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Discover Australia's secrets on a care-free family holiday

Close your eyes and picture your perfect family holiday to Australia. Are you having close encounters with koala bears or kangaroos? Spending lazy days on the beach or by the pool? Experiencing an Aussie brekky in the heart of the Red Centre? Sailing, smiling and island hopping all day? The possibilities are limitless.

Australia, an outdoor playground.

Your holiday to Australia should represent who you are as a family - and it needs to be well organised at that. Whether you have young children who love the outdoors, older kids who crave adventure, or grandma and grandpa coming along for the ride, time together in Australia will create memories to talk about for years to come.

Stay in small-scale accommodations with multiple bedrooms that offer the perfect blend of Aussie hospitality and authentic local experiences. Short drives and mapped-out routes make sure you hit all the family-friendly experiences you could hope for while travelling at a relaxed pace. Surrounding nature provides the perfect backdrop to relax, explore, and learn just what Australia has to offer. Let’s put your dreams on paper.

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Australia is an ideal destination for a family holiday
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Soak up the Aussie lifestyle together with your family

It's the small details that make your holiday extraordinary.

We'll take the time to get to know you to match your fully bespoke holiday with your family's pace, interests, and anything desired. Do you need a pram? A car seat? Easy to access cooking facilities? Consider it taken care of. Combining the small details with first-hand local knowledge, you'll receive a mapped out itinerary from us - but the process isn't done until you are 100% satisfied. Then we take care of every detail, so you can focus on relaxing, rejuvenating and reconnecting with your family and the world around you. Get in touch to get started now.

"At A Journey DownUnder, we don’t just plan your dream holiday to Australia. We are with you every step of the way, from the moment you leave your front door to the moment you arrive home a changed person. We take care of every detail so you can focus on having the journey of a lifetime.”

Andrew Morten, Founder of A Journey DownUnder

What do you get from us?

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When is the best travel time?

Australia is a beautifully diverse country that is great for travel at any time of the year. Every season offers a new adventure, and each region has a unique personality of its own. North Queensland is a tropical paradise is bursting with beauty. Sydney oozes with multiculturalism. The Red Centre is the beating heart of Australia.

Do you want to relax on the beach? Explore the cities? Discover the outback? The options are endless. Based on your family's interests and availability, we can advise you on the best time to travel. Do you need to book around work and school schedules? We've got you covered on that, too. Click below to get a glimpse of six of the best regions to visit as a family.

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Explore and discover the endless coastline of Australia
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We know the most ideal regions for families to visit and when to go

How long do we need in Australia?

Australia is one of the biggest countries in the world. You could spend months travelling the ever-changing landscape and not see the same place twice. For your holiday, the question becomes, "How long do we have together?". The more time you have, the more great things you can see at a relaxed pace. We highly recommend travelling slower as a family - stay in each place for two to five nights, drive less, and explore more. No need to rush from highlight to highlight.

To truly experience the essence of Australia, we recommend travelling at a relaxed pace for a minimum of three weeks. Or, if you have slightly less time, you can visit a few places in-depth and come back again one day.

Australia is huge with a large diversity of landscapes to discover
With over 10,000 beaches, Australia is an ideal holiday destination

What can we see and do?

With the diversity of Australia, you can see and do just about anything your family desires - from the mysterious and remote Outback to the tropical Top End. Explore remote islands, vibrant cities, white-pearled beaches, and beyond. Snorkel the sparkling Ningaloo Reef, through coral gardens home to turtles, clown fish, and the occasional baby reef shark. Take a helicopter ride over rugged outback regions forbidden from the ground.

Your options are endless, with family-friendly private or small-group local activities, ranging from easy-going to adventurous. Let us know your interests and discover what is best for you. We can schedule all your activities and take care of every detail, so you just have to show up and have fun.

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Learn how to surf at one of Australia's most famous beaches
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Sail the Whitsundays together with a local Aussie family

Where can we stay?

Trust us, you don't want to spend your holiday in a stuffy hotel room with cheap wooden furniture and mass-produced paisley carpets. We know the places you're envisioning, because they are our vision too. A unique spot to experience the natural wonders of Australia. A place that feels welcoming; like home. Where you can truly unwind while the kids explore. Staying in small-scale accommodations with multiple bedrooms, local hosts and renowned Aussie hospitality is the greatest way to see Australia as a family.

From a cosy room surrounded by lush colourful gardens, to a treehouse in a tropical rainforest, and waking up with kangaroos on your front lawn, experience what these unique places have in store for you. Click below to get a glimpse of the best accommodations for families, from comfortable to luxurious.

Experience a tree-house amidst the Australian bush
Stay at unique small-scale accommodations

How do we travel around?

From coastal roads, to panoramic rainforest passes, and awe-inspiring desert landscapes, Australia is best explored by car or SUV. Australians drive on the left side of the road - the same as you. The roads are safe and the views from your car are often magnificent.

Driving your family in a roomy vehicle means you're able to reach places that group trips and public transport cannot. You can go at your own pace and stop when necessary. With only a short distance between each location, you'll have more time to relax and explore, which is what you should be doing on your holiday.

Keep a lookout for Australian wildlife along the way
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Get 'off the grid' in a 4WD

Flying to Australia

A comfortable flight makes all the difference, no matter which class you fly. Travelling to Australia with children may seem as though it's a bit of a mission. But it isn’t. At A Journey DownUnder, we can organise a relaxed travel schedule with comfortable flying times and connections, the best flight routes, and stopover locations. Are you flying with a baby? Would you like to sit together as a family or in two rows? Or would you prefer first-class flights with extra privacy?

Our hard work and connections with airlines ensure you the best flight schedule, the most spacious seats in each class, a private HD display, delicious food and drinks for the journey, and of course, the best price. All of your flights are carbon neutral.

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A stopover is a great way to break up the trip to Australia

Sample itineraries

Your trip to Australia will represent you as a family. Take a look at some favourite past trips to get inspired for your own journey. With holidays ranging from three to seven weeks based on various themes, you can change comfort levels, and add activities, rental cars, and flights to sense the possibilities that await.

Bring your ideas to us, take advantage of our local knowledge, and together we will create your unique, personalised holiday that is yours and yours alone. Get in touch with us here.

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Our local Aussie hosts love to share all their knowledge with you
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Why book with us?

When you book with us, your travel specialist has only one goal: to create your dream holiday through Australia, and to do it properly. You want someone local, someone with experience, someone well-versed in expertise and service. You want a travel nerd that believes small details lead to big differences. That's us! Get in touch to experience the difference.

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Specialist knowledge means the details that need specific attention are always taken care of - you don't have to worry about anything. But of course, you may have a lot of questions right now as you get an idea of the possibilities that await you. Find the answers to common questions here.

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