Take in the sights of Sydney as you weave your way through the city viewing the Rocks area and Chinatown. Enjoy breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and the Gap before taking a stroll down the golden sands of Bondi Beach.
Today you’ll see some of the best sights that this beautiful harbour city has to offer. Your Driver Guide will provide expert commentary as you weave your way through the bustling city streets to key landmarks.
Situated at the very base of the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks is a lively and popular spot for locals and visitors alike. In a time long ago, the area was inhabited by the indigenous Gadigal people, before the first European settlers claimed the land in 1788. Your Driver Guide will share stories, both tall and true, of the characters and events that shaped this port community. From the Rocks you will get a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest steel arch bridge in the world.
Now you will head to Chinatown, right in the heart of Sydney. This area captures perfectly the excitement of Asian street life with its bustling restaurants, noodle bars, bargain shopping and Asian supermarkets. Its bright streetscape and lively atmosphere will make you feel as if you are in the heart of Shanghai.
Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair sits high on the peninsula known as Mrs. Macquarie’s Point. The chair is an exposed sandstone rock that was hand carved into a bench by convicts in 1810. It is said that Mrs. Macquarie, the wife of the then NSW Governor, was known to visit the area to take in the views.
From Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair you will get a birds-eye view of arguably the most recognisable icon in the World, the Sydney Opera House. This World Heritage listed building is considered a masterpiece of late modern architecture and a world class performing arts venue.
You’re now heading to the entrance of Sydney Harbour, known as the Gap. A dramatic ocean cliff on the eastern coast of Sydney, the Gap will give you breathtaking views of the New South Wales coastline.
Australians are renowned for their relaxed and outdoor lifestyle and Bondi Beach is a prime example of this. One of the most famous beaches in the world, it is a captivating location brimming with lifeguards, surfers and tanned beach-goers. You can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes into the cool ocean or treat yourself to something from one of the many cafés and restaurants (own expense). On the return journey your Driver Guide will take you through famous suburbs such as Double Bay, Paddington and Kings Cross, each with its own unique streetscape and intriguing history.
You also have the option to add a relaxing harbour luncheon cruise and enjoy the best of Sydney in just one day. On board, see the magnificent homes of Australia’s wealthy as you cruise the foreshore of exclusive waterfront suburbs and see the bustling harbour activity. Enjoy Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Tour concludes at King Street Wharf or Circular Quay.
Mrs. Macquarie's Chair
Captain Cook Lunch Cruise
Magistic Lunch Cruise
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
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Departs and returns to Sydney.
New South Wales
Departs daily at 1:45pm, returning approximately 5:45pm.
Approximately 4 hours
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
Price is quoted for one person. Low level of fitness required.
Government regulations prohibit smoking inside tourist coaches within Australia. Please restrict smoking to the ample stops en route. Children 15 years of age and under are entitled to the child price when booking with at least one adult.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Please bring Comfortable walking shoes, Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen, Water bottle, Camera and a Jacket in the cooler months.
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The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
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Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
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