Fun places to visit with your family around Australia

Traveling with your kids and making memories as a family is essential. It not only gives you something to look back on when your kids are older, but it also strengthens your bond as a family.

And while you look for places to go, choose to visit the smallest continent in the world: Australia. It has everything you could ever ask for in a family vacation: it’s educational, it has beaches, and it’s downright awesome! Now that you’ve chosen to go to this fantastic land, here are a few itinerary tips for when you go with your kids in tow:

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Sydney

One of the first places to stop by in Australia is of course Sydney. There are plenty of family-friendly activities for you and your family to try. Some of these include the coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Congee, family surf lessons where everyone can participate, and of course, climbing over the Harbor Bridge.

The city also has a great public transport system, so you shouldn’t find it too hard to get to places you need to go. What’s more, there are a variety of restaurants and museums to check out.

Blue Mountains

Located two hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers an experience unlike any other. Take a ride on the Scenic Railway, also known as the world’s steepest incline railway or the Scenic Skyway, which is a glass-bottom sky tram that can raise you up and give you the best way to see everything the Blue Mountains have to offer. From here, you can see the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls as well as Jamison Valley. If you have enough time, you can take the family to see the Jenolan Caves.

Uluru

One of the most famous attractions of the Northern Territory, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a must visit place for anyone who wishes to see this most talked about landmark. The Uluru is best viewed at sunset or sunrise, where it is said to change colors as the light hits it just right.

While waiting for the Golden Hour, you can take this time to go on other adventures in the area including camel back riding.

Great Barrier Reef

Getting to see the Great Barrier Reef in all of its…. Greatness requires time and patience. That is because the Whitsunday Islands are only accessible through infrequent flights and boat launches. But when you arrive at one of the few resorts on the island, you will see that it was all worth it. Here, you can check out the sandy white beaches as well as proximity to the reef that will allow you to get close and personal with it.

A helpful tip for those who want to fly to the islands: Book window seats to catch a first glimpse of the reef. They will make for great photos to remember your trip.

Daintree Rainforest

While you’re out there checking off World Heritage Sites off your “To-Go” list, then might as well stop by Daintree Rainforest. Located within Daintree National Park, Daintree Rainforest is the oldest known rainforest on the planet.

While here, you can check out the Daintree Discovery Centre where you can learn all about the region. A great way to give your kids a quick history lesson without being too dull. Next, you can wander through the forest through elevated boardwalks and marvel at the plant and wildlife that live there. Other fun activities you can try out as a family include zip line tours for thrill seekers and horseback rides.

When it comes to family, more often than not, the journey is what matters most. Learn more about each member of your family all while enjoying everything the great country of Australia has to offer.

Going on a trip requires you to take on a long drive. And sometimes, your family car just isn’t up for the task. If that’s the case, then you should look into finding a mid-size car rental to ease your worries and ensure that your family is safe on the road.

About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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