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Fiji At No.2 On Tweens Vote By Aussie Kids Travel App

Fiji At No.2 On Tweens Vote By Aussie Kids Travel App
December 30
17:27 2014

As any child knows, adults don’t always get it right when it comes to picking fun things to do.

Check out these top five holiday destinations for young travellers, as voted by the holiday experts on the Kids’ Board for Bound Round, a travel content app for tweens.


No 1 – Gold Coast, Australia

Animals, adventure and adrenalin-pumping action; the Gold Coast has it all.
With the stamp of approval from thirteen-year-old board member Madeleine, adults can rest assured, it is a “fantastic place for a great family holiday.”

Are your tweens interested in theme parks? Take advantage of multi-park deals to enjoy thisdestination’s myriad of stomach-churning rides.
Active families can also learn to hang ten at theGo Ride a Wave surf school, or sample rare exotic fruits such as the Chocolate Pudding Fruit,Chewing Gum Tree and Lemonade Fruit at Tropical Fruit World’s Miracle Fruit Show.

Another must-do? The quirky Quack R Duck aquatruck, which drives through the city and then turns into a boat to float the family down Gold Coast canals.

No 2 – Fiji

“The best thing in Fiji is everything really — it’s paradise,” shares Bound Rounder Jade, 13.

With 333 tropical islands to explore, your youngsters can muck about in natural thermal mud baths (Jade’s favourite activity), sand-board down the Sigatoka Sand Dunes or get up close and personal with Fiji’s fauna at Kula Eco Park.

Take the kids for a cruise down the wondrous Sigatoka River, stopping off at the local Chief’s house for a Kava welcome ceremony to learn the local traditions in cooking and language.

For water-babies, canoeing, snorkelling, jet skiing and banana boating in the warm South Pacific are just a few of the family-friendly activities on offer.

No 3 – Queenstown, NZ

If heart-pounding attractions get your kids going, look no further than Queenstown.

Grab a helmet and jump on the Skyline Queenstown Luge for 800 metres of fun, fast-paced freedom, or catch the Queenstown gondola up to the Kawarau Bungy Centre to watch bungy jumpers.

The all-new Kawarau Zipride can take up to six people at once and is the perfect 60km/h thrill to share with the whole family. Also highly recommended by nine-year-old Lucy is the Queenstown Leisure Centre — “I would go here every day,” she says.

Kids can enjoy whirlpools, squirt gun fights and water slides, plus film nights during the school holidays.

No 4 – Uluru, Northern Territory

Give your brood the outback adventure of a lifetime in Australia’s 600 million-year-old Red Centre.

Ten-year-old Sophia recommends taking in the beauty of Uluru at serious speed by exploring Kata Tjuta National Park on the back of a Harley Davidson.

Learn about indigenous history and culture with boomerang and spear-throwing classes, or get your tykes moving with an indigenous dance class at Ayers Rock Resort.

For an experience worth talking about in the playground, treat the little ones to an unforgettable camel ride through the desert or a bird’s eye view from a helicopter.

Top it all off with a Sounds of Silence dinner — an incredible night experience to educate the kids on the essence of the Australian Outback.

No 5 – Phillip Island

Parading penguins or prancing pelicans? At Phillip Island, your kids can have both and more.

Voted a perfect 10 out of 10 by the Bound Round Kids’ Board, this tiny Island is famous for its signature penguin parade, which the kids note is “well worth staying up for”.

There is no shortage of child-friendly outdoor activities here — including free daily pelican feedings and up-close encounters with seals at the Nobbies Centre.

Budding anglers and foodies can visit the Rhyall Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, where the kids think it is “so cool to catch a fish.” Otherwise, satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the Chocolate Factory, voted nine out of 10, and feast your eyes on the delicious chocolate waterfall.

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