Sunday around Sydney
Take the kids further afield for the day using the Family Funday Sunday travel pass. Enjoy fresh, country air close to the city, visit orchards and have a picnic with the kids.
Sydney north day trips
For $2.50 per person, your family can enjoy a fun day out with unlimited travel on Sydney's buses, trains, ferries and light rail every Sunday. There are plenty of things to do with the kids north of the city centre, all accessible by public transport. Use Family Funday Sunday's budget tickets to head to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park or eat yum cha in Chatswood.
Have a day out at Sydney's beautiful northern beaches. Take the family to Palm Beach for a surf, swim or walk along the beach and have lunch at one of the casual local cafes or fish and chips on the beach before heading back to the city. Hop off the L90 at Newport for a drink and snack at the Newport Arms Hotel, which features a family-friendly beer garden and outdoor playgrounds. Some of the peninsula's other great beaches on the L90 route are Dee Why, Narrabeen and Avalon beaches.
Manly has many diversions for family day-trippers on the beach and harbour. Follow the beachside walk to Shelley Beach, a lovely sheltered swimming spot perfect for families, take a shark tunnel tour at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary or rent a bike and cycle along the dedicated bike track to Fairy Bower.
Take the 135 bus from Manly to the Quarantine Station and book a family ghost tour if you're looking for something different, entertaining and fun to do with the kids.
1.3km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way)
If you've ever wondered what Sydney looked like before the city took over, then head to Browns Forest loop trail, in the North Sydney suburb of St Ives. I...
0.75km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way)
Go for a wander in the bush through Red Cedar loop and be rewarded with a grand finale. The scenic walking track leads you to the foot of a 48m red cedar...
For a quick nature getaway without leaving town, Wallumatta Nature Reserve, near Ryde, protects the largest remnant forest of the Sydney turpentine and ironbark forest. Only 10km from the Sydney CBD, ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wallumatta-nature-reserve
Barrenjoey Lighthouse sits at Sydney's most northern point - Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach.
Positioned 91m above sea level, the lighthouse can be reached by a couple of walks. Take the pic...
10km (one way) - 8 hour - Medium difficulty
There's no better way to experience the beauty of Marramarra than by spending the day exploring Canoelands Ridge walking track on foot. The 10km wa...