When it comes time to plan your next holiday in Australia, there are countless places to consider for you and your family. However, some destinations are better for families than others are and there are some places that your children will absolutely love.
Here are our choices for the top 10 places to holiday in Australia with kids:
1. Gold Coast
There is no better holiday in Australia than a visit to the Gold Coast. Come for the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, the Magic Millions Racing Carnival, The Surfers Paradise Festival, Gold Coast Film Festival or the Quicksilver Pro Surfing Championship. There is also plenty of shopping, golf courses, delicious restaurants and family-friendly hotels. Your kids will love a holiday at the Gold Coast and so will you. Maximize your money and enjoy your time the most by purchasing holiday packages so that you can just relax and enjoy your trip.
2. Surfer’s Paradise in Queensland
Kids like nothing more than a little surf and sun, so head for Surfer’s Paradise in Queensland and get ready to have a great time. Surfer’s Paradise is a theme park that is great for smaller kids and older children as well and comes complete with fantastic beaches perfect for building a sandcastle or two.
3. Whitsunday Islands in Queensland
Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world and Queensland in particular boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere. Sail around the Whitsunday Islands, watch the whales and snorkel through the coral reefs. Your family will remember this beautiful, fun experience forever.
4. Port Arthur in Tasmania
Your kids might complain about learning history in school but they will not be complaining when you visit Port Arthur in Tasmania. Enjoy a living history fort from the 1800s and enjoy all the family-friendly activities, events and games.
5. Wolgan Valley
Located only a few hours away from Sydney is Wolgan Valley, a private wildlife conservation reserve surrounded by two national parks. Explore this breathtaking area on horseback or on foot with a local guide and enjoy the spring flowers or warm summer days.
6. Freycinet in Tasmania
Whether you want stunning mountains or beautiful blue waters, head for Frecinet in eastern Tasmania. Spend time at Wineglass Bay, rated one of the top 10 beaches in the world, or hike through the Freycinet National Park. Go kayaking, diving, fishing or sailing and then spread out on the beach for a little sunbathing. You and your children will never want to go back home.
7. Parsley Bay in Sydney
Of course, there are many famous places to visit in Sydney, such as the infamous Opera House, but there are some lesser-known places that are great for kids. For example, head for Parsley Bay, located on the eastern side of Sydney Harbour. Find the Parsley Bay Reserve sign near the bus stop, then walk down the lane to the bridge, and cross over. You will find yourself at a beautiful, secluded beach complete with playground and shallow water for kids to frolic. Remember to bring a picnic, swim towels and a change of clothes.
8. Rottnest Island in Western Australia
Take a ferry ride from Perth or Fremantle over to Rottnest Island (pictured above) and enjoy watching the fuzzy quokka animals. You cannot take cars onto the island but you can hire bikes once you are on the island and pedal down to the beach. Enjoy checking out the lighthouse, swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the beach. Bring a beach picnic with you or purchase one from one of the friendly vendors on the island.
9. Cleland Wildlife Park in South Australia
Go to the Cleland Wildlife Park in South Australia and visit Adelaide Hills, where kids can feed and play with wallabies, kangaroos, koala, emus and more. The animals are tame and friendly and children have a great time learning about the famous Australian animals and exploring.
10. Denmark in Southwestern Australia
Whether you want to swim, dive, fish, snorkel or just play on the beach, head for beautiful Denmark. Grownups will enjoy the local wineries and the kids will enjoy all the family-friendly activities on and near the beach. The weather is beautiful and the scenery is gorgeous.
When you are planning your family holiday in Australia, consider purchasing a holiday package such as Gold Coast holiday packages. Holiday packages make planning easy, economical and fun. Get out there and enjoy Australia with your kids today.