Australia has always seemed to lure an adventurous type of tourist or holiday maker and there is a misconception that Australia is not a place for a family holiday, but that is not the case. It is time to stop thinking of Australia as a backpacker paradise and start seeing the potential it has to be the perfect family destination. Australia isn’t just about the beaches either, there are so many amazing locations to enjoy with the whole family. Whether you are a resident of Australia looking to go on a family trip or you are visiting from abroad, Australia offers families a little bit of everything, and every member will most likely find something they enjoy. With that said, regardless of where you’re planning to travel, you should consider travel insurance as a top priority. You can receive travel insurance quotes from InsureandGo Australia if you’d like to learn what your options are. Below you will find some of the best family travel destinations in Australia that you might want to visit on your next family vacation!
Queensland – The Great Barrier Reef
Far North Queensland is perfectly set up for families who have an interest in visiting the Great Barrier Reef, one of our planet’s most extraordinary natural wonders, its largest coral reef system and the only living organism that is visible from space. In Townsville, ReefHQ is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and is a fantastic place for the whole family to learn about the Great Barrier Reef. There’s also a turtle hospital as well as great playgrounds and gelato options along the Strand. For koala encounters in the wild, jump on the ferry to Magnetic Island.
Depending on your kids’ ages you could even get them out scuba diving to view the reef up close but kids have to be 8 years old for a PADI Bubble maker experience. If the kids are keen to try to find Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef, stay on Green Island in Queensland, or take a day trip to the reef and snorkel. Tropical North Queensland has all kinds of structured activities to keep everyone busy the whole day.
Gold Coast Theme Parks
Gold Coast Theme Parks is a collection of four, yes four, different theme parks all situated across the Gold Coast. There is going to be something for everyone here and you could end up spending your entire holiday here and never running out of things to do. Choose from a variety of parks from Dream World, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. There is quite a lot of choice and numerous options for family fun.
Western Australia – Valley Of The Giants And Margaret River
The Valley of the Giants is an iconic attraction on the south coast of Western Australia between Denmark and Walpole and makes for an interesting experience for those families that aren’t afraid of heights. The area is famous for the Tree Top Walk suspended 40 metres high in the canopy of the ancient tingle forest. Take the kids along a walk across the tops of tingle trees for almost a full kilometer.
If this doesn’t seem like something your family would enjoy, Western Australia has some tamer attractions and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and best wineries in the world. Take a road trip to the nearby Margaret River region where you and the family can spend hours beach combing, ice-cream tasting, checking out the chocolate factory, visiting animal farms, meandering in mazes, whale watching, surfing and getting up close to real-life stingrays in Hamelin Bay.
Australia Is Family-Friendly
Family-friendly fun can be had everywhere in Australia and it truly is a country that has something for everyone, regardless of your age or your interests. Get the family together and start exploring some of what this stunning country has to offer. With so many choices for a fun-filled, family-friendly holiday destination, it’s not a question of where you will go but where will you go first!