Sydney Australia Cruise Port
Cruise ships of all lines dock in Sydney at two locations, each of which can accommodate 1 vessel at a time.
1. Overseas Passenger Terminal - Circular Quay. Mainly for tall ships which cannot fit under the Harbour Bridge.
2. White Bay has been in operation as of 2013, replacing the former Darling harbour location. For guests arriving at the airport, cruise lines offer transfers by coach to the new terminal. P&O charges AU$22 per person each way, as well as post-cruise transfers from the ship to Central Railway Station for AU$12 per person. Public transportation is at the moment an issue here.
The cruise terminal is located at Circular Quay and adjacent to the Rocks, the original old city. Water taxis, ferries, trains, taxis and buses all depart regularly from the wharf location. Shuttle buses run between the two terminals.
In addition to the two berths listed, occasionally cruise ships dock at the naval base at Garden Island, a little to the east of Circular Quay, especially for very large ships.
The Sydney Terminal is approximately 11 miles from Sydney's
Kingsford International Airport. Travel time between the airport
and the pier is approximately 35 minutes.
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in Cruise Port:
a definite stop on just about any cruise that travels Down Under and
often serves as a starting or ending point for ships that also travel
to New Zealand. It is the largest city in Australia, and while many
of the nation's cultural and financial institutions are located in
Sydney, the city's real draw is its dramatic natural scenery.
Sydney Explorer Hop-on Hop-off harbor Cruise
Take a tour of the world-famous Sydney
Opera House. There are a handful of varieties (backstage, historic
and what is called the "tour de force" for travelers
with special interests in architecture, engineering or the arts).
Guided tours are conducted between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Of course,
schedule permitting, travelers can also take in a show.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
|Shopping and Food:|
Options in Sydney include central areas like Pitt Street Mall, downtown and Castlereagh Street (from Hunter Street to Goulburn Street) for chi-chi designer stores. Also include the aforementioned Rocks and Darling harbor, Oxford Street and Five Ways in Paddington. Sydney also has an excellent collection of weekend outdoor markets. Glebe holds its version every Saturday, while Bondi hosts a market each Sunday.
|Opening Hours and Holidays:|
Shops and services are generally open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and until lunchtime on Saturday. In cities and larger towns, many shops stay open late on Thursday or Friday evening - usually until 9pm - and all day on Saturday. Shopping malls are often open on Sundays as well.
In remote country areas, roadhouses provide all the essential services for the traveller and, on the major highways, are generally open 24 hours a day. In tourist areas, even ones well off the beaten track, tourist offices are often open every day or at least through the week plus weekend mornings; urban information centers are more likely to conform to normal shopping hours.
Tourist attractions such as museums, galleries and attended historic monuments, are often open daily, though those in rural communities may have erratic opening hours.
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