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Travelling with your family

How long do we need in Australia?

Are you planning a family holiday to Australia and wondering how much time you need? Let’s explore what makes Australia the perfect family-friendly holiday destination and discover how long you and your family need to soak in all that Australia has to offer.

We often get asked, "What's the perfect amount of time for a family visit to Australia?" Our answer: it depends on how long you have and what your family wants to do!

Travelling to Australia the TravelEssence way means family adventures at a relaxed pace. It means spending a couple of days in each location, seeing each destination through the eyes of the locals, and making the most of every moment together as a family.

As a country, Australia has so many unique regions, each with its own charm and characteristics, and where TravelEssence excels is at creating bespoke family itineraries perfectly tailored to you and your family, catering to all ages - away from the mainstream - so you can spend quality family time Down Under.

So, if you're curious about the ideal length of time for a family adventure in this amazing country, read on!

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Two to three weeks

Yes, that's right - you can visit Australia for two to three weeks and have an unforgettable family adventure. Travelling at a relaxed pace, you'll fully immerse yourself in a couple of regions, spending less time driving and more time making memories together as a family.

For a two to three-week holiday, we highly recommend visiting North Queensland and the route between Melbourne and Adelaide. Located within a short driving distance from each other, these regions so happen to be some of our all-time favourites, too!

Brimming with attractions, natural beauty, and hidden gems just waiting to be explored - they are the ideal setting for a family holiday filled with adventure and unique experiences.

Check out our two to three week holiday ideas

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Experience the Aussie lifestyle
18 days - £2,900 p.p.
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Palm Cove | Australia holiday
3 weeks in Tropical North Queensland
19 days - £3,699
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A pink lake in Australia
3 weeks along the South-west Coast
21 days - £3,200
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Snorkeling in South Australia | Australia holiday
Uncover the South
21 days - £5,100
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Road trip Australia | Australia holiday
Immerse yourself in Australia's diverse history
22 days - £3,482
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aus jervis bay
Experience the Aussie lifestyle
18 days - £2,900 p.p.
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Palm Cove | Australia holiday
3 weeks in Tropical North Queensland
19 days - £3,699
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A pink lake in Australia
3 weeks along the South-west Coast
21 days - £3,200
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Snorkeling in South Australia | Australia holiday
Uncover the South
21 days - £5,100
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Road trip Australia | Australia holiday
Immerse yourself in Australia's diverse history
22 days - £3,482
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Three to five weeks

Three to five weeks is ideal, as it will give you and your family time to stay in each location between two and five nights, giving you more opportunities to enjoy more family adventures further afield.

If your dream is to visit multiple regions around Australia, such as Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, or even Western Australia, then we absolutely recommend flying internally.

Travelling this way ensures you and your family have plenty of time to enjoy each destination, make memories together, and experience Australia's diverse landscapes and unique attractions.

Check out our three to five week holiday ideas

People on the beach at Noosa, Queensland Australia
4 week trip for the beach lovers
25 days - £3,699
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Wetland cruise | Australia with partner
4 week active family journey
27 days - £5,799
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Visit Australia's most captivating highlights
27 days - £4,199
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Journey through South East Australia | Australia wildlife
4 week journey with a mix of Aussie nature and culture
29 days - £4,899
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A kangaroo on the beach in Australia
4 week trip with all the ingredients to fall in love with Australia
29 days - £6,080
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People on the beach at Noosa, Queensland Australia
4 week trip for the beach lovers
25 days - £3,699
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Wetland cruise | Australia with partner
4 week active family journey
27 days - £5,799
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aus dive great barrier reef tropical north queensland cairns
Visit Australia's most captivating highlights
27 days - £4,199
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Journey through South East Australia | Australia wildlife
4 week journey with a mix of Aussie nature and culture
29 days - £4,899
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A kangaroo on the beach in Australia
4 week trip with all the ingredients to fall in love with Australia
29 days - £6,080
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Would you like to find out a little more?

We offer regular online presentations. Get to know Australia a little better. And see if you like what we offer and what we can offer you. It’s free, of course, and no obligation. You can find our next online presentations here.

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Five + weeks

Travelling through Australia for five or more weeks gives you and your family so much flexibility, and the options are endless - so where would you like to go?

In five weeks, you can explore the iconic Outback, snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef, and wander through vibrant cities like Sydney and Melbourne - you will be able to visit a variety of regions and take part in so many unique adventures that this holiday will be all your kids will talk about for weeks!

With this amount of time, you can even include a visit to New Zealand or one of our incredible stopover destinations.

Get in touch with us today, and let’s chat about the possibilities and how we can make your dream family holiday to Australia a reality.

Check out our five plus week holiday ideas

aus kangaroo island australian sea lion
Discover the treasures of the south
31 days - £6,299
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Immerse yourself in diversity and Indigenous culture | Australia cultural holiday
Immerse yourself in diversity and Indigenous culture
32 days - £5,699
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Surfing | Australia holiday
Experience the diversity of Australia
33 days - £5,999
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aus kangaroo island australian sea lion
Discover the treasures of the south
31 days - £6,299
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Immerse yourself in diversity and Indigenous culture | Australia cultural holiday
Immerse yourself in diversity and Indigenous culture
32 days - £5,699
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Surfing | Australia holiday
Experience the diversity of Australia
33 days - £5,999
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At TravelEssence, we specialise in crafting custom-made holidays that take you off the beaten path and create memories to last a lifetime. We believe in connecting with the heart and soul of a place, introducing you to the locals who call it home. Engage in conversations with fascinating individuals who will share their stories, traditions, and way of life, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.