Grahem Mungu National Park Australia

A Driving Tour Through Southern Australia With Kids

In an age of kids’ clubs and summer camps it’s become the norm to have your children charmed away by nannies, nurtured in a corner of a resort well out of ear-shot. Small wonder playground parents wince when I let slip my plan to spend two weeks on a driving tour around Southern Australia. They linger on doubts about lengthy flights, searing temperatures and creepy crawlies a-go-go.

Of course Australia is huge and deciding where to head can be a complicated affair. Compelled to at least scratch …