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Climbing

Sydney BridgeClimb

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views from a height of 440 feet (134 meters) on this Australian landmark. Choose a half-day BridgeClimb with a guide in the morning or afternoon, or climb at dawn, twilight or night. Choose from several other options, including a Sampler Climb that takes you halfway up, or a BridgeClimb Express for a rigorous ascent at a faster pace. Climbs to the summit are limited to 14 participants to ensure personalized attention in a small group. 
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

All Inclusive Full-Day Blue Mountains Trip from Sydney

Hit all the highlights of Australia's Blue Mountains on this day tour from Sydney. View native Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park, see the famous Three Sisters at Echo Park, then head for Scenic World (all three rides included). Wind up with a river cruise on the Parramatta back to Sydney for drop-off at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. National Park fees and round-trip transportation from select hotels included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

Enjoy a full-day tour from Sydney to the Blue Mountains to discover the charms of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains from Kings Tableland or Evans Lookout. Take a walk at Wentworth Falls; visit Leura and Katoomba; stop to see the Three Sisters rock formation and explore the rides at Scenic World (own expense). See ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, then take a boat cruise down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
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Movie & TV Tours

Official 'Home and Away' Tour of Palm Beach

Spend an afternoon visiting Palm Beach, aka Summer Beach from the famous Australian TV show ‘Home and Away.’ Your expert guide shares the inside scoop on the people and places from the hit TV series, and you can snap photos at outdoor filming locations from the show. You may even get meet some of the cast and watch the filming in action. Visit the seaside town of Manly and see other renowned surfing beaches. Choose from four different tour options to suit your schedule and budget.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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Walking Tours

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Sydney Opera House Behind-the-Scenes Guided Backstage Tour

Get an exclusive experience of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on a backstage tour of this world-famous center for the performing arts. Your expert guide shares stories about the real-life dramas behind the curtain and in the venue's storied history since it opened in 1973. Go behind the scenes to see parts of the opera house normally reserved for staff and performers, including the stage and dressing rooms. Wrap up this fascinating morning tour by sitting down with your small-group companions for a full Australian breakfast in the Green Room. Numbers are limited to 12 participants for a more intimate tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Half-day Tours

Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your time in Sydney on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just a few hours. Snap photos of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; visit the glamorous Bondi Beach; travel through The Rocks and Paddington; and take in the views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Point.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Sydney Morning Tour with Optional Lunch Cruise or Sydney Opera House Tour Upgrade

Discover Sydney’s glorious beaches and iconic landmarks on this half-day city tour – ideal for first-time visitors to get their bearings. Get a feel for local life as you stroll around the Rocks and lively Chinatown, then visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair to enjoy magnificent views over Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Finally, pay a visit to the glamorous Bondi Beach, with its famous lifeguards, golden sands and legendary surf.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trips

South Coast, Minnamurra Rainforest, Beaches and Royal National Park

Experience the Australian countryside on this tour exploring the Grand Pacific Drive. Pass through the Royal National Park with scenic views and then walk across the Grand Pacific Bridge, and stop for a BBQ lunch beside the river. Perfect for visitors who want to get a taste for life outside the big city and come home with great photos, your professional photographer guide shares local insights and pro tips for capturing the scene.
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  • 11 hours
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Walking Tours

The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks

Delve into the history of Sydney and British Australia on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Along with famous spots like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you’ll see historic buildings and colonial-era sites such as Cadman's Cottage and Garrison Church. Weave through old hidden alleyways, lanes and courtyards where the past comes alive as you hear fascinating stories of Sydney’s beginnings from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ghost & Vampire Tours

The Rocks Ghost Tours with Guide in Sydney

Stroll through The Rocks on this haunted tour in Sydney. Get access to what lies behind locked gages, on narrow alleyways, and exclusive locations while listening to creepy tales from a guide. Learn about Australia's convict history and how that has shaped modern Australia.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Tour: Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Blue Mountains on a private, full-day tour from Sydney. Your experienced guide shares the best of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region with stops at landmarks in Blue Mountains National Park including Three Sisters rock formation, and visit native Australian animals at Calmsley Hill Farm while enjoying morning tea. Enjoy a 2-course lunch at your choice of venue within the luxurious Hydro Majestic Hotel, the elegant Echoes Restaurant or the relaxed Boiler House Cafe.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

Discover the history of Sydney on a 2.5-hour walking tour and pub crawl in The Rocks. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you to four of Sydney's oldest pubs where you try a different glass of craft beer, cider, or wine in each venue. Learn about the early days of the British colony in Australia and hear the stories of these old-time pubs as you enjoy their rich atmosphere and tasty drinks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Sydney Six Beaches Trike Tour

Hop on a trike and explore the six beaches of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Explore stunning coastline from Bondi to La Perouse. Learn the history of the beaches and see how the locals live. This tour includes helmets, jackets, gloves, and headsets to hear your guide.
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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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Ports of Call Tours

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

Enjoy an insider’s perspective on the iconic Sydney Opera House during a 1-hour walking tour. Learn about the performances, history, and architecture of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House as your expert guide takes you behind the scenes of the venue. Get photos ops from vantage points that are normally off-limits, and have the option to include a tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen or dine at the famous Opera Bar. Tours are offered throughout the day, making it easy to schedule into your sightseeing when your cruise ship docks in Sydney.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Cultural Tours

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Private Sydney City Customized Tour

If you are looking for a private tour guided by a Sydney born and bred operator that focusses not only on the city's iconic landmarks but also on its unique aboriginal heritage, colonial beginnings and the multicultural society that is today, then this tour is for you!!! As a general itinerary, the day begins as we make our way to the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House foreshores. We then journey to the Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the ever-evolving suburbs of Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross. Following the harbour, we venture through the city’s eastern bays out to South Head and iconic Bondi Beach for a water view lunch. From Bondi, we take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful coastline. We return to the city via fashionable Oxford Street, Paddington with our final destination on the Darling Harbour promenade. This private tour enables guests flexibility in structuring the day to best suit the group.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Sydney Harbour Sea Kayak Tour

Get out on the water of Sydney Harbour during this kayaking excursion, suitable for those five years and older. No experience is necessary; all instruction and equipment are included. Paddle along the waterfront to Nielsens Park, which gives epic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. After the tour, you'll be provided photos of your adventure for download.
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

Sydney Scenic Trike or Harley Davidson Tour

Take a thrilling ride across Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge on a trike or Harley Davidson. Cruise past Luna Park, Blues Point Reserve, the Opera House, stunning homes in the Eastern Suburbs, Bondi Beach, and more. Your local guide will provide live commentary by headset to enrich your trip. This tour includes helmet, jacket, gloves, and round-trip transport from CBD hotels.
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Canberra Explorer: Australia's Capital City Tour from Sydney

When in Sydney, a full-day tour to Canberra provides a fascinating overview of Australia’s national capital, one of the few planned cities in the world. Designed by visionary architects, Canberra is home to renowned institutions including the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia, Parliament House, and the Lodge (the Prime Minister’s official residence). Stop for morning tea, lunch and dinner (own expense), and enjoy guided tours of key sites. Admire the town of Berrima, the Goulburn region and views from Mt Ainslie en route to Canberra.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Cultural Tours

Blue Mountains Sunset Bush Tour with optional lunch departing Sydney

Avoid the early-morning traffic (and enjoy a lie-in) on this trip to the Blue Mountains by departing Sydney mid-morning. Embark upon a scenic bush walk overlooking Jamison Valley, learn about native flora and fauna, as well as the local indigenous people, from your guide, enjoy an included picnic lunch, then enjoy some free time in a quaint town. Finally, arrive at the famed Three Sisters to watch the golden light of sunset cast its glow over the mountains.  
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

Half Day in Sydney, with a Local: Private & Personalized

Ditch the guidebook and explore Australia’s most populous city with a local host. Craft an itinerary that suits your interests and hit the streets with a local, visiting landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as amazing hidden spots and vibrant neighborhoods. Enjoy an insider’s view on this beautiful, diverse metropolis.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Walking Tours

Blue Mountains Tour Including An Aboriginal Experience from Sydney

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
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

Story of Sydney Tour

This comprehensive tour of Sydney is perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time. Spend a half-day immersed in the history and culture of Sydney, learning through stops at landmarks such as Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and Australia’s largest urban development, Barangaroo. Your guide will follow a curated itinerary centered on the history of Sydney from 1788 to modern day, adding commentary to illuminate the details.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Shark Dive Xtreme at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Get the opportunity to dive among grey nurse sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles on this beginner scuba dive at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Book your passes ahead for this popular tour, which includes a full scuba training session, use of all gear, and supervision by a guide as you dive in the huge aquarium.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Historical & Heritage Tours

Eat, Drink and Walk Tour of Sydney with a Local Guide

Sydney is famous for its nightlife, but with new bars and restaurants springing up all the time, it’s impossible to keep up. This 3-hour small-group walking tour will help you escape the tourist trail and discover Sydney’s burgeoning small bar scene, including drinks, tapas, and snacks at three different bars.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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