Two children splash around in the water on Whitehaven Beach in Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

7 of Australia’s best active family holidays

Hikers walk along the coastline towards the 12 Apostles on the 12 Apostles Lodge Walk in Victoria © 12 Apostles Lodge Walk

12 Apostles Lodge Walk, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © 12 Apostles Lodge Walk

Fun fact

Just off the Great Ocean Road is the Otway Fly Treetop Walk, where visitors can stroll the spectacular rainforest canopy, or fly over it on a zip line.

Family learning to surf at Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay © Destination NSW

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Family jumps off the side of a sailing boat off the coast of Hook Island in the Whitsundays © Phill Gordon (Riptide Creative)/Tourism and Events Queensland

Hook Island, Whitsundays, Queensland © Phill Gordon (Riptide Creative)/Tourism and Events Queensland

Did you know?

The Whitsundays is also popular for its ‘bareboating’ holidays – where adventurous guests can skipper their own yacht. No licence is necessary – all you need is a half-day of training.

Guest learns mud-crabbing from local Bardi Jawi people at Kooljaman in Western Australia © James Fisher/Tourism Australia

Kooljaman, Cape Leveque, Western Australia © James Fisher/Tourism Australia

GoBoat, Canberra, ACT © GoBoat

GoBoat, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © GoBoat

Little Sahara, Kangaroo Island, SA © Tash Mohring

Little Sahara, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Tash Mohring

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