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    Posted January 24, 2014 by
    konacraig
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    Sydney Harbor

     
    We spent 3 days in Sydney near the harbor and were struck with how beautiful the harbor is. Sydney Harbor is commonly referred to as the most beautiful natural harbor in the world. Those who come to see it will understand why. The 240 kilometres of shoreline encompass approximately 54 square kilometres of water, which translates to an enormous area for exploration and discovery.

    Although there are exclusive homes dotted around the water's edge, there are large tracts of parklands, reserves and gardens that balance the harbor environmentally. It is possible to walk around much of the harbor edge and picnic in many spots.

    On a warm sunny day, the harbor is a vibrant blue and dotted with hundreds of sailing boats, cruise boats and ferries.

    The best way of seeing the harbour is to be on it and that's easy to do. Sydney Ferries, which are also government run, provide an inexpensive way of seeing the most beautiful harbour in the world.

    The hub of Sydney Harbour is Circular Quay, a ferry terminus situated at the bottom end of the central business district. Government ferries depart from here for most parts of the harbour. From here its an easy walk or short ferry ride to The Rocks, the Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach.

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