Hiring Bikes on Rottnest Island with Kids – Family Travel Blog

We went to Perth for the weekend to visit family and while we were there we took the Rottnest Island ferry with the kids to spend the day on  Rottnest Island. Perth really put on the weather for us and we got a fantastic day about 20 degrees with bright sunshine and blue skies, more like a spring day than the middle of winter and I couldn’t have been happier. (more…)

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An afternoon at Cataract Gorge with the Kids, Launceston – Travelling with Kids

The kids and I arrived in the Friday morning on the Spirit of Tasmania, Craig wasn’t flying in until that night so I wanted something to do with the kids that was local and not too far to go. I had been to Cataract Gorge before and thought that would be a great option to keep the kids busy for a few hours. While in Launceston we stayed at Swamp Cottage which is not far at all Cataract Gorge.

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Our review of Swamp Cottage, Launceston – Family Travel Blog

Over the June school holidays we took the Spirit of Tasmania for a quick winter break. The ship docked at 6am and we were off soon after 6.30am. Finding suitable family accommodation Launceston was relatively easy. We arrived on the Friday morning and we had a house booked through Stayz for two nights over the weekend in Launceston. Craig was flying in that evening as he had work commitments and could only get away for the weekend. (more…)

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Surprise Hit Around Barnbougle Dunes

For those of you following Sally on Facebook you’ll know she’s down in Tasmania with the kids for the school holidays.  Unfortunately for me (or maybe fortunately) I don’t get as much leave from work as Sal so I had to settle for just the weekend and have spent the last 3 days at home on my own.  This little blog is my payment for a little surprise Sally gave me when I caught up with them last weekend. A round of golf at Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course!

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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures- Family Travel Blog – Travelling with Kids

Over our June long weekend we took the kids to Apollo Bay located along the iconic Great Ocean Road about 2.5 hours from Melbourne. The Otway Fly Treetop Adventure is 40kms from Apollo Bay and that took about 40mins because its a very windy road, so if you’re a person that gets a motion sickness you might struggle a bit! I had a couple of moments! Luckily enough it doesn’t seem to bother my kids.  (more…)

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Koalas of the Great Ocean Rd- Travelling with Kids – Family Travel Blog

Now who doesn’t love koalas, Australia’s famous little cuddly looking bears. We spent the long weekend at Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Rd and when we visited the Cape Otway National Park, driving through the eucalyptus trees you could see the koalas in the trees. People had pulled over to the side of the road all the way down into the Cape Otway Lighthouse. We stopped and jumped out with the kids so that they could have a look at koalas in their natural habitat. (more…)

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