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Originally posted by Sunflower & The Scientist
We will be arriving on a Viking cruise ship...does anyone know if from the port we can walk and do of the neat things you are talking about? Is the port industrial?

Loved the list of things to do!
Are you on the Viking Orion? What is the date of you port visit?

It looks like the Viking cruises primarily use the White Bay Terminal which is farther away than the Overseas Cruise Terminal on Circular Quay. Locals can give you more info but I doubt many attractions are walkable from there.
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Originally posted by Sunflower & The Scientist
Yes the Orion in December. We will have one full day to do things there.
The Sydney cruise schedule shows that you will be docking at the White Bay Cruise Terminal and attractions won’t be walkable. There is apparently a ferry that you can take to the Baranagaroo Wharf which is a one mile walk from Circular Quay. You can also connect to ferries to other attractions. Locals should be able to give you more information.


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Thanks so much for your help. So the ferries you mentioned are a walkable distance from where we dock? That would be an easy thing to do if so. We aren't into renting cars and taking off on our own, we'd rather do something like hop on a ferry that would take us to something we'd like to see.
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I don't know why I didn't think of looking that up online! Appears that docking area is very suitable to roaming around and seeing some beautiful views. The photos show a beautiful view of the Sydney Opera House. I'm guessing there will be ample opportunities for leaving that area to do things as well as strolling around that area.
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Originally posted by Sunflower & The Scientist
Thanks so much for your help. So the ferries you mentioned are a walkable distance from where we dock? That would be an easy thing to do if so. We aren't into renting cars and taking off on our own, we'd rather do something like hop on a ferry that would take us to something we'd like to see.
This is the information I found about the ferry.

http://www.captaincook.com.au/sydney...ay-city-ferry/


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The White Bay Terminal has some great pictures that show where the ferry is in relationship to the ships. You can see them going around in front of the Opera House.

You've really gotten me on to something I had not yet done in prep for this trip. I'm looking at all the port terminals for the trip. Unfortunately there are not a lot of good comments about Melbourne, but there still appears to be some nice things to do. We'll take a ship excursion for part of the time and I think there is area to roam on our own also.

I think Auckland and Sydney where we have one night stays, have excellent ports and we will enjoy them both.
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Originally posted by EastCoastAussie
Hi All,
I am from Sydney and figured I might just put up some options for people to do when visiting our city
1. Visit Manly on the ferry
2. Walk up to botanic gardens
3. Take the ferry to Darling Harbour
4. walk across the harbour bridge
5. go up Centrepoint tower
6. Check our the older buildings
7. Visit Haigh's Chocolates (you can also do this in Melbourne and Adelaide) it is up George St - you wont regret it
8. Visit The Strand Arcade
9. Get lost in The Rocks
10. Want to see Aussie animals and have 4 hours- Wildlife World at Darling Harbour- excellent display and the biggest wombats I have ever seen.
----that is just 10 (there is heaps more)
Other Sydney-siders what would you add?
Got 9 Days there.....stay in the Rocks?