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


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.

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