for the best things to do in Sydney
in a Seaplane or a Speedboat(?)
How about the
thrill of a flight in a Seaplane, a Quad Bike ride, a dash on a Speed
Boat and even a Sky Walk! Maybe take a nice relaxed "Manly"
stroll besides Sydney Harbour just to polish off a great day in Sydney
31 Sydney Harbour Seaplanes
Flying in a small aircraft
like a seaplane is as different as it looks from the jet you may have
arrived in. Be sure it’s for you. It’s a tight fit once you’re
in but you’ll forget that pretty quickly as you try not to spend
the whole trip taking photos. It is an amazing thing to do. One of the
those experiences that tend to leave you with a big fat smile on your
face. The seaplanes depart from Rose Bay on the South Side of Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Highlights Scenic
something you are likely to for get..
The seaplane flight below
gives you about half an hour above Sydney. As at the time of posting,
the price tag is for two passengers.
Scenic Sydney Flight
Harbour Seaplanes based at Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour
Don't be afraid to ask
Lost? Curious? Don't know where to go for a decent lunch? I know, I
know, few of us like asking strangers for help. The fact is however,
if you need help there are many that are prepared to give it. Just ask
someone. Most Sydneysiders are proud of Sydney and will be happy to
assist. Exploit this weakness and get their help as often as possible.
32 (30) Quad Bike Adventure
Sydney Quad Biking - More fun than a trip to the dentist
There’s max fun to be
had on a four wheel Quad Bike or ATV (all-terrain vehicle), just over
an hour away from Sydney. This is a great way to experience the aussie
bush. It might also be a smart move if the idea of actually going for
a bush walk has about as much appeal as a trip to the dentist.
Riding through bushland and
open paddocks in these powerful little machines will get your pulse
going and an involuntary "Yeehaw!" is almost acceptable as
most people won't be able to hear you anyway.
Quad Bike the Australian
You don't need any experience
as training will be given before you get going. Once you have been trained,
and have had some practice, you will zoom and bump along on a one hour
fully-guided quad bike tour of bushland around the base of an escarpment.
Go as slow or as fast as you like but follow your guides instructions
as the Quad Bikes are heavy and can hurt you if you mess about too much
Sydney's Fast Boats
Not even Sydney Harbour can
contain this craft. Hang on:
Sydney POW!er Boating
This is a serious power boat
ride with an emphasis on power. There are THREE V6 engines at the back
of this thing. This boat is quick. It is very quick. It has the potential
to travel over 100ks an hour though (and above) the water. This is racing
speed. You will still get to see the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour
Bridge among many others, just a little quicker than most..
Most of the fast boats on
Sydney Harbour are designed for tourists and look the part. This one
doesn't. This craft is usually reserved for the Special Forces.
Assuming your boat is not
commandeered for a commando raid somewhere your pilot will not be able
to contain your vessel within Sydney Harbour. It is just too powerful.
Your boat will just have to be taken out for a run through Sydney Heads.
You will be the fastest thing heading out of Sydney Harbour. Hang on!
Middle Harbour - Still in
Jet boating around Sydney's
Middle Harbour is just good fun! Makes you the attraction so you must
wave, (if you dare to let go) even if no-one waves back.
Sydney's Middle Harbour
Jet Boating Middle Harbour
is a bit of a tour of contrasts. On the one hand you have the peace
and quiet of Sydney's Middle Harbour National Park. You also get to
see some wonderful Sydney Sights from a wonderful vantage point, namely
The Sydney Heads Rush!
Against this there is the
adrenalin rush as your speed boat twists and turns in the water as well
as a trip out towards the Pacific Ocean to ride the waves.
Boat Middle Harbour
Sydney Tower Eye, 4D Cinema and Skywalk
Sydney Tower has grown an eye!
The old Sydney Tower is no more and now we have a New Sydney Tower complete
with eye. Well it worked for London. For the record, Sydney Tower Eye
was previously known as Centrepoint, Sydney Tower, AMP Tower and Westfield
As well as the view from
the top (which you pay for and shouldn't if its very cloudy) Sydney
Tower Eye has a 4D move theatre. This does not mean you will break the
laws of physics and travel back to the future. Instead, you will be
subject to, sorry, entertained by "in-theatre effects including
wind, bubbles and fire".
Sydney Tower Eye Sky Walkers
If this all sounds like "why
list the Sydney Tower Eye" it's because of the view. It's Sydney
and you can't beat that no matter what you call it.
Get as high in Eye as the
The Sydney Tower Eye Sky
Walk provides an opportunity to walk around outside Sydney Tower. You'll
be walking 250m above Sydney - as high up as the Eiffel Tower. If you
dare, step onto the viewing platform. It is just a sheet of glass between
you and the bustling City of Sydney beneath your feet ..gulp. You'll
be higher up than those climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge but, as you
might expect, a little further away from Sydney Harbour.
Tower Eye Sky Walk
35 Spit Bridge to Manly Walk
Most people seem to start at
the Spit Bridge and walk to Manly. You could be different and walk it
backwards - just mind your step. Either way it’s one of the longer
but more rewarding walks in Sydney. If you do finish at the Spit Bridge
- there's a place for coffee / cold drink by the water near the yacht
club close to Shores Restaurant. Alternatively stop and lunch at Clonney's
on the Beach at Clontarf Reserve (Beach). Perhaps a little over priced,
variable quality but an excellent location.
Spit Bridge to North Bridge?
Give yourselves four hours,
take water with you and wear walking shoes and of course, sunscreen.
It is possible to keep going from the Spit Bridge to Beauty Point and
beyond to Primrose Park, Folly Point, Tunks Parks and North Bridge.
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