Today you’re going to see some of the best sights that this beautiful harbour city has to offer. Your Driver Guide will provide expert commentary as you travel past famous suburbs, each with its own unique streetscape and intriguing history.
On the lower North Shore is the picturesque Milsons Point. One of Sydney’s more affluent suburbs, the streets are lined with beautiful homes, churches and schools, many built in the late 1800s. With its incredible views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, and an abundance of leading restaurants, cafés and boutique shops, Milsons Point is a popular destination for locals and visitors.
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.
With its relaxed, outdoor lifestyle, Manly is a great place to take some time out to wander along the golden sandy beaches that stretch from Queenscliff up to the North Steyne Beach to Manly Beach. You might also like to treat yourself to morning tea in one of the many cafés (own expense).
Enjoy a 2 hour lunch break at Darling Harbour prior to returning to the coach for your afternoon portion of the tour or choose to upgrade to include a harbour lunch cruise.
Meet your driver at 2.00pm at Lime Street, King St Wharf to continue on the afternoon tour.
Situated at the very base of the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks is a lively and popular spot brimming with boutique stores, art galleries and world-class restaurants. Long ago the area was home to the indigenous Gadigal people. European settlers claimed the land in 1788 and the colour and character of their lifestyle can be felt as you wander through the historic buildings.
From the Rocks you’ll get a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the largest steel arch bridges in the world. 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 well known and photographed icons.
Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair
Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair sits high on the peninsula known as Mrs. Macquarie’s Point and is an exposed sandstone rock that was hand-carved into a bench by convicts in 1810. It is said that Mrs. Macquarie, the wife of the then New South Wales Governor, was known to visit the area to take in the views.
Sydney Opera House
From Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair you’ll get another birds-eye view of the Sydney Opera House, arguably the most recognisable icon in the world. This World Heritage listed building is considered a masterpiece of late modern architecture and a world class performing arts venue.
Again, have your camera ready. You’re now heading to the entrance of Sydney Harbour, known as the Gap. A dramatic ocean cliff on the eastern coast of Sydney, the Gap will give you breathtaking views of the New South Wales coastline.
Australians are renowned for their relaxed and outdoor lifestyle and Bondi Beach is a prime example of this. One of the most famous beaches in the world, it is a captivating location brimming with lifeguards, surfers and tanned beach-goers. You can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes into the cool ocean or treat yourself to afternoon tea (own expense) from one of the many cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants.
Full Day Tour
Approximately 9.5 hours
Daily from 7.00am, Sydney
(pick-ups at selected hotels)
5.45pm approximately, Sydney
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.
- Manly & Northern Beaches, Sydney Sights & Bondi Beach
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
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.
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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