Tours in Sydney, Australia’s capital, offer an exciting blend of things to see and do. Sydney harbour alone has lots of activities that could be enough to keep most people happy.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM SYDNEY
Want to learn how to surf? Where could be better than Sydney, the heart of Australia’s surfing culture. For a great, fun-filled introduction to surfing, take this full-day tour to a beach just 45 minutes south of Sydney, where you’ll learn all the basics of board surfing from your fully qualified surf instructor.
SYDNEY BIKE TOURS
What could be more fun than touring the beautiful waterfront city of Sydney by bike?
Your no-stress cycling tour takes you through Sydney’s historic neighbourhoods for unforgettable views.
Cycle over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, spot the Opera House, see the sites by night or do a quick highlights tour for those pressed for time. With four cycle routes to choose from, there’s something for all!
WILD LIFE SYDNEY ENTRANCE TICKET
Explore WILD LIFE Sydney, an authentic Australian wildlife experience in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour. WILD LIFE Sydney is home to the largest variety of Australian flora and fauna under one roof, providing a complete all-Australian wildlife experience in the centre of Sydney.
Get up close to iconic kangaroos, cuddly koalas, colourful butterflies and birds and meet one of the largest crocodiles in captivity in the world.
SYDNEY HARBOUR HIGHLIGHTS CRUISE
See Sydney’s famous waterfront sights on a 1.5-hour cruise through Sydney Harbour. It’s the perfect sightseeing tour for first-timers and those short on time, plus you’ll enjoy being out on the water instead of inside a tour bus.
Cruise by the Sydney Opera House, under the Harbour Bridge and past pretty suburbs like Point Piper and Balmain. With a central departure point at Circular Quay, it is easy to fit into your schedule.
SYDNEY HARBOUR KAYAK TOURS
Experience Sydney Harbour from a unique perspective on a guided Sydney Harbour kayak tour. Explore Sydney’s magnificent harbour and enjoy the great, up-close views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. You can choose from two tour options, departing from either Rose Bay in Sydney’s east.
SUNSET SAILING ON SYDNEY HARBOUR
Experience the beauty of Sydney Harbour on a sunset yacht cruise. See the hustle and bustle of the day fade and the city lights begin to twinkle in the dusk, as you relax with a glass of sparkling wine. Cruise past iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge on your-two hour luxury harbour cruise.
SYDNEY BRIDGE CLIMB
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with an expert guide for the ultimate Sydney experience. Get amazing views and learn all about the iconic structure during your climb to the 440-foot (134-meter) summit.
You have several options for your climb, including a sampler tour that goes halfway up. No matter which option you choose, ascending this famous landmark gives you a spectacular perspective on Sydney and an exhilarating sense of achievement. Each BridgeClimb is limited to a maximum of 14 people to ensure personal attention in a small group.
SYDNEY GOURMET FOOD TOUR
Discover culinary secrets and meet passionate local providers as you explore Sydney’s diverse inner-city neighbourhoods on a 4-hour gourmet tour.
Choose from two different tours: the Inner West tour samples European fare, savours tasty Mediterranean and Asian delights topped off with the art of wine making, a boutique brewery and a sampling of a family owned chocolatier. The Gourmet East tour provides you with mouth watering breads and pastries, a tasting of health cleanses and teas, a meet-the-butcher experience, a tantalising wine appreciation session and lunch at a quaint Italian restaurant.
Explore Sydney’s distinctive precincts on these small-group tours, limited to 14 fellow food lovers.
WOLLONGONG TANDEM SKYDIVING: FROM SYDNEY
Skydive directly over North Wollongong Beach with a professional tandem master, jumping from an altitude of up to 14,000 feet (4,267 meters). Experience the ultimate thrill of a one-minute free fall, then soak up coastal views of Wollongong and the Southern Sydney beaches while you drift down for a few more minutes under the parachute canopy.
This small-group experience, limited to eight skydivers, includes round-trip coach transport from Sydney, which is located just one hour from the drop zone.
SYDNEY GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Get to know Sydney on this 2-hour walking tour that takes in the city’s most popular sights: Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and Hyde Park. With a knowledgeable guide, trace the route of a historical freshwater stream through central Sydney as you learn little-known facts about the city’s early settlement days.
This is a great tour for first-time visitors who would like a quick introduction before sightseeing on their own. Limited to just 12 people, it provides a more personal small-group experience.
CANBERRA TOUR FROM SYDNEY
A vacation to Australia is not complete without visiting Canberra, the capital of Australia. Located about 180 miles (290 km) from Sydney, this day trip visits all the major attractions such as the Parliament – the Australian Seat of Government, the War Memorial, the National Museum, the Prime Minister’s Lodge and other important buildings, memorials, museums and art galleries.
SYDNEY HARBOUR PICNIC EXPERIENCE
Experience your own harbour adventure with a gourmet picnic on an island in the world famous Sydney Harbour.
Your own private water taxi will collect you from Commissioners Steps at Circular Quay and whisk you to a harbour island. On board the water taxi, your gourmet picnic has been packed for you as well as a picnic blanket and game for you to play whilst whiling away the hours on one of Sydney beautiful harbour island. At the end of the day, your water taxi will return to take you back to Circular Quay.
SYDNEY SHORE EXCURSION: HALF DAY SYDNEY CITY HIGHLIGHTS AND MANLY
When you arrive in port in Sydney, take a 4.5-hour shore excursion to see the city’s top sights and the North Shore.
You’ll catch views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; pass by historical landmarks; and visit the popular seaside suburb of Manly, perched where the Pacific Ocean meets Sydney Harbour.
Port pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan is included at either Circular Quay or White Bay.
SHORE EXCURSION: SYDNEY WALKING TOUR
Spend your time in port falling in love with Sydney on this two-hour guided walking tour. See Sydney’s main sights on your shore excursion, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the historic Rocks precinct and Hyde Park. Learn Sydney’s secrets and unravel its history on this guided tour through the heart of the city’s popular sightseeing district.
SYDNEY SHORE EXCURSION: SYDNEY HARBOUR HELICOPTER TOUR
Soar above Sydney Harbour on a helicopter shore excursion, and enjoy bird’s-eye views of Sydney’s world-famous harbour when your cruise ship is in Sydney port. Listen to informative commentary from your expert pilot as you soar above the city sights, like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour, one of the world’s most beautiful waterways.
BLUE MOUNTAINS DAY TRIP INCLUDING AUSSIE BBQ LUNCH: FROM SYDNEY
This tour offers Sydney’s highest reviewed experiences for the younger travellers between 18 years and the mid 30s. These tours are run by young, local Aussies and every tour is run with two staff members, as this allows for a more personalised experience than a standard tour can offer.
Having two Aussie mates/guides running your tour allows for them to be able to float round the bus and get to know everyone and really connect our group together quickly from a standard tour to a day trip of new mates. Though you will have the chance to sleep on the morning drive, games will later be played where you can win Tim Tams. You will receive lamingtons, vegemite and allow guests to byo whatever they wish for an esky (aka Ice Box).
30-MINUTE SYDNEY HARBOUR JET BOAT RIDE: THUNDER TWIST
Experience what jet boating is all about on Australia’s most exciting Jet Boat! Get ready to hold on tight as the ‘Thunder’ opens up with amazing stunts and wild spins through Sydney Harbour.
SYDNEY HARBOUR SIP AND SAIL TWILIGHT CRUISE
Set sail aboard a beautiful 58 foot sailing yacht for a memorable sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy some local organic wines accompanied by a a gourmet cheese platter while you sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Sydney Opera House and under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and soak up views of the sun setting over the city.
HUNTER VALLEY WINE AND WILDLIFE TOUR INCLUDING WALKABOUT WILDLIFE PARK: FROM SYDNEY
Discover the Hunter Valley on a day trip from Sydney that includes vineyards, wine, wildlife and local food.
You’ll receive complimentary tea and coffee and a selection of Aboriginal bush tucker at Walkabout Wildlife Park, a sanctuary where you can see free roaming emus, wallabies and possums. In addition, you can see also koalas, the Tasmanian devil, wombats, reptiles and more. You may even get close enough to take a photo.
Then we continue to the Hunter Valley wine country where you will taste wine at the local boutique wineries and also visit a local distillery. The Hunter Valley is a food and wine focused region, so you’ll get to indulge in local cheese, olives and chocolate tastings that pair well with the wine.
SYDNEY SIX-HOUR PRIVATE TOUR
Enjoy Sydney during the shorter days of daylight from April through till the end of September. Your private tour will show you the iconic sights of Sydney and will also give you a window in to the real side of the city that only a local guide can reveal.