Kid-friendly Activities to Fall in Love With Sydney, Australia
Sydney is Australia’s biggest city and is jam-packed with exciting activities that entertain, educate and keep all the kids (big and little) in the family happy for hours. This is why Sydney is a great holiday destination for you and your family. Keep reading to find out what you could be doing on your next vacation. Please note that all prices are displayed in Australian Dollars.
An absolute must while in Sydney is spending the day at Taronga Zoo. It’s a fun day, from start to finish, with lots of animal spotting in between marvelous free shows and talks from experienced zookeepers! Your day starts, with an exciting 12-minute ferry from Circular Quay. If you are lucky you may see a dolphin. Whilst at the zoo enjoy a stroll around the park and don’t miss the native animal exhibits, for example, the Kangaroos, Koalas, Tasmanian Devil, Australian Sea Lions, and Wombats.
Add some additional adventure with tickets to the rope courses, which have been created to challenge kids in new, fun and dynamic ways. There are multiple courses to suit all ages of child, so the youngsters are separated from the teenagers.
Park Tickets: Adults $47, Children (4-15 years) $27 and Infant (Under 4) FREE. Get 20% discount online.
Sydney Harbor Bridge
After 9 years of construction, walking the Sydney Harbor Bridge is one activity to cross off you Sydney Bucket List. Although it opened in 1932, it is still a wondrous piece of architecture to admire along the 2km path, plus it provides all that walk across a great view of the city.
To maximize the experience, you can do the BridgeClimb. Climbs vary depending on how high you wish to walk and what time of day you depart. The cheapest climb is during the day and lasts 1.5 hours and includes walking the inner arch of the bridge, great for those afraid of heights.
Price: $188 for adults and $158 for children (8 to 15 years).
Walk from Coogee to Bondi
This 6km walk is a popular and well laid out public path that will have you overwhelmed by the natural beauty of Australia’s coastline. It can be walked to or from the world-famous Bondi Beach. There is a 45-minute bus to Bondi from Circular Quay.
Along the way you can experience the gorgeous hunky beach bods of the surfing natives as you pass many outdoor gyms. Plus, you’ll never forget the stunning ocean views, and for the kids, they will enjoy watching people in the skate parks.
It’s a good idea to take a few snacks, so you can walk at a good pace, see everything and also sit for a while, without the need to rush off and find a place to eat.
Surf Lesson at Bondi Beach
In North Bondi, you can sign up for a 1.5-hour surfing class, great for the whole family to learn. Although, best for those 7 years and over. Classes cost around $50 per person and include the surfboard, wetsuit, and instructor. You’ll have 20-40 minutes of instruction and practice on the beach before heading into the ocean. It is honestly, a huge amount of fun especially when done together as a family. In fact, after one class you’ll probably want another class the next day.
Alternatively, you can hire boards from multiple ventures along Bondi Beach, they range from $10-$20 per hour.
The Blue Mountains
If you have the time, escape the city for a day or two to explore the enchanting Blue Mountains. There are tours you can book onto, but it is equally as good to take the train or hire a car to Katoomba, as it is only a 1.5-hour drive. In the Blue Mountains, you can adventure down bush-walks, visit the cultural center and discover the enormous waterfalls along the hiking trails. As well as the famous Three Sisters!
Royal Botanic Gardens
The final place to visit in Sydney is the Royal Botanical Gardens. Not only is it full of bright colorful native plants and flowers but also sweet-smelling delights from all around the world. They are also plenty of large green lawns for the kids to play on, plus a tasty café serving food and drinks.
These eclectic activities will have the whole family falling in love with Sydney.