Sydney

Arrival guide to Sydney

Sydney is a sexy city. It’s got the bright lights, big iconic architecture, it’s a modern exciting city, and is blessed with a gorgeous harbour and surf beaches. What’s not to like?

The modern city of Sydney was established as a British colony in 1789. The area, however, has a long history of Aboriginal settlement, due to the temperate climate and rich harbour waters with fish and shellfish.

Much of the early architecture that remains is made out of the local Sydney sandstone which gives the older buildings a distinctive pale yellow-brown look. It’s not quite as well known as the white sail-like look of the Sydney Opera House. Or as obvious as the Sydney Harbour Bridge which spans the north and south shores of the harbour.

Most people arriving in Australia will fly into Sydney first, or at least make their way to Sydney at some time during their travels. That flight in reveals surf beaches fringing the northern and eastern suburbs, a feature relatively rare for most cities of this size – roughly 4 million people.

Take the airport train into the city from the airport – it’s the most convenient and cheapest way. This line was built for the year 2000 Olympic Games which were held in Sydney.

Popular Sydney tours are our Day Trips. For more info check out Day tours from Sydney.

We visit Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and the Blue Mountains on our day tours from Sydney.

We start alot of our Australia tours from Sydney.  Check out our longer East coast adventure tours that start from Sydney.

21 Day Sydney to Cairns East Coast Package

28 Day East Coast Adventure

Time for some Sydney adventures as you explore this fantastic city.

  • Day Trips from Sydney

    Day Trips from Sydney (5)

  • Sydney Work and Travel Packages

    Sydney Work and Travel Packages (3)

  • Tours from Sydney

    Tours from Sydney (6)

  • Three Sisters
    1 Day Blue Mountains TourTake a day out from Sydney to the nearby iconic Blue Mountains and go bush walking, visit a wildlife park, see the Three Sisters rock formation, enjoy lunch and see Wentworth waterfall.
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Take a day out from Sydney to the nearby iconic Blue Mountains and go bush walking, visit a wildlife park, see the Three Sisters rock formation, enjoy lunch and see Wentworth waterfall.

    $155
  • Walking up to a lighthouse at sunrise. BYRON BAY LIGHTHOUSE SUNRISE, Australia on our East Coast Sydney to Cairns Tour
    21 Day East Coast Sydney to Cairns Tour PackageVisit iconic destinations on this East Coast Adventure Tour including Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Bundaberg, and the Whitsundays.
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Visit iconic destinations on this East Coast Adventure Tour including Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Bundaberg, and the Whitsundays.

    $5,216
  • Blue Mountains
    1 Day Blue Mountains Sunset TourJoins us as we visit one of the most spectacular World Heritage-listed National Parks in the Blue Mountains Sunset Tour Sydney. Enjoy the sun setting over this serene vista, and then have your camera ready for our Australian Wildlife that begins to sho...
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Joins us as we visit one of the most spectacular World Heritage-listed National Parks in the Blue Mountains Sunset Tour Sydney. Enjoy the sun setting over this serene vista, and then have your camera ready for our Australian Wildlife that begins to show itself at dusk

    $165
  • Taking pics on the beach - a selfie! PORT STEPHENS on the East Coast Tour Australia
    1 Day Port Stephens Dolphin Watching TourExplore Port Stephens, dolphins and sand dunes of the nearby surf beaches. Great tour for nature lovers to see a special part of Australia.
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Explore Port Stephens, dolphins and sand dunes of the nearby surf beaches. Great tour for nature lovers to see a special part of Australia.

    $179
  • Sunrise yoga class on the beach at Byron Bay
    8 Day Sydney to Brisbane TourJoin the tour for an epic Aussie adventure—golden beaches, wildlife, Aboriginal culture, and lifelong mates. It's the Down Under experience you've been waiting for!
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Join the tour for an epic Aussie adventure—golden beaches, wildlife, Aboriginal culture, and lifelong mates. It’s the Down Under experience you’ve been waiting for!

    $1,706
  • BYRON BAY LIGHTHOUSE on our East coast Australia Sydney to Cairns Tour
    17 Day Boutique Sydney to Cairns TourImmerse Yourself in Nature's Wonders, Cultural Delights, and Unforgettable Adventures.
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Wonders, Cultural Delights, and Unforgettable Adventures.

    $10,400
  • Fun with friends Whitsundays on our small group sailing whitsundays adventures
    28 Day Sydney to Cairns Backpacker TourOne of the best East Coast guided tours in Australia from Sydney to Cairns to see the best of Australia's beaches, rainforest, and reef.
    Trip Styles:Budget

    One of the best East Coast guided tours in Australia from Sydney to Cairns to see the best of Australia’s beaches, rainforest, and reef.

    $4,599
  • View of the Sydney Opera House from the Cahill Walkway after sunset.
    10 Day Sydney to Brisbane TourOz Adventure is the amazing Sydney Oz Intro package.. It’s an awesome 9-day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond that’s perfect for those on a tourist visa. We’ll pick you up from the airport and sort your first 8 nights accommodation.
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Oz Adventure is the amazing Sydney Oz Intro package.. It’s an awesome 9-day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond that’s perfect for those on a tourist visa. We’ll pick you up from the airport and sort your first 8 nights accommodation.

    $1,299
  • Hunter Valley wine drinking
    1 Day Hunter Valley Scenic Wine and Dine Tour from SydneyExperience a full day in the stunning Hunter Valley region, enjoying great food and amazing wines, enough to excite all your taste buds.
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    Experience a full day in the stunning Hunter Valley region, enjoying great food and amazing wines, enough to excite all your taste buds.

    $195
  • Humpback Whale Breaching, Ningaloo Marine Park in Exmouth, Western Australia on our Western Australia tours. Humpback Whale swim from Exmouth in Western Australia
    1 Day Port Stephens Whale Watching TourEnjoy the thrill of seeing huge Humpback Whales as they make their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. You will depart from Sydney and do a cruise from the pretty seaside town of Port Stephens to see the whales.
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Enjoy the thrill of seeing huge Humpback Whales as they make their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. You will depart from Sydney and do a cruise from the pretty seaside town of Port Stephens to see the whales.

    $209
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