Best hikes in Australia for kids

Bondi to Coogee Walk [Bondi,

It’s never too early to introduce your kids to the concept of hiking. After all, it’s an opportunity to enjoy nature and see beyond their tablet screens. Now as parents, you’re probably wondering: “Is hiking safe for my kids?”

The answer is yes, but you need to consider their age and physical limitations. That’s why when introducing your children to hiking to choose the best place to start. Here are some kid-friendly hiking destinations around Australia:

Hide’n’Seek Children’s Trail at Brisbane Botanic Gardens [Mt Coot-tha, QLD]

Everyone loves learning about things, and kids are no exception. Whereas rest stops are the rewards for each goal reached in the Bondi trail, here at the Hide’n’Seek Children’s Trail at Brisbane, your kids are rewarded with fun facts about the natural environment. It’s a great way to get closer to nature as not only will you learn more about it, but you get closer to it as well with plenty of fauna and flora lining the walk.

Short Heysen Trail Walk to the Fairy Garden [Bridgewater, SA]

Ever wanted to see real life fairies? You’re not gonna find them at the Fairy Garden, but it is lined with fairy miniatures any Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast will love. The Fairy Garden is the ending of the walk, the perfect reward for you and your children. You can even bring your own fairy miniatures to put in the garden for yourself and others to enjoy.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden [Perth, WA]

kings park and botanic garden australiaSpeaking of flora, Kings Park is best known for the wildflowers that are in bloom starting from September. But aside from the natural wonders of flowers and plants, you can also enjoy sculptures like the spiralling 101 step DNA Tower, a 750 year old mighty yet ridiculously strange-looking boab tree and more than 80 bird species you may never find anywhere else.

A day at the Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth promise to be a fulfilling one and the best part is that you can quickly drive yourself there with a car hire service near Perth Airport.

Bondi to Coogee Walk [Bondi, NSW]

A great hike for kids should include just enough stops to get them rested and challenged. The Bondi to Coogee Walk in Bondi New South Wales offers just that.

During the walk, you will pass Tamarama, Bronte, and Clovelly Beach, which guarantees an excellent beach view with each stop. The best time to get the most out of the experience is to take the hike around October and November.

These are just some of the places you should consider going with your kids for their first hike. Enjoy the time, and don’t forget to pack the essentials for hiking before setting off to your next adventure as a family.

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