There’s no shortage of amazing locations to keep the kids entertained in NSW. Enjoy a spectacular outing at themed adventure parks, game parks and wildlife centres that will keep tots, teens and parents happy all day long.
There are plenty of kid’s attractions on the NSW Central and North Coast. In Gosford, you’ll find the Australian Reptile Park where you can see crocodiles, alligators and furry friends like koalas and Tassie devils.
In the far north of the state, Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Ballina is where younger kids can cuddle native animals. While the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum has a fascinating exhibit that includes Australia’s largest collection of ship models and countless interactive displays that kids love.
Dubbo is home to the amazing Taronga Western Plains Zoo, where you can meet rhinos, lions, giraffes and meerkats. For something more historical, Old Dubbo Gaol provides a glimpse of life behind bars during colonial times, with many curious artefacts and secrets to explore.
There’s no better place in Australia for stargazing than Warrumbungle National Park in Coonabarabran. Milroy Observatory runs nightly kid-friendly tours where you can take in the wonders of the night sky through telescopes.
The fun never stops at Luna Park, where there’s plenty of thrills for both kids and the young at heart. Ride rollercoasters, try your luck at sideshow games or hop on the Ferris wheel and enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.
Western Sydney is home to Australia’s largest indoor trampoline playground at Flip Out Penrith. Or for some watery fun, Raging Waters in Blacktown has more than 30 waterslides and rides, including a thrilling 206-metre slide.
For an animal adventure, Taronga Zoo on Sydney’s north shore offers close encounters with exotic and native wildlife. There are over 4,000 animals on display, including tigers, lions, elephants and chimpanzees. Or head over to Western Sydney, where kids can have an open-air safari-style experience at Sydney Zoo and meet furry friends at Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.