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Watsons Bay Tours

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Watsons Bay
Set on the narrow southern head of famous Sydney Harbour, Watson's Bay is one of the city's most underrated attractions. Whether it's hiking the Hermitage Foreshore Track or bathing in the buff at Lady Bay Beach, this eastern suburb is about being outside and taking in the views of the harbor. That is, of course, unless you’re seated at a café enjoying some fish and chips, which locals suggest are some of the best you'll find in all of Sydney. History buffs can wander the bluffs to see guns, cannons and military installations that have guarded Sydney Harbor, while swimmers can head to Camp Cove Beach to splash in the protected waters.

The hiking trails here run all the way to down to Bondi and up to Hornby Lighthouse, which looks out toward the northern head and all of Sydney Harbour. The easiest way to visit Watson's Bay is by jumping on a ferry or hop-on, hop-off cruise and then either exploring on your own or as part of a guided walking tour.

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Multiple ferries connect Watson's Bay and Circular Quay, with direct, peak-hour ferries making the crossing in only 20 minutes. Travelers wanting to hike and explore should devote at least half a day.

Did You Know? During World War II, Sydney Harbour was protected by an anti-submarine boom net that spanned from Watson's Bay in the south to Georges Head in the north.
Address: Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia
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Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off CruiseMulti-day Tours

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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  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus TourMulti-day Tours

Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

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Customize your sightseeing in Sydney with a hop-on hop-off coach tour and harbor cruise. The ferry pass is valid for 2 days and the explorer pass is valid for 48 hours, giving you two full days to explore Sydney. The Sydney Harbour ferry cruise stops include Circular Quay, Manly, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay. The double-decker bus tour travels between iconic sites including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach. Choose to hop off and visit places of interest, or simply remain on board for a comprehensive overview with recorded commentary.
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  • 7 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or BreakfastHalf-day Tours

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast

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Enjoy a whale-watching cruise that begins with a breakfast or barbecue lunch onboard the boat while in the calm waters of Sydney Harbour.  After breakfast or lunch, your boat glides past Sydney Head into the Pacific Ocean in search of the humpback and southern right whales that migrate along this coast from May to November. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins as you learn about them from your naturalist guide, who provides fascinating commentary about Australian marine life during your tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including LunchDay Cruises

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

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Enjoy an exhilarating half-day sailing cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced captain. Take in stunning views of Sydney's waterside landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquaries Chair, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Sydney Heads and more. Anchor in a secluded bay in Sydney Harbour National Park with time for beach walks, swimming, snorkeling and a delicious lunch with Australian wine and beer. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience with your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Morning or Afternoon Sydney Highlights Tour with a Local GuideHalf-day Tours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour: Sydney City HighlightsDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including LunchDay Trips

Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch

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Explore Sydney on a 5-hour tour that includes a comprehensive city tour, lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, and a visit to Bondi Beach. In Sydney, see highlights including the historic Rocks district, Royal Botanical Gardens, Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary’s Cathedral, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. You'll also drive through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Oxford Street and the suburbs of Paddington, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, enjoying informative commentary along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Sydney City Tour with Unique Sydney Harbour CruiseDay Cruises

Small-Group Sydney City Tour with Unique Sydney Harbour Cruise

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Enjoy the ultimate small-group tour of Sydney, including a city sightseeing tour by minivan and a harbor cruise on Sydney Harbour. Travel with a small group limited to 16 participants and see highlights such as The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, and Bondi Beach. See the best of Sydney by land and water on this deluxe tour.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Bondi Beach High-Speed Offshore Thrill RideJet Boating

Bondi Beach High-Speed Offshore Thrill Ride

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Combine Sydney sightseeing with a white-knuckle speedboat ride on this 1-hour high-speed cruise to Bondi Beach. Feel a surge of adrenaline as you zoom along the coast and reach speeds of up to 100kmph, traveling on-board Sydney's fastest commercial vessel. Set out from Circular Quay; pass landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Lady Macquaries Chair; then zip around Shark Island and along the famous sands of Bondi Beach.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch CruiseDay Cruises

Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch Cruise

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Treat your loved ones to a progressive lunch that travels by yacht to the most scenic parts of Sydney Harbour. Get great views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge as you cruise to Watsons Bay for your appetizer course at a classic waterside eatery. Continue past Middle Head to Balmoral where you stop at your second waterfront restaurant for your main course. Return to your boat for the dessert and cheese course, then have time to swim, kayak or standup paddle board. Sparkling wine and other drinks are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Luxury Quintessential Sydney Day TourFull-day Tours

Private Luxury Quintessential Sydney Day Tour

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Experience the ultimate private tour of Sydney with you and up to 6 friends in luxury and style with an expert local guide. There is so much to see and experience in this stunning city - don't waste a second, let your guide show you the best of Sydney in a day. Enjoy an intimate day in Sydney with your guide who's full of knowledge, fun and charisma!  No line ups, no well paved tourist paths - experience the magical city of Sydney like a true local. What are you in to? What have you heard about? And what are you dying to see and experience while you're in town? Your guide has a backstage, all-access pass to the city ensuring your day is nothing short of spectacular...and a whole lot of fun!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney 6 Hour Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Sydney 6 Hour Private Tour

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Take in the sights on a tailor-made 6-hour tour of Sydney and choose from four equally exciting itineraries. First, check off Sydney’s most memorable landmarks including Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and Sydney Harbour Bridge; stroll around King’s Cross and The Rocks; and watch the surfers at Bondi Beach and Watson’s Bay. Then, opt to explore the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, tour Sydney’s art galleries, get off-the-beaten-track in Sydney’s bohemian neighborhoods or immerse yourself in Sydney’s foodie scene.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
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Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James CraigSailing

Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James Craig

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Sail around Sydney on the impeccably restored ‘James Craig’ — an authentic square-rigged ship that offers sailing adventures only twice per month. Morning tea, picnic lunch and afternoon tea are all included during your 6-hour cruise (afternoon tea and coffee included for the 5-hour adventure), which details fascinating stories from your ship's history and Sydney's maritime past. Embark on a lovely route around Sydney Harbour that goes past Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House before venturing into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. Choose to sail for five or six hours on this must-do Sydney experience.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Iconic Sights of Sydney Tour with FREE Photography packageHalf-day Tours

Iconic Sights of Sydney Tour with FREE Photography package

Capture the perfect angle every time as you check off some of Sydney’s most iconic locations with a professional photographer. After pickup from your hotel, experience the sun, sand, and surf of Bondi Beach, sweeping views from Watsons Bay, native plants in the Royal Botanic Gardens, and, of course, the signature sails of Sydney Opera House. Travel in a group no larger than 13 for a more intimate experience.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sydney Layover Tour from AirportBus Tours

Sydney Layover Tour from Airport

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Got a minimum 6-hour layover in Sydney? Leave the airport in a private vehicle, immerse yourself in this dynamic city and spend the day at your leisure, before enjoying a stress-free return in time to catch your ongoing flight. Enjoy two holidays in one with a Sydney layover tour.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi BeachHalf-day Tours

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney City Private TourDay Trips

Sydney City Private Tour

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Maximize your time in Sydney with a private full-day tour tour tailor-made for you! Tick off iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, stroll around vibrant districts like The Rocks and King’s Cross, and watch the surfers at Bondi Beach. Alternatively, soak up the scenery with a drive around Sydney’s Northern Beaches, cool off with a swim at Palm Beach or get off-the-beaten-track and explore the village suburbs of Balmain, Leichardt and Haberfield. Best of all, your private tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4-Day Sydney Tour: City Sightseeing, Sydney Harbour Cruise and Blue MountainsMulti-day Tours

4-Day Sydney Tour: City Sightseeing, Sydney Harbour Cruise and Blue Mountains

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Take a 4-day Sydney tour that makes it easy to see the highlights of Sydney and the Blue Mountains with a guide, and still leaves free time for you to explore the city on your own. See iconic sights such as Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Manly, the Blue Mountains, Jamison Valley and more. Meet native Australian animals at Sydney Zoo and cruise the waters of Sydney Harbour. Includes your choice of 4-star accommodation, breakfasts, guided tours, transportation and airport transfers, providing a comprehensive and worry-free experience.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 days
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Private Tour: Half-Day Iconic SydneyHalf-day Tours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of AustraliaCity Tours

Private Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

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Skip the crowds on this private tour of Sydney's highlights. In the company of just your party and a guide, see landmarks including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, then enjoy lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia over looking Rushcutters Bay.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Hop-on-Hop-off Cruise and Whale Watching CruiseWhale Watching

Sydney Hop-on-Hop-off Cruise and Whale Watching Cruise

Get out on Sydney Harbour in two different ways with this tour package that combines a 2-day hop-on hop-off cruise pass and a whale-watching cruise. The hop-on hop-off cruise provides flexibility to visit up to 4 of the city's harbor precincts and can be used over two consecutive days. The whale-watching tour must be taken on the first day. Booking this combo tour gives you two popular tours at one convenient price and saves you the hassle of figuring out how to travel the harbor by boat.
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  • 7 to 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 16 hours
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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing ExperienceFull-day Tours

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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

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Discover Sydney’s history and colonial heritage along with its beaches and natural beauty on a private tour with your choice of half- or full-day tour. The half-day sightseeing tour takes in history along Macquarie Street and The Rocks, lively Kings Cross, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and scenic Watsons Bay, Bondi Beach and the northern coast. The full-day tour upgrade includes a seafood lunch at Dee Why beach on one of Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches. Traveling with a private guide ensures a personalized Sydney experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Sydney Harbour National Park Walking TourHiking

Private Sydney Harbour National Park Walking Tour

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Discover the hidden gems of Sydney Harbour National Park on a leisurely private walking tour with an expert local guide. Take a private boat from Circular Quay across Rose Bay then stroll along the Hermitage Foreshore track to Watsons Bay. When exploring this lesser-known side of Sydney, enjoy fabulous photo ops of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and gorgeous coastal scenery, including Strickland House, Parsley Bay, Nielsen Park and Shark Beach. Refuel with morning tea, lunch and other refreshments on this personalized 6-hour tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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