This list of family tours in Sydney could go on and on. We won’t make an endless list. Instead, we have chosen 10 astounding family tours in Sydney. Grab the kids and head out to enjoy the sites!
Visit the Sydney Chocolate School. The children will enjoy the magic of creating their own chocolates. This experience starts with a brief history of chocolate. From there it’s learning what the difference is between the compound and couverture chocolate. You’ll be given a special box to take your goodies home, although they may not make it!
There are two seasons for watching humpback whales: May to August and then in the summer. Winter is when you will see more whales through thrilling whale-watching opportunities.
Humpback whales may not be the only ones giving you a show, as there may be orcas and minke whales too. Make certain you have binoculars and a camera and head to a lookout for Sydney whale-watching opportunities.
The setting at Taronga Zoo is perfect. It is natural bushland situated on Sydney Harbour. There are a wide variety of animals from all around the world. There are also plenty of presentations about animals. Taronga Zoo is about twelve minutes from Circular Quay. Hop on a ferry to get there and enjoy the views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge along the way.
This is a lively harbourside area that is only about ten minutes from the ferry. All of the family will enjoy being here as there is plenty of free and paid entertainment. Darling Harbour has a great playground.
The playground has swings, climbing ropes, and slides. There is also a carousel! The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, the Wildlife Park and IMAX theatre are also here to enjoy. Food is always within reach with the many restaurants, a food court and cafes that are overlooking Cockle Bay and the playground.
The smiling face is the iconic symbol of the city. The tagline is “Just For Fun,” and Luna Park does not disappoint. The kids will enjoy the big slides in Coney Island, mounting and riding the wild mouse and bumping into each other on the dodgem cars. There is also a Ferris wheel.
To get here it is
only a ferry ride from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
The island is named for the cockatoos that used to inhabit the island. This island has quite the history from being a prison to a reformatory to being a place for shipyards. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is a 45-minute Convict History Tour where you and the children will learn of the convict prison between 1839 and 1869.
The ruins are
available to be explored and there is a map for the children to read and
explore. You could also camp and sleep overnight here.
Learn to surf at Bondi Beach
Ride the waves! Teens will enjoy learning to surf. Beginners are welcomed as the surf is not wild. Family tours in Sydney aren’t complete without a trip to this world-famous beach.
Chinese Gardens of Friendship
Going here is
like visiting a secret garden. There is a self-guided map where you can learn
about the zodiac statues in the gardens. Afterwards, enjoy tea at the Teahouse.
This is not the typical boring museum. This is an interactive museum that encourages a hands-on approach. There is always a new exhibit to enjoy along with the permanent exhibitions. There is experimentation with light and electricity, the age of steam travel and more. Children that are 16 years of age and younger get in for free.
High Tea at Langham Hotel
Have High Tea at the Langham Hotel; it’s a treat. Indulge in the places known for the traditional Afternoon Tea from London. There is plenty to snack on from sandwiches to cakes, pastries, tarts and scones. Gluten-free options are also available.
Go to the top of Sydney Tower
The children are going to enjoy getting to the top of Sydney Tower. This is the city’s tallest free-standing structure. You can enjoy the observation deck while above. For an extra cost you can take the Sky Walk, which is over 200 meters above the city streets. You can look down through the glass floor.