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Sydney Harbour Sunrise Tour

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Experience hosted by Jacqui

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

See Sydney Harbour from the water at first light.

Your sunrise experience will start from the RPBS wharf at the cusp of dawn, first paddling east as the morning’s first rays of light emerge and Sydney Harbour becomes a marvel of changing colours with the reflecting light off the cityscape.

After a short paddle we’ll arrive at Clark Island where you and your group can enjoy a unique opportunity to see the sun appear behind the cityscape, and watch the first rays light up the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

As the sun continues to rise in the sky, we’ll paddle back towards the Bridge and past beautiful Elizabeth Bay so you can enjoy the stunning landscape from water level with interesting commentary from our expert guides.

The next point of interest is the Garden Island Naval base and then onto the picturesque Mrs Macquarie’s chair. From there it's on to Farm Cove to see the Sydney Botanic Gardens in full early morning bloom, all the while enjoying some history of the area.

We then paddle to Garden Island for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity, with two of the most iconic backdrops in the world, the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge - taken from a unique vantage point at water level in your kayak as the sunrise adds spectacular light.

Then it is back to the Marina past Fort Denison and in for a coffee and a chance to marvel over this extraordinary experience!
See Sydney Harbour from the water at first light.

Your sunrise experience will start from the RPBS wharf at the cusp of dawn, first paddling east as the morning’s first rays of light emerge and Sydney Harbour becomes a marvel of changing colours with the reflecting light off the cityscape.

After a short paddle we’ll arrive at Clark Island where you and your group can enjoy a unique opportunity to see the sun appear behind th…

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What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    The tour includes a stable single or double kayak for each person in your g...
From $84
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
$84 per person
$84 per person
Wed, Dec 2
6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
$84 per person
$84 per person
Thu, Dec 3
6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
$84 per person
$84 per person

Meet your host, Jacqui

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I'm the co-founder of Rushcutters Bay Paddle Sports (RBPS), Sydney's premium watersports destination. With over 20 years in the watersports industry, we are experts in all things kayaking. RBPS was founded 5 years ago by my husband Tony and I, and since then we have been lucky enough to showcase the beautiful Sydney Harbour to hundreds of visitors. We now have a team of vastly experienced tour guides that are experts in all things Sydney Harbour. Our tours are packed full of history, secret local knowledge, famous landmarks, marine life and the rare beauty of our unique city. Ourselves and the RPBS team can't wait to meet you.
I'm the co-founder of Rushcutters Bay Paddle Sports (RBPS), Sydney's premium watersports destination. With over 20 years in the watersports industry, we are experts in all things kayaking. RBPS was founded 5 years ago by my husband Tony and I, and since then we have been lucky enough to showcase the beautiful Sydney Harbour to hundreds of visitors. We now have a team of vastly experienced tour guides that are experts in all things Sydney Harbour. Our tours are packed full of history, secret loca…
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Where you'll be

Our paddle adventure takes place on stunning Sydney Harbour. Expert guides will take you to vantage points unaccessible by most people and share their local knowledge and history of the area. We have carefully planned the stops to maximise the view of the sunrise behind the cityscape, and the spectacle of light as the first rays illuminate the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Being at water level in a kayak makes for a truly special experience.

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Tue, Dec 1
    6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    $84 per person
  • Wed, Dec 2
    6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    $84 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    $84 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

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