Adored the world over, ‘on the list’ for international travellers, loved by the locals and gasp worthy for all who visit. Here are 10 reasons why Sydney Harbour can stake its claim as the best harbour in the world.
1. An incredible natural attraction
Covering a 55m2 (592 sq. ft), Sydney Harbour stretches 19 kilometres (11 miles) from its opening from the Tasman Sea and has a 317-kilometre (196.9 mile) perimeter. Geography junkies will want to know - Sydney Harbour or Port Jackson - is actually a drowned river valley, that also contains two other harbours, North Harbour and Middle Harbour and extends out to Darling Harbour and the Parramatta River in the west. It’s a natural waterscape and landscape. There’s plenty who say it’s the largest natural harbour in the world - that’s up for debate but it’s stunning so in this case, size does not matter. The environment here is protected under the auspices of Sydney Harbour National Park that protects the islands, foreshore, flora and fauna and aboriginal culture.