As the most populated city in Australia, Sydney stands out at a premier place to take children on an adventure in this isolated nation. With both urban attractions and places to visit that are uniquely Australian, this capital of New South Wales never fails to entertain the entire family.
Sydney Tower Eye
The Sydney Tower Eye highlights the Sydney skyline and allows visitors a panoramic view of this amazing Australian city. At a height of nearly a thousand feet, the Sydney Tower boasts three observation decks, restaurants and cafes to entice families. The Skywalk allows you to walk across a glass walkway and look at Sydney in an unparalleled way as experienced guides take you across the platform. The circular observation deck gives delighted children an opportunity to watch the city from all angles.
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Children who love animals will love a day spent at the Featherdale Wildlife Park. An opportunity for a photo with a young koala never disappoints, nor does a chance to visit with wallabies. Watch as crocodiles circle their enclosures, penguins poke around their homes and dingos greet eager visitors.
Enjoy a picnic on the hill before walking through the Reptile Pavilion and the Featherdale Farmyard. Eager kids will want a trip through the souvenir shop for the perfect reminder of their trip to this amazing animal sanctuary. With a focus on educating and conserving local Australian wildlife, the Featherdale Wildlife Park provides all-day visits with the outback’s most beloved animals.
This Sydney establishment hosts exhibition teaching about technology, computers, transportation and science. A diverse museum, the Powerhouse opened its doors in 1879, and some of the original exhibits still exist today. One of the most notable exhibits is Locomotive No. 1, which is a homage to the first steam engine in Australia. The “Star Wars” exhibition is perennially popular with young museum-goers, and displays props and costumes from many of the movies. An exhibit of Princess Diana’s jewels will interest the adults.
Located on the north shore of Sydney Harbor, Luna Park is an amusement park that will thrill the whole family. Sectioned into different worlds, Luna Park boasts a giant Ferris wheel, roller coasters and carousels to distract children while parents can stroll through the many tents that house exhibits. Denoted by its large, smiling face, Luna Park and its many thoroughfares will entertain a family for hours with its rides and visual pleasures.
Not far from the city center sits Darling Harbor, andthis is jam-packed with fun for the family. On a day too hot for outdoor activity, take respite in the IMAX theatre and learn about indigenous species of Australia. Alternatively, visit the aquarium to visit these creatures in person, as children’s concept of the native species takes hold in their imaginations. On cooler nights, the whole family can play a round of mini golf at The Nine Holer or sail around on a paddleboat in the harbor. With no end of entertainment and its healthy share of restaurants for the family to enjoy, Darling Harbor serves up endless entertainment year round.