Family Experiences

For many, travel time with family, seeing, learning, experiencing a destination together, is one of the great luxuries, and precious times in life.

Many of the Luxury Lodges of Australia are ideal for families. The lodges are not your usual ‘resort with kiddies club’. Instead, they are experience-based destinations where the experience of the region is paramount to a stay at the lodge, and will inspire memorable family holidays in some of Australia's most diverse and extraordinary regions.

For a full summary of Family Friendly Lodges and child policies and ages, please check the plan your trip section of this website.

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Family Friendly Experiences

Hold an exclusive and intimate bush wedding with close family and friends amid the spectacular outback vitas of Ikara - … More »

Hold an exclusive and intimate bush wedding with close family and friends amid the spectacular … More »

Hold an exclusive and intimate bush wedding with close family and friends amid the spectacular outback vitas of Ikara - Flinders Ranges. More »

The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay is a ‘must see’ sight during your stay at Saffire. More »

The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay is a ‘must see’ sight during your stay … More »

The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay is a ‘must see’ sight during your stay at Saffire. More »

A big advantage for families is the coral is within swimming distance of the beach. More »

A big advantage for families is the coral is within swimming distance of the beach. More »

A big advantage for families is the coral is within swimming distance of the beach. More »

Visit the platypus pool, as it's fondly referred to, keeping as quiet as possible to catch a glimpse of the … More »

Visit the platypus pool, as it's fondly referred to, keeping as quiet as possible to … More »

Visit the platypus pool, as it's fondly referred to, keeping as quiet as possible to catch a glimpse of the resident platypus. More »

An immersive exhibition that showcases a myriad of native wildlife including cassowaries, marsupial tree kangaroos and koalas.  More »

An immersive exhibition that showcases a myriad of native wildlife including cassowaries, marsupial tree kangaroos … More »

An immersive exhibition that showcases a myriad of native wildlife including cassowaries, marsupial tree kangaroos and koalas.  More »

Picturesque high ranges, plateaus, gorges, valleys and creek lines of The Flinders Ranges provide a huge variety of habitat for … More »

Picturesque high ranges, plateaus, gorges, valleys and creek lines of The Flinders Ranges provide a … More »

Picturesque high ranges, plateaus, gorges, valleys and creek lines of The Flinders Ranges provide a huge variety of habitat for wildlife and on any given day a game drive will reveal Arkaba’s hidden treasures. More »

Discover fossils preserved in the ancient sea-floor at Ediacara in the Flinders Ranges - the first known multicellular animal life … More »

Discover fossils preserved in the ancient sea-floor at Ediacara in the Flinders Ranges - the … More »

Discover fossils preserved in the ancient sea-floor at Ediacara in the Flinders Ranges - the first known multicellular animal life on Earth that predates the Cambrian. More »

Observe an array of wildlife including 36 different bird species, Western Grey Kangaroos, Red Kangaroos, Common Wallaroos, Echidnas, Sand Goannas, … More »

Observe an array of wildlife including 36 different bird species, Western Grey Kangaroos, Red Kangaroos, … More »

Observe an array of wildlife including 36 different bird species, Western Grey Kangaroos, Red Kangaroos, Common Wallaroos, Echidnas, Sand Goannas, Bearded Dragons, Shingleback Skinks and the Tawny Dragon endemic to Australia.  More »

Arkaba Conservancy have long been welcoming families who seek to share quality family time in beautiful surrounds of nature and … More »

Arkaba Conservancy have long been welcoming families who seek to share quality family time in … More »

Arkaba Conservancy have long been welcoming families who seek to share quality family time in beautiful surrounds of nature and wildlife. More »

Take to the calm, clear water on a catamaran, stand up paddle board, pedal board or sea kayak. More »

Take to the calm, clear water on a catamaran, stand up paddle board, pedal board … More »

Take to the calm, clear water on a catamaran, stand up paddle board, pedal board or sea kayak. More »

Lake House is a romantic destination that ties together a lakeside location, two-hatted restaurant and award-winning cellar for any celebratory … More »

Lake House is a romantic destination that ties together a lakeside location, two-hatted restaurant and … More »

Lake House is a romantic destination that ties together a lakeside location, two-hatted restaurant and award-winning cellar for any celebratory occasion. More »

Celebrate an intimate wedding in a naturally beautiful location on this private outback Queensland station. More »

Celebrate an intimate wedding in a naturally beautiful location on this private outback Queensland station. More »

Celebrate an intimate wedding in a naturally beautiful location on this private outback Queensland station. More »

Take to the water on a stand-up paddle board and reconnect with nature as you scout for wildlife such as … More »

Take to the water on a stand-up paddle board and reconnect with nature as you … More »

Take to the water on a stand-up paddle board and reconnect with nature as you scout for wildlife such as the elusive platypus on the Mt Mulligan weir. More »

Wildlife Tour at The Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, a once in a lifetime experience and a must for International guests. More »

Wildlife Tour at The Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, a once in a lifetime experience and … More »

Wildlife Tour at The Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, a once in a lifetime experience and a must for International guests. More »

Take a geological journey through ancient formations, 525 to 640 million years old and observe the Endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby in … More »

Take a geological journey through ancient formations, 525 to 640 million years old and observe … More »

Take a geological journey through ancient formations, 525 to 640 million years old and observe the Endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby in it's natural habitat. More »

Lord Howe Island’s 10-kilometre-long lagoon is great for beginners and flat-water enthusiasts, with crystal clear water and coral reefs. More »

Lord Howe Island’s 10-kilometre-long lagoon is great for beginners and flat-water enthusiasts, with crystal clear water and coral reefs. More »

Lord Howe Island’s 10-kilometre-long lagoon is great for beginners and flat-water enthusiasts, with crystal clear water and coral reefs. More »

Mountain biking offers an opportunity to observe Freycinet's natural assets at close quarters. More »

Mountain biking offers an opportunity to observe Freycinet's natural assets at close quarters. More »

Mountain biking offers an opportunity to observe Freycinet's natural assets at close quarters. More »

For many, travel time with family, seeing, learning, experiencing a destination together, is one of the great luxuries. More »

For many, travel time with family, seeing, learning, experiencing a destination together, is one of … More »

For many, travel time with family, seeing, learning, experiencing a destination together, is one of the great luxuries. More »

Gain insight into the language, history and traditions of the local Wiradjuri people who have lived in harmony with the … More »

Gain insight into the language, history and traditions of the local Wiradjuri people who have … More »

Gain insight into the language, history and traditions of the local Wiradjuri people who have lived in harmony with the Blue Mountains for thousands of years. More »

Indigenous Wiradjuri elder Sharon Riley leads an exclusive bushwalking journey to the sacred rock-art sites of her people and shares … More »

Indigenous Wiradjuri elder Sharon Riley leads an exclusive bushwalking journey to the sacred rock-art sites … More »

Indigenous Wiradjuri elder Sharon Riley leads an exclusive bushwalking journey to the sacred rock-art sites of her people and shares the cultural significance of Wolgan Valley. More »

Discover the colonial heritage of Wolgan Valley and the Blue Mountains with two fascinating tours that will take you on … More »

Discover the colonial heritage of Wolgan Valley and the Blue Mountains with two fascinating tours … More »

Discover the colonial heritage of Wolgan Valley and the Blue Mountains with two fascinating tours that will take you on a journey back in time. More »

Horse treks are a great way to observe the myriad wildlife of The Kimberley and to experience the outback from … More »

Horse treks are a great way to observe the myriad wildlife of The Kimberley and … More »

Horse treks are a great way to observe the myriad wildlife of The Kimberley and to experience the outback from a new vantage point. More »

The Margaret River Region is as spectacular underneath the ground as it is on top. More »

The Margaret River Region is as spectacular underneath the ground as it is on top. More »

The Margaret River Region is as spectacular underneath the ground as it is on top. More »

Gather around the firepit and relish day's end in a picturesque setting. More »

Gather around the firepit and relish day's end in a picturesque setting. More »

Gather around the firepit and relish day's end in a picturesque setting. More »

Exclusive tours of Dairy Flat Gardens and Bake House run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. More »

Exclusive tours of Dairy Flat Gardens and Bake House run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. More »

Exclusive tours of Dairy Flat Gardens and Bake House run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. More »

Wellness is a connection. A connection with yourself and with your surroundings. More »

Wellness is a connection. A connection with yourself and with your surroundings. More »

Wellness is a connection. A connection with yourself and with your surroundings. More »

Experience the Milky Way under a dark sky free of city light pollution. More »

Experience the Milky Way under a dark sky free of city light pollution. More »

Experience the Milky Way under a dark sky free of city light pollution. More »

Gaining a true insight into what’s involved in conservation is one of the most rewarding experiences. More »

Gaining a true insight into what’s involved in conservation is one of the most rewarding … More »

Gaining a true insight into what’s involved in conservation is one of the most rewarding experiences. More »

Lord Howe Island’s eleven beautiful beaches are perfectly suited to barbecuing outdoors, with their sheltered coves and spectacular views. More »

Lord Howe Island’s eleven beautiful beaches are perfectly suited to barbecuing outdoors, with their sheltered … More »

Lord Howe Island’s eleven beautiful beaches are perfectly suited to barbecuing outdoors, with their sheltered coves and spectacular views. More »

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Australian bush, with iconic kangaroos in their natural habitat. More »

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Australian bush, with iconic kangaroos in their … More »

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Australian bush, with iconic kangaroos in their natural habitat. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of time gone by and your … More »

Sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of … More »

Sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of time gone by and your own connection to Country. More »

Make a ‘hands on’ contribution to the protection of the reserve, an important habitat for native wildlife and help protect … More »

Make a ‘hands on’ contribution to the protection of the reserve, an important habitat for … More »

Make a ‘hands on’ contribution to the protection of the reserve, an important habitat for native wildlife and help protect the health of the beautiful Carne Creek and Wolgan River. More »

The world’s largest sea stack is home to extraordinary birdlife and the waters surrounding Balls Pyramid are teeming with marine … More »

The world’s largest sea stack is home to extraordinary birdlife and the waters surrounding Balls … More »

The world’s largest sea stack is home to extraordinary birdlife and the waters surrounding Balls Pyramid are teeming with marine life. More »

Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon, Field of Light has taken root in the outback each night. More »

Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon, Field of Light has taken root in the outback … More »

Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon, Field of Light has taken root in the outback each night. More »

At any time of day, wade into the shallows at Neds Beach to hand-feed the mullet, wrasse, garfish, silver-drummer, spangled-emperor … More »

At any time of day, wade into the shallows at Neds Beach to hand-feed the … More »

At any time of day, wade into the shallows at Neds Beach to hand-feed the mullet, wrasse, garfish, silver-drummer, spangled-emperor and of course the royalty of Lord Howe fish, metre-long kingfish. More »

Now a ghost town, the remains of the Mount Mulligan township are rich in history. More »

Now a ghost town, the remains of the Mount Mulligan township are rich in history. More »

Now a ghost town, the remains of the Mount Mulligan township are rich in history. More »

As the sky darkens to a deep indigo and the last rays of sun slip beyond the horizon, the night … More »

As the sky darkens to a deep indigo and the last rays of sun slip … More »

As the sky darkens to a deep indigo and the last rays of sun slip beyond the horizon, the night sky at Mount Mulligan is lit by thousands of stars. More »

Experience the beauty of the Mt Mulligan Lodge weir from a kayak. Gently paddling at your own pace, take-in the … More »

Experience the beauty of the Mt Mulligan Lodge weir from a kayak. Gently paddling at … More »

Experience the beauty of the Mt Mulligan Lodge weir from a kayak. Gently paddling at your own pace, take-in the scenery and silence of the outback. More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the Top End wetlands. More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the … More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the Top End wetlands. More »

Resting on an almost continuous belt of National Park and reserves, dedicated mountain bike trails line the property with surrounds … More »

Resting on an almost continuous belt of National Park and reserves, dedicated mountain bike trails … More »

Resting on an almost continuous belt of National Park and reserves, dedicated mountain bike trails line the property with surrounds of unique plants, wildlife and a stunning landscape.  More »

Take the ambling track around the Lodge Plateau rim and spot wallabies in their natural habitat, plus don't forget to … More »

Take the ambling track around the Lodge Plateau rim and spot wallabies in their natural … More »

Take the ambling track around the Lodge Plateau rim and spot wallabies in their natural habitat, plus don't forget to look up for koalas tucked high in the eucalypt branches. More »

Bush hikes, fossil hunting, mountain biking, horse riding and archery are among the many activities available for young budding rangers. More »

Bush hikes, fossil hunting, mountain biking, horse riding and archery are among the many activities … More »

Bush hikes, fossil hunting, mountain biking, horse riding and archery are among the many activities available for young budding rangers. More »

Gentle whales can sometimes be seen during November/December and May-July during their migration to and from Antarctica. More »

Gentle whales can sometimes be seen during November/December and May-July during their migration to and … More »

Gentle whales can sometimes be seen during November/December and May-July during their migration to and from Antarctica. More »

Visit Saffire’s open-range devil enclosure and encounter these rare and unique creatures in a natural setting led by knowledgeable guides. … More »

Visit Saffire’s open-range devil enclosure and encounter these rare and unique creatures in a natural … More »

Visit Saffire’s open-range devil enclosure and encounter these rare and unique creatures in a natural setting led by knowledgeable guides. More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks across the island and at … More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks … More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks across the island and at pre-dinner video and talk presentations.  More »

Walk along the top of the spectacular multi-coloured Yardie Creek Gorge, looking out for black-footed rock wallabies, honeyeaters and emus More »

Walk along the top of the spectacular multi-coloured Yardie Creek Gorge, looking out for black-footed … More »

Walk along the top of the spectacular multi-coloured Yardie Creek Gorge, looking out for black-footed rock wallabies, honeyeaters and emus More »

Explore the magnificent nocturnal world of the Blue Mountains, where the native wildlife is most active and the stars shine … More »

Explore the magnificent nocturnal world of the Blue Mountains, where the native wildlife is most … More »

Explore the magnificent nocturnal world of the Blue Mountains, where the native wildlife is most active and the stars shine brightly. More »

Sal Salis is located in a designated Dark Sky area where uninterrupted views of the milky way will astound you. More »

Sal Salis is located in a designated Dark Sky area where uninterrupted views of the … More »

Sal Salis is located in a designated Dark Sky area where uninterrupted views of the milky way will astound you. More »

Guests of Lizard Island Resort can enjoy an extensive range of activities including snorkelling directly off a private beach, as well as the … More »

Guests of Lizard Island Resort can enjoy an extensive range of activities including snorkelling directly off a private … More »

Guests of Lizard Island Resort can enjoy an extensive range of activities including snorkelling directly off a private beach, as well as the unlimited use of non-motorised water sports and motorised dinghies. More »

During July-September Humpbacks and other whale species become a common sight for those onboard TRUE NORTH as the itineraries visit … More »

During July-September Humpbacks and other whale species become a common sight for those onboard TRUE … More »

During July-September Humpbacks and other whale species become a common sight for those onboard TRUE NORTH as the itineraries visit the Kimberley coast.  More »

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