Sydney in a Day!
This morning you’re going to see some of the most beautiful sights that this harbour city has to offer. 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 well-known and photographed icons.
Just a few kilometres from Sydney city on the lower North Shore is the picturesque 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
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 late modern architecture and a world class performing arts venue. To the Australian community, it is very simply a national treasure. 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).
Captain Cook Lunch Cruise
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.
Included Meals: Lunch
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium houses the world’s largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life, and takes you on a journey through 14 newly-themed areas including Tropical Bay of Rays, Discovery Rockpool, Mangrove Swamps, South Coast Shipwreck, a new ocean tunnel walk-through, Shark Valley and Shark Walk, where you can face your fear walking over huge sharks! Along the way you’ll also encounter some of the world’s most incredible animals, including two of only five dugongs on display anywhere in the world, massive stingrays, majestic turtles, jellyfish, platypuses, penguins, thousands of tropical fish and much much more.
9:30am - 7:00pm (last entry 6pm)
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
Journey around Australia on an all-Aussie animal adventure at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Get up close to koalas, walk amongst kangaroos and wallabies and come eye-to-eye with Rex - one of the world’s biggest crocodiles! With a host of other unique and legendary animals, including the wombat, cassowary and many more, WILD LIFE Sydney is the Australian animal adventure, all conveniently located in the heart of Sydney city’s beautiful Darling Harbour.
Spring/Summer (6 Oct 15 - 19 Apr 16): 9:30am - 5pm (last entry 4pm) Mon-Thu. 9:30am - 6pm (last entry 5pm) Fri-Sun.
Autumn/Winter (20 Apr 16 - 5 Oct 16): 9:30am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)
You will have the afternoon at leisure to explore Wildlife World and the Sydney Aquarium. Stay as long as you please and make own way back to your hotel.
Full Day Tour
Daily from 7.00am, Sydney
(pick-ups at selected hotels)
Open. 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.
Find out more
- Harbour Lunch Cruise
- SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
- WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive Commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses,sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Low level of fitness required.
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.
Find your hotel pick up time
Sydney holds just under 20% of the total population of Australia.
The local nickname for the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the 'Coat Hanger'.
The Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973.
Bondi is the Aboriginal word for ‘water breaking over rocks’ or ‘noise of water breaking over rocks’.
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.