Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House for a fascinating look at this Sydney icon. Your knowledgeable guide leads you through the World Heritage–listed building on a walking tour, sharing entertaining stories about the revered performance center's history and providing access to off-limits parts of the house. Tours take place every 30 minutes throughout the day, so it’s easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule. Upgrade to top off your experience with a delicious tasting plate at the Opera kitchen or dine at the famous Opera Bar
Enjoy an insider’s view of Taronga Zoo, a top attraction located on scenic Sydney Harbour. A zoo keeper gives you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the animals and other amazing experiences that you won't get with regular admission. This small-group tour has a limit of eight participants, ensuring that you receive a personalized 2-hour experience with ample time to mingle with the kangaroos, take photos with koalas and wombats, and have close encounters with a variety of other Australian wildlife.
Take a leisurely river cruise from Brisbane to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to observe native Australian wildlife. This half-day tour departs from bustling Southbank and cruises along the Brisbane River with views of iconic landmarks on the way to Lone Pine. Upon arrival, enjoy ample time to meet the animals. Observe the platypus, and watch animal shows that feature sheepdogs and birds of prey. A great experience for animal lovers.
Observe amazing animals from Down Under and around the world at the famous Australia Zoo—Home of the Crocodile Hunter! The legacy of Steve Irwin and his family, this conservation center aims to educate visitors about wildlife and help preserve endangered species for the future. Ride to the zoo from your Brisbane or Gold Coast hotel in an air-conditioned Croc Express coach, and enjoy hours of free time to browse the fantastic mammal, bird, and reptile exhibits. Watch supervised educational demonstrations by animal handlers.
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.
Enjoy an in-depth experience of Sydney Taronga Zoo on a guided tour with a zoo guide who introduces you to Australian native animals including koalas and kangaroos. Go behind the scenes with the zoo guide to meet the zoo’s hand-raised native animals and have your photo taken with some furry friends. Learn more than you could on your own and gain access to areas that are normally off-limits to the public. This small-group tour is limited to six people and includes admission tickets to Taronga Zoo including Sky Safari.
Visit the world’s largest koala sanctuary, which is located an easy 20-minute drive from downtown Brisbane. Home to more than 130 koalas as well as more than 100 other animal species, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers multiple ways to learn about native Australian wildlife. Enjoy experiences such as watching koalas and hand-feeding kangaroos and wild lorikeets under staff supervision. See platypus, sheepdogs, and birds of prey in action.
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.
Dive into the watery world of Australia’s native marine creatures at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. Get an up-close view of penguins, sharks, stingrays, seahorses and more as you explore 12 distinct ecosystems at the beautifully designed aquarium. Skip to the front of the line with your ticket, so you’ll have more time to watch playful penguins and marvel at jellyfish.
Take a spin around the Melbourne Star for breathtaking views of Melbourne and surrounds. From a height of almost 400 feet (120 meters), gaze down on urban landmarks as you circle the observation wheel in a comfortable passenger pod. By day, look for Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Ride at night to enjoy sparkling city lights and the dazzling effect of millions of LED bulbs on the wheel itself. Upgrade to an encore package to experience both!
Be amazed and take a journey of discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s themed zones including the Penguin Expedition. Experience the sub-Antarctic during and interactive exhibit to meet spectacular King and Gentoo penguins. Meet face-to-fin with over 13,000 animals from 700 different species including majestic dugongs, grey nurse sharks, jellyfish, and an array of tropical fish!
This tour of Melbourne's Cricket Ground (MCG) must-do for sports buffs who want to know more about Australia's sporting history. Combine the tour of the stadium's world-class facilities with optional admission to the National Sports Museum (reopens March 2020) to upgrade your experience.
Soak up a spectacular aerial view of Melbourne with a visit to Eureka Skydeck 88 — the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Admire the watery expanse of Port Phillip Bay and the rolling Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Even the other skyscrapers of Melbourne’s business district will seem miniature from this incredible vantage point. Thrill-seekers can upgrade to experience ‘The Edge’— a moving, glass-bottomed cube that lets you hover over the city streets 88 floors below.
Enjoy breathtaking views of Sydney and its surroundings from the tallest structure in the city, the Sydney Tower Eye. Standing on the Observation Deck, perched 250 meters (820 feet) above the ground, soak up 360-degree panoramic views across Sydney Harbour, the skyline and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary use of high-powered binoculars and multilingual state-of-the-art touchscreens enhances your view with an interactive introduction to the city's top sights. Includes admission to the 4D Cinema, which takes you on a 4D journey over Sydney landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House.
Experience a trio of top Phillip Island attractions and save with this flexible 3-park pass. See furry koalas and wallabies up-close in their native habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre, and watch sheep-shearing and herding demonstrations at the historic Churchill Island Heritage Farm. For an enchanted evening experience, watch tiny fairy penguins emerge from the ocean and waddle across the beach to their burrows during the world-famous Penguin Parade. Visit all three in one day, or spread out the fun over a 6-month period.
Experience one of the world’s longest wooden piers with a combo ticket for the Busselton Jetty train and Underwater Observatory. Enjoy magnificent views over Geographe Bay as you ride the Busselton Jetty railway, then marvel at colorful corals and exotic marine life on a guided tour of the Underwater Observatory.
Animal lovers—this one’s for you. Enjoy a hassle-free day with hotel pickup, drop-off, and transfers included. If you’re traveling with littles ones, they’ll stay entertained on the journey as you’ll watch videos on board. Avoid long visitor lines with entrance tickets provided. Highlights include live wildlife shows, and seeing tigers, giraffes, rhinos, crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils, Kangaroos, and one of the world’s largest animal hospitals.
Make your visit to the Sydney Opera House even more special with a guided tour and light meal. Go behind the scenes on a tour of the Sydney Opera House, one of Australia’s premier arts institutions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before or after your tour, you can enjoy a tasting plate for two at Opera Kitchen, a restaurant located within the Opera House complex.
Get the best views of Phillip Island’s world-famous penguins with your choice of three different premium penguin experiences. Watch the nightly Penguin Parade from a secluded beach using night vision technology on a ranger-led eco tour. You can also get a bird’s-eye view of the enchanting event from the Skybox VIP viewing tower, or opt for an eye-level perspective from a special underground viewing facility. All options include a pre-parade visit to the Nobbies Conservation Centre.
Located on shoreline of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Taronga Zoo is home to thousands of fascinating animals, including Australian natives such as the koala, kangaroo, and platypus. With your admission ticket, you gain entrance to the zoo along with the Sky Safari cable car, which gives you the chance to look down into the animal enclosures and enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline. Check the schedule for daily keeper presentations, or book an animal encounter or guided tour (own expense) for a more in-depth experience.
Meet some of Australia’s most beloved native animals on this day trip from Adelaide to Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills. Learn about koalas, feed wallabies and kangaroos under staff supervision, be amused by wombats and emus, and observe dingos, Tasmanian devils and more. Then, visit the Mt. Lofty Summit for panoramic views and photo ops.
Enjoy the freedom of a 2-Day Hop On Hop Off cruise pass allowing you to visit up to 8 famous harbourside precincts, along with entry to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari Gondola.
Cruise pass valid for two consecutive days, and Zoo entry valid on one day.
Explore Sydney’s top attractions on your own schedule with the Sydney Attraction Pass. The pass includes single admission to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and 4D Experience, Madame Tussauds, and the hop-on hop-off Captain Cook Cruise. Celebrate your time in Sydney with a lunch or dinner at Nick's Bar and Grill in King Street Wharf, which is also included in the Sydney Attraction Pass. Your pass is valid for one month from date of first use, allowing you to sightsee around Sydney at your leisure.
See snapping crocs in action on this half-day tour to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Departing from Cairns or Palm Cove, explore the five different zones of this eco-park and working crocodile farm, including a narrated boat tour through a coastal lagoon. Stroll along elevated boardwalks to observe cassowaries, turtles, lizards, and koalas, and admire the mighty stars of the attraction at the thrilling Crocodile Attack Show.