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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:1 day (approx.)

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Attractions and Sightseeing Pass

A Sydney shore excursion has never been easier with the Sydney Attractions and Sightseeing Pass. With separate passes for Circular Quay and Darling Harbour attractions, Sydney’s top sights are on your doorstep -- all within walking distance of your port. Tour the Sydney Opera House, sail across Sydney Harbour and visit Taronga Zoo with the Circular Quay pass. Or explore the sights of Darling Harbour, visit the Powerhouse Museum and meet native animals and fish at WILD LIFE zoo and SEA LIFE aquarium. Your one-day pass provides skip-the-line entry at selected attractions -- don’t waste time waiting in queues while your cruise ship is in port in Sydney!


  • Comprehensive shore excursion sightseeing pass to Sydney's top attractions around Circular Quay and Darling Harbour
  • Explore attractions in walking distance of the port, at your own leisure
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry, without waiting in queues at selected attractions
  • Handy guide with information on participating attractions
  • Choice of Circular Quay and Darling Harbour passes
  • Entry to three of Sydney's top attractions
  • Not covered by Viator’s worry-free policy guaranteed

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This great value pass allows you to explore Sydney’s top attractions at your own pace while your cruise is in port at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.

What You Can Expect

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Attractions and Sightseeing Pass

Sydney Attractions and Sightseeing Pass, Sydney Harbour

Whether you’re cruising into Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, explore the great Sydney attractions in walking distance of your port. Visit at your own leisure and jump to the head of the queue with skip-the-line entry to Sydney’s top attractions.

Collect your pass and attraction guide from the i-Venture office in Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. The pass is valid for one day, allowing single entry at each attraction.


The Circular Quay Attraction Pass:

Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

Go behind the scenes at the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, one of the world's ‘must-see’ attractions. On your one-hour guided walking tour, see what goes on behind the world's most recognizable sails. Hear the controversial story of the building's construction, as dramatic as any opera plot, and enjoy the tour's interactive audio-visual presentation. Tours depart every half-hour between 9am and 5pm daily.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon

Climb the stairs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and see fantastic views of Sydney and its world-famous harbor. There are 200 stairs to the Pylon Lookout, with three levels of exhibits along the way. Discover the history and construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the men who built it, and the vision of JJC Bradfield, chief engineer. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Taronga Zoo General Entry

Ride the Eco Hopper over the harbor to Taronga Zoo, on the foreshore of Sydney's magnificent harbor. With 10 areas to explore, keeper talks and presentations throughout the day, animal encounters and popular free-flight bird show and seal show, it’s no wonder Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney's top attractions. The zoo is open daily from 9.30am to 4:30pm from May to August and until 5pm from September to April. Your Circular Quay Attraction Pass includes a round-trip to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay on the Eco Hopper.

Eco Hopper 24 Hour Cruise

Experience the wonders of Sydney Harbour from the water, with your 24-hour Eco Hopper cruise pass. Eco Hopper trips run every hour from Circular Quay, providing access to the whole of Sydney Harbour. Stops include Manly, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Watsons Bay and Quarantine Station. Hop on and off as many times as you wish, taking your time to explore each stop, or stay on the two-hour round-trip cruise for the essential introduction to Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise: Majistic Cruise Smart

See the best of Sydney on a one-hour cruise by catamaran. You'll see all the harbor's attractions in a comprehensive, informative hour-long tour aboard a magnificent, modern catamaran. Departing from Jetty 6 at Circular Quay, your cruise takes you sailing past all the major harbor attractions including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay and Taronga Zoo.

Museum of Sydney General Entry
Learn more about the harbor city at the Museum of Sydney, built on the site of Australia's first Government House. View the foundations of the house below, then see what exhibition is showing at the museum. The museum’s permanent collection highlights the history of the Government House site from 1788 to today, displaying significant objects unearthed over the years. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Justice and Police Museum General Entry

Step into the dark side of Sydney’s past with a visit to the historic police and court building that once imposed authority on Sydney’s unruly waterfront. Explore the building’s atmospheric interior and browse the museum collection of objects relating to crime, policing and legal history. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Susannah Place Museum General Entry
The past comes alive on a visit to Susannah Place, in the heart of the Rocks. A rare surviving example of a simple working-class terrace, it was built in 1844 and continuously occupied until 1990. The museum re-creates the lives of some of the more than 100 families who lived here over the decades, and the neighborhood in which they lived, played, worked and struggled. Visit the corner store to see goods on display dating back to 1915. Admission by guided tour only, daily from 2pm to 5pm (last tour leaves at 4pm).

Darling Harbour Attraction Pass:

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is home to Australia’s largest collection of aquatic life -- over 13,000 animals call the aquarium home. Face your fears with the Shark Walk and stroll along a glass platform above some of the biggest predators of the sea. Take a journey of discovery through the Tropical Bay of Rays, Discovery Rockpool, South Coast Shipwreck and more, and see darting clown fish and angelfish, sleek tropical sharks and giant shark rays. Open from 9am to 8pm daily.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo General Entry
See Australia’s iconic animals at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, home to the largest variety of Australian flora and fauna under one roof. Get up close to iconic kangaroos, colorful butterflies and birds, and meet one of the largest crocodiles in captivity in Kakadu Gorge. Don’t miss the chance to have your photo taken with one of Australia's national icons, the impossibly cute koala. Open daily from 9am to 6pm (until 8pm October to March).

Madame Tussauds General Entry
Come face-to-face with famous Australians and the world's most popular celebrities at Madame Tussauds, where Hollywood glamour combines with history, sports and politics. Meet the life-size wax figures of a whole host of movie and television stars, singers and royal figures. Open from 9am to 8pm daily.

Chinese Garden of Friendship
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is in Darling Harbour, close to Sydney’s fascinating Chinatown. Modeled on the typical private gardens of the Ming Dynasty, the garden offers an insight into Chinese heritage and culture. Open daily from 9:30am to 5pm.

Blue Fish Restaurant -- Fish and chip lunch
Blue Fish is a Sydneysiders' favorite for quality seafood and friendly service. The restaurant offers alfresco dining overlooking Darling Harbour and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In 2012 it was voted Sydney's best fish and chips.

Australian National Maritime Museum including ships
The Australian National Maritime Museum explores Australia’s strong links with the sea, with interesting artifacts, lively exhibitions, fun activities and the chance to board ships such as the Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire and experience life on the water. Hear tales of exploration, immigration, sport and adventure at this fascinating museum. Open daily from 9am to 5pm (open until 6pm in January).

Power House Museum General Entry

Australia’s best popular culture museum explores the obsessions, designs and innovations that keep the nation ticking. Explore 150 years of fashions, inventions, popular trends, vehicles and possessions, brought to life with exhibits and audio-visual displays, demonstrations and tours. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Enjoy a viewing of a blockbuster current-release movies on the biggest screen there is at IMAX Darling Harbour. As well as the latest films, IMAX also screens a range of stunning nature films in amazing 3D that take you to the Antarctic, under the sea and into outer space.

Sydney Tower Eye
View Sydney in all its glory from the Observation Deck at Sydney Tower Eye. See Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House from a different perspective, watch ships sailing into Botany Bay and take in views of the Blue Mountains rising up on the horizon to the east. At 820 feet (250 meters), the Sydney Tower Eye’s Observation Deck is the highest viewing platform in the city, providing 360-degree panoramic views across the skyline. Open daily from 9am to 10:30pm.

Please note: Included attractions listed above may change without notice. If taking a hop-on hop-off ferry, this is included as one attraction.
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