Family Travel Fever: Where To Go For The Holidays? | Holiday Getaway Holiday Getaway
One of the great things about living in this corner of the world is the number of fantastic travel destinations surrounding you. There are some great escapes which are easy to reach and will give you that instant sunny feeling. And you have your bucket list destinations when you have a bit more time. Yes, they are also further away, but so, so worth the hassle!
Camper Galore: driving through beautiful New Zealand with the family
Enter New Zealand. The South Island of New Zealand, land of the Lord of the Rings, is just as breathtaking as in the movies. The fresh air, the spectacular views and the variety in nature make this trip the ultimate zen holiday for the whole fam clan.
Fly to Christchurch or Auckland, rent a camper and visit all the New Zealand highlights. Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, the Marlborough Sounds and Akaroa are only a few of the must-visits in this beautiful country. We set up the perfect South Island itinerary for you.
Have a great family holiday in blissful Bali
Ah Bali. Despite the fact that it’s getting busier on the island, Bali will still give you that peaceful feeling straight after touchdown. And for families there is loads to do: chill at the beach, go snorkeling or finally take that surfing lesson! Stay in Seminyak, the hip and happening Bali hub, known for its great restaurants, boutique shops, and lively beach clubs. Or go to the laidback Uluwatu, on the Southern tip of Bali, a nice alternative to the crowdy areas. The green and lush Ubud is popular for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies and great biking trails. Read this, if you want to know exactly where to go in Bali this holiday.
Take the kids to see the elephants in Sri Lanka
Have you thought of Sri Lanka for your next family holiday? It’s getting more and more popular and for good reason! Once a country to avoid, because of the endless civil war, Sri Lanka is now peaceful and booming. A country that has it all; beaches, wildlife, great food, and lovely people. Visit the ancient city of Galle, which has history, style and nice restaurants all packed into one. Take the kids on safari at Yala National Park to see crocodiles, elephants and more. And top it off with the beautiful beaches near Unawatuna, where the kids can take surfing lessons at Wijaya beach and enjoy pizza afterward at the beach restaurant there. You can visit tea plantations and a turtle sanctuary where, with luck, you will see some eggs hatch. Not sure when to go or where to book? We’ll tell you all about it in this awesome Sri Lanka itinerary.
West Australia: kids travel heaven
The Margaret River Area is a true treat for all members of the family: there is great food, wine and craft beer for the adults, while the kids can choose between hundreds of activities and end their fun day at the ice cream farm. Whether you book a camper or go by car, there are several highlights that will make the whole family very very happy. Think of the beautiful Smith Beach, the charming town of Freemantle and the wildlife park in Perth. Read our feature for the full list of must-do’s in the Margaret River area.