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Family holidays with children in Australia - attractions and entertainment

Melbourne Below Australia is one of the best places to relax with children. Here young travelers almost feel like full tourists themselves. In large cities of the country, there is a wide range of children’s entertainments, designed for different age groups. The unique fauna of Australia is represented in numerous zoos in the country. In the National Zoo of Canberra, children can see unusual tigrol, koal, kangaroo, wombat, emu, or pat a dingo dog. In the aquarium, they can observe colorful tropical fish and sharks. In the Sydney zoo Taronga, there are fascinating shows with the participation of trained animals and birds. The greatest interest is represented by the performances of sea lions and seals.
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Australia Zoo in Queensland bears the name of the outstanding Australian naturalist, illustrious hunter of crocodiles, Steve Irwin. The zoo regularly hosts exciting crocodile shows. There also live typical Australian animals, which are not found in other cities. The Melbourne Zoo is well known for thematic exhibitions, among them “The House of Butterflies”, and the “Path of the Elephants”. In the zone “Life of orangutans”, children can climb trees in the costume of an orangutan. On the territory of the zoo there is an aquarium and a botanical garden. It is worth paying a visit to the oceanarium of Melbourne. The building constructed as a ship, presents the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. On the Phillip Island near Melbourne, you can see the “parade of penguins” at sunset returning to their place of residence.
The Corbin Reserve in Gold Coast is a noteworthy reserve. It is a wildlife park where children can meet animals and birds in the most natural habitat. Here they will find colorful parrots, Tasmanian devils, and all kinds of reptiles. A miniature railway passes through the reserve. On the farm “World of tropical fruits”, you can try tropical delicacies, ride an all-terrain vehicle, and feed kangaroos or emus. In the Wildlife Park of the northern territories south of Darwin, young visitors have the opportunity to visit different Australian natural areas and enjoy seeing the night marsupials. In Cairns, it is worth visiting the Daintree rainforest. Children will want to ride along the cable car to the village of Aboriginal Kuranda, where they are invited to visit the pavilion with live butterflies, or learn how to throw a boomerang. Copyright
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In Sydney is the famous Luna Park with lots of carousels and water attractions, as well as roller coasters. The most popular entertainment is a fun train “Tango” and the pendulum “Ranger”. Children who are not afraid of the dark can go through the unusual labyrinth “Infinity” – a fascinating world of sounds and optical illusions. Endless mirror corridors and giant kaleidoscopes will give young lovers of thrills a plethora of ​​unforgettable emotions. The Royal Botanical Garden is ideal for family walks. Children will be interested to see a colony of flying foxes sleeping upside down, or visit the museum of anomalies and all unusual “Believe it or not” by Robert Ripley.
sydney skyline In the Brisbane Botanical Garden, surrounded by exotic trees for young guests, there is a playground where you can go through a fascinating quest or go in search of adventure in the real jungle. There you will also find a planetarium and a space observatory. In Oxenford, there is the Amusement Park “World of Warner Brothers”. Young fans of cinema can visit the set and follow the process of making films, visit the parade of famous cartoons, witness scenes from “Lion King”, “Shrek”, or “Harry Potter”, played out right on the street. The Park regularly hosts stunt show, in addition to its many attractions. In Queensland, it is worthwhile to take the children to the Park “Dreamworld”, where they can swim on an old steamer or pirate ship.
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The aqua park “Wet-en-Wild Water World” in the Gold Coast has united in a vast territory a variety of water activities. Teenagers will want to sweep across a completely dark water-filled labyrinth. Younger children can swim in pools with artificial waves or visit the “Pirate Bay” with low descents, shallow pools, and water pipes. “Sea World Park” in Southport offers exciting attractions, the “Sesame Street Beach” entertainment area, a dolphin show, or a monorail ride. In the zone “Shark Bay”, children will see marine predators in all their glory, and at a special exhibition, Australian polar bears.
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Water attractions in Australia
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♥   Water park 'Adventure World' Perth. On the map   Photos
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Amusement parks in Australia
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♥   Amusement park 'Adventure Golf at Panthers World of Entertainment Complex' . On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure Park' Geelong. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure World' Bibra Lake. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Aussie World' Sunshine Coast. On the map   Photos
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Aquariums in Australia
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium of Western Australia' Perth. On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Aquasearch Aquarium' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Bicheno Sealife Centre' . On the map   Photos
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Pictureque places in Australia

Harbour Bridge

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Those who are tired of visiting standard lookouts, will be able to diversify the holiday in Sydney. The local Harbour Bridge is one of the largest arch bridges in the world. Several years ago, the great Pylon Lookout was constructed there. Visitors can come up via the lateral arch of the bridge.

A visit to this observation deck will be an unforgettable adventure. Before lifting, all visitors get a special uniform that includes rubber-soled shoes and a suit that protects from the wind. Life lines are attached to the clothes. Only after compliance with all precautionary measures, visitors can start their ascent to the bridge accompanied by an instructor. The observation deck is located at the highest point of the bridge. It offers a great view of the bay, as well as areas along the banks. … Read all

Fraser Island

From the series “Famous Unesco Sites in Australia”
At the east coast of Australia there is the scenic Fraser Island. It became famous thanks to incredibly picturesque sand dunes. The coast is completely covered with white sand. Dense tropical forests lie in center. Some parts of the coast are shallow. These places are incredibly scenic; azure water together with white sand dunes form truly surreal landscapes. Fraser Island has another great feature; there are 40 freshwater lakes within its territory. Sometimes they are called the Hanging Lakes.

Travellers will be able to see one of the largest sandy beaches in the world on Fraser Island. The length of its coast is 100 km. There you can walk through the pristine mangrove and eucalyptus forests. The lakes are attractive, as they are inhabited by freshwater turtles. Another typical … Read all
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Ships rides are another popular, typically Australian pastime. There are always many small ships ready for a voyage near Circular Quay. Tourist cutters and motor boats offer excursions to different directions, so travelers can pick short excursions along the coast or longer tours, during which they will reach picturesque Watson Bay. Australian National Maritime Museum is one more excellent place for family pastime. Children will be excited to see the unique collection of items exhibited there. … Read more
Among the entertainment centers of Melbourne, Galactic Circus remains one of the most visited. This center is to a great extent concentrated on school-age children. They have access to dozens of game simulators, as well as a zone with board games. This entertainment center will be an extraordinary place to relax on a rainy day. There is a café with a large selection of treats and refreshing drinks in the center. Those who cherish original entertainment should visit the Wonderland Fun … Read more
Everyone who loves animals should be sure to look into the most unusual cafe in Brisbane – Cat Cuddle Cafe. In this café, children can not only taste a lot of branded sweets, but also play with its main inhabitants - cats. In the café, there is a traditional zone with tables, and a special rest area with soft ottomans and armchairs, where cabins for cats are arranged everywhere. Cats here feel like real masters and gladly play with visitors. Tourists with older children will enjoy the … Read more
Small travelers will definitely love the trip to Kangaroo Island. This islet is completely isolated from the mainland, so it retained its original natural charm. On this island, in addition to kangaroos, there are echidna, lizards and platypuses, as well as other typical representatives of the Australian fauna. Guests of the island are offered a wide range of interesting excursions, during which they can see animals in their natural habitat, as well as rare birds, including a barn owl, black … Read more
There is a beautiful water park in Canberra, which is also popular among vacationers with children. It is the Big Splash Waterpark, which is suitable for recreation with children of various ages. There is a special shallow pool for children of preschool age on its territory, as well as many slides of various levels of complexity. The water park is outdoors, and its territory is decorated with a lot of living plants and trees, among which are very comfortable recreation areas. There is a small … Read more

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