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Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

1. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

Overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbor views. Nestled on the shores of the world's most beautiful harbor, Taronga Zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradley's Head National Park, popular for early morning walks. Ferries depart from Circular Quay every 30 minutes. The Zoo has many popular trails to explore including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, African Safari, Big Cats' Trail, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk, Seals for the Wild, and the iconic must-see Free Flight Birds presentations. Zoo entry includes limited keeper talks, presentations, and access to the Sky Safari cable car. The many exhibits in Taronga Zoo can be reached by footpaths, ramps, lifts and escalators. 90% of Taronga Zoo is fully accessible. Strollers can be hired from the Visitor Information Desk in the main entrance at a small fee and manual wheelchairs can be rented for free and should be booked in advance.

Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

2. Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

Experience the most fun way to travel to Taronga Zoo and save money with a return ticket on the rocket ferry Circular Quay. Once inside the zoo, take in as many of the exhibits as you like at your own pace. Explore 10 themed areas, including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the Great Southern Oceans. Hear talks by the zookeepers and go to interactive shows, such as the free bird show and free seal show. See native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with creatures from around the world such as Asian elephants, lions and giraffe. Grab some lunch at one of the many cafés, or take your own picnic and find a nice spot in the shade. Once you've had your animal fix for the day, head back to the dock and get some amazing views of Sydney on the cruise back to Circular Quay.

Sydney's Ultimate Live Escape Room

3. Sydney's Ultimate Live Escape Room

Get ready for an adventure that brings the classic point-and-click adventure game out of your PC and into real life. Locked in a room with your group of friends, you must find clues, crack codes, and solve the mystery to escape before your time runs out. This experience takes you more than 100 years back in time as you play the role of famous detectives from London on the hunt for a suspect's identity. You have an hour to crack the case, after which you can relax in a luxurious lounge, grab a drink, chat about your experience, and try out some period costumes for a few photos. With challenges for sleuths of all ages and backgrounds, the activity is designed to suit anyone with a penchant for puzzles and a sense of fun. If you get stuck, you can call on a game master for help, and if you have a bigger group, you can reserve 2 identical rooms to see who can solve the mystery first.

Sydney: Indoor Skydiving Experience

4. Sydney: Indoor Skydiving Experience

Discover the highly addictive sport of indoor skydiving in a state-of-the-art, fully-controlled, ultra-safe environment suitable for the whole family. Enjoy 2 fun and challenging flights each. Choose from different options: the basic package, a value package with extra time, or a group package. After arriving at the indoor skydiving center, sign in at reception and meet your instructor. Head for a quick safety briefing and gear up in your flight suit, helmet, and goggles. Be guided into the airflow and simply lean into the wind inside the giant glass tunnel as a column of air lifts you up. Enjoy the feeling of having nothing attaching you to the ground, floating effortlessly, guided by your instructor. Then, learn how to fly your body, just like a skydiver would after jumping from a plane. Feel the adrenaline rush. Get the chance to do it all again with a second flight included.

Sydney Museums Pass: 10 Museums in 1 Pass

5. Sydney Museums Pass: 10 Museums in 1 Pass

The Sydney Museums Pass gives you access to 10 museums and historic houses on just one pass, making great savings on regular admission fees. This pass includes access to the following historic museums and houses: • Museum of Sydney • Justice & Police Museum • Susannah Place Museum • Hyde Park Barracks  • Elizabeth Bay House • Vaucluse House • Rose Seidler House • Elizabeth Farm • Rouse Hill House & Farm and Meroogal Begin your journey with stories of Sydney's history, convicts, and criminals at Hyde Park Barracks, the Museum of Sydney, Justice and Police Museum, and Susannah Place. Go beyond the city to discover the treasures within stunning Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House and Rose Seidler House, or experience country life during colonial times at Elizabeth Farm, Rouse Hill House and Farm and Meroogal.  

Sydney: Botanic Garden Self-Guided Adventure Hunt for Kids

6. Sydney: Botanic Garden Self-Guided Adventure Hunt for Kids

Are you ready for your next Adventure? Recommended for families with kids (ages 4-10) 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 (Morshead Fountain Gates). 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. This is a great trail for a family day out in a beautiful interactive environment. Kids will learn interesting facts and parents will enjoy a scenic adventure through the Botanical Gardens. The Mad Botanist trail is perfect if you are looking for an activity that will spark imagination and challenge young minds. The Mad Botanist has just escaped from his secret laboratory nearby. He is in the final stages of mixing his dangerous potion and needs one final ingredient to create a deadly plant species never seen before on Earth. Very special and rare plants are at risk from his deadly experimentations and time is running out! Professor Whiz needs your help to find the last ingredient and stop the Mad Botanist from succeeding with his evil plans. It won’t be easy; the gardens are tricky to navigate and clues need to be solved. Quick!! What are you waiting for? Your first clue is waiting… Start Location - Morshead Fountain Gates - Cahill Expressway, Sydney NSW 2000 Finish Location – You finish in the centre of The Botanic Gardens. There is a great garden café 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 - 1-2 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.

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Tour, Hike and Sydney Zoo Ticket

7. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Tour, Hike and Sydney Zoo Ticket

Explore the outdoors on a guided hike and van tour and visit Sydney Zoo. Visit the quaint village of Leura, hike along a cliff face for views of the Three Sisters, and ride through the Blue Mountains. Begin your tour at one of the pickup points in Sydney and head to the Blue Mountains. As you drive, marvel at fantastic views of the Jamison Valley and Three Sisters. Enjoy a quick coffee and snack break at your expense before reaching Jamison Valley. Hop off the van in Jamison Valley to begin your hike. For the next hour and a half, hike along the cliff face and enjoy views of the mountains and the Three Sisters while you breathe in the fresh Blue Mountain air. i After the hike, head to a hidden viewpoint and snap photos of the Megalong Valley. Continue to Leura, a small village with boutique stores for souvenir shopping and many options for a light snack or meal. After lunch, head back to Sydney and visit Sydney Zoo. Meet the koalas, emus, and wombats in the nocturnal section for Australian native mammals and reptiles. Explore the rest of the Zoo for about 1.5 hours before returning to your pickup location.

Bondi Junction: Virtual Reality Experiences

8. Bondi Junction: Virtual Reality Experiences

Step inside immersive gaming worlds that use the latest technology to create truly unique and modern gameplay experiences. Choose between 5 different virtual worlds and venture beyond reality. Virtual Reality Escape Room: Find lost explorers in the pyramids or delve into the world of Assassin's Creed in this escape room. This multi-sensory adventure challenges you to complete mind-bending puzzles to escape before time runs out. Ages 12+. Virtual Reality Drive Simulator: An ultra-realistic racing simulation that uses cutting-edge technology, allowing 4 players to race on over 80 major circuits from around the world. Ages 12+. Personal Virtual Reality Pod: Play a selection of the most awesome and engaging virtual reality games on the planet. Choose from games such as Job Simulator, Elven Assassin, and Pistol Whip. The games are for 1-6 players. Ages 8+. Virtual Reality Laser Tag: Play against friends and family in this highly competitive futuristic landscape. Family-friendly and highly addictive. Ages 8+. Free Roam Virtual Reality: Insert yourself into a state-of-the-art virtual reality arena. Explore an open area armed with world-class virtual reality equipment as you fight for survival. On arrival, choose between two games: Arizona Sunshine (age 12+) or Ghost Patrol (ages 10+).

Sydney: Private Customizable Tour with a Local

9. Sydney: Private Customizable Tour with a Local

Spend the day with your host who can’t wait to share with you their favorite places to hang out, show you where to get your hands on the best food, and take you through the city with an inspiring view. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Weave your way through a pocket of the city, discovering its diversity and the communities who are lucky to call Sydney home. This city is more than a place, it's a feeling, and that’s exactly what you’ll experience on your day with your host. See some historic landmarks and districts like The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or laze your afternoon away soaking up the sun at Bondi Beach or exploring the Darling Harbour. Get cultured at a museum or gallery and maybe you will still have some time to stop by a vibrant local market, hidden garden, or temple as you explore one of Sydney's eclectic neighborhoods. When hunger pangs strike, stop for lunch at one of the local eateries handpicked by your host for a truly authentic taste of Sydney's cuisine. 

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What people are saying about Sydney

I love this place so It was actually my partners first time at the sky tower feast, and booked this place because it was his birthday and he loved it and was overwhelmed lol.

Best experience ever. I'll definitely redo it and this time I'll come will my friends and mu familly

Best experience! Such friendly people and awesome atmosphere! Loved it!

Thank you for this experience, everything was perfect!! I recommend.

beautiful view with amazing staff and excellent food