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The Sydney Opera House Tour

1. The Sydney Opera House Tour

More than 60 years ago, a young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. It is a work of art that came in existence against impossible odds and went on to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world, putting Sydney on the map forever. On the Sydney Opera House tour, you will discover the stories, history, and magic of Sydney Opera House as you follow your friendly guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The opera house is home to 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 Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s groundbreaking design and vision for a world-class performing arts came into existence. You might catch a rehearsal in action, or the crew working on a set.

Sydney Opera House Tour and Opera Kitchen Lunch or Dinner

2. 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 and get ready for an unforgettable Opera Australia performance. 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.

Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

3. Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

Take a full-day tour to discover the stunning landscape of the Blue Mountains and visit some of the region’s natural highlights. Your day begins with pickup at your hotel in Sydney in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Head towards the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, and relax during the drive there. Visit the incredible Jenolan Caves, the oldest discovered open caves in the world. Learn about and explore this outstanding limestone cave system, dating back 360 million years. Discover what the caves might have been used for throughout the ages. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the Blue Mountains to see the most scenic spots, including the Grand Arch. Admire stunning waterfalls and glistening blue pools as you learn about native flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the breathtaking Kanangra Lookout where you can appreciate the unforgettable views. As you walk through this unique landscape, your certified outdoor guide will teach you the basics of essential outdoor survival skills. At the end of an incredible day out, you’ll be dropped off back in Sydney.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

4. 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 Museums Pass: 10 Museums in 1 Pass

5. Sydney Museums Pass: 10 Museums in 1 Pass

The Sydney Museums Pass gives you access to 10 museums and historic houses on just one pass, making great savings on regular admission fees. This pass includes access to the following historic museums and houses: • Museum of Sydney • Justice & Police Museum • Susannah Place Museum • Hyde Park Barracks  • Elizabeth Bay House • Vaucluse House • Rose Seidler House • Elizabeth Farm • Rouse Hill House & Farm and Meroogal Begin your journey with stories of Sydney's history, convicts, and criminals at Hyde Park Barracks, the Museum of Sydney, Justice and Police Museum, and Susannah Place. Go beyond the city to discover the treasures within stunning Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House and Rose Seidler House, or experience country life during colonial times at Elizabeth Farm, Rouse Hill House and Farm and Meroogal.  

Sydney: Blue Mountains Waterfalls, Walks, and Sunset Tour

6. Sydney: Blue Mountains Waterfalls, Walks, and Sunset Tour

Enjoy a small group photo tour of the Blue Mountains including sunset at Echo Point. This semi-private tour departs later so you can sleep in and avoid Sydney’s rush hour traffic. You'll stop at three amazing lookouts. Each lookout is just a short walk from the vehicle. Then listen to sounds of nature, the birds, and rushing water on two longer walks to some majestic waterfalls. Keen nature lovers will enjoy the 40-minute bush walk to Leura Cascades and a longer walk into Wentworth Falls. Those who would rather not join in the longer walks can choose to take a shorter walk or visit Scenic World for two hours. 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 hotel and enjoy dinner before returning to Sydney.

Blue Mountains: 4WD Adventure Tour with Local Guide

7. Blue Mountains: 4WD Adventure Tour with Local Guide

Take a guided 4WD tour of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains with exclusive access to view the largest enclosed canyon in the Southern Hemisphere, second only to the Grand Canyon, Capertee Valley. Other highlights include the Lost City, viewing ancient aboriginal rock art and spotting Australian wildlife in the wild. The tour includes pickup from any hotel or train station in the Blue Mountains area. Your guided 4wd tour begins with pick-up from any accommodation or train station in the Blue Mountains before heading to Clarence at the site of the old Zig Zag railway. Get straight into the adventure with some serious 4wding before heading to the Lost City, a formation of rock pagodas etched from nature over millions of years. After visiting these magnificent formations we head off to view some ancient aboriginal artwork painted several thousands of years ago. By now you will be getting a bit hungry so it is off to lunch. The Royal Hotel at Capertee is the order of the day here with home cooked meals and cold drinks as well as coal fires in the winter. Lunch and a drink is included (lunch location may be changed if The Royal Hotel is closed). After lunch it's time to do some creek crossings, hopefully spot a few wallabies and other wildlife and have a bit of fun. The final part of your 4wd adventure will end with exclusive access to private property with 270-degree views of the Capertee Valley. The views go on forever and overlook the giant Pantoneys Crown. You will then be dropped back at your accommodation or train station of your preference in the Blue Mountains where the tour concludes.     There is the option to be picked up from any train station in the mountains or your accommodation if you are staying in the surrounded suburbs of Katoomba. Pick-up is at 08:00, and drop-off is at 18:00. The tour duration is 10 hours.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 98 reviews

This was an amazing and wonderful experience wing with Mr. Antoine. He has special and superficial skills to make his travel partner happy and he makes the travel so easy that everything has been fun with knowledge of whereabouts. He is the best travel partner I have ever met in my life. Moreover, this day with him was the best day of year so far. I congratulate Mr. Antoine for being a wonderful human being and amazing Travel Partner.

Attention to detail was splendid. On time. Had free storage for backpacks and coats. Wonderful history lesson. Very considerate for all guests. Highly recommend for all guests b

Well worth it. An interesting tour with lots of facts about the history of the Opera House. Enjoyable meal afterwards. Real value for money.

Fabulous tour. Such an amazing building. Knowledgeable and passionate tour guide.

Great experience and Valuble for everyone who loves to visit Sydney Opera House