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A Family-Friendly Guide to Traveling in Australia

June 15, 20235 min read

Australia is a vast land of unique adventures and experiences to spark the imaginations of kids and adults alike. From the rugged outback to bustling cities, from stunning beaches to ancient rainforests, there's something for everyone. When it comes to family vacations, Australia is a destination unlike any other.

If you're planning your next family vacation and Australia is on your shortlist, read on for a few reasons why the Land Down Under is an amazing travel destination for the whole family, and our recommendations on how to make your Australian family vacation as stress-free, convenient, and unforgettable as possible.

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Top 5 reasons why Australia is a perfect family vacation destination

1. Australia is a safe place for the whole family

Australia is consistently ranked as one of the safest countries for travel in the world - US News & World Report, for example, ranks Australia in the top ten for safety worldwide. When taking a long-distance journey to an unfamiliar land, there’s nothing more important than knowing your loved ones are safe. No matter how old - or how “adventurous” - your kids are, you can have a peaceful, relaxing family vacation in Australia.

2. Australia is familiar but different

Australia is a modern and developed nation, meaning it has many of the amenities to which visitors from the United States are accustomed - despite being almost 10,000 miles away and featuring some of the most expansive, untamed, and exotic environments in the world. English is the first language of the vast majority of Australians, Americans are well-liked by locals, and culture and customs are similar to the States in most ways, making an Australian vacation comfortable and easy for the whole family.

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3. Australia has environments and wildlife unlike anywhere else

Despite the many cultural similarities Australia has with the United States, it features completely different geography, environments, and wildlife. There’s nowhere else in the world you can see wildlife like kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, etc. in the wild, and nowhere else you can find places like the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback. Australia is a land that will delight the adventurer and naturalist in everyone, kids and parents alike - a place where cherished family memories are made.

4. Australia prides itself on comfort and convenience

As mentioned previously, Australia is a modern and developed nation, with an economy that has experienced strong economic growth in comparison with other developed nations (CIA World Factbook, 2021). That economic strength is reflected by strong investments in quality of living and the transportation and tourism sectors, meaning Australia has some of the most livable cities and best transportation systems in the world. Modern and well-maintained infrastructure and tech networks allow visitors to travel around our vast island nation in comfort and style as well as get wireless signals just about anywhere in Australia - even in many of the most remote parts of the outback. The kids will be very happy to find out they can livestream their Australian vacation adventure to their friends back home, and happy kids make for easy vacations.

5. Australia is full of adventures and activities for everyone

One of the greatest challenges of any family vacation is keeping everyone’s interest and making sure there’s fun activities that everyone, especially the kids, can enjoy. Fortunately, this is never a problem in Australia. A well-planned Australian vacation will take you to so many parts of the Land Down Under - comparable in size to the Lower 48 United States - that none of your little adventurers will even have time to get bored, and everywhere you go will be full of activities for all interests. From the wilds of the Outback and rainforests, to the beaches, to the cosmopolitan cities that line the coasts, there’s something for the whole family in Australia.

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How to plan and pull off the perfect Australian family vacation

Now that we’ve given you a few reasons why Australia should be at the top of your list for family vacation destinations, let’s briefly go over what it takes to plan and pull off the perfect Australian family vacation. 

Let’s be frank - an Australian vacation takes serious planning and meticulous execution to pull off properly. Any journey to the other side of the world does, and Australia is such a huge place, full of experiences you won’t want to miss out on, that there’s a lot of in-country travel and booking of various vacation experiences that will be required. Now add kids to the mix, and you’ve got a whole new set of needs and wants and preferences and personalities you’ll need to juggle at the same time. 

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But don’t give up your dreams of an Australian family vacation just yet! There’s an easy solution to make all of your planning and execution as simple and convenient as possible, all while providing incredible personalized experiences and top value for your budget.

That solution is an old-school travel hack that’s seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years - a simple and affordable method to get yourself an entire support team of locals who can help you plan and pull off the perfect Australian family vacation, and can even help out with last-minute issues like bad weather, transportation issues or a family member who’s not feeling well.

Australian travel agencies are an American family’s “best mates” when vacationing in Australia. As a parent, you’ve got enough on your plate with the kids. Take advantage of Australia’s well-developed, highly-professional tourism industry and team up with local experts to help you plan and pull off the perfect family vacation from start to finish with the security and convenience of a nationwide support staff.

At Aspire Down Under, we’ve helped thousands of American travelers and their families have the best family vacation experiences of their lives in Australia. With Australian vacation packages that provide the best experiences and value for your schedule and budget, as well as handcrafted itineraries for the whole family, we’ve got all your Australian vacation needs covered.

Contact us today! We’ll be glad to talk to you about how we can help you make your Australian family vacation dreams come true - with the best in convenience, value, and peace of mind.


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