of animal kingdoms including owls, koalas, kangaroos, giraffes and reptiles.
Symbio Wildlife Park:
Another ideal option to explore besides the Taronga zoo is the Symbio Wildlife Park. This is one of a kind wildlife park with sixteen acres of landscaped zones to befriend a pack of kangaroos. The park is home to cheetahs, red pandas, meerkats and ring-tailed lemurs.
Symbio is located at a distance of forty-five minutes South of Sydney International Airport and a few seconds away from the beaches of the state.
Here you get a rare opportunity to cuddle with a cuddly marsupial, the koala and feed kangaroos and wallabies. Move to the next spot as you follow the scenic coastline across the Sea Cliff Bridge for a scrumptious lunch at a popular cafe as you watch over the beach and an ocean pool.
Featherdale Wildlife Park:
This enigmatic wildlife sanctuary is located in Sydney’s western suburbs where the main focus lies on the Australian fauna with two hundred and sixty species. The park covers an area of seven acres with various exhibits. Explore the beautiful animals like the saltwater crocodiles, poisonous snakes and monitor lizards. Have a fun time as you play with koalas, kangaroos and colourful birds.
Get a well-guided tour of the park as you learn some fascinating tidbits about the inhabitants, even pet and feed the inhabitants. There are a variety of presentations to get up and personal with pelicans, penguins and ghost bats.
SEA LIFE Aquarium:
Be one with the underwater marine life while exploring the SEA LIFE Aquarium with fourteen different themed zones and thirteen thousand water animals. The aquarium is located next to the WILD LIFE Sydney and Madame Tussauds at Darling Harbour. If walking is your forte stroll through the ocean tunnel walk, Shark Valley and Shark Walk.
Admire the turtles, jellyfish, platypus penguins and tropical fish. Take a behind the scene tour which includes a glass bottom boat tour. The tour of the Shark Reef Snorkel showcases the exciting underwater experience close to sharks and lasts for an hour and a half which includes a safety briefing, gear and a wetsuit.