Tasmania: Family Holiday
Top Destination for 2009
Tasmania may seem to be an unlikely place to go on a family holiday, but this tiny island state of Australia holds many treasures for all ages. Tasmania has plenty of beaches, where all of the family can unwind and relax. It has numerous National Parks and nature reserves, where children will thrill at the sight of a host of exotic animals, from platypus to wallabies and even Tasmanian devils! Tasmania's compact geography and temperate climate mean that families can travel quickly and comfortably between different destinations. There, of course, an abundance of history waiting to be discovered in out-of-the-way towns, ranging from a few minutes to a couple of hours drive from the big towns too! There is also an abundance of fairs and events throughout the year, many of which have activities and events that children will love. When it comes to accommodation, Tasmania has plenty of holiday apartments which are suitable for families and some even have children's play areas and other facilities. If you fancy a rural holiday in Tasmania why not try a farm-stay? On a farm-stay you will share the home with a family, including the bathroom, and meals too. Alternatively, you may be able to hire a self-contained apartment on the farm. Homestead and farm-stay hosts are naturally friendly and open, giving you a chance to get to understand its Island and its people. Typical costs for a farm-stay are between £60 and £70 per night, for 2 adults, depending on the season. Children under 12 are usually allowed to stay free, or at a reduced rate. Children over 12 count as adults and are charged between £45 and £60 extra. Tasmania is a wonderful location for a family holiday.