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Kid and koala in Australia
Where else can kids pet wombats, pythons, and blue tongued lizards, hobnob with platypuses or emus, snorkel amidst tropical fish, touch a chocolate chip starfish, feed kookaburas and kangaroos, eat breakfast with a koala, catch glimpses of fairy penguins and Tasmanian devils, and watch the stars in the southern night sky? Traveling with your family in Australia, kids will have have a field day!
    Warrumbungle National Park – Warrumbungle National Park, 550km west of Sydney, has an amazing rocky landscape, left over from volcanoes millions of years ago. Great camping and day hiking. The campsites are not very formal and animals such as kangaroos, emus and wallabies wander through the camp.
    Carnarvon National Park (Queensland) – Carnarvon Gorge in the National Park is a spectacular deep gorge with clear streams and lots of wildlife. Look for platypus in Carnarvon Creek at twilight. Mt. Moffatt within the park has aboriginal art sites. Tip: In the national parks, there are often set times to feed the birds. You can purchase birdseed in the campground stores and feed parrots and kookaburras up close.
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multigenerational tour

Australia offers fabulously diverse experiences, but it's a big county. With experienced guides, explore Uluru, take a wildlife safari to see koalas on a magical island, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, hike through the outback, private dinner under the stars, relax on beaches, this tour company will arrange a custom itinerary and unforgettable trip:

    Quivertree Family Expeditions
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where the forest meets the sea  

A trip through primeval rain forest in Queensland, "my father knows a place we can only reach by boat." Gorgeous mixed-media collages are so life-like, each tangled creeper, nubby branch, hanging root, squiggly snake or vanished dinosaur seems real. (Picture book)


Sydney City Trails
Lonely Planet Kids

Nineteen different themed trails through Sydney – underground (or underwater), up in the air, splashy beaches, spooky stories, yummy food, floaty fun, unusual wildlife, sporty city, wacky buildings, and more. (Illustrated chapter book)


sydney city trails
over in australia  
Over in Australia
Marianne Berkes, Jill Dubin

“Over in Australia in a eucalyptus tree, lived a cuddly gray koala and her little joeys three.” A rhyming story with gorgeous collages takes you to the forests, grasslands and deserts of Australia. Ten different animals, plus a hidden animal in every collage. (Picture book)


Where is the Great Barrier Reef?
Nico Medina, John Hinderliter

Illustrated history and ecology of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on earth. Find out about sea creatures, how coral is formed, explorers of the reef, and preserving this natural wonder. (Chapter book)


where is the great barrier reef
birrarun wilam  
Birrarung Wilam
Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly,
Lisa Kennedy

Follow Birrarung (Yarra River) from deep in the bush to salty ocean at Melbourne. Along the river are possums and fairy wrens in the rainy forest, kangaroo and platypus with their babies, ravens fly over the river, wombats lived in burrows along the banks, near the city pelicans float on thewater, Birrarung is wilam (home) to many. (Picture book)

Another Aboriginal storytelling: Welcome to Country


Sand Swimmers
Narelle Oliver

Discover the fascinating world of the desert in central Australia – how Aboriginal peoples survived, European explorers ventured into this landscape, and all about strange and wonderful wildlife - fairy shrimp, thorny devils, painted ground-dragon. (Picture book)


sand swimmers
under the southern cross  

Discover what happens under the night sky in Australia – fairy penguins come out of the water to sleep onshore, mysterious lights in the outback, a staircase to the moon, fireworks on New Year's Eve in Sydney, sharing stories of ancient stars, and more. (Picture book)



Kira goes to Australia to help Aunt Mamie care for animals in a wildlife sanctuary in the outback. Kira loves to go to the nursery to feed Bean, an orphan kangaroo, but there's lots to do, providing food for animals, rescuing an injured echidna and escaped wombats, searching for an extinct parrot. (Chapter book)


kira down under
australia Possum Magic kids  
Possum Magic
Mem Fox, Julie Vivas

Adorable story of two possums, Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made Hush invisible so he'd be safe from snakes, but when the two possums travel around Australia, munching on people food, like magic, you can see Hush again. (Picture book)

And two other charming tales by Mem Fox: Koala Lou and Hunwick's Egg


The Australian Boomerang Bonanza
(Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures)
Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley's shape is perfect for surfing and snorkeling at the beach, but when Stanley is tossed in the air like a boomerang, he lands in desert outback. Lost in the bush, will hopping like a kangaroo get him home? (Easy reader)


The Australian Boomerang Bonanza easy reader kids
australia panorama pops  
Australia: Panorama Pops
Charlotte Trounce

Open the small box and fold out a charming miniature pop-up panorama of Australia – 12 different places, including Sydney, Wave Rock, Uluru, The Ghan, Great Barrier Reef, and fun facts about each landmark.
(Mini book)


Your Passport to Australia
A.M. Reynolds

Fun facts about Australia – First Nations peoples and lanscape, wildlife, history, school, food, sports,holidays and celebrations. (Picture book)


your passtport australia
This is Australia kids  

Take a trip around Australia, the largest island or the smallest continent, Sydney's sail-shaped opera house and famous bridge, strange animals in the Taronga Zoo, into the outback, mines and a 2,280 ounces gold nugget, deserts, beaches, falling coconuts in Darwin, and more. Whimsical illustrations, this is a classic. (Picture book)


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