So you’ve got a great family, with a good wife and loving kids. Hmmm… you may be thinking about traveling outside your hometown for something exciting and unique. What about taking a family travel to The Land Down Under? Wondering what it was? It’s none other than Australia.
Australia has long been considered as a perfect vacation destination for a family travel. It has all the wonders that every family may need to ask for – great and stunning sceneries, funny and friendly animals, adrenalin rushing watersports, and of course the silly way that the locals talk. If you’ll combine all of these things, you can truly say that Australia is a place worthy of family visit.
Visiting to Australia for a family travel can be one of the most important decisions you can ever make in your family life. It’s a rewarding experience, so to say. As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of wonderful sights to see and explore in Australia, plus the fact that all of these wonders are pretty educational. So you are not only the ones who will benefit for it, but also your kids.
So you’ve made up your mind and you now find yourself interested to go for an Australian family travel. Well, that’s great! However, note that traveling to Australia with the whole family can be a bit hassling. You have the kids to take care of, plus you are not sure if the weather or the natural condition will cooperate with the course of your own travel. It is for this reason basically that a careful and proper vacation planning is very much needed.
Yes, you heard me right. There’s no other better idea to consider than to take a careful trip planning before you decide to get onboard. This is just a matter of getting ready for all the challenges and consequences that may occur. Nevertheless, planning should not only be decided by you alone. It would be best if you’ll include your wife and your children on making the decision. So if you are serious with your Australian family travel, start planning as early as now.
Step 1. Know the Right Time to Go
Traveling to Australia can be a bit bothering as you have the kids to take care of. Well, you can lessen the stress to that if you’ll know when exactly the right time to go to Australia is. Yes, knowing the right time to go can help you decide what to do. It may even help you to determine what to pack for yourself and for your kids.
So, when planning to visit Australia for a family vacation, note that Australia has a different weather compared to the rest of the world. When it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, Australia is enjoying the best of its winter, and vice versa. So, if you want to head farther south of the continent, be ready to experience a much colder climate. The peak season in Australia is usually during winter when the city displays the best of its wonders. However, summertime is also good for exciting watersports and the Outback.
To know everything about the best visiting season in Australia, it would be best if you’ll try to listen at the weather forecasts for the country itself. Gather information as much as you can and note everything you know about the place.
Step2. Look for the Best Accommodation
Australia has a lot of accommodations available for visitors to consider. The accommodation may of course vary in location, size, type and price. Just like the rest of the world, Australia has its own lines of hotels, villas, cottages, apartments, condos, hostels, motels, and a lot more. But of all these options, it is always great to stay in hostels while in the country.
But, for what reason?
The hostels in Australia are deemed by almost every visitor as the perfect accommodation options for several good reasons. In the first place, the hostels provide spacious accommodations perfect for small and big families. The rooms are typically equipped with the necessary amenities and facilities that families may need, including comfortable beds, bathrooms, kitchen, and a lot more. All of these amenities are provided for one particular purpose, that is, to make your stay convenient and comfortable.
Another notable reason for considering hostels while in Australia is the fact that these accommodations provide easy access to some of Australia’s best wonders. Yes, they are accessible by almost all modes of transportation, and some are even located close to the Australian attractions like the Sydney Opera House, the Darling Harbour, national parks and museums, libraries, and a lot more.
Finally, the hostels in Australia provide the best rates available. According to several reviews, the rate for hostel accommodation in Australia may range from $15 to $30 per night. This rate is inclusive of all the necessary amenities, such as bath and shower, swimming pools, ping pong tables and board games, children’s movies, etc. These accommodations are even so kid friendly that the rooms are built with the family in mind. Note also that there are some hostels in Australia that offer a free breakfast for the families to feast on.
If you want a more comfortable and convenient location, then don’t worry, there are a lot of them out there in the country. If you are traveling with a travel agent, then don’t hesitate to ask for his or her help. He or she can help you find the right place to stay while on your family Australian vacation.
Step 3. Book Your Tours
Family travel tours are available anywhere in Australia. These services are made available for certain reasons; one of the most common is that tours in Australia are the best way to experience all that the country has to offer.
When booking the Australian travel tours, book it yourself. This is one of the best moves you can take as there are a number of tour options and packages available out there that you may need to decide about. These packages and options are even available at varying prices. Some are low, while others are pretty high. So you also need to decide on that. Perhaps the best way to find the right option is to consider first your own budget. Know exactly how much you are willing to spend for a single Australian tour.
Also choose the right travel tour according to the area covered. The tours may differ according to that area of preference. For instance, there is some travel tours designed to introduce families to the most exciting places in the country. There are also tours designed for the adventurous families, while others are considered for education purposes. Whatever your decision is, it would be best if you’ll decide based on what your family really need. This is also where the importance of involving your kids into the decision making comes in.
So if possible, talk with your family regarding the tours. Involve your kids in the decision making as they too have their own preferences and opinions. What may seem best for you may not be best for them, or vice versa. If you think staying in the mountains half day will benefit the whole family, then why not decide on it. Your child may even prefer a horseback riding to one of the best attractions in Australia.
Step 4. Explore and Enjoy Everything Australian
So you’ve got the best tour. Well, it’s now time for you to make the most of your Australian family vacation by enjoying all that it has to offer. If the tour brings you to the site where the Australian kangaroos thrive, then there’s nothing better you can do than to enjoy the moment. If the kids are permitted to go near these creatures, then give your kids the chance to experience it.
Also, if the tour takes you to the most educational sites in Australia, then encourage your children to learn everything that is taught. For sure, you kids may ask you questions about the site. If this happens, then let them know what they need to know. Make them aware that all of the things you saw are real and just like humans, they need to be taken care of. Teach your children the rules, and if possible make them feel that they are so loved and blessed. Simply put, make your vacation ultimate and exciting as possible. Your children may remember everything about it even after you’ve traveled back home.