Magical Manly & Beyond
$30child ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
Your Driver Guide will provide expert commentary as you weave your way through the beautiful northern beach suburbs of Sydney.
You’ll head out over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the largest steel arch bridges in the world. Its arch-based design has led to it being known to locals as ‘the Coathanger’. Designed in 1924 to connect the northern and southern shores of this growing city, the Harbour Bridge opened in 1932 and is one of the city’s most photographed icons.
Just a few kilometres from Sydney city on the lower North Shore is Milsons Point. One of Sydney’s more affluent suburbs, the streets are filled with beautiful homes, churches and schools, many built in the late 1800s. With its incredible views of the harbour and Opera House, and an abundance of leading restaurants, cafés and boutique shops, Milsons Point is a popular destination for both locals and visitors.
Sydney Opera House views
From Milsons Point you’ll get a fantastic view of the iconic Sydney Opera House. This World Heritage listed building designed by Jørn Utzon is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture and a world class performing arts venue. Make sure you have your camera ready, as views of the Opera House don’t get any better than this!
North Head Lookout
The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline.
Time to feel the sand between your toes! The exciting suburb of Manly is famous for its beaches that stretch from Queenscliff up to the North Steyne Beach to Manly Beach. With its relaxed, outdoor lifestyle, Manly is a great place to take some time wandering on the beaches and checking out the sights. You might also like to take in some of the local sights and treat yourself to morning tea in one of the many cafés (own expense).
Half Day Tour
Approximately 4.5 hours
Daily from 7.00am, Sydney (pick-ups at selected hotels)
No hotel drop-offs.
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Language DevicesNon-English commentary language devices can be requested at no additional cost however may be subject to availability. Please enquire after your booking is confirmed.
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Low level of fitness required.
Captain Cook Lunch Cruise (+LC)
Take in stunning harbour views on board the prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000. The team on board will provide expert commentary on all the important sites and their history, while you enjoy a buffet lunch of fresh Australian seafood, tender prime meats and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Magistic Lunch Cruise (+LM)
Magistic Cruises is renowned for setting a new benchmark in Sydney Harbour cruising and you can enjoy all the sights of the city whilst enjoying a fabulous buffet lunch.
Sydney Opera House Tour (+O)
Discover the stories, history and magic on an incredible guided tour taking inside the world-famous sails. Learn how Danish Architect Jørn Utzon’s design for the performing arts venue came into existence.
Tour commences at 12 noon at the tours sales desk on the lower concourse level outside the Sydney Opera House shop. You will be continuing onto your afternoon city sights tour after the Sydney Opera House Tour.
Captain Cook Taronga Zoo Express (+Z)
Once your city sights tour is completed, your driver guide will direct you to Captain Cook Cruises’ office where you will join your cruise to Taronga Zoo. The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. Please keep in mind, Taronga Zoo closes at 5pm.
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
|Hotel||Pickup Location||Pickup Time|
|Holiday Inn Sydney Airport||Front of Hotel||6:35am|
|Vibe Hotel Sydney||Front of Hotel||7:10am|
|Mercure Sydney||Front of Theatre||7:15am|
|Capitol Theatre||Pitt Street entrance||7:20am|
|Novotel Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7:30am|
|Parkroyal Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7:35am|
|Hilton Hotel Sydney||Pitt Street entrance||7:40am|
|Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour||Lower Ground Leve of Hotel, Slip Street Entrance||7:50am|
|Sofitel Wentworth||Front of Hotel||7:55am|
|Four Seasons Hotel||Level 3 - Harrington Street Entance||8:05am|
In 2017 hotel pick-ups may be affected by major road works. Please call 1300 228 546 to confirm your pick-up location and time 24-48 hours prior to your travel date. Pick up times are valid from 1 April 2017.
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Manly was named after the confidence and ‘manly behaviour’ displayed by a group of local Aborigines spied in Manly Cove by Australia’s first Governor, Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.
Sydney is the biggest & most populous city in Australia, with 4.5 million people being accounted for in the 2009 census.
The Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973.
Sydney holds just under 20% of the total population of Australia.
The local nickname for the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the 'Coat Hanger'.
North Sydney is Australia's third largest central business district (CBD) after Sydney city and Melbourne city.