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Sydney: Opera House Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Sydney: Opera House Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Join a walking tour to explore the halls and foyer spaces of the Sydney Opera House with your entrance ticket. Learn what makes this building a World Heritage-listed masterpiece from your guide. You might catch a rehearsal in action or the crew working on a set. Discover the stories, history, and magic of the Sydney Opera House as you follow your guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. Explore some of the 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets.  Step inside the inspired theatres where more than 1800 performances come to life each year and learn how the Danish architect Jorn Utzon's groundbreaking design and vision for world-class performing art came into existence.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

2. Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

After a lazy start to your morning in Sydney, embark upon a truly special day in one of the most spectacular world heritage listed national parks, the Blue Mountains. You will leave the hustle and bustle of the Sydney metropolis and avoid the peak hour traffic, driving west towards the national park. Once there, you will explore the Blue Mountains National Park, with the regular tourist buses long gone, you will be left alone to soak in the golden hours before sunset. On your Blue Mountains tour, you will learn all about the native flora and fauna as well as the indigenous people of the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains has a very special indigenous dream-time creation story linked to the national park. Upon arriving in the Blue Mountains, you will commence an awe-inspiring scenic bush walk overlooking the breathtaking Jamison Valley. You will make your way to a sensational lookout across one of the most remarkable waterfalls in Australia, Wentworth Falls. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at one of the perfect lookouts chosen by your experienced tour guide. This is where you will have a closer look at the iconic Three Sisters sandstone formation. You can enjoy your Blue Mountains sunset whilst overlooking amazing views of Jamison Valley, Mount Solitary, the Ruined Castle, and Narrow Neck Plateau. Your guide will take you to some terrific vantage points, allowing for the perfect sunset photo opportunities.

Sydney Opera House Tour and Opera Kitchen Lunch or Dinner

3. Sydney Opera House Tour and Opera Kitchen Lunch or Dinner

A great day out in Sydney is to be had with this tour. Enjoy a tour of the opera house and a delicious meal at the Opera Kitchen with sweeping views of Sydney Harbor and the iconic Harbor Bridge. On this 1-hour tour, you'll experience the history and magic of the venue, as you follow your friendly guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The Opera House features 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired theaters where more than 1,800 performances come to life each year. For your meal, Opera Kitchen is located just a short walk from the Welcome Center, located on the Lower Concourse Level. Choose one meal from a selection and a beverage of your choice. You can redeem your main meal and beverage before or after your tour between 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature Explorer, Sunset & Dinner

4. Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature Explorer, Sunset & Dinner

Enjoy a photo tour of the Blue Mountains including sunset at Echo Point. This tour departs later so you can sleep in and avoid Sydney’s rush hour traffic. Stop at three amazing lookouts, each just a short walk from the vehicle. Listen to the sounds of nature, the birds, and rushing water on two longer walks to some majestic waterfalls. Keen nature lovers will enjoy the 90-minute bush walk into Wentworth Falls and two other 20 minute walks. Those who would rather not join in the longer walks can choose to take a shorter walk or visit Scenic World for two hours at your own expense. After the group reunites you'll visit two spectacular lookouts before returning to Echo Point to view the Three Sisters as the sun sets. The final remote lookout looks west over the Megalong Valley to watch the last rays of sunlight. Finally, relax at a local restaurant and enjoy dinner before returning to Sydney.

Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

5. Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

Get out amongst the beautiful Byron hinterland and explore the natural wonder of the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park including a 2 hour guided rainforest walk to the base of the spectacular Minyon Falls. Take a swim in the pristine freshwater pools, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax and get in touch with nature. Click here to watch a video about Minyon Falls. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch before arriving at the famous little town Bangalow. Tour Bangalow’s fascinating mix of local shops, galleries, and cafes. From Bangalow, the tour weaves through the beautiful Byron hinterland and the many historical unspoilt hinterland towns that are sprinkled throughout the countryside.

Coffs Harbour: Guided Day Trip to Dorrigo National Park

6. Coffs Harbour: Guided Day Trip to Dorrigo National Park

Ready to dive into the wild, untamed beauty of New South Wales’ national parks? Drive through the Bellinger Valley on a guided day trip, stopping at Dangar Falls and the Gondwana Rainforests. Relax with a picnic lunch, before tasting wines at the award-winning Raleigh Winery. Get picked up from your accommodations and enjoy the rich pasturelands of the Bellinger Valley, winding your way up the Waterfall Way on a scenic drive. Arrive at the top of the mountain and be treated to a delicious morning tea, complimented with fresh fruit and homemade cake. Choose to indulge in a selection of teas, coffee, or hot chocolate as you take in fairytale-like views over the valley. Take a short drive through the small town of Dorrigo until you come across the cascading Dangar Falls. Wander through the forest of Antarctic beech trees and listen to the roaring sound grow louder. In the warmer months, dive right in and swim behind the waterfall. Make your next stop at the Gondwana Rainforests within the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Dorrigo National Park. Arrive in Dorrigo and decide whether to take the steeper walk to the Crystal Shower Falls, or a more relaxing stroll on the Walk with the Birds boardwalk. Both paths lead you to the Skywalk lookout to take in breathtaking views of the national park. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of the rainforest and indulge in a delicious picnic lunch, before heading back down Waterfall Way. Visit the award-winning Raleigh Winery and savor the taste of boutique wines, fortified wines, and the famous brandy creme liqueurs. Enjoy beautiful views over the Bellinger River at the winery, before driving back to your accommodations.

Sydney: Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park Day Trip

7. Sydney: Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park Day Trip

A visit to Sydney is not complete without a tour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. This private tour full-day tour incorporates both the majestic Blue Mountains and a unique experience with Australian wildlife. Informative commentary throughout the day will focus on the flora and fauna of the Blue Mountains, its unique formation and the local culture of the area. As a general itinerary, after pick up from hotel, we make our first stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park when the animals are often at their most active. Your guide will lead you through this mostly indigenous animal attraction. There will be the opportunity to feed a range of wallabies and kangaroos as well as have a photo taken with a koala (own expense). We then make our way into the scenic Blue Mountains and be immersed in their unique beauty and formation at a series of popular as well as lesser-known lookouts. Depending on the group's preference, lunch is taken at either the small town of Leura or Echo Point. The afternoon offers a range of activities including further photo opportunities at waterfalls and cascades, easy bushwalks or shopping at Leura before we venture back down the mountain. The day concludes with guests being returned to their hotel at around 4 pm. Experienced local tour guide provides informative narration throughout the day offering a deeper understanding of Australia's Aboriginal heritage, colonial history & modern culture. All tours are private so no wasting time picking up other passengers from around the city as well as the option to customize the day's activities to best suit your group.

Blue Mountains: Mountain e-Bike Ride, Narrowneck Plateau

8. Blue Mountains: Mountain e-Bike Ride, Narrowneck Plateau

HOLY MOLY!!! You want views? The only way to do this ride is on our electric e-bikes! This is an amazing dirt fire trail and from start to finish we do approx. 30km and climb 900 vertical meters... that's a lot of HILLS!! Trail surface has loose rocks with some steep descents and unskilled/unconfident riders are likely to fall, so If your skills are not that great, you should check out the Hanging Rock ride with its amazing views...but without the big hills! The spectacular Narrowneck trail follows a ridge-line deep into the valley, offering exhilarating scenic views across the Megalong Valley in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Setting out from Katoomba, you do a short ride on tarmac road and then hit the dirt and head deep into the undulating trails of this un-spoilt wilderness area of the Megalong and Jamison Valleys. This ride like most in the Blueys, is an out and back

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 98 reviews

Terry was Great. I really enjoyed my whole trip. We went to beautiful places in blue mountain. Terry is a photographer as well, did beautiful photoshoot.

All went very well, it was very informative and any questions to our guide was answered and explained very well

tour was great. nice experience and knowing the history of the opera house how it was built.

Wonderful tour! Can't wait to go back to see a performance!!

Well worth the money. Tour guides are very knowledgeable.