Top 7 Kids-Friendly Attractions in Sydney

Being the most populous city in Australia and the capital of New South Wales (NSW), Sydney has something for everyone to suit their needs, temperament and interests. Other than the famous landmarks that give the city its name, Sydney has countless attractions that are both, adult and family-friendly. One can choose to visit the national zoos, wildlife parks, botanical gardens, marine life parks, museums, restaurants, observatories and more. However, what many tourists don’t know is that there is more to the city than some renowned architecture which makes it one of the liveliest of places on earth. In this blog, we will list down 7 such places that are great to visit with kids as they are informative and fun to visit.

1. Luna Park


Restored in the 1930s, Luna Park is an amusement park in Sydney with a spectacular view of the Sydney harbour. Get on the crazy rides, such as the nostalgic ferry wheels, tango train, space shuttle and the giant slides, to have the time of your life. Other than these rides, the amusement park also hosts carnivals and sideshow games, such as the Laughing Clown and Goin fishin’, where kids, as well as parents, can try their luck and win cool prizes.

2. Bondi Beach

One can’t simply travel to Sydney and not go to Bondi Beach for a day well spent! A coast that has the perfect picnic spots with aqua blue waters and pearly sand, Bondi Beach welcomes everyone with fresh water hugs. A testament to its popularity can be determined by the fact that it is visited by approximately 40,000 people on a hot day during peak vacation season. Stroll alongside the coast and walk up to Tamarama – the view from there is spectacular.

3. Taronga Zoo

This award-winning zoo houses about 4,000 animals. It houses rare and native Australian species and is one of the most popular family attractions in Sydney. Open every day of the year, the zoo has more than just animals to look at. There are many activities one can do; one can take a Sky Safari Ride – the only cable car in Sydney, and watch the Free-flight Bird Show featuring some of the most stunning bird species you will get to see in your entire life.

4. Australian National Maritime Museum

Located at the northern end of Darling Harbor, the museum promises a spectacular day for the whole family. Being an indoor/outdoor museum, it features many great artefacts such as witnessing underwater warfare on a submarine ride, big gun destroyer adventures, the fastest boat in the world and Captain Cook’s vessel of discovery, to name a few.

5. IMAX Theatre Sydney

If you are looking for the ultimate movie experience, you have got to visit the IMAX theatre located in the heart of Darling Harbor. Screening crystal clear images, it is the world’s largest screening cinema. A wide range of stunning movies in different formats, such as 2D and 3D, are played regularly to cater to every movie lover’s needs. Other than that, kids can also have a great time climbing the highest peaks of the world via simulations and experience what it would feel like to be in space alongside astronauts. What more could one want?

6. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Located in the heart of Sydney, The Royal Botanical Garden was opened in 1816 and is known as the oldest scientific Australian institution. Surround yourself with the most exotic of flowers and plants in the botanical garden which is open 365 days a year and has no entrance fee.

7. Cape Solander

How can one forget to go whale watching when visiting Sydney? It is one of those attractions which most tourists come to visit from far and wide. Known to be one of the most remarkable whale-watching spots in the world, Cape Solander offers beautiful sights of humpback whales as they migrate to the warmer areas during the winters. It is surely a sight your kids will love. Sometimes, the whales can also be watched from close by, as close as 200 m away from the coast, without having to ride a ferry boat.

Article submitted by the creative team behind Sydney Princess Cruises.