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Luckily for your accompanying guests, they find themselves right in the middle of Sydney city – just a stones throw away from all the major attractions.

They can feel free to roam the city and just see what they find or for a more structured schedule, they can explore the following options to make the most of their time while the conference is underway…

If you require any further assistance, or if you have any queries regarding the below information, please contact Conference Organisers at [email protected].

All rates listed are in Australian Dollars and include Australian Goods & Service Tax (GST).

The Sydney Big Ticket

The Sydney Big Ticket is a multi-attraction pass that provides BIG savings when you combine unmissable Sydney attractions into one ticket – save up to $104!

This can be a multiple attraction pass for two, three or four of our Sydney attractions – including Madame Tussauds Sydney, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

All attractions are located close to each other in Sydney’s Darling Harbour and the city,

  • Unlock savings with a Combo Ticket!
  • You have a full 30 days to visit the attractions with your Sydney Big Ticket pass – visit all in one day or spread the fun over the full 30 days. It’s completely up to you!
  • Children under 3 go free.

You will need to book your time slot at each attraction to guarantee your entry, scroll down to the page for these tickets.

Interested to take your experience to a new height & combine your visits with SKYWALK instead? Find out more on Ultimate Sydney Pass here!

Sydney's Best Attraction Pass


Sydney Bus Tours

Sydney bus tours provide the perfect introduction to the city of Sydney – and the best photo opportunities of iconic landmarks from the top deck.

Sydney bus tours operate over two different routes, with stops near all the best Sydney landmarks and attractions.  Hop on to discover Sydney’s must-see sights, and hop-off to explore the city at your own pace.

Tours include:

  • Open-Top Buses
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Free mobile App
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Multiple routes

Soak up the sights of Sydney on this hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour!


Australian Cruise Group

Australian Cruise Group is Sydney’s premier cruise company and largest dining cruise operator on Sydney Harbour. They own, operate and manage 3 luxury vessels on Sydney Harbour under three brands: Magistic Cruises, Sydney Showboats and Clearview Cruises.

Offering multiple sightseeing, lunch, dinner and event cruises on Sydney Harbour that cater to local, national and international guests looking for unique Sydney experiences. Their products are unique in concept and inclusions, making them synonymous with must-do experiences in Sydney.

Choose a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise if you wish to see the major attractions including the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Fort Denison while enjoying a freshly prepared lunch. Now if you wish to experience the harbour ambience after-hours, a dinner cruise would be perfect!

Australian Cruise Group Delegate Discount


Opera Australia

Sunset Boulevard at the Sydney Opera House 

Musical theatre and international recording superstar Sarah Brightman leads a lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece. Opera Australia is offering 9th Asian Regional Conference and Irrigation Australia Conference & Exhibition attendees 30% off performances from 28 August to 8 September.

30% off Sunset Boulevard performances


Pumphouse Sydney

Located at the heart of Darling Square, Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant serves and produces a range of different craft and premium brews, and sells bespoke wines to add a little theatre to the Pumphouse experience.

Pumphouse is proudly and authentically Sydney. With a menu inspired by seasonal produce, there is always something new and fresh to satisfy all members of the group.

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Explore Sydney Harbour

Hop on a cruise to make the most of marvelous Sydney Harbour. Take in the sights, from the iconic Sydney Opera House to its natural beauty which includes rugged sandstone cliffs and wild bushland. Whether you’re after a relaxed lunch cruise, a cultural tour or a relaxing ferry, there’s something for everyone.

Sydney Harbour is spectacular and a cruise is a wonderful way to experience it, whatever your interests, activity levels and budget. Enjoy a tall ship adventure with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships and Sydney Heritage Fleet Cruises during the day or hop aboard a paddle-wheeler for a Sydney Showboat Cruise at night.

History buffs will love the wonderful heritage tours. Tribal Warrior Harbour Cruises will relay the stories of local Aboriginal people and their traditions while sightseeing. You’ll find out about the Indigenous names for Sydney’s landmarks and watch a traditional Aboriginal performance on a harbour island.

Those who also want to explore underwater will love the summer snorkelling cruise with Sydney Princess Cruises. For bigger sea life, join a whale-watching cruise from May to November, which depart from Darling HarbourCircular Quay and Manly, and cruise through the dramatic harbour entrance at The Heads into the ocean to spot humpbacks.


You can take a ferry from Circular Quay to other harbour islands, such as Garden Island for a naval museum and Cockatoo Island for UNESCO World Heritage convict sites. On Fort Denison, enjoy a striking panorama of the harbour and then explore the former military facility on a guided tour.

Ferries also travel to Manly, one of the best ways to see the iconic harbour, and Parramatta, where you can visit the World Heritage-listed Old Government House and other convict heritage sites.

There’s also a convenient hop-on, hop-off ferry service to popular attractions such as Luna Park for carnival rides.

View a selection of cruises and ferries available


Must See Attractions

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is more than just an architectural marvel set on beautiful Sydney Harbour, it’s also a world-class working opera house. The iconic sails host more than 1,600 performances a year – everything from classical ballet performances, innovative theatre and symphony music to contemporary dance and, of course, stunning opera productions.

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed building offers daily guided tours, available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Meanwhile, Opera Bar has the best view in town, letting you sip cocktails as you marvel at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You’ll treasure the same views dining alfresco at the adjacent House Canteen.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks. Not only is it the largest steel arch bridge on the planet, but it also spans one of the globe’s finest natural harbours.

Affectionately named the ‘Coathanger’ by locals, it’s an intrinsic part of the city; you can walk or cycle across it and even climb to its peak for incredible views.

Art Gallery of NSW

With more than 40 exhibitions annually and vast collections of Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, European and Asian art, there is always something new to discover at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The gallery is only a 15min walk from the city centre and admission is free, as are the daily guided tours. Stop for lunch or a coffee at the on-site restaurant or visit on a Wednesday evening until 10pm for Art After Hours for celebrity talks, music, performances and other special events.

Royal Botanic Garden

An oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city, the Royal Botanic Garden occupies one of Sydney’s most spectacular positions: wrapping around the harbour and sitting adjacent to the Sydney Opera House. With a long history dating back to 1816, it is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas.

Enjoy a stroll, pack a picnic lunch or join a free guided tour (the Aboriginal Heritage Tour is a highlight)

The Rocks

The Rocks is the birthplace of modern Sydney. With the arrival of European settlers in 1788, it was here that the convicts first set up house and shop. The best way to discover the area’s rich colonial history is on foot as you amble along cobbled streets and follow little laneways that house everything from markets to museums and galleries. Join The Rocks Walking Tours, which start at 6pm outside Cadman’s Cottage, before relaxing in one of the many historic pubs in the area such as The Fortune of War or The Glenmore.

Taronga Zoo

Just 12mins from the city by ferry, the award-winning Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals

Open 365 days a year, admission includes daily keeper talks and shows. For a unique stay like no other, book into the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, an eco-retreat nestled within the zoo.

Bondi Beach

Sparkling blue ocean, funky eateries and a laid-back beach lifestyle sum up the world-famous Bondi. Go for a swim in an iconic ocean pool at Icebergs, sip a fruity cocktail at a beachside bar like Hotel Ravesis, learn to ride the waves with the experts at Let’s Go Surfing or peruse the Saturday farmer’s markets.
Of course, the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is a memorable way to appreciate the beauty of the area.

The picturesque 6km track is carved into sandstone cliffs and offers uninterrupted views of the ocean, passing Tamarama Beach and Bronte Beach, before finishing in beautiful Coogee.


Sydney isn’t the only global city with a Chinatown, but this one is bigger, better and boasts more than most thanks to the Chinese immigrants that started arriving in the 1800s. You can find everything here, from small specialist stores and sprawling Asian grocers to noodle bars in hidden food halls and tucked-away fine-dining restaurants. Not to mention lively markets and late-night karaoke. Must-visits include the Chinese Garden of FriendshipPaddys Markets, and foodie hotspots  Mamak and Gumshara.

Luna Park

Experience the Magic at Luna Park Sydney! Built in the 1930s, Luna Park is a harbour-side amusement park that still contains traditional midway games and rides. The Park is open year-round; and entry to the park is completely free, and the best way to experience the rides is to purchase an unlimited rides pass.