Family exploring the Pinnacles, Nambung National Park in Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia/David Kirkland

Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, WA

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Father and daughter on an Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tour in South Australia © South Australia Tourism Commission

Exceptional Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © South Australia Tourism Commission

A visitor learning dot painting with a local Aboriginal artist from Maruku Arts inUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Archie Sartracom

Maruku Arts, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Archie Sartracom

 Papunya Artist, Central Australia, NT © Tourism NT

There’s no better place for the whole family to learn about aspects of the Aboriginal customs and lore that form the basis of the oldest living culture in the world. 

Family on balcony of Cape Otway Lighthouse © Visit Victoria

Cape Otway Lighthouse, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Local tip

Be prepared to stop regularly as you near the famous 12 Apostles, as every passenger in the car will be requesting photo breaks to document a journey you’ll all talk about together for years to come.

A family running into Gunlom Falls in the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Matt Cherubino

Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Matt Cherubino

Travel tip

Seek out the ancient Burrungkuy rock art site, home to rock art masterpieces that are up to 20,000 years old, while in Kakadu National Park.

A model dinosaur at Australia’s Dinosaur Trail in Winton, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Australia’s Dinosaur Trail, Winton, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Hundreds of red crabs spotted on the blowholes during the annual red crab migration in Christmas Island © Christmas Island Tourism Association

Annual red crab migration, Christmas Island © Christmas Island Tourism Association

A man taking a picture of the scenic views in Southwest National Park in Tasmania © Par Avion/Paul Fleming

Par Avion Wilderness Camp, Southwest National Park, Tasmania © Par Avion/Paul Fleming

Travel tip

There are also two public campgrounds in Southwest National Park, and one just outside the park, catering for both tents and caravans.