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With the iconic silhouette of Sydney Opera House and the dramatic arch of Sydney Harbour Bridge etched against a backdrop of glittering ocean and soaring skyscrapers, Sydney Harbour is Australia’s quintessential postcard image. The harbor, the natural heart of Sydney, features more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) lined with golden beaches, lush gardens, and vibrant neighborhoods.

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Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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Take in panoramic views of top Sydney landmarks as you cruise through Sydney Harbour en route to Taronga Zoo. Your package includes round-trip cruise from Circular Quay to the zoo, and a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola, which whisks you uphill from the boat dock to the main entrance of Taronga Zoo. From the gondola, get an early peek at some of the zoo's inhabitants, such as giraffes, big apes, and native animals like kangaroos and koalas.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.35
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Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy a deluxe sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour accompanied by a delicious three-course dinner. From the water, admire iconic sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Luna Park and more. Snap photos as the sky shimmers at sunset and the city skyline lights up for the night as you cruise through Sydney in the evening.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.03
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Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney

Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney

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Create a special experience in Sydney with a seaplane tour that includes a gourmet three-course lunch at Cottage Point Inn. The charming waterside restaurant boasts a spectacular location: Cowan Creek in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Enjoy views of lushly forested waterways before your seaplane gently lands near the restaurant’s dock. Take time to savor a gourmet 3-course lunch and soak in the scenery. Wrap up with a scenic flight that provides an excellent perspective on the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour before landing at Rose Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$463.02
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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

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Experience a close encounter with humpback whales without having to leave the city on this thrilling 2-hour speedboat tour from Sydney. Hop on-board the city’s fastest commercial ship and blast off across Sydney Harbour, past iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Leave the city behind and speed out into the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll have chance to spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney with an Aboriginal Experience

Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney with an Aboriginal Experience

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Dive deep into the cultural roots of Australia during this Blue Mountains tour from Sydney including round-trip transport, morning tea and scones, and a 2-course lunch. Watch a traditional aboriginal smoking ceremony at Katoomba Waterfall, and then head to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre and Featherdale Wildlife Park. End your day with a ferry ride up the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$227.25
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Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

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Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

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Blast off from Circular Quay on a jet boat ride that provides a super-fun 30-minute adrenaline-fueled ride along with a new perspective on Sydney's most iconic waterside sights. Your expert captain slows down to give you a close up look at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and other landmarks, then before zooming off again. Hang on as your jet boat executes 270-degree spins, power slides and other breathtaking maneuvers at high speed. Tours depart throughout the day, every hour.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride: Thunder Twist

30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride: Thunder Twist

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Experience Sydney Harbour in a unique way: during a 30-minute wild ride on 'Thunder', a jet boat capable of slides, twists, wave riding, and fishtails. Enjoy some sightseeing between tricks with views of Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, Rose Bay and other famous Harbour landmarks.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James Craig

Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James Craig

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Sail around Sydney on the impeccably restored ‘James Craig’ — an authentic square-rigged ship that offers sailing adventures only twice per month. Morning tea, picnic lunch and afternoon tea are all included during your 6-hour cruise (afternoon tea and coffee included for the 5-hour adventure), which details fascinating stories from your ship's history and Sydney's maritime past. Embark on a lovely route around Sydney Harbour that goes past Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House before venturing into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. Choose to sail for five or six hours on this must-do Sydney experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$133.77
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

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Enjoy an exhilarating half-day sailing cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced captain. Take in stunning views of Sydney's waterside landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquaries Chair, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Sydney Heads and more. Anchor in a secluded bay in Sydney Harbour National Park with time for beach walks, swimming, snorkeling and a delicious lunch with Australian wine and beer. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience with your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$245.88
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Sydney Harbour, Northern beaches and National Park

Sydney Harbour, Northern beaches and National Park

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Take a day away from Sydney and head north: filled with beaches, historical sites, and Australian bushland. This private tour includes time to linger at Manly Beach and a stop at West Head Lookout in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park to view aboriginal rock art. At Palm Beach we visit Barrenjoey Lighthouse and have a nutritious lunch. We then have a brief stop at Avalon and Bilgola Beaches, and catch a return ferry on Sydney Harbour from Manly. The day covers a lot of ground, with exceptional scenery.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$191.59
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Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

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Cruise through Sydney Harbour in style on board a spacious flagship vessel that departs from Circular Quay and King Street Wharf. Glide by landmarks, including the floodlit Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and watch the city change colors with the sunset. Then sit down for a 4-course dinner with an array of international dishes including fresh seafood. Enjoy the views from your table or the viewing deck, and live music on this 2-hour dinner cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$131.72
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Private Blue Mountains Day Trip with Wildlife Park ( Koalas) & River Cruise

Private Blue Mountains Day Trip with Wildlife Park ( Koalas) & River Cruise

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Escape the city for an action-packed tour of the Blue Mountains, including round-trip coach transport from Sydney. Pay a visit to the Sydney Olympic Park;observe kangaroos and koalas at the Featherdale Wildlife Park; and see landmarks like the Three Sisters, Boars Head Rock and Wentworth Falls. After lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), ride the skyrail at Scenic World (extra cost), then enjoy a scenic cruise down the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour. This small-group tour is limited to 21 people and includes hotel pick-up.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$302.56
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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

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Cruise the ocean waters off of Sydney to look for humpback and southern right whales as they migrate between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef from May to November. Your whale-watching experience starts out of Sydney Harbour and heads to the open ocean on a custom-built catamaran with large viewing windows and spacious decks that provide excellent sightlines. Often, dolphins, sea birds and other marine animals make an appearance during the nearly 2.5-hour whale-watching tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.07
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Sydney Harbour Hike to Manly

Sydney Harbour Hike to Manly

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Get out of the city for a 4-6 hour hike though Sydney Harbour National Park. Swim at secret beaches, learn about Australia’s flora and fauna, and feel good doing it with all of the proceeds going to Indigenous Literacy Foundation who’s mission is to improve literacy among Indigenous children in Australia. After the hike, explore Manly’s cafes, restaurants, and surf shops, and opt to take a scenic ferry ride back to circular quay.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.07
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Whale Watching Sailing Experience in Sydney

Whale Watching Sailing Experience in Sydney

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Enjoy the unique eco-friendly experience of whale watching under sail (weather permitting). After a short transit to the entrance of Port Jackson your small group tour heads into the Tasman Sea to search for Humpback and other species of whales during their annual migration passed Sydney
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.88
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Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy an evening of fine dining and spectacular views on a dinner cruise that takes place on the waters of Sydney Harbour. Indulge your tastebuds with a meal that includes six superb courses accompanied by Penfolds gold selection of bin and vintage wines and a full open bar. Listen to live music from the lounge singer and pianist while soaking in iconic sights of Sydney such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It’s a great way to celebrate a special occasion while in Sydney.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$206.76
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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast

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Enjoy a whale-watching cruise that begins with a breakfast or barbecue lunch onboard the boat while in the calm waters of Sydney Harbour.  After breakfast or lunch, your boat glides past Sydney Head into the Pacific Ocean in search of the humpback and southern right whales that migrate along this coast from May to November. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins as you learn about them from your naturalist guide, who provides fascinating commentary about Australian marine life during your tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Photo Tour with an iPhone

Photo Tour with an iPhone

If you love photography, appreciate things that are photogenic and wish to get professional quality pictures with your iphone camera, then this is the tour for you. I will teach you how to get the best results from your iPhone camera (including some inside tips), as well as some tips on photo editing. You will also get the opportunity to do use different lenses with your iPhone camera and take stunning pictures that you would never have imagined. Plus you’ll get to keep the lenses, FREE ! I cover a variety of themes around which the photo tour can be designed. For instance, ‘nature(including flora)’, ‘urban’, ‘architecture’ or something that you prefer. So if you want your friends and family to go ‘wow’ with your pictures, sign up now :-)
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$239.49
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Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise around Sydney Harbour accompanied by high tea goodies and sparkling wine from Brown Brothers, a classic Australian winery. Admire clear views of iconic landmarks such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and the city skyline during your 1.5-hour scenic sightseeing cruise. Upgrade to guarantee a window sea with excellent sightlines on the famously beautiful harbor city.  You’ll want to keep your camera handy for great photo ops in every direction.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

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Book a table for a 3-hour lunch and sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour. Pass top landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as your boat glides along the water. Your sit-down dining experience includes attentive service a 3-course lunch. A variety of fresh seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes are served as you take in the sights. Upgrade when booking to guarantee a window seat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.02
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Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney Harbour - All inclusive Dinner Cruise

Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney Harbour - All inclusive Dinner Cruise

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Experience one of the world's most iconic destinations in style. Cruise around the beautiful Sydney Harbour and enjoy a premium dining experience. Seating just 90 people, this is the most stylish and unique way to discover the magic of Sydney Harbour. The three-course dinner menu features seasonal and regionally sourced food and wine from New South Wales.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$141.40
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Beautiful Sydney Sunriser Kayaking Tour

Beautiful Sydney Sunriser Kayaking Tour

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During our 28 years on Sydney Harbour, we know all the top spots to visit. We can explore many different locations depending on the conditions and we will do it in style by using beautiful Australian made lightweight sea kayaks (made by Mirage Sea Kayaks). On our paddle, it is more enjoyable that we cruise at a leisurely pace, therefore you will only need a moderate level of fitness. You will need to be at least an intermediate or experienced kayaker. We do not recommend this tour for beginner paddlers. Beginner paddlers should first start with our Middle Harbour Eco Tour
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$123.74
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Small-Group Luxury Sydney Whale Watching Cruise

Small-Group Luxury Sydney Whale Watching Cruise

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Enjoy the comforts of a 4-hour luxury whale-watching cruise from Campbell's Cove in Sydney. Head across Sydney Harbour and past the Sydney Heads into the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean to look for humpback and southern right whales on their migration through the Southern Hemisphere. Your naturalist guide shares informative commentary about the whales throughout your tour. Enjoy an included barbecue lunch buffet served on board and accompanied by unlimited drinks. You’ll travel with a small group limited to 10 people, which provides a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$259.45
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Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass

Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass

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The Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass allows you to visit top attractions throughout Australia at a great savings. Choose from five, seven or ten tickets to be loaded onto a smartcard, which you then use for easy entry to the best attractions in Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and destinations throughout Tasmania. You have an entire three months to use your tickets from the date of card activation. Use your tickets all in one city, or spread them over as many cities as you like, and save up to 40% on regular admission prices.
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  • 90 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$158.86
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What are Sydney Harbour hours of operation?
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Sydney Harbour hours of operation: Open daily . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Sydney Harbour tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sydney Harbour can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 111 Sydney Harbour tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sydney Harbour 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sydney Harbour costs USD 12.31. Guided Sydney Harbour tours start around USD 12.31 per person. See all 111 Sydney Harbour tickets and tours on Viator.
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