5 Activities On The Water To Take Advantage Of Sydney’s Best Feature, The Harbour

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5 Activities On The Water To Take Advantage Of Sydney’s Best Feature, The Harbour

The harbour makes Sydney one of the world’s most naturally beautiful cities.

It’s so picturesque that it even has its own webcam streaming live images 24/7 so that admirers of our city can dream and dream of the time they’ll be allowed to visit again. They can watch the boats, ferries and cruise ships go by; see cars and trucks cross the harbour bridge; and watch the city lights turn on at sunset and twinkle in the night.

But that’s no way to take advantage of the calmer waters of the harbour if you actually live in the Emerald City.

In fact, Sydney Harbour has got plenty of water activities you can do to not only pass the time, but also experiences that will give you a newfound appreciation or perspective on Sydney. Some might even give you a bit of a workout while you’re at it.

1. Kayaking

See the harbour and all of it’s sights, sounds, and secluded areas from the comfort of your very own kayak. However, if you’re not a seasoned expert on the waters, and not too sure on the rules of the harbour, it’s probably best that you book in with an operator. Luckily, there are a few operators out there offering to take you out and about.

πŸ“Œ Oz Paddle

πŸ“Œ Sydney by Kayak

πŸ“Œ Sydney Harbour Kayaks

2. Paddleboarding

Is it easier than kayaking? I don’t think so, but the elation felt when finally being able to stand up and paddle for a prolonged period of time is something I have been searching for for a long time now. It will come, one day, and the waters of Sydney Harbour make for the perfect place to keep on practicing.Then, maybe one day I’ll be able to make it out into the ocean.

πŸ“Œ WatssupΒ 

πŸ“Œ Balmoral Boatshed

πŸ“Œ Manly Kayak CentreΒ 

πŸ“Œ Point Piper Kayak Centre

πŸ“Œ Rose Bay Aquatic Hire


3. Sailing

Sailboats aren’t just for the rich and powerful but being on one will definitely make you feel like a million bucks. And to be pretty frank, gliding across the water with the wind in your hair and Sydney all around you does sound like an unforgettable experience. Whether you know what to do already or need a few lessons to show you the ropes, there’s a boat in the harbour ready for you.

πŸ“Œ Sydney by Sail

πŸ“Œ Champagne Sailing

πŸ“Œ East SailΒ 

4. Jet Boats

A sail around the harbour too slow for your liking? Well, thankfully then there are a number of jet boat operators ripping up the waters and giving those on board a shot of adrenaline into their system. You might not get the clearest of shots for your Instagram feed, but you will feel something unable to be captured in a photo.

πŸ“Œ Thunder Jet

πŸ“Œ Harbour Jet

πŸ“Œ Oz Jet Boating

5. Sydney Ferries

Whether you’ve caught them a million times or never at all, Sydney’s ferries are our favourite way of exploring the harbour. From the departure point at Circular Quay, Sydney’s ferries fan out in all directions and take locals and tourists alike on scenic journeys to stunning locations.

Image: Transport for NSW

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