Keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays can be tricky business, so we thought we’ll give you a helping hand. Sure, you can go to the Sydney Opera House – culture, sophistication and, well, pretty much everyone else who had the same idea. If you’re up for a more daring adventure, there are plenty of things to do in Sydney that will let you experience fun on a whole new level.
Check out this year’s top picks or view the summer holidays adventure guide here.
An outdoor quad biking adventure
If you’re looking for some serious family fun then quad biking will give you an equal mix of thrill and adventure. With a purpose-built quad biking circuit with challenging turns & long straights, you can rip through the mud whilst exploring over 3,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness. Choose from Eastern Creek, Glenworth Valley or Port Stephens.
Visit Sydney’s Taronga Zoo
Koala’s, Elephants, Lions and Giraffes are waiting for you at Taronga Zoo. Experience Australia’s amazing wildlife and learn all about the animals with free talks and shows throughout the day (the seal show is a must-see!) Jump on the ferry and enjoy the cruise to the zoo, explore new heights in the Sky Safari Cable Car and witness the best views Sydney has to offer. This one will have the whole family smiling during the school holidays.
Experience Sydney Harbour by Jet Boat
A fun thrill ride for the whole family and a unique way to experience Sydney Harbour. Hold on tight to the jet boat as your skipper unleashes the surging power of two engines, imagine awesome fishtails, 270-degree spins and sea salt spraying in your face. Ride past landmarks such as Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park, Fort Denison, Shark Island and Watsons Bay whilst enjoying a light-hearted Aussie commentary.
Visit Sea Life
Come on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Face your fears on Shark Walk and along the way, you'll encounter some of the world's most incredible animals unique to each habitat, including dugongs, huge sharks, massive stingrays, turtles, penguins, sea jellies thousands of tropical fish and much, much more.
One for the parents to enjoy
Fresh air, fine wine tasting, gourmet cheese platter and horse riding! All in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Australia is renowned for its stunning scenery, active outdoors lifestyle and wine - now you can have all three in one fantastic experience. Saddle up and enjoy.