This day in wonderful Sydney, Australia mixes exotic attractions with local culture and history. Enjoy the iconic Sydney Opera House, a wonderful zoo and the unique experience of an urban adventure set high above the city. This day has it all: from active pursuits to great educational fun.
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 7 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Bradley’s Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Phone: (02) 9969-2777
Hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $46, Children – $23
The whole family will have a wild time at the Taronga Zoo. This 52-acre zoo is home to over 4,000 amazing animals from over 350 species, many of which are threatened. The exhibits are divided into eight zoogeographic regions. The Wild Australia exhibit features several native animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, and many other exotic creatures. Watch playful seals and sea lions swim around in the Great Southern Oceans exhibit. Serpentaria exhibit houses fascinating crocodiles, snakes, turtles and frogs. Giraffes tower above the trees and other animals in the African Waterhole exhibit. There are over 20 exciting animal shows, feedings and lectures daily by knowledgeable zoo keepers. Make sure to check the Daily Timetable for the times of activities. Download the free audio tour app which features 33 audio tracks and interactive maps showing animal exhibits. Taronga Zoo is one spot you won’t want to miss!
Address: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, New South Wales, Australia
Phone: (02) 9905-2559
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: $35 per person
This high ropes adventure park is located on the grounds of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. This park allows children to do what they do best: climb, explore and challenge themselves, all in a safe environment. There are five courses varying in length, height and difficulty, making this park perfect for all ages and skill levels. There are over 50 aerial activities, the highest being 20 feet high. No special skill is required to participate at Urban Jungle. A knowledgeable instructor will go over all safety procedures and do a practice climb before entering the course. Everyone helps and encourages one another throughout the course, making this park a perfect family bonding experience.
Address: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW, Australia
Phone: (02) 9250-7111
Admission: Prices vary depending on performance
Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive buildings in the world. The structure has a series of large triangular concrete “shells”, making this building stand out in the Sydney skyline. Hosting over 1,500 performances each year, Sydney Opera House is one of the busiest and most famous performing arts centers in the world. There are seven theaters within the house. The Concert Hall is the largest of the theaters and is home of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and used by several other concert presenters. Concert Hall is home to the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ, the largest mechanical tracker action organ in the world. With over 40 shows a week, there is a performance for everyone to enjoy. Explore the current shows for children on their website. Enjoy delicious food and drinks at one of the restaurants and purchase unique gifts and souvenirs at the Sydney Opera House Shop.