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The Best Private Tour in Sydney

by Edgardo Gubelin on September 7, 2017
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We’ll show you the best of Sydney, from the highlights of the City to the beauty of the surrounding waterways and National Parks.

What makes us different?  Too many excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.

We’ll supply your own personal guide and vehicle for a few hours if that’s all you need. It’s your day… from sunrise to sunset… you’ll have your best day yet!

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Private Tours to Sydney’s Beaches

by Edgardo Gubelin on September 7, 2017
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Grab your camera and experience an exciting memorable beach day with us, as we take you to discover there is so much more to Sydney than the Bridge and Opera House!

See famous beaches like Bondi Beach, Palm Beach, Whale Beach and Manly Beach.

We offer personalised tours with your own private tour guide to enjoy some of Sydney’s most spectacular attractions.

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St Mary’s Cathedral

by Edgardo Gubelin on August 30, 2016
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St Mary’s Cathedral is the spiritual home of Sydney’s Catholic community. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney, and stands on the site of the first Catholic Chapel in Australia.

The first stone for St Mary s Cathedral was laid 1821. It was a simple Gothic style cruciform stone structure. In 1865, the church caught fire and was destroyed. In 1868 the foundation stone for the present Cathedral was laid. It became an on going project and was eventually completed in 1961.  The two spires were eventually completed in 2000.

The glory of St Mary’s Cathedral is the remarkable interior. The stained-glass windows in the Cathedral were crafted in England. The brightly coloured floor of the Cathedral crypt is an outstanding example of terrazzo mosaic. The roof is made of red cedar. St Mary’s is a building which has a song to sing and a story to tell – And the song of the Cathedral is the sound of its bells.

You’ll be at a loss for words, it’s well worth a visit.

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Taronga Zoo

by Edgardo Gubelin on August 30, 2016
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Taronga Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals and birds. There’s plenty happening and you’ll always have a new reason to visit the zoo. Events include, more than twenty zookeeper talks, daily shows, guided tours and concerts.

If your time is limited, we highly recommend the Australian wildlife park. Home to some of the most fascinating marsupials in Australia. You’ll experience Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Koala’s, Kangaroos, Bandicoots and a host of other Australian indigenous wildlife. The Platypus is one of our favourites. It’s only one of three egg-laying mammals.

We also recommended the seal and bird shows, the cable car ride and wild ropes challenge. Your children will enjoy every minute. It’s a day filled with excitement and adventure, in a relaxing atmosphere, overlooking the beauty of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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The Rocks – Sydney’s outdoor Museum

by Edgardo Gubelin on August 29, 2016
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The Rocks was established shortly after the Colony’s formation in 1788.  Most of the buildings at this time were built of local sandstone, from which the area derives its name.

The Rocks was a slum area from earliest times as it was often frequented by prostitutes and sailors. In 1900, the bubonic plague broke out and many of the buildings were demolished. During the 1920’s more were demolished to make way for the bridge.

In 1968 the the government planned to demolish the remaining buildings to make way for high density dwellings. This was overturned in 1975 and the Rocks were transformed into a vibrant pocket of cafes, restaurants and interesting tourist shops and stalls.

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The Queen Victoria Building

by Edgardo Gubelin on May 30, 2016
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The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is Sydney’s most beautiful building. The Romanesque revival building was built on the original municipal markets site. Completed 1898, it was designed as a market place.

The QVB consists of 4 main shopping floors. The elegant interior of the Queen Victoria Building features, beautiful stained glass windows and remarkable shops, two mechanical clocks each featuring dioramas and moving figures from moments in history.

The Royal Clock activates on the hour and displays 6 scenes of English Royalty. The Great Australian Clock includes 33 scenes from Australian history seen from both Aboriginal and European perspectives. An Aboriginal hunter circles the clock continuously representing the never ending passage of time.

The Queen Victoria Building is a must to see!

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Sydney Opera House

by Edgardo Gubelin on April 15, 2016
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The Sydney Opera House is undoubtably, Australia’s most recognisable building. Completed in 1973 with its soaring white shell shaped sails, it has been internationally claimed as an architectural masterpiece of the 20th Century. It is the focal point of Sydney Harbour.

Built on Bennelong Point and adjacent to Circular Quay, the approach whether on foot, or by ferry, the vision is dramatic and unforgettable!

Today the Sydney Opera House is a cultural centre and performing arts venue and includes a concert hall, opera and drama theaters and a fitting showcase for many of the world’s leading performers.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

by Edgardo Gubelin on March 20, 2016
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge, also affectionately known as the “Coathanger”, was opened in 1932 after 6 years of construction. Made of steel, the bridge consists of 6 million hand driven rivets! The Bridge has huge hinges to absorb the expansion caused by the Sydney hot sun.

“Bridge Climb, Sydney” provides climb experiences to the top of the bridge. We can book your climb. Or, whilst visiting Sydney, we recommend you visiting the South Eastern Pylon (Circular Quay side).

It is a short walking trip to the base of the Pylon and there are 200 steps to the top. But well worth the climb as the photo opportunities are fantastic. (Recommended for the fit only).

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Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk

by Edgardo Gubelin on January 30, 2016
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Sydney Tower Eye is Sydney’s tallest structure and second tallest observation tower in the southern hemisphere. The building stands 309 meters above the city and is open daily to the public. It is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the Sydney with a revolving restaurant and stunning views over the city.

The Skywalk is an opened-air, glass floored platform encircling the Sydney Tower Eye at a height of 268 meters above ground level. The viewing platform extends over the edge of the main structure of the deck. Not for the faint hearted … or those with Vertigo!

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