By Erica Brooks

A trip to the Harbour City is a perfect getaway for families, apart from being a perfect holiday destination for a trip with friends or a romantic vacation with that special someone! With kids, they always want variety and are on the lookout for something new to explore and be engaged in diverse activities and Sydney is all set to surprise and delight them!

Justice and Police Museum: Play Police! Paying a visit to the Justice and Police Museum will be fun, especially for the kids as they get to play a cop and learn about the law and order of the Country. The museum has recreated a court room and a police station with remand cells for added effects.

Sydney Observatory: Explore our Galaxy! Sydney Observatory is just the perfect answer for it. Here you will get to see the Sun, the Moon and various other planets in our universe and all these in 3D technology! WOW! What are we waiting for?
Harbour Bridge: If feeling adventurous and the whole family is up for some action, then get ready to climb up the Harbour Bridge – World’s tallest arch that connects suburbs with the centre – an experience that is worth every bit of hard work and the courage that you summoned! And let’s say, you could climb the Harbour Bridge alright and still feel that you could do with some more adventure? Head to Sydney Tower Eye for a SKYWALK – highest point in Sydney –let’s say twice the length of Harbour Bridge! Or you could get your dose of adrenaline rush from Skydiving and Trees adventures at Yarramundi! Amazing isn’t it?

Sydney Beaches: Now let’s get back to ground and talk about some of the activities down here – explore the picture perfect Sydney beaches – there is a lot to do – water sports, walk along the length of the beach, or just spend a leisure day at the beach.

Taronga Zoo: A perfect place to hang out with family, especially if you are visiting with kids – situated on the Sydney Harbour and is home to various unique and native species of birds and animals. Not worth missing is the bird show in amphitheatre and the Seal Show.

Blue Mountains: Get closer to the nature with a visit to Blue Mountains! A World Heritage Site that has plethora of activities and attractions to explore! Take a tour of the Aboriginal site, hike the mountains, be mesmerized with the scenic falls, or tour the caves and the gardens. You can also indulge in the best of food and drink in the mountains and enjoy the Yulefest! Drive around the magnificent mountain range or explore the zig zag railway or pay a visit to Three Sisters – peaks formed over thousands and thousands of years! Phew! There’s a lot to do ain’t it?
And now it’s time for some Shopping!

Head to Oxford and William street – it’s like shopping district of Sydney with a wide variety of shops here. Go splurge!

Sydney Festival: Annual festival held in January that has various performances – music, theatre, opera, family events and much more! Do make it a point to include it in your itinerary. Definitely worth all your time and attention!

Vivid Sydney: an annual festival held from end of May through the beginning of June – vibrant festival of light shows, musical performances and interesting exchange of ideas and opinions! Be sure to be a part of it and witness the magic by yourself! Don’t miss! You don’t want to regret it later, do you?

Well now that you have a list of places to visit in Sydney, plan your vacation and do share your experiences. If you find any more interesting stuff to explore and do with the family, then do share that as well!

Erica Brooks is a travel writer, who has spent a lot of time exploring Sydney. She loves to get exposed to new food, travels, lifestyles.