Live with a CB! Trip Planner: Best Places to Visit in Australia and New Zealand with Kids

Sydney Opera House. Photo by Bernard Spragg

Exotic in feel, yet familiar from films, music artists and other pop culture icons, Australia and New Zealand are at the top of many families’ bucket lists. But planning a trip to these two countries isn’t as intuitive as some other destinations, and parents often have trouble finding the right place to start. Australia is roughly the size of the contiguous United States — you could spend a month scratching the surface of the country, and that’s not factoring in New Zealand’s two islands, each dramatically different and equally worth visiting. Even seasoned travelers can quickly become overwhelmed.

CB! Family Vacation Advisor Sandy Pappas, who recently returned from a trip down under with her teenage daughters, went live on our Facebook page to shed some light on the top places to visit in Australia and New Zealand with kids, plus things to know before you go. Her tips include:

• The most compelling reasons to visit, from jaw-dropping landscapes to welcoming locals

• How long you’ll need to cover both destinations, and how to split your time between the two

• Choosing the right season to travel, and what to do at different times of year

• Where and how to get up close with the region’s incredible wildlife

• Incredible ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Hobbiton and other big-name sights

With Sandy’s hotel recommendations, insider advice for navigating travel logistics and more, this is must-know information if you’re dreaming of a trip to either or both of these wonderful countries.

Places to Visit in Australia and New Zealand
Sydney Opera House. Photo by Bernard Spragg

We Can Help You Plan an Exceptional Family Vacation to Australia and New Zealand

A bucket-list trip deserves expert guidance! Ciao Bambino’s dedicated family vacation planners can work with you one on one to book vetted kid-friendly accommodations, craft a custom itinerary that’s tailored to your needs and interests, arrange private guides and age-appropriate activities, and more. Reach out via our Connect with a Travel Advisor page, and a member of our Family Vacation Advisor Team will follow up directly. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for the latest Australia and New Zealand content, from live videos to destination and accommodations reviews!

Relevant Links:

18 summer vacations to take before your kids grow up

10 family vacations that will change kids forever

How, when and why to use a travel agent to book a family vacation

Best of Australia: Kids share why they loved their trip down under

An extraordinary Australia family vacation within a vacation at Longitude 131

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