THINGS TO DO IN AUSTRALIA FOR KIDS
It’s easy to keep the children and adults entertained when you visit any
one of these attractions
outside Melbourne to come face-to-face with a family of long-limbed giraffes, playful and constantly curious meerkats and gigantic hippos.
Located just 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, Werribee Port Arthur Ghost Tours are a 90-minute lantern-lit adventure around Tasmania’s Port Arthur Historic Site as experienced guides share historical stories about frightful events and modern tales of unexplained ghost sightings.
The World Heritage-listed site claims to be one of Australia’s most haunted, with two centuries of documented ghost sightings under its belt, so at $65 for a family pass, it is a bargain family experience steeped in history.
On top of being entertained, my family learnt a lot about Australia’s settlement history from the tour, which is big business at Port Arthur.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 children, family passes $65.
4. BAY OF FIRES
The Bay of Fires is within Mount William National Park, which is a stunning region along Tasmania’s east coast and home to pristine white beaches, blue water and granite splashed with orange lichen.
Our family recently spent three nights camping in the conservation area at Cosy Corner just north of St Helens and could have happily stayed for a month. Here we lived among nature, rose with the sun and spent days exploring the rock pools and fishing off the beach for Australian salmon (we caught and released three)