Category: Australia

Looking for Koalas with kids on a drive on the Great Ocean Road

How talking to strangers might be more helpful than you think (Great Ocean Road, Australia)

August 23, 2017

“You aren’t going to see any koalas in the wild,” my friends who had been there told me when I said this was my number one reason for visiting Australia.  They’re all in sanctuaries and zoos where you can see them, hold them and meet them.  But you won’t see koalas in the wild. A […]

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Flying with kids from North America to Australia

Trying out the SkyCouch on a flight from New Zealand with kids

July 18, 2017

Buying a Skycouch would usually be the last thing on my mind when booking four pricey seats on any flight, except for recently when we booked on Air New Zealand for our Australia trip and we couldn’t guarantee that the four of us could sit together on an overnight flight from Auckland to San Francisco. […]

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Sunset at Ularu

Three days visiting Uluru with kids

May 10, 2017

We are mid-way into our journey around Australia when we arrive at Yulara airport in the center of the country.  I’ve read from good authority in Lonely Planet (still our guidebook of choice) that this in not an overrated place to stop in Australia but I’m not yet totally sure. Our plane is packed with two tour […]

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Australia with kids: our adventures

Australia with kids: our biggest adventure yet

April 20, 2017

How do days sneak up on us so fast?  Just when I thought I’d be telling you we were planning our Australia trip, we are here.  We are IN Australia!  And we’re here for a little while so we hopefully will have some fantastic adventures to share when we get back.  For now, I will […]

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Five books that will make your kids want to go to Australia

December 18, 2012

Thanks to some lovely friends, Australia is now on our radar for a future trip and they even sent us some books to help us get excited.  Wouldn’t you know that reading about a place is our best way to get our kids prepped for a trip especially when a country is so different from […]

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