Sydney is a vibrant city absolutely packed with things to do. You can start with a visit to Circular Quay in the morning to take in views of the iconic Sydney Opera House while enjoying breakfast at a local café. Follow breakfast with the thrilling Harbour Bridge Climb or keep your feet on the ground and explore the historic Rocks district. There are plenty of options to take a harbour cruise, which will treat you to a new perspective of the city. The best Sydney tours will also make time for the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Royal Botanic gardens. Be sure to end your day with dinner at Darling Harbour or a show at the Opera House before exploring the city's nightlife at Kings Cross or Oxford Street.
There are transformative experiences waiting for you in every direction if you travel just 2 hours out of Sydney. To the north you can find the Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest wine region complete with rolling hills and cellar doors open for wine tasting accompanied by gourmet local produce. Heading east, you'll rise into the picturesque Blue Mountains to find tranquil rainforests and impressive Three Sisters rock formation. AAT Kings Blue Mountains tours, such as Blue Mountains your way, will ensure you see the best the one million acre mountains can give, with time at Scenic World and on the Blue Mountains Biking Adventures E-Bike Tour. To the south, walk through the grand gardens and emerald farms of Gold Creek Station at Berrima, where if you join a tour with AAT Kings you can be treated to a Be My Guest BBQ lunch and hear tales about life on the land. This is your entrée to the nation's capital city of Canberra, home to Parliament House.
The ideal duration for your stay in Sydney largely depends on your interests and the activities you wish to pursue. Most tours in Sydney will explore the area around Darling Harbour in a day trip, but with so many iconic sites, we recommend taking 3 to 5 days to fully explore Sydney and its cultural attractions.