New South Wales
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Our most recommended New South Wales Summer

  • Sydney Harbour: Tall Ship Afternoon Cruise

    1. Sydney Harbour: Tall Ship Afternoon Cruise

    Hop on a tall ship and discover the sights and sounds of Sydney on a unique historic-meets- modern harbor cruise. Sail past the Opera House and Fort Denison, as well as under Harbour Bridge, as you enjoy a 90-minute sailing experience on board the 1850s style wooden tall ship. Get involved and make the most of this interactive, unique cruise. Try your hand at steering, or help with the sails. If you'd like to heave on a rope, you can. Otherwise, simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the entertainment provided by your friendly crew. You will get to hear some of Sydney’s rich history and tales of Sydney’s only authentic timber tall ships. You will feel like you are being transported back to days gone by, and will be able to say you know what it was like for the sailors of yesteryear. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the best of Sydney Harbour. And expect to be the subject of many a...

    The whole experience was such a thrill - we loved the welcome aboard and humour of Jim-boy - he’s a natural to put people at ease ! We had a lovely day for it and saw the best of Sydney from the water ! Me & my grand daughter enjoyed it sooooo much !

  • Huskisson: Dolphin Cruise & Boom Netting Experience

    2. Huskisson: Dolphin Cruise & Boom Netting Experience

    Discover the Bottlenose dolphins that live in the pristine ecosystem of Jervis Bay. A protected marine park for 20 years, Jervis Bay is home to over 80 Bottlenose dolphins who love to frolic in its crystal-clear waters. Embark on a tour and search for the pods of these playful and friendly creatures. While on tour on the pristine waters, take part in the boom netting activity on board. As the boat cruises through the water, enjoy a fun jacuzzi-like experience as you sit in the boom net, sometimes surrounded by curious dolphins.

  • Bondi Beach: 2-Hour Surf Lesson Experience for Any Level

    3. Bondi Beach: 2-Hour Surf Lesson Experience for Any Level

    If you've always wanted to try surfing but never have, there is perhaps no better setting than the famous Bondi Beach. This popular 2-hour beginners surf lesson will give you an authentic taste of the world of surfing, important safety information about waves and the beach, and bragging rights about having conquered this cool and amazing sport! You will be taught how to safely go out and catch your first wave in a small group setting of 5 students or less. This personalized attention is the best way to build your surf knowledge and confidence while cultivating your surf technique. You will really be amazed at how easy, safe, and enjoyable it is to learn to surf. This 2-hour lesson is great for first-time surfers and also those who wish to refresh or refine their basic surf technique. Your instructors are fully-qualified and very friendly. Photo packages are available after your lesson!

    All excellent, I was a bit worry as it's my first time booking lesson online and I booked only one day before. But they are really helpful when I called for lesson information. Instructor is very friendly, and very supportive.

  • Byron Bay: 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

    4. Byron Bay: 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

    Awaken the surfer within you during this 2-hour introductory lesson. Even if it's your first time around a board, you'll be safely shown up to your first wave before you’ve even had time to worry about falling off. Learn to surf in beautiful byron bay. This operator is one of the few suppliers that has a licence in Byron Bay. From absolute beginners to anyone looking for a refresher course, these lessons include safety information about the beach and important surf and safety rules covering all the basics from the warm-up, to paddling, catching waves and standing. Surf in small groups (maximum 6) and the personalized attention you'll receive will build your knowledge and confidence as you cultivate your surf technique.  You're bound to leave with a smile on your face, plus bragging rights having near conquered this perma-cool and amazing sport!

    Really fun first time surfing lesson. We were lucky the conditions were perfect. Also the instructors were great and overall a great first surfing experience. We loved it so much we want to learn.

  • Sydney Botanic Gardens: Luke Nguyen’s Tasting Menu with Wine

    5. Sydney Botanic Gardens: Luke Nguyen’s Tasting Menu with Wine

    Surrounded by the stunning foliage of Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden and glimpses of Sydney Harbour, Botanic House is the ultimate destination to eat, drink, and celebrate. Located minutes from the CBD, Botanic House offers a garden escape with the convenience of a city location, whether you're hosting a small and intimate gathering or a large and lavish event. Choose between 2 dining options available. With the standard option, savor an 8-course tasting menu with a glass of red or white wine, beer, or soft drink. Alternatively, upgrade your experience to the premium option and relish a welcome cocktail on arrival, an 8-course tasting menu, a bottle of wine, and tea and coffee. Whichever option you choose, enjoy the luscious garden surroundings offering a sensational backdrop for any occasion. The menu is designed by chef, restaurateur, TV presenter, and former MasterChef judge, Luke Ng...

    The food was amazing and the perfect portion size to go with the shared bottle of wine. Staff were attentive and friendly which added to the overall lovely experience with the views. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone and I will be back

  • Sydney Harbour: Tall Ship Lunch Cruise

    6. Sydney Harbour: Tall Ship Lunch Cruise

    Experience the unforgettable thrill of cruising on Sydney Harbour in comfort and style while enjoying a delicious lunch. Set sail and cruise past all of Sydney’s biggest attractions including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Fort Denison, Garden Island, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, and Admiralty House. You will discover Sydney’s rich history and some of the tales behind its iconic landmarks. Listen to stories of Sydney's only authentic timber tall ships from your host. A short while into the cruise, you will even have the opportunity to get involved and help hoist and set the sails! Watch the wind furl the sails and feel its strength carry the ship across the harbour. Whether you choose to relax and take in your surroundings, or go for a hands-on approach to sailing, this is the cruise for everyone! Relax and enjoy the entertainment provided by the crew, captain, chef, and the barma...

    This was a beautiful way to experience the Sydney Harbour sites. With a lovely friendly crew.

  • Byron Bay: 1.5-Hour Private Surf Lesson

    7. Byron Bay: 1.5-Hour Private Surf Lesson

    Hone your surfing skills with extra attention from a dedicated personal surf coach. Whether you’re an individual determined to get up on that wave, a group of friends wanting your own personal learn to surf experience, or a more experienced surfer needing feedback on technique, these lessons give extra attention, courtesy of a dedicated coach working with you. Your instructor will determine your current level and structure, then plan the lesson setting some goals. There are a variety of surf instructors available to match your level and requirements.

    Great staff and our kids really loved the private lesson. Gear was great and environment was very fun.

  • From Sydney: Location Tour of Home and Away

    8. From Sydney: Location Tour of Home and Away

    This unique tour to Palm Beach visits the stunning location of the hugely popular Home and Away TV Series, offering an insightful and authentic brand experience. The tour allows fans from all over the world to connect with their favorite show and experience the iconic outdoor locations featured in the hit TV program. On board, fans will be able to capture once in a life time photo opportunities, whilst expert guides share their Home and Away knowledge. Guests will be able to re-live some of their favorite scenes from the series, whilst soaking up the Summer Bay lifestyle and enjoying the scenery along the stunning coastal roads of Sydney’s breathtaking Northern Beaches. With so many beautiful areas to enjoy, this tour is also suitable for non-Home and Away fans as well. The tour concludes at the world-famous Manly Beach.

    Going on an official Home and Away two hours on my bucket list for quite a few years

  • Bondi Beach Guided Walking Tour

    9. Bondi Beach Guided Walking Tour

    Discover why Bondi Beach is such an important part of Sydney’s beach and coastal lifestyle, the home of surf lifesaving and the famous Bondi lifesaver. Fun, interactive and informative. this relaxed guided walking tour allows you to spend time with a true blue Bondi lifesaver and learn all about the colorful history of Bondi and how surf lifesaving began. Take an exclusive tour inside Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving clubs and have your photo taken with a Bondi Lifesaver on Bondi’s golden sand. Finish up with a guided walk along Bondi’s famous coastal headland and discover aboriginal rock carvings, spot marine life, and the best viewing points of Bondi and surrounding beaches.

  • Bondi Beach: Private Surf Lesson

    10. Bondi Beach: Private Surf Lesson

    Hone your surfing skills with extra attention from a dedicated personal surf coach. Whether you’re an individual determined to get up on that wave, a group of friends wanting your own personal surfing experience, or a more experienced surfer needing feedback on technique, these private surf lessons give you that extra attention to detail and a dedicated coach to work with. Your own personal surf instructor will set some goals, determine your current level, and structure the lesson around your ability. If you are an absolute beginner you’ll get you up on the waves before you’ve had time to worry about falling off. If you’ve been surfing before, your instructor will help you move onto the next steps a lot faster by focusing on technique, board control, and bringing out your natural ability.

    I had a short time in Sydney, so I booked a 1 hour private lesson to maximize my time surfing. I got an excellent instructor, that helped improve my technique. I was definitely not paddling correctly and she fixed that and other technique problems.

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What people are saying about New South Wales

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 209 reviews

We had an awesome afternoon sailing today. Crew were all lovely, knowledgeable and did their best to make us comfortable and included in the day. Already planning another day out with family and friends. Special mention to Jim (Jim lad) for all his interesting information and friendly fun nature. And the dancing. Can’t forget the dancing!

The food was amazing and the perfect portion size to go with the shared bottle of wine. Staff were attentive and friendly which added to the overall lovely experience with the views. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone and I will be back

The whole experience was such a thrill - we loved the welcome aboard and humour of Jim-boy - he’s a natural to put people at ease ! We had a lovely day for it and saw the best of Sydney from the water ! Me & my grand daughter enjoyed it sooooo much !

Going on an official Home and Away two hours on my bucket list for quite a few years

Great experience with very knowledgeable guide. Would recommend.