A recent article on couriermail.com.au listed ten great Australian school holiday attractions that the kids will love, no matter the time of the year.
- Otway Fly Tree Top Adventures – Fly on a wire through spectacular rainforest in Victoria’s Otway ranges.
- Werribee Open Range Zoo – See Africa’s iconic animals up close in this open range zoo near Melbourne.
- Port Arthur Ghost Tour – Tour the eerie ruins of Tasmania’s historical penal settlement, said to be one of the most haunted places in Australia.
- Bay of Fires – Go camping at this spectacular coastal hideaway in Tasmania’s Mount William National Park.
- Uluru – Watch the sun rise over Uluru in the Northern Territory and learn about its cultural significance from its original owners.
- Mon Repos Beach – Near Bundaberg in Queensland, this is the largest turtle rookery in the South Pacific, where you can watch turtles come ashore in the moonlight to lay their eggs.
- Lady Elliot Island – This is a stunning coral island north of Brisbane, where you can snorkel, swim or dive on the Great Barrier Reef directly from the beach.
- Monkey Mia – Hand-feed wild dolphins in this unique wildlife experience at Shark Bay in Western Australia.
- The Gold Coast – With its perfect-for-surfing beaches, exotic rainforest and wall-to-wall theme parks, Queensland’s Gold Coast has something for every family.
- Sydney Sea Life Aquarium – Home to 75 sharks and the world’s biggest Great Barrier Reef exhibit, every kid will love a visit to the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium in Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Once more the Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music Festival is being held and, according to an article on visitgoldcoast.com, this year’s festival will be the biggest and best yet!
Being held at various venues around the Gold Coast, the festival is a much anticipated event that showcases all the best in local food, wine and music.
This year’s Biennale of Sydney, which is entitled ‘You Imagine What You Desire’, will focus on artistic imagination as a spiritual exploration, according to a recent article on visual.artshub.com.au.
Curated by renowned Artistic Director Juliana Engberg, this year’s festival will feature an exciting and thought provoking program of events to be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). The program will include:
An article on visitgoldcoast.com recently reported that the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships are coming to the Surfers Paradise foreshore again, and this year’s theme is ‘Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales’.
From Friday February 14th to Sunday February 16th, Australia’s best sand sculptors will battle it out to produce the most stunning creation of fable and fantasy, using an incredible 180 tonnes of sand.
Sea World’s ambitious program to breed polar bears on the Gold Coast has been documented in a recent documentary.
The current star of the breeding program is Henry, a delightfully cute male polar bear cub, born in May last year at Sea World.
Summer holidays with kids can be tough even in a great destination like Brisbane. Fortunately, there are lots of great, fun activities for kids in Brisbane. Some of the wonderful activities planned for children over this year’s summer holiday in Brisbane include:
- The Summer Solstice Light Spectacle. This natural spectacle is timed to occur in the middle of the Christmas holiday. If you plan to attend this spectacle, book ahead because it is popular. This great family attraction includes a cave tour as well.
- Flying Box Studios. If Mum and Dad need a break from the kids, Flying Box Studios provides 90-minute art workshops for kids for $22. All the materials are included in the price, and siblings and friends can attend together.
- Young kids can enjoy a day with their favourite tank engine, Thomas, at a Day Out with Thomas at the Workshops Rail Museum. Thomas will be there from Boxing Day to January 29.
These are just a few of the fun activities in Brisbane this holiday season. If you want to spend some time away from home, Brisbane is where to go.
School holidays are here, as parents already know. Fortunately, there are now lots of fun activities for kids of all ages in Brisbane.
Some great school holiday activities in Brisbane include:
This year’s Brisbane Tennis International attracted more than 105,000 people during the eight day tournament.
Queensland Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey said that this year’s success had cemented the tournament’s reputation as a premier event on the global tennis scene.
It is easy to see why the Gold Coast are still one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. In addition to some of the world’s best beaches, the region contains a wide variety of activities for the entire family.
Some great family activities on the Gold Coast for the Holidays include:
Tickets to events at this year’s Sydney Festival are selling fast, with some smaller venue shows already close to capacity.
With an annual turnover of some $19 million, the 17-day Sydney Festival is a major drawcard on the city’s event calendar. According to the festival’s executive director, Chris Tooher, ticket sales are tracking well in the lead up to the festival opening.