From beaches and bays to lakes and lagoons, we're spoiled for choice here in Australia when it comes to cooling off in summer. We asked Out & About with Kids readers to share their favourite spots around the country to get wet, chill out and beat the heat.
Scenic World in the Blue Mountains, a few hours west of Sydney, boasts that it offers experiences one can have at no other place on Earth - and it's right. Where else can you approach the stunning expanse of Australia's wilderness from no less than four spectacular ways in the same place?
Just a ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay is an intriguing island teeming with adventure and historical nooks to explore: Cockatoo Island is an ideal place to relax with a picnic or delve into Sydney's colourful past.