Buckle Up for a fun family road trip around regional Australia.
Thinking about doing a road trip around regional Australia and bring your little ones? It’s never been a better time to take your family on a road trip around regional Australia to discover, and perhaps, re-discover some of the most stunning corners of our beautiful country.
Why road trips are a great way to travel with your children
First thing first, why are road trips a great way to travel with your children? Family expert and child psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg explains “2020 hasn’t turned out to be the new decade and chapter we were all expecting. From the impact of the bushfires that led to a lost summer syndrome for so many families, to the recent health crisis that has impacted the way we socialise, greet people and holiday, it has been trying and life-changing times. While we must still be careful and diligent, we need to also remember that connecting, exploring and spending time together as a family unit is now more important than ever, and doing this locally by road is a safe option.”
“Travel will also have a positive impact on our kids’ minds and education. From the outset, parents can give them a new sense of responsibility that they might not have on a daily basis by getting them involved in the planning of the trip and then letting them be in charge of packing for themselves. Visiting regional towns presents the opportunity for children to learn about their history, indigenous culture, nature and wildlife, inspiring curiosity beyond what they may learn in the classroom.”
Below are some of the most unique and design-led properties across regional Australia to be enjoyed by the entire family;
The Kingsley Byron Bay, NSW
A stunning, newly renovated house with a sumptuous luxury feel. This versatile home was created with beautiful shared spaces in mind, including the huge deck with built-in daybeds overlooking the pool.
The Shed Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Set among permaculture gardens on a 160-acre working farm, this space is a converted machinery shed that has been creatively transformed. Now an unforgettable eco-haven, the three-bedroom house features gorgeous layers of reclaimed and recycled materials.
Tanglewood Noosa, QLD
This luxurious family home is nestled between the ocean and Noosa National Park. The house is set over two levels with the kitchen, lounge and dining all opening out to a swimming pool and tennis court.
The Artists’ Treehouse Port Douglas, QLD
Situated in the heart of Port Douglas, this four-bedroom townhouse offers spacious and laid-back vibes. The place is decorated with eclectic and stylish furnishings complemented by collections from renowned artists.
Paris Villa Daylesford, VIC
Breathtaking five-star luxury shipping container villa cantilevered over a ravine. Experience an oasis of luxury with sheer-glass floors, an infinity daybed, a Tasmanian wood bath and gorgeous fireplace.
Sea Ranch Wye River, VIC
This sleek four-bedroom home offers breathtaking views of the ocean and coastline. Experience the ultimate in luxury with floor-to-ceiling, ocean-facing glass windows, a state-of-the-art kitchen and gas log fire.
Aerie Retreat Bruny Island, TAS
A private wilderness retreat awaits you on the waterfront amongst the treetops. This bespoke designer apartment boasts an expansive deck, fire pit, sauna and timber hot tub.
Quarry Hill Lookout Huon Valley, TAS
Blakiston Creamery Blakiston, SA
Built in 1896, this five-star getaway epitomises rustic charm with a modern edge. Situated within two acres of a picturesque country garden, the historic creamery offers the perfect hills retreat for up to eight people.
Bed in a Shed Clare Valley, SA
Offering the perfect escape to the country, this cosy space has been designed using interesting recycled materials in a modern context. Soak in the gorgeous vineyard views across the stunning property from your bed.
Toodyay Art Shack Lower Chittering, WA
The Shack brings together years of experience in art and design to reveal an eccentric retreat. It’s a contemporary building with a tent-inspired roof and doors that slide away creating rooms that can become part of the landscape.
The Carriage Mundaring, WA
The Carriage is a beautifully decorated train that has been lovingly restored with the highest attention to detail. Its new layout comprises of an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area featuring a restored 19th-century fireplace.
Stayz has launched a promotion where the first 1000 bookings (for over $1000) made at Stayz.com.au – will be eligible to claim and receive a $100 VISA gift card* which can be used in the regional holiday destination, injecting much-needed money back into small businesses that need it most.