Springtime in Sydney is something pretty special – it’s a fantastic time of year to enjoy some of iconic Sydney locations on the weekends, without the summer crowds or the winter rain. We’ve been revisiting some of our favourite spots around the city to bring you a list of the best places to visit this Spring – whether you’ve got kids in tow or are looking for some fun date activities, we’ve got you covered!
This year, Taronga Zoo celebrates its 100th birthday, so if you’re a Sydney-sider and haven’t yet visited the zoo, or even if it’s just been a while between stop-ins, 100 years of history might inspire you to get across the Bridge for a visit! More than 4,000 different animals from over 350 species call the zoo home and it’s a chance to see creatures great and small up close. If nothing else, go to see Sydney from the giraffe enclosure – it always seems a little unfair that they have those good looking harbour views AND their height advantage!
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Right on Darling Harbour is the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, the best place to come for your underwater fix! With more than 700 species of fish and sea creatures from all around Australia, it’s a great spot to add a little aquatic education to the kids’ extra curriculum. The stars of the show are the two dugongs that live in the aquarium – with only five dugongs living in captivity in the world, it’s something special to be able to see two at once. There’s also starfish you can touch, aquarium tunnels you can walk through, even a glass-bottomed boat you can feed sharks from. Sea Life is guaranteed fun for the whole family, and better yet is an all weather outing.
Sydney Tower Eye
Nothing beats a birds eye view of the city, and the Sydney Tower Eye is the best spot to do it. At 300 metres high it’s around the same height as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the panoramic views mean you can see as far away as the Blue Mountains! Kids will love spotting recognisable buildings and locations, from Darling Harbour and Anzac Bridge to the iconic Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross. If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy the view, you can dine in the restaurant at the top of the tower, and enjoy a buffet meal while the restaurant slowly revolves, meaning you can take in dinner and a view all from the comfort of your chair. Feeling brave? There’s also the SKYWALK, where you can walk out on the open air platform 268 metres above ground.