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Lonely Planet: Highlights & Hidden Gems of Sydney with a Local Guide

A multicultural melting pot with the most beautiful harbor in the world and a laid-back atmosphere, Sydney is a magical place! On this tour, discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local.

Get ready to experience Sydney the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Sydney. Explore the past highlights and historical treasures still remaining. Visit Wendy's secret garden and hear the story behind her hard work. And for a fun carnival ride, there's no better place than Luna Park!

Follow your local host through Sydney's harbor, and cross the bridge that connects the North Shore to Sydney CBD.Go to Observatory Hill for panoramic views, and see the historic suburb,Millers Point.

Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store.

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  • What's included :
    • Private Tour
    • Local Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Sydney Harbour Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Observatory Hill Park
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Luna Park Sydney
    • Entry/Admission - Susannah Place
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, Near Luna Park via Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 N.S.W. Australia

    To start of the tour we will be going to Wendy's secret garden for some peaceful and tranquil views of sydney harbour and Lavender Bay

    Duration: 28 minutes

    Stop At: Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia

    Enjoy Luna Park amusement rides and art deco style

    Duration: 28 minutes

    Stop At: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia

    This iconic bridge is impossible to ignore in a highlights tour, connecting the North Shore to the Sydney CBD.

    Duration: 28 minutes

    Stop At: Susannah Place, 58-64 Gloucester St The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

    In the near area of this attraction you get to experience an original and classic hotel, the Australian Heritage Hotel

    Duration: 28 minutes

    Stop At: Observatory Hill Park, 1001 Upper Fort St, Millers Point NSW 2000, Australia

    View across the Parramatta river surrounded by wonderful trees and rotunda of the observatory

    Duration: 28 minutes

    Stop At: Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

    Check out the old part of Sydney and see buildings from the 19th century, the first military church and more!

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Milsons Cafe, 94 Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
    Return Detail :
    Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Curated by Lonely Planet, powered by Withlocals
    • This experiences is carbon neutral
    • This experience is guided by local experts
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P1264

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