Sydney is a vibrant city with lots of things to do with kids. It was not difficult to explore Sydney with kids, even with my 7-month-old baby. By basing ourselves in just one hotel in the city, we had more flexibility in our itinerary.
Sydney is quite a family-friendly place. There were also a number of great places to go in Sydney with kids. This included the Sydney Aquarium, the Darling Harbour, the Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and the Taronga Zoo.
5-day Itinerary for Sydney with Kids
Here is an itinerary that my 3 kids enjoyed.
We headed to the top of the Sydney Tower for a panoramic view of Sydney. We headed to the the Powerhouse Museum and then explored Darling Harbour in the evening.
We visited Mrs Macquarie’s Point to get that postcard view of the Sydney bridge and the opera house.
Visit the Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy fresh seafood at the Sydney Fish Market. Spend the evening at Darling Harbour.
We joined a day tour to the Featherdale Wildlife Park,
We then headed to the Blue Mountains and the Sydney Olympic Park. We returned to the city via a river cruise and had dinner at Sydney Harbour.
We took a ferry to the Taronga Zoo and then headed to The Rock for some souvenir shopping. We spent the evening at Sydney Harbour.
DAY 5: DEPART SYDNEY
We said goodbye to Sydney.
Map of Sydney
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Transportation in Sydney
It was not difficult to move around on public transportations with a baby and a stroller. We took the monorail most of the time when travelling within the city area. The ferries were also convenient. We only spent one day travelling outside of town, and that was to the Blue mountains. I used almost all of the transportation below.
- Airport Link (www.airportlink.com.au)
- Monorail and Light Rail (www.metrotransport.com.au)
- City Sightseeing Bus (www.city-sightseeing.com)
- City Rail (www.cityrail.info)
- Sydney Buses (www.sydneybuses.info) that offer free shuttle within the CBD
- Sydney Ferries (www.harbourcityferries.com.au)
For the trip to Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park, I booked a day tour from Activity Tours (www.activitytours.com.au)
Accommodations in Sydney
There are many accommodation options in Sydney. When travelling by public transportation, I usually prefer to stay within walking distance of the transportation. Click accommodations in Sydney for listings.
Things to do in Sydney with Kids
- Sydney Opera House (www.sydneyoperahouse.com, 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney CBD NSW 2000)
- Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge (www.sydneyharbourbridge.info, Cumberland Street Sydney NSW 2000, Australia)
- Darling Harbour (www.darlingharbour.com, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia)
- Darling Harbour Playground
- SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (www.sydneyaquarium.com.au, 1-5 Wheat Road Sydney NSW 2000)
- Sydney Fish Market (www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au, Bank Street Pyrmont)
- Sydney Tower (www.sydneytowereye.com.au, Westfield Centre/100 Market Street Sydney NSW 2000)
- Powerhouse Museum (www.powerhousemuseum.com, 500 Harris Street Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia)
- Sydney Children’s Museum
- Blue Mountains and the Scenic World (www.scenicworld.com.au, 1 Violet Street Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia
- Jenolan Cave at the Blue Mountains
- Featherdale Wildlife Park (www.featherdale.com.au, Doonside NSW 2767 Australia)
- Sydney Olympic Park (www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127)
- Taronga Zoo (taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo, Bradleys Head Road Mosman NSW 2000, Australia)
- The Rocks (www.therocks.com, The Rocks Sydney NSW)
- Mrs Macquarie’s Point (Mrs Macquarie’s Road, Sydney NSW)
- Amusement Parks – Luna Park
- Family-friendly beaches – Coogee Beach, South Cronulia Beach, Manly Beach
- Animal adventures – Wildlife Sydney, Oceanworld Manly
- Day Trip – Hunter Valley
Do you know of other great places to bring the kids in Sydney? Do share.