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Family Holidays in New South Wales

Spicers Peak Lodge, QLD

Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Cruising

Fun for your crew

SHD TRAVEL September 8 Family Friendly Cruises Carnival Spirit Supplied CL_Deck_BsktBl_DadKids

Sally Macmillan Our Cruise Director Sally Macmillan suggests some popular holidays that are filled with thrills for the kids, while also enjoyable for mum and dad.

Mama Holiday

How to beat the 'are we there yet?' question

Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer Imagine a holiday without, "Are we there yet?" Without the painful process of packing, interminable airport queues, or aural abuse associated with long drives.

NSW

Up close at feeding time

Ring-tailed Lemurs.

Bellinda Kontominas spends a wild night with the who's who of the zoo.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Diversionary tactics on the long ride north

Tripologist We plan to drive from Sydney to the Gold Coast in mid-December with our two children. Can you suggest some good stopping points along the way?

Tips

A note from mum for a family field trip

Not so average ... travel companies are catering for more than just two adults and two kids.

Jane E. Fraser The costs and crowds during school holidays make it tempting for parents to take children out of class to travel during term time.

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