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Circular Quay Tours and Activities

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Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour and backed by the sleek skyscrapers of the city’s central business district, Circular Quay is the scenic gateway to Manly Beach, Taronga Zoo, and Watson’s Bay. From this transportation hub—from which ferries depart every few minutes—you can enjoy unobstructed views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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Take in panoramic views of top Sydney landmarks as you cruise through Sydney Harbour en route to Taronga Zoo. Your package includes round-trip cruise from Circular Quay to the zoo, and a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola, which whisks you uphill from the boat dock to the main entrance of Taronga Zoo. From the gondola, get an early peek at some of the zoo's inhabitants, such as giraffes, big apes, and native animals like kangaroos and koalas.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.41
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$52.41

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

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Explore Sydney aboard a hop-on hop-off Sydney Harbour cruise that stops at top destinations including Circular Quay, Watsons Bay, Manly . Get a great vantage point for photo ops of icons such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Simply jump on and off at as many stops as you like; when you're ready to move on to your next destination, just catch the next boat. Upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Taronga Zoo, another fantastic attraction located on the harbor shores.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.75
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$31.75

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Join a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by double-decker bus to discover the highlights of Sydney and Bondi Beach. Enjoy unobstructed views and recorded onboard commentary as you travel along two routes to top destinations like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach. Go in-depth at any given place by simply hopping off the bus to explore. You can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions at your own pace with your choice of ticket, valid for either 24 or 48 hours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.30
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$37.30

Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

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Experience a close encounter with humpback whales without having to leave the city on this thrilling 2-hour speedboat tour from Sydney. Hop on-board the city’s fastest commercial ship and blast off across Sydney Harbour, past iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Leave the city behind and speed out into the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll have chance to spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.95
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$89.95

Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise

Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise

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Experience Sydney like a VIP on this private sightseeing cruise. On board your own yacht with your own captain, you can view iconic landmarks around Sydney Harbour, even stopping to fish, swim or kayak during the afternoon tour. Get great photo ops of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, Shark Island and more. The morning tour includes morning tea, and the afternoon or sunset tour come with a three-course barbecue lunch or dinner accompanied by Australian wine and beer. Linger at your favorite places on this customizable tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$1,149.16
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$1,149.16
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Taste of Sydney - Barangaroo and the Rocks

Taste of Sydney - Barangaroo and the Rocks

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Experience Sydney’s history, food, and culture on this guided excursion to Barangaroo and The Rocks. Enjoy amazing views at Barangaroo Park, sample Italian classics, local beer, and pub food—it’s included in the tour price. Then, head to the Rocks and learn about landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge with an informative local guide. Finish the night with a delectable dinner of fresh Thai cuisine.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.49
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$118.49

Small-Group Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Bus Tour

Small-Group Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Bus Tour

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Set out in search of Sydney’s sun, sand and surf on this full-day tour of the city’s famous Northern Beaches. Stroll the golden sands of Narrabeen; see where popular Aussie soap ‘Home & Away’ is filmed in Palm Beach; and look out along the coast from Spit Bridge and Long Reef. That’s not all: uncover Sydney’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage as you explore the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park; admire the lavish villas along Whale Beach and ride the Manly ferry back to Circular Quay.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.40
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$147.40

Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise around Sydney Harbour accompanied by high tea goodies and sparkling wine from Brown Brothers, a classic Australian winery. Admire clear views of iconic landmarks such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and the city skyline during your 1.5-hour scenic sightseeing cruise. Upgrade to guarantee a window sea with excellent sightlines on the famously beautiful harbor city.  You’ll want to keep your camera handy for great photo ops in every direction.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.69
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$56.69

Small-Group Sydney City Walking Tour

Small-Group Sydney City Walking Tour

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Dig deeper into Sydney’s dark history and multi-cultural heritage on this 3-hour walking tour of the city’s best bits. Learn about Sydney’s Aboriginal roots, convict past and colonial history as you follow your guide around Circular Quay, The Rocks and Sydney Harbour. Stop along the way to admire landmark buildings like the Customs House, Parliament House and St Mary's Cathedral; stroll around Hyde Park; and snap photos of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Tower.
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  • 3 hours
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$91.94
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$91.94

Helicopter Flight Over Sydney and Beaches - 20 Minutes

Helicopter Flight Over Sydney and Beaches - 20 Minutes

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Discover all of Sydney's famous icons during a thrilling 20 minute helicopter flight. Take off from Mascot Airport and fly over the spectacular Sydney Harbour, experiencing the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Fort Denison, Watson's Bay, Taronga Zoo and Bondi Beach from above.
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  • 20 minutes
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$155.27
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$155.27

Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

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See Sydney’s top sights on a half-day private city tour that still leaves you with time to enjoy the rest of the day on your own. You’ll check off Sydney’s must-see attractions, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay. Hear about the city’s history and modern-day culture from a private guide-driver, and take in daily life around neighborhoods like Paddington and Darlinghurst.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.99
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$252.99
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO Drinks

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO Drinks

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Get the best views of the Vivid Sydney Festival without the crowds on a 35 foot (10.5meter) Seawind Resort 1050 catamaran. Glide along the Sydney Harbour on an intimate cruise with delicious antipasto and bread rolls enjoy unobstructed views of the incredible light shows projected on to the Sydney Opera House and other landmarks. Spend a relaxing 90-minutes on the water and bring your own alcoholic beverage with no corkage if you choose.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$37.04
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$37.04

Sydney Private Tours by Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Sydney Private Tours by Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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If you’ve just arrived in the Harbour City, kickstart your time in Sydney on a private sightseeing tour that can be customized according to your interests. Rather than following a one-size-fits-all itinerary, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to tailor your schedule using the expertise and insider knowledge of a guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.43
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$181.43
Price varies by group size

Private Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 people - 30 Minutes

Private Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 people - 30 Minutes

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Experience the best of Sydney from the sky during a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight. Get a bird's-eye view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Watson's Bay, and the Taronga Zoo before your pilot heads over to the Northern beaches and Manly. Pass over Bondi, Coogee, Wedding Cake Island, and more as you follow the coast back to South Head before landing.
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  • 30 minutes
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$653.74
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$653.74
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Private Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 people - 20 Minutes

Private Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 people - 20 Minutes

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Sydney is a huge city, but there’s one way you can see it all in just 20 minutes: on a private helicopter ride. You’ll fly over the city and the northern beaches, and enjoy some spectacular views. Look out for landmarks like the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and Manly Beach. Listen to your pilot’s live commentary through personal headsets so you understand what you’re seeing. This is an unforgettable trip that’s ideal for couples seeking romance.
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  • 20 minutes
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$514.83
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$514.83
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Sydney Scavenger Hunt: Inside Sydney

Sydney Scavenger Hunt: Inside Sydney

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

Quay People: Sydney Harbour Walking Tour with Coffee

Quay People: Sydney Harbour Walking Tour with Coffee

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Delve into the past as we introduce you to some of the larger than life characters that made the city of Sydney what it is today. Theirs are tales of vision and self interest, of conflict and collaboration, of brilliance and incompetence. Along the way we'll take in scenic highlights like the Royal Botanic Garden, magnificent Sydney Opera House, bustling Circular Quay, the iconic Harbour Bridge, and the colonial sandstone architecture of the The Rocks. A stop at a café with unrivalled harbour views is all part of this immersive experience in the story of Sydney. Ideal for visitors and Sydney-siders alike.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.31
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$56.31

Private Sunset Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 - 30 Minutes

Private Sunset Helicopter Flight Over Sydney & Beaches for 2 or 3 - 30 Minutes

If you’re after a romantic couples experience, or are a group of friends looking to celebrate a special occasion this spectacular sunset flight will create memories to last a lifetime! Enjoy bubbles in the lounge before experiencing the awe-inspiring views of Sydney at dusk as the city lights twinkle in the twilight. Showcasing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House as well as the stunning coastline of Middle Harbour, Manly, Freshwater, Curl Curl and the Eastern Beaches including Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Maroubra. Please note that the departure time of your experience will vary depending on the time of year, further details will be provided upon confirmation of your booking.
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  • 30 minutes
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$715.03
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$715.03
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Full Coverage Sydney Private City Tour

Full Coverage Sydney Private City Tour

Checkmark from your travel bucket list the main spots of the city on an extended tour of Sydney and get to know the city like the back of your hand. All you have to do is trust your local guide, they got you and will show the best of their city. Your local guide has a jam-packed itinerary full of history, culture, stories, and sights. See must-sees of the city, plus get current recommendations about local hot spots, family-owned eateries, and up-and-coming districts of Sydney you must pay a visit. Yes, this tour is the city guide that will help you enjoy Sydney in the best way possible. Withlocals Full Coverage City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.95
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$24.95
Price varies by group size

Shore Excursion: Sydney's Northern Beaches & Ku-ring-gai National Park Bus Tour

Shore Excursion: Sydney's Northern Beaches & Ku-ring-gai National Park Bus Tour

Explore Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches and enjoy a day of sun, sand, and surf on this small-group sightseeing tour. Take a stroll along the golden sands of Narrabeen, visit Palm Beach where the famous Aussie soap ‘Home & Away’ is filmed, and look out along the coast from The Spit and Long Reef. Learn about Sydney’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage with a visit to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, admire the affluent waterside properties along Whale Beach, then taking the included ferry from Manly to Circular Quay. We ensure that every passenger will always be back to their Cruise Ship well prior to their evening departure!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.40
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$147.40

The Rocks & Darling Harbour With A Local: Private & Personalized

The Rocks & Darling Harbour With A Local: Private & Personalized

Experience Sydney’s waterfront and historic district with an insider. Check out Darling Harbour’s biggest attractions, including Sydney Aquarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo. Hop on the ferry at Circular Quay, stroll across Sydney Harbour Bridge, get tips from a Sydneysider guide. Then, visit Sydney’s oldest, neighborhood, The Rocks, where you can enjoy a complimentary pint at Sydney’s oldest pub.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.01
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$163.01
Price varies by group size

Private Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise For Up To 20 Guests

Private Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise For Up To 20 Guests

Experience the Vivid Sydney Festival from on board a private catamaran on Sydney Harbour, in the company of your family, friends and colleagues. An intimate catamaran cruising experience for up to 20 guests on board Enigma X. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities amongst the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and other lit up locations, as a small vessel allows you to get up close to the shoreline for the best views of the Vivid lights. Light snacks are provided, including an Italian inspired antipasto spread with bread rolls + 1 cold non-alcoholic beverage (availability on cruises may vary). Passengers can choose to BYO alcoholic beverages. A private Vivid Sydney cruise is perfect for small to medium groups of family, friends and colleagues. Skip the crowds, see the lights, enjoy the water. Experience Vivid Sydney from a small boat!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$816.36
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$816.36
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Discover Sydney - The Rocks

Discover Sydney - The Rocks

Trixity offers a series of trails which are not only sightseeing experiences around some of Australia’s most beautiful cities but we will also give your brain a work-out on the way round You will guide yourself on your ‘smart’ device along the trail solving clues as you go - get the answer correct and we send you the next clue – easy! There are ‘Help’ & ‘Hint’ options if you get stuck and of course you can use your device to look things up if required. We think this is an excellent way to spend 2-3 hours discovering the city you live in, work in, play in. See our website for more details www.trixity.com.au
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.65
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$42.65
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The Beauty of Sydney Private Bike Tour

The Beauty of Sydney Private Bike Tour

What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Sydney on two wheels? Experience the child-like joy that only comes from biking as you whiz around taking in everything from the colonial-era Cadmans Cottage to the trendy spaces of the Museum of Contemporary Art and beyond. Cycling is a locals’ favorite way to get around. So hop on, blend in, and set off to discover Sydney. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can see when you explore by bike. Sydney is a city that embraces the outdoor lifestyle, with a fantastic mix of neighborhoods and open spaces to explore. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the unmissable Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Sydney that only the locals see. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.33
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$114.33
Price varies by group size

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Circular Quay tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Circular Quay can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Circular Quay 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Circular Quay costs USD 12.31. Guided Circular Quay tours start around USD 12.31 per person.
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What''s the best way to experience Circular Quay?