Trips for little people who want big adventures
01
RIDE A SEGWAY AROUND ULURU

Discover the world’s most famous monolith by Segway. Go for a whirl around the Red Centre and discover waterholes, ancient caves and learn more about the aboriginal culture along the way. It’s perfect for kids who want to see as much as possible before they go home. Aged 12 and above.

02
VISIT A HOBBIT HOUSE

You’ve read the book, seen the movie, now visit Middle Earth. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans have the chance to visit Bilbo Baggins' home in Hobbiton or as it is more commonly known, Waikato, New Zealand. During your tour of the 12-acre movie set, you will be able to visit the Hobbit Holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn for a ginger beer.

Hobbiton

03
VISIT A CAVE FILLED WITH GLOW WORMS

For a magical tour that your children are sure to love, take a boat trip through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand. Thousands of tiny glowworms will illuminate your way and create a fairy-tale backdrop to your holiday. Kids aged 12 and above can raft down the subterranean river and jump off cascading waterfalls with the help of experienced guides.

04
SLEEP AT THE ZOO

Your kids are sure to go wild for the Roar & Snore Adventure at Taronga Zoo. They can now spend the night in safari tents that are set amongst the enclosures and offer jawdropping views of Sydney Harbour Bridge. After waking to the sound of a trumpeting elephant, your tots can then go behind the scenes at the zoo and help the zoo keepers with feeding time. Now that's what you call a family adventure in New South Wales.

Roar and snore Sydney Zoo

05
GO WHALE WATCHING

Visit Kaikoura in New Zealand for a little whale watching. Book a cruise and brace yourself for a glimpse or two of the magnificent Sperm whales that congregate around the 3km-deep Kaikoura Canyon. A shot of a tail fin rising up out of the water has to be the ultimate holiday photograph.

whale watching new zealand

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  • Go toboganning at the Great Wall of China
  • Learn how to make a Terracotta Warrior at the Terracotta factory in Xi’an
  • Explore the Hutongs of Beijing – the narrow alleys that house traditional courtyard residences
  • Take a bamboo raft on the Li River, passing picturesque hills that inspired poets, painters and photographers

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ideal length 9 nights
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  • Go snorkelling to discover multi-coloured fish, and swim with manta rays and dolphins in the Maldives
  • See turtles and sharks in their natural habitat
  • Picnic on your own deserted island
  • Enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise
  • Learn how to paint with renowned Australian marine artist Christopher Hogan

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ideal length 5 nights
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Colombo Galle Fort Sri Lankan Safaris Cultural Triangle Sri Lanka

  • Explore the city of Anuradhapura, one of the most important sites in medieval Asia
  • Visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya and the Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Wind through the Central Highlands by rail and visit a tea plantation
  • See Sri Lanka’s wildlife on game drives in the Yala National Park
  • Relax on pristine beaches, and enjoy watersports and whale watching

When to go:

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ideal length 9 nights
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