With the school holidays coming up – it’s time to start planning. Family travel planning can be a juggle, and it’s definitely easier to plan with a family-friendly destination in mind.
Just a stone’s throw away, Australia is an easy destination for family-friendly holidays, and no matter which state you travel to, there is something to excite all members of the family. The wide selection of activities for kids ranges from animal and wildlife experiences to nature-based activities and thrill-seeking adventures.
“Families will be spoilt for choice with an array of new experiences. For everyone who’s missed Australia, there’s no better time to awaken your sense of wonder and unlock your imagination than here and now.” To be attributed to Brent Anderson, Regional General Manager, South & South East Asia (SSEA), Tourism Australia
Get inspired with this list of regions and their top family-friendly experiences that will definitely leave you spoilt for choice, regardless of age.
Australia Coastal Safaris, SA
The Eyre Peninsula abounds with coastal and land-based adventures just waiting to be experienced, and Australian Coastal Safaris has a range of tours specially designed to get the most out of this amazing part of South Australia. Families can get up close and personal with a fearsome great white, play with sea lions, get eye-to-eye with koalas, see birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat, go fishing, and even indulge in Australia’s best and freshest seafood.
Kalbarri Skywalk, WA
Breathtaking twin skywalks in Kalbarri National Park boast stunning vistas of the Murchison River Gorge’s rust-red cliffs, flowing water, and bushland from high above. People of all ages and physical abilities are welcome to visit and able to enjoy feeling like they are floating above the beautiful vista of the Murchison River Gorge spread out below them.
‘Wildlife Wonders’ Ecotours, VIC
Wildlife Wonders invites you to experience the wild side of the Great Ocean Road, to explore a spectacular Australian bushland environment, where the forest meets the sea, just 5km from Apollo Bay.
Urban Surf, VIC
Australia’s first surf park, URBNSURF offers a friendly, safe and controlled environment for families and kids to enjoy surfing together, great for pros and beginners.
Whale Watching, Newcastle, NSW
Each year from June to November, the Newcastle coastline becomes a little busier with around 35,000 humpback whales making their seasonal commute. Visitors can get to watch the fascinating marine mammals up close in their natural environment.
Gold Coast Theme Parks, QLD
From the world’s tallest and fastest thrill rides, to parks where you can see native Australian wildlife, or splash around in swimming pools and water slides; you’ll find it all on the Gold Coast. Meet your favourite movie characters and super-heroes; or swim with dolphins and sharks.
National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra, ACT
Dinosaur fans of all ages will completely ‘dig’ the National Dinosaur Museum, located in Canberra’s Gold Creek Village. One of Canberra’s premier attractions, it is home to the largest permanent display of dinosaur fossils in Australia. Wander through the lifelike models in the newly renovated and landscaped Dinosaur Garden, and browse Canberra’s largest display of minerals, fossils and crystals for sale.
This is a press release distributed by Tourism Australia.
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