Sydney, Australia is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world thanks to its gorgeous weather, ideal coastal location and friendly locals. This also makes it an ideal location to take the family. Sydney-siders know that people come to their city to have fun, relax and enjoy the sun, and because of that they are quite accommodating to families. Here are the top five family friendly attractions that will get you out of your Sydney hotel and into the city:

Explore Darling Harbour:

Whether it’s shopping, dining or entertainment that you’re looking for, Darling Harbour will have something to suit the whole family.
As one of Sydney’s largest recreational precincts, there is an endless variety of restaurants ranging from casual fare to fine dining; attractions including Sydney’s SEA LIFE Aquarium and WILD LIFE Zoo; Sydney’s IMAX theatre – the world’s biggest screen, and a Saturday evening fireworks display that will mesmerise and excite!

Swim at Bondi Beach:

No trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to Bondi Beach. Located just north of the central business district in Sydney, Bondi Beach is one of the most stunning and most popular beaches in the world. There are activities going on all the time, the kids can build a sandcastle, swim, play and explore. There are many shops and restaurants around the beach where you can get lunch and buy souvenirs, as well.

Take the Ferry to Taronga Zoo:

Both kids and adults will love a visit to the Taronga Zoo. It is located on Sydney Harbour, and is only a short ferry ride away from the city center. The Taronga Zoo is home to hundreds of animals, many of them native to Australia. There are free shows every day that children love, and the zoo offers amazing wildlife encounters, playgrounds, walking trails and more.

Walk Through the Royal Botanic Gardens

Every member of the family will find something fun to do when visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. There are educational demonstrations, duck ponds, historical areas and kid-friendly events throughout the day.

See the Dinosaurs at The Australian Museum:

What could be more impressive than staring up at some of the magnificent creatures that roamed the earth ages ago? The Australian Museum has many examples of dinosaurs, a source of endless fascination for many children. This child friendly museum is a great outing for the entire family, and a great learning experience as well. One of the best parts of the Australian Museum is a focus on children under five years old. Children of all ages, however, are given the opportunity to explore, touch and experience all that the museum has to offer.

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