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Bondi Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

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

Benefit from access to 2 different routes with 30 stops on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Learn about the local culture with audio commentary and unlimited rides while driving past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.  Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Choose the Premium Ticket to extend to 2 days. Choose the Deluxe Ticket, to see the Sydney Harbour Hopper, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, botanic gardens, and islands that are made for exploring. Explore highlights of the city including Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. 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 like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

Sydney Harbour to Bondi: Small Group Half–Day Experience

3. 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.

Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

4. Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

Discover the real Sydney on a tour of the city's most iconic neighborhoods with a private tour guide. Take in breathtaking views of the coast in Bondi Beach, explore some of Sydney's oldest streets in The Rocks, and sample a traditional Aussie snack in Rose Bay. After getting picked up from your hotel in the CBD, head to your first stop of the day, The Rocks neighborhood. Here, explore some of Sydney's oldest pubs and convict-built cottages before heading east, past the stunning Botanical Gardens in the heart of Sydney. Drive through Mr. Macquarie Street, where you can see Australia’s first Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, and St Mary’s Cathedral. Your second stop is at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, situated on the water’s edge. Here, take in magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Continue through Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross, where you can see the El Alamein Fountains, into Rose Bay where you will stop to enjoy an Aussie snack. Stop in Watson's Bay before journeying along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach, for lunch (not included in the tour cost). Enjoy some free time to explore Bondi Esplanade as the locals do before getting dropped off back at your hotel in the afternoon.

Sydney: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

5. Sydney: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a beautiful view of the harbor and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Gazebo Platform after a morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel. While here learn about the city’s interesting history. As you drive through the city, you’ll be able to see important buildings and discover even more about Sydney’s past. You’ll end up at Mrs. Macquarie Chair, an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, to have another spectacular view of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.   After so many views of the bridge, get ready to drive across it to Middle Head and take a leisurely walk on Balmoral Beach. You’ll be taken to a secret location for amazing panoramic views of all of Sydney.   From Middle Head, this private tour will take you to the eastern suburb of Watsons Bay for lunch. Here you’ll be able to see just why Sydney is known as the Emerald City. Take the opportunity to get out your camera and take photos of gorgeous views of the headlands and ocean.   A visit to Sydney is incomplete without a stop at its most famous beach, Bondi Beach. Dig your feet into the sand and take in the seaside breeze. If you find yourself mesmerized by the white sand and cool water, you have the option of staying at Bondi Beach or being driven back to the city.

Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

6. Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

Get to grips with the history and contemporary culture of Sydney in just 1 day. See some of the famous and not so famous sites from bustling shopping precincts to fabulous beaches. Your professional tour guide will begin the tour in Australia’s oldest suburb, the Rocks. Sit on Mrs Macquarie’s chair and as you gaze out over the harbor. Hear about how Lachland Macquarie transformed Sidney from a convict dumping ground to a proud city. Travel through the infamous Kings Cross and note the contrast to the luxury suburbs next door. Take a small 15-minute bush walk as you look out over the Pacific ocean and Sydney Harbor. Then it’s on to Bondi Beach to see how the locals live. Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline of Australia’s internationally renowned beach. Drive along the Bondi to Bronte coastal path soaking up the atmosphere of Woolahra and Paddington’s leafy streets. See Darlinghurst, a landscape transformed from a hill of windmills to the world-famous home of the Mardi Gras, and witness the vibrant street culture of Chinatown and Darling Harbor. This is a fun and informative tour with professional guide services and deluxe round-trip-transportation included.

Sydney: Private Sydney City and Australian Wildlife Tour

7. Sydney: Private Sydney City and Australian Wildlife Tour

Enjoy a full day in Sydney discovering the city's iconic landmarks and scenic locations as well as a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park. As a general itinerary, the tour begins with hotel/port pick-up before we make our way to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Australia is famous for its unique animals, marsupials and reptiles. Award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park shelters a wide variety of indigenous fauna. On this guided tour through the park, you will have up-close interactions with a range of wallabies and kangaroos, marvel at the ultra-relaxed life of a koala and view the world's most poisonous snake. There are wombats, echidnas, penguins, dingos, cassowaries, emus, crocodiles, Tassie Devils and a huge kaleidoscope of bird species. From the wildlife park, we head either back to the eastern or north sides of the city. The eastern area includes Bondi, Tamarama & Bronte beaches as well as Watson's Bay, South Head and travelling through Vaucluse, Paddington and Hyde Park. Those who have visited the east will have an opportunity to discover the northern region of Sydney which includes Manly, North Head, Mosman and Balmoral Beach. We return to the city with visits to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Darling Harbour and photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Your local owner/operator guide will provide informative narration throughout the day offering a deeper understanding of Australia's Aboriginal heritage, colonial history & modern culture. Travel in comfort in a 15-seat Mercedes Benz vehicle.

Sydney: See Sydney in Style Guided Private Day Tour

8. Sydney: See Sydney in Style Guided Private Day Tour

Enjoy the freedom and luxury of a fully escorted private tour taking in all the Famous Sydney landmarks - the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Historic Rocks District plus much more! Starting at The Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, you'll find amazing views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge along the Harbour foreshore. Get to know some of the older, unique Sydney inner city localities and visit Woolloomooloo to stop at the iconic Sydney Food Truck, Harry’s Café De Wheels for a snack. No tour of Sydney is complete without visiting the Historic Rocks, Walsh Bay and Dawes Point areas where the settlement of Sydney started in 1788. Your knowledgeable local guide will tell you about Sydney’s fascinating Colonial, Convict History as you explore this unique area. During the tour, you will learn about the Aboriginal, First Nations People and the oldest living culture on the planet and visit sites that are of significance to the local Indigenous People. You will visit beautiful beached including Bondi in the East and Manly in the North. At Manly beach on the northside you will enjoy stops at stunning headlands, lookouts, hidden bays plus many more ‘secret spots’ off the main tourist track. At Bondi Beach in the East you will get an feel for laid-back Aussie Beach Culture and will have plenty of time to wander along the golden sand and even dip your feet in the pristine water if you choose to.

Sydney: Small Group City Tour by Bus with Hotel Pickup

9. Sydney: Small Group City Tour by Bus with Hotel Pickup

Join our PM Afternoon (1:30pm-5:30pm) Small Group Half Day Sydney tour, and discover of Sydney, Australia. See the highlights of Sydney in this half day tour. We take care of the stress of planning where to go. Just kick back and relax, and enjoy the experience. Pick up from your Sydney CBD Hotel Drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour along the way. Learn about the first fleet and why early Europeans visited Australia. Walk along the bay in front of Luna Park, a historical theme park, originally based in Long Island, New York (USA). We do not have time to enter the theme park. Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair (spectacular Sydney Harbour views) Pass by Australia's first hospital, Sydney Barracks and Hyde Park. Pass through some of Sydneys most exclusive suburbs, traveling through suburban streets. Visit St Marys Cathedral, the longest church in Australia. Visit Kings Cross, and see the giant Coca Cola sign up close. Visit the original Harry's Cafe de Wheels in Woolloomoolloo, a Sydney icon for over 80 years. Renowned for their 'tiger' meat pies and shakes. Visit 'The Gap' in Watsons Bay. Visit Bondi Beach Visit Barangaroo, a popular harbourside area for tourists and locals with restaurants, shops, hotels and even a 271m high skyscraper, Crown Sydney. Driver / Guide Child (1-15 years old). Adult (16 years+ old). No strollers allowed. Buses are not wheelchair accessible Minimum number of people required for tour to operate

Sydney: Private Customized Sydney Tour with Pro Photography

10. Sydney: Private Customized Sydney Tour with Pro Photography

Discover what makes Sydney one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world. Your local professional photographer guide will take you to some of the most unusual and quaint locations that only locals know about. Stop at the iconic beaches, drive by the trendy inner city suburbs and learn the history and headlines that make Sydney what it is. Uncover the beauty of a Sydney sunset or explore inner city suburbs of the rich and famous during the day. Our recommended itinerary includes stops at Lady Macquarie's Chair, Bondi Beach, Watsons Bay, Redfern before we head to the north side of the Bridge to see Kirribilli and Lavender Bay. The tour wraps back around to the The Rocks to highlight our colonial birthplace as a nation. Tempt your taste buds at a gourmet deli or café along the way. We can customize the itinerary to include Manly, an aboriginal art tour or premium restaurant drop off at the end of the tour. It is an out-of-the-ordinary experience for lovers of the outdoors who are active and want to avoid the typical tourist places. Let us help craft a tour that ticks all the boxes with lifelong impression and quality photographic memories. Ideal for family, small groups or corporate VIP.

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What people are saying about Bondi Beach

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4.5 / 5

based on 746 reviews

Jelle did show us a lot of interesting places with fun back stories and was always friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The tour was very personalized and a lot of fun.

Great fun, great instructors, Mel and other guy from Israel, sorry Alfie couldn't recall your name but loved it

excellent tour very informative in a short time, showcases much of the Sydney sights

Amazing experience with clear instructions my 2 13 year olds had a fabulous time

Everything was great!! But the waiting times at the stops were tooooo long!!