School’s out for summer! It’s definitely a great moment to see your kids light up when you surprise them with a fun-packed holiday. And let’s be honest, you could use some time off work too. Whether the waves or the powder tickle your fancy, let’s see where the family will be flying to this year, shall we?
Engulf yourselves in the breath-taking view of Mount Yotei, an inactive stratovolcano. You could easily mistake it as Mount Fuji, if not for the overbearing height difference. There are plenty of family-friendly activities besides skiing, such as horse-riding through the alpine wood. While the kids get their afternoon nap, dads could go for winter golf while mums slumber in invigorating massages. And as for where to stay, why name just one great place when we have a whole list of family-friendly stays in Niseko?
#2 Sri Lanka
Take your pick between windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Home to an abundant marine life—and the gorgeous Cape Weligama and Villa Mahela —suit up and dive into deep waters. Sri Lanka may be famous for their Ceylon tea, but seafood lovers should rejoice as well because the array of seafood buffet is overwhelming. And before you head back, grab some snacks like hopper (pancakes) and kimbula bunis (crocodile-shaped buns— don’t worry) for supper.
Known for its iconic cityscapes, every turn leads you to charming monuments and beautiful places like The Harbour View Point Piper. Nurture your kids with the love of animals starting with Sydney Wildlife World, Sea Life Aquarium, and Koala Park. For the artsy, take a tour to Sydney Opera House (get the backstage pass tour, trust us on this) or Art Gallery of NSW that showcases permanent Aussie art, and children’s activities.
#4 New Zealand
In a region full of heritage values, New Zealand stands tall with its scenic landscapes and Maori pride. Bring the family to the Skyline Gondola and take a luge all the way down. Then, jump into earth’s belly at Underwater Observatory; a reverse aquarium where you get to watch sea creatures from a glass box. Now for some adult activities; we like wine tasting at Peregrine.
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