Fun family activities
Take a ferry across sparkling Sydney Harbour to watch Leslie the condor in the amazing Taronga Zoo bird show and visit little penguins in Manly. Enjoy a picnic lunch at world-famous Bondi Beach or in the harbourside Royal Botanic Garden. See delightful family shows at the Sydney Opera House, and discover dinosaurs at the Australian Museum.
Enjoy great family holidays in Sydney
Sydney is one of the best cities in the world for family fun, from picnics on beautiful beaches and in harbourside parks to close animal encounters in aquariums and zoos to family shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House. You can even climb aboard tall ships and sail on Sydney Harbour.
Taronga Zoo has an impressive array of wildlife and spectacular views of one of the world's great harbours, as well as popular shows and events. Meet Rex, a huge saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour. You'll be thrilled to see sharks and other marine creatures at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
An exhilarating adventure is to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. For more breathtaking panoramas of the city, as well as family dining in a revolving restaurant, ascend Sydney Tower Eye. Sydney Tower Buffet welcomes families for delicious food and great views.
At Darling Harbour you can visit one of the world's largest cinema screens at Sydney IMAX Theatre. Pose with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds or explore Darling Quarter's large free playground with water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and flying foxes.
The city’s museums are fascinating. The Australian Museum features a popular dinosaur exhibition, and children can climb aboard a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Or step back in time on a sailing ship and explore the marvellous harbour with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships.
Kids will love Sydney's wide open parks. A range of activities are available at Sydney Olympic Park including cycling and archery. An Opal Card is the best way to get around on the city's trains, ferries, buses and light rail. Enjoy the benefits of daily travel caps and a $2.50 per person Sunday cap.