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Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry TicketDay Trips

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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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron BayNature and Wildlife

Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay

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Kayak alongside a resident pod of bottlenose dolphins in beautiful Byron Bay! Led by expert guides, this sea kayak adventure takes you through the calm waters of Cape Byron Marine Park. Learn about the protected aquatic environment along the way, see Cape Byron lighthouse and refresh with a tea and Tim Tam biscuit break on the beach. All equipment is provided, and no kayaking experience is necessary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River CruiseDay Cruises

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

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Enjoy a visit to the Blue Mountains while in Sydney. Your full-day tour of the World Heritage-listed park visits highlights including the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and Jamison Valley. En route, stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and have your photo taken with cuddly koalas. Cruise back to Sydney on the Parramatta River and see the Sydney Olympic Park, before gliding through Sydney Harbour to wrap up your Blue Mountains tour. Travel with a small group, providing a more intimate experience.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Sydney Harbour Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

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 3-course dinner with an array of international dishes including fresh seafood. Enjoy the views from your table or the viewing deck, and live entertainment on this 2.5-hour dinner cruise.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy a deluxe sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour accompanied by a delicious two-course dinner with unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. 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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride: Thunder TwistJet Boating

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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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery CruiseDay Cruises

Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise

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Enjoy an afternoon sail on Sydney Harbour aboard a historic tall ship. Learn about Sydney’s maritime roots and your ship’s sailing history during a cruise that provides close views of iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Fort Denison. Get great photo ops and soak up the spectacular scenery. You can even lend the crew a hand by steering the ship and hoisting the sails.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or BreakfastHalf-day Tours

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
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including LunchDay Cruises

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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch CruiseHalf-day Tours

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 and the choice of a 2- or 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 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Speed Boat AdventuresJet Boating

Sydney Speed Boat Adventures

Instead of watching Sydney’s harbor from the window of a crowded tourist ferry, take your harbor sightseeing into your own hands with this private speedboat adventure. Take control of a zippy red speedboat and race around the harbor, seeing sights like Fort Denison, the Harbor Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House. With an experienced speedboat guide by your side, enjoy the freedom of captaining your own boat without the risk getting lost or losing control.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Sky Deck Gold Penfolds Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

Sydney Harbour Sky Deck 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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off CruiseMulti-day Tours

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

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Explore Sydney aboard a hop-on hop-off Sydney Harbour cruise that stops at top destinations including Circular Quay, Watsons Bay, Manly . Get a great vantage point for photo ops of icons such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Simply jump on and off at as many stops as you like; when you're ready to move on to your next destination, just catch the next boat. Upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Taronga Zoo, another fantastic attraction located on the harbor shores.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Lunch Cruise with Music on Sydney HarbourHalf-day Tours

Lunch Cruise with Music on Sydney Harbour

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Experience Sydney’s iconic skyline on a leisurely 3-hour cruise, passing famous landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board, including fresh seafood, cooked meats and tempting desserts, accompanied by live music and entertainment.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney Harbour - Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney Harbour - 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
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hawkesbury River Kayak AdventureDay Trips

Hawkesbury River Kayak Adventure

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Come & explore the unspoilt wilderness on Sydney's northern doorstep, just 45 minutes from the CBD - The mighty Lower Hawkesbury. See shipwrecks and waterfalls, hear the Indigenous heritage and settlers’ history – all from our stable and stylish double sit-on top kayaks. The perfect way to experience this incredible Country. Paddle past the towering sandstone cliffs, and pull in to untouched beaches for a tea or a coffee. Take a short hike to a clifftop lookout with breathtaking views over the meeting of the 3 great waterways: Berowra, Marramarra, and the Hawkesbury. All food and equipment provided, no experience required. Tea, coffee, and snacks also provided. Kayaking is easy and fun for everyone, we welcome all ages, just bring a sense of adventure! Come by train: A scenic one hour ride from Central, with trains leaving each way every hour. Or drive a car 45 minutes north from the CBD to Deerubbun Reserve boat ramp. Pick ups also available if you're staying on the river.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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All-Inclusive Blue Mountains Day Trip with River CruiseDay Cruises

All-Inclusive Blue Mountains Day Trip with River Cruise

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Explore the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour that features the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region’s natural beauty, including landmarks like Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Leura, and unlimited rides at Scenic World. On the return trip to Sydney, meet native Australian wildlife at Sydney Zoo, then cruise back to the city on a scenic Parramatta River cruise. Bonus: includes a delicious 2-course lunch at an award-winning restaurant.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Beautiful Sydney Sunriser Kayaking TourPrivate and Luxury

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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Boat Day on PittwaterDay Trips

Boat Day on Pittwater

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Pittwater is a place that captivates the imagination. The crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, beautiful houses, magnificent wilderness of Ku-Ring-Gai chase national park and its world class bushwalking, sailing boats and occasional super yachts make it a treasure to explore. It's best enjoyed from the water, and this tour gives you a front row seat. Cruise in comfort and style in our specially designed boat. Explore the bays, drop in a boat toy, pull up to a beach for a splash and a swim or a picnic and a play. Hike to the incredible West Head lookout, or to the historic lighthouse at Barrenjoey Headland between the harbour and the ocean. Or just stay in the boat and admire the unique, water-access only settlements, which hold a special place in the hearts of Sydney siders. Iconic waterfront restaurants such as The Boat House, Newport, Passadena or the Waterfront are on offer, or we can provide wraps to eat in the wild. Tea, coffee, and snacks are also provided.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bondi Beach High-Speed Offshore Thrill RideJet Boating

Bondi Beach High-Speed Offshore Thrill Ride

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Combine Sydney sightseeing with a white-knuckle speedboat ride on this 1-hour high-speed cruise to Bondi Beach. Feel a surge of adrenaline as you zoom along the coast and reach speeds of up to 100kmph, traveling on-board Sydney's fastest commercial vessel. Set out from Circular Quay; pass landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Lady Macquaries Chair; then zip around Shark Island and along the famous sands of Bondi Beach.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Sydney Harbour High Tea CruiseDay Cruises

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 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Twilight Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise

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Experience the magic of sailing Sydney Harbour during a twilight cruise aboard an exquisitely restored historic tall ship. Enjoy seeing the city at sunset and get photo ops of iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as they light up for the night. Snack on refreshments and dinner dishes and have the choice to include unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks. The entertaining crew provides commentary on Australia's maritime history, making for an unforgettable sail on Sydney Harbour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Romantic Sailing on Sydney HarbourSailing

Romantic Sailing on Sydney Harbour

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Enjoy a romantic experience sailing on Sydney Harbour. You won’t have to worry about steering the ship, as you’ll have your own skipper. It’s a great way to see many of Sydney’s top sites from an incredible viewpoint. You’ll sail past Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, and Taronga Zoo. Conveniently, the tour allows you to bring your own food and drink, or pre-booked catering can be arranged, making it the perfect customized experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus TourMulti-day Tours

Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

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Customize your sightseeing in Sydney with a hop-on hop-off coach tour and harbor cruise. The ferry pass is valid for 2 days and the explorer pass is valid for 48 hours, giving you two full days to explore Sydney. The Sydney Harbour ferry cruise stops include Circular Quay, Manly, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay. The double-decker bus tour travels between iconic sites including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach. Choose to hop off and visit places of interest, or simply remain on board for a comprehensive overview with recorded commentary.
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  • 7 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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