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Things to do

Melbourne is a fantastic place to visit with kids, with plenty of cultural and culinary experiences to be had. Visit Luna Park for some good old-fashioned thrill rides, or if that's not your thing try Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at the Melbourne Museum, Fun Fields, and the huge Melbourne Aquarium. Walk the city streets and check out the vibrant street art, quaint cafes, and unique shopping opportunities.

If you’re a bit of an adventurer and want to see the city in a different view, why not take a ride in a hot air balloon by Global Ballooning at sunrise over the Melbourne City? With a bit of mystery around this flight as the weather predicts where you start and end.

Family accommodation

If you’re on the hunt for kid-friendly accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD, check out Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders. A little further out, Ashley Gardens BIG4 Holiday Village is a great choice for larger families.

Family events

Held each year in January, the Australia Open is a family-friendly, world-class sporting event ideal for tennis-lovers. Check out school holiday events at the many theatres, galleries, and libraries across the city. And, if you are around in the autumn, the Melbourne Zoo will be taken over by dinosaurs.

Airport facilities and services for families

Melbourne Airport provides free Wi-Fi and parents’ rooms. If you’re taking off from Terminal 2, you can find a children’s play area.


Things to do

When visiting Geelong, it’s all about the incredible natural environment. Stroll through the expansive Geelong Botanic Garden or visit the Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary. If you’re looking for some summer-time fun, check out Victoria’s biggest waterpark at Adventure Park.

Family accommodation

Children are treated as very special guests at Novotel Geelong. Alternatively, the Geelong Discovery Park offers a kids’ activity room, playground, and swimming pool.

Family events

Exhibitions and events for families are held seasonally at the Library, Heritage Centre, and National Wool Museum. Basils Farm hosts Children’s Meet and Feed the Animals Sessions throughout the year, too.

Airport facilities and services for families

Avalon Airport offers a free Kids Zone for young kids and a games room for the older ones. Plus, find parents’ rooms and strollers for hire.

Victoria Road Trips

Driving is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore Australia with kids. Here are some of the best family road trips in Victoria.

Great Ocean Road Drive

The Great Ocean Road is one of Victoria's most spectacular drives. Take a three-day route and stop off at the many natural wonders along the way, including surf capital Torquay, the 12 Apostles, and the historic village of Port Fairy. You’ll wind through cliff tops, rainforests, beachside towns, and more. It truly is a dynamic, rewarding, iconic Aussie road trip.

Dandenong Drive

The Mount Dandenong Tourist Road winds 30km through the breathtaking Dandenong Ranges. Along the way, take in the spectacular view of Warburton Ranges and Silvan Reservoir and stop off at the Mount Dandenong Observatory.

The Great Alpine Drive

Coming in at 310 kilometres and a total 5 hour drive, The Great Alpine Road has something for every kind of traveller. A winding road covering grounds from Wangaratta to Metung, you’ll be amazed by the vine covered hills, picturesque views and buzzing townships to feed the soul.