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Sydney: 20-Minute Helicopter Ride over Sydney Harbour

1. Sydney: 20-Minute Helicopter Ride over Sydney Harbour

Following a courtesy transfer from Sydney CBD hotels, listen to a safety briefing and snap some preflight photos at the heliport. Next, climb aboard and begin your 20-minute helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour and its glorious beaches. Fly over sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Taronga Zoo in the company of a licensed pilot. Listen to a running commentary through the provided voice-activated headsets as you continue over Watson's Bay, Rose Bay, and Manly Cove. Enjoy free refreshments back at the heliport on landing.

Sydney Tower Eye: Fast-Track Entry with Observation Deck

2. Sydney Tower Eye: Fast-Track Entry with Observation Deck

Skip the big queue and enjoy faster entry by going straight to the prepaid voucher queue. Then stand on the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, 820 feet (250 meters) above the street, and be rewarded with 360-degree panoramic views as far as 48 miles (80 kilometers) into the distance. Then, discover a new dimension to Sydney with a 4D cinema experience. Nestled at the highest point of the city, the Observation Deck offers the ultimate view of Sydney’s beaches and neighborhoods, with vistas as far as the Blue Mountains. Offering both day and night viewing slots, state-of-the-art multilingual touchscreens provide an interactive introduction to some of the city’s famous landmarks, and the high-powered binoculars give you an even closer look. Then, uncover a new dimension to Sydney with the brand new 4D cinema experience. See what makes Sydney work, through a new perspective of spectacular footage that transports you across Sydney Harbour and coastline, and takes you to iconic landmarks and events.

Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

3. Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Benefit from access to the 2 different routes of the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Your ticket permits unlimited rides throughout its validity and provides premium views of iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. There are over 30 stops in the two tours to hop off and experience the diversity of Sydney’s lifestyle. Both tours feature an entertaining and informative audio commentary available in 8 languages: English Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Italian. Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Or you can choose the Premium Ticket which will extend your experience to 2 days. Buses run approximately every 45 minutes on the Sydney route and approx. Every 2hrs on the Bondi route, subject to local traffic conditions. Stop at locations like Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. To complement the Sydney tour, the Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia’s beach culture. On the way to this famous beach, the tour passes by cosmopolitan shopping and dining precincts plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. You can explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

Sydney: Airport Shuttle Transfer to and from CBD Hotels

4. Sydney: Airport Shuttle Transfer to and from CBD Hotels

Enjoy a simple, stress-free journey to your hotel after arriving from your domestic or international flight into Sydney Airport.  Experience a meet-and-greet-service from the meeting point inside the Sydney International Terminal. If you arrive into Domestic Terminal you will be picked up by your driver straight from the baggage carousel. Your driver will escort you to the vehicle and drive you to your destination, making 2 to 4 stops along the way. Enjoy a smooth ride to your Sydney hotel in a modern, air-conditioned mini bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. Rest easy knowing your driver is monitoring your flight schedule to ensure you are not left behind. If your flight arrives early your driver will collect you at the earlier time. For departure transfers, pickup will be approximately 3-hours before your flight time for international flights, and around 2-hours in advance for domestic flights. The driver will drop you off at the entrance to the appropoeiate terninal at Sydney Airport.

Sydney: Premium Airport Transfer with Meet and Greet

5. Sydney: Premium Airport Transfer with Meet and Greet

Relax and enjoy the luxury of your own personalized driving experience. Don't stress when you land in a new place. Meet your highly personable, professional driver wearing a suit and tie. The local provider drivers monitor your flight arrival time and will be there when you land to take the hassle out of your transport. When you land, you will see the driver just after the exit holding a personalized sign with your name on it. The driver will transport you directly to your hotel or drop-off location and point out anything you need to know along the way. Arrive at your hotel in style and comfort. Select the round-trip option and enjoy a premium private transfer back to the airport at the end of your trip.

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Minivan Group Tour

6. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Minivan Group Tour

Visit multiple lookouts in the Blue Mountains Region on this tour. Your first port of call will be at Echo Point, where you will have the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, and experience for yourself the raw magic the Blue Mountains create. You'll have the option of ordering breakfast or a coffee (at your own expense) while enjoying the views.  Next, visit Scenic World (included in the price of the tour) and dare yourself to ride the steepest railway in the world. The trains drive down with an incline of 52-64 degrees, but the views from the top are also spectacular. The Scenic Cableway & Skyway offers magnificent views of the Three Sisters and the Valley. Your tour guide will then take you down to the valley floor whilst explaining the area and coal mine. After, visit the quaint village of Leura. Explore the boutique store and enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants (at your own expense). On the way back to Sydney, venture to the Western Plains to visit Sydney Zoo — Sydney’s ultimate wildlife experience. See a koala or a wallaby with an amazing nocturnal enclosure of Australian mammals and reptiles. Sydney Zoo not only provides a huge range of Australian animals but also animals from all over the world. A perfect way to end a magnificent day interacting with Australia’s native fauna. Finally, drive back to the city to four major drop-off points where the tour concludes.

Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket

7. Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket

See a collection of over 1,700 mammals, marsupials, birds and reptiles, including over 30 species of endangered animals in a natural bush setting at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Enjoy the ultimate hands-on wildlife experience, 45 minutes from the heart of Sydney. Attend feeding times and keeper presentations, meet a koala, hand-feed the kangaroos (you can pick up some kangaroo food for $2.00) and wallabies, or admire the giant saltwater crocodile. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Featherdale cafe or you can bring food to barbecue at the picnic sites. Buy a keepsake from the souvenir shop to remember your day.

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What people are saying about Central Business District, Sydney

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,784 reviews

Even though I am a resident of Sydney I decided to take my kids on the tour. I highly recommend the tour. The kids loved the sitting up top. I enjoyed the various sites and learning more about the history.

Always in contact by text so I knew when to expect pick up. Very polite and helpful. Travelled with elderly mother in wheelchair and the drivers made it all so easy. Definitely would use them again.

Great trip around Sydney with cometary - Very helpful & friendly staff Great way to see the highlights of this great city

Great driver, took us around all the traffic hazards, not waiting long in any traffic blocks!

Even on a wet day, thoroughly enjoyed the day. Very helpful drivers thank you