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3 days in Sydney

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3 days in Sydney
The must-see tour for a weekend in Sydney. Get ready to explore a world-class city that is equal parts cosmopolitan and casual, and for adventure-seekers, a chance to climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge!
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Art Gallery of NSW
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Art Gallery of NSW

There is a reason over 1.3 million visitors come to the  Art Gallery of New South Wales each year. Set within The Domain and overlooking beautiful... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Royal Botanic Gardens
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Royal Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are a must see when visiting Sydney. The gardens are situated on the shores of the Sydney Harbour, with the Opera House and... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Opera House

Follow our friendly guide on an incredible tour of Sydney Opera House -exploring the World Heritage-listed masterpiece home to 1000 rooms, 300 corridors and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired venues where more than 1600 performances come to life each year and walk in the footsteps of stars like John Cleese, Pavarotti and The Cure. With audio visual aids you will be... More

Follow our friendly guide on an incredible tour of Sydney Opera House -exploring the World Heritage-listed masterpiece home to 1000 rooms, 300 corridors and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired venues where more than 1600 performances come to life each year and walk in the footsteps of stars like John Cleese, Pavarotti and The Cure. With audio visual aids you will be taken back in time to when the first concrete ribs were laid down at Bennelong Point and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s ambitious vision for a world class performing arts came into existence. You can’t experience Sydney Opera House without taking this tour!Tours run daily from 9am - 5pm. Available in English. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and German tours are also available. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Manly Ferry
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Manly Ferry

The Manly ferry is the easiest and cheapest way to view Sydney Harbour ! With tickets at about the same cost as a coffee and cake you can afford to... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 2
Circular Quay
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Circular Quay

Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board and depart, and boat watching can be as good a pastime as people watching. While street performers entertain outside, those wanting a more cultural experience can head into the Museum of Contemporary Art where a sculpture garden on the roof is as much a view as the waterways below.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Taronga Zoo
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Taronga Zoo

Taking a ferry directly from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, located in the suburb of Mosman, is the first unexpected joy of visiting the animal park. Once there, the leisurely trails and opportunity to see some of Australia's distinct wildlife become apparent, as does the striking view of the Harbour Bridge from the seating at the aerial bird show. Advance booking can give you the chance... More

Taking a ferry directly from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, located in the suburb of Mosman, is the first unexpected joy of visiting the animal park. Once there, the leisurely trails and opportunity to see some of Australia's distinct wildlife become apparent, as does the striking view of the Harbour Bridge from the seating at the aerial bird show. Advance booking can give you the chance to see koalas up close, or stay overnight and 'camp' in the zoo. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Rocks
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The Rocks

The Rocks is a precinct of narrow cobblestoned laneways and former merchants homes, which now house galleries, restaurants, boutiques and souvenir... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Strand Arcade
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The Strand Arcade

Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping center established in 1891.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 3
Darling Harbour
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Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is just one of the most beautiful places in Sydney. Everything looks new and modern. Here you will find plenty of shops and... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Chinese Garden of Friendship
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Chinese Garden of Friendship

A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this fascinating garden with waterfalls, bridges and fish-filled ponds was designed by experts from China and reflects designs dating back to the 5th century.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK
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Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK

At 250 metres above street level, Sydney Tower Eye is the highest point in Sydney - perfect for finding your bearings or just taking it all in. It's the perfect place to start your Sydney adventure. With views stretching out as far as the eye can see in all directions, there's no better place to find your bearings. Sydney Tower Eye is a true year-round visitor attraction. Gazing out... More

At 250 metres above street level, Sydney Tower Eye is the highest point in Sydney - perfect for finding your bearings or just taking it all in. It's the perfect place to start your Sydney adventure. With views stretching out as far as the eye can see in all directions, there's no better place to find your bearings. Sydney Tower Eye is a true year-round visitor attraction. Gazing out across the beautiful harbour city you'll be captivated by the views of stunning Sydney in all its glory. Crystal clear skies in winter make for the best viewing distances of the year, while in Spring the explosion of Jackaranda Trees covers the Eastern Suburbs in vibrant splashes of purple. Sydney is at its best in Summer, and guests soak up the city's laid back Summer vibe from the cool air-conditioned deck as the streets swelter below. Autumn brings gorgeous orangey glows and the best sunsets of the year - the perfect time to head out on a SKYWALK for 'that' picture of the city and harbour in the background. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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BridgeClimb
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BridgeClimb

BridgeClimb is a truly unique way to see Sydney, its sparkling harbour and surrounds. Visitors can see all that is on offer in this magnificent city... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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