Everyone can find something to enjoy in Australia’s many towns and natural wonders, from kiddie explorers and beach-loving teenagers to culture-hungry adults and foodies of all ages.
Good thing there are plenty of places to see and experience in Australia if you want to create priceless family holiday memories. Here are the top 3 destinations to visit for young families:
1. Cairns and the Far North (Queensland)
Parents and their children will be in awe of the natural wonders they can enjoy firsthand at Cairns. Here, you can decide to explore the general area first and begin your tour at the Esplanade and splash around in the Cairns Lagoon.
Between Cairns, Kuranda, and Port Douglas, there’s so much to see and do. With kids in tow, having a car and a flexible schedule are essential to make the most of your trip. Here, you can go snorkelling together and explore the Great Barrier Reef on a family cruise, and then spot crocodiles, cassowaries and other wildlife in the Daintree Rainforest.
Ready for some cultural immersion and a day of wholesome activities in Australia’s capital city?
Canberra is the perfect destination for culture lovers of all ages, thanks to its top-notch museums and galleries that usually feature activities specifically for kids. Visit the War Memorial, Parliament House, National Gallery, and Questacon before stopping at the Old Bus Depot for some delicious food.
Here, families can easily bounce between exploring acclaimed cultural establishments and engaging in exhilarating outdoor excursions in one day, thanks to the city’s compact size and proximity to the bushland. Enjoy a variety of activities on Lake Burley Griffin, go hot air ballooning, or cycle along one of the many stunning bike trails.
3. The Grampians
Three hours west of Melbourne, the sandstone ridges of the Grampians provide family-friendly adventures in addition to a very upscale food and wine culture. Kangaroos, emus, and deer are part of the everyday scene in the towns around the area.
Here, you can take part in adrenaline-pumping activities like hiking and rock climbing. You may access panoramic lookouts like Reeds and Boroka that offer sweeping views of the region’s hills and valleys; that is, after hiking past beautiful gushing waterfalls like Splitter Falls and MacKenzie Falls.
You can also immerse yourself in authentic Aboriginal culture at Brambuk, spend some time canoeing on Lake Bellfield, or go rock climbing with the kids. With outstanding local eating options and a few cellar doors to explore in this renowned wine region, you can cap off your day’s adventures with some vino and kid-friendly food and beverage options.
More to See and Do
This short list barely scratches the surface of family-friendly Australian holiday destinations, but it’s a start.
So, why not begin exploring Australia with these three and keep adding to your family travel bucket list and treasure trove of memories?
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