Category Archives: Family holidays & travel

Family holidays

Soul Apartments review – Surfers Paradise luxury accommodation

If you’re looking for Gold Coast luxury accommodation, you can’t go past the incredible Soul Apartments – located at the beach, right in the middle of Surfers Paradise – plus we have a discount hack for you, too! Is Soul really the best hotel on the Gold Coast? There are a lot of great resorts up and down […]

Lincoln Downs Resort & Spa Family Review

Our family review of the Lincoln Downs Spa Resort, Batemans Bay… Approaching from Sydney, Lincoln Downs Resort and Spa is located on the left side of the Princes Highway just before you cross the iconic bridge into Batemans Bay. (You can read our family review of the Batemans Bay area here). Although a four star hotel, Lincoln Downs Resort’s room […]

Batemans Bay, South Coast NSW Family Review

A review of family fun, short scenic drive ideas and more in Batemans Bay, a popular little NSW South Coast holiday town…Bateman’s Bay is a sleepy fishing town on the South Coast of NSW. Popular with holidaying Canberra residents due to it’s 2-hour drive from inland ACT, plus many Sydney-siders making the 4-hour drive, Batemans Bay experiences a massive population increase during […]

Canberra Eaglehawk Ibis Styles Hotel Family Review

If you’re visiting Canberra, or perhaps just passing through on the way to the snow, we’ve found a great family-friendly stop off for you – the Ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk hotel… Canberra is a great place to visit – there’s so many things for families to do! You can visit Floriade, Parliament House, the Canberra Zoo, […]

Whale watching Surfers Paradise tours – Whales In Paradise review

An amazing Surfers Paradise family activity, Whales in Paradise whale-watching tours are 3 hours of non-stop fun and amazement for both adults and children… Although we’ve visited the Gold Coast numerous times over the years, we had never been on a whale sight-seeing cruise. We had whale-spotted from the balconies of our different Surfers Paradise hotels, and even though they were so far away, […]

Family activities in Surfers Paradise – Aquaduck review

Do you have a spare hour in your holiday schedule in Surfers Paradise? Why not take the kids for an Aquaduck Safari! Aquaducks are vehicles which take Surfers Paradise visitors on an adventurous tour around the Surfers Paradise area – but in a really different way. They are amphibious vehicles, which means that they can go on […]

Pandas in Beijing Zoo – a flying visit guide!

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I’ve travelled through China more than once, but on my first trip I perhaps didn’t appreciate as much as I should, that most people outside of hotels and tourist spots don’t speak English there! On my last day in Beijing before flying home, to my delight I found out that there were Pandas in the […]

School holiday ideas – take the kids for a spin on the Melbourne Star

Are you running out of school holiday ideas for things to do with the kids? If you’re in Melbourne, why not give the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel a whirl? Here’s our family review of the Melbourne Star…  During a recent trip to Melbourne we found ourselves with a spare afternoon on our hands, so we decided to catch a tram […]

School holiday ideas – Old Melbourne Gaol – a family review!

With school-holiday-boredom looming after Christmas and New Years, we parents need to find some fun activities for the family to do together – fast! In our Old Melbourne Gaol review, we’ll show you what’s fun – and what to avoid with young kids! It’s time to find some easy school-holiday outings to entertain the whole family. The Old Melbourne Gaol has long been a […]

Where can I hold a koala? Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary!

If you are going to the Gold Coast, don’t forget to visit this classic Aussie wildlife park – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! We had just headed off in our hire car from Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport at the start of our holiday, when we saw the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Luckily our morning was free, and we just […]

5 free, fun Christmassy things to do in Melbourne with kids!

We set out on a quest to find some Christmas fun in Melbourne – and found that there are some magical family Christmas experiences that you shouldn’t miss – and don’t cost a cent! Melbourne is the perfect place to be in at Christmas-time. Now that the kids are on school holidays, it’s time to head into the city to experience some […]

Melbourne Pan Pacific Hotel Family Review

If you’re visiting Melbourne and looking for a luxury hotel that is also family-friendly, we’ve found a great one – the Hilton South Wharf Hotel… We’ve just visited Melbourne, sampling the local cuisine and checking out some great family attractions. Our accommodation of choice for this trip was the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel (now rebranded as Pan Pacific […]