Explore these amazing activities that will keep the whole family busy during the upcoming Easter Holidays.
The Easter Holidays aren’t far away, with many families tinkering away on what to do to keep the whole troop occupied over the blissful days ahead.
With so many in lockdown over the past couple of years, there never has been a bigger desire than ever before to escape the concrete jungle of capital cities into the peaceful serenity of regional Australia.
Without further ado, let’s take a dive into the endless possibilities of Easter Holiday experiences and activities that will keep you and your kids entertained this time of year.
Proserpine and the Whitsundays
Grab the last bit of sunshine and fun before the winter weather rolls in – and there’s no better place to embrace the last of summer than in Proserpine region and the Whitsundays.
Take advantage of your time in Proserpine and let the kids experience the crazier side of life on a crocodile safari. Share up close encounters with these magnificent beasts by hopping onto a Proserpine River cruise that allows you to marvel upon unique wildlife while enjoying traditional Australian bush tucker damper and Billy tea.
For those looking to get wet in the safety of a water park, the Proserpine Water Park is the place to be. Free entry for all, the premises are amazing for family fun equipped with water features and play equipment under shade sails that will protect you from the heat.
Show your young ones how to catch a fish at Lake Proserpine, with barramundi over a metre long to catch. It’ll definitely wow them and will be an unforgettable adventure and experience.
While you’re running around having fun with the kids during the Easter Holidays in Proserpine, don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at the Hotel Metropole. Renowned locally for bringing sensational dishes made of the best of country produce, feast upon a hearty meal that offers great value for money while being deliciously satisfying.
As for exploring the Whitsundays, there’s over 2,300 kilometres of coral to explore across the Great Barrier Reef. With most companies supplying snorkelling gear and floatation devices for kids, it’s the ultimate destination for some close encounters with tropical fish and colourful corals. For kids that can’t swim, there are glass bottomed boats and underwater viewing chambers that make it easy for the family to still experience the reef.
Explore the trails of Australia
For the adventurous, pull on some hiking boots and explore the network of bushwalking tracks that stretch across Queensland’s many national parks.
One of the best trails in the area include the Honeyeater Walk in the Whitsundays, with an 8 kilometre return making it 4 kilometres each way. This walk offers some of the best views of the Whitsundays from above, looking out over the Whitsunday Islands and Cannonvale. The trail begins at the top of Kara Crescent in Airlie Beach.do note that there aren’t any amenities along your way so be sure to stock up plenty for the kids and everyone else along the walk.
Another favourite is the Great Whitsunday Walk, which is a longer trail that totals 28 kilometres long, intended to be spanned over 3 days including camping. You can always turn up the excitement of the adventure and go camping with the family, or simply take a side trail instead for a shorter walking experience. The journey brings you into the rainforests of the Whitsundays, passing creeks and giant trees, blessed with fantastic views of the Whitsundays as well.
Being so close to the 6,000 kilometres of coastline, a rainforest retreat with the family also comes with the advantage of dipping your toes in sandy beaches and getting wet in the bays.
Needless to say, a classic Aussie Queensland holiday isn’t complete without a visit to the Proserpine and Whitsunday region.
Experience the dinosaur era
Take the kids way back into history by making your Easter Holidays about dinosaurs and discoveries. The Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre in Mount Isa is the place to be, being a world heritage listed area, as it is home to one of the most significant fossil deposits in the world.
It tells of the tale of a unique evolution of Australian creatures, with a newly renovated and upgraded centre that boasts immersive experience that proves educational and entertaining.
Take on this opportunity to bring the kids to one of Australia’s best steakhouse at the Rodeo Bar & Grill Steakhouse, featuring the absolute best of Australian premium meats grilled and smoked to perfection.
It’s a perfect family holiday waiting to happen.