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Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking Tour Led by Historian
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Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking Tour Led by Historian

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Head to The Rocks to learn about Sydney’s colorful past. Your historian guide will regale you with stories of the first convicts to arrive in Sydney, their early experiences in Australia, and how they ultimately transformed a shanty camp to an enduring settlement. Listen to tales of street gangs, see the city’s oldest cottage, visit the Customs House, and check out maps and murals of old and new Sydney.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD25.70
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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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Uncover the secrets of Sydney’s heritage as you explore The Rocks on this guided walking tour of the historic precinct. Offering amazing views over the Sydney Harbour and the Campbells Cove Wharves, your guide will lead you along shady laneways and cobbled courtyards where you’ll discover some of Sydney’s earliest buildings, including Cadman’s Cottage, built in 1816 and the Garrison Church, which dates back to the 1840s.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD24.65
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Sydney Bike Tours

Sydney Bike Tours

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Cycling around Sydney is the perfect way to sightsee in this gorgeous harborside city. Join your expert guide for a fun and fascinating look at up to 30 top sights, including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, along with many others. As you pedal around the city, learn about the history, culture and favorite local spots on your choice of four cycling routes. Choose from various tour durations depending on your schedule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD70.67
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Story of Sydney Tour
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Story of Sydney Tour

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This comprehensive tour of Sydney is perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time. Spend a half-day immersed in the history and culture of Sydney, learning through stops at landmarks such as Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and Australia’s largest urban development, Barangaroo. Your guide will follow a curated itinerary centered on the history of Sydney from 1788 to modern day, adding commentary to illuminate the details.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD105.65
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USD105.65

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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Discover the history of Sydney on a 2.5-hour walking tour and pub crawl in The Rocks. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you to four of Sydney's oldest pubs where you try a different glass of craft beer, cider, or wine in each venue. Learn about the early days of the British colony in Australia and hear the stories of these old-time pubs as you enjoy their rich atmosphere and tasty drinks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD73.96
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Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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Take in panoramic views of top Sydney landmarks as you cruise through Sydney Harbour en route to Taronga Zoo. Your package includes round-trip cruise from Circular Quay to the zoo, and a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola, which whisks you uphill from the boat dock to the main entrance of Taronga Zoo. From the gondola, get an early peek at some of the zoo's inhabitants, such as giraffes, big apes, and native animals like kangaroos and koalas.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House for a fascinating look at this Sydney icon. Your knowledgeable guide leads you through the World Heritage–listed building on a walking tour, sharing entertaining stories about the revered performance center's history and providing access to off-limits parts of the house.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket

Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket

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Located on shoreline of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Taronga Zoo is home to thousands of fascinating animals, including Australian natives such as the koala, kangaroo, and platypus. With your admission ticket, you gain entrance to the zoo along with the Sky Safari cable car, which gives you the chance to look down into the animal enclosures and enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline. Check the schedule for daily keeper presentations, or book an animal encounter or guided tour (own expense) for a more in-depth experience.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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PRIVATE Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney with Wildlife Park and River Cruise
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PRIVATE Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney with Wildlife Park and River Cruise

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Convenient city hotel pick up in our SUV your PRIVATE fully guided tour ( min. 3 people) to the Blue Mountains World Heritage national park. Please ask for a special price for 4 or more people. Visiting the Featherdale Wildlife sanctuary for around one hour with all the native Australian animals - Koalas, Kangaroos and more. Seeing all the Mountains sights- The Grand Canyon, The 3 Sisters, Echo Point, Katoomba, Leura, Kattomba Falls, Orphan Rock, Cahill Lookout Aboriginal culture, visit Scenicworld to ride the Scenic Railway down to the forest Boardwalk and ride 2 Cablecars ( optional $49),and enjoy a relaxing River Cruise return to Sydney Harbour stepping off nearby the Opera house. Start about 8am return 5-6 pm ( Please email or phone the day before for hotel pick up time, phone number will appear on your ticket)
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD209.89
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Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour
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Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour

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Enjoy an in-depth experience of Sydney Taronga Zoo on a guided tour with a zoo guide who introduces you to Australian native animals including koalas and kangaroos. Go behind the scenes with the zoo guide to meet the zoo’s hand-raised native animals and have your photo taken with some furry friends. Learn more than you could on your own and gain access to areas that are normally off-limits to the public. This small-group tour is limited to six people and includes admission tickets to Taronga Zoo including Sky Safari.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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USD69.73
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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter
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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

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Enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight over Sydney. Take to the skies for a quick flight that provides stunning panoramic views of Sydney’s eastern coastline including Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, Manly Cove, Sydney’s spectacular Harbor and city skyline, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House. Learn about the city’s history from your knowledgeable pilot as you fly along the coast of the Pacific Ocean before your pilot whirs over Sydney Head marking the harbor’s entrance.
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  • 2 hours
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USD167.52
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All Inclusive Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Scenic World
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All Inclusive Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Scenic World

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Experience the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a small-group full-day tour from Sydney. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and sites including the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Hop onboard the Scenic Railway (or other rides) at Scenic World, enjoy a chef-prepared lunch (dietary requirements accommodated), and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see kangaroos and other native Australian critters. Then, cruise by boat back to Sydney Harbour on the Parramatta River.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD165.52
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Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Join a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by double-decker bus to discover the highlights of Sydney and Bondi Beach. Enjoy unobstructed views and recorded onboard commentary as you travel along two routes to top destinations like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach. Go in-depth at any given place by simply hopping off the bus to explore. You can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions at your own pace with your choice of ticket, valid for either 24 or 48 hours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD41.56
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USD41.56

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

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Cruise the ocean waters off of Sydney to look for humpback and southern right whales as they migrate between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef from May to November. Your whale-watching experience starts out of Sydney Harbour and heads to the open ocean on a custom-built catamaran with large viewing windows and spacious decks that provide excellent sightlines. Often, dolphins, sea birds and other marine animals make an appearance during the nearly 2.5-hour whale-watching tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

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Enjoy a full-day tour from Sydney to the Blue Mountains to discover the charms of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains from Kings Tableland. Take a walk at Wentworth Falls or Leura Cascades; visit Leura and Katoomba; stop to see the Three Sisters rock formation and explore the rides at Scenic World (own expense). See ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, then take a boat cruise down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.39
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Blue Mountains Deluxe Small-Group Eco Wildlife Tour from Sydney

Blue Mountains Deluxe Small-Group Eco Wildlife Tour from Sydney

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Leave the bustle of Sydney behind during a full-day tour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy a picturesque morning tea picnic at Calmsley Hill before seeing the highlights of Blue Mountains National Park including the Three Sisters rock formation and Govetts Leap. Have the option to include a 2-course lunch at the elegant Hydro Majestic Hotel. This is a small-group tour, with numbers limited to 17 people, for a more intimate experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD172.56
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Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner
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Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

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Spend some time like a classic Aussie on a historical pub tour of The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighborhood. Join a fun-loving and informative guide, and visit some of the quarter’s oldest drinking holes to experience authentic Aussie pub life. Enjoy five drinks and dinner; discover pubs' behind-the-scenes secrets; and uncover the The Rocks' history, discovering how its drink spots have shaped local culture. Includes souvenir gift, photos, and discount vouchers for local shops and restaurants.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour

Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour

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Discover the dark side of Newcastle’s past—one that most visitors never experience—on this walking tour. With a guide to show you the city’s spookiest sights, uncover tales of true crimes that you might never hear otherwise. Hear about the Tomahawk Murderer, view locations such as the Convict Lumberyard and Old Jail; and absorb the creepy atmosphere as your guide reveals stories of killings, hauntings, fraud, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

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Enjoy an insider’s perspective on the iconic Sydney Opera House during a 1-hour walking tour. Learn about the performances, history, and architecture of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House as your expert guide takes you behind the scenes of the venue. Get photos ops from vantage points that are normally off-limits, and have the option to include a tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen or dine at the famous Opera Bar. Tours are offered throughout the day, making it easy to schedule into your sightseeing when your cruise ship docks in Sydney.
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  • 1 hour
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Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tour
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Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tour

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If you've ever wondered how pearls are made and where they come from, this tour is for you. From the comfort of a catamaran you'll admire the nature of the Central Coast, maybe even spotting pelicans, turtles, and stingrays. Visit a pearl farm, where you'll have a chance to chat with the farmers, learn about Australia's pearl farming history, and see examples of beautiful Broken Bay pearls.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Dark Stories True Crime Tour

Sydney Dark Stories True Crime Tour

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Discover Sydney’s most infamous crime scenes and learn about its chilling past on this leisurely walking tour. The saying “Truth is stranger than fiction” plays out as you hear Sydney’s most terrifying tales, walk through its neighborhoods, and visit the sites of its true crimes. Your guide provides fascinating facts about the city’s dark history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney's Razor Gang True Crime Tour
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Sydney's Razor Gang True Crime Tour

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Discover a side to Sydney's history that the guide books don't tell you about. This walking tour takes you on a deep dive into a time of a war, when the infamous razor gangs dominated the crime scene. You'll explore the gangs' territories, the old streets and alleyways that they stalked, and learn about the speakeasies and the most-feared personalities of the 1920s and 30s.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Experience the Real Sydney with our Signature Tour

Experience the Real Sydney with our Signature Tour

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Explore Sydney on a private full-day tour with a guide who shows you around by car and on foot. Highlights include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Next, head to the eastern suburbs and see places that most visitors miss. Continue on to view the Pacific Ocean through The Gap and stop at Bondi Beach for lunch (own expense).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hunter Valley Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight from Cessnock
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Hunter Valley Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight from Cessnock

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For travelers short on time, there is probably no faster way to see more of the Hunter Valley than this 15-minute helicopter tour. Hop on at the Cessnock Aerodrome and get airborne over the valley’s wineries, gardens, and golf courses before heading to the Broken Back Range and Mount View area. Plus, you can opt for round-trip transportation from your hotel for an extra fee.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in New South Wales

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Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking Tour Led by Historian
"April knew her history, and made the experience a fun and interesting one. It was an easy walk and she introduced us to things we would otherwise not have noticed."..."
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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour
"Very informative and interesting tour. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting to listen to."..."
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Sydney Bike Tours
"This was the highlight of our trip. Stu was our guide and he was amazing. We were a family of 4 including 2 x teenage boys and he kept all of us engaged. We also opted for the E Bike upgrade which made everything easy."..."
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Story of Sydney Tour
"The fires kinda dampened the tour. Not so much the smell of smoke, it was as if fog had rolled in to stay for the duration. Small group of 4, we did enjoy the back and forth conversations with the tour operator. :Can't remember his name, but he was great: We would take this tour again if we ever return to Sydney."..."
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
"Best tour of my Sydney trip! Adam was funny and accommodating and informative throughout. Lots of historical facts! Definitely would recommend him for friends traveling to SYD."..."
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Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket
"The trip was well organised and fast. Pick up times were clear and easy to follow. Zoo was world Class"..."
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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
"In one vista we were part of one iconic creation and able to view another one from a different perspective."..."
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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket
"Shouldn’t miss this whenever you visit Sydney. It’s an awesome experience, with my son, but maybe it’s best on summer because it was too windy and some animals were in hiding."..."
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PRIVATE Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney with Wildlife Park and River Cruise
"Fantastic day Amazing area of the world Very knowledgeable and good guide Reccomend to anyone wanting to know more of the area"..."
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Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour
"Wonderful tour through the zoo. Learning about the animals of Australia and walking among some of them was a treat. We were able to see up close the Koala bears and feeding the wallaby. Informative and fun."..."
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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter
"A very wonderful experience. The pilot is very freindly and experience. Hotel pick up and drop off service makes the whole journey more convenient and comfortable. Marvellous 👍🏻"..."
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All Inclusive Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Scenic World
"Our guide, Kunal, is funny and very knowledgeable. He was able to share with the group facts of the land."..."
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Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Always a good way to see a new city. Did red and blue routes over 2 days. Busses on time and worked well."..."
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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise
"We went whale watching for our first time and not only was it the best experience ever for us. I have to say the crew on the boat were Friendly and kind and Then we all got sea sick and they were so caring and checking up on us. I highly recommend this tour to any one Thank you vicky"..."
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Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise
"Getting out of the city centre of Sydney to experience more of what the city has to offer was great. This is an excellent tour service from Les with his knowledge and sense of humour on a range of subjects making the trip educational and intriguing. This is one to remember. Cheers."..."
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Blue Mountains Deluxe Small-Group Eco Wildlife Tour from Sydney
"It was a great experience. Steve is a good driver. We saw beautiful spots and City Farm was a very good experience. we learnt a lot of thinks. I recommand this tour."..."
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Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner
"Adam was fun, informative and experienced with the area. Great tour guide. 👌 Really great night. Loved all 4 x pubs (Hart's, The Australian, Hero Waterloo and Nelson's). Excellent fish and chips at The Australian, purchased separately. 😀"..."
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Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour
"Great tour guide that was very knowledgeable. The walk provided lovely views of old Newcastle. Will definitely recommend to everyone."..."
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
"A privilege to be able to see around this iconic building and experience the scale of it. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend this experience."..."
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Sydney Dark Stories True Crime Tour
"We really enjoyed our experience the other night exploring the back streets of The Rocks under moonlight with our guide Emily. So many interesting stories & fab puns - would highly recommend!"..."
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Hunter Valley Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight from Cessnock
"The kids enjoyed very much and were very happy with the experience. Very professional and friendly. 10/10 recommend again."..."
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