The attractions pass with public transportation option was a great way for us to see Sydney. We used the pass for entrance into several of the attractions and we definitely got our moneys worth. The transportation option was a great way to be able to see other sites such as Manly Beach and Bondi Beach without breaking the bank. I would highly recommend purchasing this pass.
Four of us took the Manly Beach Sunset bike tour. It was absolutely amazing. Mike was very knowledgeable about the area and an awesome guide. The ride up the hill was a bit tough, but well worth the effort. Our total tour had six people. We could not have asked for a better excursion.
Doing what: Sydney Bike Tours
Our guide was Russel, with one 'L' ! He was amazing, gave us lots of information and took us to awesome places, stopped for photos ! We loved his guided tour ! This tour is a MUST for all those who are visiting Sydney and even for those who live in Sydney ! Manly beach was just awesome !
We were picked up from our hotel at the exact scheduled time and after getting a few other passengers on board, we headed through Sydney, along Darling Harbour and over the famed Sydney Bridge! We made the first stop at Milsons Points right after crossing over the bridge, giving us front views of the Opera House for perfect picture shots! Driving through different neighborhoods really gave a better understanding of what Sydney is beyond the CBD, with beautiful houses and small niched harbours all around. Strolling along Manly Beach was really relaxing, watching people surfing, playing beach volley or simply enjoying lunch at one of the numerous coffee shops. It really felt like vacations! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and gave us lots of information about the city and areas we were driving through. This is a really nice tour to see beyond traditional Sydney and a great way to discover the Northern Beaches. Not having to drive was nice, giving me more time to appreciate the scenery!
We bought the 7 day Sydney card with transportation for myself, my husband and our 22 month child. We recommend doing it as it is a great way to get your moneys worth! Here is what we did in 7 days: Day 1) Picked up card in Darling Harbour, walked around there and went to the Wildlife World, then took the afternoon bus tour and rode the ferry back from Manly beach. We also went up in the tower. Day 2) Opera House Tour in Circular Quay, Jet Boat tour only one of us since one had to stay with the child, and Sydney Museum. We also walked around the Rocks Day 3) Zoo, and the Jet Boat tour Day 4), Blue Mountains, Explorer Bus and Scenic World, then when we got back we did the Aquarium. Day 5) Paddy's Markets, Powerhouse Museum, Hyde Barracks Museum and National Maritime Museum as well as the Queen Victoria Building Day 6) Susannah Place Museum, Harbor Bridge Pylon Lookout Day 7) Royal Gardens Park, New South Wales Art Gallery. It was a busy time and we were still able to meet friends for lunch and dinner and hang out in the parks and enjoy.
You truly have not experienced Sydney unless you have gone on a cycling tour (7 hours worth in fact). Our guide was fantastic. His knowledge of the past, present and future of Sydney gets a gold star in my book. Areas covered included Manly Beach, North Head, The Rocks, Observatory Hill, Cockle Bay, Piers, Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park, Financial District, Botanical Gardens, you name it we saw it. The views throughout the entire tour were amazing! Bicycles and helmets were in great shape. The Manly Beach Wharf restaurant was chic and trendy, a nice place for a champagne and lunch. We even got souvenir hats at the end of the trip. We definitely would not have gotten the lay of the land if we hadn't booked this tour.
Doing what: Sydney Bike Tours
Overall good value for the money. However, pay attention to the fine print - the ferry to Manly Beach is only good for 24 hours, the Oz Jet Boats cost $15 extra per person on weekends, and you cannot take the train directly to or from the airport.
The pass is great value for money. Highly recommended, except for the services of AAT Kings which a great disappointment ! I made 3 calls to the booking office to confirm and re-confirm the tour for AAT Kings tour to Northern and Manly beach was scheduled in the afternoon. When the bus arrived, was informed by the driver that tour was scheduled in the morning. When i called the booking office, they apologised and said they will do the re-fund accordingly. Yet to get a re-fund!
Excellent for swimming, shopping, eating and night life - great place to relax for a weekend or even a day. Any more than that and you may as well go into the city.
a good value...especially if you have time to take advantage of a lot of the tours/attractions. I added transportation since we stayed outside of the city for a few nights. If you are staying in the city, you may not need the transportation option as most attractions are within walking distance. The book they give you highlights everything you can see/do. We found a few items in the book did not exist or have changed...be sure to ask the agent when you pick up your pass. This pass does not include the zoo, but there are other similar attractions you can see with this pass. Also note: if you get the transportation option it does not include the airport train cost ($15 each way) or the monorail system near Darling Harbour. It does include all of the city trains (most of Sydney) and a lot of the ferries (Manly beach).
Stuck in the bus most of the time, with a couple of stops for a limited time. Had a 30min stop at manly beach to get a toilet break and food , overall pretty average
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