Visiting Australia with Family? These are Perfect Destinations

With thousands of beaches, snowy mountains, national parks, opera houses and theme parks, Australia is a family-friendly destination. More-so there are countless places that are picture perfect. You could find a photography company to follow you around and capture unforgettable memories.

When visiting the country, all that parents will need to do is to properly plan as there is so much to do that it can be overwhelming. 

Tasmania

Whether you prefer beachcombing, sea kayaking, mountain biking or visiting museums, Tasmania has a lot to offer. What makes it perfect for a family holiday is the numerous activities that it has to offer. It is home to Mt. Wellington, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Freycinet National Park which is perfect for camping, Coles Bay and Ocean beach. 

Brisbane

Brisbane turns out to have some of the best activities for families. South Bank Parklands will keep the little ones busy with the Wheel of Brisbane and the playgrounds while parents enjoy a barbecue and relax on the lawns. Kids will enjoy swimming at Streets Beach and riding a ferry around the city. For various activities, the family should visit the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and Sciencetre and Gallery of Modern Art. New Farm Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary are worth a visit.

Gold Coast

Every child gets excited by the mere mention that they are going to visit a theme park. Gold Coast is home to Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and Movie World theme parks. There are activities for adults too. Besides the theme parks, there are water activities such as jet-skiing, whale watching, surfing and sea-kayaking among many others.

Sydney

This is the largest city in the country that is famous worldwide. With numerous activities that it has to offer, this is a perfect destination for a family holiday. Most activities revolve around water. Boarding a ferry will take you around Sydney from a different angle passing under the Sydney Harbor Bridge and past Sydney Opera House among other beautiful sights. The Sydney Sea Life Aquarium the Australian National Maritime Museum gives more insight into the marine life in the country.

Victoria’s High Country

This is an excellent place for an amazing family experience while in Australia. In winter, skiing is a popular activity here and the good thing is that there are runs for all. There are mountaintop lodges for your stay and you can hire skiing gear if you don’t have yours. If you are here in summer, bushwalking, camping, and biking are some activities that you should not miss out on.

Experiencing the Best of Australia by Train

Australia, a country full of life and a continent by itself offer more than thousands of beaches. There are forests, national parks, mining towns, beautiful sceneries and historic architecture among many other things. If you are looking for a fun and memorable way to experience the country, you should try crossing it by train.

·         Head to Brisbane from North Queensland

It’s an amazing way to make the journey in a shiny, comfortable modern train. What makes it even more comfortable is the fact that there is a seat-back entertainment system, seats that you convert into flat beds and a cafe-bar club car. You also get to enjoy scenic views along the way whether you opt to board from Townsville or Cairns.

·         Board XPT from Sydney to Melbourne

Sydney, probably the most famous of all towns in the country holds the pride of being home to a beautiful harbor. By boarding the XPT train from Sydney to Melbourne, you will be amazed by the beauty of the country. You will see snowy mountains, the River Murray and beautiful landscape among other views. To take in the best that the country has to offer, you should take a day time train rather than a night one.

·         Board the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin

If you are ready for one of the longest train journeys that you can take, you should board The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. It’s an all-inclusive as you do not have to worry about food and drinks. The fact that the journey takes 53hrs assures you that there is plenty to see along the way including a desert; rivers, mountainous regions to tropical areas. Due to the length of the journey, you either opt to travel in a suite with a double bed or in an en-suite cabin with a berth.

·         Board the XPT Train from Brisbane to Sydney

Although the train leaves early in the morning, you get to enjoy beautiful sceneries of Border Ranges, native forest, impressive hills and the pacific coast among other views. This is a scheduled train that you can book any day of the week.

·         Board the Gulflander from Normanton to Cairns

This is an amazing trip to take considering that the Gulflander is a tourist train. You will pass scenic views and enjoy the best that this route between Normanton and Cairns has to offer. The train which is popularly known as the Tin Hare has been in operation since the year 1889.