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Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Museum Walking Tour

1. Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Museum Walking Tour

The SCG Guided Walking Tour is fascinating journey behind the scenes of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and the SCG Museum. The precinct is Sydney’s home of sport where international sporting heroes play cricket, rugby union, rugby league, football/soccer, and Australian Football League (AFL). Her entertaining stories of players, spectators and events as you take in the sporting architecture and ambience of the SCG. Venture behind the scenes of the Sydney Cricket Ground and see the field of play, the player’s dressing rooms, the historic members reserve, the media centre, the Walk of Honour, and the SCG Museum. With exclusive entry to the SCG Museum, you can see sporting treasures such as prized bats, balls and other cricket memorabilia: rugby league, football and AFL sporting treasures: and various featured temporary museum exhibits.

Melbourne: MCG and Australian Sports Museum Guided Tour

2. Melbourne: MCG and Australian Sports Museum Guided Tour

Experience the highlights of the Melbourne Cricket Ground on a tour including a visit to the famous MCC Long Room, the players’ changing rooms, the cricketers' viewing room, and the Ron Casey Media Centre. After your guided a walk through the arena, take in the Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre, and head to the Melbourne City Terrace for views of the stunning skyline.   Next, visit the all-new Australian Sports Museum for a truly memorable experience. This isn’t your typical museum: it’s an exciting, interactive, and ever-changing experience where the latest technology has been used to create immersive exhibits and galleries.

Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne General Admission

3. Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne General Admission

Booking online is the only way to guarantee entry at any given time-slot, as tickets are limited. Enjoy access to 12 attractions inside Legoland! These include: • MiniLand • Lego 4D cinema • Kingdom Quest • Merlins apprentice ride • Lego factory tour • Lego creative workshop • Lego city fire academy • Lego racers build and test • Duplo farm • Earthquake tables • Lego friends • Lego shop Tuck into a tasty, freshly-made sandwich or salad at the cafe. Unwind with a latte or indulge in an ice-cream treat.

Sydney: Madame Tussauds Sydney General Admission

4. Sydney: Madame Tussauds Sydney General Admission

Experience the glittering world of fame on a day out at Madame Tussauds. Interact with the world’s most famous figures – strike a pose for the paparazzi on the red carpet, challenge your favorite sports heroes, and sing along with your favorite music stars. Madame Tussauds opened in Sydney in 2012, giving Australian and international visitors the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous celebrities. A unique collection of amazingly lifelike wax figures allows you to get up close and personal to your favorite celebrity heroes. Madame Tussauds Sydney combines glitz and glamour with incredible history. With a whole host of constantly changing stars and legends as well as interactive experiences, Madame Tussauds is a place the whole family can enjoy. Interactive Experiences: • Raised catwalk: step onto the catwalk and trigger sensors which light up the runway as you walk down. Megan Gale’s figure is waiting at the end of the runway and Magic Memories can take a snap of you posing alongside her

Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass 3, 4, 5, or 7 Attractions

5. Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass 3, 4, 5, or 7 Attractions

Maximize your time and save during your visit to Sydney with the Explorer Pass. Valid for 60 days, you can save up to 45% off retail prices and enjoy discounts and benefits at over 20 of the city's most popular and famous attractions. Choose between a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day pass. During your time in Sydney, you can use your pass to enjoy the Sydney Opera House Tour, the Australian National Maritime Museum, The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience, a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Sydney and Bondi, and more. Choose from a variety of different experiences to enjoy with your pass: • The Sydney Opera House Tour • Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off: 1-Day Classic Tour • The Sydney Opera House - Architectural Tour • Australian National Maritime Museum • Sydney Jet Thrill Ride • The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience • Urban Winery Sydney Wine Tasting and Cheese • Entermission - Virtual Reality Escape Rooms • The Rocks Walking Tour • 4-hour Bike Rental by Bonza Bike Tours • Discover Bondi Coastal Walking Tour • Bondi Surf 2-Hour Board and Wetsuit Rental • Escape Hunt Sydney • Morning Yoga by the ocean • Adventure Clues - Bloomin’ Botanic Gardens Sydney • Adventure Clues - Unlock the Rocks • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Adventure Clues - The Mad Botanist for Kids Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction list, including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

From Sydney: Canberra Day Tour

6. From Sydney: Canberra Day Tour

Explore Australia's capital city from Sydney as you enter a new state, leaving New South Wales for the day. A morning tea stop (not included) en route will allow you to stretch your legs and visit a country town before arriving at the ultra-modern Capital. Join a guided tour of the New Parliament House and feel the might and privilege of Australian democracy through this architectural masterpiece costing $1.1 billion. From the inner halls of power to walking on the roof, this is an amazing building. Break for lunch (not included) before choosing where to spend your free time: The National Museum of Australia is controversial and popular, Australia's most modern museum has won national awards with its interactive mix of exhibits and displays highlighting Australia's diverse history and culture. This tour allows time at Floriade between September to October each year. Australia's biggest and most popular flower festival. Canberra's Commonwealth Park is transformed into a tapestry of colour with more than a million bulbs and annuals in bloom at this month-long festival. Rejoin the group for a time of reflection as you discover the legends of Gallipoli, the ANZACs, the sacrifices and losses suffered by Australians in past wars fought around the world at the Australian War Memorial. Drive past Yarralumla for a close look at the many national embassies, each one unique and designed to reflect aspects of the country's culture. Stop for 360 degree views over the capital city from Mount Ainslie and see how this city was well designed. Return to Sydney and enjoy a dinner stop (not included).

Australian National Maritime Museum: All-Inclusive Ticket

7. Australian National Maritime Museum: All-Inclusive Ticket

With this ticket, enjoy fast-track all-inclusive entry to the Australian National Maritime Museum. Climb the ship, discover the depths of the submarine, marvel at the exhibitions and learn about maritime history. Join a knowledgeable guide, who will share with you the fascinating stories behind the objects housed around the museum and on these spectacular vessels. The museum is home to one of the largest fleets of any museum in the world. Here, discover 6 permanent galleries displaying 13 historic vessels including warships and a replica of Captain Cook's tall ship. Enjoy a high-tech immersive journey that showcases the inner workings of the Royal Australian Navy with the Action Stations. Learn about maritime archaeology, science and history. Walk on-board the ex-Navy vessels HMAS Vampire and HMAS Onslow. After exploring the museum, enjoy a lunch at the onsite café for a waterfront lunch overlooking Darling Harbour.

Melbourne: Australian Sports Museum Admission Ticket

8. Melbourne: Australian Sports Museum Admission Ticket

Discover Australia through the lens of sport at the new Australian Sports Museum, located at Gate 3 of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is no ordinary museum, with interactive experiences for all to enjoy. Here you’ll find touchscreens instead of do not touch signs, and climbable statues for the kids to play on.   Immerse yourself in the wonders of sporting moments with the largest collection of grassroots to elite sporting memorabilia. While kids kick a football at the interactive Game On!, you are invited to expect the unexpected, just like sport itself.   Exhibits featured in the museum include: the Olympics Gallery, Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Australian Football Gallery, Victorian Racing Gallery, Melbourne Cricket Club Museum, and the Game On! interactive gallery for visitors of all ages.

Melbourne: Penguin Passport Experience at SEA LIFE

9. Melbourne: Penguin Passport Experience at SEA LIFE

Enjoy a once-in-a-life encounter with sub-Antarctic penguins with your SEA LIFE Penguin Passport.  Join keepers behind-the-scenes to learn more about the penguins and see how the colony is cared for. Put on some Antarctic snow gear for a 45-minute journey onto the ice to sit with some King and Gentoo penguins.  Visit the food preparation and veterinary areas, learn how the state-of-the-art exhibit maintains its sub-zero temperatures; and see first-hand the high standards of attention and care the animals receive.  Make the most of the rest of the day with all-day access to the rest of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Canberra: City Highlights Day Tour with Entrance Fees

10. Canberra: City Highlights Day Tour with Entrance Fees

Witness the wonderful views of Canberra and the region from the top of Mount Ainslie. Visit National Capital Exhibition Centre. Be guided through the corridors of power at Australia’s Parliament House. Survey the Parliamentary Triangle & its National Institutions. Explore the Australian War Memorial and experience the moving Last Post Ceremony. All fees included. Personally guided throughout. This experience packs as much as possible into a single day, giving you the best possible experience and context of Australia’s Capital in a days’ tour.

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Wonderful passionate guide Stewart… so much history, old meets new seamlessly. The stories we heard about , were just amazing.

Was fantastic and to see how tall or short celebrities are was amazing. Loved it so did my two teenage children and my mum.

Great guide, personalized attention to each member of the group! Loved it!

There was something for everyone. Family of 6 enjoyed every moment.

Great display of our Aussie icons, fun an interactive as well.