Melbourne, Australia is the place to go for a fun holiday that parents and kids will love in equal measure! If it’s going to be your first trip here, these are some insights to keep in mind.
Where to Stay
Find city centre accommodation which will offer more convenience for your stay in Melbourne; CBD hotels or apartments in locales such as William Street are ideal and provide easy access to attractions and public transport. You can also consider staying at areas like South Yarra, Melbourne Docklands or the inner seaside suburb of St Kilda.
The Royal Botanic Gardens with its Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, within easy reach of Oaks Melbourne on William Suites, is a must-visit; other top attractions include SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, the interactive Scienceworks, ArtVo trick-art gallery, Brighton Beach and Luna Park, an old-school-style amusement park.
Wildlife & Nature
Wildlife is always a big hit with kids and at Melbourne Zoo, home to over 320 animal species, they can see plenty of it! For an African-style safari experience, there’s the Werribee Open Range Zoo around 30 minutes from the city, while a trip to the picturesque Dandenong Ranges offers fun hikes, family playtime and picnics.
Many of the family attractions in Melbourne are within easy reach of each other and you can make use of the city’s tram service to get around; there’s a Free Tram Zone too. Taxis are also convenient, while trains are better for travelling to the suburbs. Additionally, you can rent bikes, ideal for memorable pedal-powered adventures!