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Bondi Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by open-top, double decker bus. With two routes and 34 stops, discover iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanical Gardens and Bondi Beach. Learn about the city's history through onboard commentary available in eight languages. Delve into Sydney's diverse culture and hop-off to explore the city’s fascinating sights and attractions such as the Maritime Museum, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and the Sydney Tower Eye. Upgrade your ticket to include a Fantasea 24hr hop-on, hop-off cruise along Sydney Harbour to admire breathtaking views of the city skyline, hidden beaches, and lush parklands. Discover the Bondi Beach tour as a perfect introduction to Australia’s beach culture. Let Big Bus take you to the best shopping and dining precincts, plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. Explore stops including Central Station, Australian Museum, Bondi Beach and Rose Bay.

Bondi Beach: 2-Hour Surf Lesson Experience for Any Level

2. Bondi Beach: 2-Hour Surf Lesson Experience for Any Level

If you've always wanted to try surfing but never have, there is perhaps no better setting than the famous Bondi Beach. This popular 2-hour beginners surf lesson will give you an authentic taste of the world of surfing, important safety information about waves and the beach, and bragging rights about having conquered this cool and amazing sport! You will be taught how to safely go out and catch your first wave in a small group setting of 5 students or less. This personalized attention is the best way to build your surf knowledge and confidence while cultivating your surf technique. You will really be amazed at how easy, safe, and enjoyable it is to learn to surf. This 2-hour lesson is great for first-time surfers and also those who wish to refresh or refine their basic surf technique. Your instructors are fully-qualified and very friendly. Photo packages are available after your lesson!

Sydney: City Highlights Guided Bus Tour with Bondi Beach

3. Sydney: City Highlights Guided Bus Tour with Bondi Beach

Discover Sydney's most popular areas in a time-effective way by joining a panoramic bus tour with a live guide. Visit places like Mrs. Macquarie's Point, Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Ruchcutters Bay, Rose Bay, The Gap at Watsons Bay, and Bondi Beach. Enjoy fun stops to explore and snap photos. Meet your guide at the iconic Hyde Park, right in the heart of the city. As you begin your journey, receive meaningful insights into Sydney's history and culture, as well as information on how to best spend your time. Feel welcome to ask questions while you navigate the city. Hop off the bus at multiple different locations, including the world-famous Bondi Beach. Admire the scenery, take pictures, or buy a coffee. Enjoy the chance to explore and find the bus waiting for you once you make your way back.

Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

4. Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

Explore the highlights of Sydney on a 4-hour tour that can be the perfect kick-start to your time in the city. See the hot spots and tourist icons with an expert guide who will provide you with all the information you need as a first time visitor. Learn where the best beaches are located and how to discover the nicest walks in the city and surrounding area. Hear about some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and atmospheric pubs, and get updates on cultural happenings at venues such as The Basement and Sydney Opera House. Discover where to shop for authentic and/or cheap souvenirs. Get so many ideas that you'll want to extend your stay in the world's most beautiful city! Choose from a morning (08:00) or afternoon (13:00) departure and get ready to see the following attractions: • The Rocks (the oldest part of Sydney where the First Fleet landed) • Millers Point (the oldest pubs and hotels in the city) • Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (best look-out onto Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge) • Woolloomooloo (site of the iconic pie cart of Harry's Cafe de Wheels and the longest timber-piled wharf in the world at Finger Wharf) • Potts Point (eclectic architecture galore) • Kings Cross (the infamous Red Light District) • Rushcutters Bay (start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race) • Darling Point (first of a series of posh harborside suburbs) • Double Bay (site of an exclusive shopping center) • Point Piper (home to the most expensive real estate in the world) • Rose Bay (site of Australia’s first international airport for ‘flying ships”) • Vaucluse (early 19th-century mansions) • Shark Beach (a hotspot for local swimmers and bull sharks) • Watson’s Bay (heritage trails and nudie beaches) • Camp Cove (the location of Captain Philip’s first footprint) • The Gap (where the harbor spills out into the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean) • Dover Heights (for spectacular views of the city and ocean) • North Bondi (golf, whales and sea-eagles) • Bondi Beach (birthplace of free-style swimming and professional lifesaving) • Tamarama Beach (also known as "Glamarama") • Bronte Beach (home of the Bronte Gully and popular for barbecues and dog walking) • Centennial Park (Sydney's largest city park) • Woollahra (home to consulates, mansions and art traders) • Paddington (full of Victorian terraces, boutiques and fashion stores) • Darlinghurst (popular as the gay and lesbian entertainment district) • Surry Hills (trendy and multicultural) • China Town (home to the large and popular Paddy’s Markets) • Darling Harbour (a modern, purpose-built entertainment center)

Sydney Harbour to Bondi: Small Group Half–Day Experience

5. Sydney Harbour to Bondi: Small Group Half–Day Experience

Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half–day city sights tour. Visit the historic Rocks area and hear stories of convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point.  Visit Sydney’s trendy new district at Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, and have time to enjoy a coffee or cool drink. See Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie’s Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbor before returning to the city centre.

Discover Scuba Dive at Australia's most Iconic Beach

6. Discover Scuba Dive at Australia's most Iconic Beach

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, are short on time or just aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, PADI's one-day Discover Scuba Diving Experience is for you! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is an introductory course that allows you to see what diving is all about! We cover some basic theory here at Dive Centre Bondi, organise equipment and head off for a instructor-lead guided dive in the ocean (not a swimming pool!) to see some of Sydney’s fascinating marine life under the waves. With a 2:1 Student to instructor ratio you will have plenty of time to ask questions and enjoy your first experience scuba diving. We will meet at 9:30 am at Dive Centre Bondi to gather all the necessary equipment before heading out. Following a detailed safety and site briefing, we will go into the water for a dive that can last up to an hour. After that, we will pack up the gear and return to Dive Centre Bondi. The day will conclude around 1:00 pm.

Sydney: City and Bondi Beach Private Luxury Half-Day Tour

7. Sydney: City and Bondi Beach Private Luxury Half-Day Tour

Experience the fabulous Harbour City of Sydney with this private half-day tour where you will learn about the locals' lives and see how Sydney has thrived over many years to become a world renowned destination for international visitors. Starting the day with a hotel pick-up from our professional driver-guide, you will drive through The Rocks and Circular Quay. You will then continue your drive to Woolloomooloo, where you will see Cafe Harry De Wheels, home of the infamous ''Aussie Pies''. Next, your driver will take you to see St. Mary's Cathedral and Hyde Park, followed by a tour tour through Kings Cross, Double Bay and Rose Bay before arriving at Watsons Bay for a glance at the Macquarie Lighthouse. Your driver will drop you off at The Gap National Park where you will have time for coffee and a walk around the national park to enjoy the beautiful views. From May to November, you might even be lucky enough to spot a few whales migrating. Continue your tour to Bondi Beach, where you will have time for another coffee, a stroll along world renowned Bondi Beach, or if you are feeling more adventurous, there is time to go for a quick dip in the ocean. After a relaxing time at the beach you will head back to the city and take a drive down Oxford Street, home of Sydney's famous Mardi Gras. You will then travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point for another unique photo opportunity looking back at the amazing Harbour City of Sydney. Our last stop will be at Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden where you will take a small walk before heading back to your hotel. Note: This itinerary is subject to change depending on unforeseen circumstances on the day. Added photo opportunities may happen on this tour time permitting.

Chef-Led Sydney Beaches and Aussie Food Tour

8. Chef-Led Sydney Beaches and Aussie Food Tour

Start your day with an Aussie coffee experience. Have your barista-made coffee and a hearty breakfast in one of the many cafes or in one of the barbecue areas in front of Bronte Beach. After your feed, you have the option of doing a spectacular coastal walk (approx 1km) from the lookout at Mark's Park in Tamarama to Bondi Beach or get dropped off at the shops in Bondi or head straight to the beach. You will have a bit of free time in Bondi. Drive from the Eastern Suburbs to the Northern Beaches. Your driver/guide will point out places of interest along the way. You will pass by the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Spit Bridge and many different suburbs. Your first stop on the other side of the harbour is Freshwater. Learn about Australian surf culture and Surf Lifesaving Club with a local legend. Have a chef cooked Aussie barbecue lunch overlooking Freshwater Beach. After your sumptuous meal, you will have more photo opportunities as you do the short boardwalk on top of South Curl Curl and marvel at the scenic beach view. Next part of your tour is beer-tasting at one of the micro-breweries in Brookvale. Bump elbows with the locals as you try many different beers. After your refreshments, you will take a short drive to the lookouts in North Head. There are a couple of short walks you can do. After which, you will have an afternoon tea delight at a picturesque spot overlooking the city. The last stop is Manly Beach. Be charmed by another gem in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Walk through The Corso and have the option to explore the surrounding shops and pubs. At Manly Wharf, your guide will hand you your ticket for the iconic Manly ferry ride to Circular Quay as your tour concludes. Feel free to stay back, hangout and watch the sunset from Manly and catch the ferry to Circular Quay in your own time.

Sydney: Full-Day City Tour with Private Guide and Lunch

9. Sydney: Full-Day City Tour with Private Guide and Lunch

Are you looking for a way to see the best of sydney in one day? We’ve got a tour that’ll get you there. Must-see tour includes This is a tour created to give you the most iconic views of sydney. We start out by visiting the rocks, where you’ll be treated to a 1-hour walking tour through colonial history and learn about its rich history. After that, we walk along the harbor bridge for about an hour as you take in the stunning views from above. Next, we head over to the sydney opera house for an exclusive 1-hour tour of this iconic building. Then we drive you to royal botanic garden You’ll really be able to immerse yourself in this incredible experience by visiting one of australia’s best fish markets for lunch (you can even choose between different types of seafood!). We highly recommend opting for one of our vip tours, which includes a fresh seafood platter at the fish markets. You’ll also get a chance to see two iconic beaches on this tour: bondi beach for a coastal walk or even swimming at the Bondi beaches like aussie. Back to overseas passenger terminal for Cruise departure/listed hotel drop off.

Sydney: Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Sydney: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the vibrant city of Sydney, where every street corner holds a story, and every landmark whispers tales of history, culture, and innovation. Embark on a journey like no other with our Sydney Self-Guided Audio Tour, designed to immerse you in the heartbeat of this iconic Australian metropolis. As you step into the bustling streets, you'll be greeted by the unmistakable scent of saltwater mingled with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Sydney, with its sparkling harbor and iconic landmarks, is a city that effortlessly blends natural beauty with urban charm. From the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House to the majestic arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, our audio tour will guide you through the city's most famous landmarks, unraveling the stories behind these architectural marvels and the visionaries who brought them to life. But Sydney is more than just its postcard-perfect sights. Dive deeper into its rich tapestry of cultures as you wander through vibrant neighborhoods like Chinatown, where the scent of spices hangs in the air, or the bohemian enclave of Newtown, alive with street art and creative energy. Discover the city's convict past as you explore the cobblestone lanes of The Rocks, where history comes alive amidst charming sandstone buildings and lively pubs. Or lose yourself in the lush greenery of the Royal Botanic Garden, where exotic plants and hidden pathways offer a tranquil escape from the urban hustle. Learn more about the top 11 tourist attractions in Sydney. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Central Station 2. White Rabbit Gallery 3. Australian National Maritime Museum 4. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 5. Sydney Opera House 6. Sydney Harbour Bridge 7. Cockatoo Island 8. Taronga Zoo Sydney 9. Bondi Beach 10. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk 11. Manly Beach Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned Sydneysider, our self-guided audio tour promises to unveil hidden gems and overlooked treasures, ensuring that your journey through this dynamic city is nothing short of extraordinary. So put on your headphones, press play, and let Sydney's captivating tales unfold as you explore at your own pace. Welcome to Sydney – where adventure awaits at every turn.

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Great experience!! You have to speak English, otherwise it will be difficult with the instructions. We had Eddi as our instructor and he was awesome. The time on the beach was very short and you could try everything directly in the water. Great! We are beginners and have never surfed before, but that's exactly what the lessons are for. It was a lot of fun and we were able to quickly "ride" the first waves with Eddi's help. Highly recommended.

Our driver Martin, was fantastic. Quick witted and always ready with helpful info about the district we travelled through. Very informative and helpful to the passengers with information on where to find something to eat and drink at the best price.

Great way to get an overview of the city. We did it on the first day and got off to visit the Australia museum. The weather was great and the lines weren’t long even though it was a holiday weekend.

Really crazy experience! It was my first attempt and I had a lot of fun! Makes you want more, highly recommended! Yvi

Very complete visit with the 2 circuits. You really have to do both.