Melbourne Family Holidays in Melbourne Victoria Australia
Choose a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA holiday package to secure your family’s Melbourne break with a single booking and begin enjoying a hassle free family break straight away in Australia’s sport and fashion capital, a fabulous destination catering for all ages and interest groups. Enjoy a labyrinth of laneways crowded with cafes, restaurants and boutiques begging to be explored, and a city full of open spaces, gardens and attractions to interest children and teenagers and parents alike.
Within the CBD, Federation Square regularly offers free, family friendly entertainment. Set beneath the Ian Potter Gallery, grab a picnic rug and watch sporting events or movies on the big screen. The NGV Kids Corner allows children to create their own masterpieces before climbing in the Sculpture Garden. Visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image within the square, to see kid’s favourite films and discover behind the scenes secrets.
Treat your family to a day out at the kid friendly Melbourne Zoo, which houses a number of native favourites, as well as exotic elephants, lions and tigers. Guided tours can be arranged, before you finish the day with a whirl on the historic carnival carousel.
Melbourne’s Scienceworks Museum and Planetarium makes learning so much fun the kids won’t realise they are learning during their Melbourne family holiday. The 16 metre high Planetarium has been developed with the use of surround sound and state of the art technology to bring outer space to life. Scienceworks explores the marvels of the Universe through interactive exhibits.
The Melbourne Museum is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and is full of engaging information for curious families. See a gigantic whale skeleton and walk through specially designed wetland areas, spying frogs and owls. Indoors discover a zoo of taxidermied animals. The kid friendly ‘1, 2, 3 Grow!’ An exhibition that invites children to interact with tools that explain the lifecycle.
Catch a tram and spend a classic day out in Melbourne’s St Kilda, walking the length of the pier perhaps spotting the elusive small fairy penguins on the rocks below and then walking beyond the memorial to Ackland Street to celebrate by sampling the amazing cakes and pastries that has made the Acland St strip famous. Be sure to add some fun to your Melbourne family holiday by ducking into the gaping mouth of Luna Park, to spend a day riding rollercoaster’s, horsing around on the carousel, and daring each other to enter the ghost train.
Pack a picnic with gourmet fare from the Queen Victoria markets and enjoy the great outdoors as a family in one of Melbourne’s parks. Cross over the Yarra and explore the Royal Botanical Gardens or head to St Kilda to discover manicured gardens with a community veggie patch.
Time your Melbourne family holiday around the sporting calendar to please young sports nuts. Get up close and personal with the best in tennis during the Australian Open, racing champions during the Formula One Grand Prix, and make the Spring Racing Carnival a must do for lovers of horses and fashion.
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