Australia Things to Do

Things to Do in Australia

Australia is a place of endless possibilities and is the perfect spot for a family vacation. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway or an action-packed trek through the outback, Australia has something for everyone. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Australia as a family.

Explore the Outback with an Aboriginal Guide

Whether you're interested in seeing wild kangaroos or exploring ancient Aboriginal rock art, an aboriginal guide will make your time in Australia truly special. These guides have intimate knowledge of their native land and can help you learn about the history and culture of this beautiful land.

Go on a Safari at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo offers various safari options depending on what kind of wildlife experience you're looking for. You can take an hour-long tour through their animal exhibits or stay overnight on one of their exclusive tours, including dinner and breakfast in their restaurant overlooking the zoo's grounds (and all its inhabitants). It's an incredible way to see some amazing animals up close!

Visit Hunter Valley Vineyards

Hunter Valley is home to over 200 wineries, so if wine tasting is something your family enjoys, this is the perfect option.

Go to the beach

There are so many beautiful beaches in Australia that it's hard to know where to start if you're looking for an easy day trip, head over to the Gold Coast! It's only an hour away from Brisbane and has some of the best surfing spots. If you want something closer, try one of the many beaches near Melbourne or Sydney.

Do some wildlife watching

Australia is famous for its wildlife! There are some amazing parks and zoos where you can see koalas, kangaroos, and other animals up close. If you're looking for something more adventurous, we recommend visiting Ayers Rock (also known as Uluru). This rock is sacred ground for many Australians, and there are plenty of tours available that will take you around the base or even let you climb up top!

Go on an Aussie adventure at the Great Barrier Reef

 The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most amazing places on Earth, and it's easy for families to explore together. Drive to one of the reef's many islands and enjoy swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving in this underwater world!

If you want something educational for your kids, visiting the Great Barrier Reef is a must! The reef is home to thousands of species of fish and sea creatures, so there will be plenty to see when you get there.

See koalas up close at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

 If one thing defines Australia, it's koalas—and they're not just cute; they're also super cuddly! You can get up close with koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can feed them treats and watch them play in their natural habitat.

Go on a bushwalk through the rainforest

The Australian rainforest is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals (including some rare ones), which makes it a great place for family walks! Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring this natural wonderland.

Go swimming with dolphins at Monkey Mia

 There are many places to swim with dolphins in Australia, but this one is particularly easy because it's located right on the beach.

See Uluru (Ayers Rock).

This giant rock is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Australia's most famous landmarks.

Check out Ayers Rock Resort.

This resort has been around since the 1950s, so if you're looking for something with a little more history than your average hotel, this might be the place for you!

Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney

The Royal Botanic Gardens are a perfect way to spend a day with your family. There's something for everyone as you wander through the gardens—from picnic areas and playgrounds to walking trails and bird-watching areas. If you're feeling adventurous, take your kids on a walk through The Maze!

Watching whales in New South Wales, Australia

If you're looking for a family holiday filled with adventure and excitement, consider spending your time in Twofold Bay. Here, you can watch whales and dolphins play in the ocean and explore the local wilderness. You can also enjoy other activities such as kayaking, swimming, or snorkelling. Twofold Bay is home to Australia's first whale-watching destination—and it's a great place for kids. Here, you'll see humpback whales migrating between June and October.

Visit the Sydney Opera House!

It's an iconic building featured in so many movies, and TV shows that it might as well be a character in its own right. It's also one of Sydney's most popular tourist attractions. And if you're travelling with kids, it makes for a great day trip from wherever your family is staying.

The building is a wonder to behold, but you'll also see some amazing shows performed by some of the world's best artists. If you've got kids, this is a great place for them to see live theatre for the first time or just to get their feet wet with music and dance performances.

Hiking the blue mountains

Hiking the Blue Mountains is one of the best things to do in Australia as a family holiday. The Blue Mountains are located west of Sydney, Australia. The mountains were formed by volcanic activity more than 200 million years ago. The area is covered with lush rainforests and waterfalls, making it a beautiful place to hike.

Many trails offer great views of the valley below and beautiful scenery. One is Katoomba Falls Trail, which starts at Wentworth Falls and ends at Echo Point. It's a 4 km walk with plenty of different sections to explore along the way. Another great option is Lithgow Cascades Trail, which starts at Mount Victoria Lookout and ends at Lithgow Cascades Lookout. This trail is 8 km long and offers breathtaking views from multiple vantage points.

Spend a day on Bondi Beach

The most famous beach in Sydney—and make sandcastles with your kids while they watch surfers ride waves into shore.

Head out to Manly Beach

Head out to Manly Beach and take an eco-cruise through the harbour; this will give your family a chance to see some native wildlife up close (and maybe even spot a dolphin or two!).

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