About Margarita P
Lives in Sydney
Since Sep 2007
25-34 year old female
I travel because there is too much to see and do and taste in this world. I'm attracted to bright colours, bizarre foods and interesting people. My favourite destinations are those which are the opposite of my (beloved) hometown, Sydney, because travelling is about experiencing more - not sameness, "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list".
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Bodies of Water
When it comes to visiting families, Taronga Zoo would be the first recommendation of almost every Sydneysider — it's both a local and tourist favourite. Here you can make friends with a koala or lay eyes on threatened species, all the while enjoying a spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour.
Summer in Sydney can get incredibly hot, so a day of splashing around is almost imperative. Wet 'n' Wild Sydney is not a cheap excursion — and is very often incredibly crowded — but it's also exactly what you'd expect a water theme park to be: fun, busy and full of laughter.
Located in one of the city's most photographed locations, Luna Park charms with old world carnival vibes and is a delight for both adults and children. Originally built in 1935, Luna Park may not be the flashiest or biggest amusement park — but it certainly feels quite special, day or night.
Just a stones throw from the busy CBD, Darling Quarter is the city's newest precinct, a hip and lively area filled with restaurants, shops, and myriad other entertainments, including Monkey Baa Theatre Company, which is devoted to 'the creation of meaningful theatre for young people'. Kids of all ages will also delight at the sight of Luminous, the largest interactive light exhibition in the world. But the main event may just be the Darling Quarter Kids Playground, a glorious play heaven of balance ropes, a climbing net, sand diggers, and so much more.
If you're looking to excite (and exhaust) your children, head to Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter (EQ), a hub of child-friendly venues from bowling alleys to cafes. When it comes to little tykes, the jewel in EQ's crown is Monkey Mania, an indoor playland for children aged 1-12 that is home to inflatable jumping castles, climbing structures, slides, kiddie go-karts and a cannon foam ball arena.
Fitness and fun all in one, Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic and Leisure Centre is a great, energetic destination suitable for all seasons. With a wave pool for the kids and a pilates class for mum, Cook & Phillip is a dynamic destination for the active family.
Watson's Bay is Australia's oldest fishing village, and the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and fish n' chips. A little further out of town, this is a good half-day experience that covers eating, swimming and tanning time.