Explore the Harbor City
Sail past the dramatic sandstone cliffs of The Heads and say g’day to Australia’s most populous city as you arrive in White Bay. Named after John White—the naval surgeon aboard the First Fleet to settle Australia as a penal colony in 1788—the neighborhood offers easy access to all that sunny Sydney has to offer. Jump on a ferry and be whisked away to trendy King Street or the up-and-coming Barangaroo District.
Barangaroo was once a container terminal, but thanks to thoughtful urban renewal, it’s now home to scenic parkland, incredible dining, innovative architecture, and immersive indigenous tours. Tours start in the Barangaroo Reserve, where thousands of native trees and sandstone blocks provide lush green space and seldom-seen views of the Sydney skyline.
If you want to explore the heart of the city, take the ferry to King Street. The neighborhood itself is home to cool, contemporary spaces from refined wine bars and hip cafes to authentic pubs. This stop makes the perfect base to get acquainted with Sydney's highlights, like the iconic Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and The Rocks—they city’s oldest and most storied streets.
Can’t decide how to spend your time in port? Add one of our in-depth Land Programs to your voyage and stay local longer in Sydney.