Top attractions for kids

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Fun and fascinating Sydney

Sydney is full of exciting and fun attractions for children: zoos and aquariums, beaches and parks, and interactive museums and amusement parks. By using Opal cards on public transport, you'll enjoy daily travel caps and the $2.50 per person Sunday cap. Take a ferry ride to Taronga Zoo for the seal show or to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary to see little penguins.

  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Manly Ferry

Children - and their parents - will love Sydney's enticing attractions including parks and beachside reserves with lots of open space to run wild in. Zoos and aquariums, museums with dinosaurs and tall ships, amusement parks and thrilling adventures like indoor skydiving are all hit favourites.

Take a ferry at Circular Quay and cross Sydney Harbour to some of the city's top attractions, such as Luna Park, an amusement park, and Taronga Zoo, where you can watch Mali, Miya and Lexi, Australian Sea-lions, the rarest seals in the world, in a daily show.

In the city centre, the Sydney Tower Eye's outdoor SKYWALK will thrill children aged eight and older with its 360-degree views. At Darling Harbour, kids can get close to furry native animals, sharks and dugongs at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Join the kids aboard a replica sailing ship or explore a submarine together at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. The Australian Museum, near Hyde Park, has lots of interactive displays for children, as well as 10 dinosaur skeletons and eight life-sized models.

In the historic Rocks is the Sydney Observatory, where children can explore the Universe in a 3D space theatre. Keep the kids active at Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney's west, where they can learn a new skill at the Archery Centre, discover trapeze through Circus Arts and swim at the Aquatic Centre.

Horseriding is popular as well. Sydney's mild climate makes its beaches great fun all year. Join learn to surf schools at ManlyBondiMaroubra and Cronulla. For family shows and festivals, check out Sydney's exciting calendar of events. Tours are an enjoyable way to explore Sydney and beyond.

  • iFLY Downunder, Penrith

    iFLY Downunder

    iFLY Downunder is Australia's first indoor skydiving facility. It's safe for kids, exciting for teens, challenging for adults and realistic for skydivers. Whether you want to be a master of the sky or want to feel what it's like to fly like a superhero, indoor skydiving is a truly exhilarating adventure.

  • Luna Park, North Sydney

    Luna Park

    The whole family will enjoy a trip to Luna Park, an amusement park on the edge of Sydney Harbour, one of the world's most beautiful natural harbours. A short ferry ride from Circular Quay to Milsons Point Wharf, Luna Park features rollercoasters, a classic Ferris wheel, carnival games, and more.

  • IMAX Theatre, Sydney

    IMAX Theatre Sydney

    The world's biggest cinema screen is in Darling Harbour. At IMAX Theatre Sydney, climb mountains with adventurers, experience the weightlessness of space alongside astronauts, and dive into the underwater world of the most exotic sea creatures. IMAX lets you feel like you're really there.

  1. Jennys Painted Pots

    Jennys Painted Pots

    Jenny's Painted Pots is a pottery painting studio for young and old alike. They cater for parties, group bookings, and casual drop in for pottery painting.

    Choose from a wide...

  2. Puppeteria Theatre Randwick

    Puppeteria Theatre Randwick

    Puppeteria Theatre is a professional puppet theatre, operated by Jeral Puppets, Australia's oldest established puppet company, featuring shows each week, and each day of the school holidays. They...

  3. Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica

    Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica

    One hundred years ago, the Anglo-Irish adventurer Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed aboard Endurance to Antarctica aiming to be the first to cross its vast interior. A support party followed on Aurora....

  4. Patrick's Friendly Tours

    Patrick's Friendly Tours

    Patrick's Friendly Tours specialise in small groups with a maximum of 12 passengers, this provides a more personalised service, as well as additional time to enjoy each location. All services are...

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