Only have one weekend in Sydney? Are you a Sydney local who needs some inspiration? Check out our itinerary for a two-day visit to the harbour city’s famous beaches, buildings, bridges and must-eat restaurants with kids
Start your day with a visit to the Australian Museum in the city centre, where the popular permanent exhibition ‘Dinosaur Gallery’ will transport visitors to a time when these giants roamed the earth.
Head over to Sydney’s newest Harbour foreshore park – Barangaroo Reserve – for some lunch-time sun and burgers from Ume Burger. The burgers are Japanese inspired and the Hokkiado soft serve ice creams are a great way to finish off a meal while taking in the views of the glistening harbour.
Stroll over to Circular Quay to catch a ferry to Taronga Zoo in Mosman for the afternoon. There are close to 4000 animals from over 350 species to admire, and the newest attraction is the Tiger Trek exhibit. Here, visitors can admire four critically endangered Sumatran Tigers as they go on an imaginary journey to Sumatra, home to one of the last remaining rainforests in the world.
Make your way over The Greens in North Sydney. The family-friendly bowling club has plenty of seating and kids can run amok on the greens (if no one is bowling). There’s a special menu for children aged 12 and under.
Start your day right with a leisurely stroll along Bondi Beach. Then, if weather permits, go for a swim to cool down. There are also a number of playgrounds that boast the best water views in town, so take it slow and enjoy what Sydney does best – sun, sand and sea.
Fish and chips on the beach never gets old, so pick up some takeaway to keep the whole family happy and find some shade to enjoy your seafood feast.
Visit WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour and lose yourself in the interactive displays, daily shows and enhanced walk-through habitats, including Koala Encounters, Kangaroo Walk-About and Butterfly Tropics. Then, explore SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s world-first Penguin Expedition, where you can raft through a colony of King and Gentoo Penguins!
Head to the trendy suburb of Newtown and let the kids choose something to eat (there are plenty of options!), then stop by and grab an award-winning gelato from Cow and The Moon in Enmore, just down the road.
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