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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Sydney With Conviction Tour

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Sydney Tour: When Rum Ran the Rocks

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Sydney Tour: Eat, Drink and Walk the City

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Lonely Planet Experience

Sydney With Conviction

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Lonely Planet Experience

Eat, Drink, Walk Sydney

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Outdoor Activities

Sydney BridgeClimb

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Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

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Day Trips & Excursions

Sydney to Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip and River Cruise

Starting at$174

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Multi-day adventures

Kid Friendly

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Starting at$38

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Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sydney Pass: Taronga Zoo, Opera House, and SEA LIFE Aquarium

Starting at$91

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Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sydney City Tour, Harbour Lunch Cruise, Blue Mountains 2-Day

Starting at$199

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Day Trips & Excursions

All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney

Starting at$163

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Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Starting at$69

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Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sydney Pass: Aquarium, Sydney Tower, Harbour Cruise, and More

Starting at$73

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Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

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Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Entrance Ticket

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Travel on a budget

20 free things to do in Sydney

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You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These free experiences, attractions and Sydney icons won't cost you a cent.

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Beaches

Sydney's 8 best ocean pools

2 min readPublished Dec 2, 2020

There are 40 seawater pools up and down Sydney's coast, most of which are free. Here are a few of our favorites. 

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Festivals

The best ways to spend Christmas in Australia

5 min readPublished Oct 24, 2019

Spending Christmas in Australia? Christmas down under means festive markets, summer sun, lazy days beachside and, yes, more shrimp on the barbie.

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Food and drink

Sydney's best gin experiences

4 min readPublished Sep 18, 2019

When it comes to distilled juniper, Sydney is the gin capital. We’ve gathered the top ways to experience Australia’s best blends in the harbour city.

Blend your own bottle of gin at Archie Rose Distillery © Archie Rose
Food and drink

Spending Diary: what I spent on a long weekend in Sydney

7 min readPublished Aug 14, 2019

Seeking respite from Melbourne‘s soul-withering winter,  I grabbed some last-minute flights, took Friday off and headed north to the sunshine, golden…

Spending Diary: what I spent on a long weekend in Sydney