With so much space to explore Australia is a country that's full of surprises. Why not spend your time diving or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, visiting a remote cattle station, blending your own wine, or learning how to throw a boomerang?
Australia is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans and is home to a wide variety of landscapes, from mountains to coral reefs and outback deserts to rain forests. As home to a variety of unique animal species that can't be found anywhere else, it's the perfect place to indulge your inner explorer while you spot kangaroos, koalas, and duck-billed platypuses.
We can organise a huge variety of fun-filled family activities while you're in the Land Down Under, including a private behind the scenes visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo with your own expert Senior Zoo Keeper, or a sunset boat ride out of Darwin where you can witness the renowned egg laying ritual of the flatback and oliver ridley turtles.
Australia undoubtedly has something for everyone and with unique activities and impressive sights you won't possibly have a second to be bored, and the friendly and easy going locals will make you feel relaxed and have you smiling all day.
Australia really does have something for all the family with a huge amount to see and experience. We'll show you the best parts of Australia, and will work with you to create a bespoke travel itinerary that will allow you the freedom to pick and choose the areas you that you'd like to visit.
New South Wales
As home to many fascinating landmarks New South Wales is a geographical wonderland. From the coastline to the outback, you'll find nearly every land form imaginable in this state. Visit the well-known features such as the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains, the wild gum trees, and the exotic rain forests that contrast with arid plains. Sydney is a free spirited vibrant city and is surrounded by stunning National Parks.
About 30% of the Northern Territory's population is Aboriginal, and as this state has been their home for 40,000 years it's the best place to Australia to really experience all that Aboriginal culture has to offer. Between that and the vibrant tropical city of Darwin, and the natural wonders of Alice Springs and Ayers Rock, the Northern Territory is a great place to go for a truly Aussie experience.
The island of Tasmania is the smallest of Australia's states, but it also one of it's most diverse. Dense rain forests, unexplored wilderness, alpine moors and rich agricultural land await, along with gentle valleys dotted with historic towns, hundreds of lakes, and sweeping white beaches. The state's dense vegetation, rugged terrain, and rain forested wilderness make it the perfect place to view unique Australian wildlife, including the elusive Tasmanian devil.
The tropical state of Queensland is home to year-round natural attractions like the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rain Forest. The climate ensures a wonderful outdoor lifestyle, and with miles of beautiful white beaches to play on, it's easy to see why Queenslanders spend so much time out of doors. Brisbane is Queensland’s capital city and is famous for its great sub-tropical weather and its warm friendly people.
South Australia is the driest state in this, the driest continent in the world. Its landscapes range from desert plains dotted with salt lakes, to wetlands which are home to an extraordinary variety of wildlife. South of the capital city of Adelaide you will find Kangaroo Island, which is well worth a visit as many of the island's plants and animals are extinct elsewhere making it a great location for wildlife lovers.
The colony of Victoria was formed in 1851 with Melbourne as its capital. A friendly, multicultural city with over 3,000 restaurants, Melbourne is the place to go if you're a foodie. From fine cuisine to a vibrant café culture you'll find something for every palate here. Melbourne locals are known to love their sports, so why not take in a cricket game or some Aussie rules football?
Australia's largest state stretches from the tropical shores of the Timor Sea in the north down the Indian Ocean coastline to the wilds of the south-west before tumbling into the Southern Ocean. The landscape is dominated by red earth in the central and northern regions and is home to some of Australia's most spectacular gorges.
Because our family adventure travel itineraries are completely bespoke, we can tailor the experiences you'll enjoy to your exact specifications. Below you'll find just a few suggestions to help you personalise your itinerary.
Hot Air Balloon Over Melbourne
Find yourself floating gently over the city of Melbourne an hour before sunrise with this wonderful, unique experience. There are few major cities in the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and there is certainly no better way to take in Australia's second largest city. Watch the city come to life in the morning as you look down on it from on high.
Cruising on Sydney Harbour
Board "Calypso" - a 52 foot, private, crewed motor cruiser that will show you Sydney from an altogether different angle. Whilst cruising this iconic harbour you will have the opportunity to sit back and soak in the wonderful views, including Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Luna Park, and Fort Denison. For those feeling energetic there is also the option to swim or kayak.
Bush Chef Dinner in Tasmania
For those that really want to go off the beaten track, try something different with a unique Tasmanian game food experience, cooked and served by your own “Bush Chef”. Head to a stunning and remote location in the Tasmanian wilderness to enjoy your traditional meal and keep your eyes open for the eastern quoll and other native species including possums, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, bettong and the odd Tasmanian devil.
The Junior Rangers Program - Heron Island
For younger adventures aged between 7 and 12 a trip to Heron Island is a must. While parents relax surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef the Junior Rangers Program offers a range of nature-based activities designed to nurture a sense of exploration and caring for the environment, from reef walks to bird-watching and beach combing there will be plenty to keep you busy.
Surfing on Bondi Beach
Enjoy taking part in Australia's most well known past time in one of the most iconic surfing locations in the world. Have your own private Bondi Surf Guide show you the best Bondi has to offer, or join in with like minded individuals in a group lesson. Lessons can be catered for those who have never tried surfing before all the way up to those at a professional level and everyone in between.
Our dedicated Adventure consultant will be able to put together a bespoke quote for your perfect adventure holiday. The prices below include accommodation, a complete itinerary of activities, luxury transfers between destinations and any English speaking guides that you'll need along the way.
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