WHY GO - Beyond the world famous spas of Daylesford is a culinary wonderland waiting to be enjoyed. Roam amongst the original 1850s structures of the Lavendula Swiss Italian Farm in Shepherds Flat and enjoy a mountainous charcuterie platter in their famous Trattoria. Chocoholics will no doubt want to visit Sweet Decadence, the first hand-made chocolate shop in the country.
KIDS WILL LOVE - Whilst you’re relaxing in a spa, send the family off to Daylesford Mini Golf for 18 holes of Australian-themed putt-putt or Wombat Hill Gardens to climb the Pioneer's Memorial Tower.
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Cradle Mountain, Tas
WHY GO – Located at the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Pepper’s Cradle Mountain Lodge is the ultimate place to launch an adventure into this beautiful mountain wonderland. The lodge itself is famous for fine dining options including the Tavern, featuring a high quality children’s menu.
KIDS WILL LOVE – The lodge is close to bush walks, the Enchanted Walk is a 20-minute stroll through old growth rainforest past wombat burrows. The maze funpark Tasmazia is also nearby.
WHY GO – Killer ice cream and mini golf? It’s easy to see why kids love Simmo’s Ice Creamery in southwest WA’s beachside enclave of Dunsborough. For a relaxed surfie vibe, house brewed beers and a family friendly array of pizzas and sharing plates, try Occy’s 2 on the main drag. For a more refined dining experience Piari & Co offer a seasonal Mediterranean menu matched with excellent local wines.
KIDS WILL LOVE – There are plenty of fun farm experiences for littlies to enjoy. They’ll love feeding the animals and picking fruit at the Wonky Windmill Farm and at Country Life Farm the rides and petting zoo are bound to impress! Plus there’s long stretches of beach to comb.
TO GO - www.westernaustralia.com