When traveling with your family, finding places that everyone will enjoy is always a challenge. In the gorgeous city of Sydney, there are many ways that the entire family, no matter what age or interest will enjoy in these family destinations in Sydney.
Whether you delight in natural settings, enjoy art or want to enjoy outdoor, physical activities, there are endless choices that you, as well as local Aussies will enjoy. This is a truly a destination of a lifetime that you and your family will never forget.
Here are the top 10 family friendly things to do in Sydney:
Bondi Beach: Fun Family Destinations in Sydney
Despite hundreds of people, there is a calm serenity on Bondi. There is nothing more fun than sitting on the beach, with the entire family, watching the surfers at gorgeous Bondi Beach. At famous Bondi, there are a lot of gorgeous views of the ocean, with nearby restaurants for all tastes and budgets.
Easily reached by one of the many hop on, hop off bus tours from the city, Bondi is an all day destination. There are surf boards for rental as well as surfing lessons. Stay cool under the hot son with an umbrellas rental. Nearby Bondi Pavilion has a lot of activities to get out of the sun and further enjoy this trendy area. There is a lot more to do for the kids including a playground to play in. There is a grassy areas perfect for picnics.
For extra family fun, take the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk for spectacular views of the ocean and maybe stop at one of the six beaches for a quick dip in the ocean. On weekends, the locals flock to Bondi so weekdays are the most ideal time to get your ideal spot on the beach.
Adjacent to the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, Luna Park is the iconic Aussie Park where families have been visiting for over 80 years. Luna Park features many traditional fairground types of rides including an old style, traditional wooden roller coaster.
This is affordable fun to go during the day and even more fun at night with everything lit up beautifully and great views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Wild Life Sydney
Wild Life Sydney is a small well-kept zoo ideal for a shorter visit or when you are on a time crunch. This is an intimate opportunity to view and get close to the indigenous animals of Australia. Some of the animals to be seen include wombats, koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies and native birds and snakes.
There are many interactive talks by the zookeepers and everyone can get close to the animals for great photos. There is also a treetop experience where you can zipline through the tree canopy.
Taronga is stunning inside as well as looking out from this world-famous zoo. Take a ferry from Sydney and enjoy the spectacular view of the harbor as you reach the zoo. The zoo is located on a secluded island. The zoo is enormous with natural settings for the animals to roam. This is a great opportunity for children to get an education and learn about aboriginal creatures.
There are shady spots for a picnic lunch. Food is available there, or bring something tasty to enjoy. It is best to head out early in the morning when you can watch the animals move around the most. Taronga Zoo also has a cool and memorable sleep over program called Roar $ Snore. Bring your camera.
Sea Life Sydney
Convenient to Darling Harbor, Sea Life Sydney is a great way to spend a rainy day. Everything is child friendly.
The marine life is spectacular and the kids will love the underwater tunnel where they can come face to face with a shark! The colorful fish are so mesmerizing and entertaining for both kids and adults. This is such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. There are dugongs, stingrays, sea-horses, turtles, jellyfish and platypuses. The shark feeding is a kid favorite.
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Do you and the kids want to pet a koala? How about feed a kangaroo? Then Featherdale Wildlife Park is the place to visit! This is the place for the entire family to get up close and personal to a variety of animals.
This compact and impeccably clean farm has wallabies, dingoes, kangaroos, wallaroos, penguins, Tasmanian devil, and other animals, birds and reptile all native to Australia. This relaxed park is a great way for the family to chill and to get close to nature. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade.
Sydney Harbour National Park
Sydney Harbour National Park is a tourist trail for the entire family to enjoy. The walk is very easy. Great vistas, beautiful cliffs with waves crashing and even dolphins swimming. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you hear the birds and watch for whales. The old buildings including Hornby Lighthouse are available to be explored as family destinations in Sydney. There are outdoor toilets, as well as a small cafe.
The Australian museum is an interactive destination perfect for families. The kids will love the humongous dinosaur skeletons an teach display is engaging as there is sound to go with the visual exhibitions. There are many animal exhibits, as well as insect and butterfly displays, spectacular mineral displays, and an area of incredible masks from Papua New Guinea.
This natural history museum is equipped with a cafe and plenty of siting areas. Great all-day family destinations in Sydney.
Sydney Opera House: Iconic Family Destinations in Sydney
This iconic building should not be missed, no matter what your age or if you like opera. Take the guided tour and enjoy walking around this spectacular building. Afterwards, enjoy sitting at a nearby cafe to gaze at this wonder of the world. Give the kids colored pencils and paper to create their own depiction of this iconic building. This will become your most cherished souvenir.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Relish this once in a lifetime experience and take the kids and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is an incredible view of the harbour and there are so many incredible views of Sydney. The 20-minute walk is relaxed and easy for any physical level. There are cafes to sit and relish the view. This is a great acitivty to do when visiting the Sydney Opera House and the arty Rocks area.