From the heights of the Tower Eye to the waters of Sydney Harbour, some of Australia's most iconic landmarks and attractions can be found in the famous capital of New South Wales. Being a city by the sea, Sydney's delights come in all forms, and this is a fact that we strive to reflect in CityXplora's own Sydney page. Book the Sydney Explorer hop-on hop-off bus tour to provide yourself with easy and comprehensive access to the entire city. The main route weaves it's way through key locations in the heart of the capital, while the Bondi route heads out east towards Australia's best known seaside landmark.
By grabbing one of the connection tickets not only can you get the Explorer Bus Tour, but also a choice of five attractions. Pick from any of the following: Sydney Tower Eye, Wildlife Sydney Zoo, Sydney SeaLife Aquarium, Madame Tussauds or Many SeaLife Aquarium. The zoo and sea life aquariums showcase the very best of Sydney's ecological diversity, while the Tower Eye offers unrivalled views across the cityscape with its panoramic observation deck- the second highest of its kind in the southern hemisphere!
During the May-September breeding season an activity you can't afford to pass up is a weekly whale watching cruise. These unforgettable excursions cast off from King Street Wharf and include either a hot breakfast or BBQ lunch depending on whichever time of day you choose to set sail. All trips include a sightseeing circuit of Sydney Harbour. If for some reason you don't wish to see the majestic humpbacks then Sydney Princess Cruises also do 'Morning Tea' and 'Discovery Lunch' cruises, were you'll visit both Shark Island the lush shores of Sydney Harbour National Park.
An ideal way to immerse yourself in the culture of everyday life is to take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens. This public space is free to access and it houses a spectacular variety of Australian flora plus numerous animal species. It can be reached by hopping-off at stop 11 on the bus tour. Also be sure to have a beat around the newly developed Barangaroo Reserve.
We'd recommend that any things to do in Sydney include the Australia Museum (stop 14), the oldest institution in the country dedicated to the showcasing and enjoyment of science, nature and culture. Three of its best permanent exhibitions are the Albert Chapman Mineral Collection, the Australian Birds Exhibition and the Indigenous Australians Exhibition.