4. Jenolan Caves
Another great way to stay cool is to hide from the summer rays in these stalactite-lined limestone chasms, carved over millennia by underground rivers and today acclaimed as one of the world’s most outstanding cave systems. The summer holidays are the perfect time to visit, especially to carry on the archeological fun. Scheduled kids’ tours will uncover fossils and hidden bones, and are appropriate for kids aged seven to 11 years.
Hot tip: Keep an eye out for the resident platypus, and be sure to book tours and activities in advance.
5. Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains
With unparalleled views of the surrounding national parklands, this upscale Leura resort
offers something for every family member. For little holidaymakers, the dedicated KidsZone is sure to delight, complete with a mirror maze that’s bound to have them grinning from ear to ear. You’ll also find a merry-go-round, jungle gym, arcade games and pony rides, not to mention the resort’s own Fairmont Express Train.
Hot tip: Take advantage of the school holidays activity timetable so mums and dads can visit the on-site day spa.