The school holidays are almost here again and it doesn’t look like any families from the Sutherland Shire will be making tracks to Movie World or riding any Melbourne trams this September. With border restrictions firmly still in place between the states, we’ll all be looking for entertainment that’s nearer to home.
Thankfully, we live in one of the best cities in the world and there’s an absolute ton of entertainment on offer right here. Better yet, it’s all within under an hour’s travel from the Shire, so you don’t have to worry about how many times you’ll have to stop along the way or about keeping kids amused on the plane ride there!
Where to go
Start at Darling Harbour and walk beneath the colourful aquatic creatures at SEA LIFE Sydney, then get up close and personal to the amazing animals at WILD LIFE Sydney.
There, you’re also right next door to Madame Tussauds wax museum, where the kids will love having their picture taken beside the like(nesse)s of Taylor Swift, Aquaman, Lady Gaga and Wolverine, just to name a few.
You can head to the observation deck of Sydney Tower eye (currently on a Buy One Get One free special) and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and its beautiful beaches, or head down south for views of a different kind as you make your way via treetop walkways across the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk and take in the stunning scenery of the warm temperate rainforest.
All venues are encouraging online booking, and unless you want to spend an agonising amount of time waiting in line though- only to get stung paying twice the price at the door- you’d best sort out your plans before you go.
The best way to book
Luckily for you, we’ve found just the website you need to make your holidays a breeze. If you want to book a combination of any or all of these activities in one spot, for the best price possible, you’ll want to head to Klook.
Klook is the activity booking app and website that allows you to book your tickets for multiple attractions in one place. You can select from hundreds of things to do in Australia from family attractions and tours to skydiving, kayaking and wine tastings! And every time you book with them you earn credit towards your future purchases.
Klook offers instant booking confirmation with tickets you can print or present on your mobile. Their flexible cancellation policy means that you won’t get stuck paying for something you can’t use and they even offer a best-price guarantee.
Your special offer
For the September school holidays, they’re offering mums of the Shire a special package promotion: Receive entry to 5 above attractions for the usual price of 3, and you’ll also get a free SEA LIFE Activity Pack.
This means that for just $67 (or $47 for children) you’ll get entry into SEA LIFE Sydney, WILD LIFE Sydney, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk! Activity passes are valid until 31 Dec 2020 with no date restrictions.
The free activity pack includes a height chart, magnifying glass, animal fact cards and an activity booklet with pencil and lanyard to bring all the elements together in a fun little pack that the kids can carry around their aquarium visit.
With a fabulous family fun deal like this one, there’s no reason a holiday at home can’t be their best yet.