BACK TO NA­TURE: AUS­TRALIA

The world’s most pris­tine wilder­ness is in our own back­yard, so let’s ex­plore.

Five Star Kids - - WWW. FIVESTARKIDSMAGAZINE.COM. AU - Words Lau­ren McGroder

In a world of tow­er­ing sky­scrapers that race to out­grow each other and ho­tel suites so large that lit­tle ones can feel rather lost, the most mem­o­rable jour­ney is one that takes fam­i­lies back to na­ture. Vast skies, bound­less bod­ies of wa­ter and an­cient eu­ca­lypts are the star at­trac­tions at th­ese wilder­ness re­treats.

EMI­RATES ONE&ONLY WOL­GAN VAL­LEY RE­SORT & SPA EAGLEREACH WILDER­NESS RE­SORT

Cou­ples have long flocked to the Hunter Val­ley for the re­gion’s wines, but the area is just as suited to fam­i­lies who stay at Eaglereach. A two-, three- or four-bed­room Spa Lodge af­fords views of Bar­ring­ton Tops or the Pa­cific Ocean, while fish­ing, yab­by­ing and stargaz­ing of­fer an in­creas­ingly rare en­counter with Aus­tralia’s flora and fauna. Kayak on Goona­rook La­goon.

En­joy a pic­nic with a ham­per packed with fresh pro­duce.

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