Sydney is Australia's largest city and the vibrant capital of New South Wales. The city was founded in 1788 with the arrival of the first fleet of convicts and soldiers, although the area has been inhabited by indigenous Australian ancestors who came to Australia between 15,000 and 45,000 years ago. Today, Sydney is a major international capital of culture and business, and also a key tourist destination recognised across the globe. Most famed for the unique Sydney Opera House, the city is also known for its beautiful surrounding beaches and as a gateway to popular sightseeing regions such as the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley.
Aussie Backyard Tour is 1.5 hour walking tour with a Zoo guide including photo opportunities and access to Australian native animals. The tour also includes Zoo entry.
Sydney harbour is like a sunset painting in progress. The aquamarine colours of Summer give way to the warm orange hues of Autumn before deepening to a magical Winter twilight blue. Year-round, sun-up or sun-down and everything in between, the colours of Sydney Harbour will welcome you onboard the evening Dinner Cruise. This is the perfect start to an evening or stunning end to an amazing day in the greatest city in the world.
When in Sydney travel like the locals do, on the harbour highway. The best harbour destinations have been combined into one easy to follow ferry timetable. This pass gives you the flexibility to hop-on and hop-off as you like, with the expert local guidance of our onboard crew.
This great value boat cruise gives you a taste of Sydney’s ‘living, working harbour’, from its iconic landmarks and opulent waterfront suburbs to beautiful national parks and historic outposts. It includes a secluded beach stop and visit to a 19th century colonial settlement and museum. Morning tea with locally-made delicacies available to purchase.
Step inside an iconic landmark. The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks and this is your chance to truly get up-close. Run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings. Visit areas off-limits to the public and capture photographs from rare vantage points. Explore theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year.
Experience the sun, sand, and surf at Australia’s most iconic beach with this 3-hour walking tour of Bondi Beach. Learn about the area’s Aboriginal heritage, see where the famous ‘Bondi Rescue’ TV show is filmed, and learn how Bondi Beach became a hotspot for tourists, celebrities, and surfers. Along the way, admire the Bondi Aboriginal rock art sites, pose for photos by the Bondi Pavillion, and take a peek at celebrity residences located nearby. Then on to the Bondi promenade to catch a Lifeguard for a photo and walk along the coastal path to Tamarama and Bronte beaches with more stunning scenery. After that, head back for a drink overlooking Bondi at Icebergs.
Cruise like a local, aboard a 52-foot motor yacht for an amazing 4-hour experience touring around the Sydney hotspots. Spend the afternoon listening to your captain sharing the history of the harbor- as your tour passes the famous sights such as the harbor bridge, opera house, bay of Coves, and many other amazing sights! Sit back and relax as you enjoy a yummy 3 course BBQ meal paired with beautiful local beers and wines! After lunch immerse yourself in the onboard activities that the private vessel has to offer Swim, fish, or kayak- or spend your time relaxing out on the sunbed and taking in the sights and surroundings!
Explore Australia’s largest private collection of native animals and bird life at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Located 40 km from Sydney’s CBD see unique wildlife in a natural bush setting. Want to get up close and personally with the wildlife why not visit Featherdale’s three kangaroo and marsupial walk-through areas where you will have the chance meet and hand feed their roo family with Featherdale’s special kangaroo food! For an additional cost you can meet and interact with a Koala and learn more about this fascinating creature.
Visit the historic Rocks area and hear of early convict history. Marvel at 18th century sandstone architecture such as NSW Parliament House, Rum Hospital, Hyde Park Barracks and St Mary’s Cathedral. Head to Mrs. Macquaries Point, to enjoy magnificent views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Continue through Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, home to the rich and famous. Travelling along the coves and shores of one of the world's most impressive harbours, You will pass through areas such as Kings Cross, Double Bay, and Rose Bay before arriving at Watsons Bay. Here, you will have the option of a short coastal walk with views of the South Pacific Ocean and the entrance to Sydney Harbour.
Visit the Bondi beachfront promenade, put your toes in the sand, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at your own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and surfers riding the waves of Bondi. Continue on to Tamarama and Bronte beaches before returning to the city via Centennial Park and Paddington, a trendy district with its elegant terrace houses and boutique shops along Oxford Street. Finishing in Darling Harbour, you will board your Sydney Harbour lunch cruise. Enjoy a buffet-style Aussie BBQ lunch onboard including salad and vegetables - and all this with great views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
One of the best ways to see the Sydney skyline is by helicopter! Climbing 1500 feet in the air, enjoy the panoramic views as the city lights, light up the bustling CBD in a multitude of colors. Your Pilot will guide you over the Sydney Bridge, the Opera House, and the beach- throughout your flight, you will be kitted out to communicate with your crew on board.
Depart from the Seaplane Terminal at Rose Bay late morning and enjoy the breathtaking views as you fly over the neighbouring harbour, where the Pittwater and Hawkesbury Rivers converge. You will touch down on the Hawkesbury River near Mooney Mooney on the Central Coast, where you will be greeted by pearl farm staff and taken to their Shellar Door. Here you will be immersed in the history of Australian pearls and get hands-on with pearl grading and valuation with pearls from different regions across Australia. After your tour you can sit back and take in the beautiful views as you enjoy your Pearlers' Platter lunch and choice of wine. On your flight back to Rose Bay you will soar past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and famous Opera House, so remember to have your camera at the ready.
This scenic flight departs from the beautiful Rose Bay and will have you soaring over famous coastlines, heading across Sydney Harbour to Bondi. Have your camera ready for your up-close encounter with the world-renowned Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house before landing back at the terminal, where your water transfer will be waiting to take you across to Shark Island with your gourmet lunch hamper. Sit back and relax on your picnic rug as you revel in the stunning views from the island and enjoy a bottle of premium wine with your decadent lunch. Your water taxi will return to collect you at a time of your choosing so you can make the most of exploring this little piece of Sydney Harbour National Park. After returning to the Sydney Seaplanes Terminal you can take a step back into the 1930's with the educational seaplane exhibition located in the Empire Lounge, and learn how the Catalina flying boats played a key role in the Second World War.
Experience the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of Sydney, whilst scaling the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge on BridgeClimb’s original Climb experience. Feel on top of the world as you journey along the upper arch to the peak of an Australian icon, soaking in the stories from your expert Climb Leader and the sights of the Harbour and the City skyline that surround you.
There is no better way to get up close and personal with the living history and heritage of Sydney than on foot with Sydney’s most experienced tour guides on a 90-minute leisurely walk around Sydney’s historic Rocks district. Hear the story of Sydney from the beginning as you stroll along the shoreline of sparkling Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Campbell’s Cove, and Cadman’s Cottage. Wander down hidden alleyways, into shady courtyards, and along cobbled lanes. Discover the nooks and crannies and get up close and personal with the living history and heritage of Australia’s first British settlement.
Experience all the excitement of Australia’s famous Harbour city aboard the Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Beach, open-
top double-decker buses. The Sydney tour is the perfect introduction to this dynamic city, showcasing the iconic landmarks including the impressive arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the glorious Sydney Opera House and the sparkling waters of Sydney and Darling Harbour. The tour passes bustling shops, restaurants and attractions set amongst Colonial, Victorian and postmodern architecture.
Step aboard a modern 78ft cruiser to begin your stunning Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise. Designed with luxury and superb comfort in mind and with plenty of room on board, expansive main, upper, and sun decks offer 360-degree views of all the harbour’s iconic attractions as you sail past. The Sydney Harbour is photogenic at any time, but sunset is particularly special, and once the sun goes down, the gleaming cityscape comes alive in glittering lights. This dinner cruise allows you the opportunity to experience the harbour from both beautiful perspectives.
This dinner experience is a long, lavish affair, with generous meals showcasing locally sourced and regionally influenced delicacies, paired with an expansive collection of beers, wine, soft drinks, tea, or coffee.
Cruise on a luxury cruiser as you discover the beauty of Sydney Harbour and dine at iconic harbourside restaurants on a progressive long lunch. Soft drinks, sparkling wine, beer, still wine, tea, and coffee will be available from the moment you step on board. Cruise past the world-famous landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House with the crew on hand to tell you about the past and modern-day history of the harbour. As a part of our lunch cruise in Sydney, you will see Woolloomoolloo Bay, the home of the Australian Navy’s Sydney Base Garden Island, then venture further down the harbour cruising past Double Bay and Point Piper which are the locations of the most expensive homes in Sydney.
Disembark the boat and head down the wharf to the restaurant where you will have a choice of entrees and a selection of beverages to choose from.
Back onboard, you will then cruise past the opening of Sydney Heads with Manly off to our right and then go around Middle Head to enter Middle Harbour. Then, we will stop at the Balmoral Jetty where you will disembark again for your main course at the Balmoral Public Dining Room. Here, you will choose your main course from the menu and have a selection of beverages to choose from to accompany it. After you have finished dining the boat will then head up to Spit Bridge and beyond to see some amazing landscapes and homes perched on the cliffs of Sydney’s upper-class North Shore district, finally, you will be able to enjoy delicious desserts and our cheese platter onboard the boar as you travel back through Sydney Harbour.
Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People. Get inspired as you discover the oldest ecology, conservation, sustainability, astrology and spiritual beliefs on earth today. Connect with Australian skies, lands and waters, and the experiences of 'always walking Country'. Feel empowered by learning how to teach others to navigate Dreamtime pathways, whenever, in the city or out in the bush.
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