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The Gap Tours

The Gap
The Gap is a large and attractive cliff on Sydney’s South Head Peninsula, in the Watsons Bay neighborhood, to the east of the central city. There are walking trails along the top of the cliff that offer great views of the ocean and the area’s layered sandstone formations. 

The Basics
The Gap is part of Sydney Harbour National Park and was the site of a deadly shipwreck in 1857. It’s a popular place to come for an easy walk with great views. Start your visit by heading to the lookout, then enjoy the park’s walking trails. You can also head west to one of the bay’s pretty beaches, such as Camp Cove Beach or the nudist Lady Bay Beach. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Gap’s high cliffs can be dangerous, and many people have fallen or jumped to their deaths over the years. High, inward-leaning fences now span the risky parts of the cliff. 
  • Phones that connect directly to emergency counseling services have been installed in the area.
  • Some walkways and beaches at the Gap are wheelchair accessible. 

How to Get There
The Gap is on the eastern coast of the Watsons Bay suburb. The best way to reach the area from central Sydney is via ferry; boats depart regularly from Circular Quay, and the ride takes about 20–30 minutes. You can also walk to the Gap through Robertson Park from the Watsons Bay ferry terminal. City buses also head to the area, but traffic can be slow.

When to Get There
The views from the lookout at the Gap are great at any time, but the area is most comfortable in temperate weather. In the summer, visit in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday heat. 

Take a Whale-Watching Tour
Between May and October (and especially in June and July), the area around Sydney Harbour fills with migrating humpback whales. You can sometimes see these giants from the Gap and South Head, but for a better, much closer view, get out onto the water on a whale-watching boat. Trips on speedboats and catamarans are both available.
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Morning or Afternoon Sydney Highlights Tour with a Local Guide

Morning or Afternoon Sydney Highlights Tour with a Local Guide

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Cram all of Sydney’s most memorable landmarks into one tour! Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing tour, jam-packed with photo opportunities and iconic sights, and pick up insider tips from your knowledgeable local guide. Take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Gap; marvel over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house; and visit bustling Chinatown. After strolling neighborhoods like The Rocks, Paddington and Woolloomooloo, head to the coast to discover Bondi Beach, Rose Bay and Shark Beach.
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  • 4 hours
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$102.69
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$102.69
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Private Tour: Sydney City Highlights

Private Tour: Sydney City Highlights

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Get around Sydney in a day aboard a modern and spacious 8-seater Volkswagen minibus. With this private city sightseeing tour, you’ll cover plenty of ground, from Bondi to Manly Beach and Watson’s Bay. Hop off to linger at sights like the Sydney Opera House, and walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge from The Rocks to Milsons Point. This comprehensive itinerary offers one of Sydney’s best sightseeing values.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$259.57
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Private Sydney City and Bondi Beach Half Day Tour

Private Sydney City and Bondi Beach Half Day Tour

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Benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of traveling with your own private guide on a half-day sightseeing tour of Sydney. See key places such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, the Rocks district, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Bondi Beach, Oxford Street, Darling Harbour, and more. You can even take a walk on the headlands of The Gap. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided.
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  • 4 hours
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$111.82
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Sydney Secrets & Bondi Private 4 Hour Afternoon with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

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Sydney Secrets & Bondi Private 4 Hour Afternoon with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

Benefit from a customized half-day tour of Sydney that shares the best of the city and its surroundings. Cover more ground in one afternoon with options such as viewing the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and The Rocks; exploring destinations like Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Bondi Beach, and beyond; or focusing on interests such as Australian wildlife, food and drink destinations; beaches, historical landmarks, or shopping.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$188.38
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Sydney & Bondi Beach plus local secrets with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

Sydney & Bondi Beach plus local secrets with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

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SEE SPECTACULAR SYDNEY - THE FAMOUS SIGHTS AND HIDDEN LOCAL SECRETS on a Private Tour of Sydney and the Bondi Beach area. The places we can visit are the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Paddington, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay. Visit the Sydney Harbour National Park for local wildlife, stroll to Hornby Lighthouse at South Head or parts of the Bondi to Coogee Walk. Try a weekend market, art gallery, city winery or micro brewery. Go gift shopping or try local produce at a beachside restaurant. There's options aplenty. We are a fun Australian business owned by Ben Barry - a tour guide of over 15 years. Personalised Sydney Tours have flexible itineraries and it's your choice whether you want a slower paced experience with a walk or two or one that quickly packs in every sight. Depending on where you have been and what you have seen, we can customise each tour to your interested areas and activities.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$273.34
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Sydney Secrets & Bondi Beach Private 4 Hr Morning with Personalised Sydney Tours

Sydney Secrets & Bondi Beach Private 4 Hr Morning with Personalised Sydney Tours

SEE SPECTACULAR SYDNEY AND ITS FAMOUS SIGHTS ON A 4 HOUR MORNING TOUR FROM 8AM - 12PM. Pushed for time whilst you're in Sydney? Then this is the perfect tour to see what matters, plus a few local hidden secrets thrown in. Personalised Sydney Tours have flexible itineraries from a relaxed pace to one that packs in every sight. We can take a set route or customise your tour to any interests. We can visit the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Paddington, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Visit the Sydney Harbour National Park for local wildlife, stroll to Hornby Lighthouse at South Head or the Bondi to Coogee Walk. Try a weekend market, art gallery, city winery or micro brewery. Go shopping or try local produce at a beachside restaurant. There's options aplenty. We're a fun Australian business owned by Ben Barry - a tour guide since 2004. Immerse yourself into exciting Sydney.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Secret Sydney Lunch Cruise with 3 Beach Stops

Secret Sydney Lunch Cruise with 3 Beach Stops

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See more of Sydney Harbour with the benefit of a small-group cruise that includes lunch and three beach stops. Taste typical Aussie fare during your lunch at the popular Beach Club in Watsons Bay, and have afternoon tea at the historical Quarantine Station. Access beaches and other locales that other tours miss, and hear live commentary about landmarks such as Fort Denison, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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  • 4 hours
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$210.55
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Bondi Beach and beyond

Bondi Beach and beyond

Sydney's Eastern Suburbs have great beaches, history, lots of energy and vibrancy. We start at the beaches and the best way to see Bondi Beach is by taking a walk along the promenade.We then move onto the coastal walkway which winds around two very scenic beaches,Tamarama and Bronte. We will also do short walk at Gordons Bay and have a look at Coogee. Next stop after the beaches is picturesque Watsons Bay and the adjacent sandstone cliffs, which are known as The Gap. This is followed by a visit to charming Paddington where we will see the underground reservoir and quaint terrace houses. Our final port of call is the Royal Botanical Gardens. Here we will concentrate on native plants, succulents and a few of our other favourite places. The itinerary is flexible so we will mention a few other options that are available on the day. This is a three quarter day tour (six hours) and leaves you with some time to do other things or just relax.
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  • 6 hours
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Sydney Luxury Private Shore Excursion | 6 Hr Tour | Departs from Cruise Terminal

Sydney Luxury Private Shore Excursion | 6 Hr Tour | Departs from Cruise Terminal

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See more of Sydney with the ease of a private full-day shore excursion that explores both the city center and suburbs. Take in city landmarks such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, and Mrs Macquaries Chair, then head out to Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, Watsons Bay, The Gap, and more. Your tour includes private vehicle and guide, morning tea, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
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Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Woolloomooloo and Barangaroo

Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Woolloomooloo and Barangaroo

You will see a lot on this day out and we will cover places you would not normally see. Explore the Eastern Suburbs beaches of Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte and walk along a section of the scenic coastal pathway. Savour a coffee or other drink at a local cafe. We then drive to picturesque Watsons Bay and take in the scenic view from the rugged sandstone cliffs at the Gap. Next stop is a short walk around Paddington where will see the architecture of historic terrace homes, quaint streets, designer shops and the serenity of Paddington garden reservoir. We then head to a scenic location for a nutritious picnic lunch which is prepared by journey maker. Suitably recharged we head via vibrant Kings Cross to the remarkable timber engineered Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf which never seems to end. We then make our way to the historic Rocks area and see Sydney’s new harbour foreshore playground, Barangaroo, followed by a visit to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon.
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  • 8 hours
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Sydney Private Day Tours | Main Attractions and Highlights | 6 Hour Private Tour

Sydney Private Day Tours | Main Attractions and Highlights | 6 Hour Private Tour

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Sit back and relax on a full-day comprehensive tour of Sydney. With a private guide and vehicle, you have the luxury of exploring at your own pace and tailoring the tour to match your tastes. Hit all the big sights like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Get out and experience Bondi Beach, and visit exclusive villages and colorful neighborhoods to get a feel for the local scene. This tour is ideal for visitors with limited time, who want to a good overview of Sydney.
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Best Sydney Tours by Life Long Locals - Hidden gems & more - lifetime experience

Best Sydney Tours by Life Long Locals - Hidden gems & more - lifetime experience

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Enjoy a customized Sydney tour tailored to your private group's interests. Your host will pay you undivided attention and help create an itinerary geared toward the sights you want to see most. Take a local nature hike, visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, hit the hip strip for some shopping; really anything you like. Along the way, ask plenty of questions and learn about the city's history and culture.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private Tour: Half-Day Iconic Sydney

Private Tour: Half-Day Iconic Sydney

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Enjoy the attention of a dedicated guide and a flexible itinerary on this half-day tour of Sydney's highlights. A great intro for first-time visitors, this Sydney tour hits all the hot spots and gives insider tips that you can use during the rest of your stay. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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Sydney Private Day Tours | See Sydney in Style | 8 Hour Luxury Private Tour

Sydney Private Day Tours | See Sydney in Style | 8 Hour Luxury Private Tour

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Gain a comprehensive introduction to Sydney on a private sightseeing tour, a personalized experience ideal for first-time visitors. Navigate the city alongside a private guide and tick off Sydney highlights such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and The Rocks. Plus, stop for morning tea and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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Sydney Private Sightseeing Tour, 2 hour 30 min

Sydney Private Sightseeing Tour, 2 hour 30 min

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TooRoo takes the puzzle out of sightseeing amazing Sydney, with an offering of tours showcasing iconic locations, as well as the hidden spots known to the locals. Our drivers will take you on a tour of Sydney in a stylish latest model SUV. All our drivers are locals with extensive driving experience, great personalities and extensive local knowledge. Sydney express tour: 2 hours and 30 minutes. Includes Sydney Eastern beaches, The Rocks and hidden spots know to locals. Tour includes up to 6 people (all included in the price)
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  • 3 hours
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Luxury Sydney City Private Tour

Luxury Sydney City Private Tour

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Spend the full day in Sydney exploring in the company of a dedicated guide and riding in a private luxury car. Make the most of your day in Sydney (this tour is great for those travelers short on time) by creating your own itinerary focused on what you want to see and do. Refreshments and onboard WiFi in the Land Rover Discovery make even the time traveling between locations pleasurable.
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  • 8 hours
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Sydney Icons & Beaches Half Day Private Tour

Sydney Icons & Beaches Half Day Private Tour

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Explore Sydney with the benefit of your own private guide on a half-day tour that can be tailored to your interests. Learn about the founding of Sydney as you visit the historic Rocks district, and see landmarks like the Queen Victoria building, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Mrs Macquaries Point before heading to outlying destinations such as Watsons Bay, Bondi Beach, and The Gap.
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  • 4 hours
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$214.24
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Sydney with Bondi and Beaches Essentials Private Day Tour

Sydney with Bondi and Beaches Essentials Private Day Tour

Explore Sydney with the benefit of your own private guide on a half-day tour that can be tailored to your interests. Learn about the founding of Sydney as you visit the historic Rocks district, and see landmarks like the Queen Victoria building, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Mrs Macquaries Point before heading to outlying destinations such as Watsons Bay, Bondi Beach, and The Gap. Have more flexibility with a private tour. Hear live commentary from your guide whilst riding in the air-conditioned comfort of your private vehicle. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$325.05
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