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Self-drive Speed Boat Adventure
The Sydney Harbour Bridge towers above like a cathedral of steel. The sun shimmers on the water. Breathe the fresh, salty air and gaze at the curved seashell shape of the Opera House and the glassy downtown skyscrapers reflecting the sky. You’re exploring the world famous Sydney Harbour on a boat. Even better, you’re the one behind the wheel. Yup, that’s right. You’re the captain on this unforgettable adventure. This is a fantastic way to see the main highlights of the harbour in a short amount of time - without having to share a boat with hundreds of others or listen to pre-recorded commentary. It’s an authentic, small-group experience with a knowledgeable local guide - giving you an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Sydney’s coolest spots. If you’ve never driven a boat before - don’t panic. The speedboat is safe and easy to operate and I’ll be right there to help you! No experience or licence is required. This two hour self-drive boat tour is perfect if you are short on time. However, if you have time for our three hour journey (https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/693197) - the upgrade is definitely worth it. When you factor in time for the safety briefing and preparation, the three hour trip actually gives you nearly twice as much time on the water! It’s a great value way to explore even more of the legendary Sydney Harbour. Other things to note Please wear casual clothes and shoes and bring sunscreen and a hat/cap. I will provide you with a life vest, and a waterproof bag for all your valuables. There are ponchos available if required.
Blue Mountains Day Trip with Hike, Waterfalls & Lunch
G'day there, My name is Trent & I have created a really chilled Blue Mountains experience for those seeking a social & less touristic tour with full transport. After picking you up from Sydney in our mini bus, we will drive to my hometown of Glenbrook to grab a coffee together at a cool local cafe. Before we show you some kangaroos & kookuburras in the bush. We will take you on a moderate 90min bushwalk via some amazing view points, small waterfalls to the base of a big waterfall into Jamison Valley. Unless you are a big hiker this is more than enough :) We provide a social picnic lunch where we all connect & byo beers/drinks are fine. We actually stop by an alcohol shop in the bus. After lunch we stop by the famous Three Sisters Rock formations up at Katoomba. We also stop at Lincols rock (Google it). On the warmer days we go for a quick dip in a local swimming spot deep in the bush (Nov-March) Our adventure generally concludes 530ish near central station at the front of a bar/cafe (often some in the group grab a drink together). *We are an alternative type of small group social tour with fast transport. *10+ hours *Taste Tim Tams & Vegemite on bus *Pre made fresh sandwiches for lunch *We donate some of our minimal profits to charity at xmas *Any Q's pls message me We have noticed an increase of dingoes (wild dogs) scaring off the kangaroos and cant guarantee roos.
Grand Adventure, Self-Drive Boat Tour
Imagine: it’s a beautiful day in Sydney and you’re behind the wheel of a speedboat, gliding through the world-famous harbour with the salty breeze on your face. Surrounded by iconic landmarks, it’s just you, your closest friends and a local guide who knows exactly where to find the coolest spots on Sydney’s downtown shores. Aye, captain - this is the ultimate tour for you if you really want to see Sydney like a local. In fact, I’m the only one in Sydney offering guided self-drive boat tours of the harbour. Forget about joining a huge tourist barge and listening to pre-recorded commentary. It’s much more fun to zip around on quick, agile boats with a small group, seeing unique spots in the harbour the big boats don’t even visit. Don’t worry if you have no experience or boating licence. Most of my guests have never driven a boat before - but after 5-10 minutes they are completely comfortable and able to navigate the harbour confidently. If you really want to discover all the fascinating stories Sydney Harbour has to offer, this trip provides you with the best value. (When you compare this tour with our two hour option and factor in time for your safety briefing and preparation, you’ll get nearly twice as much time on the water. That’s twice the sights, twice the stories and twice the fun - for only 30% more.) Other things to note Before the start of the tour you will participate in a boat safety and operations briefing. Once training is completed you will be able to operate your own boat as you follow me through the harbour.
Meet the sanctuary animals of Moo to Ewe
Get up close and personal with the gorgeous rescued farm animals of the sanctuary. The tour involves meeting and feeding snacks to all of the animals. Get up close and personal with the gorgeous rescued farm animals of the sanctuary. The tour involves meeting and feeding snacks to all of the animals. We start by meeting the cheeky goat gang who love eating from your hand! Next we take a nice stroll over to meet the friendly cows, followed by spending some quality time with the sheep and alpacas. Next up, we visit the hens and roosters, before making our way over to meet pigs Sunday, Bo and Ivy. During the tour you are welcome to pat and scratch any of the animals if they are willing. We are not a petting zoo.
Glow-worm tour and Spotlighting
Age 7 and up. Good mobility needed! An unforgettable, educational experience visiting the unique glow worms after a short walk through World Heritage listed forest and rainforest. We will meet at sunset, spending a little time introducing ourselves and safety briefing. Then as the stars begin to appear, with the use of torches, we begin our 20 minute walk to the overhanging cave and waterfall, with the possibility of seeing our amazing nocturnal wildlife. Possums, gliders, owls and bats to name just a few. Another truly amazing encounter, only within the first 3 weeks of summer is the chance of fireflies. We will spend 30 minutes to an hour in the overhang, behind the waterfall learning about these incredible glowing larvae and why they glow. The track is mostly in good condition, though there are some stairs and heavily eroded sections therefore a medium fitness level is required. Glow worms are extremely sensitive to light and sound so we will ask our clients to respect this and there will be a 5 minute educational talk around this before entering the cave. Smoking is strictly prohibited on the tour. We recommend bringing your own torches, though we can supply if needed. Minimal impact is very high on our list of priorities and instructions will be given on how to achieve this. We ask our clients to adhere to these rules.

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Sunset & Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise
@SeaSydneyHarbour #SeaSydneyHarbour Explore Sydney Harbour by dusk and enjoy the stunning Sydney landmarks as the sun sets and the city lights come to life. Come on board and experience an intimate and relaxed 1 hour cruise aboard a relaxed one level catamaran that showcases the best of Sydney by dusk. You will enjoy 360° uninterrupted views of the most beautiful harbour and cityscape in the world, with prime photo opportunities. With indoor and outdoor areas for viewing the harbour’s beauty, watch as the sun sets and the city reveals it’s lights. Experience this catamaran cruise onboard vessel Kirralee. Enjoy a grazing platter and a beverage (non-alcoholic), with the option to BYO alcoholic beverages onboard. Boarding and disembarking takes place at Man O War Steps (located next to the Sydney Opera House). NOTE: This is a shared ticketed cruise with bookings being taken through various partners/websites. Maximum passenger numbers of 30 per cruise. The cruise does NOT contain a guided tour and a sunset CANNOT be guaranteed. Cruises are generally not affected by the weather. In the event that the weather conditions are deemed unsafe, you will be contacted to discuss alternate arrangements at the earliest possible time. Plan to arrive at the wharf 15-20 minutes prior to your departure time to avoid any delays. Departure times vary by month.
Self-drive Speed Boat Adventure
The Sydney Harbour Bridge towers above like a cathedral of steel. The sun shimmers on the water. Breathe the fresh, salty air and gaze at the curved seashell shape of the Opera House and the glassy downtown skyscrapers reflecting the sky. You’re exploring the world famous Sydney Harbour on a boat. Even better, you’re the one behind the wheel. Yup, that’s right. You’re the captain on this unforgettable adventure. This is a fantastic way to see the main highlights of the harbour in a short amount of time - without having to share a boat with hundreds of others or listen to pre-recorded commentary. It’s an authentic, small-group experience with a knowledgeable local guide - giving you an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Sydney’s coolest spots. If you’ve never driven a boat before - don’t panic. The speedboat is safe and easy to operate and I’ll be right there to help you! No experience or licence is required. This two hour self-drive boat tour is perfect if you are short on time. However, if you have time for our three hour journey (https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/693197) - the upgrade is definitely worth it. When you factor in time for the safety briefing and preparation, the three hour trip actually gives you nearly twice as much time on the water! It’s a great value way to explore even more of the legendary Sydney Harbour. Other things to note Please wear casual clothes and shoes and bring sunscreen and a hat/cap. I will provide you with a life vest, and a waterproof bag for all your valuables. There are ponchos available if required.
Blue Mountains Day Trip with Hike, Waterfalls & Lunch
G'day there, My name is Trent & I have created a really chilled Blue Mountains experience for those seeking a social & less touristic tour with full transport. After picking you up from Sydney in our mini bus, we will drive to my hometown of Glenbrook to grab a coffee together at a cool local cafe. Before we show you some kangaroos & kookuburras in the bush. We will take you on a moderate 90min bushwalk via some amazing view points, small waterfalls to the base of a big waterfall into Jamison Valley. Unless you are a big hiker this is more than enough :) We provide a social picnic lunch where we all connect & byo beers/drinks are fine. We actually stop by an alcohol shop in the bus. After lunch we stop by the famous Three Sisters Rock formations up at Katoomba. We also stop at Lincols rock (Google it). On the warmer days we go for a quick dip in a local swimming spot deep in the bush (Nov-March) Our adventure generally concludes 530ish near central station at the front of a bar/cafe (often some in the group grab a drink together). *We are an alternative type of small group social tour with fast transport. *10+ hours *Taste Tim Tams & Vegemite on bus *Pre made fresh sandwiches for lunch *We donate some of our minimal profits to charity at xmas *Any Q's pls message me We have noticed an increase of dingoes (wild dogs) scaring off the kangaroos and cant guarantee roos.
Grand Adventure, Self-Drive Boat Tour
Imagine: it’s a beautiful day in Sydney and you’re behind the wheel of a speedboat, gliding through the world-famous harbour with the salty breeze on your face. Surrounded by iconic landmarks, it’s just you, your closest friends and a local guide who knows exactly where to find the coolest spots on Sydney’s downtown shores. Aye, captain - this is the ultimate tour for you if you really want to see Sydney like a local. In fact, I’m the only one in Sydney offering guided self-drive boat tours of the harbour. Forget about joining a huge tourist barge and listening to pre-recorded commentary. It’s much more fun to zip around on quick, agile boats with a small group, seeing unique spots in the harbour the big boats don’t even visit. Don’t worry if you have no experience or boating licence. Most of my guests have never driven a boat before - but after 5-10 minutes they are completely comfortable and able to navigate the harbour confidently. If you really want to discover all the fascinating stories Sydney Harbour has to offer, this trip provides you with the best value. (When you compare this tour with our two hour option and factor in time for your safety briefing and preparation, you’ll get nearly twice as much time on the water. That’s twice the sights, twice the stories and twice the fun - for only 30% more.) Other things to note Before the start of the tour you will participate in a boat safety and operations briefing. Once training is completed you will be able to operate your own boat as you follow me through the harbour.
Meet the sanctuary animals of Moo to Ewe
Get up close and personal with the gorgeous rescued farm animals of the sanctuary. The tour involves meeting and feeding snacks to all of the animals. Get up close and personal with the gorgeous rescued farm animals of the sanctuary. The tour involves meeting and feeding snacks to all of the animals. We start by meeting the cheeky goat gang who love eating from your hand! Next we take a nice stroll over to meet the friendly cows, followed by spending some quality time with the sheep and alpacas. Next up, we visit the hens and roosters, before making our way over to meet pigs Sunday, Bo and Ivy. During the tour you are welcome to pat and scratch any of the animals if they are willing. We are not a petting zoo.
Glow-worm tour and Spotlighting
Age 7 and up. Good mobility needed! An unforgettable, educational experience visiting the unique glow worms after a short walk through World Heritage listed forest and rainforest. We will meet at sunset, spending a little time introducing ourselves and safety briefing. Then as the stars begin to appear, with the use of torches, we begin our 20 minute walk to the overhanging cave and waterfall, with the possibility of seeing our amazing nocturnal wildlife. Possums, gliders, owls and bats to name just a few. Another truly amazing encounter, only within the first 3 weeks of summer is the chance of fireflies. We will spend 30 minutes to an hour in the overhang, behind the waterfall learning about these incredible glowing larvae and why they glow. The track is mostly in good condition, though there are some stairs and heavily eroded sections therefore a medium fitness level is required. Glow worms are extremely sensitive to light and sound so we will ask our clients to respect this and there will be a 5 minute educational talk around this before entering the cave. Smoking is strictly prohibited on the tour. We recommend bringing your own torches, though we can supply if needed. Minimal impact is very high on our list of priorities and instructions will be given on how to achieve this. We ask our clients to adhere to these rules.
Breakfast with Alpacas
The alpaca farm experience on the Central Coast appeals to people of all ages. We have 70+ alpacas, 40+ sheep and 38 cows and calves. You'll meet Billy our very special guard alpaca who will want to fed a banana before he will let you on the farm. Next you'll meet Ellie a wiltipoll sheep who is Billy's best friend. Take time to meet Billy and Ellie and get some photos. Ellie enjoys a good deep tissue massage Please bring some bananas for Billy, Joey and Cruz. Next its time to meet and feed Coby and Andy our horses who enjoy apples and carrots Walking up past the horses we meet Benny and the gang our flock of wiltipoll sheep. They are keen for their grain. Here you'll have the chance to hand feed the sheep and learn about what makes wiltipolls different to other sheep. You'll also meet Lola our maremma who guards the sheep From here it's off to the alpacas where you will the opportunity to hand feed them their alpaca mix and carrots. We spend time meeting the alpacas, interacting with them and learning their personalities. When the alpacas are full it's time to round them up and bring them to where we have a complimentary breakfast Its' now time for our breakfast watching the alpacas Enclosed shoes are recommended We also run an afternoon alpaca experiences Google Iris Lodge Alpacas alpacas.jilliby@gmail.com
Sydney Harbour Sailing on Luxury Yacht
Embark on a sailing cruise on our magnificent 40ft yacht, Solace, and experience the magic of Sydney Harbour from the water. Benefit from the knowledge of our friendly and experienced skippers, who will show you the ropes on what promises to be an unforgettable day out. Departing from Manly (Davis Marina Balgowlah), you'll have the opportunity to help set the sails and steer the boat, or you can simply sit back, relax and take in the views. Get involved as much or as little as you like - this is a great chance to discover if sailing larger yachts is for you! No experience is necessary. Cruise past the multi-million dollar waterfront mansions of the rich and famous, discover hidden harbour beaches and revel in uninterrupted views of iconic attractions including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring snacks and drinks - we can keep everything chilled onboard. Basic swimming skills are recommended but not necessary.
Surf lessons from a local at the iconic Bondi Beach
Having grown up right by the beach, I have always loved being in the water, almost on a daily! Surfing is something that I have discovered to be a passion of mine, not only to bring me joy, but to keep me fit and healthy. I like to share this passion with others who are keen to learn to get in the water and have a go too! The session is capped to 2 people maximum and includes a board and wetsuit. I'll teach you all I know about how to read the ocean, paddle out, catch and stand up on waves. I'll have everything ready for you at our meeting point, so please just bring yourself, some swimmers and sunscreen! I have somewhere to lock belongings up too. Bondi has travellers from far and wide, including those who don't have too much experience being in the ocean. Surfing can be challenging and this experience may not be suited if you are unaccustomed to swimming in the ocean and going underwater through waves. Thanks, looking forward to meeting everyone who has a go!
Snorkel in Sydney with a Mermaid
Join the highest rated snorkelling Experience in Sydney! We're going to discover the underwater world by floating above the marine sanctuary in Manly which is full of life and colours. I'll be by your side the entire time to make sure you feel safe and comfortable as we observe all the beautiful marine species. I will identify the different fish you'll see and take high resolution underwater photos (additional cost) so that you can focus on enjoying the Experience! The bay is a marine sanctuary which means ecosystem is working perfectly and marine life won’t scare you, I'll also teach you to respect it. Once you have booked your preferred day and time I will check the weather forecast, tide, swell and wind conditions. If your date/time is flexible, I may recommend a different day in order to ensure that you experience the best snorkelling conditions. P.S: If you are not a confident swimmer or if you want a private tour, please book here: airbnb.com/privatesnorkeltour You must know how to swim and be able to float/tread water for 1h. P.S2: If your preferable date and time is not available please request. For more info @snorkellingshellybeach
Grand Canyon Track - Adventure Hike with Hedi & Wolfgang
This jewel in the crown of Blue Mountains hikes, a spectacular 6.5 km round-trip track, takes us deep into the heart of the World-Heritage-listed area. Starting from dry sclerophyll forest, the well-shaded track is winding down through beautiful rainforest, until it reaches the bottom of the canyon where we will literally be walking on water, feeling like having entered a different, mysterious world where crossing the path with a Hobbit would not come as a surprise. On the way down, we will introduce you to the wide variety of local plants including different species of eucalyptus trees, wattles, tea trees, farns, orchids and a rare insect eating (carnivorous) plant. You will also learn specifics about the 300 million year geologic history of the Blue Mountains. If we are lucky, we might spot Eastern Water Dragons, Sydney and Giant Spiny Crayfishes as well as the shy Black Cockatoo. Having already criss-crossed Greaves Creek a few times, we will cross it one last time at the lowest point of the track before ascending through a wonderland of ferns, slowly returning to the 'normal' world where a magnificent view over Grose Valley will reward us for our hiking effort. This hike is suitable for all age groups but requires good basic fitness (over 1300 stairs). Trekking shoes advisable, track wet after rain. Pick up possible from: Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls and Blackheath
True Byron Bay Surfing Experience
You’ll have the surfing experience of a lifetime in the #1 place in Australia to learn-to-surf! Meet the Byron Bay Surf School staff at a Carpark in Town in Byron Bay where the waves are best for lessons. We will fit you out with a wetsuit and suitable sized surfboard. We are one of the only surf schools licensed to teach surf lessons in Byron Bay. Our fully-qualified instructors first take you through stretches on the sand and step you through our special 'pop-up technique' in a small and personal group of 8 people maximum. Then it's time to grab your board and go surfing! Our instructors stay with you in the water, guiding you on to perfect peeling waves and helping you stand up and ride the waves of your dreams, all the way to shore. You will not know you could smile so much or be more exhilarated than when you ride your first waves. We offer the most water/actual surfing time (approx 2hrs), 3hr experience. Other things to note Guests must book their surfing lesson prior to arrival, and arrange their own transportation to/from the Byron Bay Surf School.
Boost mental wellbeing in a rainforest retreat
Living a busy life of high demands and great expectations in the world of overstimulation and vanishing attention span comes at cost. Stressed, burnt out, overwhelmed - these are the symptoms of modern life. If you experience any of these or just want to take a break from your everyday routine, I’ve prepared for you a place to restore and rejuvenate. We'll meet in a '70s house with a mid-century interior and a collection of contemporary art. The day'll begin with morning tea & snacks, followed by an interactive game. Soon after, a knowledge workshop will begin. Around noon, we’ll all partake in a communal, plant-based lunch. This time will be used for socialising, sharing stories, and building attachments with genuine human contact. After lunch, we’ll practise Forest Bathing—the grounding, therapeutic practice of taking in the forest atmosphere using most of our senses. Mindfulness session shall follow after that. During this, we’ll work together to gradually let go. Relax, de-excite our nervous system, quiet our thoughts and gently surrender to the relaxing, rejuvenating energy of stillness. This will be a good time to revitalise and recalibrate your energy. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy evening tea with delicious sweets and more socialising. Then we’ll close the day with a music session to soothe, pacify, and nourish your soul.
Drink & Discover Secret Bar Crawl
Drink, dine and discover on Sydney's top-rated nightlife experience! Perfect for solo travellers, couples, friends, non-drinkers, locals, visitors - anyone who wants a fun & unique night out. UNSURE HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY ARE ATTENDING? MESSAGE US - we generally have more guests booked than it says on Airbnb, but the group is capped at 12 guests. Come with us as we explore some of Sydney's best small bars with a fun group. Over 4 hrs, your expert host will take you to the 3-4 different bars including some very well-hidden ones & some of Sydney's top-rated cocktail bars. As we explore, you'll hear stories of crime, local legends and other "pub trivia" worthy history of the area. TUES night: CBD route (start at QVB) THURS night: The Rocks route (start at Customs House) SAT night: Surry Hills & Darlinghurst route (start at Stanley St) Check out photos of past tours on IG at @localsaucetours Please note: - This isn't a budget "pub crawl" - we visit bars that locals love, and the only tequila shots are delicious. - First drink and some share food is included, then it is up to you. We can give recommendations and some bars may give us special deals. Expect to spend at least $30 AUD extra per person. - Photo ID required. - Gift vouchers available - message us. - If booking for 5+ people, we recommend doing it as a private group, available for $15 AUD more per person.
Alpaca Meet & Greet
Come & meet our herd of 70+ alpacas. During this experience you’ll learn about our alpacas whilst you’re in amongst the herd hand feeding them. A number of the alpacas enjoy cuddles and a neck rub. They are very photogenic so be sure to bring your camera.