Take your children on an Australian family adventure holiday. We have plenty of great family tours in Australia to choose from.

In this article, we give you a rundown of the family tours you can go on in Australia. Tours can be a great way to take the family on holiday. You won’t have to drive for a start. Or think about the logistics of where to camp. You’ll have someone to show you around and advise on safety. Plus it’s a full educational day out, the children won’t even realize they are learning as they are having such a good time.

Rear View Of Family Hiking In Countryside Wearing Backpacks

These trips below in Australia are our recommended tours for families. 

Here we will go over some of our best trips that are family-friendly and perfect to take your children on. Time to plan a family adventure holiday in Australia. Ages, as stated, are welcome on the tours. Parents will always be responsible for their children at all times, with the tour guide there to facilitate the tour not as the babysitter. You will find your children are so engrossed in the flora and fauna of beautiful Australian outback regions they won’t have time to be bored or misbehave. A win-win for the whole family.

Australia is built for the perfect family adventure with so much wildlife, plenty of walking and swimming and total outdoor living. Get the children away from the TV and Ipad for some family bonding and lots of learning about the culture and the great outdoors! So much to keep the kids occupied from long overland family holiday trips to adventure activities.

There are special child rates but also special family prices on some of these tours. So ask us at the time of booking and we can put your family package to Australia together.

Meet Koalas and Kangaroos, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, explore the rainforest, and soak up the sun in Sydney! So much to do on your family holiday in Australia. 

We recommend our family-friendly tours here so you can have the best possible Australia vacation.

Don’t have time to read this article and just want a quick list of tours to check this out: Family Friendly Tours

 

We have listed these family-friendly tours by the state that they operate in.

Northern Territory

Western Australia

Queensland

Victoria

South Australia

Tasmania

Happy family walking out of a forest

The best child and Family Friendly tours around Australia

Ok, here is the list of all the tours for families on offer. 

Northern Territory tours with kids

Yes you can travel in the outback with children as a family. No worries, we have the perfect tours tailor made for travelling in the Northern Territory as a family.  ALL our tours below are family and kid friendly. Just make sure you book well in advance if travelling in the school holidays… i think we will be repeating that one many times. 

Uluru Red Centre Tours perfect for children

We have the ideal family tour to Uluru for you. This tour shows off the highlights around the Red Centre of Australia. You will see the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) traveling in a large 4WD vehicle with your guide and other travellers. The ultimate family adventure holiday in Australia!

Our Red Centre tours are currently not operating from October to April and will be back in operation in April 2022.

Child and Family Friendly Australian Tours from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock. Find out more about our Uluru tour here.

Starts: Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Airport

Finishes: Alice Springs

Accommodation: Permanent campsites with twin share tents

Child age: 8-15 years

Book your 4 Day Uluru family-friendly tour here.

Walking Uluru with tour guide

The ideal Kakadu National Park tour for a family

Kakadu National Park has animals, swimming, Aboriginal culture, interesting plants and a hot climate. It’s easily explored on a tour as a family with our child-friendly tours.

You will stay in comfortable twin share permanent tents as a family. We do have limited family tents so please request a booking and you can sleep together as a family. If not we would have one adult and one child per twin share tent.

Kakadu National Park is a great destination for children and a family-friendly adventure. It’s one of the few World Heritage sites to be listed for both its cultural and natural features. Kakadu is renowned for its rich Aboriginal history and biodiversity. Where else can you come and see towering red rugged escarpments, impressive gorges, floodplains, art galleries thousands of years old, pockets of rainforests, billabongs dotted with lotus flowers and lurking crocs, waterfalls cascading into plunge pools, over one-third of Australian bird species, and thousands of plant species such as pandanus and cycads?

Find out more about our family-friendly Kakadu Tour here.

Starts: Darwin

Finishes: Darwin

Accommodation: Permanent campsites with twin share tents

Child age: 8-15 years

Book your child and family-friendly Kakadu tour here:

Between June and October book onto our 3 Day 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Top End Tour.

Between June and October try a longer tour with our 5 day Jabiru National Park tour from Darwin.

School holidays fill super fast for our 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield tour so please book well in advance for Easter, July school holidays, and the end of September and October.

Gunlom Falls

West Coast Family Tours

Western Australia is the absolute best travel destination for any family holiday! A family road trip in Western Australia is on every bucket list. Snorkelling, amazing beaches, plenty of space for the kids to run wild! We will mention the long drives to each destination on the West Coast, everything is so spread out. So please be mindful when booking a family tour in WA to have some games to keep the children entertained during the drives on tour.

Pinnacles Tour at sunset

This 1 Day Pinnacles tour takes you north of Perth to Yanchep National Park and is family friendly. A popular spot with kids as they enjoy spotting for Koalas. Then we head to the Pinnacles desert National park to look at the famous yellow limestone rocks,. You will see these at sunset where the children can throw shapes and take in some stargazing in Western Australia.

A very family-friendly day out from Perth.

Find out more about our Pinnacles tour here.

Starts: Perth

Finishes: Perth

Child age: 4 years and above.

Book your 1 Day Pinnacles family-friendly tour here.

Couple at The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park

Perth to Exmouth Tour suitable for children

Explore Western Australia on our 5 days one way or 7 days return Perth to Exmouth tour. This tour takes in the Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay and Exmouth. The perfect west adventure. Our guide is fun and knowledgeable and enjoys family groups on tour. Those from 8-70 years old. So take your children and their grandparents on this adventure.

Witness the wonders of Western Australia’s Coral Coast region! Get set for an outdoor adventure like no other. Head north past brilliant white sand dunes, hike through deep red gorges and dive into the pristine Ningaloo Reef all in one tour. West coast is the perfect family adventure holiday in Australia, during any time of the year.

Starts: Perth

Finishes: Perth

Accommodation: Hostels. As a family you will need to upgrade to private rooms. Select Twin-share on tour.

Child age: 8 years and above

Find out more about our Child and Family Friendly Perth to Exmouth tour here.

Perth to Exmouth one way tour

Family friendly holidays Queensland

Fraser Island Guided Tours for families

Planning your next family holiday to Queensland? Family-friendly is the word here on Fraser Island, with 184,000 hectares of fresh-water lakes and creeks, sand blows, sub-tropical rainforests and World Heritage wilderness just waiting to be explored. You could even call it the world’s largest sandpit!

We recommend a few great child-friendly tours to Fraser Island.

Our 2 day Fraser Island Guided Tour:

Starts: Hervey Bay

Finishes: Hervey Bay

Accommodation: Hostels. Will need to upgrade to private rooms. Select Twin share on tour.

Child age: 5 years and above

For bookings that include infants (0-4 years old) please let us know at the time of booking your Fraser Island tour. All infants must be able to sit upright in a booster seat. We do not provide booster seats, so please bring along.

Find out more about our 2 days 1 night Fraser Island Guided Tour here.

We also have 1-day tours to Fraser Island that are suitable for children over 5 years old.

On this, Fraser Island day tour you can expect to see: Central Station – this former logging station is now a tourist stop. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Gum and Pine trees; Lake McKenzie – enjoy a revitalising swim in the crystal blue waters and relax on the sandy white beaches… it’s picture perfect; Seventy-Five Mile Beach – as you drive along this sandy highway, you may spot birds of prey flying above or humpback whales as they migrate past (between July – November). You may wish to join the Air Fraser team for a scenic flight over the island – book with your guide on tour (optional extra); Eli Creek – float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek pouring out 80 megalitres of water daily into the ocean; Maheno Shipwreck – enjoy a photo stop at the rusting wreck of the Maheno washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935 – it’s one of Fraser Island’s most recognizable sites; The Pinnacles Coloured Sands – learn how these technicolour sand formations were created and the Butchulla legends surrounding them. We stop to take a picture as we drive along Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Itinerary order and inclusions can change due to tides and weather conditions.

Child and Family Friendly One Day Tours on Fraser Island: Book your 1 day Fraser Island Day tour here.

Exploring Fraser Island Rainforests

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures suitable for Children.

The Whitsundays are the ideal place to vacation with your family. There are plenty of family-friendly trips available that will allow you to explore the stunning Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach with your kids. A family tour in Australia is not complete without a visit to the Whitsundays. We all know our children love Nemo and cannot wait to try to snorkel with him.! 

Overnight Whitsunday Sailing adventure for a family

For an overnight sailing adventure, we have our 3 days 3 night Solway Lass Sailing ship.

Solway Lass has an amazing history being built in Holland in 1902, 1st registered in Hamburg, serving for Britain as a ‘Q’ Ship in WWI and a supply ship for Germany in WWII. Named Solway Lass after the Solway Firth in Scotland where she carried cargo to Liverpool and Dublin. Solway Lass was Sydney’s Tall Ship from 1985 to 1999, participating in the 1st fleet re-enactment in 1988. Today beautifully restored and maintained and perfect for Whitsunday Cruising with comfortable guest accommodation, with full air conditioning, private cabins appointed with brass lamps, cedar and oak timbers and even your own reading lamp.

This 3 day Whitsunday tour is perfect for those children over 3 years old. We have family cabins for 2 adults and 2 children and 2 adults and 1 child. Passengers under the age of 18 must be booked into a private cabin with an adult known to them.

One day Whitsunday family sailing adventure

We also have Whitsunday one day tours suitable for kids.

1 Day Whitsunday Bullet Beach and Snorkel Dive Tour

Whitsunday Bullet is built to high-speed specification with seat belts and fitted with sound bilge catamaran demi-hulls. This will make the vessel easier to handle on windy days, offering guests a safer and dryer tour while experiencing the very best of the Whitsundays. We visit Whitsunday Island for a walk to the renowned Hill Inlet Lookout, South Whitehaven Beach for a swim and to marvel at the white silica sands of the beach and time at the north end of Hook Island or Hayman Island for snorkelling.

This tour is suitable for those over 8 years old.

Couple Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef. on our great barrier reef day tours

Great Barrier Reef Cruise Adventures suitable for Children.

Suitable for children over 4 years old our Great Barrier Reef 3 day cruise off the coast of Cairns, Australia. Sleep and dive and snorkel from your comfortable dive vessel. 
 

Tours from Cairns suitable for Children and families.

Our 1 Day Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest and Wildlife Tour is the perfect family adventure to the rainforest from Cairns. We take children from 4 years old on tour. With child pricing for those 4-14 years old. This magic day out to where the Rainforest meets the Reef is perfect for children who will love seeing all the wildlife. 
 
 
For a day out with a difference choose our breakfast with the bird’s option on tour. 

Travelling Victoria as a family

Family Tours from Melbourne

From Melbourne, we can help you get the most out of your time here and enable you to see all that our beautiful city and surroundings has to offer. Don’t be restricted in where you can go because you have little ones in tow. We have created a range of tours with kids (and parents!) in mind. We’ve also tailored our day tours to ensure little travellers can last the distance, with appropriate stops along the way to stretch their little legs.

Child and Family Friendly Australian Tours from Melbourne

1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

This tour is great for those 4 years and over who want to get out of the city and see the Penguins. Victoria’s three wildlife and nature gems. The world-renowned Phillip Island Penguin Parade, hand feeding wallabies at Moonlit Sanctuary and the 1850s Churchill Island heritage farm with sheep shearing. Its always important on a family tour in Australia to include some cute animals, and what could be cuter than Penguins! 

1 Day Great Ocean Road Tour

Discover Australia’s greatest coastal drive, the spectacular Great Ocean Road, including the world-famous 12 Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge shipwreck legends. This Great Ocean Road tour is perfect for those children 4 years old and over. 

Twelve Apostles

Family- friendly South Australia Tours

Kangaroo Island family holiday packages

From Adelaide, we have the perfect family adventure tour to Kangaroo Island for you and your family. Perfect for children Kangaroo Island offers native wildlife, short hikes to the best lookouts and plenty of accommodation options. Plus the ferry ride over to Kangaroo Island is a real adventure for children! 

Child and Family Friendly Australian Tours to Kangaroo Island 

Child age: 3 years and above. child pricing is from 3 – 14 years. 

2 Day Best of Kangaroo Island Coach and Hotel Tour

Or for a day trip:

1 Day Kangaroo Island Highlights TourFamily road trip Western Australia

Cradle Mountain Family on our Cradle Mountain tour in Tasmania.

Family-friendly holidays in Tasmania

Don’t just confine yourself to mainland Australia with children. Pop over to Tassie! Tasmania is a fantastic place to travel with children. We offer some really accessible day tours from Hobart and from Launceston that your children will love.

Most popular family-friendly day trip in Tassie has to be the Wineglass Bay tour.

1 Day Wineglass Bay

On our 5 day Hobart to Hobart tour we accommodate children from 8 years old. This tour takes in Wineglass Bay Cradle Mountain and Launceston. The perfect whistle-stop adventure tour of the whole island of Tasmania. 

Starts: Hobart

Finishes: Hobart

Accommodation: Hostels. As a family request a triple room.

Child age: 5 years and above

From our more about our child-friendly 5 day tour: 5 Day Hobart to Hobart tour. 

Barramundi Gorge in Kakadu National Park on our Kakadu tours from Darwin
Aerial view looking towards Whitehaven Beach on our Whitsunday Island boat tour
Uluru Camel Tours

Time to start planning your family tour in Australia now. 

We bet you can’t wait for your family adventure holidays in Australia now! So many options to take family tours, which encourage children to learn more about the environment, history, and wildlife.

Check out our list of family friendly tours: Family Friendly Tours

 

Real Aussie Recommendations

  • On a family tour in Australia we would advise to spend a few days exploring the city – before or after your tour explore the city on foot. 
  • School holidays fill fast, so book well in advance. 
  • Travelling with a family on a family friendly tour can be fun! Just contact us and we will do the rest. 
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