Sydney is Australia’s largest and most vibrant city. It also features one of the world’s most iconic skylines.

Cruisers are spoilt for choice destinations and sites once they make call at Sydney Harbour. Attractions range from excellent eateries, fine shopping, and a glimpse of some of the world’s best architecture.

The Australian accent is both distinctive and challenging, but you can still get around comfortably if you speak some English. The Australian dollar has a competitive exchange rate, so you can get a lot for your walking-around money.

Here are a handful of offshore destinations worth visiting while in Sydney:

Sydney Opera House Guided Tour

Hop off the cruise ship and take a dive into this world-heritage site with a guided tour. This tour will give you unfettered access to this fascinating venue, as the guide makes it come alive with tales of celebrated past performances.

The tour only takes 30 minutes, and you can dine at the Opera kitchen if you’re feeling peckish after the walk.

Blue Mountain Day Trip and River Cruise

Blue Mountain has too many attractions to experience in a single day. These attractions include Leura and the Jamison Valley, along with Australian wildlife and stunning scenery.

The good news is that you can take a cruise down Parramatta River after your excursion and sample a delicious meal at an award-winning restaurant.

Sydney Harbour Ferry to Taronga Zoo

Take a relaxing ferry ride through Sydney’s iconic harbour as you make your way to Taronga Zoo.

You can take your time to say hello to a range of exotic animals, including gorillas, giraffes, and a host of native species.

Sydney Tower 360 Bar

Get an unhindered view of the city at Sydney’s best vantage point. Sydney Tower is 88 storeys tall and features a revolving bar and restaurant at the top.

You can even savour gourmet meals and down your favourite cocktails while watching the city.