Taking family vacations and traveling with your kids doesn’t mean that you will have to balance good things with those, not so fun ones. Also, refraining from taking a trip just because your child is still young is not a good attitude to have. As much as adults, kids greatly benefit from experiencing new cultures and sceneries and meeting new people. Moreover, every country has a lot to offer to tourists and there’s no need to find yourself hesitant in visiting it just because you know there are some dangers out there. There are causes for concern everywhere in the world; but if you plan your itinerary properly, you won’t have to worry too much. In that respect, if you wish to visit Australia, feel free to do so. There are many things to see and do far from the dangerous animals you’ve heard about.
How to prep for a trip?
Share the responsibility
It’s always best to divide your duties between you and your partner when travelling with kids. Assign specific tasks to both of you, so that you know all the time who is responsible for packing, hotel, tickets and passports, luggage count, children’s needs, etc. That way, both of you will be more focused on each aspect of safe travel. Not to mention that you’ll avoid any fights that can result from ineffective joint responsibility and blame-shifting.
Traveling with kids won’t turn into a nightmare if you preplan your activities for several days in advance. Of course, you can easily alter your schedule as you go, but make sure that the main attractions are included. This will prevent your kids from getting bored and throwing a tantrum, which can considerably lessen your ability to plan activities on the spot.
Keep essentials on hand
When visiting Australia, it’s important that you’re always prepared for weather conditions and even mishaps. Australia is a country with a tropical climate, which means that you should always have a sunscreen at hand to protect your whole family. Moreover, ointments that soothe insect bites will be very useful, too. Most importantly, medicine, water bottles as well as a change of clothes should always be at your immediate reach.
Kid-friendly Australian destinations
Going on a road trip to Tasmania is one of the most entertaining experiences for both kids and adults. Camping, kayaking, and rich wildlife will provide you with some unforgettable memories and incredible photos.
Top-end national parks
A perfect place for a safe swim, Wave Lagoon is a destination you should consider on your trip to Australia. What’s more, you’ll have the possibility to visit waterfalls at Litchfield National Park, while Kakadu National Park will also be a great place to go for a family swim or see incredible rock formations and natural art. On the other hand, Nitmiluk National Park is a perfect spot for some active swimming and adventurous kayaking that’s appropriate for kids as well.
Great Barrier Reef
This is undoubtedly a must-see attraction for a family holiday in Australia. You will have the chance to witness the amazing natural miracle, Great Barrier Reef, but also engage in some fun water sports. Older kids and teens can join you in snorkeling and scuba diving. If you’re traveling with a baby, keep the child comfy in a cozy swaddle wrap and enjoy family-oriented resorts on dry land.
Time for theme parks
Make a long stop at Gold Coast because your kids will love it! The main attractions alongside the Gold Coast are five great theme parks, each better than the last. Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World, Wet’n’Wild and WhiteWater World are there to make this trip amazing for your kids and leave you with time for yourself as the children excitedly choose their next ride.
Don’t start your family trip thinking that something bad is bound to happen. If you’re relaxed and calm enough to prep everything accordingly, your children will feel calmer, too. That way, you’ll be able to make the most out of your Australian holiday and return home filled with great memories and stronger family bonds.