Family Fun Activities To Do In Sydney During Your Campervan Holiday
Wet n Wild Sydney
Only a 40-minute drive from Sydney’s Centre located at 427 Reservoir Road Prospect is Sydney’s Wet n Wild.
With rides for thrill seekers, as well as chilled out attractions there is bound to be something for everyone. There is a specially designed kids area called Nickelodeon Beach that features water slides including miniature versions of the larger thrill slides. With plenty of Nickelodeon characters including Sponge Bob and Patrick, Dora and boots and the teenage mutant ninja turtles. There are also plenty of options when it comes to food and snacks as well as lockers to keep your valuables in while you have fun. Wet n Wild is sure to be a fun adventure for the whole family.
Sydney Tower Restaurant Buffet
The Sydney Tower is located in the Westfield Centre Between Pitt & Castlereagh Street in Sydney. You can contact them on (02) 8223 3800, or visit www.sydneytowerbuffet.com.au to book a reservation.
With more than 50 freshly prepared dishes on offer and a spectacular 360-degree view, you just cannot go wrong. They have a kids eat free special which runs all year round on Mondays and Tuesdays for lunch and dinner.
Skywalk At The Sydney Tower Eye
Also at Sydney Tower is the Tower Eye Skywalk. They are open from 9 am to 10 pm daily and have the option of the skywalk and observation deck, a VIP skywalk, or a private skywalk.
The skywalk and observation deck is a 45 minute guided tour, 4D cinema pre-show and internal observation deck. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted on the Skywalk for legal reasons, but 8 and above are welcome with a parent or guardian over 18.
Australian Reptile Park
Open 7 days from 9 am – 5 pm except on Christmas day
Situated in Somersby on the Pacific Highway, take the Gosford exit off the M1 freeway and follow the signs.
A family pass to get you in will only set you back $95 for the day. There are shows on every day starting from 9.45am through till 3.30pm in the afternoons and are ideal for educating the young ones on Spiders, Tasmanian Devils, Alligators, Crocodiles and lots of other reptiles that I’m sure they would love to meet. The Australian Reptile Park is the only zoo in Australia committed to saving lives with their in-house venom milking program in place, which is used for all snake and funnel anti web venom. Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo that encourages lots of interaction with the animals through their wildlife shows. There is also a VIP behind the scenes tour that you can request to do which is a 90 minute get up close and personal with many animals including some exotic creatures from all over the word.
There are so many different exhibitions with stories and objects to explore that you will need a map to be able to get yourself. There are tours on offer if you wanted to be taken around by one of the museum’s volunteers, you just need to ask upon arrival or call beforehand to get involved with one of the groups.
There are rescued vinyl records that have been transformed into a note or music book; they stock different eras on separate occasions to cater for everybody’s likes.
Big Buzz Fun Park
Open 10 am – 4 pm every weekend, and every day on school holidays, The big buzz fun park is only 12 minutes north of Foster at the Lakeway rainbow flat.
The best-priced fun adventure park for the kids to enjoy along with your travels. All day admission that gives you access to the toboggan run, water slides, splash pool, swings, laser tag, speed carts, swimming pool, trampolines and more. There is a kiosk as well as picnic areas and bbq areas for you to sit back and relax for a nice lunch or snack break in between all the fun and action of the day.There is a kiosk as well as picnic areas and bbq areas for you to sit back and relax for a nice lunch or snack break in between all the fun and action of the day.
Woolgoolga is just past Coffs Harbour and is a great little stop for you and your family to swim at the beach and see what Woolgoolga has to offer.The town is famous for its Indian community and Sikh temples which are open to visitors on weekends for exploration. There is a gorgeous caravan park if you wish to stay within walking distance to the shopping village to stock up on your groceries or treat yourself to a café or restaurant dining experience. The Woolgoolga Headland offers the perfect viewing spot to see the migrating humpback whales passing by between May and November. Inland about 4 km’s is a nature reserve where you can enjoy the beautiful rainforest and many walking tracks leading to the rolling hills of the Coffs Coast Hinterland.
Koala Hospital Port Macquarie
The Koala Hospital is open every day 8am -4pm with feeding times at 8am and 3pm. Admission is free, and you will be able to walk around the grounds to see the koalas that are being cared for. There are also guided tours available that can be booked where a volunteer will explain the issues that brought the koalas into their care in the first place. The hospital accepts donations and also have Koalas that you can adopt to help with their recovery. They have items for sale such as souvenirs, toys and apparel that all help with donating to the hospital’s work. A great way for children to see how we care for the wildlife and help get them back home when they are well.
There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to get some refreshments, and if your timing is right, you may even get to attend the markets they have every Sunday. Artwork, fresh produce, face painting, games and beautiful clothing all made locally.
Hike your way to the Cape Byron lighthouse built in 1901 and take advantage of the 5km walking trail through coastal heath, rainforest and beautiful outlooks.
Stop for a day or a little while, chill out and enjoy some of the most beautiful beach life in Australia.
Another beautiful place which is a must stop on your way past. Beaches, fishing, whale and dolphin spotting, catch a mud crab or take a tour to see some sea green turtles.
Plenty of places to stop here to have a picnic or BBQ and take a stroll along the water walking track or along their many wonderful beaches. Relax and enjoy the scenery and beautiful fresh food on offer in this beautiful part of the far north coast of NSW.