Ok moms, it’s time to take your seats and fasten your seatbelts. Australia has it all for the perfect family vacation. For all the moms out there, here’s a short ride through the land Down Under.
Why everyone should love koalas in Brisbane
Sydney – Brisbane: 731 km
The capital of Queensland is one of the most populous cities in Australia. Defined by its touristic appeal, Brisbane is the perfect getaway destination for your family. While you will love seeing unique and breathtaking Queenslander architecture, your kids will treasure some other memories from this popular city. With this in mind, you should definitely take them to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to get to know dingos, kangaroos, pythons, and koalas. Did you know that Brisbane is one of a few places on Earth where people are allowed to cuddle koalas? In fact, koalas from Brisbane are so nice to us that they pose for pictures with humans – I certainly wouldn’t want to miss that act of kindness.
Discover the new meaning of ‘family friendly’ at Kangaroo Island
Sydney – Kangaroo Island: 1291 km
Kangaroo Island has to be on everyone’s ‘places to go’ list. This place is practically a definition for the off-the-beaten-track location. Now, if you ask why Kangaroo Island is great for kids, well, that would make this article unreadably long. So, let me just summarize – Kangaroo Island is practically a green playground made by nature itself. You’ll be able to relax your mind and soul while your kids are safely playing around. Plenty of outdoor activities for the entire family, as well as the impeccable tourist attractions, guarantee you an exquisite travel experience.
Dreams do come true in Gold Coast
Sydney – Gold Coast: 686 km
Gold Coast is definitely a heaven on Earth for kids. Why? Well, I haven’t seen as many jaw-dropping theme parks anywhere else in the world. Dreamworld is widely popular for its ‘Big 9 Thrill Rides’ including Tail Spin and the Wipeout, among others. And, there’s a kid ride too. SeaWorld, of course, offers the unforgettable experience of playing with lovely animals like dolphins and seals. In Movie World theme park, your kids will enjoy Superman Escape and Wild West Falls Adventure Ride. Wet ‘n’ Wild Park is all about family fun – and, if your kids are interested in surfing, you can find some quality surf gear here. Regardless of which theme park you choose, believe me, a single visit won’t be enough. Your kids will drag you off there for the second time before you know it.
Tasmania – for adventurers over eight years of age
Sydney – Tasmania: 925 km
As I was looking up information about Tasmania, I realized that, for some reason, this island state is often overlooked by many tourists. Big mistake! Tasmania’s breathtaking landscapes and the amazing coastline will satisfy even the biggest adventure junkies among us. However, while there are plenty of things to do with kids, wait until they turn at least eight years of age to take them to this isolated place (240 km away from the Australian mainland). And, when you take them to Tasmania, don’t leave before you take the Tahune Airwalk.
The Great Barrier Reef for true wizards of adrenaline
Sydney – Great Barrier Reef: 1766 km
I saved the best for last. Put a cherry on top by visiting Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef with your family members. Those who go for high-adrenaline activities can enjoy aircraft, helicopter tours, scuba diving, whale watching, as well as cruise ship tours. The Great Barrier Reef consists of more than 100 exotic and unique islands, meaning that there’s a piece of paradise for everyone.
It’s hard to imagine better family destination than Australia. The land of sun, fun, and the ocean is the perfect place to rejuvenate all your senses and give your kids the greatest travel experience.