It is no wonder why Sydney, the largest and most populous city in Australia, has been consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world by several global surveys. From beautiful beaches, cultural events, an enviable range of attractions, restaurants and cafes, and a guarantee of 340 days of fine sunny weather, it simply has a lot to offer. People of all ages will definitely find something interesting in Sydney, which makes it an ideal vacation spot for the whole family all-year round.
A rich wildlife experience. Mention Australia to anyone and the first thing that comes to mind is kangaroos. But it’s not just kangaroos that sets the Land Down Under apart when it comes to wildlife. Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and WILD LIFE Sydney are great avenues to encounter, and interact with, animals, including those that are endemic to Australia such as koalas, wallabies and quokkas. It promises a wildlife adventure that would be truly remarkable and unforgettable, as well as educational, for kids and adults alike. Taronga Zoo, in particular, is an ideal family destination. The open-range zoo houses 4,000 animals, including wombats, Tasmanian devils and echidnas. The young and young-at-heart can also meet koalas, and feed giraffes in their enclosures. Families can also head to SEA LIFE Sydney, which features the world’s largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life, housing more than 7,000 marine species. Meanwhile, at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, children can learn how they can help rescue and protect underwater creatures with the facility’s conservation education efforts. They can also experience the Shark Dive Xtreme, for a first-hand experience when it comes to swimming with grey nurse sharks, turtles, and stingrays.
Beach lifestyle in Sydney. This cosmopolitan city is fortunately surrounded by iconic and family-friendly beaches. Two notable family beaches are Collaroy Beach and Manly Beach. The first has a playground by the shore for kids to enjoy, while the latter features a netted ocean pool perfect for families. Another one is Coogee Beach, where huge swells do not reach the shore, as it is protected by the gigantic Wedding Cake Island also known as Lemo’s Island, making it ideal for families with children in tow. But if there is one beach Sydney is famous for, it is Bondi Beach. Since it is one of the world’s best surf spots, parents and children can take surfing lessons from professional lifesavers who offer tutorials throughout the summer.
Variety of attractions and sights to see. Sydney also has a slew of other cultural and adventure-filled attractions. Families can take a stroll along The Rocks and see the most historic parts of the town. It is lined with colonial building and sandstone churches— definitely a walk through time. Afterwards, they can catch a show at the Sydney Opera House and check out the children’s activities at some of Sydney’s famed museums like the Powerhouse Museum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Australian National Maritime Museum. For a panoramic view of the city, families can take a lift to the top of Sydney Tower, which is as tall as the Eiffel Tower and twice as high as the Harbour Bridge. To get the full experience, they can check out the spine-tingling Skywalk and access a 3D cinema experience at OzTrek. Families considering a great trip to Sydney can now conveniently do so, now that Cebu Pacific Air, the country’s leading low-cost carrier, is offering flights between Manila and Sydney. The airline’s lowest year-round fares to Sydney start at PHP12,150 all-in, but can go as low as PHP4,999 all-in during seat sales. Spend uninterrupted quality time with the people you love most, and book your flights to Sydney through www.cebupacificair.com now.