Australia’s top family-friendly attractions for summer


Jenolan Caves, NSW Australia
Jenolan Caves, NSW Australia
Running out of ideas for activities to do with the kids this summer?

There are plenty of wonderful places and attractions that are ideal for keeping children entertained.

Whether you’re embarking on a trip within Australia, or simply looking for weekend ideas in your own part of town, here are some great suggestions for family-friendly attractions across the country.

Jenolan Caves, NSW Australia

New South Wales:

TreeTop Adventure Park

Take your kids on an unforgettable high ropes adventure that’s fun for the whole family. TreeTop Adventure Parks are located in the Central Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Western Sydney and Coffs Harbour.

Jenolan Caves, Jenolan

These spectacular caves in the foothills of the Blue Mountains are a sight not to be missed.

Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Enjoy seeing the animals while also appreciating stunning views of Sydney Harbour at Taronga Zoo.

Burleigh Heads


Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads Beach is a great option for youngsters as it’s protected from enormous waves.

Coolangatta Beach, Coolangatta

Another beautiful Queensland beach that also offers a stunning walking trail for some exploring.

The Strand, Townsville

There are many family-friendly attractions along this beachfront promenade, including bike paths and walkways, picnic spots, playgrounds and a water park.

Sovereign Hill


Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, Warrnambool

This 8ha adventure playground will keep kids entertained for hours while adults can enjoy sitting by the lake.

Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Winton

Visit the home of the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world.

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

This exciting open-air museum depicts the first 10 years after the discovery of gold in Ballarat in 1851.

Turquoise Bay

Western Australia:

Ningaloo Ecology Cruises Glass Bottom Boat, Exmouth

See the beautiful marine life of the Ningaloo Reef from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat.

Turquoise Bay Exmouth, Exmouth

Spend the afternoon discovering one of Australia’s most picturesque beaches.

Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup

This incredible cave comes complete with a junior explorer’s tunnel for little ones to embark on their own adventure.

Carrick Hill.

South Australia:

Melba’s Chocolate Factory, Woodside

Visit this working tourism factory and sample sweet treats along the way!

Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden, Adelaide

Let kids learn the basics of gardening and beekeeping at this city oasis on the edge of the Botanic Garden.

Carrick Hill, Adelaide

Children can take the Story Book Trail at Carrick Hill, which features attractions from classic children’s tales.



Penny Royal, Launceston

There’s gold panning, rock climbing, rope bridges, rides, remote-controlled boats and so much more at Penny Royal.

Don River Railway, Devonport

Take a historic train trip followed by a visit to the museum and workshop.

Mona (Museum of Old and New Art), Hobart

While much of the museum is geared towards adults, there are many areas with interactive and exciting exhibits for kids to enjoy.


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