Summer is coming soon and it’s time to start thinking of your family travel plans. SingleDad has a suggestion; what about Australia? Read our Traveling Dad Travel review and tips on taking your kids to Australia this summer.
your kids to Australia
is a fantastic, metropolitan country with so much on offer for adults and kids
alike. But it’s a huge place and deciding where to go can be tough, especially
when you have the needs of your children to consider. Before you book your
flights to Australia, we have a rundown of some of the most
kid-friendly areas for you to think about.
Queensland is Australia’s second largest state with Brisbane as its capital.
It’s a gorgeous city with average temperatures of around 30°C at the height of
summer. In terms of things to do; where do I start? The Lone Pine Koala
Sanctuary is a fantastic day out for everyone, with a wide variety of native
wildlife, including kangaroos, wombats and of course, koalas – more than 130 in
fact. There are feeding opportunities and the chance to cuddle a koala, which
makes for a great photo opportunity. The South Bank Parklands also make for a
wonderful day out. You can really relax here and just enjoy the company of your
little ones. There’s bike riding, riverside walks and some stunning spots to
enjoy a picnic. For more robust kids, think about taking them to the Riverlife
Adventure Centre, where you can kayak, hike, rollerblade and abseil among other
New South Wales
When you think about Australia, no doubt Sydney springs to mind straight away.
There are so many things on offer here you could probably spend a whole year
getting through them. A real highlight is the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, where
you can arrange an overnight stay for you and the kids so you can all
experience the sights and sounds of the zoo after dark. The Justice and Police
Museum is also a really cool way to spend a good half day, letting the kids
play cops and robbers to their hearts’ content while learning about the darker
side of Sydney’s history. The collection of old weapons is pretty gruesome, but
your kids will probably revel in the gore of it all.
Melbourne is a city jam-packed full of activities to enjoy with children of all
ages. There’s the Enchanted Maze Garden, which
is about an hour’s drive from Melbourne itself. Here you can enjoy a bit of
tree surfing – if you have a head for heights that is. You’re up in the trees
making your way through 50 different obstacles. There are four different
courses of varying difficulty levels (though obviously we’d all go for the Dude
Course, right?) and all your safety gear is provided. It’s for adults and
children over 135cm, so great for preteens and teenagers. For a more chilled
out day, the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm is Australia’s largest strawberry
producer. On season, you can pick the fruit (strawberries, cherries and
raspberries) then indulge in one of the amazing desserts on offer.
you book your flights to Australia, it might be worth having a look online to
check out single parent groups in your chosen area to join for the duration of
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