Things to do in Central Business District, Sydney

Our most recommended things to do in Central Business District, Sydney

Sydney Tower Eye: Entry with Observation Deck

1. Sydney Tower Eye: Entry with Observation Deck

Skip the big queue and enjoy faster entry by going straight to the prepaid voucher queue. Then stand on the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, 820 feet (250 meters) above the street, and be rewarded with 360-degree panoramic views as far as 48 miles (80 kilometers) into the distance. Then, discover a new dimension to Sydney with a 4D cinema experience. Nestled at the highest point of the city, the Observation Deck offers the ultimate view of Sydney’s beaches and neighborhoods, with vistas as far as the Blue Mountains. Offering both day and night viewing slots, state-of-the-art multilingual touchscreens provide an interactive introduction to some of the city’s famous landmarks, and the high-powered binoculars give you an even closer look. Then, uncover a new dimension to Sydney with the brand new 4D cinema experience. See what makes Sydney work, through a new perspective of spectacular footage that transports you across Sydney Harbour and coastline, and takes you to iconic landmarks and events.

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Minivan Group Tour

2. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Minivan Group Tour

Embark on a guided trip to the Blue Mountains on a full-day minivan tour from Sydney. Visit multiple lookouts and take in the views of Jamison Valley. Ride the world's steepest railway and visit Sydney Zoo. Your first port of call will be at Echo Point, where you will have the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, and experience for yourself the raw magic the Blue Mountains create. Next, visit Scenic World and dare yourself to ride the steepest railway in the world. The trains drive down with an incline of 52-64 degrees, but the views from the top are also spectacular. The Scenic Cableway & Skyway offers magnificent views of the Three Sisters and the Valley. After, visit the quaint village of Leura. Explore the boutique store and enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants (at your own expense). On the way back to Sydney, venture to the Western Plains to visit Sydney Zoo — Sydney’s ultimate wildlife experience. See a koala or a wallaby with an amazing nocturnal enclosure of Australian mammals and reptiles. Sydney Zoo not only provides a huge range of Australian animals but also animals from all over the world. Your trip to Sydney is not complete without a ferry ride on the Parramatta River to Circular Quay. Travel under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House before disembarking at Circular Quay where your tour will conclude in the late afternoon.

Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

3. Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Benefit from access to 2 different routes with 30 stops on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Learn about the local culture with audio commentary and unlimited rides while driving past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.  Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Choose the Premium Ticket to extend to 2 days. Choose the Deluxe Ticket, to see the Sydney Harbour Hopper, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, botanic gardens, and islands that are made for exploring. Buses run approximately every 45 minutes on the Sydney route and approximately every 2 hours on the Bondi route, subject to local traffic conditions. Stop at locations like Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. To complement the Sydney tour, the Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia’s beach culture. Pass by shopping and dining precincts, plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. You can explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

Sydney: Transfer Between Airport & Hotels or Cruise Terminal

4. Sydney: Transfer Between Airport & Hotels or Cruise Terminal

Save time and money with this shuttle service from Sydney Airport to Sydney's Central Business District, Kings Cross, White Bay, and Sydney Cove Overseas Passenger Terminal. Enjoy the convenience of this service with frequent departures between 6 AM- 11:30 PM and take in views of the city that you wouldn't otherwise experience on the train. Sit back and relax as you reach your destination in a timely manner without the additional hassle of having to arrange other forms of transportation.

Sydney: Airport Shuttle Transfer to and from CBD Hotels

5. Sydney: Airport Shuttle Transfer to and from CBD Hotels

Enjoy a simple, stress-free journey to your hotel after arriving from your domestic or international flight into Sydney Airport.  Experience a meet-and-greet-service from the meeting point inside the Sydney International Terminal. If you arrive into Domestic Terminal you will be picked up by your driver straight from the baggage carousel. Your driver will escort you to the vehicle and drive you to your destination, making 2 to 4 stops along the way. Enjoy a smooth ride to your Sydney hotel in a modern, air-conditioned mini bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. Rest easy knowing your driver is monitoring your flight schedule to ensure you are not left behind. If your flight arrives early your driver will collect you at the earlier time. For departure transfers, pickup will be approximately 3-hours before your flight time for international flights, and around 2-hours in advance for domestic flights. The driver will drop you off at the entrance to the appropoeiate terninal at Sydney Airport.

Sydney: Unlock The Rocks Scavenger Hunt Adventure Game

6. Sydney: Unlock The Rocks Scavenger Hunt Adventure Game

Are you ready for your next Adventure? After booking, you will receive your play links via email or SMS. There is no need to meet a guide - You decide when you would like to play the adventure and head to the start location (outside of Customs House). Once at the start location - You and your team click on the play links on your mobile to begin your adventure and you'll start to solve the cryptic clues. Each clue once solved leads you to a secret location. In this Unlock The Rocks Adventure you will be on a fun-filled adventure and discover the incredible history of The Rocks. You will get up close and personal with the living history and heritage of Australia’s first settlement area and Sydney’s oldest streets. Throughout the trail you will learn about the hidden back stories through interactive content. You will score points, use hints where necessary and compete against others on the live leaderboard. You can ask for help at any time during the self guided tour. Wander down hidden alleyways, into mysterious courtyards, walk the shortest street in Sydney, and watch out for the notorious Rocks Push gang! Along the way we will show you 2 awesome stop off points to enjoy some beverages if you wish. If you do manage to complete the clues and reach the finish we will provide you with your stats and a detailed explanation of all the sights. So do you have what it takes to Unlock The Rocks? Start Location - Outside Customs House (Circular Quay station is a 1-minute walk away) Finish Location - You finish at one of our recommended bars in Sydney CBD near Town Hall Station. There are plenty of other bars and restaurants nearby. If you want some tips on where to eat afterwards then get in touch or check the ultimate guide you will see at the end of the trail. Duration - 2-3 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks) Go solo or play as a team - We recommend up to 4 players per team. If you want to play against another team then stagger your start times by 5 minutes, which is a great idea for large parties and team building. Play links are valid for 6 months after purchase making it a super flexible option

Sydney: Premium Airport Transfer with Meet and Greet

7. Sydney: Premium Airport Transfer with Meet and Greet

Relax and enjoy the luxury of your own personalized driving experience. Don't stress when you land in a new place. Meet your highly personable, professional driver wearing a suit and tie. The local provider drivers monitor your flight arrival time and will be there when you land to take the hassle out of your transport. When you land, you will see the driver just after the exit holding a personalized sign with your name on it. The driver will transport you directly to your hotel or drop-off location and point out anything you need to know along the way. Arrive at your hotel in style and comfort. Select the round-trip option and enjoy a premium private transfer back to the airport at the end of your trip.

Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket

8. Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket

See a collection of over 1,700 mammals, marsupials, birds and reptiles, including over 30 species of endangered animals in a natural bush setting at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Enjoy the ultimate hands-on wildlife experience, 45 minutes from the heart of Sydney. Attend feeding times and keeper presentations, meet a koala, hand-feed the kangaroos (you can pick up some kangaroo food for $2.00) and wallabies, or admire the giant saltwater crocodile. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Featherdale cafe or you can bring food to barbecue at the picnic sites. Buy a keepsake from the souvenir shop to remember your day.

Sydney: Secret Laneways Scavenger Hunt Adventure Game

9. Sydney: Secret Laneways Scavenger Hunt Adventure Game

Get ready for your next Adventure. After booking, you will receive your play links via email or Sms. There is no need to meet a guide - You decide when you would like to play the adventure and head to the start location (outside of Customs House). Once at the start location - You and your team click on the play links on your mobile to begin your adventure (there is no app to download) & you'll start to solve the cryptic clues. Each clue once solved leads you to a secret location. In this Secret Sydney Adventure, you are assigned as private detectives and your mission is to try and solve all of the clues which will lead you to discover Sydney’s hidden streets. Throughout the trail, you will learn about the hidden backstories through interactive content. You will score points, use hints where necessary, and compete against others on the live leaderboard. You can ask for help at any time during the self-guided tour. These laneways are today charming walkways with lots of hidden gems that contribute to the tapestry of modern day Sydney. Many people (including the locals) who do this trail are surprised to find such secrets hidden away in plain view of the city. You'll have the option to stop off at some recommended rest breaks, including an underground speakeasy bar. Are you ready to undertake this fun adventure, will you accept this Secret Sydney mission? Start Location - Outside Customs House (Circular Quay station is 1-minute walk away) Finish Location - You finish at one of our recommended bars in Sydney Cbd near Town Hall Station. There are plenty of other bars and restaurants nearby. If you want some tips on where to eat afterward then get in touch or check the ultimate guide you will see at the end of the trail. Duration - 2-3 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks) Go solo or play as a team - We recommend up to 4 players per team. If you want to play against another team then stagger your start times by 5 minutes, which is a great idea for large parties and team building. Play links are valid for 6 months after purchase making it a super flexible option

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What people are saying about Central Business District, Sydney

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,893 reviews

Great way to get out and explore. Very fun with a group and you get to see many cool things as you explore, would recommend to a friend who is looking for something to do!

There’s no better view of Sydney. You do have the option to dine, though that package is a bit pricey. We went at sunset, which I definitely recommend.

Easy to locate pick up spot. On time and dropped right in front of our apartment

Time in every trip point is great fit. Leader is nice for everythings.

Great way to see Sydney!!! and just how vast it is