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Top 4 Attractions in Sydney on a Rainy Day

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by Kevin Thai (subscribe)
In late twenties, have a loving wife. A father of one. Works in IT and carries around a DSLR most of the time. You can catch him on his blog and his portfolio
Published June 3rd 2013
Sydney has quite the reputation for glorious sunshine and great beach weather, but there are times also where we experience some wet down periods too.

Just when you thought venturing around Sydney during the rain is a major let down, there are some things you can still do and see. The great thing about these attractions is they're kid friendly.

Here's the top 4 things to see and do in Sydney on a rainy day.

1) Take an Opera House Tour

One of Sydney's most iconic landmarks, the Sydney Opera House is an amazing building architecturally from the outside, but did you know that amazing architecture is also just as good if not better from the inside?



You can take a tour of the Sydney Opera House at $35 per adult or if you hold a concession card it's $24.50. There are also family passes at $90 with each additional child at $12.50.

For full pricing terms and conditions click here

2) Visit the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

If you can't venture out in the rain, then the next best thing is to be indoors and still able to see the native Australian wildlife all under the one roof. Housing hundreds of iconic Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, snakes, wallabies, birds and even a huge Saltwater Crocodile.

koala, wildlife zoo in sydney
Cute and Cuddly Koala, Image Copyright Wildlife Sydney Website


Wild Life Sydney Zoo is located conveniently located in the heart of Sydney Darling Harbour and offers heaps of fun for adults and kids. To find out more and plan your visit, head over to their main website for more details on pricing and family discounts.

3) Meet Celebrities at Madame Tussuads

That's right Sydney now is the home of it's very own Madame Tussuads and what better way to spend a rainy day than catching up with a few celebrities?



There are so many celebrities the paparazzi would have a field day! Just take a look at the different sections of figures you'd be able to see here.

The all new attraction is located at the Aquarium Wharf in Sydney's Darling Harbour, see here for the map details. There is also limited all day parking nearby in two convenient locations.

And finally, a classic that has been revamped.

4) SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

For as long as I can remember as a little one, Sydney Aquarium has always been a favourite of mine and recently it has been revamped and it's bigger and better!

bay of rays, sydney aquarium
New Attraction: Bay of Rays, Image Copyright Sydney Aquarium Website


This one is sure to be a treat with the kids as you get to bring them on a journey through amazing sea life and discover over an incredible 13,000 animals from 700 different species including the world's largest variety of sharks and rays.

Tickets range from $26 per adult if you purchase online, and child (4-15 years) are $15.40. If you hold a concession you only pay $25. And a family pass is $60 which covers 4 members including a maximum of 2 adults.

See more of their online special pricing here.

And there you have it, there are plenty of attractions and things to do, see, touch and explore with the kids and gets everyone out of the miserable rain in Sydney.
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Why? Don't let a rainy day get you down
When: Anytime
Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney
Cost: Varies between the attractions
Your Comment
Is this article sponsored by the Tassuad's group - three of the four are theirs - or is it just they've taken over all the indoor activities in Sydney?
by jason12 (score: 0|3) 2383 days ago
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