Popular Destinations from Sydney

Sydney is the perfect city to commence a South Pacific adventure, an expedition to New Zealand and a trip up the east coast of Australia and on to Asia.

Sydney Cruising Seasons

Sydney is a year round departure point for cruising.

Cruise Ships Departing Sydney

  • Pacific Pearl
  • Pacific Jewel
  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Radiance of the Seas
  • Dawn Princess
  • Sea Princess
  • Celebrity Millennium
  • Queen Mary 2
  • Marina

Sydney Port

Overseas Passenger Terminal – Circular Quay

Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal on Circular Quay is the principle terminal for cruise ships docking at the Harbour City. Interestingly, Circular Quay is also the point where the First Fleet landed to establish a British colony in 1788.

Approximate travel times and costs

By car/taxi

  • 10 minutes from Sydney Town Hall, George St, CBD (taxi $7.42 - $14.84)
  • 35 minutes from Sydney Airport (taxi $29.68 - $44.51)

By train

  • 9 minutes from Central Station to Circular Quay Station

The Overseas Passenger Terminal is located approximately 150 metres from Circular Quay Station.

Port Facilities


A private operator offers parking when a cruise ship is not in port at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. There are numerous parking stations near the terminal for short-term parking.

Shops and restaurants

The Passenger Terminal is located within moments of the Rocks, Circular Quay and the Sydney CBD. Therefore there are many shops, cafes and restaurants close to the terminal. Head up to George Street and explore the historic Rocks district for a unique dining and shopping experience.

Location of Passenger Port

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