We will be in Sydney December 30- January 5 with 5, 10 and 16 year old. We would have traveled through Tasmania and stayed at o'Reilly's by then so we are not interested in wild life offerings in Sydney. I have also purposely omitted beaches. There was just not enough time. Here is my preliminary itinerary. I might change it somewhat if we end up getting tickets to the Opera or if any of the museums post any great kids activities closer to the time, but want to have your general opinion.
Our flight gets in at 1 pm. After we settle in the hotel, visit Hyde Park Barracks Museum
6pm- the Rocks free walking tour
10:30 free walking city tour
Australian museum in the afternoon
Lawn with the view for fireworks
planning on taking train and HOHO bus
breakfast at Rocks foodies market
10 am rocks aboriginal tour
after lunch- girls do the bridge climb, boys and 5 year old- Aquarium
early afternoon- boys- climb, girls and 5 year old do whatever (probably shopping or high tea or perhaps even ferry to the beach afterall)
10:30 botanical garden walk
6 pm family ghost tour at Quarantine Station
Justice and Police Museum
Art Gallery of NSW
Here are my questions:
-do you see any obvious red flags?
-are we doing too many Rocks tours? Should we just do the aboriginal one as we would see same places and probably here some of the similar stories?
-if we are going to be at the lawn for fireworks, we will have a chance to wonder through botanical gardens. Is there then still a need to go on their official walk?
- I picked Sunday for Art Gallery so we can join the 2 pm Australian works tour. Has anyone done any of their tours? Are they worth it?
Any feedback you have is greatly appreciated!