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Best Amusement Parks in Sydney

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by Alia Tarsoo (subscribe)
Freelance writer living in Mauritius, I love writing about exciting places to visit and taking photos of scenic views.
Published April 13th 2011

Luna Park is located near the northern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. With its famous smiling Face and Towers, it is impossible to miss it out.

Synonymous with fun, Luna Park provides you with pure entertainment with shows and concerts.
You can always relish a superb meal at The Deck Sydney while enjoying the fantastic Harbour views. The Crystal Palace venues at Luna Park offers stunning views of Sydney Harbour, Lavender Bay and Balmain and is available to host small or large events. For more information on business hours, please check out this website.

The best way to get maximum sensations at Luna Park is to get an Unlimited Ride Pass, which will let you go wild all day. This April, Unlimited Ride Pass is for just $30 and is available for online purchase only. You can also select from a wide range of other rides passes at the Ticket Booth when you get to Luna Park.

Luna Park is easily accessible by train, ferry, bus or car. To plan your trip and view public transport timetables, visit this website or call 131500.
To view a map of the park, click here.


Located next to Oceanworld Manly and Manly Cove Beach, Manly Waterworks is ideal for fun, safe, easy and action-packed activities for children of minimum height 120cm. They can have splashing fun on the three giant twisting waterslides at the park namely The Twisted Cobra, The Slippery Python and The Insane Earthworm. To ensure the safety of visitors, rules have been established and if not observed; visitors will be asked to leave immediately.

To enjoy maximum fun, Unlimited Day pass can be obtained at $21 for individuals, $70 for family of 4 and $18 for group of 10 or more. Tickets can also be bought on a per hour basis with $ 15 for individuals, $50 for family of 4 and $15 for group of 10 or more. For more information about the rules and prices, please click here. Visitors can also enjoy large spectacular views at the park.


Situated at Bondi Pavillion and overlooking the middle Bondi Beach, the Marine Discovery Centre enables you to experience amazing marine life of Bondi Bay. The centre is opened to visitors on Wednesdays to Sundays from 10.00am to 4.30pm. The Underwater Bondi Experience is a world-first combination of real fish in aquaria and audio-visual experiences that take visitors on a dive tour.

Admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 3-15 yrs, $17.50 for family of 1 adult and 2 children and $22.50 for family of 2 adults and 2 children. Each subsequent child will cost $2.50 and children under 3 are free.
To plan your trip and view public transport timetables, click here.


Located at the Vicary's Winery, The Northern Rd, 2km South of Luddenham, NSW, the famous Thomas The Train Engine's shed is opened every Saturday, Sunday, every day during the school holidays, including the Easter weekends, from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Fans of Thomas the Train Engine can enjoy a ride behind Thomas, Toby, James and Percy with beautiful rural views. They can also enjoy being the train driver of the Model Trains on the 'self-drive' layout. The entrance is free and train rides will cost you only $5 per child. Adults travel free.

Among the biggest hit at The Shed figures the newborn, Gordon the Blue Engine. He's the The Shed's biggest and most powerful engine and is worth a visit.


Situated at the corner of Peats Ridge and Darkinjung Roads in Calga, The Walkabout Wildlife attraction enables you to observe
some of the friendliest Aussie's wild animals in their natural habitat. Get a nose to nose encounter with iconic species such as kangaroo, koala, wombat, wallaby, pademelon and so many more.

Experience a wild sleep out, guided by the rangers. Have a personal encounter with mammals and reptiles; trace out the nocturnal animals; all offered with a bush tucker BBQ and a bush breakfast.

Learn about the aborigines and get an insight into the Darkinjung culture, including, art, signs, the bush, bush tucker and bush medicines, all under the supervision of well-qualified rangers.

Events such as birthday parties and special holiday programs can be run on demand, providing that bookings have been made well in advance to allow sufficient time for arrangements to be made.

Discover a unique café experience in a shady veranda and tables under the trees; relish your lunch with emus and pademelons as neighbours. For menus available, please click here.

Entrance fees are as follows:
$24 - adults
$12 –children aged 4-15
$16.50 – students 16 with student card
$60 – family of 2 adults and 2 children
Free – children 3 and under
$7 – extra children with full paying family pass only

To view a map on how to get there, click here.

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"this april?"
By fuzzy - reader
Wednesday, 4th of May @ 11:20 pm
lol dude you got me excited for a second. i thought there was a theme park i didn't know of. But yeah good ideas in terms of general amusement.. But still no Wonderland! lol (pun intended)
By jiggy - reader
Saturday, 7th of May @ 03:28 am
The Unlimited Ride Pass was at $30 for the Easter Holidays.
By Alia Tarsoo - senior reviewer
Saturday, 7th of May @ 10:41 pm
It is Thomas the Tank Engine......
By susan150 - reader
Tuesday, 10th of May @ 09:42 pm
Luna Park is good but I definately agree, I do miss the good old days of Wonderland. Who thinks if they brought back Wonderland it would be succesful? Everyone I seem to ask about it would be there in a heartbeat if it opened up. It was just sad to see something so close to a generation's hearts disappear.
By Alexander Lewandowski - senior reviewer
Saturday, 30th of July @ 03:20 am
That's so true. Nothing can beat Wonderland...
By Alia Tarsoo - senior reviewer
Saturday, 30th of July @ 09:47 am
Wonderland wont be able to come back to where it used to be. Its all built up business area now. I miss wonderland too.
By Anonymous
Thursday, 29th of December @ 05:21 am
Thomas the Tank Engine at Vicary's Winery is no longer there. They sent out flyers in letterboxes and to pre schools that they had to close because of the new airport being built in Badgery's Creek. Just thought I let you know. Used to be good fun, but sadly no longer.
By - reader
Thursday, 26th of May @ 01:04 am
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