ICONIC SYDNEY

ICONIC SYDNEY 2018-04-13T12:52:58+00:00

Project Description

ICONIC SYDNEY – Private Opera House tour, Bondi Beach, Coastal Walk option, lunch – Icebergs Bar & Grill, Art Gallery (optional) or Royal Botanical Gardens

Your host greets you in the lobby of your hotel then settles you in your private Mercedes van. A drive through the historic ‘Rocks’ area with stories of Australia’s Colonial past, then under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Your destination – the most famous building of the late 20th century, the Sydney Opera House. Meet your personal Opera House guide and begin your private tour of this iconic building.

Cruise Macquarie Street’s heritage buildings, Cathedral and Synagogue before wending through historic Paddington and Woollahra – century old terrace houses, art galleries and boutiques. Reaching the coast discover the beaches of Bronte, Tamarama and famous Bondi.

Alternatively, choose the Coastal Walk before lunch. Either way you dine at Icebergs – overlooking the most famous surfing beach in Australia.

Travel back via the harbour foreshore villages of Rose Bay, Double Bay plus colourful Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo.

Decisions! Art Gallery of NSW (optional) to view Aboriginal and Australian Colonial Art? Or, stay outdoors and stroll in The Royal Botanical Gardens with stunning harbour views? The late afternoon light showcases The Royal Botanical Gardens and Sydney Harbour in a different mood. Commuter ferries and yachts at work and play. The sounds of nature and enterprise ring clear. Century old Moreton Bay and Port Jackson Fig trees create dramatic silhouettes. Many pictures later your host returns you to your hotel.

A most iconic Sydney day.

FAST FACTS

  • Depart 9am return 4pm
  • Private tour Sydney Opera House
  • Lunch Icebergs (Catalina alternative)
  • Coastal Walk Tamarama to Bondi (optional)
  • Art Gallery of NSW (optional) or stroll in the afternoon light in The Royal Botanical Gardens

Opera House
You’ll feel especially welcome with your personal guide in ‘our house’, the affectionate moniker Sydneysiders have for their Sydney Opera House. Gain a unique insight into the past, present and future happenings in one of the busiest theatrical spaces on the planet. And definitely the most spectacular.

Coastal Walk
A spectacular cliff top coastal walk extending 6km in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs – full walk Bondi to Coogee two hours. Best enjoyed in a shorter form – Tamarama Beach to Bondi Icebergs – 1.2km: Time: 25 minutes + stops. Difficulty: Medium (steep stairs, paved track). Recommended: comfy shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and in colder weather layers.

Aboriginal Art
The Art Gallery of NSW’s collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art celebrates the oldest continuous culture in the world. From desert paintings created by small family groups living on remote Western Desert outstations and the bark paintings of the saltwater people of coastal communities to the new media expressions of ‘blak city culture’.