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Top Sydney tours & experiences

The Big Bus offers a range of top Sydney tours, experiences and things to do. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book with us, and if you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply*. Here are ten of the best Sydney tours…

Looking for things to see and do during your visit to the fabulous New South Wales capital?

These ten top Sydney tours and guided experiences will show you the very best of the Harbour City and the surrounding region.

Sydney travel guide

1. Sydney Morning City Tour with The Rocks and Bondi Beach

Roll several Harbour City must-sees and dos up into one neat half-day package with this superb Sydney morning city tour by coach. You’ll see many of the city’s highlights and explore its fascinating history. Visit Chinatown, Kings Cross, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Garden and more. You’ll also enjoy a leisurely guided walk in The Rocks, and see world-famous Bondi Beach.

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2. History and Pubs of The Rocks Walking Tour

On this fascinating small group walking tour of The Rocks in Sydney, you’ll step back in time to the days when rum was the currency of choice in the colony and the renegades of the infamous Rum Corps ruled the roost! You’ll learn some of the colourful history of the precinct and enjoy a drink at three heritage pubs.

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Ten top Sydney tours: Explore The Rocks. Image Adam Ford

3. Tastes of Sydney Food Tour

Immerse yourself in the fabulous flavours of Sydney and some of its most characterful neighbourhoods on this culinary city tour by air-conditioned transport. You’ll take in four vibrant foodie precincts — Barangaroo, Rozelle, Rosebery and Chippendale — and enjoy food and drink tastings in each. It’s a delicious way to spend a day!

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4. Sydney Whale Watching Tour with Lunch

Watching whales is one of Sydney’s most popular leisure and tourist activities. From May through to November, hundreds of people head out daily onto the high seas to enjoy the passing parade. This popular whale watching cruise includes a delicious BBQ buffet lunch, and if you don’t see a whale your next cruise is free!

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Ten top Sydney tours: Go whale watching.

5. Aboriginal Rock Art Tour and Cruise

There are Aboriginal cultural sites located across Sydney — you just need to know where to look. Enjoy a fascinating day of Indigenous discovery in the stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, including a cruise down Coal and Candle Creek.

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6. Blue Mountains Scenic Day Tour

A visit to the stunning Blue Mountains is a must-do for many visitors to Sydney. This popular Blue Mountains day tour offers a small group size and a big introduction to one of Australia’s most beautiful regions. Tickets to ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway at Scenic World are included in the cost of the tour.

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Ten top Sydney tours: Explore the majestic Blue Mountains.

7. Sydney Street Art Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant, creative buzz of Sydney’s inner-west neighbourhoods of Newtown and Enmore on this small group guided walk. You’ll explore the colourful, ever-changing street art scene with an expert guide, and finish with a refreshing craft beer at a local brewhouse.

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8. Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tour with a Chef

The Hunter Valley north of Sydney offers much to tempt wine and gourmet food lovers, but having your own personal chef along for the ride takes matters to a whole new level. A gourmet menu is cooked and served from the back of your tour bus, using fresh produce purchased along the way.

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Ten top Sydney tours: Enjoy some top drops in the Hunter Valley.

9. Sydney Small Bar Walking Tour

On this intimate tour you’ll explore Sydney’s emerging small bar scene with a friendly local guide. Visit three unique CBD bars, sample delicious bar snacks and small plates, and learn some of the rich history of Sydney along the way.

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10. Canberra Day Tour from Sydney

Spend a day exploring the nation’s fabulous capital — Canberra — on this full day tour from Sydney. Canberra effortlessly blends imposing monuments and architecture with lakeside gardens and open green spaces, and you’ll see many of the city’s highlights during your visit. Guided tours of Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial are included.

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