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Sydney, Australia

Sydney, the Harbour City, is iconic around the world for its landmarks and natural beauty. The city is serviced by two cruise terminals, the International Passenger Terminal located in the middle of the city at Circular Quay and White Bay Cruise Terminal located in Balmain and a short 10-minute taxi ride into the CBD.

The central CBD is the hub of the city and a drawcard for tourists with easy access to famous sights such as the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Botanical Gardens as well as world-class restaurants, cafes and bars.

The Circular Quay precinct close to the Opera House is a short walk from the International Passenger Terminal. Here you will find a multitude of restaurants and cafes with prime locations looking out over the harbour, a great way to spend a sunny afternoon or summer evening in the city.

Another great part of the city, also a short walk from Circular Quay, is The Rocks, one of the oldest areas of the city named after the sandstone used in most of the buildings in the area. Here you can find some of the oldest pubs in the country along with modern and world-class restaurants.

Whilst in Sydney, venture east to the beaches of Manly and Bondi. Manly is easily accessible by ferry from Circular Quay and offers a relaxed holiday vibe without having to leave the city. For a bit of glitz and glamour head to Bondi and the world-famous Bondi Beach, with its trendy bars and cafes, is a great spot to people watch.

If walking trails are your thing, the eastern area of Sydney between Manly and Bondi has spectacular coastal scenery, ancient Aboriginal rock art and bushland. Among the best are the Spit to Manly and the Bondi to Bronte coastal walks.

Sydney is also the gateway to some beautiful regions elsewhere in the state and within a few hours drive from the city. Head west into the Blue Mountains, only an hour and a half from the city. Experience the charming villages and towns of this area set amongst stunning landscapes of rugged bushland and sweeping valleys. The area is also home to the world’s steepest passenger railway, The Scenic Railway. If wine and food are more your things, the Hunter Valley, located north of Sydney, provides visitors with the opportunity to sample both. Only a 3-hour drive from Sydney, this area of the state is renowned for both its fresh produce and high-quality wines. Many people, both local and international, come to the region to relax and enjoy the good things in life!

Another magical area of the state and only an hour and a half south from Sydney are the Southern Highlands. Beautiful towns and villages are found throughout the area. Among them are Bowral, Mittagong, Berrima and Exeter. The area is ideal for a weekend getaway or if you have the time, a leisurely week.

With so many things to see and do both in the city itself and outside of the city, one visit will not be enough!

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