Australia and New Zealand are perfect destinations to visit with families - despite the long journey to get there - once you arrive it’ll all be worth it. The long school holidays make it perfect for a slightly lengthier trip (which is needed given how far away it is!) and you can always include stopovers, for example in Singapore, to break up the flights and make it a more manageable journey.
The huge range of activities on offer in New Zealand will keep
children of all ages entertained, although some of the more
adventurous activities are better suited to those aged 10 and
above. Fans of Lord of the Rings can marvel at the beautiful
scenery (whilst keeping a watchful eye out for Orks) and trekking,
swimming with dolphins and jetboating are sure to keep the dreaded
boredom at bay.
In Australia the wildlife of Kangaroo Island and Tasmania will
entice any mini Attenboroughs with aforementioned 'roos, koalas and
colourful birdlife. This combines nicely with New South Wales,
which is also perfect for family getaways. Enjoy a boat ride to see
Sydney Opera House and the harbour bridge, head to Manly beach for
a surfing lesson or even Byron Bay for the pros.
For any family visitors in North Queensland, a visit to the
Great Barrier Reef is not to be missed - a snorkelling trip is
perfect for teens (and gets them off their phones for five minutes
as they marvel at the beautiful corals).