The Best Activities For Kids in Sydney

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Aug 11, 2015

by ELLIE SCHNEIDER, Writer

Stuck for things to do with your kids? There's plenty of fun and excitement to be had in Sydney.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is home to more than 13,000 animals across 700 different species, including the world’s largest variety of sharks and rays. Kids will love exploring Shark Valley, Mangrove Swamps and the Discovery Rockpool or riding the Glass Bottom Boat.

Catch the Ferry to Watsons Bay

Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay, where blissful beaches and stunning views await. As Australia’s oldest fishing village, Watsons Bay continues to attract seafood lovers and is home to the iconic Doyles on the Beach.

Luna Park Sydney

Luna Park is a restored 1930s amusement park which not only boasts the best rides in Sydney but also has incredible views of Sydney Harbour. Kids will love the traditional carousel and beautifully refurbished funhouse, Coney Island.

Australian Museum

At the Australian Museum, there’s an abundance of fun, educational events for kids and the popular Dinosaurs exhibition features ten complete dinosaur skeletons, including a 228-million-year-old Eoraptor. Keep your eyes peeled for displays of dangerous Australian animals like funnel-web spiders and tiger snakes. 

Taronga Zoo

Spanning 21 hectares, the zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals, including native little penguins, koalas, the southern hairy-nosed wombat and the Tasmanian devil. One of Taronga Zoo’s most popular events is “Roar and Snore”, an on-site sleepover at the zoo in luxury safari-style tents.

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