Hi, we will have 1 month to travel with our 2 children (2 and 4) across the Australia and we would like to see the most attractive part of it. We suppose to fly fm Sydney (we are based here) to some destination and then either to hire camping car to make a tour or go for hotels in some places, but as we are first time here, I even do not know where to start... and what finally to see in 1 month which is good for children. We thought maybe we include Tasmania in our trip also. We have all June to travel and we are not limited with money. Could somebody give me an idea where to go or which web site are specialized to travel around Australia? We would like to go to north, maybe to see some islands but you see, I am lost...
We have more 2 weeks beginning of July, so we wanted to go to ski in New Zeland, do you think is good idea? It will be a snow there already?
And more we have 1 week end of May, I thought Fiji (but my husband is worry about unstability and not hospital if something happens to our children (1 is asthmatic) or New Caledonia).
We have 8 weeks to spend, June to travel somewhere in Australia, end of May... and beginning of July..
Thanks a lot to give me your advise, miriam
Tasmania is a pretty cold place to travel during June so for a more enjoyable time and a lot better weather you'd be better to do what Tasmanian's do in that time of year and holiday north to Queensland.
Depending on the age of your kids, the Gold Coast is a great place to visit. They have five themeparks there two of which are water parks and are very family orientated. Going to the Whitsundays is great fun but can get a bit expensive.
If you don't have problems with money flying over to Broome and then hiring a camper to drive as far south as Perth would be another option. Broome has great weather in June and is a really nice place. A bit further south in Western Australia you have Monkey Mia/Shark Bay where you can feed the wild dolphins at certain times of the day when they come in for a feed.
For the kids though you can not go past the Gold Coast. That is the place that all kids love going at least for five days where you go to all the themeparks and another few days of fun at the beach.
You say you would like to see the most attractive part of Australia, and also mention Tasmania. Well, yes, I think it is a lovely place (but naturally I would say that because I live here).
There is a great website for Tasmania. Check it out.
The weather? Well, it depends on where you come from and what weather you're used to. Here is some info on Tasmania's weather averages.
The Queensland theme parks are great for older kids, but I think at age 2 and 4 this is not suitable for them.
If you have any questions on Tasmania, feel free to send me a message. I will be glad to help.