Oct 22, 2011

Holidays with Kids in Victoria

Looking for a fun family vacation? Look no further than Victoria. There are so many places to go in this southern state of Australia that you will find it hard to decide where to go first. Here we give you two options that will make for a perfect holiday for families with kids:

Find some
Ballarat accommodation and settle in for a few days, as there is a lot to see and do here.

Ballarat is an exciting city for children and adults alike. But the best part about taking children to Ballarat is the education they will receive, without them even realising it! Take them to the fun outdoor museum Sovereign Hill and they will soon know all about the gold rush days of Australia, as well as the battle of the Eurkea Stockade. Not only that, but after exploring the huts and tents, they will understand how people lived in the 1800’s. They will even have the chance to pan for gold or use a quill themselves! With spectacular shows running throughout the holidays, the education is disguised so well in this place that the kid won’t even know they are learning.

If they don’t scare easily, take the kids on a Ghost Tour of the old mining town. This is a walking tour but because it focuses more on the stories than the walking, it will be suitable for children to walk. However, due to the scary nature of the attraction, it is advised children under 6 years old do not attend!

Take some time out to visit the botanical maze at The Tangled Maze. This 3km maze is made entirely of hedges and flowers. Planned very well in advance, there are blooms for all seasons so it will always be amazing, no matter what time of year you visit.

Port Campbell
The Great Ocean Road is a beautiful scenic drive along the coast of Victoria. But for young kids, being cooped up in a car for hours on end while the parents take in the gorgeous views may not be ideal.
Port Campbell accommodation will come to the rescue in this case. Situated on the Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell is a seaside town that is settled between steep cliffs. Pristine white sand beaches are tucked into the base of these cliffs and are a delight for anyone wanting to take a dip in the ocean.

Accommodation here can be anything from caravans and camping, to hotels and private homestay options. The kids will have a blast snorkeling in the unspoiled waters or simply playing down by the foreshore while mum and dad enjoy a cappuccino at one of the many great cafes. To wear the children out before bed, climb the stairs from the beach at Port Campbell Bay up to the Discovery Walk. This gives amazing views across the town and the bay.

For the parents, the best part about stopping at Port Campbell is that you are just minutes away by car to the best sites of the Great Ocean Road. So while you may not be able to continue your journey for too long with children, you will still get to see the famous 12 Apostles and be back at the hotel in time for afternoon tea.

1 komentar:

eden October 25, 2011  

Ballarat is a great place to visit. Hope someday we can visit there.

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