SYDNEY: The folks at BridgeClimb Sydney know a thing or two about keeping families happy (and occupied) in the Harbour City so they're sharing their top tips to help you soar to new heights, seek some new thrills, and generally have fun during a Sydney staycation.
1. Climb The Sydney Harbour Bridge
Climbing the Harbour Bridge isn’t just for daring backpackers – families and people of any age enjoy scaling the heights of this iconic landmark too. A BridgeClimb is a great way to build memories, get exercise and spend quality time together – minus those distracting phones and screens (you’re welcome parents!).
Choose from an Indigenous Storytelling Climb, the Original Summit Climb, and the Ultimate Climb (scaling the entire Bridge from south to north). Climbs are led by experienced guides who are more than happy to share interesting facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge along the way. Book in for a family adventure – you’ll often find special deals for kids.
2. We Will Rock You, Sydney Style
The adventure doesn’t have to end once you’ve completed your BridgeClimb. Make a day of it by hanging out at The Rocks, the birthplace of modern Sydney. This fascinating neighbourhood offers plenty of activities loved by young and old alike.
Explore the cobblestoned paths and historic laneways, watch the ferries at Circular Quay, or grab lunch at one of the many places to eat. Pancake on the Rocks and The Australian Heritage Hotel have fabulous kid-friendly menus (the latter including crocodile and kangaroo pizzas), while Guylian Café around the corner is a great place to indulge in sweet sugary treats.
3. Take a Trip to a Country Town
Australia’s country towns have done it tough over the past few years. One way to show your support for them – and have a fun holiday too – is to swap an overseas trip for a local one, right here in Sydney’s backyard. There are plenty of wonderful destinations close to Sydney to choose from: go fruit picking at one of the orchards in Bilpin west of Sydney, relax by the beach at Shoalhaven, or visit the Southern Highlands for a family-friendly farm stay.
Another option is to spend the day at the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Visit Scenic World and ride the world’s steepest Scenic Railway, glide over the landscape on the Skyway or go bushwalking on some of the many trails with amazing views.
4. Jet Boat, What Jet Boat?
Hop on Oz Jet Boating’s red shark boat and take a thrilling jet boat tour of Sydney Harbour, complete with spins, slides, speed and stunts.
If the beach is more your scene, head to Bondi and enjoy a kid-friendly surfing session with Lets Go Surfing, followed by a trip to the super hip and Insta-worthy Speedos café. Kids will love the Gaytime waffles while parents can enjoy a healthy vegan treat while people watching the uber cool North Bondi locals.
5. Plan a City Staycation
Plan a Sydney staycation in the heart of the city. We love the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour due to its close proximity to BridgeClimb and its spacious apartments which are ideal for families.
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