Traveling around the world and visiting memorable locations is something almost everyone dreams about, but once you have children, things tend to change. The dream stays, but it may seem impossible to fulfill it while taking care of your kids. Luckily, there are places around the world you can visit with your family and get some of the most beautiful memories together. Australia is perfect for a family vacation. We’ve come up with this short guide through some of the activities you can check out with your family all over Australia. Hopefully, this article will help you find your next family holiday location. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to it.
Western Australia is Australia’s largest state. It covers more than 2.5 million square kilometers and it really has a lot to offer for almost everyone. Its capital, Perth, is the sunniest capital of all the Australian states, and it offers countless interesting activities for all types of families. Western Australia features Adventure World, one of the biggest water parks in the country, with more than 30 different rides and attractions for all age groups. Western Australia is really rich with all types of activities for everyone. From active hiking and camping in Whiteman Park, all the way to the autism-friendly musical performance of Disney’s Aladdin, Western Australia is a perfect place for your family vacation.
Northern Territory is probably the best place in Australia for an active holiday with your family. It spreads throughout 1,35 million square kilometers with Darwin as its capital. There’s quite a lot to see and do, from mesmerizing coastal scenery, through some of the most beautiful national parks, and all the way to the desert regions of the Centre. You can go camel-riding, camping, hot-air balloon riding over the desert; you can enjoy safari trips, helicopter rides and you can explore Australia’s Outback in the best possible way – with your family. Start off from Darwin, a beautiful city with great things to offer, and make your way south from there. You will have the time of your life.
The second largest state in Australia is Queensland in the north-east of the country. It’s capital is Brisbane, and if you’re one of those people looking for great beaches and coastal fun with family – Queensland is definitely a place for you. With an abundance of beautiful locations like Moreton Island, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, and Hamilton Island, you can rest assured your kids will have a holiday of a lifetime. A wide variety of activities is available all around this state will ensure your vacation to Queensland becomes an experience you will never forget.
New South Wales
Probably the most well-known state in Australia is New South Wales. With Sydney as its capital, it spreads over 800,000 square kilometers and it borders Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia. Its capital is probably the biggest reason for the popularity of this state, as Sydney is the biggest city in Australia. With unique things to see, like the world-famous Opera House, or the amazing experience Sydney Harbor and Botanical Gardens provide to kids with autism, if you’re looking for a great place filled with amazing activities for the whole family – New South Wales and Sydney area are a great choice.
Australian Capital Territory
Surrounding the Australian capital, Canberra is the state of Australian Capital Territory. Known by its name the “Bush Capital” because of very distinctive farmlands and nature reserves, there are quite a lot of activities for you and your family can find in Australian Capital Territory. With the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, you get to enjoy water activities like kayaking and boat rides, while the rest of the city has quite a lot of historical and educational places to offer. If you have a child with autism or Asperger’s syndrome, you can take them to the Dinosaur Museum. These places are known for an amazing service, and there’s quite a lot to see there.
With Melbourne as its capital, Victoria spreads over 237,660 square kilometers to the south-east of the Australian continent. Known as the most densely populated state in Australia, Victoria is one of the world-famous locations for family trips and vacations. There is a wide range of family-friendly activities you can have in Victoria, from visiting the Melbourne Zoo or Collingwood Children’s Farm where your kids get to partake in farm activities and work directly with animals, all the way to the sandy beaches, kayaks, and paddleboards. Victoria offers some of the best places to learn about Aboriginal history and culture, and it offers all of these activities throughout the year.
Tasmania is absolutely beautiful, but it is one of the least explored states in Australia. Known for its breathtaking beauty, amazing wildlife, incredible coasts and mountain ranges, Tasmania is a place you go for stunning views and unforgettable experience. Some of the hiking tracks are very unique, and you can take your children on an active holiday through the beautiful 3 Capes Walk track to show them how vast Tasmanian wildlife really is. For those children with autism, there is the phenomenal Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, where you and your children can interact with some of the animals that are extinct everywhere else in the world. You can get your kids to play with kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus, penguins, and many other animals, so do your research and visit Tasmania. You will be surprised at the amount of great fun your family will have there.
Wrapping It Up
Australia is a vast country. It has 3 different time zones, so it’s perfectly natural it has a virtually endless amount of great vacation opportunities. We hope this short guide helped you make a clear distinction between certain parts of this country, but wherever in Australia you decide to go with your family, you will probably have the time of your life. So, don’t waste time and start packing right away.
”Ron Wolf is a stay at home dad and a weekend blogger from Australia. A background in home construction and hopefully the future, when the kid grows up a bit.”