- Destination NSW
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.

Family Friendly Tours

Just because you're travelling to Sydney with a family doesn't mean you should miss out on the best the city has to offer. In fact, some activities in Sydney are designed to be experienced with large groups, like whale watching tours, harbour cruises and the best food tours in Sydney. So bring the kids, aunties, uncles, and grandparents to experience the best family tours that Sydney has to offer.

Sydney is a city with a strong bond to the water. Whether it be a trip to one of our numerous golden beaches, or a ride along the Parramatta or Hawkesbury Rivers, taking a family-friendly tour of Sydney's famous water spots is a must! Tour guides can provide information such as the best secret beaches of Sydney, or the best places to spot migrating whales from the water's edge, so that the family fun need not end once the tour is over.

For the more active families, there are a number of tours that tap into a sense of competition and will entertain adults and children alike. With options such as kayaking on the harbour, using stand-up paddle boats to explore secret coves, and numerous quality bushwalking tracks, families can let Sydney's energy seep into them as they explore the best city in the world.

Australia's unique flora and fauna are major draw-cards for Sydney. Who can pass up a photo opportunity with the cute and cuddly koalas or the inquisitive wallabies? There are hop-on and hop-off tours that allow you to take in the best family attractions in Sydney, including Taronga Zoo and Sydney Aquarium. For those looking to travel a little further beyond the city, the exquisite bushland of the Blue Mountains is the perfect place to picnic and spot native wildlife in their natural habitat.

The city of Sydney is as diverse as the people that call it home, and travellers would do well to venture beyond the CBD in order to experience some amazing experiences. Heading out west, the areas of Strathfield, Parramatta and Bankstown are home to some of Sydney's vibrant Asian communities. The best way to experience this mass of cultures and histories is to join with your family over a meal – with noodles, sweet foods and savouries to sate every appetite.

  1. Tobruk Sheep Station

    Tobruk Sheep Station

    Tobruk Sheep Station is an authentic working farm just over an hour from the Sydney Central Business District, providing an Outback Show, farm stay, event venue and mobile shows enjoyable for all ages...

  2. Rocks Tour

    Rocks Tour

    Sydney 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip reaches Sydney with the First Fleet. 1,350 convicts, seamen and settlers arrived at their new home. Sydney Cove and The Rocks bear witness of the beginnings of this...

  3. Shanghai to Saigon

    Shanghai to Saigon

    Want to know more about your noodle? The difference between bok choy and choi sum? Do you want to familiarise yourself with Asian cooking essentials? Then jump on-board the Bankstown Orient Express! Y...

  4. Lunch Cruise

    Lunch Cruise

    Take a leisurely 2.5 hour cruise on the Nepean River into the Nepean Gorge and Blue Mountains National Park, enjoying a delicious two course buffet lunch including dessert and tea or coffee....

  5. Sunset Dinner Cruise

    Sunset Dinner Cruise

    Enjoy a three hour sunset dinner cruise aboard the TSMV Gunnamatta exploring the beautiful waterways of Port Hacking, one of Sydney's most pristine waterways. Hear about the early explorers of the...

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