Sydney is the perfect place to spend the school holidays. You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in the beautiful harbour city, from meeting the king and gentoo penguins at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium to cycling and hiking in national parks.
From May to November you can see whales, as they make their annual migration along the coastline. 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, where you can hire a bicycle from Manly Bike Tours and relax on Manly Beach. Taronga Zoo is open every day and is home to over 4000 animals as well as the new sky high adventure course, Wild Ropes.
At Darling Harbour are WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, where you'll see sharks, eagle rays and Pig, the only dugong on display in Australia. Kids will also love climbing aboard a submarine and a tall ship at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Children as young as eight can scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney and learn of its fascinating history. For prehistoric history, visit the dinosaur exhibition and Homo floresiensis display at the Australian Museum.
Enjoy archery and cycling at Sydney Olympic Park and ride quad bikes with the Quad Bike King at the Sydney Dragway. In Penrith go white-water rafting at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium or zip-lining at Tree Tops Western Sydney.