Best Weekend Experiences Within 90Mins of Sydney

Looking for ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend?

We’ve put together our pick of the top five experiences the whole family will enjoy, and they’re guaranteed to get the kids off the couch and out into the fresh air.

What’s even better is that these adventures are less than 90 minutes from Sydney, so you can choose to make a day of it or plan your entire family getaway based around the Central Coast. Whichever you choose, you’ll never be far from home and the kids are bound to have a blast!

1 – The Australian Reptile Park
Enjoy a fun family day out exploring the Australian Reptile Park. Experience their captivating wild life shows, hand feed the animals and see their baby Tasmanian devils, alligators and dingo pups up close and personal in their new Baby Nursery. Daily shows times and a full list of activities are available on the Australian Reptile Park website. The Reptile Park is sure to be a wild adventure for all!

2 – The TreeTop Adventure Park
Find out why the TreeTop Adventure Park on the Central Coast is known for its ‘wow factor’ experiences. The kids can take on up to 115 challenges, including 20 flying foxes up to 15 metres above the forest floor, a TreeTop safari or the thrill seeking Crazy Rider. It’s the perfect family ‘hang out’.

3 – Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures
Do your kids seek adventure? Explore the Central Coast’s diverse natural wilderness and Australia’s largest outdoor activity centre. Here you can explore their range of exciting outdoor activities including horse riding, abseiling, laser skirmish, quad biking, archery and the Bear Grylls survival courses, all in a scenic family-friendly environment.

4 – Norah Head Lighthouse
Be amazed by the Norah Head Lighthouse’s expansive 360° views and see for yourself why it is one of the Coast’s most popular tourist attraction. Climb to the top of the historic tower or enjoy the scenery with a picnic on the beach while the kids discover the fascinating stories of shipwrecks along the coastline and what life was like for a light keeper. Don’t forget your camera, because the views at the Norah Head Lighthouse are to die for.

5 – Cook with Australia’s first MasterChef
Are your children MasterChef’s in the making? Well, why not cook up a storm with the country’s first MasterChef – Julie Goodwin? Julie’s courses cater to taste buds big and small, which makes it the perfect day out for all the family. See her website for further information on the special events held these holidays.

Melinda McCrone

Writing from the spectacular Central Coast, Melinda McCrone is the Marketing Manager for Crowne Plaza Terrigal. Melinda has a young family of her own, which means her unique insight into the popular attractions available just north of Sydney, are not only credible, but they’re tried and tested.

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