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Sydney Harbour: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu

    1. Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu

    Experience a first-class dining experience aboard one of Sydney's premier vessels, the MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman II, as you sail around a dazzling night sky or a mesmerizing Sydney Harbour during sunset (summer). Enjoy the enchanting backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and savor the scrumptious choices of the 3-course a la carte meal Contemporary Australian menu and 5-star service. Once you have indulged in the fantasic cuisine on offer, enjoy the wonderful tunes provided by the live band and singer onboard from your seat or out on the dance floor! The Captains Dinner is truly the perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion or a night out for dinner in the city.

    Lovely meal with great views and very attentive waitress. Website shows meal choices which could be subject to change. However on arrival at the table it was a set menu with no choice so slightly disappointing. Fortunately after explaining I couldn’t eat the dessert I was offered an alternative. Great window table, professional and swift service.

  • Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

    2. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

    Overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbor views. Nestled on the shores of the world's most beautiful harbor, Taronga Zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradley's Head National Park, popular for early morning walks. Ferries depart from Circular Quay every 30 minutes. Taronga Zoo is open daily, 365 days a year. Opening hours between October and March are 9:30 to 17:00; and between April and September from 9:30 to 16:30. The Zoo has many popular trails to explore including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, African Safari, Big Cats' Trail, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk, Seals for the Wild, and the iconic must-see Free Flight Birds presentations. Zoo entry includes limited keeper talks, presentations, and access to the Sky Safari cable car. The many exhi...

    unable to do the shows, but was able to try the Wild Ropes. It's a must try. a little bit scary of the height, and a little bit difficult. but fun

  • Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

    3. Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

    Experience the most fun way to travel to Taronga Zoo and save money with a return ticket on the rocket ferry Circular Quay. Once inside the zoo, take in as many of the exhibits as you like at your own pace. Explore 10 themed areas, including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the Great Southern Oceans. Hear talks by the zookeepers and go to interactive shows, such as the free bird show and free seal show. See native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with creatures from around the world such as Asian elephants, lions and giraffe. Grab some lunch at one of the many cafés, or take your own picnic and find a nice spot in the shade. Once you've had your animal fix for the day, head back to the dock and get some amazing views of Sydney on the cruise back to Circular Quay.

    The GetYourGuide deal was great value for money. Our express ferry with captain cook cruises was prompt and the staff were very friendly. It was wonderful to hear a bit of history about the harbour through the boat staff on the way over to Taronga. The express ferry had numerous return trips running throughout the day as well which was wonderful. The sky safari at Taronga also saved us a lot of time getting into the zoo, which allowed us to have a full day exploring the zoo. This deal is definitely worth purchasing.

  • Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

    4. Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

    Climb aboard for a 20-minute helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour for an experience you'll remember for a lifetime. Get a safety briefing and pre-flight photos at the heliport before boarding. Enjoy time to relax, use the bathroom, grab some water and chill out in the beautiful lounge room area. Then it's liftoff time. 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. Upon take-off, enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean and the historic port of Botany Bay. Within minutes of your departure, your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and heading north along the coast at 500 feet. You will fly along the ...

    Great views of the city, harbour bridge and opera house. Nice cruise along the coast line back to the airport as well.

  • Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

    5. Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

    Make your way to Circular Quay to board your whale-watching vessel. Numbers are restricted on this whale-watching cruise, allowing for ample elbow room in the cabin and on the outside decks of your boat. You have the choice of two options on this cruise which will allow you to enjoy the whales with ultimate comfort and a delicious meal! Every day the cruise with lunch is available and on the weekends whales with brekky is an option! Seeing these giant mammals of the sea has the ability to change your whole view on life. The gracefulness, the peacefulness, the playfulness, the curiosity, the showmanship and the awesome power of a humpback whale is something everyone should witness in their lifetime. Whale watching is an exhilarating adventure - seeing these incredible creatures frolicking and swimming in the ocean is an awe-inspiring treat that you will remember forever! Breaching, tail...

    I went with my wife and 4 kids (ages 3-12) and we had a great day. The food was great but you had to get in early before they shut service. The whale spotter/guide and captain were clearly experienced, giving lots of detail and finding us some humpbacks during the afternoon. There was lots of info about Sydney and its surrounds during the trips through the harbour too.

  • Sydney: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise with Live Music & Tapas Menu

    6. Sydney: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise with Live Music & Tapas Menu

    Embark on a 90-minute cruise and experience a relaxed way to see the iconic Sydney Harbor. Get stunning views of the city skyline, taste tasty tapas and cocktails from the bar lounge, and enjoy the festive ambiance of live music on board.  Depart from the King Street Wharf and benefit from the offering flexibility to disembark at either Circular Quay or back at King Street Wharf. Take in the 360-degree waterfront bar views from the various observation decks as you cruise past iconic Sydney sites, including Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Listen to live music and visit the bar lounge to try the unique cocktails and tapas available to purchase from a Sydney-inspired menu that was designed especially for the 90-minute cruise duration.

  • Sydney: Harbor Cruise with 2-Course Premium Lunch

    7. Sydney: Harbor Cruise with 2-Course Premium Lunch

    Discover the wonders of Sydney Harbor on a luxury cruise aboard a 78ft vessel. Board the boat in Darling Harbor then marvel at the impressive city skyline as you sail towards one of the most iconic destinations in the world. There’s plenty of room onboard to explore, admire the surroundings, or simply relax, including an expansive top deck boasting 360 degree views. Upon arrival in the harbor, enjoy a lavish lunch with an array of generous a la carte meals inspired by locally sourced, regional delights, paired with a selection of beers, wines, soft drinks and tea or coffee. The wine has been hand-selected from some of the finest wine regions in New South Wales, so wine lovers are in for a real treat. After lunch, set sail past the famous Taronga Zoo and the colorful Luna Park, before arriving back to Darling Harbor at around 2:40 PM.

    Small and intimate fine dining with fabulous views. Great service, thank you Xanthe, you were amazing...highly recommend...

  • Sydney Harbour: 3-Hour Lunch Cruise with Live Music

    8. Sydney Harbour: 3-Hour Lunch Cruise with Live Music

    Spend the afternoon at leisure on a 3-hour lunch cruise of Sydney Harbour. Climb aboard the pleasure boat at King Street Wharf and make use of all the on board facilities, including a licensed bar selling a range of refreshing drinks. Live musicians will perform ultimate relaxing tunes to unwind you, while the aroma of a delicious and fresh seafood and carvery buffet will whet your appetite for the hours ahead. Dig into tasty chicken and roast beef, succulent seafood, and fresh pastas and salads. Follow it off with a choice of teas and coffee, along with sumptuous desserts. Wash it down with a glass of bubbly from the bar, and enjoy the brilliant sights of Sydney Harbour, such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from various spacious indoor and outdoor decks.

    Celebrated my 60th and my grandsons 13th, it was a lovely day, crew on board amasing, had a fabulous day, food was lovely

  • Sydney: Harbor Cruise with 3-Course Premium Dinner

    9. Sydney: Harbor Cruise with 3-Course Premium Dinner

    Sydney Harbour is photogenic at any time of day, but as the sun sets and you get that pink glow, it's really spectacular. And once the sun goes down, the city lights shine bright and you can admire the gleaming metropolis reflected in the harbor. Your cruise departs from Darling Harbor just as the sun begins to set, you’ll be treated to some epic views of the skyline and surrounding bays. There’s plenty of room on the expansive top, fore, and aft decks to ensure you get uninterrupted 360-degree views of the iconic attractions as you sail past. As night falls and the city lights begin to sparkle, dinner is served. Enjoy a regionally focused menu, served over three courses. The chefs have created a menu that highlights the multicultural influences that make Sydney cuisine so special, using an array of fresh and flavorful New South Wales ingredients. Dinner is paired with a selection of be...

    The whole night was awesome from the champagne upon boarding, the food throughout the night and the service and friendly professional staff. I would highly recommend this dinner cruise. Plus the amazing views and we were also treated to harbour fireworks. If we went back to Sydney we would definitely book this experience again.

  • Sydney: Private 2-Hour Harbor Cruise with Seafood Dinner

    10. Sydney: Private 2-Hour Harbor Cruise with Seafood Dinner

    Board your private vessel for the evening, a luxury 10.5 meter catamaran, in the vibrant and bustling Darling Harbor. From here, set sail towards one of the world’s most beautiful and famous harbors, Sydney Harbor, marvelling at unparalleled views of the skyline along the way. As you float around the harbor, soak up incredible views of your surroundings and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House. After some time admiring the sights, head to a nearby quiet cove where the boat anchors to indulge in a romantic seafood dinner accompanied by a bottle of sparkling wine. This cruise is perfect for travelers looking for a romantic evening to celebrate special occasions such as an engagement proposal, honeymoon, an anniversary, a surprise date, or simply a way to spend private time together and explore the harbor from a unique perspect...

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What people are saying about Sydney Harbour

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,613 reviews

I went with my wife and 4 kids (ages 3-12) and we had a great day. The food was great but you had to get in early before they shut service. The whale spotter/guide and captain were clearly experienced, giving lots of detail and finding us some humpbacks during the afternoon. There was lots of info about Sydney and its surrounds during the trips through the harbour too.

We had an awesome afternoon sailing today. Crew were all lovely, knowledgeable and did their best to make us comfortable and included in the day. Already planning another day out with family and friends. Special mention to Jim (Jim lad) for all his interesting information and friendly fun nature. And the dancing. Can’t forget the dancing!

The whole experience was such a thrill - we loved the welcome aboard and humour of Jim-boy - he’s a natural to put people at ease ! We had a lovely day for it and saw the best of Sydney from the water ! Me & my grand daughter enjoyed it sooooo much !

Great views of the city, harbour bridge and opera house. Nice cruise along the coast line back to the airport as well.

Really good fun, great views. Food was lovely and cruise was punctual