Best ways to spend time in Sydney Australia when traveling with children

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If you are visiting Sydney, New South Wales in Australia and you’re traveling with children, then I’m sure you’re going to want to find activities you can do with your kids that will interest them.  Well, here at Green Vacation Deals, we’ve got you covered; just look through our list of 20 activities and you’re sure to find something to do with your children that you will all enjoy!

  1. Luna Park: The Luna Park amusement park has been entertaining children on the Sydney Harbour since 1935.  You can buy a Luna Park Sydney Value Pass here, which will give you access to the park’s 23 rides plus you’ll be able to enjoy your choice of 3 sideshow games.
  2. Sydney Taronga Zoo: Animal attractions are great because people can be fascinated by animals no matter what your age is!  Taronga Zoo is home to thousands of animals, like the kangaroo, koala, platypus, giraffes, etc. The zoo itself is gorgeous, with amazing views of Sydney Harbour & the skyline.  Green Vacation Deals readers can save money on tickets by buying tickets here.
  3. WILD LIFE Sydney: Here’s another great place to see Australian animals, like koalas, kangaroos, birds, and large crocodiles.  There is even a 2-story butterfly interactive exhibit and a lush rainforest canopy. Green Vacation Deals readers can save money on tickets by buying tickets here.
  4. Blue Mountains Wildlife Day Tour with River Cruise: Here’s an adventurous way to come face-to-face with Australian wildlife and see the beauty of nature.  You get to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can get a great selfie with a koala or you can hand-feed kangaroos. You’ll also get to see native animals & plants in the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.  You’ll take a stunning river cruise along the Parramatta River.  You’ll even get to ride the steepest railway in the world and stroll through a temperate rainforest.  You can get discounted tickets by clicking on this link.
  5. Featherdale Wildlife Park: If you just want to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, then you can book admission here, and you’ll be able to hand-feed kangaroos and emus, see venomous snakes & pythons, learn from keeper talks, etc.
  6. Wildlife in the Wild Excursion: Take a trip from Sydney to the Southern Highland in this Boutique Tours Australia excursion.  You’ll be able to see platypus, kangaroos, emus, koalas, and wombats here and you’ll be able to enjoy the serenity of acres of farmland, isolated valleys, and the real Australian native bushland.
  7. Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park: About an hour from Sydney is the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.  Walkabout Park is a real working wildlife sanctuary where you can see animals that have been rescued.  You can enjoy animal encounters or walkabout tours where you can visit the Aboriginal sites.  It’s a great way to see animals and learn a lot.  You can buy a ticket here.
  8. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: Here’s another great activity for animal lovers (especially marine animal lovers) – SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium!  This is a fun place to go that my family always loves visiting.  You can enjoy sharks, stingrays, big-bellied seahorses and even a colony of endangered Little Penguins (you can even enjoy the penguins in a ride-through experience!).  You can get discounted tickets by clicking here.
  9. Madame Tussauds Sydney: Kids will enjoy seeing lifelike celebrities of their favorite celebrities, like Taylor Swift & Chris Hemsworth, or their favorite superheroes, like the Justice League, at this world-famous museum.  Green Vacation Deals readers can buy low priced tickets here.
  10. Sydney Harbour Pirate Cruise Experience: You can come dressed as a pirate on this kid-friendly cruise on the Sydney Harbour.  Your family can join Captain Pineapple and his crew onboard a real pirate ship.  This is a fun, entertaining, family-friendly event your kids will enjoy, especially if they like pirates.  You can buy a low-price ticket here.
  11. Sydney Tower Eye: A great way to see Sydney is from up high, and you can do just that 1,101 feet Sydney Tower Eve (the tallest structure in Sydney).  If you buy this ticket you can also enjoy a 4-D movie that takes you through Sydney’s most famous landmarks, which is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy.
  12. Sydney Hot Air Balloon Flight: Want another way to get a view of Sydney from far up?  How about an aerial view with a hot air balloon ride?  The ride will be exciting enough to entertain kids while you’ll be able to appreciate the beauty of Sydney.  Book this by clicking here.
  13. Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane: Another way to see Sydney with an aerial view is aboard a historic seaplane reminiscent of what you might have seen in Australia in the 1930s and 1940s.  You’ll get a great aerial view of famous beaches (Manly, Whale Beach and Dee Why) plus Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pittwater, and Sydney Opera House.  You’ll also get great commentary.  Click here to book your admission through a Green Vacation Deals special rate.
  14. Port Stephens Dolphin Watching & Sandboarding Tour: Cross the Sydney Bridge to Port Stephens to have an awesome day your children will love (you can get a discounted ticket for this here).  Your day will include seeing koalas and crocodiles at the Australian Reptile Park, riding a 4-wheel-drive vehicle and sandboarding at the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes.
  15. Australian Reptile Park: If the reptile part was your favorite thing about the last attraction, then you could consider booking a visit to just the Australian Reptile Park (you can do so by clicking here).  Enjoy seeing koalas, giant Galapagos tortoises, echidnas, komodo dragons, wombats, dingos, cassowaries, Australian crocodiles, cockatoos, kookaburras, and Tasmanian devils.
  16. TreeTops Sydney – The Hills Adventure Park: Enjoy the bush country of Cumberland State Forest in this amazing wilderness course. There are more than 100 elevated obstacles including rope ladders, swinging bridges, ziplines, tunnels, and cargo nets.  You can get a low price ticket here.
  17. Private Bondi Beach Surf Lesson: Learn to surf as a family with private surf lessons at Bondi Beach.  A great fun activity if you or your family has ever wanted to learn to surf or get better at surfing.  You can book a private lesson by clicking here.
  18. Thunder Twist Jet Boat Ride: Do your children find city tours boring?  Well, they may feel differently about seeing historic Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House if they were whizzing past it in a 30-minute jet boat ride!  The Thunder Twist Jet Boat Ride is available at a discounted rate if you click here.
  19. City Sights with Bondi Beach Afternoon Tour: Now if your children don’t enjoy city tours but you still want to take them, consider booking the City Sights with Bondi Beach Afternoon Tour.  This way, you’ll be able to take in the city sights but you’ll also get to visit Bondi Beach, too, which should be more fun for your child.  You can buy a discounted admission for this tour here.
  20. Australian Museum: Even if your kids don’t normally flock to museums, there is a lot of fun exhibits & things here that can be entertaining to kids.   Many Australia animals are brought to life in a realistic setting.  You can see realistic specimens of the top 10 venomous snakes of Australia.  There’s a Dinosaurs exhibition that has giant skeletons, life-sized models, and realistic animations.  And you can get an affordable ticket to the museum by clicking here.


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If you're visiting Sydney, New South Wales in Australia & traveling with children, then check out the 20 best kid-friendly activities in Sydney. Learn about wildlife parks, aquarium, zoo, Tower Eye, hot air balloon & sea plane rides, Luna Park amusement park, dolphin watching, ziplining, surfing lessons, dinosaur exhibit, etc.