With Australia’s sun-soaked beaches, vibrant cities, unique flora and fauna and rich culture, it’s worth visiting as a family and when you add a meaningful environmental conservation project to all these, it’s heaven!
Starting with Sydney, only a handful know about its superb attractions for kids. The Royal Botanic Gardens have a great array of exciting, rare and endangered plants in the world and the National Art Gallery prepares wonderful kid-friendly programs. Head to majestic Darling Harbour and the Circular Quay where street performers and clowns transform Sydney into an enchanting city for the kids and the kids at heart.
In the spectacular Blue Mountains, just a few hours’ drive or an incredible 45 minute heli-flight from Sydney, a highlight of your trip will be helping in the conservation of Australia’s iconic native species including wallabies and kangaroos, and even your little ones can get involved in doing survey counts of these fascinating marsupials as they bounce past. You can assist researchers, and also help prevent soil erosion. You will also learn a lot about the country’s flora and fauna, and play an important part in protecting and preserving it.
Moving down to Australia’s latest “hot spot” Tasmania, outside of Hobart is the Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs, a perfect place for family friendly outings. You may go for a guided tour and explore the beautiful caves full of magnificent rock formations or visit the naturally heated swimming pool! Your kids will love the maze inspired theme park custom-built for younger children. We can even take you to a special island where you can encounter Tasmanian Devils and Wombats in the wild.
Don’t forget to visit Bay Conservation Park where you can see the colony of a thousand sea lions. Drop by Flinders Chase National Park for short walking tours which are perfect for kids. Be immersed in the island’s history with the Lighthouse Heritage Walk, or witness the colony of fur seals in their native habitat on the Admirals Arch Walk.
Melbourne offers numerous family-friendly places from wildlife parks to interactive museums. Head to Philip Island for penguins and lovely walks. For some Barrier Reef time, Green Island and Hamilton Island are perfect for families, or choose one of the following family-friendly cruises: Reef Magic cruises, Passions of Paradise cruises or Big Cat Green Island cruises.
Stimulate the little scientists in your kids in Canberra’s Questacon, the National Science and Technology Center and they will surely have the adventure in their life experiencing an earthquake, falling down the slide, playing air hockey with a robot or you can also take them to the Zone3 and the Pod Playground for more fun.
From north to south or east to west, visit Australia and get ready to uncover many secrets and hidden treasures with your family.
Hands Up Holidays’ travel specialists know there is so much to discover in Australia and can advise you on the places to explore, adventures to try and experience. They can prepare a tailor-made luxury program just for you and your family to get the most out of your vacation and make a lasting difference by volunteering on a meaningful environmental conservation project in Australia
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