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Beach Tours

Beach Tours and Harbour Cruises in Sydney

Hop on a ferry. Sail a boat. Jump in a helicopter. Or let Sydney's experienced tour operators show you the way. With an adventurous spirit, it's easy to uncover the best-kept secrets of Sydney's beautiful waterways and beaches.

Jet speed boats, harbour cruises, twilight sails, fishing charters and whale watching tours (in season) are all great ways to experience Sydney Harbour, but don't forget the ferry. Manly's the most famous destination from Circular Quay, but you can also catch ferries to Watson's Bay, Balmain, Woolwich, Mosman, Taronga Zoo and even Parramatta. Buy a day pass and hop aboard.

Diving enthusiasts can discover the best dive sites and marine life around the harbour with a guided tour. Or, wax up a board and hop on a wave; you'll find surfing lessons in the Northern Beaches, Bondi and Cronulla. A kayaking tour is also a great way to get to know Sydney's lesser-known waterways.

For an aerial perspective, book a helicopter flight or seaplane tour, some of which combine flights and a romantic gourmet lunch. And don't forget the fun you can have from the shore, either. On an eco-tour, you'll learn about lagoons, headlands, rock platforms and flora and fauna. Or, join an Aboriginal fishing tour and learn how to catch your dinner and cook it!

There are also heaps of great day trip tours on offer to the Northern Beaches, the Central Coast and iconic Bondi Beach. And if you've got time, don't miss a day trip to the beautiful beaches of Bundeena and the Royal National Park, around an hour out of Sydney.

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  1. City and Wildlife

    City and Wildlife

    Discover the city and famous beaches. Learn about the first settlement, see the busy districts and exclusive suburbs situated on the most magnificent harbour, stroll along the famous beaches. Leave th...

  2. Eastern Beaches Tour

    Eastern Beaches Tour

    Sit back, relax and enjoy all that the Eastern Beaches of Sydney have to offer. Starting at Watsons Bay, you can take in the history and romance of shipwrecks, old lighthouses and military fortificati...

  3. The Northern Beaches

    The Northern Beaches

    High swells, exhilarating walks, daredevil surfers and mindboggling vistas.If Australia's beaches are one of the reasons you are holidaying in Sydney, then this half day tour is for you:...

  4. PM City Sights

    PM City Sights

    The afternoon half day Sydney, Bondi and Kings Cross Tour is a perfect option for those who have a tight schedule or those who don't wish to be on tour for a full day. This tour is a thorough intr...

  5. Pittwater Kayak Tours

    Pittwater Kayak Tours

    Enjoy a guided kayak tour, a scenic bushwalk and morning or afternoon tea. Swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters, see spectacular views and discover Aboriginal caves and middens.Opportuni...

  6. Package B - 1 Day

    Package B - 1 Day

    For those who may be time short this journey allows you to experience some of the Coast Track over just one day, finishing with a massage and four course fine dining or Champagne tasting as the sun se...

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