Jhappi Time in Family-friendly Sydney


Sydney's a great city for kids with plenty of things to see and do for all ages. Take your pick from cycling tours, visiting wildlife parks and aquariums to climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Family-friendly Sydney

Family, Manly Beach, Sydney Credit: James Horan

Sydney is packed with kid-friendly things to do that will keep the whole family entertained. The good news is that most of them are close to the city centre and easily accessible by public transport.

There are plenty of places to see Australia's native wildlife close to the city centre. Catch a ferry to famous Taronga Zoo which has spectacular harbour and city views or wander around Darling Harbour to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Manly is home to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary where you can view Australia's colourful marine life and see Sydney's little penguins in the wild.

Sydney is home to some excellent interactive exhibits for all ages. The Powerhouse Museum at Darling Harbour has more than 250 fun-packed exhibits that feature an assembly of technical, scientific and industrial wizardry while the Australian Museum has a kids' program and a dedicated area for under-fives. Learn a little about Australia's colonial past at Hyde Park Barracks, home to convict men and boys from 1819 to 1848.

Cricket plays a big part in Australia's sporting history and cricket fans will love getting inside the famous Sydney Cricket Ground with the SCG Tour Experience. A short train ride away, an interactive tour at Sydney Olympic Park allows you to follow in the footsteps of Olympic Champions. See more sporting heroes at Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour in waxed perfection.

Don't miss activities in Sydney include a BridgeClimb , a visit to the top of Sydney Tower Eye and a spin on the ferris wheel at harbourside Luna Park.