• Visit a gaming arcade like Timezone

    Play an array of old school and modern arcade games, from shooters to driving and prize games

    Paid: Games start from just $2

    Highlights

    • Plenty of games to choose from
    • Suitable for all ages, and in all weather
    • See what prizes you can score from tickets

    Details

    Tired of playing the same old video games at home? Why not up the ante with a trip to a Timezone arcade near you? It's video arcade games galore where you can smash some high scores! From arcade classics to next-level immersive virtual reality games, there’s something for everyone at Timezone.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Various locations accross Sydney (incl CBD)

    Approx time required: 2 hours

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  • Harbour Bridge Audio+Puzzle Tour

    A unique and affordable way to learn about and experience the bridge

    Paid: $25 per tour kit (for up to 3 people)

    Highlights

    • Outdoor 'escape-room' style puzzles
    • Audiobook quality commentary
    • Deep historical insight into the bridge & it's construction

    Details

    This Sydney Harbour Bridge Tour has been put together by a former Bridgeclimb climb leader/guide, and offers detailed information and Sydney Harbour Bridge facts, as well as entertaining stories and facts about the bridge and its construction. A great way to learn about the bridge and have some fun at the same time!

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Adults
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Dawes Point and surrounds

    Approx time required: 2 hours

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  • Go-karting at an inner-city electric kart track

    Race your friends and family on this tight, fast indoor track!

    Paid: Prices start from $19 up to $59 per session

    Highlights

    • Fast karts on an indoor track
    • Hyperkarting is suitable for rainy weather
    • Race against your friends or just your best time

    Details

    Hyper Karting has Australia’s longest indoor electric go-kart track, with state-of-the-art fleet of electric go-karts that blast around the carpark track at a quick pace. With high tech time tracking available across the track broken into sectors 1, 2 and 3 (just like in F1), you can see where you're making up (or losing) time compared to your friends!

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Young Adults
    • Young Professionals
    • Adults
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Level 5, EQ Carpark, Moore Park https://hyperkarting.kckb.st/01d02a8f

    Approx time required: 1 hour 30 min

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  • Swim in the harbour at Barangaroo

    A uniquely Australian thing to do in Sydney Harbour

    Free: Completely free

    Highlights

    • One of the most unique experiences to Sydney
    • A brand new rock-pool has been opened in the harbour
    • A truly different experience for singles, families, couples

    Details

    Swimming at Barangaroo in the heart of the Sydney CBD is a truly unique Sydney experience. This pool has only recently opened at the start of 2023, and is already showing itself to be one of the best pools to swim in the world. It is walking distance from the main part of Sydney, and offers a netted harbour pool, bathrooms, showers, and rocks to sunbake on. Be careful though, because the rocks can be a bit slippery getting in and out.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Adults
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Marrinawi Cove, Barangaroo https://goo.gl/maps/Z6gyyQCGRNzciwYY8

    Approx time required: 1 hour 30 min

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  • Visit the Sea Life Aquarium at Darling Harbour

    Be surround by fish, sharks, crabs, octopus and more

    Paid: About $51 for adults, $38 for children

    Highlights

    • Explore underwater ecosystems and witness a diverse range of
    • Interactive exhibits, touch pools, and immersive displays th
    • Family-friendly destination with a meaningful message around

    Details

    A mesmerizing underwater adventure, allowing visitors to come face-to-face with a stunning array of marine creatures and gain a deeper appreciation for ocean conservation. Its engaging exhibits, interactive experiences, and commitment to marine education make it a popular and educational attraction for all ages. See sharks, coral, fish, eels, octopus plus ots more up close and personal!

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: SEA Life Aquarium, Darling Harbour https://goo.gl/maps/s6QSbaQ4DfWBGrMr7

    Approx time required: 2 hours 30 mins

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  • Go ten-pin bowling at somewhere like Strike

    Fun for everyone, whether you're a couple, group or family

    Paid: Games are typically $10-$15 per person

    Highlights

    • Casual fun and competition while being active
    • Food and drinks available usually
    • Fun and relaxed setting for couples, families, and groups

    Details

    No fun was spared in the creation of bowling venues in Sydney. In addition to bowling, most places typically have a bar, restaurant, food options etc, as well as other activities on site like laser tag arenas, karaoke and escape rooms for when you need more thrills.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Adults
    • Families
    • Seniors
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Various locations around Sydney https://www.google.com/maps/search/strike+bowling/@-33.8085075,151.0141221,12z?entry=ttu

    Approx time required: 2 hours 30 mins

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  • Visit the Lego store @ Broadway

    A small store but fun to visit

    Free: Free to enter

    Highlights

    • Dedicated LEGO store
    • Plenty to see, touch and play with
    • Many rare LEGO kits that may be sold out elsewhere

    Details

    Step into a world of imagination and creativity at the LEGO Store! Unleash your inner builder as you explore an array of vibrant LEGO sets, from iconic landmarks to epic movie scenes. Whether you're a master architect or just starting your LEGO journey, the store is a haven for all ages.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Broadway Shopping Centre https://goo.gl/maps/xMXHjcDv6iaX3rUK7

    Approx time required: 45 mins

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  • Fly a kite and feel the wind in your strings

    Kite flying is a great way to be as passive or active as you want

    Paid: Entry level kites are $5 for single line, $30 for dual line

    Highlights

    • Affordable to get started
    • Gets you outdoors and enjoying nature
    • Very calming and can take advantage of windy weather

    Details

    Flying a kite is a fantastic way to spend some time in the outdoors for people of all ages. There is something so calming and soothing about having a kite just floating in the wind, and if you take a dual line kite (aka stunt kite) then it can be quite exhilerating as well. There's no better way to make use of a windy day out in nature.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Teenagers
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Any suitable local park or beach https://www.google.com/maps/search/parks/@-33.8565726,151.2061844,14z/data=!3m1!4b1?entry=ttu

    Approx time required: 1 hour 30 min

  • Visit the world famous Taronga Zoo

    A beautiful zoo overlooking Sydney Harbour

    Paid: Tickets are about $50 per adult, or $30 per child under 15

    Highlights

    • Get up close to a diverse range of exotic animals
    • Great views of the harbor, the Opera House, and the Bridge
    • Learn about the zoos commitment to conservation efforts

    Details

    Taronga Zoo captivates visitors with its diverse collection of animals, offering an exciting chance to get close to exotic species from around the globe. Its scenic location on the shores of Sydney Harbor provides not only a memorable wildlife encounter but also stunning views of the harbor and cityscape. Additionally, Taronga's commitment to conservation and educational initiatives adds depth to the experience, inspiring a sense of responsibility toward the protection of our planet's precious biodiversity.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Adults
    • Seniors
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Located on the waterfront in Mosman (bus or ferry from Sydney CBD) https://goo.gl/maps/pJwVqmug9H9SnyjP6

    Approx time required: 6 hours

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  • Rent bikes and ride along Manly Beach

    An easy and fun ride along one of the best beaches in Sydney

    Paid: From $22 an hour for a cruiser, or $48 an hour for a tandem bike

    Highlights

    • Beautiful beachfront promenades
    • Both bay and surf side beaches
    • Plenty of flat areas to ride around

    Details

    Riding bikes in Manly Beach offers a perfect fusion of coastal beauty and active exploration, allowing riders to soak in the breathtaking ocean views while enjoying the freedom of cycling along picturesque trails and vibrant streets. It's an invigorating and immersive way to experience the charm of Manly, combining adventure with the serene coastal ambiance. Plus, it's fairly flat around the Manly area so it shouldn't be too strenuous either.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Adults
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Manly Beach https://goo.gl/maps/nUkoqjcNoA3ihFs99

    Approx time required: 2 hours

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  • Visit the exciting Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

    An educational and fun adventure for all ages

    Paid: $25 for adults, $15 for children under 15

    Highlights

    • Explore around a warship and into the captains quarters
    • Climb beneath the water in a submarine
    • Learn about Australian maritime history

    Details

    The museum offers a fascinating exploration of the country's rich maritime history, showcasing an impressive collection of vessels and maritime artifacts. It's an engaging and educational experience that allows visitors to connect with Australia's seafaring heritage while admiring beautifully preserved ships and immersive exhibitions.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Kids
    • Pre-teens
    • Teenagers
    • Adults
    • Families
    • Seniors
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour https://goo.gl/maps/5t3hozgrU5oWgSxU8

    Approx time required: 4 hours

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  • Do the Spit to Manly Walk

    A stunning walk through bush and past hidden beaches

    Free: Completely free

    Highlights

    • See beautiful beaches and landscapes
    • Get in touch with nature walking through bushland
    • Easily accessible in the heart of Sydney

    Details

    The Spit to Manly walk is a fantastic walk of about 3 hours. We recommend starting at the Spit and walking to Manly, and then you can enjoy something to eat or drink once you're finished.

    This is most suitable for:

    • Teenagers
    • Adults
    • Families
    • Young Adults, Adolescents

    Location: Starts at the Spit Bridge, Mosman/Seaforth https://goo.gl/maps/ayryjLVwhXrj9kQy7

    Approx time required: 4 hours

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