Sydney Harbour Port Jackson

Port Jackson, comprising the waters of Sydney Harbour


Port Jackson, consisting of the waters of Sydney Harbour, Middle 

Harbour, North Harbour and the Lane Cove and Parramatta 

Rivers, is the ria or natural harbour of Sydney, New South Wales

Australia. The harbour is an inlet of the Tasman Sea (part of the 

South Pacific Ocean). It is the location of the Sydney Opera House 

and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The location of the first European 

settlement in Australia, Port Jackson has continued to play a key 

role in the history and development of Sydney.

Many recreational events are based on or around the harbour 

itself particularly the Sydney New Year's Eve celebrations and the 

starting point of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

The waterways of Port Jackson are managed by the Roads & 

Maritime Services. Sydney Harbour National Park protects a 

number of islands and foreshore areas, swimming spots, 

bushwalking tracks and picnic areas




The Sydney Harbour Bridge 

Is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour 

that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic 

between the Sydney central business district and the North 

Shore. Sydney Harbour Bridge NSW




Construction started: July 28, 1923

Opened: March 19, 1932

Total length: 1,149 m


Height: 141 m

Location: Milsons Point, Millers 

Point, Sydney


Architects: John Bradfield, Ralph 

Freeman, Thomas S. Tait

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