Port Jackson Camping

Explore Port Jackson in 2022

If you are planning your maiden tour to magnificent Australia, and are in two minds about which city to visit first. Let us help you with that.  It has to be Sydney!! Yes, the largest and oldest city of the country with its dazzling architectural finesse and those picturesque beaches is undoubtedly the ideal place to jump-start the Australian expedition. What can be a better way to view Sydney, if it’s not Port Jackson. Since it is located of Iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge, it made sense to plan an earnest tour of it. Not just that, apparently it’s quite a historical place and as a history buff, the trip was cheery on the cake for the people who incline history.

Location of Port Jackson

Port Jackson is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It comprises the water of Sydney Harbor, North Harbor, the Lane Cove, Middle Harbor,  and Parramatta Rivers. It is the harbour where the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge are situated.

History of Port Jackson

The land around Port Jackson was earlier occupied by the people of  Gadigal, Wangal, Cammeraygal and  Eora tribes. In the year 1770, Lieutenant James Cook discovered the Sydney Harbor. Late on the first European colony was established here.


Port Jackson or Sydney Harbor as it is popularly known, is the largest natural working harbour in the world with a length of 19 km and an area of 55sqkm. It serves as an inlet of the Tasman Sea which is a part of the mighty Pacific Ocean. It was the location of the first European settlement in Australia. Perched on it is the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge which is the largest (ok, seems Port Jackson has lots of ‘largest’) steel arch type with a span of 1650 feet.

Things To Do

When you will take the first step in Port Jackson, you will be served with a mesmerizing view of the vibrant harbour with an array of sailing boats and ferries. You can take a ferry from Circular Quay. There are a lot of vehicles to facilitate the trip but,  the best way to explore the harbour is to take a ferry and rightly so!! There are several islands within the harbour such as Shark Island, Clark Island, Fort Denison, Goat Island and many more all bestowed nature’s beauty. It is an exhilarating experience to delve into the majestic harbour to discover its astounding beauty as well as its diverse aquatic fauna.

A short walk on the northern side of Circular Quay leads to the archetypal Sydney Harbour Bridge which needs no introduction. Climbing on it, you will see the continuous harbour and the spectacular Sydney skyline

Take a walkway from the southern side of Circular Quay, which leads to mighty Sydney Opera House and a walk from there will take you to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

For filling your tummies, you can visit anyone the best restaurants in Australia as there are a lot of fine eating options available there.

A tour to Port Jackson could not be complete without enjoying the hypnotizing view of the sunset and the enthralling night view of the harbour.

Port Jackson has a lot to offer and it’s hardly possible to take it all in one visit. But till next!!!!!

Were you amazed by the mesmerizing and vibrant view of Port Jackson Harbour in Sydney? Enjoyed seeing the great array of ferries and boats? If yes, then let us also know the great time spent in Port Jackson here and be sure to comment below.

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Why is Sydney Harbour called Port Jackson?

Cook named the inlet Sir George Jackson, one of the British Admiralty’s Lord Commissioners and Judge Advocate of the Fleet, following his discovery of Sydney Harbour.

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