Sydney is a playground of delights for children young and old, offering a world of wonder to those who are fortunate enough to visit its eastern coast. With plenty of fun activities for everyone to enjoy, your family holiday in Sydney is guaranteed to leave you with everlasting memories. Here’s a list of many intriguing Sydney attractions for kids and adults alike.
Manly is home to one of Australia’s most iconic beaches and hosts the Australian Open of Surfing each February. Grab some grub in one of the many beachside cafés or pack a picnic lunch to prepare for a day of strolling and splashing. This sunny oasis is only a half-hour ferry ride away from Circular Quay.
This thrilling stop is one of the essential Sydney attractions for kids. Located at Milsons Point, this amusement park has all the best rides for the entire family, breathtaking views of the harbour and a rich history. An unlimited rides pass starts at $22.
Who doesn’t love a trip to the movies? Located at Darling Harbour, this modern theatre is home to the world’s largest IMAX screen. Every weekend for 10am and 11am sessions, kids watch for free with every full paying adult, so take the bubs and treat the whole family to a film experience like no other.
Sydney’s multimillion dollar water park will leave you awestruck! Located in Prospect, less than an hour from the centre of Sydney, Wet‘n’Wild offers dozens of rides and attractions for big and small kids (and adults, of course!). If everyone is taller than 120cm, try the SkyCoaster as a family for an unforgettable experience.
Travel secret: If visiting Wet‘n’Wild, make sure to check out the 150m surf pool and 70m wave pool, aimed to create a beach feel with high waves. Surf’s up!
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
For a day that’s every bit as educational as it is captivating, take your gang to Darling Harbour’s premier aquarium. Regardless of age, everyone will find joy in activities such as snorkelling, feeding the sharks or a behind-the scenes tour that includes a chance to feed stingrays and other fascinating sea creatures. Tickets are available on-site or online and children three and under enter free.