Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Sydney, Australia


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Sydney, Australia

Overview

Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful and busiest cruise ports in the world. Situated in New South Wales, Australia, there are two cruise terminals at Circular Quay and Balmain and is home to the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Sydney is a city for everything, from famous landmarks and pristine beaches, to beautiful gardens and excellent dining, visitors can find a little something for everyone. 

Things to Do

Iconic Neighborhoods

  • The Rocks- This area of old Sydney is where early European influence is most prevalent. Here, travelers can walk through cobblestone streets to find small-town artisans, old world pubs, open air markets, and is a haven to foodies everywhere. Several tours are available to take to the many historical buildings in the area.
  • Bondi Beach- Just a short train or bus ride to the southeast of downtown Sydney is the quintessential beach town. It is populated by cafes, restaurants, shops, and hotels and is the site of the well-known Bondi Beach. Take in the sites at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar where its pool is refilled by ocean waves.
Hotels

Holiday Inn Old Sydney
Address: 55 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9255 1800
0.1 miles from Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay

The Darling Hotel
Address: 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9777 9000
2.5 miles from White Bay Cruise Terminal in Balmain

Activities
  • For those looking for a more active approach to cruising, visitors can climb the 440 foot Sydney Harbour Bridge- the tallest of steel arch bridges in the world. Based on Hell Gate Bridge in New York, Sydney’s is double the size and well worth the 1.5 to 3.5 hour hiking tour to the top for panoramic views. Those wishing to stay closer to the ground can opt for a ferry ride for views of the bridge instead.
  • Take a day trip to Hunter Valley, the oldest wine country in Australia, full of local vineyards and the famous semillon vintage. Take a winery tour, attend a wine class to learn more about the process, or take a hot air balloon ride for a wider, picturesque view of the valley below. The region also boasts top-tier restaurants, spas, and excellent golf clubs.
Family Friendly
  • No trip to Australia is complete without visiting with koalas and kangaroos! Take the kids on a trip to the Featherdale Wildlife Park with over 1700 varieties of animals, the largest native animal collection in Australia. Enjoy a personal koala encounter, feed the kangaroos and wallabies, and see the emus, dingoes, and Tasmanian devils. Kids can interact with keeper presentations, animal feedings, and even attend educational presentations to learn about different animals in the outdoor amphitheatre.
  • If you have more energy to burn, take the whole family on the 3.7-mile coastal trek on the Bondi to Coogee Walk. Take in the scenic coastal views dotted with multiple beaches on one side and cafes with coffee or fresh juice on the other. Remember to keep an eye out for wildlife. At the end, hang out at Coogee beach and catch some sun and waves.
Sports

Soccer/Football
Sydney Swans
Sydney Football Stadium: Moore Park Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia

Rugby
Parramatta Eels
Stadium Australia: Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia

Driving Directions

Overseas Passenger Terminal
130 Argyle St 
The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

White Bay Cruise Terminal
2041 James Craig Road 
Rozelle NSW 2039, Australia

Cruise Parking: 

Long term parking can be found at Wilson’s Parking in Darling Harbour. Short term parking only available at each terminal for passenger drop-off and pickup.

Driving Directions from Sydney Airport (SYD) to the Overseas Passenger Terminal

  • Head east on Marsh St- go 20 ft
  • Continue onto Airport Dr- go 1.1 mi
  • Continue onto Qantas Dr- go 0.8 mi
  • Continue onto Joyce Dr- go 0.4 mi
  • Continue onto General Holmes Dr- go 0.3 mi
  • Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Mill Pond Dr- go 0.1 mi
  • Use any lane to take the ramp onto M1- go 0.2 mi
  • Merge onto M1- go 2.9 mi
  • Keep right to stay on M1- Partial toll road- go 2.6 mi
  • Take the exit toward City N N- Partial toll road- go 0.4 mi
  • Continue onto Shakespeare Pl- go 371 ft
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Macquarie St- go 0.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Bridge St- go 0.3 mi
  • Turn right onto George St- go 0.4 mi
  • Turn right onto Hickson Rd- go 187 ft
  • Turn right- Restricted usage road-go 0.1 mi
  • Destination will be on the left

Driving Directions from Sydney Airport (SYD) to the White Bay Cruise Terminal

  • Head east on Marsh St- go 20 ft
  • Continue onto Airport Dr- go 1.1 mi
  • Continue onto Qantas Dr- go 0.7 mi
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Robey St- go 0.1 mi
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto O'Riordan St- go 2.0 mi
  • Turn left onto Wyndham St- go 0.8 mi
  • Continue onto Gibbons St- go 0.3 mi
  • Continue onto Regent St- go 0.1 mi
  • Turn left onto Cleveland St- go 0.2 mi
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Abercrombie St- go 0.3 mi
  • Continue onto Wattle St- go 0.8 mi
  • Use any lane to turn right onto Pyrmont Bridge Rd- go 0.1 mi
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take the ramp to A4/Anzac Bridge/Western Suburbs- go 0.3 mi
  • Merge onto Western Distributor/A4
  • Continue to follow A4- go 0.8 mi
  • Use the right lane to continue on Victoria Rd/A4/A40
  • Continue to follow Victoria Rd/A40- go 0.2 mi
  • Use the right lane to turn right onto Robert St- go 0.1 mi
  • Turn right to stay on Robert St- go 0.3 mi
  • Continue onto James Craig Rd- Restricted usage road right- go 0.5 mi
  • Destination will be on the right

 

 

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