In today’s video, we share our experiences sailing through the Sydney Harbour. We meet up with another YouTube couple named The Flying Finneys and sail through Sydney Harbour. Along the way we see the Sydney skyline, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and finally stop for lunch and a swim in Manly Cove. It was an amazing day that we will always remember. Thanks Graeme and Tracey for showing us your Sydney from a new view.
Our Day of Sailing in Sydney
If you want to find out more great things to do in Sydney, check out our Sydney Travel Guide for the best things to see and do.
Things to See in Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour is a stunning and iconic destination with a plethora of attractions and activities. Here’s an overview of things to see and do around Sydney Harbour:
Sydney Opera House:
An iconic landmark globally, the Sydney Opera House is a true masterpiece. Seeing it from the water was an entirely different perspective.
Sydney Harbour Bridge:
Another iconic symbol of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge offers breathtaking views of the city and the harbor. You can take a BridgeClimb for a thrilling experience or simply walk across the pedestrian path. We enjoyed the view from below as we passed directly under the bridge.
This bustling transport hub is the gateway to Sydney’s major attractions. You can catch ferries here to various parts of the harbor, including Manly Beach and Taronga Zoo.
Royal Botanic Garden:
Located near the Opera House, these beautifully landscaped gardens offer a peaceful escape with stunning views of the harbor. Guided walks are available to learn about the diverse plant life. We enjoyed an afternoon of just strolling around the gardens and taking in the beauty.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA):
Situated near Circular Quay, MCA showcases contemporary Australian and international art. The building itself is a blend of modern and historic architecture. This is well worth a visit if you are in Sydney.
Sydney Harbour National Park:
This park encompasses several islands and foreshore areas, offering walking trails, picnic spots, and beautiful views of the harbor. The Nielsen Park and Shark Island are popular locations within the national park. This is another must see area, especially if you have access to a boat.
While not directly on the harbor, Manly Beach is a short boat ride away and offers a relaxed beach atmosphere, shops, and cafes. We parked the sail boat for a few hours and enjoyed some swimming and having lunch here.