29 Sep 2008
Sydney is one of the great ports in the world to arrive by ship. It has a gorgeous skyline and about 200 miles of coastline. The city is built around Port Jackson, which includes Sydney Harbour. It is noted for the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
The cruise ships dock right downtown within walking distance of the world famous Opera House. Know for its expressionist modern design, the Opera House is made up of a series of pre-cast large concrete shells and covered by over one million Swedish-made self-cleaning tiles.
Typically cruise ships will arrive very early in the morning. If you are on one, be sure to wake up and enjoy the arrival. Of special interest is the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, locally nicknamed The Coathanger. It is the world's widest long-span bridge, and its tallest steel arch bridge.