If it’s an authentic appreciation of nature’s beauty that you want to foster in your children, Saffire Freycinet allows you to do so without distraction. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows that frame your view of Tasmania’s Cole Bay immerse guests so entirely in the surrounds that the divide between outdoors and in becomes uncertain. There are a number of half- and full-day tours available to acquaint little guests with the wilderness, including the opportunity to (almost) come nose-to-snout with a Tasmanian devil. Embark on a journey to Wineglass Bay and visit sandy beaches that are dotted around the Freycinet coastline.
Sample prized Pacific oysters and champagne for breakfast as you stand knee-deep in a working oyster farm. FIVE STAR KIDS VOLUME 7 2015
SILKY OAKS LODGE
Every child has jungle- clad dreams in which they have a treehouse to call their own. Fantasies reveal themselves as a very luxurious reality at Silky Oaks Lodge, a rainforest retreat situated on the banks of the Mossman Gorge River in Tropical North Queensland. In the ecology lesson of a lifetime, families can take a full-day excursion to the Great Barrier Reef, spot crocodiles on the Daintree River and practise their riding style on Wonga Beach. Cycle to Mossman Gorge on a mountain bike from the Porter’s Shed. Enjoy private, candlelit riverside dining.