Sydney Tours | A complete guide to select the perfect tour from Sydney
Anyone who lives in Sydney knows how amazing it is and how many Sydney tours are available to take on. The heart of Sydney itself is a lively place with many festivals and events and attractions to see. Outside the heart of Sydney, there are also many places to visit and things to see by a Sydney tour. The great thing about the Sydney area is no matter which way you travel you will find a perfect spot to visit by a tour. Sydney day tours are a perfect way to see the sites without having to do the thinking for yourself.
Why book a trip with a tour company in Sydney?
Booking with a day tour company in Sydney means that you can have the full trip planned for you. This including the travel to and from the location without the stress and worry. You don’t need to think about the traffic or how much fuel you will need. Not to mention if your GPS is up to date with the locations.
There are many options on where to book Sydney tours. This depends on if you are on a budget or want to experience the luxury. So, do a little bit of research beforehand. Having so many popular attractions only an hour or two from Sydney you can choose one or more places to visit.
Sydney wine tours
Sydney tours to Hunter Valley wine tasting
If wine and cheese is your thing then you can book a Hunter Valley Wine Tour. One of the highly recommended Sydney day tours can reach a two-hour drive north of Sydney. Here you can experience the beauty of the land and gardens, enjoy local produce and attend wine tastings.
The best part about doing this with a Sydney private tour is that you can enjoy as much (or as little) wine as you like and not have to think about how you are going to get home. Sydney day tours can be booked for a couple, small groups or parties. You are driven from your starting location and driven through the different wineries and attractions that the Hunter Valley has to offer.
Sydney day tour to Southern Highland wine region
Southern Highland region offers to taste Pinot, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Reisling, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. A day tour to Southern Highlands from Sydney gives you to taste best wines, best views, and wildlife.
Orange wine tours
Idyllically set on a majestic dormant volcano; Mount Canobalas. Orange region is not to be missed as part of your day tour listing from Sydney. As a result of the naturally high altitude and with mineral rich soils. The orange wine region has the perfect growing conditions to create a careful selection of delectable cool climate wines. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir are the best grape varieties you can taste on a day tour from Sydney to Orange region. read more about Orange wine tours.
Sydney sightseeing tours
Sydney tours to Blue Mountains
If you are looking to spend a day sightseeing beautiful mountains, lookouts and bushland then booking a Blue Mountains tour is the way to go. With an array of attractions to see including Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and Jenolan Caves you will have a fun-filled, busy day. The Blue Mountains are situated 90 minutes from Sydney. If driving and the scenery on the way up is almost as good as your final destination.
There are many different Sydney tours that you can do when visiting the Blue Mountains and you can choose the destinations that suit you and your guests. Not only is the Blue Mountains home to the beautiful landscape, wilderness and mountain top views. Furthermore, it also full of many small towns like Leura, Katoomba and Megalong. Many businesses are in these towns are family owned and operated. These providing you with opportunities to shop for homemade, handmade and locally sourced products and produce on a day tour.
Sydney tours to Kangaroo Valley and Southern Highland
Our Kangaroo Valley day tours are perfect for those looking to get out of the heart of Sydney for the day and experience the beauty of water, outdoors and local heritage.
Starting at your location and traveling down to the Kangaroo Valley with the option to stop off at Wollongong and Kiama Blowhole. This is the biggest blowhole in the world and when it is at its highest can reach up to 25m high. It is an amazing site when it is going and one not to be missed on a tour. Down in the Kangaroo Valley, you are taken to see many sites including the Kangaroo River. Not only the river famous for its sparkling water but also a paradise for trout fishing. You can even kayak or canoe down it if you are wanting the full experience.
Port Stephens tours from Sydney
If you are looking for a beautiful blue beach escape with fresh seafood restaurants then Port Stephens day trip is for you. Port Stephens day tours are available and take you through the wonders of the area.
The Tomaree Head Summit is an excellent lookout to visit to see the panoramas of the waters. The Port Stephens Marine Park is twice the size of Sydney Harbour. The view from the lookout showcases its beauty. Whilst in Port Stephens you are bound to see a dolphin or two. Read the Port Stephens tour blog before you plan a day trip.
City sightseeing tours
Sydney wildlife tours
Seeing native animals in Sydney Australia especially kangaroos and koalas is on the top of most visitor’s lists when planning their trip to Australia and Sydney provides quite a few opportunities to see our Aussie wildlife including wombats, kangaroos, koalas and platypus up close.
What kind of wild life?
Kangaroos – one of the animals you shouldn’t miss on Sydney tours. Only can see Eastern Grey Kangaroo in NSW area, The word kangaroo derives from ‘Gangurru’, the name given to Eastern Grey Kangaroos by the Guuga Yimithirr people of Far North Queensland, Kangaroos can’t move backward. It’s for this reason that the Australian coat of arms features the emu and the kangaroo: two animals that can only move forwards as symbols of national progress.
Koala – Australia’s most famous animals., fussy eaters, ‘Koala’ is thought to mean ‘no drink’ in the Australian Aboriginal language, Koalas can sleep up to 18 hours a day. It is hard to spot a Koala in the wild around Sydney by a tour and best to see one at a zoo.
Platypus – furry mammal with a duck’s bill and webbed feet. , flat tail is covered with dense waterproof fur, The Platypus uses its tail for storage of fat reserves and the strong claws on its feet for burrowing and moving on land. Take a day trip from Sydney to Jenolan caves during the summer to spot Platypus.
Tour to a wildlife parks
Sydney is placed with popular wildlife parks are some of those are Taronga zoo, Featherdale, Walkabout, Australian Reptile Park, and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Each of these parks carries distinct characteristics. For example, Walkabout is a wildlife sanctuary and a great place to see a rich Aboriginal landscape. Featherdale Wildlife Park is most popular for Koala encounters and photos.
Spot native Australian wildlife in native habitat
Wild kangaroos – Please read my blog on Spotting wild kangaroos in Sydney.
Wombats – There are several places around Kosciuszko National Park where people can see the common wombat. NSW National Parks recommends the High Plains area. The nest to spot wombats in wild is Kangaroo valley. The best place to see them in the wild in Kangaroo Valley is at Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area.
Platypus – at Blue Lake, right next to the entrance to the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains.
Kookaburra – There are several national parks across New South Wales where you can spot the laughing kookaburra. The closest is the Euroka clearing and it is easily accessible via a day tour from Sydney. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service’s website has a comprehensive guide to kookaburra hot spots.
Short trips from Sydney
If you have a limited time to spend in Sydney, half day tours may be the best option. There are many half-day tours leaves from Sydney suits your travel style. A half day tour to North can explore Aboriginal art sites such as Bulgandry. A half day tour to Bondi is a perfect way to spoil yourself with a sandy shore.
Sydney multi-day tours
A few of tour companies offer multi-day tours which are a combination of above day tour options from Sydney. A multi-day tour to the south can be a combination of Southern Highlands and Canberra. Hunter Valley and Port Stephens is a great combination for 2 day multi day tour from Sydney.
Booking a day tour to any of these attractions is quick and easy. It not only gives you an easy travel option but it equips you with a tour guide who knows the area, the best places to see, best places to eat and they are full of strange and interesting facts about the area.