Australia is the perfect family destination, offering a wealth of child-friendly touring and accommodation options, enough to justify the long flight with kids in tow.
For active families wishing to take advantage of the sun-soaked shores and water-based activities, then snorkelling off the great barrier or ningaloo reef should be a high priority, though many also like to include swimming with dolphins or a leisurely kayak paddle on their itineraries.
Family-friendly walking trails are bountiful and range from easily accessible city walks to multiple-day walking excursions. If you want to keep on the go then there are always mountain biking excursions, learn to surf schools, or horse-riding options in various parts of the country, which can be easily incorporated into an itinerary to Australia.
For the less active, organised family-friendly touring options are available to gain an understanding into the Aboriginal heritage of the country, point out unique wildlife in its natural habitats, and of course to take in the country’s iconic attractions. Or you could simply sit back, relax, and take advantage of the facilities on-hand in one of the child-friendly resorts on offer.
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Recommended family accommodation options in Australia
Bullo River Station
the Bullo River Station combines remote, stunning wilderness with comfort, style and a fascinating insight into the colourful lifestyle of a true Australian.
Southern Ocean Lodge
Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, Southern Ocean Lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness.
Family activity ideas in Australia
Australian Coastal Safaris
David Doudle has a contagious passion for exploring and his home is the breathtaking undiscovered coastline of the Lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. David is a fourth generation local farmer; he has thirty years of living the perfect Australian lifestyle and guarantees his guests will encounter the true Australia at its very best.
Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour
This intimate tour is unique in that you have exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars and their crew. You will be taken backstage of one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world as it prepares for the upcoming performances.