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.

Agrinonta bay and beach on Kalymnos Greece
Adventure Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Food & Drink Travel Ideas, Greece, Greek Islands, Rock climbing travel ideas

Greece: Kalymnos climbing (and relaxing) holiday

The island of Kalymnos lay pink and gold across the horizon as the ferry left the tiny port of Mastichari. Sitting up top the wind was quite fierce and the ferries had not run the previous day because of high winds. But this morning the sea had calmed, the ferry […]

Traditional Myanmar puppets in Bagan
Austria, Belgium, City Break Travel Ideas, Czech Republic, Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Indonesia, Italy, Myanmar, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Top 10 traditional Puppet Theatres around the world

The puppetry arts are an ancient creative form, with archaeological evidence from early civilisations, and although some people may think it ‘old hat’, in parts of the world special artists and craftspeople strive to keep the magic of traditional puppet theatre alive. Puppet theatres nurture a truly unique artistic language […]

Cruising the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand web
Adventure Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, New Zealand, South Island

A boating adventure in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

The Marlborough Sounds is a beautiful part of New Zealand that I had never properly explored before so when friends invited us to spend a few days on their boat in the Marlborough Sounds during our trip to New Zealand we jumped at the chance! Looking at a Marlborough Sounds […]

The Grampians Victoria Australia
Australia, City Break Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Food & Drink Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Victoria, Wine Tasting Travel Ideas

Top day and weekend trips from Melbourne, Australia

Having lived in Melbourne for two years I can shout from the roof tops about the fabulous bars, incredible restaurants, culture, street art and nightlife of my favourite Australian city. But one of the best things was exploring the beautiful state of Victoria in day or weekend trips from Melbourne. […]

Views of Squeaky Beach Wilsons Promontory Victoria Australia
Adventure Travel Ideas, Australia, Family Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Victoria

Wandering in Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Australia’s natural treasures and a place the locals like to keep to themselves. This pristine wilderness on the southernmost tip of the state of Victoria is affectionately referred to as ‘The Prom’. From floating down the river on an inner tube (or try […]

Rangitoto Island from Auckland beach New Zealand
Adventure Travel Ideas, City Break Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, New Zealand, North Island

New Zealand: A day trip to Rangitoto Island, Auckland

It’s hard to miss Rangitoto Island when you visit Auckland. It forms part of almost every view you’ll see, its broad, volcanic shape draped gracefully along the horizon of the Hauraki Gulf. Usually with a few yachts decorating the foreground. Taking the half-hour ferry trip from the central Auckland waterfront […]