Get an upper body work out, relax and enjoy the scenery, and get some fresh air and sunshine all at the same time.

You can do a 4 hour guided tour - the guide will give you a safety briefing and have you out on the water in no time. The benefit of doing the guided tour is that you are more likely to discover the hidden gems - the secluded beaches, and the concealed coves. The guides also know where you are more likely to see schools of fish, exotic birdlife and even the occasional seal, depending on the time of year. A substantial morning tea is provided in this tour, which is enjoyed in one of the idyllic locations. Runs Saturdays and Sundays. $99 pp. Departs Mosman, Sydney Harbour.

For those wanting a similar experience without the price tag, you can do a DIY version by hiring a kayak from Sydney Harbour Kayaks near the spit bridge. There is parking available, but it is metered.