Tours for Kids
Make it easy on yourself and sign kids on a tour, they’ll listen to the guide a lot more attentively than they would if you were pointing out the landmarks. Luckily for parents, Sydney has plenty of exciting tours to entertain children, from a sleepover with creatures great and small at Taronga Zoo to tall ships on Sydney Harbour, cycling and Segway tours, and even a tour of the Universe.
A great way to explore Sydney’s many charms is on a double-decker bus. Sydney Explorer has two hop-on, hop-off bus tours with an audio channel for kids. One route takes you around the city's attractions, including WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and the other takes in Bondi Beach.
Kids love animals, so stay at Taronga Zoo for a night to make the most of its Roar and Snore package. You'll go on a 90-minute night safari and see what animals get up to after dark. They can also join in special Keeper for a Day programs that give them a taste of what it's like to work at the zoo.
Between May and November, daily whale-watching boat tours will take you to see humpbacks migrating along the spectacular Sydney coast. Youngsters can also test their sea legs on a tour of Sydney Harbour aboard a tall ship with Sydney Heritage Fleet Cruises and Sydney Harbour Tall Ships.
Manly has more than 20km of cycle paths so go cycling along the gorgeous coast with Manly Bike Tours to discover secluded beaches and discover Manly Dam where you can find one of the best mountain bike tracks in town.