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Tours for kids


Sydney Opera House tours

During the school holidays, you can take the kids on the ultimate fun day out to Australia's number one tourist attraction, the Sydney Opera House. Have an adventure together on the special kids discovery tour, go behind-the-scenes and beneath the sails, play quizzes, have lunch and get free show bags.

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Tours for kids in Sydney

Family cycling at Manly. Image James Horan

If you've exhausted all the city's attractions and are looking for even more ways to get the whole family out and about, organised Sydney tours are everywhere. Immerse the kids in Sydney's outdoor lifestyle, giving them an opportunity to explore and learn.

Cycling is the best way to explore the beautiful coastal town of Manly with Manly Bike Tours. With more than 20 kilometres of bike paths to discover, the kids can take in a variety of wildlife, pass by marine reserves and sandy beaches at their own pace or catch a ride on the back of your two-wheeler.

Swap two wheels for four on an open top double decker tour around the city or out to Bondi Beach with a CitySightSeeing tour or for a million dollar view take in the harbour from a sightseeing cruise.

The Australian Museum conducts exclusive up close and personal tours for children, offering a sneak peek at carefully preserved specimens and irreplaceable treasures, which are normally reserved for staff and researchers. Snorkel Safari Australia, based on the Cronulla Coast, provides full and half day underwater adventure tours. Trained instructors make exploring under the sea a fun and easy activity for kids.

A full calendar of events is also available at Sydney Olympic Park and Centennial Park including walking, cycle and behind-the-scenes sports-lover tours.

Darling Quarter Playground, Sydney

Playground at Darling Quarter

The playground located at the Darling Quarter features lots of fun activities where kids of all ages can let their imaginations run wild. Playing in the park is completely free. With several water games, rope climbing, swings and a big slide, the Darling Quarter playground is certainly not short on free entertainment for kids of all ages.

Giraffe enclosure - with a view, Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

Introduce the kids to animals from around the globe at Taronga Zoo Sydney in Mosman, which has a pristine harbour backdrop; it's the zoo with a view. Take a stroll around the zoo and be amazed by native Australian animals as well as international attractions, check your children into Zoo Adventures in the next school holidays or browse the events calendar and see what else is happening at Taronga Zoo.

IMAX Theatre, Sydney

IMAX Theatre

Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, the IMAX Theatre Sydney is home to one of the largest cinema screens in the world. With crystal clear images, ten times larger than the traditional cinema format the IMAX film experience draws you in with pictures so real you want to touch them.