School holiday activities for the family

by Elisa Parry

It’s time to start planning how to keep the kids entertained (and avoid too much screen time) over the school holidays. The good news is there are loads of activities you can enjoy as a family – from a trip to the aquarium to a glamping adventure! Here are a couple of experiences you might want to add to your holiday to-do list while you’re spending some quality time together. Hot tip: When browsing the site, filter by ‘Now open’ or head to our open experiences page to see all of your local options.

Glamping at Yallingup
Get back to nature with a glamping adventure

Glamping is camping without the effort. Everything is set up for you so all you need to do is remember the marshmallows. Oh, and the tents are usually a little more luxurious than what you might be used to.

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Tall ship cruise at twilight
Take a cruise

Spending time on the water is always special. Treat the kids to a tall ship cruise where they can pretend to be pirates! Or, if they are looking for something a little more thrilling, they’ll love a jet boat experience.

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Bindi Irwin with wombat
Enjoy an animal encounter

If you’re based in Sydney a trip to Taronga is always a great option. Arrive in style via the ferry and spend a day exploring the zoo and getting up close and personal with the animals! No matter where you are in Australia there are plenty of aquariums or wildlife sanctuaries and parks to explore!

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Treetop flying fox
Fly through the trees

There are a range of flying fox and zipline experiences across Australia. The kids (and adults) will have the chance to release their inner Tarzan as they fly over the tree tops! This is an awesome activity for all ages.

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Great Barrier Reef
Experience the Great Barrier Reef

If you plan to chase the sun up north, help the kids tick off a bucket list item with a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef. If they’re lucky, they might just find Nemo!

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Escape room
Break out of an escape room

Need a rainy-day activity? Put your thinking caps on and work together to break out of an escape room. Your detective skills will be put to the test as you work together as a family to solve the puzzle and gain your freedom!

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Rollercoaster with family
Take on the theme parks

If you’re a Queenslander and are planning a trip to the Gold Coast, the 14 day unlimited pass is a great option and gives you entry to 4 theme parks: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Paradise Country. If you reside in another state, check out some other exciting options below.

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