Family Adventure

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Family Friendly Luxe & Experiential

Suggested duration

9 nights 

(Plus a night or two at your arrival or departure destination if desired)

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Many of Australia’s luxury lodges and camps offer outstanding family friendly experiences. Not your usual ‘resort with kiddies club’, these luxury lodges and camps offer age-appropriate experiences. They are destinations where the experience of the region is paramount to a stay at the lodge. Perfect for those travellers who want their children to experience the extraordinary landscapes, wildlife, culture, food and people that make these Australian destinations unique.

From hobart, 2.5hr drive to saffire freycinet, or arrange to arrive via scenic flight.

1 Saffire Freycinet Freycinet, Tasmania (3 Nights)

Discreetly positioned overlooking Freycniet’s Hazards Mountains, Saffire Freycinet blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Families (with children of any age) can share together a great range of activities on offer including kite flying, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, beach games and bush walks and boat rides, providing an immersive experience in this coastal sanctuary. 

What will I do there?

  • The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park is a must see. Join an informative guide on a bushwalk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay, or hike further, according the abilities of the family.
  • Schouten Island Boating Experience – the best way to engage and experience close-up interactions with scouring sea birds including albatross, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on Tasmania’s temperate reefs and dramatic coastline.
  • Mountain biking offers an opportunity to observe Freycinet’s natural assets at close quarters on a memorable self-guided adventure.

1 Saffire Freycinet Freycinet, Tasmania (3 Nights)

Discreetly positioned overlooking Freycniet’s Hazards Mountains, Saffire Freycinet blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Families (with children of any age) can share together a great range of activities on offer including kite flying, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, beach games and bush walks and boat rides, providing an immersive experience in this coastal sanctuary. 

What will I do there?

  • The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park is a must see. Join an informative guide on a bushwalk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay, or hike further, according the abilities of the family.
  • Schouten Island Boating Experience – the best way to engage and experience close-up interactions with scouring sea birds including albatross, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on Tasmania’s temperate reefs and dramatic coastline.
  • Mountain biking offers an opportunity to observe Freycinet’s natural assets at close quarters on a memorable self-guided adventure.

2.5hr drive to hobart airport, 2hr flight to sydney airport, 2.5hr drive to emirates one&only wolgan valley.

2 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales (3 Nights)

Children and adults of any age can experience the beauty and abundant wildlife of the Blue Mountains at conservation-led Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. There’s wide range of activities incorporating the 7,000 acre property including horse-riding, 4WD, mountain-biking and hiking (both guided or unguided), a superb spa for adults, and arrangements for children while parents enjoy a romantic dinner.

What will I do there?

  • The Wolgan Rangers program features a unique collection of nature based experiences designed for young children to explore the outdoor environment of Wolgan Valley under the care of an experienced guide.
  • Children’s Horse Experience – a leading rein ride in the arena provides a chance for patting, grooming and feeding treats during a private tour of the stables.
  • Signature Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting Tour – torchlight reveals playful possums, grazing wombats, wallaroos and wallabies, while the magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around and on a clear night.

2 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales (3 Nights)

Children and adults of any age can experience the beauty and abundant wildlife of the Blue Mountains at conservation-led Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. There’s wide range of activities incorporating the 7,000 acre property including horse-riding, 4WD, mountain-biking and hiking (both guided or unguided), a superb spa for adults, and arrangements for children while parents enjoy a romantic dinner.

What will I do there?

  • The Wolgan Rangers program features a unique collection of nature based experiences designed for young children to explore the outdoor environment of Wolgan Valley under the care of an experienced guide.
  • Children’s Horse Experience – a leading rein ride in the arena provides a chance for patting, grooming and feeding treats during a private tour of the stables.
  • Signature Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting Tour – torchlight reveals playful possums, grazing wombats, wallaroos and wallabies, while the magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around and on a clear night.

2.5hr drive to sydney airport, 2hr flight to lord howe island airport, 5min hosted drive to capella lodge.

3 Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island, New South Wales (3 Nights)

Lord Howe Island is a subtropical ‘treasure island’ preserved in time where bicycles outnumber cars and there’s no mobile or cell reception. Inspired by the Australian beach-house, Capella Lodge is nestled among swaying palms and offers exclusive views of the dazzling mountains and ocean. Children aged ten years and over are welcome at this contemporary retreat and families will love the simple pleasures of exploring the world’s southern-most coral reef, hand-feeding giant kingfish and beach-side barbecues. 

What will I do there?

  • Fish feeding – at Ned’s Beach let the fish come to you! Be part of a favourite Lord Howe ritual and help feed eager mullet, wrasse, garfish, silver drummer, spangled emperor and metre-long kingfish.
  • Lord Howe Island Museum – acquaint yourself with Lord Howe’s colourful past, you’ll find a library, plus historical and environmental exhibitions, as well as a replica skeleton of a long-extinct giant horned turtle. At 5pm most days (except Wednesday and Saturday), local experts conduct presentations on history and the environment.
  • Cruising On the water – sightseeing trips around the island will take you close to the stunning vertical cliffs of Mt Gower and Mt Lidgbird. Or acquire a fresh angle on the lagoon by booking a seat on a glass-bottomed boat.

3 Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island, New South Wales (3 Nights)

Lord Howe Island is a subtropical ‘treasure island’ preserved in time where bicycles outnumber cars and there’s no mobile or cell reception. Inspired by the Australian beach-house, Capella Lodge is nestled among swaying palms and offers exclusive views of the dazzling mountains and ocean. Children aged ten years and over are welcome at this contemporary retreat and families will love the simple pleasures of exploring the world’s southern-most coral reef, hand-feeding giant kingfish and beach-side barbecues. 

What will I do there?

  • Fish feeding – at Ned’s Beach let the fish come to you! Be part of a favourite Lord Howe ritual and help feed eager mullet, wrasse, garfish, silver drummer, spangled emperor and metre-long kingfish.
  • Lord Howe Island Museum – acquaint yourself with Lord Howe’s colourful past, you’ll find a library, plus historical and environmental exhibitions, as well as a replica skeleton of a long-extinct giant horned turtle. At 5pm most days (except Wednesday and Saturday), local experts conduct presentations on history and the environment.
  • Cruising On the water – sightseeing trips around the island will take you close to the stunning vertical cliffs of Mt Gower and Mt Lidgbird. Or acquire a fresh angle on the lagoon by booking a seat on a glass-bottomed boat.

Travel tip – never underestimate the power of the guides who lead and encourage children, enriching them with nature based experiences, fun facts and undivided attention. Bring a journal along for children to document their experience and share with their school class once they return home from this unforgettable trip. For more family friendly experiences, check out Multigenerational Gatherings.

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