Planning a trip down under to Sydney, Australia? As one of Australia’s largest cities, it is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and a melting pot of different culture, food, and people with so much activities available for both the locals and tourists.

  1. Sydney Opera House Tour

Being one of the most iconic must-see in Sydney, venture inside the iconic shells and visit its famous theatres and grand spaces that bring to life almost 2,000 performances annually. During the tour, you will gain a unique insight into the history of the Sydney Opera House, and learn cool things about its architecture.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the Sydney Opera House is made up of thousands of tiles that self cleans itself?

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Annually during the month of May-June, Sydney celebrates Vivid Sydney – an outdoor festival of lights, music, and art installations which are displayed all around Sydney (but mainly at the harbourfront). The Sydney Opera House also takes part in the event and has light installations projected onto its exterior, illuminating the harbour with its beautiful designs.

Sydney Opera House Tour

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Daily, between 9am to 5pm. Running Time: Approximately 1 hour

Price: $37.00 (Adult), $20.00 (Child)

 

  1. BridgeClimb

BridgeClimb Sydney is one of the most popular attractions in Sydney where you get to climb to the top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. On this 1.5hrs climb, you will learn a lot about the architecture of the bridge, and see panoramic views from the top.

All equipment on your climb will be provided to you and are sanitized after every use – this includes your climbing suit, hats and belts that will keep you locked to the bridge railing for your safety. The staff are all very professional giving you awesome insights to its history and are just a fun bunch to be with!

Fun Fact: Did you know that you cannot bring any loose items up onto the tour that is not secured to you because if anything drops, it might hurt someone below? (yes, even a coin!) As such, cameras are not allowed – but don’t worry you will get a souvenir photo that your guide will take of you at the top!

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BridgeClimb Sydney

3 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney

Daily, between 9am to 5pm. Running Time: Approximately 1.5 hour

Price: $158.00 (Adult), $128.00 (Child) – prices may vary depending on type of climb

 

  1. Sydney Sights & Bondi Beach Coach Tour

 If it’s your first time in Sydney, it’s highly recommended that you go on the Sydney Sights & Bondi Beach Coach Tour which brings you around Sydney for half the day, bringing you around to the different attractions and must see places. The tour will drive through the historic Rocks area, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross & Double Bay. You will also see  the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and spend time at the famous Bondi Beach. This is a great way to explore Sydney on your first day so that you know where the places are so that you can go back to it another day and explore in-depth.

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Sydney Sights & Bondi Beach Coach Tour

Running Time: ½ day tour

Price: $69.00 (Adult), $133.00 (Child)

Recommendation: Purchase an iVenture Sydney Card to save more!

 

  1. OZ Jetboating

Get splashed at the harbour on a thrilling 30 minute Jet boat ride – you will get wet guaranteed! Experience Sydney’s Ultimate Jet Boat Adventure with Oz Jet Boating aboard the famous Red Shark Boat. The ride is fast, furious and packed with stunts! Jump aboard and experience Sydney Harbour on exceptionally powerful boats. Ride the waves and see the Harbour’s Icons on Oz Jet. It’s extreme and loads of fun!

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OZ Jetboating

The Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay, Sydney

Daily, 11am to 5pm hourly. Running Time: 30mins

Price: $79.00 (Adult), $133.00 (Child)

Recommendation: Purchase an iVenture Sydney Card to save more!

 

  1. Sydney Bike Tours

After so much eating in Sydney (guaranteed big portions!), you can cycle around Sydney to get some exercise in while visiting different scenic routes. There are 3 self guided bike tours that you can choose from, to experience all the major attractions the city has to offer. Enjoy the panoramic views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the iconic parklands at the Botanic Gardens, or immerse yourself in history and culture as you stop at various museums and art galleries.

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Sydney Bike Tours

Shop 25, 12 Playfair Street, The Rocks, Sydney

Daily, 9am to 6pm hourly.

Price: $28.00

Recommendation: Purchase an iVenture Sydney Card to save more!

 

  1. Captain Cook Cruises – Whale Watching

Australia is known for its whale watching season – get to see majestic humpback whales during their migration on Captain Cook’s Cruise. The cruise trip will bring you out through the entrance of Sydney Harbour with commentary, with unblocked and amazing view of the harbour. The cruise has an open air-viewing as well as a comfortable all-weather lounge for you to sit back and relax.

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Oh, and don’t worry about whether or not you will get to see a whale. Captain Cook has a 99% success rate in finding the whales so it’s almost guaranteed that you will get to see at least one. If in any case you don’t, the Whale Guarantee applies when a whale is not sighted during the cruise which means that you can cruise again in the same season for free on a standby basis, subject to availability.

 

Captain Cook Cruises –  Whale Watching

Jetty 6 – Circular Quay

Afternoon Cruise Operates Daily Departs: 1.30pm Returns: 4.15pm

Morning Cruise Operates ONLY Saturday & Sunday Departs: 10.15am Returns: 1.00pm

Price: $75.00 (Adult), $42.00 (Child)

Recommendation: Purchase an iVenture Sydney Card to save more!

 

  1. Sydney Tower Eye

Standing at 250metres tall, the Sydney Tower Eye offers stunning 360 panoramic views of Sydney and its famous landmarks. Included in the admission is the new 4D Experience, a groundbreaking 3D film with spectacular in-theatre effects and a breathtaking fourth dimension that gives an amazing view of the city.

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Sydney Tower Eye

Podium Level, Centrepoint, 100 Market Street, Sydney

Daily 9am to 9.30pm (last entry at 8.30pm)

Price: $26.00 (Adult), $15.00 (Child)

Recommendation: Purchase an iVenture Sydney Card to save more!


On a last note, you’ve seen that some of the activities above have a recommendation of getting an iVenture Sydney Card so that you can save more. The iVenture Card is easy and flexible access to over 45 attractions in Sydney. You can select from a range of options depending on how many attractions you want to visit – an unlimited attractions pass, or a 3, 5, or 7 Ticket ‘Flexi Pass’ package which offers the corresponding number of attractions you can visit over 3 months from date of issue.

To find out more about our Sydney packages or get an iVenture Sydney Card, click here.

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