January on Travelocity!
Every month I use my 20 years of travel experience to write for aggregator giant, Travelocity. They call us the Gnational Gnomads. These are excerpts of those stories.
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The Reef may disappear soon, which means it was time to take the kids. If you’re thinking of taking your kids here are my 5 great travel tips for your Great Barrier Reef family holiday.
Take an organised tour
Some people may balk at tours, because of the number of people and the inability to proactively meet your kid’s needs individually. However, Cruise Whitsunday is the perfect way to manage a day at the Reef. The cons seem to become pros on a full-day cruise. With so many people on the boat, the kids got to make friends and keep themselves amused.
5 important items to remember
It’s a three-hour sail from Airlie Beach to the Great Barrier Reef and three hours home again, so you’re going to want to be prepared for the journey with young ones.
- Something to do
Wear a wetsuit
It may be hot in Australia, but our waters are chilly. A wetsuit will keep the children warm and safe from different types of coral or jellyfish (stingers).
The water is deep in many places and shallow in others. But obviously, even when it is shallow you are unable to stand, as the coral is protected. Many tour companies will be able to help your small ones with pool noodles and/or floaties.
Visit the surrounds
The Great Barrier Reef is not the only thing worth visiting in this beautiful part of Australia. Make time to visit so many other destinations around the area. Whitehaven Beach has the whitest sand and the most turquoise water you are every likely to see. It is one of my most favorite beaches in the world.
Consider a stay at Big 4 Whitsundays Adventure Park. The kids will love all the on-site activities from jumping pillows to water slides, heated pools, and mini golf. There are so many family-friendly Whitsunday accommodation options nearby.
Check out the best food in the Whitsundays here.
Or 15 Family Friendly tips that will make your Great Barrier Reef family vacation even better.
Read the whole article here: How to Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Kids
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