Reconnect in wide open spaces

A care-free family holiday

Close your eyes and picture your perfect family holiday to Australia. Are the kids hand-feeding kangaroos? Spotting koalas? Learning to surf at Bondi Beach? Playing in the pool? Enjoying an adventure in the Red Centre? Sailing and island hopping through the Whitsundays? Visiting museums in Sydney? The possibilities are limitless.

Australia, an outdoor playground

Planning a family trip to the other side of the world is time-consuming, and your time is precious. Let us do the work for you so that you can spend more quality time with your kids and yourself! A well-organised holiday, designed by locals means that you'll avoid making common travel mistakes and get the most out of your time Down Under. Are you ready to conquer one of the safest and most beautiful countries in the world? Let’s put your dreams on paper.

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Discover ancient rainforests, nearby Cairns on board the Skyrail
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Family watching an indigenous Australian play the didjeridu
Learn about the oldest living culture on the planet
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A journey as unique as you and your family

Whether you have young children who love the outdoors, teenagers who crave adventure and new experiences, or grandma and grandpa coming along for the ride. Time together in Australia will create new stories that you'll be talking about for years to come. A trip of a lifetime that represents who you are as a family.

Experience the local warmth of Australia

Stay at small-scale accommodations with the perfect blend of space that everyone needs while still being able to bond as a family. Soak up the Aussie hospitality and meet the friendly local hosts who are happy to help with anything. Short drives and mapped-out routes will ensure that you are travelling at a relaxed pace. While your kids enjoy new and fascinating experiences along the way.

It's the small details that make your holiday extraordinary

Do you need a pram? A car seat? Easy to access cooking facilities? No worries! We'll take the time to get to know you to match your fully bespoke holiday with your family's pace, interests, and anything desired. Combining the small details with first-hand local knowledge, you'll receive a mapped out itinerary from us - but the process isn't done until you are 100% satisfied.

Tell us what you want and we'll take care of every detail

This means you can focus on relaxing, rejuvenating and reconnecting with your family and the world around you. Get in touch to get started now.

Family on a gorgeous beach during sunset | Australia family holiday
Australia is an ideal destination for a family holiday
Kids enjoying the pool and swimming underwater | Australia family holiday
Soak up the Aussie lifestyle together with your family
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The TravelEssence guarantee:

  • Explore beyond the typical tourist destinations with a tailor-made holiday that is made just for you.
  • Engage and immerse with your welcoming local hosts and gain a deeper understanding of different customs.
  • Discover unique small-scale accommodations and activities.
  • Once in a lifetime kind of experience.
  • Rest assured with a 24/7 network of support for the duration of your holiday should you need us.
  • Speak to a travel expert when convenient for you - our team is available every day until 9 pm at our London office or online.
  • Complete peace of mind as we are full members of ATOL and ABTA.

How long do we need in Australia?

Australia is one of the biggest countries in the world. You could spend months travelling the ever-changing landscape and not see the same place twice. For your holiday, the question becomes, "How long do we have together?". The more time you have, the more great things you can see at a relaxed pace.

Discover a big backyard filled with endless natural wonders

To truly experience the essence of Australia, we recommend travelling at a relaxed pace for a minimum of three weeks. Or, if you have slightly less time, your travel specialist can help you choose the best regions that suit your wishes. We highly recommend staying in each place for two to five nights, driving less, and exploring more. Have a look at some of our favourite trips to get inspired for your own journey.

Holiday ideas for families

Visit Eastcoast Australia


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Where can we stay?

Experience the Australian lifestyle together with your family in rare and beautiful places. Enjoy a big backyard full of wonders and discover wildlife at your doorstep. Whether you prefer a farm stay in the Glass House Mountains or the beach as your backyard, experience hand-selected accommodations that allow you to absorb the local lifestyle.

Enjoy unique family-friendly accommodations in extraordinary locations

Staying at small-scale accommodations with local hosts and renowned Aussie hospitality is the greatest way to see Australia. Whether you need a kitchen for preparing home-cooked meals, a baby bed or an extra bathroom for your teenagers. Your travel specialist will ensure that your needs are catered for so that you can spend more time enjoying your holiday.

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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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What can we see and do?

Booking carefully selected, authentically local activities and experiences will engage your children’s curiosity and spark their love for travel. After all, immersing them in a culture different from their own is the best learning experience there is. With the diversity of Australia, you can see and do just about anything your family desires. Let us know what excites you and discover the best Aussie activities for some fun-filled days.

Enjoy authentic cultural experiences and wildlife encounters

From great adventures in the Outback to croc spotting in the Top End of the Northern Territory, and snorkelling the sparkling Ningaloo Reef. Visit Uluru/ Ayers Rock and get a glimpse of Aboriginal culture. Explore tropical islands, vibrant cities, white-pearled beaches, and beyond. Your options are endless, with child-friendly private or small-group local activities, ranging from easy-going to adventurous.

Family friendly destinations

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Great Barrier Reef
One of Australia’s most iconic destinations, the Great Barrier Reef is beautiful year-round. Home to the world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef is truly an astonishing marine park.
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Rottnest Island
Whether you would like to take a Rottnest Island day trip or spend a few days on the island, this part of Western Australia is a must-visit.
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Uluru | Australia Holidays
The Red Centre
Discover the beating heart of Australia. A timeless place that is rich with Indigenous culture and ancient landscapes.
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Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo island is a natural wonderland that covers 3,400 square miles of rugged coastline. Pure beauty, rich with untouched wilderness and protected nature reserves.
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New South Wales
New South Wales features sparkling coastal towns, vibrant cities, rolling vineyards, friendly suburbs, charming country towns, and much more.
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Ready for the holiday of a lifetime?

Discover a world beyond ordinary

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.