Major tourism operators owned by SeaLink Travel Group – Captain Cook Cruises, SeaLink Queensland and SeaLink Kangaroo Island – have proven just how family friendly their cruises and tours are with the announcement that the locations they operate in have been named in Australia’s top 10 family-friendly holiday destinations in a list recently released by Lonely Planet.
Captain Cook Cruises backyard, Sydney Harbour, was named as the number 1 destination, offering an array of family-friendly activities.
According to Captain Cook Cruises General Manger, Anthony Haworth, “families are a priority for us with all our cruises being family-friendly. The cruises most popular with kids would have to be our Whale Watching cruise, the Zoo Express and our Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer cruise.”
“We also offer special family rates and on many cruises a family bonus where one child 5-14yrs is free with every paying adult.” Continues Mr Haworth.
Far North Queensland and Great Barrier Reef came 4th on the list and with SeaLink Queensland offering a range of fun Family packages to Magnetic Island it’s no wonder why.
“We have a lot of families visiting Magnetic Island and Townsville so we have put together some great day and overnight packages.” Says Paul Victory, SeaLink Queensland General Manager.
“The most popular would be our ‘Family Fun Day Out’ that includes a visit to the Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary and the ‘Tropics Highlights’ which includes a Koala Village Tour at Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary, a visit to Reef HQ Aquarium and a visit to the Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville.” Explains Mr Victory.
Kangaroo Island, the only South Australian destination to make the top 10, finished 8th on the list with SeaLink Kangaroo Island offering a range of tours that incorporate the sights and activities Lonely Planet states kids love.
Popular kids and SeaLink Kangaroo Island activities include watching the Sea Lions play at Seal Bay Conservation Park, Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park, feeding the pelicans at the pelican-feeding sessions, visiting the Wildlife Parks and seeing how honey’s made at the honey farms.
“We are so excited that Kangaroo Island has made the top 10 list of Australia’s family-friendly holiday destinations. The family market is very important to us and we offer a number of family-friendly self-drive short–break packages such as our 3-day Lighthouse Adventure, 3 Day Vivonne Bay and Raptor Domain with the ultimate being the 4 Day Family Escape which includes sand boarding at Little Sahara, Raptor Domain and optional quad biking.” Says Donna Gauci, Sealink Kangaroo Island General Manager
“The beauty of self-drive holidays is the flexibility families have to do all the activities at their own pace but still visit all the main sights.” Continues Ms Gauci.
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