Which area to visit if our family came for only 4 days?

by Shan

Our family of 4 have always wanted to travel to Australia. My kids are 10 and 17.

There seems to be so many beautiful places and I know we can't visit them all in 4 days. What areas and attractions would you suggest we see that the kids would enjoy most?

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Jan 17, 2011
Sydney is one of the Best Places to Visit
by: Angela


4 days for Australia is really very little time to see the many attractions that are available. You mention you are from GA, I am assuming this is Georgia in the US? If correct this means you would fly for almost 24 hours. In addition the whole family needs to adjust to the new time zone - a 16 hours difference. So, when you recover from your jet lag, there's not too much time left for visiting.

But if you really must stay only 4 days, definitely come to Sydney. I am sure your kids, and you too, will enjoy doing the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. The experience is great fun for them and offers spectacular views for you.

Then head to Darling Harbour and visit the Wildlife World and the Sydney Aquarium, where your kids can see sharks swimming above their heads. While there, they could also enjoy the Powerhouse Museum and try some science experiments in labs.

Or take them to Taronga Zoo to see koalas, kangaroos, and lots of other animals. To get there from the City, you can take the ferry and enjoy a
great, cheap cruise in the harbour.

You cannot say you have seen Sydney if you did not visit the beaches. Your 17 year old will surely like to hang around the famous Bondi Beach, but your 10 year old may prefer Manly, where there are several family friendly beaches.

Quite a lot for 4 days, but you will enjoy a great time here.

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