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Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

1. Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Benefit from access to the 2 different routes of the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Your ticket permits unlimited rides throughout its validity and provides premium views of iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. There are over 30 stops in the two tours to hop off and experience the diversity of Sydney’s lifestyle. Both tours feature an entertaining and informative audio commentary available in 8 languages: English Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Italian. Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Or you can choose the Premium Ticket which will extend your experience to 2 days. Buses run approximately every 45 minutes on the Sydney route and approx. Every 2hrs on the Bondi route, subject to local traffic conditions. Stop at locations like Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. To complement the Sydney tour, the Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia’s beach culture. On the way to this famous beach, the tour passes by cosmopolitan shopping and dining precincts plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. You can explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

2. Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

Climb aboard for a 20-minute helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour for an experience you'll remember for a lifetime. Get a safety briefing and pre-flight photos at the heliport before boarding. Enjoy time to relax, use the bathroom, grab some water and chill out in the beautiful lounge room area. Then it's liftoff time. Fly over sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Taronga Zoo in the company of a licensed pilot. Listen to a running commentary through the provided voice-activated headsets as you continue over Watson's Bay, Rose Bay, and Manly Cove. Upon take-off, enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean and the historic port of Botany Bay. Within minutes of your departure, your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and heading north along the coast at 500 feet. You will fly along the picturesque coastline of the eastern suburbs beaches and see Coogee, Clovelly and also the world-famous Bondi Beach with it's the aquamarine waters sparkling against the Sydney sun. Admire the spectacular houses of Dover Heights and Vaucluse perched on the chiseled sandstone cliffs as you continue northbound to Sydney Harbour, the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbor.

Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

3. Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

Explore the highlights of Sydney on a 4-hour tour that can be the perfect kick-start to your time in the city. See the hot spots and tourist icons with an expert guide who will provide you with all the information you need as a first time visitor. Learn where the best beaches are located and how to discover the nicest walks in the city and surrounding area. Hear about some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and atmospheric pubs, and get updates on cultural happenings at venues such as The Basement and Sydney Opera House. Discover where to shop for authentic and/or cheap souvenirs. Get so many ideas that you'll want to extend your stay in the world's most beautiful city! Choose from a morning (08:00) or afternoon (13:00) departure and get ready to see the following attractions: • The Rocks (the oldest part of Sydney where the First Fleet landed) • Millers Point (the oldest pubs and hotels in the city) • Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (best look-out onto Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge) • Woolloomooloo (site of the iconic pie cart of Harry's Cafe de Wheels and the longest timber-piled wharf in the world at Finger Wharf) • Potts Point (eclectic architecture galore) • Kings Cross (the infamous Red Light District) • Rushcutters Bay (start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race) • Darling Point (first of a series of posh harborside suburbs) • Double Bay (site of an exclusive shopping center) • Point Piper (home to the most expensive real estate in the world) • Rose Bay (site of Australia’s first international airport for ‘flying ships”) • Vaucluse (early 19th-century mansions) • Shark Beach (a hotspot for local swimmers and bull sharks) • Watson’s Bay (heritage trails and nudie beaches) • Camp Cove (the location of Captain Philip’s first footprint) • The Gap (where the harbor spills out into the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean) • Dover Heights (for spectacular views of the city and ocean) • North Bondi (golf, whales and sea-eagles) • Bondi Beach (birthplace of free-style swimming and professional lifesaving) • Tamarama Beach (also known as "Glamarama") • Bronte Beach (home of the Bronte Gully and popular for barbecues and dog walking) • Centennial Park (Sydney's largest city park) • Woollahra (home to consulates, mansions and art traders) • Paddington (full of Victorian terraces, boutiques and fashion stores) • Darlinghurst (popular as the gay and lesbian entertainment district) • Surry Hills (trendy and multicultural) • China Town (home to the large and popular Paddy’s Markets) • Darling Harbour (a modern, purpose-built entertainment center)

Sydney: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass and 4 Attractions

4. Sydney: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass and 4 Attractions

Explore the best of Sydney with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, plus entrance tickets to the Sydney Tower, Sea Life Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney Zoo, and Madame Tussauds. Enjoy a bus tour with over 20 stops, taking in Sydney's famous landmarks and attractions. Hop on and hop off as many times as you like or stay on board for a full circuit to enjoy a relaxed sightseeing experience from the comfort of your seat. Buses run approximately every 2 hours on the Sydney route and are subject to local traffic conditions. Catch a bus anytime from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Sydney Tour Bus Stops: • Circular Quay • Elizabeth Street  • Cook & Phillip Park  • William Street  • Kings Cross • El Alamein Fountain  • Woolloomooloo Bay  • Sydney Opera House  • Botanical Garden • State Library  • Hyde Park  • Central Station  • Power House Museum • Sydney Fish Market • The Star • Maritime Museum • Convention Centre  • Chinese Gardens/Chinatown • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium • King St Wharf  • Barangaroo  • Dawes Point 

Sydney Harbour: Luxury Multi-Stop Progressive Lunch Cruise

5. Sydney Harbour: Luxury Multi-Stop Progressive Lunch Cruise

Your cruise will begin with a welcome from your crew as you board your luxury cruiser and depart for the harbor. Soft drinks, sparkling wine, beer, still wine, tea, and coffee will be available from the time you step on board. Whilst cruising past the world famous landmarks of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, your crew will be on hand to tell you about the past and modern day history of the harbor. You will see Woolloomoolloo Bay — home to the Australian Navy’s Sydney Base Garden Island — then venture further down the harbor cruising past Double Bay and Point Piper where some of the most expensive homes in Sydney are to be found.   You’ll then head past Clarke and Shark Islands — two national parks in the middle of the harbor — with Rose Bay on your right. Shortly after you will arrive at Watsons Bay, the destination for your starter course at the renowned Doyles on the Beach where you will have a choice of starters and a selection of beverages. Back on board, you will cruise past the opening of Sydney Heads with Manly off to your right and around Middle Head into Middle Harbour. Your cruise will stop at the Balmoral Jetty where you will disembark for your main course at the Balmoral Public Dining Room. You will choose your main course and have a selection of beverages to choose from.   After you have finished your sumptuous lunch it will be time to return to the boat where you will head to Spit Bridge to see some amazing landscapes while enjoying your dessert and cheese platter. Your return will be back through Middle Harbour and then re-enter the main harbor where you will see the northern shores of Sydney Harbour, cruise past Taronga Zoo, and the prime minister’s house. There is even an opportunity to stop for a swim if there is time before retuning back to shore.

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What people are saying about Rose Bay

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4.5 / 5

based on 794 reviews

Even though I am a resident of Sydney I decided to take my kids on the tour. I highly recommend the tour. The kids loved the sitting up top. I enjoyed the various sites and learning more about the history.

Excellent experience from start to end. Complementary transfer from and to our hotel in CBD was included. Super friendly staff. Good feeling with the pilot. Clear recommendation.

It was easy to book and pay. Communication was great. One suggestion: it would be nice to have transport service from city center and back.

Great trip around Sydney with cometary - Very helpful & friendly staff Great way to see the highlights of this great city

Thinking about this trip? Don’t hesitate! 15 glorious once in a lifetime style minutes