Sydney HarbourFew harbors, or harbours, are more famous and breathtakingly beautiful than Sydney’s. First discovered in 1770 by Captain James Cook, and the site of the first colony in Australia in 1788, the harbor today is home to some of the city’s most iconic structures: the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Warren Grau’s itinerary includes a day on the water providing a unique perspective on the city. Your captain and host will take you to some of its many bays and coves, and the sea breezes will make the three-course gourmet lunch served on board your private yacht for the day even more delicious. At the end of your sail, you’ll be able to take in the lights of Sydney from your harbor-view room at the Four Seasons Sydney. For more details of Springboard Vacations’ 13-day itinerary to Australia and other trips from AFAR to the country, visit AFAR Journeys.
New Year’s at Sydney Harbour
Get an up-close perspective on one of the world's greatest waterways on a laid-back cruise around the harbor, where you'll take in all the city's legendary sights from the ideal vantage point. Get on board at bustling Circular Quay, then float your way past Sydney's most Instagram-worthy spots—the Bridge, the Opera House, the Royal Botanic Garden, Luna Park, that gleaming skyline—along with troves of secret beaches and islands. Keep an eye out for whales, which occasionally come to frolic in the harbor's warm waters.