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Hyde Park, Sydney

Hyde Park, Sydney

Hyde Park, Sydney: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sydney: Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

1. Sydney: Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by open-top, double decker bus. With two routes and 34 stops, discover iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanical Gardens and Bondi Beach. Learn about the city's history through onboard commentary available in eight languages. Delve into Sydney's diverse culture and hop-off to explore the city’s fascinating sights and attractions such as the Maritime Museum, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and the Sydney Tower Eye. Choose to include a Fantasea 24hr hop-on, hop-off cruise along Sydney Harbour to admire breathtaking views of the city skyline, hidden beaches, and lush parklands. Discover the Bondi Beach tour as a perfect introduction to Australia’s beach culture. Let Big Bus take you to the best shopping and dining precincts, plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. Explore stops including Central Station, Australian Museum, Bondi Beach and Rose Bay.

Sydney: Iconic Sights 4-Hour Bike Tour

2. Sydney: Iconic Sights 4-Hour Bike Tour

Experience Sydney at its finest on this dynamic and entertaining Sydney Classic tour. Marvel at the different facets of Sydney, as you take in the iconic sights which make Sydney famous, and other hidden treasures that this beautiful city has to offer. Our knowledgeable guides will give you all the information you need to understand and enjoy Sydney to the fullest. Relax whilst we transport you to your different destinations and give you a complete picture of Sydney. We'll take you to see the iconic multi-purpose performing arts centre, Sydney Opera House. You’ll also enjoy the dazzling scenery at Sydney Harbour, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the popular Darling Harbour and through the Royal Botanic Gardens where you will get to see Australia’s own unique Flying Foxes. You can also enjoy the picturesque gardens in Sydney’s own Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memorial, and have the chance to experience the urban locality and cultural gem that is Sydney’s Chinatown. Following this you will also see Sydney’s tallest free-standing structure, the Sydney Tower, Parliament House, and the historic Queen Victoria Building. You can also indulge your artistic side at Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of NSW. In addition to this there are over 30 more great attractions you can experience and explore on this exciting journey. You even get the chance to stop for a moment at a warm friendly pub as a half way point on the tour.

Sydney: City & The Rocks 3.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

3. Sydney: City & The Rocks 3.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Discover the story of Sydney on this expert-led walking tour, while hitting all of the city’s main attractions. Perfect for those who have just arrived, as well as locals and those who want to go deeper in learning about Australian history, culture, society & First Nations people. Starting from Customs House, you’ll hear about Sydney’s colonisation by the British – and how their arrival impacted the original inhabitants, the Cadigal people of the Eora nation. Your guide will provide you with a range of perspectives on Sydney’s development, introducing Aboriginal people, British governors, convicts & entrepreneurs, and other multicultural migrants, as you weave your way through the city centre. You’ll also walk through part of The Rocks and finish at a popular brewery with harbour views of both the Bridge and the Opera House. At the end of the tour, your host will give you a custom-made map with heaps of recommendations to make the most of your time in Sydney: food, nightlife, art and much more – stuff you won’t find in any guidebook! With a maximum of 12 guests, you’ll be able to walk the streets in a small group so you’re not fighting to see, hear your guide or stay on the footpath. Note: This tour is not recommended for children under 12 as it involves 3 hours of stories about Sydney’s history and walking approx 4km.

Sydney Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

4. Sydney Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

Whether you are visiting Sydney for the first time, have friends coming to town, or are setting up a group activity, Bonza Bikes is ready to show you a good time! Sit back on one of our super-comfortable bikes, while our expert Bonza guides show you the way. This 2.5-hour tour is perfect for those short on time, or who want to see the highlights only. We have carefully planned routes that ride in the streets for a minimal amount of time. Instead, we take you through parks, harbor fronts, and sidewalks. Our guides will give you great tips on what to do while in town, what's on and where, and where are the best places to eat. Hop on the Sydney Highlights tour to experience the essentials of Sydney. We will take you on a super easy ride featuring stunning harbor views as we pedal past Circular Quay, the piers at Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. There is no better way to get a quick feel for the city. An all-round entertaining and informative experience, you will meet other travellers from around the world for an experience to remember forever!

Sydney Hidden Gems Walking Tour

5. Sydney Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Discover Sydney's best kept secrets on our Hidden Gems Walking Tour. Starting at Customs House, we'll take you on a journey through the heart of the city, showcasing some of Sydney's most iconic landmarks and lesser-known gems. First, we'll take a stroll along Loftus Lane, where you'll discover charming colonial-style architecture and beautiful views of the harbour. From there, we'll make our way to Bridge Street, where you'll see historic buildings and architecture that are off the beaten path.Next, we'll head to Pitt Street, where you'll see the famous St. James Church and the historic Strand Arcade. We'll then take a stroll through Angel Place, a hidden laneway filled with street art and sculptures.We'll then make our way to Martin Place, where you'll see the famous General Post Office building and the historic Bank of New South Wales. From there, we'll head to Hyde Park, a beautiful green oasis in the heart of the city. Next, we'll make our way to Market Street, where you'll see the Queen Victoria Building, a stunning 19th century shopping arcade. We'll then head to Darling Harbour, where you'll see the Chinese Friendship Gardens and the stunning Chinese pagoda. Finally, we'll head to Chinatown, where you'll be able to smell some ideas for lunch. The tour will end nearby outside Covent Garden Hotel. Throughout the tour, you'll have the opportunity to take pictures and ask questions. Our knowledgeable guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the history, culture and architecture of Sydney. Don't miss this chance to discover the hidden gems of Sydney.

Scenic Sydney Harbour Bridge Bicycle Ride

6. Scenic Sydney Harbour Bridge Bicycle Ride

You've seen it and you may have even climbed it - but have you ridden it yet? On this exciting tour you will cycle over the fantastic Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in its amazing views, and enjoy the peaceful surrounds of Sydney’s stunning North Shore. Your tour will begin in the famous Rocks district before you set off on the easy ride over the bridge. As you ride along be prepared for the unforgettable sight you will see as you gaze at Sydney and the Harbour from this famous landmark. After the memorable crossing of Sydney Harbour Bridge, you will explore Kirribilli and the Governor’s House. The next part of your ride then leads you to a breathtaking 2.5 km stretch of easy harbour-side riding, past Luna Park and the tranquil Lavender Bay. The conclusion of the trip includes a short ride back over the bridge, a delicious lunch, and visits to more of Sydney's unique historical and cultural sites. Whether you're visiting Sydney for the first time, have friends coming to town or are setting up a group activity, this cycling tour of Sydney is a perfect and unique way to explore the city. You can sit back and relax on one of our comfortable bicycles while our expert Bonza guides show you the way. We've carefully planned routes that ride in the street a minimal amount of time and instead allow you to experience parks, harbour fronts, and sidewalks as much as possible. Our guides will give you great tips on what to do while in town, what's on, where to eat, and provide you with a very entertaining and informative experience.

Sydney: City and Bondi Beach Private Luxury Half-Day Tour

7. Sydney: City and Bondi Beach Private Luxury Half-Day Tour

Experience the fabulous Harbour City of Sydney with this private half-day tour where you will learn about the locals' lives and see how Sydney has thrived over many years to become a world renowned destination for international visitors. Starting the day with a hotel pick-up from our professional driver-guide, you will drive through The Rocks and Circular Quay. You will then continue your drive to Woolloomooloo, where you will see Cafe Harry De Wheels, home of the infamous ''Aussie Pies''. Next, your driver will take you to see St. Mary's Cathedral and Hyde Park, followed by a tour tour through Kings Cross, Double Bay and Rose Bay before arriving at Watsons Bay for a glance at the Macquarie Lighthouse. Your driver will drop you off at The Gap National Park where you will have time for coffee and a walk around the national park to enjoy the beautiful views. From May to November, you might even be lucky enough to spot a few whales migrating. Continue your tour to Bondi Beach, where you will have time for another coffee, a stroll along world renowned Bondi Beach, or if you are feeling more adventurous, there is time to go for a quick dip in the ocean. After a relaxing time at the beach you will head back to the city and take a drive down Oxford Street, home of Sydney's famous Mardi Gras. You will then travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point for another unique photo opportunity looking back at the amazing Harbour City of Sydney. Our last stop will be at Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden where you will take a small walk before heading back to your hotel. Note: This itinerary is subject to change depending on unforeseen circumstances on the day. Added photo opportunities may happen on this tour time permitting.

Sydney: 2, 3 or 5-Day iVenture Unlimited Attractions Pass

8. Sydney: 2, 3 or 5-Day iVenture Unlimited Attractions Pass

Explore some of the finest attractions Sydney has to offer, unlocking the charms of the capital of New South Wales at your own pace. Choose from up to 30 museums, tours, and activities and discover them at your own pace with the Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass. The Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 40 percent on several of the city's top attractions. Once your pass is activated, get an early start and indulge in a bevy of sightseeing tours, attractions, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters over the course of 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days. Included Attractions: • Sydney Opera House • The Rocks Walking Tour • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • Bygone Beautys • Chinese Garden of Friendship • Featherdale Wildlife Park • Oz Jet Boating Jet Boat Ride • Entermission Sydney • Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour • Surf Ski Paddle by Sydney Harbour • Virtual Room Sydney • VR Kingdom • Escape Hunt Sydney • Adventure Clues - Bloomin' Botanic Gardens Sydney • Adventure Clues - Unlock The Rocks • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Calmsley Hill City Farm • Sydney Archery at Bondi • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Adventure Clues - Bondi Beauty • Adventure Clues - X-Fierce Nights & Neon Lights • Bonza Bike Tours

iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

9. iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

Treat yourself to a memorable stay in Sydney, admiring its glittering attractions and natural wonders with a convenient Flexi Attractions Pass. Check out 3, 5, or 7 sightseeing destinations during the course of 3 months. Your Sydney Flexi Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 50 percent on many of Sydney’s top museums, tours, and exhibits. Once your pass is activated, you are in no rush to visit your 3, 5, or 7 attractions. Indulge in enthralling sightseeing tours, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters with 3 full months of flexibility. Included Attractions: • Sydney Opera House • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • Bygone Beautys • Chinese Garden of Friendship • Featherdale Wildlife Park • Oz Jet Boating Jet Boat Ride • Whale Watching Cruise (Seasonal) • Escape Hunt Sydney • Virtual Room Sydney • VR Kingdom • Entermission Sydney • Calmsley Hill City Farm • Adventure Clues - Unlock the Rocks • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Adventure Clues - Bloomin' Botanic Gardens • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour • Surf Ski Paddle by Sydney Harbour • Sydney Archery at Bondi • Adventure Clues - Bondi Beauty • Adventure Clues - X-Fierce Nights & Neon Lights • Bonza Bike Tours - Half Day Bike Hire

Harbour Sights Running Tour

10. Harbour Sights Running Tour

Join us at 7am at Hyde Park, one of Sydney's oldest and most beautiful parks, for a 9km guided run through the city's iconic landmarks and scenic waterfront. We'll start by running to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, a popular vantage point with breathtaking views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Harbour. From there, we'll continue on to the Sydney Opera House, where we'll take a short break to snap some photos and learn about the history of this world-famous cultural venue. Next, we'll run through the historic Rocks district, where you can discover the city's colonial past and vibrant street art scene. After that, it's time to tackle the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a spectacular feat of engineering that offers panoramic views of the city and harbour. As we continue our run, we'll visit Wendy's Secret Garden, a hidden oasis in the heart of the city that's perfect for a rest and some refreshments. After that, we'll pass by Luna Park, a beloved amusement park, and Kiribilli House, the Sydney residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. We'll finish our run with a coffee stop at Kiribilli Wharf, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning harbour views. From there, we'll take a ferry ride back to Circular Quay, where the tour will come to an end.

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What people are saying about Hyde Park, Sydney

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4.6
(211 reviews)

We loved this bike tour! We were able to pay extra for an ebike. We were able to see so much of the beautiful city of Sydney on this tour. For us it was much better than just going on the on off city bus. Jay waa a super bike guide and we really enjoyed this tour!

Great way to get an overview of the city. We did it on the first day and got off to visit the Australia museum. The weather was great and the lines weren’t long even though it was a holiday weekend.

Excellent, well organized and everything on time. Nice excursion points. Too much for 1 day. We would have liked to have continued with it for a whole week.

the bus crossings are too far apart. and stopping the activity too early d. we barely have time to do just one route

Very complete visit with the 2 circuits. You really have to do both.