School holidays

Highlights

For fun and adventure, Sydney is a great for a school break. The delightful temperate climate is perfect for outdoor activities year-round. You’ll discover amazing animals in zoos and aquariums, explore dinosaurs and the stars, and enjoy gorgeous beaches and enchanting national parks.

  • Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
  • Lets Go Surfing Bondi

Holiday adventures in Sydney

Schools out and Sydney is the perfect escape. You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in this beautiful harbour city, from meeting Nog and his king penguin pals to exploring galaxies and museums, riding ferries and bicycles, trying indoor skydiving, and enjoying great beaches and superb national parks.

There is whale watching from May to November and bushwalking in wonderful national parks is popular all year. A trip to the beach is always popular with the kids, and there are exhilarating walks along the beaches and headlands. World-famous Bondi Beach has plenty of kid-friendly cafes.

Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly for the little penguins at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. You can hire a bicycle from Manly Bike Tours and relax on Manly Beach. Taronga Zoo is open every day and home to the marvellous daily bird and seal shows, and say hello to Annie and her platypus friends.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Sydney

At Darling Harbour are WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, where you'll meet king penguins, sharks and Wuru and Pig, two of only five dugongs on display in the world. Kids will also love climbing aboard a submarine and a tall ship at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

During school holidays, theatres including the Sydney Opera House put on events for kids. Children as young as eight can scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney and learn of its fascinating history. For prehistoric history, the Australian Museum has dinosaurs to wow kids.

Go stargazing at the Sydney Observatory in The Rocks. In Sydney's west enjoy archery and cycling at Sydney Olympic Park and whitewater rafting for children as young as 12 at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. Be a superhero at iFLY Downunder, which has indoor skydiving for kids as young as three.

  1. Urban Jungle Adventure Park

    Urban Jungle is the ultimate adrenalin-filled attraction to hit Sydney. Located in the grounds of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Urban Jungle is one of the best high ropes Adventure Parks right in the centre...

  2. Taronga Zoo Sydney

    One of Sydney's most famous attractions, the award-winning Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Overlooking the magnificent...

  3. Powerhouse Museum

    Located in the old Ultimo Power Station building adjacent to Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum is the flagship venue of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). Its unique and diverse collection spans science,...

  4. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

    The Australian animal adventure in the heart of the City - WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.Step into an animal adventure as you journey around Australia. Walk through iconic Australian habitats and encounter some of...

  5. Monkey Mania EQ

    Monkey Mania EQ is located inside the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, a great destination for the whole family. Monkey Mania EQ includes an inflatable jumping castle, dedicated toddlers area,...

  6. Sydney Observatory

    Sydney Observatory occupies a beautiful heritage-listed sandstone building in the heart of The Rocks. Beginning with Aboriginal astronomy, take a close look at the amazing exhibitions before...

  7. TreeTop Adventure Park Sydney

    Treetop Adventure Park is a recreation activity in the tree tops, where participants slide down flying foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and enjoy many other exciting activities up to 15 metres above...

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