NEW SOUTH WALES
FAMILY FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS
What's on in New South Wales
Events range from the local town craft fair right up to festivals that attract tens of thousands of people. There are hundreds of sports, arts and community events as well as exhibitions and festivals throughout all regions of New South Wales.
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Timezone is a great place to treat your kids, hang with your mates, take a date, or spend alone time. Our games and amusements boost you when you want to escape or cut loose and have fun.
Coleman Camp Club
For the first time, Coleman will be offering a series of four specially designed weekend escapes for novice campers, showing just how enjoyable and easy camping can be.
The Escape Hunt Experience
Calling all family detectives! If you love doing challenging things as a family, solving mysteries and consider yourself a 'super sleuth', then The Escape Hunt Experience is just what you're after!
Sydney Cricket Ground
The SCG and Allianz Stadium are two of the world's leading sports venues, steeped in history. The SCG Experience is unforgettable for locals, international visitors and sports fans alike.
The Powerhouse Museum, in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, is Australia’s largest and most diverse museum. Quirky and colourful temporary exhibitions complement an eclectic range of permanent displays.
A visit to this spectacular state-listed heritage site, night or day, is a memorable experience. Sydney Observatory is home to Australia’s most accessible telescope domes, with modern and historic instruments to safely view the Sun and other stars, planets and astronomical objects. Other features include the Sydney Planetarium and 3D Space Theatre immersive astronomy experiences, and the new East Dome, which has a ground-level accessible telescope.
Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
Cockatoo Island is situated in the middle of beautiful Sydney Harbour. Discover an island with a unique industrial and maritime landscape, featuring the world's first urban campground perched on the harbour's edge. It offers something for the whole family and is a perfect location to use as your home base as you explore the harbour city.
iFLY Downunder Indoor Skydiving
The iFLY Downunder indoor skydiving facility is a state of the art centre that delivers an exhilarating, thrilling and high energy experience that the whole family will want to share. Indoor skydiving is a safe and fun adventure activity for ages 3 to 103.
LITTLE ONES LET LOOSE AT THE ROCKS
There’s something for all ages when The Rocks Village Bizarre kicks off on 02 November, 2012 and runs every Friday through November and December.
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Escape the city and head to the Blue Mountains! Just 2 hours from Sydney, Scenic World is jam packed with fun family adventures.
One of the world’s most spectacular aquariums with over 12,000 animals from 650 different species
WILD LIFE Sydney
the Australian animal adventure in the heart of the city. Walk through iconic Australian habitats and encounter some of the most loved, feared and unique Australian animals.
Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye gives you the best views in Sydney! See to a distance of up to 80km standing 250 metres above the city streets in Sydney’s tallest building, and view this breath taking city in all its glory - day or night
Calmsley Hill City Farm
Calmsley Hill City Farm is where the country comes to town. A farm-based attraction close to the heart of Sydney, it is a place where the entire family can experience a range of native and farmyard animals.
Situated on the shores of one of the greatest harbours, world famous Taronga Zoo features Australia’s finest collection of native and exotic animals.
Sydney Skywalk is Sydney’s newest and highest outdoor viewing adventure. Experience open air 360-degree views of Sydney from the roof of Sydney Tower, a breathtaking 260 metres above Sydney streets, at a height double that of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Featherdale boasts the world’s premier collection of Australian wildlife allowing visitors to get up close to 2300 animals from over 320 species. You can cuddle up to a koala and hand feed kangaroos for free all day. Located at Doonside, en route to the famous Blue Mountains, Featherdale is developing into one of the region's leading attractions.
Sydney Olympic Park
Re-live Olympic Memories at the home of the “Best Games Ever.” Located within easy reach of the city centre, Sydney Olympic Park provides visitors an irresistible choice of sporting, touring, cultural, historical and nature based activities.
See Sydney & Beyond Smartvisit™ Card
Sydney’s all-inclusive attractions pass has your family covered with free entry to over 40 top attractions in Sydney & the Blue Mountains for a single price. Plus it includes special offers and discounts at shops, restaurants and on high value activities in Sydney. Offering great value and convenience for the whole family; cardholders can start to save money by visiting as few as two attractions in Sydney & Blue Mountains.
Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow NSW
Explore the Blue Mountains on the historic Zig Zag Railway. Trains depart three times daily and special events are fun for the whole family!
Kid Friendly Sydney
Stuck for ideas these holidays? Kid Friendly is a FREE quarterly publication and website making it easy to plan your family's entertainment when in Sydney. It offers over $180 worth of discounts this Autumn!
Australian National Maritime Museum
Welcome Aboard! We've just announced FREE ENTRY to Australia's most-visited maritime museum, opening new vistas on our history and love of the sea.
Sydney for Kids
Sydney offers kids plenty of exciting things to see and do while on holiday. There are surf lessons, aquariums and zoos, the famous Sydney Olympic Park, interactive museums, good restaurants and accommodation.
Order your complimentary Sydney for Kids card and access the following kids free exclusive offers from a range of family friendly restaurants, hotels, attractions and major events in Sydney for travel between October 2007 and March 2008.
Central Coast and Hunter Region
Gosford Classic Car Museum
Gosford Classic Car Museum is one of the top five largest car museums in the world and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Ideally located just one-hour north of Sydney, it's the perfect day trip for the family.
Hunter Valley Horse Riding and Adventures
Spend some time in the country and enjoy life on the farm with the family at Hill Top. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley and Wine Country on horse-back and explore 300 acres worth of trails.
Hunter Valley Gardens
Located in the heart of the Hunter vineyards, at the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, are the spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens. Spanning over 25 hectares, be amazed by the sensational sights, colours and fragrances of the twelve stunning feature gardens.
Springfield Trails is a small, boutique horse riding farm on the Central Coast with 25 well-educated ponies and horses suited to all ages and riding abilities.
Australian Reptile Park
The Australian Reptile Park boasts unique exhibits, animals and loads of exciting hands-on daily wildlife shows, all set in the magic of the Australian bush for the Best Family FUNDAY Out.
Glenworth Valley Horse Riding
Glenworth Valley, Australia's largest horse riding centre is a magnificent 3000 acre property surrounded by National Park. With over 200 horses available and 50kms of trails to explore, Glenworth Valley will provide you with an unforgettable horse riding experience.
Open Space Events
Open Space Events have also taken the hard work out of camping and injected some romantic bohemian style accommodation with luxurious linens and top shelf treatment for their guests.
Funland Ulladullah on the NSW South Coast makes the perfect stop for the family. A haven for kids Funland has everything your little ones could possibly want... and more!
Dolphin Marine Magic
Visit the award winning Pet Porpoise Pool, a marine park in Coffs Harbour NSW. Have your photo taken shaking 'hands' with our dolphins or pat and play 'ball' with them before or after a show - our dolphins love the interaction. Be kissed by an adorable seal or swim with the dolphins.
Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth 2019
The Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth will celebrate its monumental 46 years in 2019. This is a festival experience like no other with so much quality entertainment on offer absolutely FREE!
Be out there in Parkes
Parkes is ideally located in Central NSW along the major inland touring route, the Newell Highway. From Sydney you can be out there in just 45 minutes by plane, or instead take the scenic route through the Blue Mountains to regional NSW by train or car.
Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo is Australia’s leading open range zoo, set in 300 hectares of bushland with Australia’s only African Elephant herd and the endangered Black Rhinoceros.
Norfolk Island has a host of family-friendly activities, from the cultural and historical to the sporting and recreational. There's even duty-free shopping!
In addition to the attractions listed below, click on the following links to browse and book a range of tours and activities in Sydney, Broken Hill.
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