Things to Do in Oz

Awesome ideas here.

Sydney Olympic Park

  • indoor water playground for kids (including a rapid river ride, bubbling beach fountains and spurting volcanoes) – $7/adult, free for kid under 4; open 10am-12pm and 3-6:45pm M-F, 10am-6:45pm S/Su
  • Bicentennial Park (BBQs, picnic areas, playgrounds, pathways and cycleways, parking, access to the wetlands, salt marsh and bird hides. Additional features include Lake Belvedere, Peace Monument, Treillage Tower, Sundial, ‘Cyrus the Great’ statue, the Silent Hearts Memorial Garden.) – free
  • Blaxland Riverside Park (water play area, BBQs etc, train, in process of building new megaplayground for kids, opening in phases over the next year) – free
  • Monster Mountain X (mtn bike track with jumps and turns; bikes are rented on facility) – free (um… full body armor expected…)
  • the sports halls and centres used in the 2000 Summer Olympics (formal 70-min tours offered for $30/person, whoa)

Taronga Zoo Рtake a lunch, catch the ferry from Circular Quay and the cable car up to the top entrance over the animal enclosures (open daily 9am-5pm, $44/adult, kids under 4 free; $117/adult for annual membership)

Manley Beach (supposed to be good for little kids) – Manley Wharf has nice harbor beach, ocean beach, and Wharf hotel has casual restaurant w/ great view (kids eat free M-Th 5:30-6:30 pm)

Coogee Beach (supposed to be good for little kids)

Aquarium at Manley

Australian Museum (esp. Kidspace) – $12/adult, kids free

Darling Harbor (supposed to be a nice area to spend a day with kids – park, train/monorail, fountains, carousel, playground, aquarium, Wildlife World)

Wildlife World

Mt. Kosciuszko – highest point in New South Wales (7300 ft) and all of Oz as well! Supposed to be a fairly easy 5-mi hike to summit. Same trip, we could also hit Australia’s highest toilet, at Rawson Pass, 6900 ft :)

Hills Triathlon Club

Check into markets close to us (supposed to be one on Sundays at the Rocks).

Find a playgroup (unfortunately, looks like an annual fee of $40 due at the 3rd session attended…bummer)

Dive Great Barrier Reef

Dive Bali

Stay in a mining house / subterranean village, like Coober Pedy