1. Taronga Zoo

Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman
Ph: +61 2 9969 2777

Wander through one of the most beautiful zoos in the world, with spectacular views of the city. Experience the massive new Great Southern Ocean exhibit.

Don't miss the world renowned Free Flight Bird Show (12 noon, 2pm) and the Seal Show 3pm.

Get there via ferry, 12 minutes from Circular Quay. See this site for details.


2. Sydney Olympic Park

See the Olympic venues in ways you'd never imagine! Take a Segway tour and explore Sydney Olympic Park - home of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympics Games - it's the greatest fun you'll ever have on 2 wheels! Segway Tour, 11am-2pm, (2hrs duration)

Other tours and activities at the Olympic Site:

  • Guided tour of ANZ Olympic Stadium, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm (70 mins duration)
  • Games Trail Walking Tour, 9am - 4pm (60 mins duration)
  • Self Guided bike Tour (bike hire available)
  • Aquatic Centre Tour, by appt only

Get there via Ferry, Circular Quay to Sydney Olympic Park, duration 35 mins.

Suggested Lunch locations:

  • Armory Wharf Café, near ferry wharf. Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson St, Newington (02 9714 7513)
  • A selection of cafes in Olympic Park near stadium.
  • Lilies on the Park, Bicentennial Park (adjacent to Olympic Park)

3. Harley Rides

Explore Sydney from the back of a Harley Davidson motorbike.

Suggested itineraries:

  • Sydney beaches, eg Bondi, Manly, the beautiful northern beaches
  • Cross the Harbour Bridge in style and head for beautiful and historic Balmoral Beach.
  • For a longer day trip, see the Hunter Valley Wine region
  • Travel south via the National Park and world renown Skybridge then along the spectacular cliff drive. Return via Bulli Pass for more beautiful coastal views.

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4. North Shore Walk

Enjoy a spectacular harbour walk along the northern shores of Sydney Harbour.

Get there by ferry, Circular Quay to Mosman Bay ( 18 MIN.),

Choose to walk a short way or take the day to discover the harbour's northern shores. You can stroll easily along the pretty foreshores of Shell Cove and Mosman Bay stopping for tea or coffee along the journey at the Cremorne Point Wharf or Mosman Bay Wharf. Enjoy a meal overlooking the bay on the deck of the Mosman Rowing Club.

For a full day walk (good footwear) head towards Sirius Cove, a popular picnic spot for locals. Continue on to Taronga Zoo where you can spend the rest of the day or continue walking out to Bradleys Head for a picnic OR on to beautiful Clifton Gardens and Balmoral Beach. From Balmoral catch the Route 230 bus to Milsons Point and change to a ferry to get you back to Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.

Lunch options include:

  • Ripples at Chowder Bay 02 9960 3000) (reservations needed)
  • Bathers Pavilion, café or restaurant, Balmoral Beach, 02 9969 5050 (reservations needed for restaurant
  • An assortment of cafes are available at Balmoral Beach
  • The café at Chowder Bay, Clifton Gardens.

5. Manly

Visit the seaside suburb of Manly via ferry from Circular Quay (30 mins). Lunch on the ferry pier at Hugos, or Manly Wharf Hotel. Suggested walks include the Beach promenade (20mins) or the Manly to Clontarf Harbour Walk (1/2 day, walking shoes).

6. Scenic Coastal Walk

Bondi to Tamarama (20 Minutes) OR further to Coogee (an extra 15 Minutes)

Lunch suggestions:

  • North Bondi Italian Food, northern end of Bondi Beach. (no bookings) 02 93004400
  • Bazura Café & Ristorante, Coogee, southern end of Coogee Beach. 02 9665 5546

7. Further information on Sydney walks.

For further information on Sydney walks, plus other sites accessed via ferry, see the Sydney Ferry Site, 'Explore Sydney' & 'Itineraries'.


  • Queen Victoria Building, CBD
  • The Strand Arcade, CBD
  • Oxford Street, Paddington
  • Queen St, Woollahra
  • Mosman, the North Shore

9. Walk around Paddington Streets

Walk around Paddington streets behind Oxford St to see the original terrace houses as well as contemportaty colour design. Various art galleries located in this area (2-3 HRS)

10. Watsons Bay

Ferry trip (15 MIN.) from Circular Quay to historic suburb with iconic and coastal parkland with iconic views of Sydney Harbour.

Sugggestions for lunch include:

  • The Tea Garden
  • Doyles Resturant
  • Cafe

11. Wildlife Park, Darling Harbour

The new Wildlife Park at Darling Harbour behind the Aquarium has an excellent display of Australian animals.