7 Family Activities in Sydney

The most populous city in Australia, Sydney attracts visitors from across the globe thanks to its iconic architecture and wealth of travel and leisure pursuits. It is one of the world’s leading vacation spots, offering everything from fine dining to luxury hotels to cultural attractions.

Family activities also abound, so here we round up the top 7 that are not to be missed.

Bondi Beach

A classic Sydney vacation spot for travelers of all ages, Bondi Beach, offers a huge expanse of sand set around the world-renowned Bondi Bay. With plentiful facilities on hand, Bondi Beach is the perfect spot for a family day out spent building sandcastles and splashing through the shallows.

Top 7 Family Activities in Sydney Bondi Beach


Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

Offering both entertainment and education, this aquarium is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family. Younger children will marvel at the array of sea creatures around them while more daring teenagers (aged 14+) and parents can try the Shark Dive Xtreme experience. Family ticket packages offer excellent value for money.

Top 7 Family Activities in Sydney Manly Sea Life Sanctuary


Luna Park

Luna Park provides a magical adventure holiday experience, packed full of rides suitable for even the tiniest of visitors. Older children will be entertained by the more adrenaline-fueled rides while little ones can enjoy the gentle rides and the park’s whimsical characters.

Top 7 Family Activities in Sydney Luna Park


Powerhouse Museum

With over 250 interactive exhibits, Powerhouse Museum will amuse everyone from cynical teenagers to small children with short attention spans. The Harry Potter exhibitions, featuring hundreds of items from the films, is sure to entertain, as will the countless other objects and exhibits in this fun-packed and funky museum.

Top 7 Family Activities in Sydney Powerhouse Museum


Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

For another underwater adventure, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium is an excellent choice for a family day out. Behind the scenes tour will keep even the most curious of children enthralled, while the Shark Reef Snorkel allows children from as young as five years old to participate in a fully immersive shark viewing experience.

Top 7 Family Activities in Sydney Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

Sydney Opera House

For a culturally diverting family experience, Sydney Opera House provides a wonderfully amusing performance entitled The Composer is Dead. Children aged seven and upward are introduced to classical music by the Sydney Youth Orchestra in a perplexing and original orchestral whodunit. Children get to meet the orchestra and solve the mystery while laughing until their sides ache in this brilliantly inspired performance.

Top 7 Family Activities in Sydney Sydney Opera House


Taronga Zoo

From lions to elephants, Taronga Zoo contains all of the animals that one would expect of a zoo of this size, providing the perfect day of entertainment for the whole family. The zoo also features some more unusual creatures, such as the Komodo dragon, platypus and pygmy hippos, while the entrance by ferry from Circular Quay further adds to its charms.

Top 7 Family Activities in Sydney Taronga Zoo

Louise Taylor

Louise is a travel writer with a passion for exploring the unknown. She loves visiting new places and has a particular interest in exploring local cuisine wherever she travels. Louise has lived in the UK and Portugal and is currently considering where to base her next adventure. Follow her travels at http://www.movingtoportugal.org/