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Wildlife Region

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

For those who have visited Sydney, it is little surprise that the city is consistently ranked as the world’s top tourist destination. The sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour and stunning skyline is regarded as one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. What is surprising is the diverse wildlife viewing opportunities at Sydney’s doorstep.

Sydney has more marine species than any other harbour in the world and is a prime location to observe the incredible Humpback Whale migrating from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef each year. Further out to sea where the continental shelf drops off, the region is one of Australia’s best pelagic birding sites, with an abundance of albatross, petrels, gannets and shearwaters.


Featured operator

  • Featured operator

    Oz Whale Watching

    Sydney Princess Cruises commenced operations in 2001 when Colin and Sonia Thwaites purchased a charter boat to showcase their love of boating and the amazing sights of Sydney Harbour. After only two years in business, the company expanded their focus to include more nature and cultural based offerings.

    Colin clearly remembers the first time he saw an adult Humpback Whale on a beautiful crystal clear winters day right outside Sydney Heads. The size, grace and the amazing power of the animal was something he thought that every visitor should get...

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