We are flying from the UK to Oz in Decemeber to stay with family in Melbourne for Xmas. On the way we plan to spend a few days in PD and then Syndey. We are a family for 4 ( 2 Adults, 9 year old and 6 year old) and are looking at a few suggestions for hotels. We know the weather is going to be very hot so thought a hotel with a shaded pool would be a good idea. We have looked at lots of hotels (Regal, Cyman Villas, coral sea, Outrigger Heritage) but we think the Hibiscus looks favourite as it seems very central and reasonably priced. We are also looking for suggestions for activities, we have heard about "breakfast with the birds" and we are also interested in some snorkeling.