Magical Manly & Beyond
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 the Bridge 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.
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 unending 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).
Conclude your morning tour at either King Street Wharf or Circular Quay, or you may choose to upgrade to include a luncheon cruise to create a perfect end to the day.
Half Day Tour
Approximately 3.5 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.
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.
The following pick-ups will be in effect from 1st April 2016.
|Hotel||Pickup Location||Pickup Time|
|Crescent on Bayswater||Front of Hotel||7.00am|
|Four Points Sheraton||Front of Hotel||8.10am|
|Four Seasons||Level 3 – Harrington Street entrance||8.15am|
|Hilton Hotel Sydney||Pitt Street entrance||8.00am|
|Novotel Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7.45am|
|Parkroyal Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7.50am|
|Rydges World Square||Front of Hotel - Pitt Street entrance||7.55am|
|Sofitel Wentworth||Front of Hotel||7.15am|
|Vibe Hotel Sydney||Front of Hotel||7.25am|
|YHA Central||Front of Hostel||7.30am|
In Sydney, you will be picked up by your specific touring vehicle an commence your day tour without the need to go to a centralised departure point to swap vehicles.
Please use the tool below to find the nearest pickup location from your hotel and advise your chosen pickup with your booking. Alternatively, please ask at time of booking.
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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.