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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Afternoon Tour

See the highlights of Sydney in an afternoon on a coach sightseeing tour that takes in iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens. You’ll also drive through the historic Rocks district; discover why suburbs such as Bondi Beach and Paddington are so popular; visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair and admire view the shimmering waters of Sydney Harbour; and learn more about districts including lively Kings Cross and Darling Harbour.


  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sydney
  • Learn about the city’s history and experience its modern-day flavor in one tour
  • See top attractions like Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour
  • Walk along Bondi Beach, and visit Kings Cross, the old red-light district
  • Admire the historic buildings of the Rocks, and pass by the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy views of the harbor from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • Listen to commentary from a guide throughout the tour

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What You Can Expect

Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Afternoon Tour

Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Afternoon Tour

Start your Sydney city sightseeing tour with afternoon pickup near Circular Quay, then travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach on a comprehensive 4-hour tour that introduces you to Sydney. Your guide provides entertaining and informative commentary about the city’s culture and history as you travel past iconic structures, historical landmarks and lush gardens.

In central Sydney, head to the Rocks district, where the first European settlers arrived in the 1780s. Then drive by the famous Sydney Opera House and its lesser-known counterpart, the Conservatorium of Music. As you continue through the city, admire the green oasis of Hyde Park and the architecture of St Mary’s Cathedral, which pays homage to Paris' Notre Dame. View the parklands of the Domain, Parliament House, Sydney Tower, Sydney Town Hall, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Campbell’s Cove and Mrs Macquarie’s chair, which boasts sweeping views of Sydney Harbour.

Head out to Rushcutters Bay where the celebrated Royal Cruising Yacht Club is located, and see Double Bay. Enjoy stunning views when your coach stops at the Gap, the entrance to Sydney Harbour on the southern headland. Then drive along the coast to popular Bondi Beach, where you can stroll along the expansive white sand beach or pop into a local cafe for refreshments (own expense).

As your coach swings back towards central Sydney, pass through bohemian Kings Cross, Sydney’s former red-light district, which still has an edgy reputation today. You'll also see Paddington and Sydney’s Chinatown, then wheel through Darling Harbour, Sydney’s vibrant restaurant and entertainment area, which is known for well-designed contemporary buildings and lovely landscaping.

Your tour ends in central Sydney in the early evening, leaving you perfectly positioned to continue your night in the city on your own.

Customer Reviews

Diane F
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Good sightseeing around Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross. We have to say that the guide/driver was very good and explained everything that we saw with expertise. We definitely enjoyed this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

great trip when jet lagging and a lot of fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great way to fill in an afternoon. Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. Fantastic sights of Sydney. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Fabulous tour...Henry and Steve were brilliant...very informative and great fun. Highly recommended. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great way to see areas after just arriving from long flights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a great time. Could not see this places without this offered tour. It was very convenient for ua cause we only had a half day free to see sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We only has a day in Sydney and this tour gave us a good opportunity to glimpse all the city had to offer. Plenty of oppoertunities for photo stops and it was great to spend time wandering along the famous Bondi Beach. My husband is disabled (needed to use our travel step to board thr coach) and the coach driver/guide was really helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

totally satisfied

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

great tour had fun

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