1. Theme or Amusement Parks
- Theme attractions like the Sea World, Luna Park, Movie World, Wet n Wild and the White Water World are some of the best places to visit. The kids here can also get lessons on kayaking, jet skiing, surfing and whale watching. For nature lovers, don’t forget to check out the magnificent Currumbin Bird Sanctuary.
- Taking a ferry ride towards the North of Sydney, you can find the Luna Park, which is an amusement park for kids who love those Ferris Wheels and Tango Trains. With the spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour. Also in Melbourne, there is an abundance of school holiday activities at Luna Park, in addition to exhibition, shows and performances.
- If you need your child to develop some sporting habits during these holidays, then the Sydney Olympic Park is the best place where one can learn some new skills such as archery, circus, art and swimming.
2. Family friendly beaches
- The Great Barrier Reef couldn’t really be missed out this vacation. It is probably the best place in the world for snorkelling, surfing and underwater sea diving wherein your kids can get to know about the vibrant and gregarious sea life.
- The tropical island of the North Queensland is one of the most untouched and enchanting beauty hotspots in Australia. Here you must explore the Fitzroy Island, the Mossman Gorge and the Crystal Cascades, to count the least.
- If you are looking for a peaceful and a relaxation holiday idea, then the Penguin parade at the Phillip Island at the South Gippsland, could be a wonderful beach escape. The island is also a home to koalas and fur seals at the Koala Conservation Center.
3. Nature, Animal and Wildlife
- The Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s best weekender hotspots wherein at the Flinders Chase National Park and the Seal Bay Conservation Park, kids can fall in love with pelican feeding sessions, caves, fishing, jetties, sand boarding and of course, watching the honey bees do their work.
- Renowned worldwide, Tasmania is a small stretch of land in the South East of Australia and a great place for hiking, biking, nature walks and various other activities. And if you are lucky, you may also encounter the Tasmanian Devil!
- The Central Australia is the best place to explore a diverse range of wildlife and some crazy and bizarre landscapes. Here, you must enjoy checking out the Uluru, Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, King Canyon and the Darwin. The Ayers Rock Resort can be a perfect nearby camping destination.
- The Magic Mountain, Western Plains Zoo, Sea Rocks, Jetty Beach and the Kiola Beach Holiday Park at the New South Wales is a one-stop destination where you can spend your holidays by spotting kangaroos, try tobogganing, explore rock pools and have a fun time with your family and kids in private beaches.
- Many kids love the jungle experience. The Victoria’s High Country towns such as Mansfield, Bright and Beechworth, with it big-sized resorts, are one of the poshest and wild experiences that your child can get this vacation. Though it can be a bit pricey, the zeal of mountain biking, bushwalking and camping here is truly worth each dollar.
5. Exploring Science
- Located in Western Australia, the Perth city is a home to one of the biggest planetarium in Australia – the Scitech Discovery Center. Here your kid will learn about a wide range of science and astronomy topics via 1800 sound and laser projections.
- Also, don’t forget to check out the summer school science workshops at the Science Center and Planetarium at North Wollongong. Here you can learn more about science, cosmos and nature through live science shows and planetarium shows.
6. Glimpses of History and Past
- The Australian Museum is an extensive storehouse of cultural artefacts and glimpses of natural science. The hundreds of galleries at the Australia’s first public museum are dedicated to dinosaurs, indigenous Australians, natural science, Australian wildlife and some impeccable sculptures.
- Travelling to Victoria would let your kids explore and learn about some massive shipwrecked disasters and stories of Australia through laser shows at Warrnambool. Exploring the 12 Apostles here would also help kids to learn the geomorphology of the earth and the formation of limestone. The Apollo Bay and the Aireys Bay are some of the finest family-friendly towns in Australia. You can also learn about the story of the Eureka Stockade at the recreated 1850s gold rush town in the Sovereign Hill.