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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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