Budget airlines in Australia – Family travel blog – Travelling with kids

When you’re travelling with a family of 5 like us you tend to rely on the budget airlines. Budget airlines in Australia have made air travel accessible to a lot more people and we have certainly taken advantage of that. The thing with budget airlines is that there is no flexibility, its their way or the highway. (more…)

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Brisbane River Cruise – Family Travel Blog – Travelling with kids

On our recent trip to Queensland, we flew in and out of Brisbane, reason being that we got cheap flights with Jetstar. Upon arrival we hired a car and headed straight down to Surfers Paradise where we had decided a spend a few days. On the way back we had a spare day to spend in Brisbane, so we headed into Southbank and took a Brisbane River Cruise before heading out to the airport. (more…)

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Which is the best theme park in Queensland? – Family Travel Blog – Travelling with Kids

This month we visited Queensland for a snappy 5 day break. We had told the kids that we wouldn’t be doing the theme parks this time as we had only visited some of the theme parks a couple of years ago. The theme parks are very expensive for a family of 5 but there are a few options to get around that and to find some good Gold Coast theme park deals. As we had recently visited SeaWorld, MovieWorld and Wet’N’Wild, the kids were keen to visit Dreamworld.  (more…)

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Snorkelling Tangalooma Wrecks – Moreton Island, Queensland

On our recent trip to Queensland’s Gold Coast we decided to do something different and give the theme parks a miss. We have done them every couple of years and the last time we went was only 2 years ago in 2014. We took the kids snorkelling at Whitehaven Beach this time last year so I thought we would go snorkelling again, this time off Moreton Island at the Tangalooma Wrecks. (more…)

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Review – Mantra Sun City – Gold Coast, Queensland – Family Travel Blog

We took a short break to Queensland for 5 days, it was supposed to be over our March long weekend as the kids get the Thursday and Friday off school as well as the Monday public holiday.  I booked the flights last May but unfortunately I somehow managed to book the wrong weekend! Last year we visited Airlie Beach and this year was Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Having a family of 5, we now need a find reasonably priced holiday apartments Gold Coast location and the Mantra Sun City Hotel fit the description perfectly. (more…)

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Port Fairy Instameet – 26-28 February 2016 – Family Travel Blog

Last weekend we joined around 30 other Instagramers in Port Fairy on the south-west coast of Victoria. Port Fairy is just past Warnabool at the end of the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road suffered devastating bushfires that affected the busiest time for holiday income. Hopefully our Instameet has bought some much needed publicity and will encourage people to return to the area and assist the locals recover. We found plenty of things to do in Port Fairy for the kids. (more…)

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Top things to do on Phillip Island with Kids – Family Travel Blog

Keira and I regularly go to Sydney to visit her best friend Bella who she met when we were living up there. This time we had the pleasure of having Bella and her family here in Melbourne for the Australia Day long weekend. As we had a four day break we decided to head off some where nice for the weekend – Phillip Island was the choice. Having been there a few times before, I knew there is plenty of things to do in Phillip Island with kids. (more…)

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