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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Sydney City

  • Sydney Festival in Hyde Park
  • Manly Sea Life Sanctuary


Adventure in Darling Harbour

Step into an Australian animal adventure in the heart of the city at WILD LIFE Sydney at Aquarium Wharf in Darling Harbour. It's just one of the great attractions that you can visit on Sundays with the kids using public transport at special rates. Darling Harbour is easy to get to by bus, ferry, light rail and, of course, on foot.

Must Do

MCA Cafe at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

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.

All roads, railway lines and waterways lead to Sydney. So jump on a bus, ferry, train or light-rail using the Family Funday Sunday pass and you'll find getting to  Sydney's top attractions a whole lot more affordable. Head into the city and take the kids exploring the maze of sandstone lanes and rock-hewn steps in the city's historic Rocks and Walsh Bay area.

Jump on a ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. There's always a lot going on with buskers entertaining the crowds, plenty of shops to browse and places to eat. Visit nearby SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, featuring a number of habitats, 60 tanks and three oceanariums set in the heart of Sydney on Darling Harbour. On the north side of the harbour is Luna Park, Sydney's original ride-filled funfair, accessible by ferry from Circular Quay.

Another great harbour attraction that you can only get to by ferry is Cockatoo Island. Ferries to Parramatta and Balmain stop at Cockatoo Island and take about 15-20 minutes from Circular Quay. On Cockatoo Island, do the self-guided audio tour, take a picnic, the makings of a BBQ lunch (there are coin operated BBQs on site) or order from the Muster Station cafe. You can even play tennis, on what's arguably Sydney's most spectacularly-sited tennis court, or stay overnight in a luxury tent.