Australia For Kids: 12 Reasons To Go

Australia For Kids

Joanna Lowy is content manager at trip planning platform, Tripening

Thinking about a trip to the land down under? Here are all the reasons you’ll have the best time in Australia with the family!

There are a ton of free things to do in Sydney

Considering just how much Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden offers, it’s quite incredible that you can enter free of charge. With over 100 species of birds alone, fascinating plants, an incredible insight into the people associated with Australia’s oldest botanic garden and a plethora of kids’ activities, this oasis in the heart of the city offers something for everyone. 

Heading to Darling Harbour and the Circular Quay will never not be a good idea, owing to the endless street performers and ice cream that your kids just won’t get enough of.

Of course, marveling at the incredible architecture of the city in the form of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House goes without saying, too, as well as all the famous beaches around the city.

  • There are loads of cool activities on the Gold Coast

Another place offering endless free family fun – thanks to the numerous parks and the Rock Pools at Southport – giving some much-needed cooling down respite in the oft-sweltering temperatures. 

Of course, there’s also plenty in the way of paid attractions, too, such as DreamWorld. 

  • You’ll have lots of fun looking for the Tasmanian Devil

There are endless opportunities to enjoy close encounters with these cute animals on the island of Tasmania, along with kangaroos and wallabies. They’ll also love Little Devil’s Playground, which features an interactive display about the species. 

Other notable things to do here include the Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs, nature walks and biking. 

  • You’ll love the crocodiles in Darwin

You can’t come to Australia and NOT spend some time with the largest reptiles in the world, and the outback town of Darwin is most certainly the place to do it! Kakadu National Park is a must-do, too.

Darwin is also an incredible place for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a modern-day Aboriginal community. 

  • The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is EPIC

Melbourne is great for lots of reasons, but both you and the kids will absolutely love the invaluable experience of meeting some of Australia’s iconic animals, such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, wallabies and Tasmanian Devils on a lantern-lit tour.

  • The penguins at Phillip Island are adorable

Phillip Island is one of the top places to see penguins in the world, thanks to the thousands of Little Penguins who waddle up the beach after a day of fishing for their little ones.

  • You can feed wild dolphins at the Monkey Mia Reserve

The Monkey Mia Reserve is an incredible program that allows you to get up-close with bottlenose dolphins – without compromising their freedom. 

  • The beaches are heavenly

Again, you wouldn’t come to Australia and NOT spend a healthy amount of time on one of the many beaches across the 30,000+ miles of coastline. Bondi Beach deserves a special mention, however, thanks to the Bondi Icebergs Club, which offers pools (instead of swimming in the sea), so that you can remain confident in your little ones’ safety without compromising on the views of one of Australia’s – if not the world’s – most popular beaches.

  • You can cuddle a koala at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Up there with one of the most iconic Australian experiences, the kids will not only enjoy getting intimate with these adorable creatures but lots more besides, such as kangaroos, wallabies and platypuses. 

  • There are lots of age-appropriate ways to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef 

Putting the ‘great’ in the Great Barrier Reef, you can be sure that everyone in your family will get to appreciate the world’s largest coral reef and colorful marine life, no matter their age. Young kids who can swim can snorkel from a submerged platform, while those that are more comfortable on dry land can spend time in the underwater observatory instead. Green Island, Hamilton Island and Fitzroy Island are all perfect for families with young children. 

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  • You’ll have a whale of a time in Perth

That is, you’ll be able to spot whales from the south-western coast between September and November!

  • You can even go skiing on Mount Kosciuszko!

Something you might not automatically associate with Australia is the incredible winter sports region of Mount Kosciuszko, boasting a plethora of slopes for both skiers and snowboarders alike. And – if you’re here in summer – the region is still well-loved for its hiking opportunities and incredible landscape views.

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