Plan a family trip of a lifetime and discover 3 continents and 5 countries in just over 6 weeks! From the sun-drenched tropical islands of southern Thailand to New Zealand’s rich Maori culture and gleaming glaciers, you’ll then hop over to the beautiful islands of Fiji and road trip through Australia’s mountainous Gold Coast hinterland. End your trip with a week on the Californian coast with one last treat for the kids – Disneyland!
Created with families in mind, this trip takes you to destinations designed to inspire and enthral the entire family. With action, adventure and wildlife spotting as well as relaxation and culture this trip will captivate both adults and children alike. With 2 weeks’ campervan hire in New Zealand, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own entirely independent adventure, even though every element is booked and arranged before you go. We’ve ensured you have security and peace of mind throughout this trip - all you have to do is make the most of it!
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Your family adventure begins in Asia with 9 days travelling around the southern region of Thailand. Arriving into Phuket you will head straight to the Khao Sok National Park, home to one of the world’s oldest evergreen rainforests. Glimpse local life as you canoe along the river and watch the sunset from your boutique tent located deep within the rainforest! Spend 3 days exploring the area around Khanom and board a local fishing boat where the kids will love spotting ‘pink dolphins’ off the coast! Look forward to captivating views across Chieow Laan Lake before heading to Koh Tao for your final 3 nights. This island is famous for its diving opportunities, so be sure to head out into the warm waters to see what the fuss is all about!
Australia is your next destination and you’ll arrive into Brisbane. After picking up your hire car, head straight out to the Glasshouse Mountains which are along the Gold Coast’s hinterland, just an hour north of Brisbane.
We’ve included 3 nights in a peaceful eco-lodge in the heart of the mountains, where you can spend your days walking the gentle trails surrounding the property spotting the local wildlife as you go. You also have admission into Australia Zoo, created by larger-than-life character Steve Irwin and still run by his wife Terri. This remains one of Australia’s most famous attractions and a must-see for any family trip to this region. Next you’ll have 3 nights in an apartment in the beach town of Caloundra, ensuring you have some time to relax and play on the beach as a family before the next step of your adventure.
Welcome to New Zealand! You will fly into Christchurch on South Island and depart from Auckland on the North, with 2 weeks in between to create your own adventure.
We’ve included 14 nights campervan hire complete with inclusive insurance and suitable for 4 people. New Zealand is extremely self-drive friendly and there are many places to stop and stay all over the country that are set up for those on a road trip. Head south to explore the spectacular lakes and glaciers of South Island, and the vineyards of Marlborough (class of world-class Sauvignon Blanc for the adults!), then take the ferry over to North Island. Here you’ll be able to discover the Maori culture and bubbling geothermal mud pools of Rotorua and take part in a traditional ‘Hangi ‘feast. Kids will enjoy watching how this traditional meal is cooked in the ground, and they’ll also love taking part in traditional dance shows and learning the games enjoyed by the Maori children.
Our week in Fiji will take you beyond the 5* resorts and chain hotels and introduce you to the natural beauty this South Pacific paradise has to offer.
Fijians are renowned for their warmth and love of children, so your 6 nights here guarantee you will leave feeling rested and relaxed as the children explore with their new found hosts and friends! Spend 3 nights on the mainland in a clean and fresh, rustic, family-friendly resort, which is all about enjoying nature. Set within lush grounds, daily activities will keep everyone busy before your barefoot island escape. Staying in unique, tented accommodation with a focus on nature and conservation, we challenge you not to fall in love with this small island! Relax on white sand beaches, snorkel on the reef and learn more about the Fijian culture with visits to the local village. Where you will experience a traditional Kava ceremony.
Los Angeles is the final stop on your family adventure and sunny California is the surely the perfect spot for your final week. First, you’ll spend 3 nights in Anaheim near the Disneyland Parks, where we’ve included a 2-day hopper pass to Disney so you can hop between the two parks, avoiding the queues and meeting the kids’ favourite characters!
Your next stop is in San Diego, where you can enjoy 3 nights by the beach to end your stay. Head to the world-famous San Diego Zoo (admission included in this package) and spare some time for the beach as the coastline here is magnificent.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
27 nights in 3-4* standard accommodation plus 14 nights campervan hire. Hotels in this category include: