From Coast to Outback: Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Through Air, Land, and Sea in Australia

Discover the Land Down Under
By: Balqis Ariffin
February 14, 2024

Take a journey to the Land Down Under to revel in its natural splendour. Australia is a destination renowned for its breathtaking scenery and thrilling family-friendly adventures that suit all ages. From splashing in the saltwater to hot air balloon rides gliding across the Canberra sky, and from outback journeys to the historic Kakadu National Park, these immersive experiences will be the highlights of your adventure. Come and say g’day!

The List of Family-Friendly Adventures Across Air, Land, and Sea in Australia 

Sky High Explorations

Aerial view of Pinky Beach and Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island. Courtesy of Tourism Australia 

Soar above and marvel at the bird’s-eye view of Perth, ingeniously known as Boorloo, with Fly Perth. Feast your eyes on magnificent vistas of the city, from sandy beaches to crystal-clear blue waters and iconic landmarks. The Perth and Rottnest Grand with Stopover tour includes extensive visits to renowned spots such as the Swan River, Perth City, and Northern Beaches.

Aside from exploring the azure waters of Rottnest Island, visitors will fly over historic Fremantle and Perth’s Port. For a personalised experience, opt for the Breakfast on Rotto and Lunch in the Swan experience, which includes breakfast on Rottnest Island and lunch at your preferred Swan Valley winery.

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Step to the edge and experience the mountaineering thrills of rock climbing at RockWire, Australia’s first alpine Via Ferrata. Nestled in the western part of Mount Buller in eastern Victoria, RockWire offers panoramic views in a secure environment outfitted with fixed anchors, steel cables, and bridges. This guided climbing route suits guests of all levels of rock climbing experience.

Courtesy of Enlighten Festival

At the Enlighten Festival, embark on an unforgettable journey through Canberra by uncovering its hidden treasures and iconic landmarks. Over the course of 10 days, the city comes to life with architectural projections, VR experiences, and interactive installations. In addition to lantern making, visitors can experience a LEGO building, a lakeside moonwalk, and hot air balloon rides during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, happening from March 9th to 17th.

Immerse in the Vibrant History and Culture of the Land

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, located at the eponymous Cottesloe Beach, takes visitors on an immersive journey. The 20th-year exhibition stretches from the sea wall along the sand towards North Cottesloe and nearby lush terrains. The exhibition will be hosted in WA in March and relocate to Bondi later this year.

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Shark Bay, a World Heritage site located north of Perth, houses Francois Peron National Park (Wilybidi) and Dirk Hartog Island (Wirruwanna). The World Heritage Walking Tour is a three-day immersive journey that takes guests through the coastline and ancient history of the area. Learn about Aboriginal culture and heritage, along with Australian wildlife, while basking in the sunsets of the Indian Ocean and spending a starry night listening to traditional didgeridoo sounds.

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Kakadu National Park, inhabited for 22,000 years, is an exceptional archaeological reserve and World Heritage Site. Taste of Kakadu, the Top End’s premier Indigenous food and culture festival, will take place this May. Look forward to a plethora of exciting events honouring the rich heritage of the Bininj people, including tours of Kakadu’s world-renowned rock art galleries, canapé cruises on Yellow Water Billabong, bush tucker walks, as well as a variety of art, music, performances, and workshops.

Courtesy of AAT King

Take a journey back in time and decipher the secrets of the world’s oldest living culture, the Anangu people, and their coexistence with Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. AAT King’s newest Uluru Aboriginal Art & Cultural Experience includes a trip to the iconic landmark of incredible rock art led by Anangu guides and interpreters who share stories passed down from local elders.

Ride the Wave of Excitement with Unforgettable Water Adventures

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The Night at the Aquarium experience by Cairns Aquarium offers an intimate look into the nocturnal world of the Great Barrier Reef. During the 2.5-hour guided tour, guests navigate through 10 tropical ecosystems. Infrared and ultraviolet light are used to illuminate the 71 living displays, allowing the opportunity to witness the nighttime behaviours of aquatic life.

Courtesy of Tourism Australia 

Take a ride on the newest jet boating experience, Arro Jet, which promises heart-pounding thrills with astounding views of the Gold Coast’s Broadwater. The 30-minute tour departs from Sea World Marine Precinct in Main Beach and is ideal for families visiting Sea World resorts or enjoying the sights of the Gold Coast’s main surf beach and surrounding eateries, retail districts, and cafes.

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Discover the pristine waters of Margaret River with Swimming Women’s newest adventure, The Margaret River Aquatic Adventure. The tour includes visits to hidden spots across Margaret River, including rock pools and rivers leading to the Indian Ocean. The experience concludes with morning tea, lunch featuring locally sourced ingredients, and for adults, a curated cellar door wine tasting for up to twelve people.

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