Raise your hand if you’re keen for a holiday? Us too! Which is why we asked our well-travelled Holidays with Kids team to share their favourite places in the Land Down Under, so you can add them to your Aussie bucket list.
The HWK team share their favourite domestic holiday spots.
If your family loves all things wildlife, then why not take the next Sealink ferry across to one of Australia’s last true wilderness sanctuaries on your next trip? Kangaroo Island is a veritable zoo of seals, birds, dolphins, echidnas and kangaroos, surrounded by untamed coastal landscapes and surging seas. Here, the pace is slow and laid-back – the kind of place where kids ride bikes to school and farmers wave as you drive on by – perfect for some welldeserved R&R.
where to stay Kangaroo Island Beach Lodges
A popular mini-break for Sydneysiders, even at their most crowded the Blue Mountains offer hidden pockets of solitude. With deep gorges, chiselled sandstone outcrops and a dense canopy of eucalypts exuding a mist of oil that gives them their bluecoloured haze and namesake, it’s not hard to see why the national park is considered one of the country’s most beautiful.
where to stay
Emirates One&only Wolgan Valley, Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains
The Red Centre
There is something about the red sands, starry skies, endless sacred sites and middle-ofnowhere appeal that makes the Red Centre pure magic. The roll-call of attractions reads like a greatest hits list: Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and Palm Valley – to name just a few. A holiday here is a great way for little ones to connect with and learn about Aboriginal art and culture, while also experiencing the wild Aussie outback.
where to stay Resort
The Tasman Peninsula is a real hidden gem. Just one hour from Hobart families will find beautiful coastal landscapes, historic sites and outdoor activities galore – think bushwalking, surfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing – perfect for a weekend away, a day trip or lingering longer.
where to stay NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park