Located in the old Ultimo Power Station building adjacent to Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum is the flagship venue of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). Its unique and diverse collection spans science,...
For fun and adventure, Sydney is a great for a school break. The delightful temperate climate is perfect for outdoor activities year-round. You’ll discover amazing animals in zoos and aquariums, explore dinosaurs and the stars, and enjoy gorgeous beaches and enchanting national parks.
Holiday adventures in Sydney
Schools out and Sydney is the perfect escape. You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in this beautiful harbour city, from meeting Nog and his king penguin pals to exploring galaxies and museums, riding ferries and bicycles, trying indoor skydiving, and enjoying great beaches and superb national parks.
There is whale watching from May to November and bushwalking in wonderful national parks is popular all year. A trip to the beach is always popular with the kids, and there are exhilarating walks along the beaches and headlands. World-famous Bondi Beach has plenty of kid-friendly cafes.
Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly for the little penguins at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. You can hire a bicycle from Manly Bike Tours and relax on Manly Beach. Taronga Zoo is open every day and home to the marvellous daily bird and seal shows, and say hello to Annie and her platypus friends.
At Darling Harbour are WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, where you'll meet king penguins, sharks and Wuru and Pig, two of only five dugongs on display in the world. Kids will also love climbing aboard a submarine and a tall ship at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
During school holidays, theatres including the Sydney Opera House put on events for kids. Children as young as eight can scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney and learn of its fascinating history. For prehistoric history, the Australian Museum has dinosaurs to wow kids.
Go stargazing at the Sydney Observatory in The Rocks. In Sydney's west enjoy archery and cycling at Sydney Olympic Park and whitewater rafting for children as young as 12 at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. Be a superhero at iFLY Downunder, which has indoor skydiving for kids as young as three.