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"Family Travel Australia - keeping the kids happy!"
Whilst we did most of our travelling as a couple, we've now entered the next phase of our lives, travelling with kids! Australia certainly has some great destinations for the whole family to enjoy but it can take a bit more thought and preparation.
We certainly tend to stay in apartment type hotels so we have more flexibility when it comes to meal times for example. And even I will phone the local travel agent to help organise and book everything, just to make things easier....which is why I've teamed up with Flight Centre, my favourite local travel agent, to bring you ideas for family Australian Holidays .
Top Ten Family Holidays Spots in Australia
For a fun holiday that the whole family can enjoy, look no further than your own backyard. From family adventure to beach side fun, Australian holidays have something for everyone. Kids will love spotting wildlife, swimming in protected beaches or skiing down slopes while you soak up the beautiful scenery. Here are our top ten picks for family travel Australia.
The Gold Coast, Queensland
The Gold Coast is a long time family favourite and a perfect destination for family travel Australia. It is here that all ages can enjoy fun in the surf, fishing by the bays and thrills and spills at the surrounding theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World and Movie World. For more information go to Gold Coast Holiday
and Gold Coast Theme Parks
Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
Not all family holidays have to be by the beach. Have you thought about taking the kids skiing? Ski holidays are a great way to exercise and have fun in the great outdoors. For the ultimate family ski holiday head to the Snowy Mountains where you’ll find a total of four ski fields to choose from.
If the thought of beautiful heritage sites and sea breezes doesn’t grab your kid’s attention, the Cadbury Factory is sure to peak their interest. Laid-back and peaceful, Hobart is the perfect place for families to explore and satisfy their sweet tooth. For more information go to Hobart Australia
Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin is a great destination to experience Australia’s multicultural side and life in the Top End - a good education piece for Family Travel Australia. The vibrant and tropical city is well geared towards tourists with numerous family friendly resorts available. Away from the resorts you can enjoy a family adventure with a trek through Kakadu National Park or learn about Indigenous culture on a tour. For more information go to Kakadu
and Darwin Australia
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Get back to nature and give your kids the opportunity to spot animals in the wild by taking a trip to Kangaroo Island. Located off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island has a number of pristine national parks and conservation areas that are home to fur seals, penguins, echidnas and koalas. For more details go to Kangaroo Island Australia
Broome, Western Australia
Famous for its sunsets, the beachside town of Broome has an energy and atmosphere like no other. Located on the coast of north Western Australia, Broome is a great location for a family beach holiday and family travel Australia. Catch a movie at the world’s oldest outdoor ‘deck chair’ movie theatre, see the ancient dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point, or simply sit back and admire Broome’s beauty. Go to Broome Australia
for more details
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
For an affordable beach side holiday, Coffs Harbour is hard to beat. The sea side city is located on the New South Wales coast and has a number of popular family attractions including the Big Banana and the Coffs Harbour Aquarium. The city’s protected beaches also make it an ideal holiday destination for small children. Go to Coffs Harbour Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is a must-do on any traveller’s list. Kids especially will relish the chance to see and learn about the world’s largest coral reef system. A family holiday in sunny Cairns is the ideal stepping off point to see the reef. In addition to snorkelling and beach activities, the tropical city is also beloved for its spectacular hinterland including the Daintree Rainforest. Go to Great Barrier Reef Australia
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Alice Springs is the perfect place to give your kids a taste of outback Australia and experience family travel Australia. Spark their sense of adventure with a visit to the award winning MacDonnell Ranges Family Park or see a show at the Nature Theatre in Alice Springs National Park and catch a glimpse of some of Australia’s rare native animals. Go to Alice Springs Australia
Lorne is a jewel along the Great Ocean Road. A beautiful beachside town beloved for its crystal clear waters, long stretches of beach and lush hinterland. Every summer Victorian families head to Lorne to enjoy a beach holiday and attend Falls Festival during the Christmas and New Year’s Period. Go to Great Ocean Drive
for more details.
About the Author: Lauren Buvill - I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling you'll find me playing mermaids while snorkelling the reefs of the South Pacific or foraging through the flea markets of Paris.
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