Hi all - asking for advice here, kids, dh and I are heading to Sydney for the weekend in Feb, we have a wedding on Sun night, but will be free for most of the day on Sunday and Monday - Do you have any recommendations for ace things to do with the kids?
We live in the sticks in South Australia so we are TOTAL country bumpkins so anything will be brilliant, but am thinking of Manly or Watsons Bay ferry ride (lunch at Doyles ) maybe the Aquarium?? But really happy to take suggestions.
Oh, kids are both girls and aged 9 and 7.
I think we'll be staying in Newtown with friends or possibly in swanky central apartment if DH can swing it with his work to fund accommodation. But wherever will be reasonably central.
The zoo is fabulous - great ferry ride to get there, cable car from ferry to the zoo entrance then walk downhill back to ferry through the zoo with breathtaking harbour views. The aquarium at Darling Harbour is also great.
Not sure if appropriate for ages/type of activity but Sydney bridge climb (saw loads of kids on it - it's a walk up steps and back down rather than a climb), manly ferry like you mentioned, opera house - sorry, don't live there, just mentioning a few things did there during a 2 day visit few years back. Hope you have fun
Oh, and there was a Lynley Dodd (the Hairy Mclairy lady...can't remember if I've got the right name) exhibit at the library but not sure when it finishes. Not sure if 7 and 9 year olds are into that - I do, and my toddler likes her toy Hairy
Taronga Zoo is fantastic. There's also Luna Park which is a ferry stop between Circular Quay (opera house, botanical gardens) and Darling Harbour (aquarium, Tumbalong Park, Imax, loads of places to eat).
Instead of the bridge climb, climb the tower/pylon that is closest to circular quay. Costs $11, not so high but still amazing views and there's the history of the bridge being built. Also, the pub next to Doyle's does really good fish and chips, is more kid friendly and half the price if that's an issue. Finally, do the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. There's the toy train down at Bronte for the kids and it's brilliant. Have fun!