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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

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. Port Stephens

    Port Stephens

    Highlights include: cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Hawksbury River, 4WD Beach and Sand Dune Tour on Stockton Beach, Sand Boarding, lunch in a popular local seafood restaurant at Nelson Bay ov...

  2. Bondi Surf Experience

    Bondi Surf Experience

    Experience the thrill of riding your first wave on beautiful Bondi Beach. Let the world famous team of expert, friendly surf instructors guide you in a two hour surfing lesson. All equipment...

  3. Bondi Private Surfing

    Bondi Private Surfing

    Enjoy the thrill of surfing beautiful Bondi Beach with your own personal instructor. There is no better way to advance your surfing skills because private lessons are tailored specifically to meet all...

  4. Surfaris


    The trips are all inclusive of transport, accommodation, meals, and surf gear and surf lessons and there are no extras. Accommodation is at Surfaris Central, adjacent to the Hat Head National Park, th...

  5. Coastal Whale Walks

    Coastal Whale Walks

    EcoTreasures Sydney will take you on a relaxed stroll with your expert guide along an amazing part of the Australian East Coast. Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean while searching for w...

  6. 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...

  7. Sizzling Sydney

    Sizzling Sydney

    Discover fabulous Sydney on this five day adventure. See the best Sydney has to offer including the Botanical Gardens, Bondi Beach, beautiful Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains and of course the wonde...

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