First-Timer's Guide to Sydney

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First-Timer's Guide to Sydney
With so much to see, Sydney can be thrilling for first-time visitors, but also overwhelming. It can be tough choosing which things to do upon arrival, so we’ve compiled a list of must-dos and must-sees for first-timers. See below for your options.

Take a city tour.
Get acquainted with the city and see all its top attractions on a comprehensive Sydney sightseeing tour. You'll cover the Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, Bondi Beach, and more in a single day. Choose a coach tour, a walking tour, or a biking tour, and you'll see all that makes Sydney such a popular destination.

Get acquainted with the city on a hop on, hop off bus tour.
Skip public transit and opt for this tour to see all the sights via a double-decker bus and enjoy the freedom to hop off and on at any stop you'd like. The bus makes 34 stops at top sites around the city, from the Opera House to Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach. You'll get unobstructed views and recorded commentary on board.

Get wild at Taronga Zoo.

Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney’s top attractions, loved by locals, travelers, and especially kids. Jump on the ferry and experience the best of the zoo with the Wild Australia Experience, during which you'll get to go behind the scenes with a zoo keeper.

See an opera at the Sydney Opera House.
If this isn't on your bucket list, it should be. Whether you're an opera aficionado or just looking to add something special to your Sydney vacation, a performance at the this world-class opera house isn't just any old night at the opera.

Cruise the Sydney Harbour.
Cruise options range from a quick 10-minute ferry ride across the harbor to luxury dinner cruises. Choose the cruise that's right for you, but know that no matter what, you're guaranteed an amazing view.

Grab an attractions pass.
An attraction pass will save you money on entry to multiple top attractions in Sydney, including the SEA LIFE Aquarium, the Sydney Tower, Madame Tussauds, and the Museum of Sydney. Passes are valid for multiple days and represent big savings.
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