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Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the capital of the state of New South Wales. Located on the east coast of the continent, it is the largest city in the country and one of the most populous cities in the world. With a population of over five million people, Sydney is a vibrant, multicultural city with a rich history and a thriving economy.

Geographically, Sydney is situated on the coast of the Tasman Sea, surrounded by the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the east. The city is divided into several distinct regions, including the Central Business District, the Inner West, the North Shore, and the Eastern Suburbs.

Sydney has a long and fascinating history. It was first settled by the British in 1788, and it became the first European settlement in Australia. The city has since grown to become one of the most important and influential cities in the country. It has been the site of many important historical events, including the 2000 Summer Olympics, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2007, and the World Youth Day in 2008.

Sydney is known for its stunning harbor and iconic landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is also home to a variety of cultural attractions, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Sydney is a vibrant, diverse city that is home to a wide range of cultures, religions, and lifestyles. It is a place of great beauty and culture, and it is an important part of Australia’s history and identity.

Excursion tips for a day in Sydney

1. Visit the Sydney Opera House – take a guided tour and explore the iconic building and its history.

2. Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens – take a stroll and admire the exotic plants and beautiful scenery.

3. Take a cruise around Sydney Harbour – enjoy the views of the skyline and the Harbour Bridge.

4. Visit the iconic Bondi Beach – take a dip in the ocean or just relax on the beach.

5. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art – explore the modern art and exhibitions.

6. Take a walk around The Rocks – explore the cobblestone streets and the historical buildings.

7. Visit the Taronga Zoo – see the exotic animals and learn about the conservation efforts.

8. Take a ferry ride to Manly Beach – enjoy the views of the harbour and the beach.

9. Visit the Queen Victoria Building – explore the grand architecture and the shops.

10. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge – take a guided tour and admire the views of the city.

11. Visit the Sydney Tower Eye – take in the 360 degree views of the city.

12. Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains – explore the stunning scenery and the wildlife.

13. Visit the Powerhouse Museum – explore the history of technology and the interactive exhibits.

14. Visit the Sydney Fish Market – explore the seafood and the fresh produce.

15. Explore the Chinatown district – sample the delicious cuisine and explore the shops.

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The climate in Sydney

Spring (September - November): The spring season in Sydney is generally mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 11-21°C (52-70°F). Rainfall is usually low, with some light showers in October. Summer (December - February): Summer in Sydney is hot and humid, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C (86°F). Rainfall is usually low, but there can be heavy thunderstorms in the afternoon. Autumn (March - May): Autumn in Sydney is generally mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 11-21°C (52-70°F). Rainfall is usually low, with some light showers in April. Winter (June - August): Winter in Sydney is generally mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 8-17°C (46-63°F). Rainfall is usually low, but there can be heavy thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Cruise weather for Sydney

Our weather forecast for Sydney helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 10.3 °C
25.6 m/s
43.6 m/s
93.8 %
22.3 m
56.3 %
1,017 hPa
06:52:45
17:11:05
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 11.3 °C
17.6 m/s
41.8 m/s
43.2 %
23.7 m
68.2 %
1,018 hPa
06:52:05
17:11:46
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 8.4 °C
10.1 m/s
16.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
64.5 %
1,019 hPa
06:51:23
17:12:27
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 9 °C
24.8 m/s
45.0 m/s
64.7 %
24.0 m
54.7 %
1,019 hPa
06:50:40
17:13:08
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 8.4 °C
29.2 m/s
58.0 m/s
72.9 %
23.3 m
59.9 %
1,025 hPa
06:49:55
17:13:49
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 12.8 °C
min: 8.1 °C
31.7 m/s
45.7 m/s
74.8 %
20.2 m
70.8 %
1,029 hPa
06:49:10
17:14:31
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 9.5 °C
26.3 m/s
42.8 m/s
78.0 %
21.6 m
73.8 %
1,030 hPa
06:48:22
17:15:13
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 7.9 °C
28.1 m/s
43.2 m/s
56.1 %
20.4 m
72.3 %
1,027 hPa
06:47:34
17:15:55
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 9.3 °C
24.1 m/s
36.0 m/s
78.1 %
19.3 m
77.0 %
1,026 hPa
06:46:44
17:16:37
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 15.4 °C
min: 9.3 °C
14.9 m/s
27.5 m/s
73.2 %
24.0 m
79.6 %
1,024 hPa
06:45:52
17:17:19
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 17.9 °C
min: 9.2 °C
10.4 m/s
19.1 m/s
77.0 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,021 hPa
06:45:00
17:18:01
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 10.2 °C
13.7 m/s
17.6 m/s
41.0 %
24.1 m
63.1 %
1,022 hPa
06:44:06
17:18:43
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 14.3 °C
min: 8.9 °C
17.6 m/s
26.6 m/s
64.0 %
23.1 m
72.7 %
1,023 hPa
06:43:11
17:19:25
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 9.9 °C
28.1 m/s
41.4 m/s
86.6 %
15.0 m
79.2 %
1,023 hPa
06:42:14
17:20:08
Aug. 8th 2024 Aug. 8th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 7.3 °C
32.8 m/s
48.2 m/s
72.6 %
21.3 m
70.7 %
1,026 hPa
06:41:17
17:20:50

Cruises to Sydney

Would you like to travel to Sydney on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Sydney.

Scheduled ship calls in Sydney, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 Coral Princess 06:00 am 06:45 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Pride 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Splendor 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Pride 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Sep. 2024 Diamond Princess 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 12:00 am
Oct. 6th 2024 Sunday, 6th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Splendor 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Luminosa 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 13th 2024 Sunday, 13th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 16th 2024 Wednesday, 16th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Luminosa 06:30 am 12:00 am
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 Disney Wonder 06:45 am 11:58 pm
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 06:30 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Solstice 12:00 am 06:45 pm
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 Disney Wonder 08:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Disney Wonder 12:00 am 04:45 pm
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Edge 06:30 am 06:45 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Crown Princess 06:00 am 06:45 pm
Oct. 28th 2024 Monday, 28th of Oct. 2024 Royal Princess 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 LE BELLOT 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 1st 2024 Friday, 1st of Nov. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 06:30 am 06:45 pm
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Edge 06:30 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 12:00 am
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 06:30 am 06:45 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Edge 06:30 am 06:45 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Disney Wonder 08:00 am 05:45 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Luminosa 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Splendor 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 10th 2024 Sunday, 10th of Nov. 2024 Royal Princess 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 06:30 am 06:45 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 Royal Princess 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 06:30 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2024 Monday, 18th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Edge 06:30 am 06:45 pm
Nov. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Nov. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 06:30 am 06:45 pm
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 Silver Muse 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 23rd 2024 Saturday, 23rd of Nov. 2024 Crown Princess 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Splendor 06:30 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 MS Europa 2 07:00 am 08:00 pm

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