Family Friendly Luxe & Experiential

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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 drive 3 hours to saffire.

1 Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania (3 Nights)

Discreetly positioned overlooking Tasmania’s Hazards Mountains, and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Staying at Saffire is an experience families (with children of any age) can share together with a great range of activities on offer including kite flying, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, beach games and bush walks, giving a new perspective in this coastal sanctuary.

Family fun highlights:

  • Don your waders and visit a working oyster farm and develop an ‘up close and personal’ understanding of the ways of oysters (and wetland and marine ecology).

  • 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.

1 Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania (3 Nights)

Discreetly positioned overlooking Tasmania’s Hazards Mountains, and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Staying at Saffire is an experience families (with children of any age) can share together with a great range of activities on offer including kite flying, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, beach games and bush walks, giving a new perspective in this coastal sanctuary.

Family fun highlights:

  • Don your waders and visit a working oyster farm and develop an ‘up close and personal’ understanding of the ways of oysters (and wetland and marine ecology).

  • 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.

3 hour drive to hobart airport, 2 hour flight to sydney airport, 3 hour drive to wolgan valley resort & spa.

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

Children and adults of any age can experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at conservation-led Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.  It is a family friendly experience with an extraordinary range of activities incorporating the 4000 acre private conservation area, abundant wildlife including sightings of rare albino wallaroos, horse-riding, 4WDing, mountain-biking and hiking (both guided or unguided), a superb spa for adults, and arrangements for children while parents have a romantic dinner. Extra activities for children include bush craft, archery and kite flying.

Family fun highlights:

  • Guided mountain bike tour – Following tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional small hill, the exhilarating mountain bike rides skirt a picturesque freshwater dam where wildlife is commonly seen.

  • Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the land, and the types of terrain while encountering the reserve’s wildlife.

  • Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting & Stargazing – Torchlight reveals the flashing eyes of sleepy possums, grazing wombats, wallaroos and wallabies. The magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around and on a clear night, constellations such as Australia’s famous Southern Cross can be seen.

FAMILY FRIENDLY BAREFOOT – EXTENSION

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

Children and adults of any age can experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at conservation-led Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.  It is a family friendly experience with an extraordinary range of activities incorporating the 4000 acre private conservation area, abundant wildlife including sightings of rare albino wallaroos, horse-riding, 4WDing, mountain-biking and hiking (both guided or unguided), a superb spa for adults, and arrangements for children while parents have a romantic dinner. Extra activities for children include bush craft, archery and kite flying.

Family fun highlights:

  • Guided mountain bike tour – Following tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional small hill, the exhilarating mountain bike rides skirt a picturesque freshwater dam where wildlife is commonly seen.

  • Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the land, and the types of terrain while encountering the reserve’s wildlife.

  • Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting & Stargazing – Torchlight reveals the flashing eyes of sleepy possums, grazing wombats, wallaroos and wallabies. The magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around and on a clear night, constellations such as Australia’s famous Southern Cross can be seen.

FAMILY FRIENDLY BAREFOOT – EXTENSION

3 hour drive to sydney airport, 2 hour flight to lord howe island airport, 5 minutes hosted drive to capella lodge.

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

Often referred to as the last paradise on earth, Lord Howe Island is home to Capella Lodge. Children six and over are welcome at this contemporary beach-house style lodge on the tiny island paradise, home to the world’s southern-most coral reef. Families will love snorkeling to see vibrant corals and diverse marine life including anemone fish and turtles, collecting shells along white-sanded beaches, and the unforgettable experience of hand- feeding giant kingfish.

Family fun highlights:

  • 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 each day (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)

Often referred to as the last paradise on earth, Lord Howe Island is home to Capella Lodge. Children six and over are welcome at this contemporary beach-house style lodge on the tiny island paradise, home to the world’s southern-most coral reef. Families will love snorkeling to see vibrant corals and diverse marine life including anemone fish and turtles, collecting shells along white-sanded beaches, and the unforgettable experience of hand- feeding giant kingfish.

Family fun highlights:

  • 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 each day (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.

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