The thought of travelling out of ones comfort zone on your own may a challenge but what those of you who choose to travel with your family on an adventure overseas?
Family adventure travel is becoming increasingly popular and for good reason too. Families who embark on an overseas adventure, or even one in their own country are exposed to increased levels of worldly education, cultures, bonding and of course health issues. But the resulting experience is one which enriches parents and their children alike.
These are three destinations families should consider going on a adventure holiday…
For families looking to explore further afield, New Zealand is the perfect destination to explore. Clean, safe and with English as the first language. Head to the South Island and explore the Otago region, Queenstown and Wanaka are two world-class destinations for adventure travel.
From skydiving, white water rafting, jetboating, bungy jumping to helicopter flights, Milford Sounds day-trips or hikes to four wheel-drive tours through Lord of the Rings country, the Queenstown and Wanaka area offer families so much to satisfy the most adventurous families out there.
Queenstown and Wanaka, separated by the Crown Rage are located in the south-west of the South Island, firmly in the Southern Alps. For every month of the year there are an amazing range of activities on offer for families looking for a special adventure.
Vietnam may not sound like your usual family adventure destination, but what is more adventurous than stepping out of your comfort zone?
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay is the ideal family destination in Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles of varying shapes and sizes. Ha Long Bay is made up of around 2000 islets, yet the main area of the bay has around 775 islets. Ha Long Bay has taken around 20 million years to evolve under the tropical wet conditions. The geo-diversity of the bay is what attracts visitors to the area, including a unique oceanic and sea shore bio-system. Ha Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic fauna species.
Closer to home in Europe, Austria and in particular the Tyol region is an exciting family holiday destination, whether it’s in the winter or summer. In the winter the Austrian Alps are the place to teach your young one to ski or snowboard, with excellent snow and world-class facilities, families can enjoy a winter ski adventure. In the summer traditional activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, boating, climbing and golfing are just that much better when they are done the ‘Austrian way’.