(These are independent of the conference registration and must be booked separately.)
Sydney by Kayak
Sydney by Kayak is an exclusive, small group Kayak Tour and Kayak Fitness business based in beautiful Sydney Harbour, Australia. We offer fun, group Kayak Adventures and Kayak Fitness classes, ranging from Kayak Lessons and the ever-popular Kayak Netball, to spectacular Sunrise Social Paddles (with coffee!) and Sydney Harbour Bridge tours in the Main Harbour.
Downunder Jet Thrill Ride
The 30min blast takes you on a massive hot-lap of Sydney Harbour and departs conveniently from Circular Quay. These jet boats are thrilling stunt machines and our rides are a bucket load of fun! With spins, speed, slides and fish-tails its fair dinkum one of the most extreme ways to sightsee in Sydney!
Get ready to check out some amazing Aussie icons on our adventure too, including the Sydney Opera House, Luna Park, swanky houses of the Eastern Suburbs, Shark and Clarke Islands and The Coat Hanger (Sydney Harbour Bridge!).
Walking the Rocks
There is a place where you can relax, unwind and take your time to discover it all. Where you can draw in the fresh harbour air and savour stories of a past so intriguing, it will never be forgotten. The Rocks is that place. Made by many hands, it’s a place with abundant stories to tell and a rich legacy to share. Download the free Walking the Rocks app and take a self-guided journey into the unique past of Sydney’s heritage heart.
Sydney Harbour Kayaks
Taking a Kayaking Tour with Sydney Harbour Kayaks gives you the chance to you see sights only visible from the water. Journey across harbour waters and protected coves with friends and fellow paddlers, while your guide shares stories about the area’s natural features and intriguing history. Paddling in safe and stable double sea-kayaks you can explore the sheltered harbour waterways. You will coast past beaches, cliffs, stunning houses built on impressive inclines, then, not too far along you can continue beside relatively untouched bushland. Move effortlessly across a calm glassy surface or enjoy the excitement of paddling through gently undulating waters. If the tide is high, you can even journey under a canopy of foliage from the surrounding mangrove trees.
Candid Town Photography
Candid Town Photography offers personal photography workshops in the greater Sydney area. Courses are designed for beginners and enthusiasts who wish to improve their photography skills. This is a practical and informative three hour photography walking tour with locations chosen by the participants. Street photography in the busy City of Sydney, landscape photography capturing the spectacular sights, or night photography of the magnificent skyline.
Sydney HeliCharter is a specialist helicopter company conveniently based at Sydney International Airport. Their services include corporate helicopter charter to locations in and around Sydney, helicopter platforms for aerial photography and aerial filming, and boutique scenic helicopter tours around Sydney Harbour and to destinations beyond. Their company philosophy is to supply premium helicopter services in the most professional manner, and in the safest possible way. They look forward to providing you with an outstanding helicopter flight experience.
BridgeClimb equips you to scale to the summit of the nationally-adored Sydney Harbour Bridge. With your Climb Leader as your guide, step by step you’ll ascend the arches of the Bridge and enjoy the iconic views of Sydney, situated in one of the most beautiful harbours on earth. Throughout your Climb, your Climb Leader will entertain you with stories about the history of the Bridge. From its construction, to its opening in 1932, right through to its place in day to day local celebrations.
Sydney Architecture Walks
Sydney Architecture Walks explore ideas through architecture offering an interface between in-depth architectural knowledge and the wider design-conscious community. Each route is driven by certain themes and ideas and attempts to decode Sydney whilst proposing new ways of thinking about and seeing the city. Trespassing joyfully across disciplines and genres, seek out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes.
Oz Whale Watching
Oz Whale Watching is an exhilarating half day experience combining a Sydney sights luncheon cruise with whale watching in the Pacific Ocean. Once onboard a barbecue luncheon buffet awaits, which you can enjoy whilst cruising along Sydney Harbour hearing about its history and current day activities. After passing through the magnificent cliffs at Sydney Heads you can observe whales in their natural environment whilst learning all about their characteristics and behaviour. On the return journey it’s time to sit back and relax and enjoy the ever changing moods of Sydney Harbour while enjoying a drink from the fully stocked bar.
Sydney Night Noodle Markets
4 – 21 October 2018, Hyde Park
Tribal Warrior Cultural Cruise
Cruise on Sydney Harbour and see it through the eyes of the Eora, Gadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people – the traditional owners of the foreshores. Tribal Warrior tours teach visitors more about the everyday lives, ceremonial places, customs and rituals which defined Aboriginal culture. The cruise stops at one of the islands in Sydney Harbour National Park and guests are welcomed ashore to experience authentic cultural performances incorporating traditional dance, storytelling, Didjeridu playing and boomerang throwing. Tribal Warrior cruises depart from Circular Quay.
Sydney Learning Adventures
The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Tour – this 90 minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide uncovers the authentic history of the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage within Sydney Harbour.
Barani/Barrabugu (Yesterday/Tomorrow) – Sydney’s Aboriginal Journey is a City of Sydney publication that showcases the history and culture of Aboriginal Sydney, from first contact to today’s living culture. It features stories from more than 60 sites across Sydney and describes several walks. Click here for further information.