When measured against all the usual yardsticks – agreeable climate, all-natural beauty, attractions for the seeing, activities for the doing – Sydney can only rank as one of the world’s best cities.

Iconic architecture. Nightlife that astounds. Beaut parks, gorgeous gardens. First rate galleries, world-class museums and loads of live music. Great surf. Year-round good weather. Excellent eateries and four codes of football. Bronte Beach’s bogey hole. Ferry rides across the harbor. Chinatown. Bondi and Coogee on the foreshore, Blue Mountains up back. Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The rum-riddled history of The Rocks. Yep, Sydney rocks.

Day tours in Sydney

Flurescent signs on Victoria Street, Kings Cross, Sydney

Kings Cross – Crime & Passion

Scratch the (dirty) underbelly of Sydney's notorious red light district on this sin-drenched Sydney tour. Hear about the notorious figures and big-time pimps who made 'the Cross' what it is today: a gritty, urban hub of vices that come in many guises.

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Sydney Convict Tour

Sydney with Conviction

Get real! Skip the superficial and dive deep into this Sydney tour that reveals the bizarre backstories and incredible histories of the city's icons. Behind the froth and bubble of sexy Sydney lies the stories of the winners who made it big... and those who didn't.

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View over The Rocks in Sydney

When Rum Ran the Rocks

Step back to a time when rum was currency and Sydney's harboursides overflowed with the stuff. See local drinkers in their natural habitat, join them in their revelry and learn why rum was worth rebelling for.

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Rainbow crossing in Darlinghurst, Sydney

Forbidden Sydney

Sydney’s world-famous Mardi Gras is the culmination of 200 years of gay and lesbian history, culture and identity. From the gay governor whose conduct scandalised the British Empire to the bright lights and sequins of Oxford Street, these are the sites and stories that have made Sydney one of the world’s queer-friendliest cities.

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Lion statue in Sydney's Chinatown, Australia

In Focus: Tastes of Chinatown

Chomp your way through the flavours and spices of multiculturalism on this tasting tour through Sydney’s vibrant Chinatown. Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc. is a social enterprise that builds connections across cultures through food. In sampling the culinary contributions of Chinese, Japanese and Filipino migration, you’ll be helping to train people up for careers in hospitality.

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