Unforgettable places to visit in Australia with teenagers

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Australia, The Land Down Under, is a bucket-list destination for many. Its wide sweeping plains, deep red earth, mighty rivers, ancient rainforests, pristine beaches and unique wildlife would make anyone want to trek to this amazing country, our home.

Many visitors don’t realise just how big this magnificent land is. I have lived here all of my life and I still have a list of must-see destinations that never seems to get smaller.

Table Of Contents
  1. Australia with teenagers
  2. Best cities to visit in Australia with teenagers
  3. Melbourne: Naarm
  4. Hobart: Nipaluna
  5. Sydney: Warrane
  6. Alice Springs: Mparntwe
  7. Cairns: Gimuy
  8. Gold Coast
  9. Adelaide
  10. Perth: Mooro or Goomap
  11. Darwin: Garramilla
  12. Best places to visit in Australia with teenagers
  13. The Great Barrier Reef – Cairns
  14. Phillip Island: Millowl
  15. The Whitsundays
  16. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – Teenagers' Cultural Experiences in Australia
  17. Kangaroo Island
  18. Rottnest Island
  19. Best ways to see Australia with teens
  20. Food in Australia
  21. Know before you go: Expert travel Australia tips for families
  22. Additional travel Australia with kids tips
  23. When is the best time to visit Australia with teenagers
  24. More travel inspiration for your trip to Australia

Australia with teenagers

People plan a visit for a couple of weeks and plan to hit the main sites in a few days but don’t factor in the distance between places and to be honest, just going to the big-ticket destinations here you will miss some of the splendour of the smaller ones.

Best cities to visit in Australia with teenagers

I have been asked to put together a list of places to visit in Australia with kids as our country has started opening up and I hope some of these places will end up on your list of places to see when you get here. 

Melbourne: Naarm

I have to start with my home city. There is a long-standing dispute between Sydneysiders and Melbournians as to which city is better and I think you know where I stand on that one!

It is a beautiful green city with amazing coffee, food and culture for everyone to enjoy. There are so many things to do in Melbourne for families holidaying in Australia.

*Federation Square is a great place for kids too. You will find that they have changing displays, exhibits or live performances there on a regular basis that are great for families on their holiday in Australia with teens.

Day trips from Melbourne for families

Setting out on some day trips from Melbourne Australia with teenagers can include some of the most iconic Australian landscapes, unique Australian animals and walks through our ancient forests.

a teenage girl feeding a kangaroo at Gumbuya World near Melbourne

Whatever you choose to see on your day trip from Melbourne you will be sure to have a memorable experience.

Places to stay in Melbourne for families

For a memorable stay, choose central accommodations near the city centre, granting easy access to attractions and dining. Look for family rooms or apartments with two separate rooms to ensure everyone’s comfort and privacy.

Consider Citadines on Bourke with spacious two-bedroom apartments, Adina Apartments Southbank for proximity to landmarks, or Mantra on Little Bourke, offering central convenience and relaxation.

These options provide the space and amenities needed for an enjoyable trip. You can search for more Melbourne accommodations here. Get ready for a fantastic Melbourne adventure with your family!

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Hobart: Nipaluna

Tasmania is an absolutely stunning part of Australia that is often missed by visitors and locals alike. Once you have been to Tassie the memory stays with you and you long to go back. 

Many people have yet to discover its raw beauty, and there are some amazing things to do in and around Hobart with kids. It was high on my list of places to go for its beauty and to see the famous Tassie Devil, which is a must if you visit Australia with teenagers.

  • Salamanca Market
  • Cascade Brewery 
  • Mt Wellington
  • Battery Point
  • MONA
  • Hobart Convict Penitentiary
  • Cascades Female Factory
  • Constitution Dock
  • Tasmanian Transport Museum

You can also spend some time driving through Tasmania tasting and enjoying the amazing food and wine they grow there, although car hire can be expensive and limited in the peak season.

You can catch the ferry from Melbourne in your own car if you wish.

Day trips from Hobart for families

When in Hobart with family, you can easily go on day trips to see some magical Australian attractions. Teens visiting Australia will not miss their trip to Tasmania!

ateenage girl exploring the convict ruins of Port Arthur

Where to stay in Hobart with teenagers

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, offers a variety of family-friendly accommodations. Here are three great options for places to stay with family rooms or suites that are conveniently located near attractions

Wrest Point Hotel Casino features an indoor pool and various dining options. It is a short drive from attractions like Salamanca Place and the MONA. In the city’s heart, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart has an indoor pool and a restaurant.

RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel offers spacious family accommodations equipped with kitchen facilities

These choices promise a wonderful family getaway brimming with comfort and unforgettable experiences. Explore additional family-friendly accommodations in Hobart right here.

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Sydney: Warrane

Many tourists arriving in Australia with teenagers will make their first stop in Sydney. While many think it is our capital city, Sydney is the largest Australian city, but it is not our capital city. Canberra has that honour.

a collage of 3 Sydney pictures
Teenage-friendly attractions in Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a sprawling city that offers so much for families visiting Australia for the first time. Its iconic bridge and Opera House make it one of the most recognisable cities in the world and you will find so many other wonderful things to do in Sydney.

Day trips from Sydney Australia for teens

Planning day trips from Sydney with teenagers adds a level to your vacation in Australia with teenagers. You can go home to tell all of your friends you saw all the iconic places in Australia.

Places to stay in Sydney on your Australia vacation

To ensure a memorable experience, look for accommodations in a central location like the Rocks, Darling Harbour or close to Circular Quay. This places iconic attractions and conveniences at your doorstep, enhancing exploration.

As you’re a family, prioritise two-bedroom family rooms or apartments to balance together time and privacy.

Consider Mantra 2 Bond Street for its spacious suites and facilities, Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour for its outdoor pool and city views, or QT Bondi for a stay near the beach.

These options guarantee a delightful family escape filled with comfort and memorable moments. Search here for more Sydney family accommodation options.

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Alice Springs: Mparntwe

Even Australians make a trip to Alice Springs a must-see. Known as the Red Center and the gateway to Uluru, it is surrounded by some of the world’s most iconic landscapes, known for its striking red sands and unique rock formations.

Families with teenagers will be captivated by the rich Aboriginal culture, an integral part of Alice Springs’ identity, evident in its art and history. Some of the best things to do in Alice Springs include

Day trips from Alice Springs for teens

When planning day trips from Alice Springs for families with teenagers, there are various options that cater to diverse interests.

Uluru Ayers Rock from above at sunset

The surrounding natural beauty offers opportunities to connect with the unique essence of the Australian outback while creating lasting memories with your teenagers. Some of the best day trips include

Places to stay in Alice Springs for families

At this time, there is some serious unrest in Alice Springs, and it is not recommended to stay in Alice itself—many people who want to see Uluru land in Alice Springs and go straight to Uluru.

Featuring a swimming pool and family rooms, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs is a top choice. Desert Palms offers self-contained villas and a pool that are perfect for families. Consider staying in a cabin or villa at Discovery Parks Alice Springs.

You can search for more hotels in Alice or find a self-contained apartment.

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Cairns: Gimuy

Cairns is a city where most people who visit Australia head to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Its fantastic weather makes it an excellent stop for families wanting fun in the sun and amazing experiences to top off their holiday. 

Cairns has to be one of the top places to visit in Australia with teens, and it is the easiest way to see one of the top Australian landmarks.

  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Cairns ZOOM and wildlife dome
  • Giant Swing Park
  • Cairns Aquarium
  • Rusty’s Markets for fresh local produce
  • Cairns Botanical Gardens
  • Find one of the many kid-friendly playgrounds

Top Australian landmarks to see from Cairns

You will find that Cairns itself can be an affordable destination if you are travelling on a budget.

a teenage about to jump in the water near cairns Australia
Teenage Adventure Tours in Australia

But once you add some of the top attractions in Cairns, it is where your costs easily add up. In reality, there is no point visiting Cairns without ticking off the big items. You will find plenty of things to do with teenagers in Cairns.

Top accommodation in Cairns for your holiday in Australia

Choose accommodations in the city’s heart for easy access to all the exciting attractions. Select Cairns lodgings with family rooms or apartments offering two separate bedrooms. This provides both space and privacy.

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, offers modern amenities and pools by the Cairns Esplanade. Mantra Esplanade Cairns boasts waterfront views and two-bedroom apartments, while Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort provides suites with a lagoon-style pool. These choices ensure an enjoyable family getaway,

For more accommodation options, search here and prepare for a fantastic Cairns adventure with your loved ones!

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Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is where many Aussie families spend at least one epic holiday at some stage in their travel journey. The weather is sunny and warm, and there are many things to do on the Gold Coast for families.

beaches, whales and waterparks on the Gold Coast

Whether you have small kids looking for a relaxing beach holiday or older kids looking for adrenalin, hair-raising activities the Gold Coast is your one-stop Aussie destination!

*Money-saving tip for your holiday on the Gold Coast: There are vendors on the esplanade at Surfers Paradise, where you can get daily bargains for activities on the Gold Coast. They change daily and differ as well so you may not get exactly what you want but you will save on some amazing attractions.

Find the best place to stay on the Gold Coast, Australia with teens

Look for accommodations with family-friendly options like two-bedroom apartments for both privacy and comfort.

Check out places like the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise with family suites and ocean views, the Paradise Resort with outdoor pools, or the SeaWorld Resort with family rooms and access to the theme park. Look for more Gold Coast places to stay.

Surfers Paradise is pretty compact, and most places you stay will be close to the bustling Cavill Avenue for shopping and dining and thrilling theme parks.

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Adelaide, Australia, is an incredible, family-friendly destination waiting to make your vacation special. With its sunny and inviting weather, Adelaide has something for everyone.

beaches and city in a collage of adelaide australia

Whether you’re after a relaxing beach escape or heart-pounding activities, this city has you covered. Your Aussie family journey won’t be complete without experiencing the warmth, charm, and excitement that Adelaide has to offer.

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure Down Under!

Day trips from Adelaide for families on vacation in Australia

Adelaide, Australia, offers fantastic day trips for teenagers. Head to Kangaroo Island to explore wildlife and beautiful landscapes.

a teenager with a disability on the beach near Adelaide south Australia

For an adventure, visit Cleland Wildlife Park or enjoy the stunning beaches and water activities at Victor Harbor. Adelaide Hills provides great hiking opportunities.

Accommodation in Adelaide for families with teenagers

Look for places that offer family rooms or apartments with two separate bedrooms, giving you the best of togetherness and personal space.

Check out options like the Stamford Plaza Adelaide, where you’ll find family suites and stunning views, or the centrally located Adelaide Rockford with its spacious two-bedroom apartments and a cool rooftop pool.

Another great choice is The Playford Adelaide, known for its elegant family suites and an award-winning restaurant.

These picks guarantee a fantastic family adventure filled with both convenience and comfort! You can easily find more hotel options and self-contained apartments for your stay.

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Perth: Mooro or Goomap

Vacationing with teenagers in Perth, Australia, is a highlight of any trip to Australia. It is almost like visiting another country with its beautiful parks and beaches.

Perth, Western Australia, makes it an excellent family destination for those who enjoy outdoor adventures, the beach lifestyle and memorable landscapes.

Collage of Perth Australia showing beaches, cities and sporting stadiums

The biggest deterrent to visiting Perth and other destinations in Western Australia is the cost. Flying from Sydney or Melbourne will add a significant cost to your holiday in Australia with teenagers.

Many families, after visiting Perth, will tell you it was worth every cent. Some of the best things for families to see and do in Perth include

Day trips from Perth Australia for families with teenagers

Day trips from Perth can offer many wonderful opportunities for families to see some unique flora and fauna. From Islands to dunes and surf beaches, get out and explore from Perth on an unforgettable day trip.

a teenage girl posing for a selfie in Nambung National Park

Best Perth accommodation for families with teens

Families look for accommodations in Perth’s central city location for easy access to attractions and amenities. Choose locations with family rooms or apartments featuring two separate bedrooms, ensuring privacy and comfort.

Look for additional facilities like swimming pools, playgrounds, or family-friendly dining to enhance your stay. Consider Pan Pacific Perth with family suites and an outdoor pool, The Sebel Perth offering a rooftop pool and modern apartments, or Crown Metropol Perth with spacious suites and an expansive pool area.

These options promise a memorable family adventure, but Perth has plenty of options to suit your needs.

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Darwin: Garramilla

Darwin is not the first choice for many families in Australia with teenagers. It is a long way away from the rest of the Australian cities. Darwin is closer to Singapore than Sydney.

collage of Darwin Australia

The top-end city’s warm and laid-back atmosphere is thanks to its tropical weather. Families can explore the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market, witness crocodiles in their natural habitat and learn about the captivating history and culture of Indigenous Australia.

Darwin an ideal destination for families looking to experience the great outdoors and visit breathtaking Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. There are plenty of things to do in Darwin.

Day trips from Darwin, Australia for families with teenagers

Beyond the city’s vibrant culture and stunning landscapes, you’ll discover a world of natural wonders, cultural experiences, and breathtaking landscapes waiting to be explored on your day trip from Darwin with teenagers.

a boat ttour going down a river in Kakadu national Park

Get ready for an unforgettable journey as we venture out on exciting day trips, each offering a unique glimpse into the captivating beauty of the Top End.

Best places for families to stay in Darwin

Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, offers a variety of family-friendly accommodations. Here are three great options for places to stay with family rooms or suites that are conveniently located near attractions

Centrally located, close to Bicentennial Park and the Darwin Waterfront with spacious family rooms is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin. Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront offers family-friendly rooms with views of the harbour or the city.

Located in the heart of Darwin, Mantra on the Esplanade provides well-appointed family suites with kitchenettes.

Search booking.com for more hotel options or Stayz for apartments.

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Best places to visit in Australia with teenagers

While we have included many of Australia’s main cities for families to visit, some places in Australia should not be missed.

Some of the places to see in Australia are easy to get to and can be done on a budget, and others are a once-in-a-lifetime experience when on vacation in Australia with teenagers.

The Great Barrier ReefCairns

One of the 7 great wonders of the natural world can’t be missed when you visit Australia with kids. Cairns, located in Far North Queensland (FNQ), is a tropical paradise and a gateway to the best of the Great Barrier Reef.

collage of the great barrier reef in queensland australia featuring fish, snorkelling and coral reef

Tours are mainly the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef for families and anyone who can’t swim should go with a reputable company. Some of the best Great Barrier Reef tours include

Phillip Island: Millowl

Although only slightly over 2 hours from Melbourne, Phillip Island is a delight for kids and parents to visit Australia with children. It is full of amazing adventures, animals, walks and unforgettable moments.

Phillip Island Collage featuring beaches and native Australian animals

Most Victorian children have made the journey to Phillip Island to watch the Little Penguins waddle ashore every night to find their burrows, and it is a wonderful sight to see. 

While you can do Phillip Island on a day trip from Melbourne, you can benefit from a couple of days on the island although it is not recommended you visit during the Australian Grand Prix as it is held on the Island and it is unbelievably busy with tourists and car fanatics.

Accommodation on Phillip Island

What an exciting getaway to look forward to! Consider accommodations featuring family rooms or apartments with two separate bedrooms to cater to your family’s comfort. This arrangement ensures privacy and space for all.

Explore options such as Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island for its convenient location and outdoor amenities, The Waves Apartments in Cowes with ocean views, or Silverwater Resort near San Remo, offering indoor/outdoor pools and more.

Search Expedia for more hotel options and Stayz for apartments.

Enjoy attractions like the Penguin Parade and Koala Conservation Centre for a memorable family adventure.

The Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands are not just a destination but an experience for teenagers and families. You can explore pristine white sandy beaches and see Dolphins and Turtles in the clear waters of the Coral Sea.

Whutsundays In Queensland Australia collage of beach pics

From the secluded bays to the panoramic viewpoints, the Whitsunday Islands offer the perfect backdrop for a family vacation with your teenagers. The Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s natural wonders, is just a stone’s throw away. Some of the best things to do in the area include

Best places to stay when visiting The Whitsundays

Consider options like Coral Sea Resort in Airlie Beach, offering self-catering apartments and stunning views; Mantra Club Croc with family rooms and a vibrant pool area or Beach Court Holiday Villas with spacious apartments and BBQ area.

Accommodations featuring family rooms or apartments with two separate bedrooms make staying together as a family much more enjoyable. You can even consider options such as Discovery Parks. Search more hotels with Trivago and apartments with Stayz

Explore nearby gems like Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, and scenic hikes for panoramic vistas. Get ready for an unforgettable family adventure!

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National ParkTeenagers’ Cultural Experiences in Australia

Visiting Uluru is growing in popularity for domestic and international tourists. The world’s biggest rock looms large on the Horizon in the red centre of Australia.

Collage of Uluuru in Australia

While you can make a day trip from Alice Springs to Uluru, you can easily spend up to a week in the area learning from the local people about the significance of this amazing natural wonder. 

This place will add a significant cost to your family trip to Australia with teenagers and is possibly better to be done with older children rather than younger kids. The Red Center is known for its pure beauty and cultural significance but can get extremely hot.

*As of 2019, you can no longer climb Uluru.

Best places to stay when visiting Uluru with teens

When travelling to Uluru (Ayers Rock) with your teenage children, there are a few accommodation options to consider. The closest accommodations to Uluru are typically found within Yulara, a resort town about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the rock.

The Ayers Rock Resort is the main resort in Yulara. This is the main resort in Yulara and offers a variety of accommodations, including the Sails in the Desert Hotel, or The Desert Gardens Hotel, and the Outback Pioneer Hotel.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is located in South Australia and is known for its pristine natural beauty, wildlife, and outdoor activities. Kangaroo Island is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

a phot collage of Kangaroo island in Australia featuring wildlife and beaches

It offers an excellent opportunity to connect with wildlife, explore natural wonders, and enjoy outdoor activities.

Whether hiking, wildlife watching, or simply enjoying the scenic beauty, Kangaroo Island has something to offer for everyone in the family. You can easily drive from Adelaide, jump on the ferry and explore the best things to do on Kangaroo Island today.

Places to stay on Kangaroo Island

Certainly, Kangaroo Island is a wonderful destination for families. Here are three family-friendly accommodations that offer a comfortable stay.

Situated in Penneshaw, right by the Ferry terminal, Kangaroo Island Seafront offers a range of family-friendly rooms and suites. Emu Bay Holiday Homes are spacious and well-equipped. Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is a great choice.

You can search for more hotels on Kangaroo Island and even apartments to suit your stay there.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is located near Perth, Western Australia. Families visiting Australia with teens need to take a ferry ride from the mainland.

a collage of Rottnest island in Western Auustralia featuring wildlife and beaches

The island is known for its crystal-clear waters, stunning beaches, and marine life. The island is car-free, so families often explore on bikes, making it an eco-friendly destination.

The star attraction is the friendly quokka, a unique marsupial you can spot and even take selfies with them. You will find plenty of things to do on Rottnest Island with teens.

Places to stay on Rottnest Island for families

Most visitors choose a day trip from Perth, but if you want to stay, consider Discovery Rottnest Island, centrally located with family cabins and nearby beach access. Alternatively, check out Karma Rottnest, offering two-bedroom family units and on-site dining options.

During your stay, explore stunning beaches, spot quokkas, and enjoy water sports. These choices guarantee convenience and comfort, making for an unforgettable family vacation on Rottnest Island, Australia with teenagers.

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Best ways to see Australia with teens

There are so many ways to see Australia with kids. One way that will determine how to best visit Australia with family will be the length of time you plan to stay in Australia with teenagers.

A girl reading a book with plane in back ground at Gold Coast Airport

Many families in Australia travel in caravans and stay in caravan parks. Some people find it better to hire vans or motorhomes to choose the way they travel Australia with young adults.

Driving around Australia with teenagers

Driving in Australia will give you the best opportunity to get into the regional areas and experience Australian life. Be warned, Australia is a very large country, if you drive, you will need to cover many kilometres.

Flying in Australia with young adults

As you can see, there is a plethora of things to do in Australia for families. While Melbourne and Sydney are the top family vacation spots in Australia for teenagers, it pays to travel far and wide.

Teenagers’ travel itineraries for Australia should include other cities and regions of Australia. This will give you so much more of an insight into this magical country.

You can fly in Australia with Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, REX and Bonza.

Public Transport in Australia for families

Public transport like trains, buses, and trams is readily available in cities. Purchase an Opal card in Sydney, a Myki card in Melbourne, and a Go card in Brisbane for convenient travel in Australia with teens.

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Food in Australia

Australia’s culinary scene is a tantalizing adventure filled with diverse flavours and delectable surprises. Families visiting this vast continent will discover a fusion of global cuisines to please all palates. Here’s a taste of what Australia’s culinary landscape has to offer:

Teens’ guide to Australian cuisine and food

Must-try dishes when you visit Australia with family:

  • Tim Tam: These chocolate biscuits are an Aussie icon. Be sure to indulge in a Tim Tam Slam – a fun way to enjoy them by sipping hot coffee through the biscuit.
  • Pavlova: A sweet meringue-based dessert topped with fresh fruits like kiwi, strawberries, and passionfruit. Perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.
  • Kangaroo: For an adventurous taste, try kangaroo meat. It’s lean, high in protein, and often served as steaks or skewers in restaurants.
  • Lamingtons: These squares of sponge cake coated in chocolate icing and desiccated coconut are a popular treat, especially with kids.
  • Fish and Chips: Enjoy fresh seafood from Australia’s pristine waters, particularly the classic fish and chips. Bondi Beach is known for serving some of the best.
  • Vegemite: Though it’s an acquired taste, trying it on toast is a cultural experience. Kids may have mixed feelings, but it’s worth a try. WARNING: If someone offers you vegemite on a spoon at any point, do not eat it. It’s not how we eat it here at all ever!

Australia is incredibly accommodating regarding dietary preferences and restrictions, offering vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergen-friendly options in most eateries. Families will have no trouble finding delicious meals that suit their tastes and dietary needs.

Know before you go: Expert travel Australia tips for families

There are some things you definitely should know before you come to Australia with kids.

Visa requirements for your visit to Australia:

  • Before travelling to Australia, check the visa requirements based on your nationality. Most tourists can apply online for an eVisitor (subclass 651) or a Visitor visa (subclass 600). Ensure that you and your teenagers have valid visas before departure. You can check and buy these documents at iVisa.

Australian Currency Tips:

  • The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Carrying a credit/debit card for most transactions is advisable, but having some cash on hand is helpful for small purchases. Load a Revolut Travel Money card with Australian Dollars for your visit and save on transaction fees.
  • Currency exchange services are available at international airports and banks. You can also withdraw cash from ATMs across the country.
  • Check your bank’s currency exchange rates and fees to ensure you get a favourable rate.

Stay connected on your vacation to Australia with teenagers

  • Make phone calls with an international sim card that you can buy before leaving home or buy a voucher for a virtual e-sim for your mobile phone.
  • A 4G pocket Wi-Fi modem is essential for accessing the internet. You can rent a pocket modem that you can pick up at the airport or your hotel, alternatively, buy a pocket modem that you can use on all future trips with your phone, tablet or computer.

Additional travel Australia with kids tips

  • Australia has strict quarantine regulations, so be mindful of what you bring into the country, especially regarding food and plant products. Read the entry card properly and, if in doubt, throw it out in the bins provided.
  • Consider getting travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances, like medical emergencies or trip cancellations. Get a quote through Insurance Masters and don’t go home with a huge bill for medical expenses.
  • Keep emergency contact numbers and important travel documents in a secure, accessible location.
  • Be aware of Australia’s diverse climate, and pack clothing suitable for the specific regions you plan to visit.

These practical details should help you plan your trip to Australia with teenagers. It’s essential to be well-prepared for a smooth and enjoyable visit to this beautiful country.

teenagers in Melbourne Australia on fast carnival ride with the city in the background
Teen-friendly activities in Australia

When is the best time to visit Australia with teenagers

Like most travel with teens vacations, it will depend on where you are going and what you want to do.

Many people will try to visit Australia with kids between September and March when the weather is warmer in most southern states.

If you are visiting Queensland, The Northern Territory and Western Australia, you will find that the weather is warmer all year round but, they will have a rainy season.

School holidays are spread out over the year with our school year being broken up into terms. Our longest school holidays are in the warmer months of December-January where you will find accommodation more expensive and harder to get. School holiday dates also differ from state to state.

Like most places around the world, there really is no best time to visit Australia with kids. Mother Nature and the weather will and can do whatever she likes so, just plan your trip to Australia and enjoy it while you are here!

We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has you inspired to visit Australia with teenagers. There are so many things to do in Australia with young adults that will have you entertained for your family’s whole stay in the city. 

Travelling with young adults, teens and tweens has just as many issues as travelling with young children. Choosing the best teenage vacation destinations, working out a budget, what bags and suitcases to take, travel essentials and more can be so time-consuming.

Planning family travel with teenagers and tweens can be stressful, and finding the best tips for travel is essential. 

Our Travel with Teenagers Destination Guides have you covered! With insights from around the globe, these guides will spark inspiration for your next family vacation, making it an epic adventure with your teens.

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Co-founder and SEO editor here at Wyld Family Travel. Bec has travelled to over 45 countries across 3 continents and is a journey with kids advocate. When Bec is not planning travel, she creates content for our family travel blog or does local community service work. You can find all of Bec’s detailed travel guides here on Wyld Family Travel and on other popular websites such as Lonely Planet.