It’s that time of year again, when those that have procrastinated over planning a summer vacation can procrastinate no longer. With the summer almost half over, it’s time to think of somewhere – and fast!
Why not consider traveling to Brisbane with the kids? While the crowds flock to Sydney, Brisbane tourists can find activities and events for the whole family, without the big crowds. If you’re looking to go someplace new, Brisbane is a great place to visit!
Here are some of the kid-friendly highlights of this eastern Australia coastal city:
Of all the things that Australia is known for, they are best well-known for their amazing Australian wildlife. With a plethora of kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus, platypus, and other unique species of wildlife, your children will be impressed. Brisbane is packed to the brim with wildlife parks, zoos, and animal sanctuaries; take advantage of this opportunity to give your kids an experience to remember. Here’s a sampling of places to get your animal fill:
Seeing animals in their natural habitat is a great chance to educate your children while having fun too!
If there’s one thing that all children love, it’s time at the park. Whether it’s toddlers heading to the swings or teens playing tennis, there’s something for everyone. Because of its temperate climate, Brisbane is home to many parks, playgrounds, and natural areas. Some of the top rated play areas include:
Of course, there are plenty other parks and open areas in Brisbane and you’re likely to see one or two of them while touring around. For more information on playgrounds, check out BrisbaneKids.com for more information.
Even though vacations are supposed to be about kicking back and relaxing, there’s nothing wrong with educating kids with a trip to the museum. Plus, museums are a great rainy day (or super hot day) activity. Brisbane is famous for its museums, and some like the Museum of Brisbane, offer plenty of activities for children. Here are some of the top rated museums in Brisbane:
Which such beautiful weather and a coastal sea breeze, be sure to let the kids roam outside in Brisbane. There are a plethora of activities in and around Brisbane for outdoor adventure. There are beaches, parks, outdoor sports, swimming pools, theme parks and more to fill your itinerary. Here are just a few places to highlight:
Venman Bushland National Park – This park is home to koalas, possums, sugar gliders, wallabies, owls, and more. Popular activities include mountain biking, hiking, and guided tours.
When you decide on where you want to lodge, consider your hotel options. When traveling with kids, most parents opt for the moderately priced or boutique hotels in Brisbane. It’s also important that your hotel is child friendly. See if your hotel offers free laundry service, wifi, a pool, children’s activities, and free breakfast. This will make traveling with your kids a little easier and your vacation less stressful.
As you can see, there are many reasons to take your children to Brisbane. With glorious sunshine in the summer, mild winters, the beautiful Australian coast, and so many activities to consider, Brisbane could be your family’s ultimate vacation destination.
What’s your favorite attraction or place to go in Brisbane? Feel free to share in the comments!
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