SYDNEY: The folks at BridgeClimb Sydney know a thing or two about keeping families happy (and occupied) during the holiday season so they're sharing their top tips to help you soar to new heights in the Harbour City this Easter.
1. Climb The Sydney Harbour Bridge
Climbing the Harbour Bridge isn’t just for daring backpackers; add an exciting twist to the good old family walk by joining the many families who have enjoyed scaling the heights of this iconic landmark over the Easter school holidays.
A BridgeClimb is a great way to build memories, get exercise and spend quality time together – minus those distracting phones and screens (you’re welcome parents!). Over the Easter holidays, all kid’s climbs are $99 including thier new Ultimate Climb, which sees you scale the entire Bridge from South to North, which is incredible value for a family day out.
Climbs are very safe, and led by experienced guides who are more than happy to share interesting facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge along the way. Book in for a family adventure over the Easter Holiday 2021 that you’ll never forget!
2. We Will Rock You, Sydney Style
The adventure doesn’t have to end once you’ve completed your BridgeClimb. Make a day of it by hanging out at The Rocks, the birthplace of modern Sydney. This fascinating neighbourhood offers plenty of Easter family activities everyone will love.
Explore the cobblestoned paths and historic laneways, ferry-watch on Circular Quay, or grab lunch at one of the many places to eat. Pancake on the Rocks and The Australian Heritage Hotel have fabulous kid-friendly menus (plus the infamous ‘Coat of Arms’ emu and kangaroo pizza at the Australian!), while Guylian Café around the corner is a great place to indulge in sweet sugary treats throughout the Easter 2021 holidays.
3. Take a Trip to a Bushfire-affected Region
Last summer’s bushfires have taken their toll on many of our country towns. One way to show your support this Easter – and have a fun holiday too – is to swap an overseas trip for a local one, right here in Sydney’s backyard. There are plenty of wonderful destinations close to Sydney to choose from: go fruit picking at one of the orchards in Bilpin west of Sydney, relax by the beach at Shoalhaven, or visit the Southern Highlands for a family-friendly farm stay.
Another option is to spend the day at the heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Visit Scenic World and ride the world’s steepest Scenic Railway, get out on the Skyway or go bushwalking amongst the eucalyptus trees.
Insider Tip: This Easter holidays, Scenic World will also be playing host to the annual ‘Sculpture at Scenic World’ exhibition, Australia's premier outdoor sculpture exhibition. Dozens of world-class artworks, set within an ancient rainforest. Even if your kids are a little young to be art critiques, they’ll love exploring the unique artworks under the extraordinary Blue Mountains rainforest canopy.
4. Jet Boat, What Jet Boat?
Summer might be over (sigh), but there’s still plenty of opportunities to enjoy time on the water in the Easter school holidays. Get on a jet boat with OZ Jet Boating and take a thrilling tour of Sydney Harbour, complete with spins, slides, speed and stunts.
If the beach is more your scene, head to Bondi and enjoy a kid-friendly surfing session with Lets Go Surfing, followed by a trip to the super hip Speedos café, which even holds the title of ‘World’s most Instagrammable café’.
Kids will love the infamous Gaytime waffles for breakfast whereas parents can enjoy a healthy vegan treat whilst people watching the uber cool North Bondi locals.
5. Hunt for Eggs in the Great Outdoors
No Easter weekend in Sydney is complete without an egg hunt! On Easter Saturday and Sunday, come along to the Great Garden Egg Hunt at the Royal Botanic Gardens in the heart of Sydney. Kids can use a trail map to complete fun challenges, collect chocolate eggs and take a photo with the Easter Bunny.
The course takes around 45 minutes to complete, with sessions running between 10am and 3pm. There will also be face painting, food trucks and a fun kids DJ, so you can really make a family fun day of it. Book your tickets by visiting the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website.
6. Plan a City Staycation
Make the most of the Easter long weekend with the family and plan a Sydney staycation in the heart of the city. We love the Adina Darling Harbour for families due to its close proximity to BridgeClimb and its spacious apartments which are ideal for families.
For a great value mini break over the Easter holidays, Adina is also offering a special offer for guests staying three nights and only pay for two, this includes a 1pm late check-out allowing more time to explore the family friendly Darling Harbour precinct and its many attractions.
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With thanks to our friends at BridgeClimb Sydney for these great tips. Note some activities listed may be subject to Covid restrictions.