Mrs. Macquarie's Point

Mrs. Macquarie's Point: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

1. Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

Explore the highlights of Sydney on a 4-hour tour that can be the perfect kick-start to your time in the city. See the hot spots and tourist icons with an expert guide who will provide you with all the information you need as a first time visitor. Learn where the best beaches are located and how to discover the nicest walks in the city and surrounding area. Hear about some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and atmospheric pubs, and get updates on cultural happenings at venues such as The Basement and Sydney Opera House. Discover where to shop for authentic and/or cheap souvenirs. Get so many ideas that you'll want to extend your stay in the world's most beautiful city! Choose from a morning (08:00) or afternoon (13:00) departure and get ready to see the following attractions: • The Rocks (the oldest part of Sydney where the First Fleet landed) • Millers Point (the oldest pubs and hotels in the city) • Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (best look-out onto Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge) • Woolloomooloo (site of the iconic pie cart of Harry's Cafe de Wheels and the longest timber-piled wharf in the world at Finger Wharf) • Potts Point (eclectic architecture galore) • Kings Cross (the infamous Red Light District) • Rushcutters Bay (start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race) • Darling Point (first of a series of posh harborside suburbs) • Double Bay (site of an exclusive shopping center) • Point Piper (home to the most expensive real estate in the world) • Rose Bay (site of Australia’s first international airport for ‘flying ships”) • Vaucluse (early 19th-century mansions) • Shark Beach (a hotspot for local swimmers and bull sharks) • Watson’s Bay (heritage trails and nudie beaches) • Camp Cove (the location of Captain Philip’s first footprint) • The Gap (where the harbor spills out into the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean) • Dover Heights (for spectacular views of the city and ocean) • North Bondi (golf, whales and sea-eagles) • Bondi Beach (birthplace of free-style swimming and professional lifesaving) • Tamarama Beach (also known as "Glamarama") • Bronte Beach (home of the Bronte Gully and popular for barbecues and dog walking) • Centennial Park (Sydney's largest city park) • Woollahra (home to consulates, mansions and art traders) • Paddington (full of Victorian terraces, boutiques and fashion stores) • Darlinghurst (popular as the gay and lesbian entertainment district) • Surry Hills (trendy and multicultural) • China Town (home to the large and popular Paddy’s Markets) • Darling Harbour (a modern, purpose-built entertainment center)

Sydney: Guided Harbour E-Bike Tour

2. Sydney: Guided Harbour E-Bike Tour

Your ride commences at Darlinghurst and will begin by first taking you to Woolloomooloo, where you will see the largest finger wharf in the world. You will then progress on to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, riding through the Domain. From there you will discover the Opera House and Walsh Bay, before riding over the Sydney Harbour Bridge with a visit to the historic village of Pyrmont and a short stop for coffee! Your tour guide will point out areas of interest, local flora and fauna, and historic sites throughout your ride. You will returning through the city using bike lanes, progressing onward to Surry Hills  and back to Darlinghurst in a 24-kilometer loop that provides travelers with a unique and complete view of Sydney.

Scenic Sydney Harbour Bridge Bicycle Ride

3. 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: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

4. Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

Get to grips with the history and contemporary culture of Sydney in just 1 day. See some of the famous and not so famous sites from bustling shopping precincts to fabulous beaches. Your professional tour guide will begin the tour in Australia’s oldest suburb, the Rocks. Sit on Mrs Macquarie’s chair and as you gaze out over the harbor. Hear about how Lachland Macquarie transformed Sidney from a convict dumping ground to a proud city. Travel through the infamous Kings Cross and note the contrast to the luxury suburbs next door. Take a small 15-minute bush walk as you look out over the Pacific ocean and Sydney Harbor. Then it’s on to Bondi Beach to see how the locals live. Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline of Australia’s internationally renowned beach. Drive along the Bondi to Bronte coastal path soaking up the atmosphere of Woolahra and Paddington’s leafy streets. See Darlinghurst, a landscape transformed from a hill of windmills to the world-famous home of the Mardi Gras, and witness the vibrant street culture of Chinatown and Darling Harbor. This is a fun and informative tour with professional guide services and deluxe round-trip-transportation included.

Sydney: Private Sydney City and Australian Wildlife Tour

5. Sydney: Private Sydney City and Australian Wildlife Tour

Enjoy a full day in Sydney discovering the city's iconic landmarks and scenic locations as well as a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park. As a general itinerary, the tour begins with hotel/port pick-up before we make our way to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Australia is famous for its unique animals, marsupials and reptiles. Award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park shelters a wide variety of indigenous fauna. On this guided tour through the park, you will have up-close interactions with a range of wallabies and kangaroos, marvel at the ultra-relaxed life of a koala and view the world's most poisonous snake. There are wombats, echidnas, penguins, dingos, cassowaries, emus, crocodiles, Tassie Devils and a huge kaleidoscope of bird species. From the wildlife park, we head either back to the eastern or north sides of the city. The eastern area includes Bondi, Tamarama & Bronte beaches as well as Watson's Bay, South Head and travelling through Vaucluse, Paddington and Hyde Park. Those who have visited the east will have an opportunity to discover the northern region of Sydney which includes Manly, North Head, Mosman and Balmoral Beach. We return to the city with visits to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Darling Harbour and photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Your local owner/operator guide will provide informative narration throughout the day offering a deeper understanding of Australia's Aboriginal heritage, colonial history & modern culture. Travel in comfort in a 15-seat Mercedes Benz vehicle.

Sydney: Private Customized Sydney Tour with Pro Photography

6. Sydney: Private Customized Sydney Tour with Pro Photography

Discover what makes Sydney one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world. Your local professional photographer guide will take you to some of the most unusual and quaint locations that only locals know about. Stop at the iconic beaches, drive by the trendy inner city suburbs and learn the history and headlines that make Sydney what it is. Uncover the beauty of a Sydney sunset or explore inner city suburbs of the rich and famous during the day. Our recommended itinerary includes stops at Lady Macquarie's Chair, Bondi Beach, Watsons Bay, Redfern before we head to the north side of the Bridge to see Kirribilli and Lavender Bay. The tour wraps back around to the The Rocks to highlight our colonial birthplace as a nation. Tempt your taste buds at a gourmet deli or café along the way. We can customize the itinerary to include Manly, an aboriginal art tour or premium restaurant drop off at the end of the tour. It is an out-of-the-ordinary experience for lovers of the outdoors who are active and want to avoid the typical tourist places. Let us help craft a tour that ticks all the boxes with lifelong impression and quality photographic memories. Ideal for family, small groups or corporate VIP.

Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

7. Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

Discover the real Sydney on a tour of the city's most iconic neighborhoods with a private tour guide. Take in breathtaking views of the coast in Bondi Beach, explore some of Sydney's oldest streets in The Rocks, and sample a traditional Aussie snack in Rose Bay. After getting picked up from your hotel in the CBD, head to your first stop of the day, The Rocks neighborhood. Here, explore some of Sydney's oldest pubs and convict-built cottages before heading east, past the stunning Botanical Gardens in the heart of Sydney. Drive through Mr. Macquarie Street, where you can see Australia’s first Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, and St Mary’s Cathedral. Your second stop is at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, situated on the water’s edge. Here, take in magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Continue through Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross, where you can see the El Alamein Fountains, into Rose Bay where you will stop to enjoy an Aussie snack. Stop in Watson's Bay before journeying along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach, for lunch (not included in the tour cost). Enjoy some free time to explore Bondi Esplanade as the locals do before getting dropped off back at your hotel in the afternoon.

Sydney: See Sydney in Style Guided Private Day Tour

8. Sydney: See Sydney in Style Guided Private Day Tour

Enjoy the freedom and luxury of a fully escorted private tour taking in all the Famous Sydney landmarks - the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Historic Rocks District plus much more! Starting at The Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, you'll find amazing views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge along the Harbour foreshore. Get to know some of the older, unique Sydney inner city localities and visit Woolloomooloo to stop at the iconic Sydney Food Truck, Harry’s Café De Wheels for a snack. No tour of Sydney is complete without visiting the Historic Rocks, Walsh Bay and Dawes Point areas where the settlement of Sydney started in 1788. Your knowledgeable local guide will tell you about Sydney’s fascinating Colonial, Convict History as you explore this unique area. During the tour, you will learn about the Aboriginal, First Nations People and the oldest living culture on the planet and visit sites that are of significance to the local Indigenous People. You will visit beautiful beached including Bondi in the East and Manly in the North. At Manly beach on the northside you will enjoy stops at stunning headlands, lookouts, hidden bays plus many more ‘secret spots’ off the main tourist track. At Bondi Beach in the East you will get an feel for laid-back Aussie Beach Culture and will have plenty of time to wander along the golden sand and even dip your feet in the pristine water if you choose to.

Sydney: Luxury Half Day Highlights Private Tour

9. Sydney: Luxury Half Day Highlights Private Tour

Looking for the Perfect introduction to Sydney? This top rated, half day Private Tour is the best way to see all the major attractions and sights in, and around Sydney. If you are in Sydney for a Short Stay, Layover or arriving on a Cruise Ship then this tour is the perfect way to see the best of Sydney in a short period of time. This 4 hour half day Private Tour, available for morning or afternoon sessions, takes in the major attractions and sights in and around Sydney. Visit all the famous landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and much more. See Sydney's most interesting and vibrant districts where you will learn about the unique history of Sydney and discover the historic Rocks region where European settlement of Sydney began in 1788. Learn about the Australian Aboriginal First Nations People - the oldest living culture on the planet during visits to significant sites in Sydney Harbour National Park. Enjoy relaxed walks at delightful hidden beaches, bays and secret locations off the main tourist track. During the tour, there are plenty of stops along the way so that you can get to experience the 'Real Sydney' and immerse yourself in the unique, relaxed Australian Culture. Your enthusiastic guide is a Sydney born and bred local who will show you the best Sydney has to offer.

Sydney: Private City Exploration with Bondi Beach Tour

10. Sydney: Private City Exploration with Bondi Beach Tour

Experience a journey through Sydney that focuses not only on the city's iconic landmarks but also on its unique aboriginal heritage, colonial beginnings and the multicultural society that is today. As a general itinerary, we make our way to the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House foreshores. We then pass by the Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the ever-evolving suburbs of Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross. Following the harbour, we venture through the city’s eastern bays out to South Head and iconic Bondi Beach for a water view lunch. From Bondi, we take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful coastline before returning to the city via fashionable Oxford Street, Paddington with our final destination at Darling Harbour. This private tour enables guests flexibility in structuring the day to best suit the group. Start and end times can be adjusted accordingly.

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What people are saying about Mrs. Macquarie's Point

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 95 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour despite terrible weather. Our tour guide Andrew was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining and made sure we saw as much as possible. I highly recommend this tour and can assure that it was great value for money.

The tour was amazing. Guides were fantastic. Tour was very relaxed and flexible - got to see parts of Sydney that we hadn’t seen before, it was a great way to see the sights . Would highly recommend.

This bike tour was awesome! We got to see and learn about Sydney, exercise, and bond as a family. This was my son’s pick, but it suited all of us. Thank you!

A little bit hard to find but once we were there it was all fun fun fun. Grant was the best and the bikes exceptional

Despite the rain showers, we made a wonderful trip in a small group and 2 super enthusiastic guides.