Sydney Cruise Port is the busiest Australian cruise destination. Sydney is a beautiful place with a lot of city tour possibilities like the Opera House and the world-famous Harbour Bridge which make it a desirable cruise destination. The ship schedule offers voyages to nowhere, Queensland, Tasmania, the Pacific Island, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Fiji and the Pacific Islands. There are longer cruises to Japan and China.
Highlights: Harbour, Bridge, Opera House, Darling Harbour
Sydney cruise terminal
The Sydney Harbour is one of the top cruise ship ports in the world. It is located on the eastern Australian coast with the Blue Mountains on the west. The demand of cruises rises every year and the voyages from Sydney Cruise Port terminals are more than 150. Sydney Harbour, known also Port Jackson, has attracted visitors, settlers, business men and traders for a long time. The city of Sydney has a population of more than 4 million and it is the biggest Ozzie city. The harbor has two cruise terminals – the White Bay and the Overseas Passenger Terminal. Three cruise ships can anchor at the same time at Sydney Cruise port terminals.
White Bay cruise terminal operates since 2013. It is transformed ro-ro (grain) terminal. The Sydney cruise port terminal is open and large, capable to process more than 2000 tourists. Next to White Bay there is a drop off areas and a short time park zone. The Sydney cruise port terminal can accommodate two vessels at the same time – at pier 4 and pier 5. White Bay is close to the center of Sydney and close to Sydney Harbour Bridge. That makes it unavailable for the biggest cruise vessels due to under Sydney Harbour Bridge height restrictions.
Overseas Passenger Terminal
The second Sydney Cruise port terminal is situated at the Circular Quay. It is very close to main sights in Sydney, just across the Opera House. The building is a modern one with a lot of facilities. The Overseas Passenger Terminal offers also a breathtaking Sydney Harbour view. The terminal serves larger cruise ships.
Sydney tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Sydney is the New South Wales capital. It is among the high ranked for quality of life cities and one of the most beautiful places to visit. It is a great tourist destination and you must not miss:
- The Rocks: historical area with cafes, bars, shops, restaurants and galleries. Explore the Campbells Storehouse, Susannah Place, the Merchants House and Cadman’s Cottage. Next to Circular Quay. Is the Rocks area.
- Sydney Opera House: located on the Sydney Harbor at Bennelong Point. Jørn Utzon is the deigner of this world architectural wonder. Its opening was in 1973. It is near the Overseas Passenger Terminal and there you can enjoy amazing opera or ballet performances.
- Royal Botanic Gardens: a green oasis located between the busy Sydney center and the blue ocean.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge: see the Pylon Lookout or participate in the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb.
- Bondi Beach: the surfing home, the center of sun, fun and surf. Enjoy that beautiful white sanded beach, 45 min away from Circular Quay by bus 380.
The Sydney cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Sydney, NSW, Australia.
If you lose the Sydney location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Sydney cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Sydney, NSW, Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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