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.
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!
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.
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.
Embark on a voyage like no other, aboard the luxury sailboat and cruise along the iconic Sydney harbor. Unwind as your expert skipper navigates you along the shimmering water as you enjoy a delish lunch aboard and refreshing drinks throughout your cruise. After your delicious lunch, immerse yourself in the crystal clear water as you get the chance to dip in the ocean or snorkel along and see some amazing marine life up close before heading back to Rushcutters bay.
This scenic flight departs from the beautiful Rose Bay and will have you soaring over famous coastlines, heading north to Palm Beach and returning via the meandering waterways of Pittwater. You will take a final circuit over the world-renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before a water landing back in Rose Bay. Your experience continues as you disembark and take your seat at the beautiful waterfront restaurant, Empire Lounge. Here you will enjoy a 3-course a la carte lunch with a complimentary glass of champagne each. The menu features modern Australian cuisine with a focus on the freshest seasonal produce and locally sourced seafood. After lunch 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.
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.
Enjoy a guided 2-2.5 hour leisurely walk around Sydney’s colonial district. Wander through hidden alleys and laneways and hear stories about the many characters and rogues that called The Rocks home. The arrival of the British in Australia in 1788 brought not only convicts but also their drinking habits from back home in England. And so began a way of life for both convicts and gaolers trying to survive a foreign land as “rum” provided not only entertainment and escape but became a form of currency in the colony.
Some of the stories you will learn about are the ‘six o’clock swill’, which pub is really Sydney’s first pub? What was the “Blow My Skull Off” cocktail that was popular with sailors in the 1800’s? And learn about Sydney’s first brewer.
The tour finishes at The Hero of Waterloo Hotel with a tour of the haunted cellar and an ice-cold beverage sharing stories around the bar.
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.
Spend your morning aboard a 52-foot motorised yacht touring the great sights of Sydney! Throughout your day your captain will explain the history of the city and tour you around the hot spots of Sydney! Start the morning off with a yummy morning tea as your cruise out along the harbor passing some amazing sites such as the Sydney harbor bridge, Opera House, Bay of Coves, and many more! As your yacht docks at the harbor Marriott, undertake a half-day tour around Sydney, your experienced guide will take you to visit some of Sydney's best local regions- spend the afternoon exploring the coastal cliffs and walking along the famous 'Bondi Beach' before being dropped back to your hotel.
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.
Experience the vastness of Sydney Harbour with its many secluded beaches and spectacular sandstone cliffs. Visit one of Sydney Harbour National Park’s protected Islands; a hidden gem right in the middle of the harbour and discover natural bushland, once common around Sydney. Listen to commentary on the history of Sydney Harbour as well as details of the marine life that inhabits its sandy beaches, grassy sea beds and rocky shores. 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.
Step aboard a modern 78ft cruiser to begin your Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise with Cruise Sydney. 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. This lunch experience is a long, lavish affair, with generous a la carte meals showcasing locally sourced and regionally influenced delicacies, paired with an expansive collection of beers, wine, soft drinks, tea, or coffee. Wine lovers aboard are in for a treat, as the wine selection has been hand-curated from some of the most prestigious wine regions in New South Wales.
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.
During this historic pub walking tour of The Rocks, you will be drinking and searching for Sydney’s oldest pub. Between watering holes, you will be guided through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks as you share the gossip, shouts, & stories of Australia’s first European settlement. This tour includes a choice of beer, cider, house wine, or soft drink at each of the 4 pubs visited. Pre or post tour, you can choose an optional meal and drink extra to enjoy with your new tour mates and maybe another beer, or two.
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