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Our most recommended New South Wales Family-friendly Activities

  • Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

    1. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

    Overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbor views. Nestled on the shores of the world's most beautiful harbor, Taronga Zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradley's Head National Park, popular for early morning walks. Ferries depart from Circular Quay every 30 minutes. Taronga Zoo is open daily, 365 days a year. Opening hours between October and March are 9:30 to 17:00; and between April and September from 9:30 to 16:30. The Zoo has many popular trails to explore including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, African Safari, Big Cats' Trail, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk, Seals for the Wild, and the iconic must-see Free Flight Birds presentations. Zoo entry includes limited keeper talks, presentations, and access to the Sky Safari cable car. The many exhi...

    unable to do the shows, but was able to try the Wild Ropes. It's a must try. a little bit scary of the height, and a little bit difficult. but fun

  • Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

    2. Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

    Experience the most fun way to travel to Taronga Zoo and save money with a return ticket on the rocket ferry Circular Quay. Once inside the zoo, take in as many of the exhibits as you like at your own pace. Explore 10 themed areas, including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the Great Southern Oceans. Hear talks by the zookeepers and go to interactive shows, such as the free bird show and free seal show. See native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with creatures from around the world such as Asian elephants, lions and giraffe. Grab some lunch at one of the many cafés, or take your own picnic and find a nice spot in the shade. Once you've had your animal fix for the day, head back to the dock and get some amazing views of Sydney on the cruise back to Circular Quay.

    The GetYourGuide deal was great value for money. Our express ferry with captain cook cruises was prompt and the staff were very friendly. It was wonderful to hear a bit of history about the harbour through the boat staff on the way over to Taronga. The express ferry had numerous return trips running throughout the day as well which was wonderful. The sky safari at Taronga also saved us a lot of time getting into the zoo, which allowed us to have a full day exploring the zoo. This deal is definitely worth purchasing.

  • Port Stephens: Unlimited Sandboarding & 4WD Sand Dune Tour

    3. Port Stephens: Unlimited Sandboarding & 4WD Sand Dune Tour

    You have to experience sandboarding in Port Stephens. The thrill of sliding down the spectacular Stockton Sand Dunes is so much fun. From the meeting point at Birubi beach, you will board the custom-built off-road vehicle to start your adventure on the short, bouncy ride into the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere. The dunes stretch 32 kilometers, the entire length of Stockton Beach, and can reach over 40 meters high, the same as a 10 storey building. The views alone are spectacular. Once you are in the dunes, the team will give you a rundown on sandboarding and how to use the handmade custom-designed boards for maximum safety and speed. Then you are off. Climb to the top of the dunes, jump on your board, then slide on down and repeat. Your ticket includes unlimited sandboarding so you can stay and play as long as you like. For most people that’s about 1 – 1.5 hours. Wh...

    Really nice and friendly instructors. It was a beautiful day. They will bring you to the sand dunes with a 4wd car, really impressive. After gliding some dunes sitting on the board we decided to try them standing, scarrrry but so much fun. Really nice to do with your partner, group of friends or as family. Thanks a lot for the amazing day! :)

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    4. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    Enjoy a visit to the Sydney Aquarium to see huge sharks, stingrays, turtles, jellyfish, platypuses, penguins, sea dragons, and much, much more! Marvel at the sawfish swimming amongst tropical fish and sleek sharks in the enormous Great Barrier Reef display. Be delighted by little penguins in the Southern Oceans, or look out for the secretive platypus in the Southern Rivers. See the enormous Japanese Spider Crabs in the CLAWS creature feature, watch as the dugongs feed, then find Nemo in his coral home!

    The whole experience flowed well, suitable for all who can walk up ramps and down stairs.

  • Sydney Attraction Pass: Sydney Tower Eye, Aquarium & More

    5. Sydney Attraction Pass: Sydney Tower Eye, Aquarium & More

    Choose from a combination of Sydney's best attractions and see only what you want to see! Pick between the Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, the Sydney Tower Eye, and Madame Tussauds. 2, 3, and 4-combination tickets are available depending on your wants and wishes. There's no waiting in line for tickets, and you'll save up to 45% compared to purchasing tickets individually.  Start at the Sydney Aquarium and take in the world’s largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life featuring a number of habitats, set in the heart of Sydney on Darling Harbor. Head to Wild Life Sydney and get up close to Aussie animals in the heart of the city. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and one of the world's largest crocs, are all present for your enjoyment! Climb the Sydney Tower Eye and take in the breathtaking views for an unforgettable experience! Included in the admission is a new 4D-Experience featu...

    Good selection of food, good service and were able to change our booking to an earlier one as we got there early. Free drink on arrival as we booked on,one. All food labelled so we knew about allergens which was really helpful. Will definitely go there again.

  • Byron Bay: Scenic Sunset River Cruise

    6. Byron Bay: Scenic Sunset River Cruise

    Take a sunset cruise on the Richmond River to discover the tranquil waters around Ballina Island. Get picked up in Byron Bay, then explore the mangrove forests and creeks that branch off the river. Relax on the water as you look out for the rich flora and fauna, including rare birds and dolphins. Bask in the glorious evening sun as you enjoy a cold drink, tasty refreshments, and learn some local history from your marine biologist guide. Sit back as the boat winds its way down the beautiful river to where it meets the sea. Head to Mobb's Bay and cruise around Pimlico Island before heading back to shore.

  • Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Cruise of Jervis Bay Passage

    7. Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Cruise of Jervis Bay Passage

    Take in the beautiful scenery of Jervis Bay from a unique perspective on the water. Cruise across the bay, look out for local bottlenose dolphins and enjoy the views of the long sandy beaches that are fringed by spectacular national parks. Cruise above the crystal clear water and admire the contrast with the rocky headlands and towering sea cliffs of Point Perpendicular. See the variety of local bird species and abundant marine life from the comfort of the boat.

    A really wonderful cruise around the bay - up close with dolphins and the excitement of a decent swell of Bowen Island! Highly recommend.

  • Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Sunset River Cruise

    8. Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Sunset River Cruise

    Set sail on a late-afternoon voyage to the sheltered waters of Currambene Creek. Enjoy an evening of relaxation on calm river waters on a pontoon boat. Feel free to bring your own food and snacks onboard to enjoy as you cruise along the waters of the Currambene River and discover its beautiful ecosystem. Take in the natural beauty of the area as you meander along the riverside. Listen to onboard commentary to learn more about the plants and animals which can be found along the river. Keep an eye out for some of the native pelicans and look out for the giant stingrays. Finally, enjoy a wonderful sunset onboard for a perfect end to your day.

  • Port Stephens: Irukandji with Shark & Ray Encounters

    9. Port Stephens: Irukandji with Shark & Ray Encounters

    Offering an out of this world experience that can be shared with the whole family, Irukandji is your next adventure waiting to happen. The best part about this adventure whether you are on dry land or in a shark encounter is the incredible individual personalities of the marine creatures you will meet. Many of them can't wait for their human 'friends' to arrive, you can tell they are genuinely happy to hang out with you. Along the way, visit the smaller fish, including juvenile Port Jackson sharks, tropical fish, seahorses and eels, all located in the Bamboo Shallows Exhibit. Next in Fiddler Flats, the fiddler rays have huge personality and get excited when you offer them food. Ray Lagoon is home to larger species including eagle rays, zebra sharks and the leopard whiprays and you will be in your element feeding your newfound friends. Your experienced guide will provide an educational t...

    Great educational place to raise awareness about Sharks and rays. The lady at the reception wasn’t the friendliest and it felt like she is forced to be there. As for the staff, they where brilliant, friendly and helpful An additional pool or enclosure would be great.

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket

    10. Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket

    See a collection of over 1,700 mammals, marsupials, birds and reptiles, including over 30 species of endangered animals in a natural bush setting at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Enjoy the ultimate hands-on wildlife experience, 45 minutes from the heart of Sydney. Attend feeding times and keeper presentations, meet a koala, hand-feed the kangaroos (you can pick up some kangaroo food for $2.00) and wallabies, or admire the giant saltwater crocodile. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Featherdale cafe or you can bring food to barbecue at the picnic sites. Buy a keepsake from the souvenir shop to remember your day.

    sehr viele verschiedene tiere, um die sich gut gekümmert wird. allerdings erscheint das ein oder andere gehäge relativ klein. aber es nun einmal ein zoo :-( tipp: nicht das kängurufutter gleich im 1. gehäge verfüttern, es kommen später noch 2 weitere. der park öffnet übrigens schon um 8 und das futter kostet 3 statt der angegebenen 2 asd

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What people are saying about New South Wales

Good selection of food, good service and were able to change our booking to an earlier one as we got there early. Free drink on arrival as we booked on,one. All food labelled so we knew about allergens which was really helpful. Will definitely go there again.

This was a great cruise around the bay. Very comfortable boat visited some amazing places and skipper Brendon and Sonia were very friendly and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed our day out and would recommend to anyone

A really wonderful cruise around the bay - up close with dolphins and the excitement of a decent swell of Bowen Island! Highly recommend.

The whole experience flowed well, suitable for all who can walk up ramps and down stairs.

Went out of their way and ensured the cruise was enjoyable