We created a day in exciting Sydney, Australia that combines Natural History, Science and Animal Life into one amazing experience. Explore everything from life on the Great BArrier Reef to Aboriginal Culture and more as you tour the largest city in Australia with children of any age.
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 4 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.
Explore the colorful underwater Australian world at theSea Life Sydney Aquarium. With over 650 species represented by more than 6,000 individual fish and other sea creatures, this aquarium houses a large variety of Australian marine life. Discover Australia’s freshwater animals including the interesting egg-laying platypus at theStreams and Billabongs exhibit. The tropicalBay of Rays exhibit houses a very colorful combination of Australian rays, many of which are threatened or endangered. Visitors will be amazed at the aquarium’sGreat Barrier Reef exhibit, the largest in the world. Children will have fun touching giant clams, hermit crabs and shark eggs at theRockpool. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is a must-see when visiting this beautiful city.
Address: Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Cool off in one of the many swimming spots or explore the bushwalk tracks atSydney Harbour National Park. This national park protects a number of islands aroundSydney Harbour. View unique Australian wildlife in the bushlands or explore the park’s fascinating history through military fortifications,Aboriginal sites and a historic lighthouse. The park’s staggering coastline creates several amazing natural lookouts. When visiting the park during the winter months, make sure to keep an eye out for whales on their annual migration north. This park a perfect way for the whole family to enjoy Australia’s great outdoors.
Address: 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $15, Children – $8
Enter the fascinating world of science at thePowerhouse Museum. This interesting museum houses several unique exhibits including theBoulton and Watt steam engine, the oldest operational rotative steam engine in the world. Witness science in action at theExperimentations exhibit where you will explore the principles of electricity, gravity, magnetism and motion. Learn about the lives of astronauts in space and even experience the illusion of weightlessness at theSpace exhibit. TheInterface exhibit shows how information technology transformed from functional machines to must-have accessories. Children will enjoy the interactive exhibits made specially for them. Check out thechildren events page for the current events occurring at the museum. This museum will amaze visitors of all ages.