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    Amazing Australian Kid-Friendly Holiday Destinations To Escape Winter

    May 30, 2023 3 min read

    As the winter chill blankets the rest of the world, parts of Australia till bask in glorious sunshine during the months of June and July. If you're planning a family holiday during this time, you're in luck! Australia offers a plethora of kid-friendly destinations that combine warm weather, stunning natural landscapes, and exciting activities to keep children of all ages entertained. From tropical beaches to wildlife encounters, let's explore some of the hottest kid-friendly holiday destinations Down Under.


    1. Gold Coast, Queensland:

    Known as Australia's playground, the Gold Coast is a fantastic destination for families. Boasting over 70 kilometers of sandy beaches and year-round sunshine, it offers a range of activities for kids. Visit the world-famous theme parks, including Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, and Sea World, where thrilling rides and enchanting animal encounters await. Surfers Paradise is perfect for family surf lessons, while Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides an opportunity to get up close with native Australian wildlife.


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    1. Cairns, Queensland:

    Escape to the tropical paradise of Cairns, where winter is practically unknown. This vibrant city serves as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Take your little ones on a snorkeling adventure to explore the underwater wonders of the reef or embark on a crocodile-spotting cruise along the Daintree River. The Cairns Esplanade Lagoon offers a safe and supervised swimming area, complete with water features, playgrounds, and picnic spots.



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    1. Darwin, Northern Territory:

    If you're seeking a unique Australian experience, Darwin offers a blend of adventure, culture, and wildlife encounters. Visit Crocosaurus Cove, where you can hold a baby crocodile and witness the impressive croc feeding shows. Take a dip in the wave pool at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct or explore the interactive exhibits at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on a jumping crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River.


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    1. Sunshine Coast, Queensland:

    The Sunshine Coast is a haven for families seeking sun, surf, and natural beauty. Noosa's Main Beach provides safe swimming for kids, while Noosa National Park offers scenic coastal walks and the chance to spot koalas in their natural habitat. Australia Zoo, the famous home of the late Steve Irwin, is a short drive away and provides an up-close encounter with a wide variety of animals. The Ginger Factory and the Big Pineapple are also popular attractions for young children.


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    Australia's warm winter months of June and July are the perfect time for a memorable family holiday. From the theme parks of the Gold Coast to the natural wonders of Cairns, Darwin's wildlife encounters, and the Sunshine Coast's beachside charm, there is an abundance of kid-friendly destinations to explore. Make the most of this time and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones while enjoying the sunshine, adventure, and natural beauty that Australia has to offer.


    Happy holidaying!

    Love Nicole & Team Ocean Tales xx