When Wisdom And Youth Come Together

19 August 2015

Perhaps some of the fondest memories we have as travellers are of the times spent with the extended family. Times when grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins and newborns travel from far and wide to be in one special place for a short but unforgettable getaway. Unique destinations and multi-generational family holidays offer entire broods a chance to discover new cultures and form lifelong memories together, without the interruption of everyday life.

Beach breaks

 Relax with the family in an exotic location

Swap an apartment on the Gold Coast for a getaway to Bali, Fiji or Thailand. All are a short flight awayand offer affordable family accommodation options. Private villas in Bali come with plenty of space for everyone to spread out in, along with welcome extras like private pools and butler services; while family-friendly resorts in Fiji make life feel effortless,with kids clubs, water sports and day spas.

Cruises

 Cruising is an affordable holiday option for extended families

A cruising holiday presents families with a wealth of shows, activities, dining options and the opportunity to discover a new destination every few days. Many ships cater for those with mobility issues, possess dedicated adults-only areas, and offer kids clubs that run late into the evening. Be sure to schedule one meal a day with the full clan; after all, with so much to do it’s easy to forget the whole purpose of the holiday – to spend time together.

City breaks

 Tour operators like Trafalgar tailor itineraries to suit each and every family member

Tour operators have also embraced the multi-generational travel phenomenon. Trafalgar has designed a range of family tours that cater for all generations. Your kids may not be interested in museum visits but with stories of murderous monarchs and optional extras (like a visit to Platform 9 ¾ of the Hogwarts Express), these tours shine a light on local history but with a fun and entertaining twist for all.

Safaris

 Young and old will love being out in the African wilderness

Not just reserved for honeymoons, Africa is becoming a popular destination to celebrate family milestones. Experiencing the African wilderness is something you’ll never forget,as is seeing your child’s (or parent’s) face light up when they spot their first lion or elephant. It’s the ultimate adventure for intrepid families.


Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest family holiday deals.


Anna Howard

Give me street food over Michelin stars, cellar doors over wine bars and small towns and wide open spaces over big cities any day. Travel for me means ticking off the 'to eat and drink' list one regional flavour and wine bottle at a time.