Few places in the world are as kid-friendly as the paradise of Vanuatu. With its endless sunshine, blissful beaches, underwater worlds, mountains and more, all just three hours by plane from most capital cities in Australia, this stunning string of islands offers families the opportunity to reconnect with each other and nature in every way, from sedate snorkelling safaris to scaling live volcanoes. There are almost too many beaches, waterfalls and lagoons to count in Vanuatu, but if you’re going to attempt it ,Mele Cascades is the place to start. Located in the capital, Port Vila, the cascades are perfect for little adventurers. Kids can run, jump, paddle and swim till their heart’s content in the fresh clear waters, but beware, the hike can be a little steep in places and little ones may need a helping hand, or a set of shoulders to ride on along the way.