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There’s nothing more exciting than packing your bags and heading off for a fun-filled family vacation. Australia is an amazing country with its stunning landmarks and beautiful roads, offering adventurous road trip opportunities for families with kids. However, there are so many options in Australia that it can be tough to pick just one. We bring you 5 of the most family-friendly Australian road trips for you to get started:

Australian road trips

Five Australian Road Trips – The Great Ocean road – Wikimedia Creative Commons

Five Australian Road Trips

  1. The Great Ocean Road

This is one of the most famous road trips in Australia. Indulge in delicious food, enjoy the spectacular views, adore the wildlife and celebrate the natural beauty along the way. This drive also has some great destinations like the Erskine Falls, the Great Otway National Park, and the breath-taking 12 Apostles. Stop along the Port Campbell National Park and watch the splashing waves swirl around the Apostles.

  1. Kangaroo Island, South Australia

A sure-shot way to get the kids excited is with a visit to Kangaroo Island. One-third of the island is dedicated to national parks, so kids who enjoy wildlife will definitely love you for bringing them here! With pristine and untouched beaches, this remote and quiet destination is ideal to disconnect from the chaos of the world and connect with your family like never before.


Five Australian road trips – Uluru is definitely a must see – Wikimedia Creative Commons

  1. Adelaide

Kids will be amazed with this drive as they’ll get to see Uluru, King’s Canyon and the missile park in Woomera. The Big Rocking Horse in the Adelaide hills is a fantastic visit for your kids. There’s also a chocolate factory called Melba’s where kids will go crazy tasting the free samples! Whether you want peaceful walks, stunning views or amazing food, this drive has it all.

  1. Hunter Valley

Unwind with your family by taking a road trip to Hunter Valley, accessible from both Sydney and Newcastle. With so many gorgeous sights, delectable wines and the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens, there is something for both children and adults.

  1. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Wineglass Bay, in Freycinet National Park, is a must-visit in Tasmania. You can hike up to the Wineglass Bay Lookout to get a panoramic view of the breath-taking peninsula. Let the kids run around and explore the mesmerizing beauty of nature and wildlife at the Park.

All you need to do is pack your bags, rent a car and head out to these extraordinary destinations in Australia with your family for a lifetime of memories!

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