4 must-do activities on a family holiday to Australia

4 must-do activities on a family holiday to Australia

When asked about their dream holiday destinations, the majority of people will mention Australia. This is not a coincidence - the infamous Land Down Under is one of the most unique destinations in the world, offering a great mixture of culture, fun, and relaxation.

4 must-do activities on a family holiday to Australia

If you and your family have, too, been dreaming of visiting Australia, make sure you don’t leave before trying the following activities!

Experience a major city

Your family holiday to Australia should include at least one of these iconic cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Perth. Each of them are teeming with activities that cater to families. In Sydney, you can take a walk around the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, then hop on a ferry to Manly for a relaxing day at the beach. Melbourne is known for its creative street art, laneways, and quirky cafés, which make for a perfect city day out. Brisbane, on the other hand, has a much more laid-back atmosphere, with riverside gardens and wildlife parks, while Perth boasts its selection of beautiful beaches and parks. Whichever major city you choose to visit, you will be sure to experience Aussie culture first-hand.

Get up close with the wildlife

No trip to Australia would be complete without experiencing its diverse wildlife. Visit one of the many wildlife sanctuaries or zoos, such as Taronga Zoo in Sydney or Melbourne Zoo, to see kangaroos, koalas, and wombats up close. For a more immersive experience, head to Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia, where you can see these animals in their natural habitat, alongside seals, penguins, and various other bird species. Besides being super fun, it’s also a fantastic way to educate children about nature and the importance of preserving it.

Give water sports a go

Australia's extensive coastline offers endless opportunities for water sports, making it a paradise for families who love a bit of adrenaline! From surfing at Bondi Beach, snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, to kayaking around the Whitsunday Islands, you can try your hand at various new water sports. Beginners and children can take lessons in surfing or stand-up paddleboarding, which are easy to find at most popular beaches.

The infamous Land Down Under is one of the most unique destinations in the world, offering a great mixture of culture, fun, and relaxation.

Explore the Outback

The Australian Outback is a vast and breathtaking landscape that offers a glimpse into the heart of the country’s natural beauty. A visit to Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory is an absolute must. This massive sandstone monolith is deeply sacred by the Anangu people, which offers an insight into the country’s indigenous roots. Pro tip: visit the attraction early in the morning or late in the evening, for the most beautiful sunrise or sunset of your lifetime! Additionally, the Outback has many other attractions and opportunities for scenic hiking and learning about the country’s Aboriginal culture, so you are truly spoiled for choice here.

Final reminder...

With so much to do and see, it is now only the question of how to fit everything in! Make sure your visit is long enough to really take in Australia’s beauty. But, if your trip still falls short, don’t worry - like many other visitors, you can always come back for more!

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