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30 Adventure Activities in and Around Australian Cities

There are awesome family adventures to be had in and around Australia’s capital cities, writes MEGAN HOLBECK. Here’s 30 family-friendly adventures to get you started.

One of the silver linings of 2020’s dark corona cloud is the new-found appreciation for what we have in our own backyards. Whether you’ve got toddlers or teenagers, are keen on gentle strolls or adrenaline, the outdoors has been both a sanity saver and boredom buster. Family adventures and outdoor activities have helped keep us all sane.

Tracks and trails have been heaving, with water and waves way busier than usual. But the initial burst of enthusiasm has waned as “I can’t believe we’ve never done this before!” morphs into, “Not this walk again…”

Which is where this ‘Capitals of Cool’ article comes in, detailing destinations for adventures wild and tame, long and short, and from do-it-yourself to guided experiences. The added benefit? Soon we’ll be travelling further afield, and you’ve got a ready-made list of awesome family experiences around the country.

5 best family adventures in Sydney

MEGAN HOLBECK writes that there are some fantastic family adventures to be experienced in and around Australia’s main cities. To get you started, here are 5 family-friendly experiences.


5 best family adventures in Melbourne

A perfect family holiday in Melbourne can’t be complete without lots of fun outdoor activities. That is why MEGAN HOLBECK has put up a list of fun activities to help you make unforgettable memories with your family.


3 best family adventures in Canberra

Canberra is an excellent destination for a family holiday that will keep the kids engaged and entertained. MEGAN HOLBECK selected for you three fantastic family-friendly outdoor activities such as a nice Canberra Centenary Trail hike, an unforgettable day out at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and a day exploring and enjoying the great outdoors at Lake Burley Griffin.


5 best family adventures in Brisbane

Glasshouse Mountains​, Lamington National Park​, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail​, Kangaroo Point​ and Boondall Wetlands​.


3 best family adventures in Hobart

Mt Wellington, Mount Field National Park​ and Huon Valley. The best family adventure holidays around Tasmania.


3 best family adventures in Adelaide

Adelaide offers a wide range of family-friendly activities. Check out these three fun outdoor adventures that MEGAN HOLBECK has chosen for you: Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, Morialta Conservation Park, and Adelaide Park Lands.


3 best family adventures in Perth

The capital of Western Australia is one of the best places in Australia for family fun. Make unforgettable memories by including these three great outdoor activities on your Perth holiday.

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3 best family adventures in Darwin​

East Point Reserve​, Litchfield National Park and Darwin Harbour​: 3 fantastic fun outdoor activities to enjoy with your kids!



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