Unwind with A Baby-Friendly Summer Family Vacation in Australia!

Unwind with A Baby-Friendly Summer Family Vacation in Australia!

Having young children in tow shouldn’t mean you and your family have to sacrifice vacation time.  Australia has so many places where you can collect wonderful memories holidaying with your baby or toddler!  The following tips can make your travel arrangements a great deal more stress-free.

Where to Holiday with Your Baby or Toddler?

Here is a round-up of best holiday destinations for babies in Australia, where the little guests are welcomed with cots, changing facilities, baby clubs and friendly wildlife;

The Gold Coast, Queensland

Advantages for Families with Babies: 

The Gold Coast is rich with family-focused hotels and attractions.  In-room cots, kitchenette in the accommodation, eateries full of other young families, beautiful environment to push a pram around and plenty of shady areas around the pool make this location desirable to families travelling with babies and toddlers.

Hobart, Tasmania

Advantages for Families with Babies: 

Rated as the best quiet escape, Hobart provides you with opportunities for easy bushwalks and hiking with your baby strapped to your back.  Picnicking and lunches in family-friendly cafes, countryside fruit farms and easy access to changing facilities for baby when you are out exploring are other plus points.

Port Douglas, Queensland

Advantages for Families with Babies: 

The gentle waters and stroller-friendly beaches make this location an amazing holiday destination for your little one who loves water.  The self-contained holiday apartments provide home-like comfort such as children’s TV channels etc. for families travelling with babies. 

Phillip Island, Melbourne

Advantages for families with babies: 

There is plenty to keep the little ones occupied at Phillip Island, from the penguin parade to exploring the calm beaches.  Cots in the rooms and barbecue area for cooking provide extra comfort to the young families.

Top Things to Do While Holidaying with Your Baby

Here are some of the nature activities as well as fun things to do with your baby on holiday;

1.     Spotting friendly-wildlife from safe distances

2.     Feeding fish

3.     Imaginative play among the mystical bushes

4.     Animal shows

5.     Exploring the beaches and sand-play

6.     Water-play

7.     Kid-friendly bushwalking

8.     Participate in fun dress-ups

9.     Mini-train rides

10. Indoor play

11. Watching movies

12. Eating out

What to pack for your baby on holiday?

Here is a rough guide for your baby’s travel requirements;

·        Baby car-seat

·        Car window shade

·        Light-weight pushchair and pushchair shade

·        Baby blankets

·        Baby carrier

·        Bottled water

·        Baby feeding options

·        Basic first-aid/baby’s medicines

·        Umbrella

·        Sun hat/sun cream

·        Baby clothes & footwear

·        Baby swimwear

·        Changing bag (containing wipes, nappies, changing mat, muslins etc.)

·        Travel cot

·        Baby’s favourite toys and new toys

Useful Tips for Travel Preparation

Leave Plenty of Extra Time

Everything will take longer with a family.  To avoid undue stress, leave enough time for each process/activity.

Consider Renting A Motorhome

A motorhome instead of a car assures your young family extra comfort and comes with a lot of benefits.

Bring Travel Entertainment

Make sure to pack things to keep your young ones entertained during a long flight, a car journey or while at your destination.

Be Honest and Open with Your Little Ones

Explain to your little ones that the travel might get uncomfortable or that they will not get their cot/bed.  In this way, your young ones will be better prepared and won’t become restless & annoyed.