Family Travel Ideas

World Wandering Kiwi tips for family travel and ideas for travel with kids. Inspiration for holidays and vacations with children. Real holidays not resorts! Family travel ideas that have been tested by the Wandering Kiwi family.

Lovina sunset, North Coast Bali
Asia, Family Travel Ideas, Foodie Travel Ideas, Indonesia

Wandering in Lovina on Bali’s north coast

With its volcanic dark sand beaches, mountainous backdrop and tranquil location on the north coast, Lovina is a truly authentic Balinese retreat. It’s a chance to enjoy relaxing on the  beachfront, perhaps with a massage on your sunlounger, then wandering through rice fields and villages, and dining at local restaurants […]

The Basin snorkelling - Rottnest Island
Australia, Family Travel Ideas, Oceania, Western Australia

Australia: Wandering around Rottnest Island

What’s got 63 beaches and 20 bays of clear turquoise water, as well as 10,000 adorable little marsupials, snorkelling, cycling, lighthouses and is only half an hour from a big city? Rottnest Island, only a half-hour ferry ride from the Australian city of Perth, is a brilliant day trip and I’d love […]

Budapest with kids, Hungary
City Break Travel Ideas, Europe, Family Travel Ideas, Hungary, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Hungary: Have fun in Budapest with kids

Budapest is a wonderful family city break where the kids can have fun and the grownups can still feel they’ve had a good taste of a sophisticated European city at the same time. Here are the Wandering Kiwi top tips for things to do in Budapest with kids: From delicious homemade […]

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Adventure Travel Ideas, Australia, Family Travel Ideas, Northern Territory

Australia: A travel itinerary for the ‘Top End’

I’ve never flown five hours and still been in the same country before! I was excited to explore Australia’s Northern Territory, colloquially known as the ‘Top End’. After a year of travelling in Australia, it was great to encounter what seemed like a different culture from the rest of the […]

Chapman River Cellar Door, Kangaroo Island, Australia
Australia, Family Travel Ideas, Foodie Travel Ideas, Oceania, Wine Tasting Travel Ideas

Australia: Chapman River Wines, Kangaroo Island

Okay this food and wine heaven is not SO easy to get to. First you have to get to Australia, then to Adelaide in the state of South Australia, then drive to Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula and catch an (expensive) ferry across Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island (more […]

Kangaroo Island, Australia
Australia, Family Travel Ideas, Foodie Travel Ideas, Oceania, South Australia

Australia: Top 5 things to do on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is off the coast of South Australia and is sometimes described as Australia’s answer to the Galapagos Islands because of the abundance of wildlife that seems unconcerned by human visitors. Don’t get me started on how expensive the Kangaroo Island ferry to cross from the mainland is, but […]

Mount Buffalo, Australia
Australia, Family Travel Ideas, Foodie Travel Ideas, Oceania

Australia: Cycle the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail wends its way over 106 kilometres of sealed off-road track from Wangaratta to Bright – through north-eastern Victoria and to the foothills of Australia’s alpine country. We cycled here as part of our tour of the Great Alpine Road. The gradient of the Rail Trail is gentle, […]