From the sun-drenched quays surrounding the dramatic harbour, to the sprawling shopping streets shadowed by brilliant city-centre skyscrapers, Sydney is the epitome of elegant outdoor living.
Cruising past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House amongst New Year’s Eve celebrations is perhaps one of the most iconic superyacht charter experiences, though there is much more to Sydney than its inner-city delights. It is hard to imagine any other place where you can live the energy of a major city and the bliss of a secluded island retreat all in the same day.
Located on the east coast of New South Wales, Sydney is arguably Australia’s premier city, boasting everything from luxury hotels, sublime beaches, gorgeous weather, first-class shopping and charismatic suburbs. Sydney is a thriving hub of both business and the arts, constantly jostling with Melbourne for the title of cultural capital. The city’s museums, galleries, theatres and sporting venues are first-class, and the city seems to be in a constant state of celebration for one reason or another.
Away from the hive of activity in the CBD, there are glorious cruising grounds in the surrounding areas which boast crystal clear waters, thrilling water sports and a peaceful ambience more in tune with a remote island.
Circular Quay is the Sydney of dreams, a perfect sun-filled space of water and concrete, housing exquisite restaurants and opulent hotels alongside the architectural brilliance of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Darling Harbour is another gorgeous waterfront destination not to be missed, housing the Sydney Aquarium, beautifully tendered parklands and some fabulously unique museums. There is always something fascinating to immerse yourself in at the International Convention Centre, while the Harbour comes alive at night with vibrant bars and nightclubs.
Australia’s vibrant outdoor spirit is well and truly alive in this bustling metropolis, where al-fresco dining, bike rides through the park and open-air music performances are all part of the Sydney lifestyle. The historical harbour side precinct of The Rocks is a maze of cobble-stone streets and leafy courtyards lined with the city’s oldest restaurants, pubs and cafés sitting alongside bustling markets selling local artworks and traditional Australian fare.
Cruise over to the beachfront suburb of Manly, home to some of Sydney’s most glorious beaches and fabulous luxury seaside hotels. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the designer shops, trendy bars and cafés along the sweeping tree-lined Corso and stop at one of the superb restaurants with unrivalled water views.
Bondi & Eastern Beaches
No trip to Sydney would be complete without visiting the world-famous Bondi Beach. One look at its perfectly golden sands melting into deep blue waves and there is no question as to why it is recognised as one of the best in the world.
As with all of Australia’s major cities, sport reigns supreme in Sydney, where the national sports of Rugby League and cricket are major events on the sporting calendar, though anything from soccer, rugby union, tennis, AFL, swimming and golf can be watched at almost any time of the year.
Sydney is one town dripping in personality, with each of its unique suburbs buzzing with its own charismatic individuality. Trace an unforgettable path through the Harbour, sailing past brilliant waterfront mansions, natural islands and luscious national parks.
The prestigious suburb of Paddington is the perfect place to head for fashionable designer boutiques, fascinating antique shops and funky art galleries.
One of the greatest strengths of Sydney as a superyacht destination is the ability to berth right in the centre of one of the world’s leading cities. Sydney Superyacht Marina and Jones Bay Wharf offer premier superyacht berths within minutes from Sydney’s top attractions. For Owners and Captains, world-class shipyard facilities within the city also provide the added benefit of getting any works done on the vessel while enjoying the thrills of Sydney.