Australia is a broad, bronzed and open-skied country, which is ideal for family travel. It is a dazzlingly diverse country strewn with surf beaches, tropical reefs, and snowy heights.
No matter how small the distance between locations, you will never get bored while moving around because you will meet people that are closer to ground level than you are actually. There are several places in Australia that everybody will enjoy visiting, some of which include:
Even though the size of Tasmania is small, it has engaging history and accessible wilderness that is best for a family driving holiday. You can drive into a campervan for a ‘lap of the map’. Some of the places you can visit include sea-kayaking around Coles Bay, scaling the treetops at the Tahune Forest AirWalk camping in Freycinet National Park, beachcombing along Ocean Beach on the wild west coast, and careening down Mt Wellington on a mountain bike.
You can meet with Tasmania’s ghosts on spooky tours of Launceston, Hobart, and Port Arthur after dark; there are only a few in existences. If you are visiting on rainy days, you can visit Hobart’s excellent museums. Take your kids to Tasmania today, and they will enjoy every step they take.
The visit to the country’s biggest city is another way to enjoy your tour in Australia. The beautiful scenery with the endlessly photogenic waterway is part of what you will enjoy seeing. Take your kids onto a bumbling old Sydney ferry to view. Some of what you can do at the Sydney Harbour include seeing the Sydney Opera House from the water, have a picnic on Cockatoo Island or Fort Denison, chug under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and take a high-speed catamaran to Manly Beach for a surfing lesson. After all the viewing, you can then take your family to the Darling Quarter Playground, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Australian National Maritime Museum, and the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium.
The Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s most underrated weekenders. You can visit Kangaroo Island with the use of bob across Backstairs Passage or roll onto a car ferry. There are many enjoyments for kids at Kangaroo Island including stinky, grumpy residents at Seal Bay Conservation Park and they will enjoy the sights at the Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park. There are also sand-dunes for sandboarding, pelican-feeding sessions, and honey farms, surf beaches, fishing jetties, caves and wildlife parks in between these places. When it is time for food, take your kids to the pub in Kingscote for some fish and chips and Kangaroo Island wine.
Unlike some years ago, Canberra is now more than a political centre of Australia. Canberra is the nation’s capital, and it is now a good city for kids with multiple picnic spots, easy parking and plenty of space to run around.
Pay a visit to the Australian War Memorial and go silly at the National Arboretum Playground. At these places, your kids will see the beauty of trees at the fore. If you visit this place with older kids, take them to Questacon, which is also known as the National Science and Technology Centre. It is laced with stimulating exhibits.
Brisbane is Australia’s most kid-friendly city. The city has a big river (the Brisbane River) with a ferry to take around central Brisbane. The South Bank Parklands offer BBQs, playgrounds, lawns, and the slow-spinning Wheel of Brisbane back in the city. There is also a traditional, lifeguard-patrolled Streets Beach there with a fantastic tree house playground at New Farm Park.