WHAT TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN SYDNEY

Indoor rainy day activities for both Sydney travellers and locals…

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> Try counting the fish at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
When you buy tickets online,

  • Adult, $28
  • Child, $19.60
  • Concession, $20

Opening Hours, 9:30am – 7pm

Location, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is located on the city side of Darling Harbour – 1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000

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> Swim with the sharks at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
General Admission when purchased online,

  • Adult, $17.50
  • Child, $10.50
  • Concession, $16

For an Intro Shark Dive (no experience required), $224

Opening Hours, 9:30am – 5pm

Location, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary is located a short walks away from the famous Manly Wharf – West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095 

> Get a good look at Australia’s animals at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
(Which is mostly indoors, so you can shield yourself from the rain)

Admission when purchased online,

  • Adult, $28
  • Child, $19
  • Concession, $23

Opening Hours, 9:30am – 5/7pm (changes subject to season)

Location, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is located right next to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds – 1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

> Pose with the celebs at Madame Tussauds
Tickets when purchased online,

  • Adult, $28
  • Child, $19.60
  • Concession, $25

Opening Hours, 9:30am – 8pm

Location, Madame Tussauds is located next to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo – Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

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> Get inside a submarine at the Maritime Museum
For the all inclusive ticket,

  • Adult, $27
  • Child (4-15 years), $16
  • Child (Under 4 years), FREE
  • Concession, $16

Opening Hours, 9:30am – 5pm (Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall ships is 4:10pm)

Location – 2 Murray Street, Sydney NSW 2000 

> Take your friends to one of Sydney’s Yum Cha establishments

> Indulge in some popcorn and a movie at Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
Ticket prices, 2D / 3D (Children are considered 15 and under)

  • Adult, $20 / $24
  • Children, $14.50 / $19
  • Students / Pensioners, $16.50 / $21

Discount Tuesdays, 2D / 3D

  • Adult, $13.50 / $16.50
  • Children, $12.50 / $16.50
  • Students / Pensioners, $12.50 / $16.50

“5 After 5” Student Mondays

  • All 2D tickets $5 after 5pm
  • All 3D tickets $8 after 5pm

*Does not include special events or special presentations
*Must have valid student ID
*Offer not available online
*Not valid on public holidays

Location – 380 Military Road, Cremorne NSW 2090

> Enjoy a themed high tea at The Langham
Location – 89-113 Kent St. Millers Point, Sydney NSW 2000

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> Check out the latest exhibits at the Art Gallery NSW
“The Art Gallery of NSW is one of Australia’s leading art museums. Over one million visitors a year enjoy the Gallery’s collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art. Located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour and only 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Admission to the Gallery is free, and so are our permanent galleries and most exhibitions and events.”

Opening Hours, 10am – 5pm 

Location – Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW 2000

> Stroll through the Australian Museum
For general admission,

  • Adult, $15
  • Child, $8
  • Concession, $8

Opening Hours, 9:30am – 5pm

Location – 6 College Street, Sydney NSW 2010

> Step onto the Locomotive no.1 at the Powerhouse Museum
“The Powerhouse Museum is the flagship venue of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). It’s unique and diverse collection spans science, technology, design and decorative arts, engineering, architecture, health and medicine, fashion and contemporary culture.

General Admission,

  • Adult, $15
  • Children (4-15 years), $8
  • Children (under 4 years), FREE
  • Students, $8

Opening Hours, 10am – 5pm

Location – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

> Take a tour of the Opera House
“Discover the stories, history and magic of Sydney Opera House with an incredible guided tour taking you underneath the world famous sails.”

Pricing,

  • Adult, $37
  • Child, $20
  • Concession, $28

Runs between 9am and 5pm. Running time: Approx 1hour

Location – Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

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> Hit the roof at Brookvale’s Northern Beaches Rockhouse
“The Northern Beaches Rockhouse has been a successful indoor climbing centre for over 19 years.” 

Pricing,

  • Adult, $22
  • Student, $20.50
  • Under 16, $16.50

For an extra $5 you can take part in the claustrophobic adventure caving. The Rockhouse has over 40m of tunnels and chambers that change shape and direction ready for you to explore. Challenge yourself to squeeze through the upwards & downwards ever changing system of tunnels in record time, great for practicing for the real thing. Glowstix are provided with the caving entry.

Opening Hours,

  • Monday, 4pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 9pm

Location – Unit 4E “Winbourne Estate” 9-13 Winbourne Road, Brookvale

> Strap on some skates and hit the ice in Macquarie
Entry Price,

  • Adult, $24
  • Child, $22
  • Student, $23

Opening Hours differ between school terms and school holidays. School term times are,

  • Monday, 9am – 11am, 3pm – 5pm, 8pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday, 9am – 11am, 3pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday, 9am – 11am, 3pm – 5pm, 8pm – 10pm
  • Thursday, 9am – 11am, 3pm – 5pm, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Friday, 9am – 11am, 3pm – 5pm, 7pm – 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 11am, 11:30am – 1:30am, 2pm – 4pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, 7pm – 9pm 

Location – Waterloo Road, NSW 2113

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