A Perfect Family Vacation Tour To Australia
Australia offers something special for every visitor. Whether you want to explore the traditional lifestyle of Australia's aboriginal people or relax on a beach, there are activities for each age group. The landscape of Australia and the culture has a unique allure which attracts everyone. From the Great Barrier Reef to rock formations of Flinders Chase and from wildlife on the plains of Kangaroo Island to the white-sand beaches of Sydney, your family will be spellbound with the charms offered by Australia. Some of the must-visit places include Sydney, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, and Port Douglas. Described below is an itinerary for a family vacation to Australia.
Day 1: Sydney
Sydney or the Harbor City has a unique history, nature, culture, fashion, art, and cuisine. It is a beacon of cosmopolitan culture and the ambiance truly reflects the culture. After your arrival at the Sydney International Airport, you can go to your hotel where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Darling Harbour and undulating arches of Opera House’s shell-like roof. You can also check out the Tower Eye crowning the skyline. You can visit the Cadman’s Cottage which was built in 1816 in Georgian Style. Take proper rest during the night and enjoy the unique cuisine which Sydney offers.
Day 2: Surfing and the Harbor Cruise
After the early morning breakfast, you can enjoy a trip to Bondi which is an iconic beach with golden sand. You will also notice a lot of ferries in the morning which run on the routes connecting the downtown business areas to suburbs. The cool and soft sand on the beach offers a welcome touch and a fresh coffee scent emanates from the restaurants. You can try surfing if you know or else there will be an instructor for the surfing lesson. After surfing, you can go ahead for a cruise from Darling Harbour bound for the waters of Sydney Harbour.
Day 3: Blue Mountains
The wilds of the Blue Mountains will be a stunning adventure for the entire family. This park encompasses 617 thousand acres and is approximately 62 miles away from Sydney's Central Business District. The entire forest is filled with the herbaceous aroma of eucalyptus. The marvelous scenery, incredible cliffs, and stunning waterfalls will keep you mesmerized during the trip. Three Sisters (collection of three karsts), color changing sandstone pillars, Bridal Veil Falls and the panoramic view of Grose Valley are some of the unique features of the Blue Mountains.
Day 4-5: Adelaide
Adelaide is the cosmopolitan coastal capital of South Australia and you can enjoy that sandy swimming beaches, boutique shopping, stylish architecture, nightlife and some of Australia's best cafe strips. You can visit the wine regions of Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Clare Valley. There are several places such as Adelaide Oval (War Memorial), Adelaide Hills, Montefiore Hill, Hahndorf, Southern Beaches, Port Adelaide etc. which you can visit during your stay. If you're traveling with kids, make sure that you visit Adelaide zoo which features giant Pandas (few in the world). There are a number of museums in Adelaide which you can visit if you want. Some of them are the South Australian Museum, an art gallery of South Australia, Migration Museum, Gawler Museum, Port Adelaide Train Museum, and many others. There are also a number of national parks including Cleland Conservation Park, Belair National Park, and Morialta Conservation Park. It's up to you to decide what interests you and your family so that you can spend your time fruitfully.
Day 6: Kangaroo Island
To reach the Kangaroo Island, you will have to take a flight from the Adelaide. You can also reach the Kangaroo Island via ferry of about 45 minutes from the coast of South Australia. This island is full of natural scenery, wildlife, beaches, and wineries. In order to get around the island, it's best that you hire a car. There are plenty of tours which you can book for exploring the island. Some of the animals that you will find at the kangaroo islands are Koalas, Echidnas, Platypus, Penguins, Wallaby and Kangaroo, New Zealand Fur Seals, and Australian Sea Lions. If you are lucky enough, you will also be able to see some of the unique birds.
Day 7-8: Port Douglas
It is a place where the rainforest meets the reef. It is truly magnificent and is bordered by two World Heritage sites. There are plenty of activities for you to enjoy at Port Douglas. You can take a stroll along the Four Mile Beach, which is one of the best beaches in entire Australia. If you want an aerial view of the city, there are several helicopter services at your disposal. Island Point or Flagstaff Hill offers some of the most beautiful views. There are also a number of underwater activities which you can enjoy in this paradise.
Day 9: Cruise around the Great Barrier Reef
To enjoy the last day of your vacation, take an early morning cruise to the rainbow coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef. The enchanting marine life, the refreshing breeze, and a swim above the colorful sea fans will transform everything into a magical world where you will even forget the aspect of time.
This trip to Australia will truly be a mesmerizing one. If you want to expand the trip, you can stay in Port Douglas to explore further. The more you explore, the more you will be spellbound by the scenic beauty of this city.