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  • Whales come out to play in Sydney


    We are pretty lucky to boast more than 50% of the world’s whale, dolphin and porpoise species in Australian waters. So chances are that if you are out and about on Sydney Harbour you will catch a glimpse of these amazing creatures.

    Most of the whales migrating past Sydney at the moment are Humpback whales but you could also spot other species such as Southern Rights, Minkes, Brydes, Blue and Orcas, as well as pods of dolphins and Australian Fur Seals.

    The travelling pods tend to stay around 3 nautical miles (5.6km) off the coast but are known to venture into the harbour for a play, especially on the trip north. There are some great vantage points around our gorgeous harbour to spot whales at play. These include:

    • North Head Lookout, North Head National Park
    • Long Reef point
    • Bradley’s Head, Mosman
    • Cape Solander, Kurnell, Botany Bay National Park
    • Cape Banks, La Perouse
    • Bangally Headland at Avalon
    • Magic Point, Maroubra
    • Ben Buckler, Bondi
    • South Head Signal Station, South Head
    • Ku-ring-gai National Park
    • Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach

    Check out some of the best vantage points here –

    For those of you wanting to capture the perfect Kodak moment you might want to bring along some additional gear to your smartphone. Although its from way up in the northern hemisphere, we thought this piece had some pretty good tips on how to come home with that perfect shot –

    Happy whale watching. We will be keeping our eyes out over the next 2 months and would be very happy to sail you to your perfect vantage point.

  • Winter Festival


    You would be mistaken if you thought nothing much happened around Sydney and on the harbour in winter. Quite mistaken indeed! In fact winter is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a sail on the harbour with light winds, clear skies and stunning sunsets.

    Winter is in full swing and the Winter Festivals have well and truly kicked off in Sydney with loads of great reasons to make a trip into the city. Darling Harbour is hosting the Sydney Winter Festival featuring a huge open-air ice skating rink that the whole family will enjoy. Don’t miss the Thredbo Snow Slide also down at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. It’s a 25 metre long inflatable slide that is guaranteed to generate shrieks and giggles on the way down. You can feast on gourmet winter cuisine at the Winter Festival Village and if you are there on a Saturday there is a fireworks display at 8.30pm. Sailcorp picks up from Darling Harbour if you would like to combine a trip to the Sydney Winter Festival with a magical sail on the harbour.

    Sydney’s Winter Garden in front of St Mary’s Cathedral is another winter wonderland that is running until 19th July. An open air ice skating rink, inflatable slide and mechanical snowbard ride offer an action-packed winter adventure for the whole family. But if you are after a more relaxed winter experience there is the Winter Garden Après Skate Lounge or Café Del Mar bar for a gluhwein or Belvedere vodka as well as loads of other drinks and gourmet food options. The outdoor rink will also host Olympic stakers, figure staking performances and music.

    There are other winter hubs around Sydney including Bondi’s Winter Magic Festival boasting Australia’s only beach-side ice rink at the Bondi Pavilion. Ice staking at Sydney’s most iconic beach is an opportunity not to be missed! There is also Bondi Feast which is a pop-up winter festival of comedy, music, theatre, storytelling, visual arts and of course mugs of mulled cider are on offer.

    So much winter fun to choose from. But don’t forget a sail on Sydney Harbour during this time of year can be pretty spectacular as well. From a sunset cruise to an island hopper, we can create a fun-filled day on the water and could be persuaded to throw in a glass of mulled wine! Contact us for more information –

    Do we have a winter special on for corporates? Think you said that. Insert here at the bottom too.

  • Sydney Harbour must do’s this Spring



    There are so many beautiful things to see and do in Sydney and did you know a lot of them are free!

    Start your tour of Sydney with a walk over the Harbour via the Bridge. From Milson’s point you can walk the full length of the bridge arriving in the Rocks. Be sure to look up and see all the people walking over the top of the bridge (Sydney Bridge climb) but look straight out and you can see right across the harbour, past Fort Denison, Goat Island out to the heads.


    rocks market

    From the Harbour Bridge you will find the old stairs leading to the historic Rocks – the earliest dwellings in Sydney. The historic feel and styled buildings host some of the most delicious meals, brewery’s and retail shopping. Every Saturday and Sunday wander around the markets and on Friday’s the foodie markets are full of delicious meals and produce to purchase. There
    are self guided tours or paid tours, make sure you visit the Visitor Information Centre to maximise your time around the harbour.

    Sydney Harbour really is amazing for boasting some great picnic spots! The Royal Botanical Gardens is a must-see in Sydney. Find a shady spot and sit back and watch near Mrs Macquaries Chair – the harbour is always buzzing and when you have had enough of lazing around take a walk through the gardens. Some of the most s tunning Australian natives and globally introduced plants will delight you. Other amazing picnic spots for best harbour viewing are North Head – great walks, picnic spots and bird life, Wendy’s Secret Garden in Lavender Bay, a beautiful retreat hidden away but definitely a lovely secluded place for a quite sandwich and harbour viewing and Chowder Bay in Middle Head offers beautiful views, swimming, beach and historic heritage – another place for a great day out. Check out the national parks for more information.

    The new addition to Sydney Harbour is Barangaroo Reserve, this space provides grassed areas, walking and cycle paths and recreational areas – it is now open to the public and definitely worth a visit.

    What ever you choose to do this Spring, Sydney Harbour will provide you with some of the best viewing – city and water!

  • The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month.. check out Sydney’s delights!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sydney is known for it’s great food, outdoor dining locations and a great range of cuisine but with the addition of Good Food Month, October is filled with even more options. Here is a our list of some of the great things to experience around Sydney this October. noodle-markets-300x169Night Noodle Markets. With all the colour, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market plus the buzz, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival, their are over 50 food stalls across Hyde Park at the Night Noodle Markets.

    Open everyday from 5 to 9 in Hyde Park – entry is free.

    Centennial Parklands Dining – Gather your friends and family for a picnic in the park, without the pre-picnic madness. Grab a picnic hamper to share between. 1 Grand Drive, Centennial Parklands, Oct 25; 10:00am – 03:00pm, $28 (2 people); $48 (4 people); $63 (6 people)

    Looking for something a little upmarket.. ARIA Smoked, Head chef Ben Turner incorporates different smoking techniques from around the world into four smoke-inspired courses, all matched to wines, with canapés and a cocktail to start. 1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Oct 27; 06:30pm – 10:30pm, $180

    InterContinental Hotel Sydney, Australia For further information please contact VisualMedia on +44 (0)20 7613 2555. Note to Press: These images are supplied free of charge for editorial usage. Mandatory credit: VisMedia
    Finish the evening with Wine & Cheese with a view, for a perfect ending to a meal or the day, ride up to the Supper Club and unwind over a glass of wine and locally sourced cheese with all the trimmings. Twinkling night lights come for free. Level 31, InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, 21-24, 28-31; 09:00pm – 01:00am, $45

    So many options and excuses to get out and explore the great tastes of Sydney[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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