There is so much to do and see in Sydney, Australia. Did we get to do it all or even all that we wanted to do? Nope, not even close. We did get to see some great stuff, including a great boat tour of Sydney Harbour.
Since we stayed very close to the Sydney Harbour we did get a chance to spend a bit of time near the water and sight see in Darling Harbour. There are some great things to do there. There are restaurants, cafes, boat tours, an aquarium, a zoo, and a wax museum! We ate and we met some pretty amazing sea creatures and animals. We wanted to get to all three – the aquarium, the zoo, and the wax museum but we ran out of time. The buildings look small on the outside but are much larger inside and take some time to get through and see everything.
One thing I will say is it is cheaper to buy a combo pass to all three (two in our case). You can save money with the combo pass but also save if you buy your tickets online!
So first we went to the Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Again, it looks small from the outside but there is so much to see there. There were creatures big and small, cute and creepy.
We got a chance to see Tasmanian Devils, Snakes, Wombats, porcupines, kangaroos, and birds. So much of visiting zoos like this is allowing the kids to see animals they wouldn’t normally see, understand their importance in the world and learn how we can make small changes in our daily lives to make sure we save the habitats of these amazing creatures and critters.
With our combo pass, we also got a chance to visit Sea Life Sydney. Situated on the city side of Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium houses over 12,000 animals from 650 species, including sharks, dugongs, turtles, stingrays, penguins, tropical fish and more.
The aquarium was an opportunity to see and learn about the sea life of Australia. It is a fun way to educate the kids and learn a little bit too!
Want to read about our boat tour of Sydney Harbour? Check out part one of our trip down under.
In part three of our trip to Australia, I will share our travels to Brisbane!