Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Shortly before you hear “it's not as hard as it sounds,” someone tells you that THE number one thing to do in Sydney is climb the harbour bridge. Your adventure starts with a breath-alcohol test, some comprehensive training, special gear, and a guide. You'll wind up over a half mile above the harbour. What a way to see the opera house!
Price: Adults expect to pay around $250 for 4 hour's worth of what is unquestionably adventure.
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as physically strenuous. Cruise line prices do appear competitive, but we suggest also checking tours offered by online 3rd party vendors. For those of you who would raher pass, we do suggest a look at trying the Sydney Tower Skywalk.
City Tour and Bondi Beach
This coach tour will take you past city highlights including The Rocks (established in 1788 and now home to galleries, shops, and famous old pubs), Hyde Park, the Botanic Gardens, Kings Cross (referred by some as the red light district), and Rushcutters Bay (where you'll see the Royal Cruising Yacht Club), and there's a photo opportunity and great views from Mrs. Macquaries Chair. Then, you're off to Bondi Beach for some free time.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $50 for this 4 hour tour through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: This tour by design is easy in terms of physical difficulty. We do suggest doing tour comparisons with online 3rd party vendors. We especially suggest that you check out the Hop On/ Hop Off Bus Tours via Viator.com, which cost about $38 per adult.
Wildlife Park, Blue Mountains, and Jamison Valley Scenic Cableway
At Featherdale Wildlife Park, there are more than 2200 mammals, reptiles, and birds in bush settings. You'll have opportunity to feed a kangaroo, and see koalas and emu. You'll see Katoomba village, and incredible vistas from Echo Park to include Jamison Valley, the Three Sisters, Mount Solitary, the Giant Stairway, and the Ruined Castle. Lunch, including splendid view of the Blue Mountains, is at the Skyway Brasserie. Then, enjoy that Scenic Cableway ride above Jameson Valley's waterfalls and ravines!
Price: Adults expect to pay around $180 for this 8 hour tour though the cruise lines that includes lunch.
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as moderate in terms of physical difficulty due to the walking involved. Cruise line prices appear to be fairly competitive, but we do suggest cost and itinerary comparisons with online 3rd party vendors.
Sydney Harbour Cruise
This is a guided tour on a luxury boat, where you'll see the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge (with people possibly climbing it), Fort Denison, the Royal Botanical Gardens, mansions, and yachts. Enjoy coffee and snacks along the way!
Price: Adults expect to pay around $80 for this 2.5 hour cruise.
Booking Advice: This tour by design is easy in terms of physical difficulty. We do suggest doing tour comparisons with online 3rd party vendors.