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Sydney Aquarium

See the world’s largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life featuring a number of habitats.

Sydney Aquarium: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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. Experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses and see the Sydney Harbour, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, botanic gardens, and islands to explore. Explore highlights of the city including Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. 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 like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

2. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Enjoy a visit to the Sydney Aquarium to see huge sharks, stingrays, turtles, jellyfish, platypuses, penguins, sea dragons, and much, much more! Marvel at the sawfish swimming amongst tropical fish and sleek sharks in the enormous Great Barrier Reef display. Be delighted by little penguins in the Southern Oceans, or look out for the secretive platypus in the Southern Rivers. See the enormous Japanese Spider Crabs in the CLAWS creature feature, watch as the dugongs feed, then find Nemo in his coral home!

Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbour Cruise with Commentary

3. Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbour Cruise with Commentary

Get your keys to the city of Sydney with a 1 or 2-day pass for the Sydney Harbour hop-on-hop-off fleet. Cruises depart from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour and allow you the flexibility of visiting up to 8 famous harbour precincts or simply stay on board for a round trip.  • Darling Harbour: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Maritime Museum, Explorer Bus, China Town, shopping, restaurants, bars, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo and more • Watsons Bay: Home of Doyles famous seafood restaurant and one of Sydney’s best waterfront pubs. Take a short stroll to Camp Cove, the Gap and historic South Head • Circular Quay: Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks precinct, weekend markets, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge pylon, restaurants, bars and the Explorer Bus • Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos plus animals of the world. Park entry fees apply • Manly - A short walk to famous Manly surf beaches, ocean-front restaurants, bars and cafés

Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass 3, 4, 5, or 7 Attractions

4. Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass 3, 4, 5, or 7 Attractions

Maximize your time and save during your visit to Sydney with the Explorer Pass. Valid for 60 days, you can save up to 50% off on combined admission fees at over 25 of the city's most popular and famous attractions. Choose between a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day pass and get exploring. During your time in Sydney, you can use your Explorer Pass to enjoy the iconic Sydney Opera House with a 1-hour Guided Tour, visit the Australian National Maritime Museum, indulge in some fine wine tasting, take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Sydney, and so much more. Choose from a variety of different experiences to enjoy with your pass: • 2-Hour Whale Watching Cruise • The Sydney Opera House with a 1-Hour Guided Tour • The Rocks Walking Tour • Sydney Harbour Hopper – 48-hour ticket • Urban Winery Sydney Wine Tasting and Cheese • Magistic Cruisemart: 1-Hour Harbour Sightseeing Cruise • Australian National Maritime Museum • Sydney Jet Thrill Ride • Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus: Discover Tour (Red & Blue Routes) • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Entermission - Virtual Reality Escape Rooms • Bondi Surf 2-Hour Board and Wetsuit Rental • 4-hour Bike Rental by Bonza Bike Tours • The Sydney Opera House - Architectural Tour • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour • Escape Hunt Sydney • Adventure Clues - Unlock the Rocks • Sydney's Razor Gang True Crime Tour • Maroubra: 2-hour Surfboard & Wetsuit Rental • Adventure Clues - Bloomin’ Botanic Gardens Sydney • Quiz Room Experience • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Adventure Clues - The Mad Botanist for Kids • Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park • Taronga Zoo with Fantasea Return Ferry • Sunset Views & Twilight Hues Cruise with 3-Course Set Menu Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction list, including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

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

5. 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

6. 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

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What people are saying about Sydney Aquarium

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 505 reviews

a lovelly way to spend a relaxing day and get to explore the surrounding areas of Sydney with the Ferry. We specifially enjoyed Manly Beach area (Shelly & Manly Beach, incl. Shopping, Drinks at Manly Wharf) and then dinner at Watsons Bay.

It was such a great experience going through a tunnel where I could see the sharks and rays swimming over the head. Overall this aquarium is worth visiting but unfortunately I couldn’t see some of the creatures in the showcase.

excellent tour very informative in a short time, showcases much of the Sydney sights

Everything was great!! But the waiting times at the stops were tooooo long!!

A wonderful way to see all the major attractions in Sydney!