If you’re heading to Sydney to enjoy the Sydney Royal Easter Show this year, you may be wondering what else you can see and do while visiting this amazing city. The best feature of Sydney – with its modern CBD, abutted by the ocean and Port Jackson – is that you’ll always be able to find something to do that will be enjoyed by all, either within the city limits or just a few minutes drive away.
Being a harbour city, Sydney-siders have always enjoyed spending time on or along the water, delighting in the gorgeous sweep of the harbour and its many natural and iconic features. Because of this, there’s no doubting that a harbour cruise is an absolute must-do when visiting New South Wales’ capital city. On a scenic level, there’s a myriad of points of interest to see while participating on a cruise. The famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House are – of course – the most well-recognised landmarks in Australia. From the vantage point of a cruise deck, photographs of these marvellous manmade structures are always beautiful – particularly at sunset or in good daylight, with the sunlight sparkling off the lapping water.
The natural beauty of the shoreline – much of which is still heavily vegetated – is breathtaking from the harbour. From the water, you can spot the glistening glass and steel of the CBD, the spectacular waterfront mansions, the islands and forts that dot the bay and the exciting sights of Luna Park and Taronga Zoo – a real thrill for the kids to see. For history buffs, there’s no better place to soak up the wonder of Australia’s past. Not only can you learn of the pre-European traditional owners – the Gadigal, Eora, Cammeraygal and Wangal Indigenous tribes – who once lived and hunted in the area, but you can also discover the historical wonder of Australia’s first European settlement. That’s right – Port Phillip was established as the country’s first colony on 26th January (now Australia Day), 1788!
To fit a Sensational Sydney Cruises cruise into your Sydney Royal Easter Show schedule, you have a few options. First, you could opt for a ‘Harbour Highlights Morning Tea Cruise’, which gives you an extremely affordable (but feature-rich) two-hour tour of all of the harbour’s best features and historical points of significance. You can hop aboard this cruise, enjoy a delicious morning tea, then follow it up with an afternoon and evening at the Easter Show. Alternatively, you could enjoy an early-morning visit to the Show, then follow it up with the luxurious ‘Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise’, which runs for four fun-filled hours. Another option is to book an exclusive and pampering chartered private cruise, allowing you to choose from a variety of times, so you can work around your Show visit more easily.
Finally, if you’d like to see even more of Sydney, the ‘Sensational Sydney City Sea & Land’ cruise and tour is an excellently priced option for those hoping to see it all. You’ll spend the morning enjoying the sights and scenic wonders on the morning tea cruise, then the afternoon will thrill you, with a half-day land tour taking you along coastal cliff walks, into Sydney’s trendy districts and even to Bondi Beach! You could spend one day at the show, then another on this spectacular full day cruise, which will give you a true taste of the beauty, history and community spirit of Australia’s most stunning city.