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Top 12 best summer activities with kids in Gippsland for 2022

Summertime with the fam is the best time, and there are so many activities for the kids, family and kids to enjoy.

By news@gippsland - 12th January 2022 - Back to News

Summer holidays are here. Christmas is over and the kids are looking for things to do. "Where to next?" we hear you ask, "Keep us sane." We got you. Read on for 12 of the best things to do with kids over summer.

Gumbuya world, Tynong North

This amusement park on Melbourne's southeast fringe has 4 worlds to explore - Wildlife Park, Outback Explorers, Oz Adventures and - our pick for summer - Oasis Springs. This water park has water slides, tube rides, a wave pool and splash play equipment.
To know more, visit the Gombuya world.

Unlock your cool in the epic waterpark with 8 waterslides, a kids splash zone, the most impressive family wave pool and a 300-metre lazy river

Unlock your cool in the epic waterpark with 8 waterslides, a kids splash zone, the most impressive family wave pool and a 300-metre lazy river

Gold mine tour through train ride, Walhalla

Head to the mountains where temperatures are a little cooler and take the scenic tourist train from Walhalla to Thomson Station. The one-hour journey takes you through shady forest, alongside Stringers Creek, over trestle bridges and the impressive Thomson River Bridge. Extra trips are running over summer.
Find out more by visiting the Walhalla goldfields railway.

Catch the breathtaking beauty of the autumn trees in April when they appear to light up sections of the valley

Catch the breathtaking beauty of the autumn trees in April when they appear to light up sections of the valley

Lakes Entrance Aqua Park, Lakes Entrance

The water-loving town of Lakes Entrance has welcomed its newest lakeside venture, the Lakes Entrance Aqua Park, a 1400 square metre inflatable water park. Put your ninja warrior skills to the test on a string of obstacles, including climbing features, giant slides and balance sections. But watch out - that water makes things a bit slippery. With the annual Lakes Entrance Summer Carnival currently in full swing (until 26 Jan), there's a festive vibe in this much-loved holiday town.

Find out more by visiting Lakes Entrance Aqua Park.

Balance, bounce, splash, clamber, slip and slide your way through the inflatable courses, floating atop the Gippsland Lakes

Balance, bounce, splash, clamber, slip and slide your way through the inflatable courses, floating atop the Gippsland Lakes

Walk the dingoes, Mt Baw Baw Resort

Throughout summer, you can take a guided walk through the beautiful alpine environment with a friendly dingo by your side. This is the perfect school holiday family experience and includes coffee & cake.

While you're there, check out Bounce-zone for in-ground trampolines or get the family together for a round of laser tag (bookings in advance required). At 1500m altitude, the mountain is about 10 degrees cooler than sea level, making for mild summer temperatures.

To learn more about walking the dingoes, visit the dingoes at Mt Baw Baw.

Meet the resident alpine dingoes Warragul, Rowdy and Bunji at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort's Dingo Resource Centre

Meet the resident alpine dingoes Warragul, Rowdy and Bunji at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort's Dingo Resource Centre

Buchan Caves, Buchan

Venture into the coolness underground and see one of Australia's most enchanting systems of limestone formations, with still pools and a mesmerising lattice of towers. Two caves are open for show:

  • Royal Cave is known for its glassy calcite-rimmed pools
  • Fairy Cave is laced with intricate stalactites and stalagmites, replete with ornate chambers

Guided tours to both caves run daily and bookings must be made more than 24 hours in advance. To learn more, visit the Buchan Caves.

Experience the extraordinary underworld of Buchan Caves on a guided tour of Fairy Cave and Royal Cave, a guided tour is the only way to see the awesome caverns of Buchan Caves

Experience the extraordinary underworld of Buchan Caves on a guided tour of Fairy Cave and Royal Cave, a guided tour is the only way to see the awesome caverns of Buchan Caves

Segway tours at Lakes Entrance, Lakes Entrance

Glide by the edge of the shimmering lakes or zoom along the sand of Ninety Mile Beach (really - your vessel is fitted with off-road tyres!). First step is to learn how to tame your beast with some segway technique training. and step two is to Whoosh! This one's for big kids only - children must be over 12.

To get the experience, visit and join the segway tours.

Organise your next family or corporate event with 'SEGWAYS' we have lots of games and activities to choose from

Organise your next family or corporate event with 'SEGWAYS' we have lots of games and activities to choose from

Cruise the Gippsland Lakes

Get the wind blowing through your hair on an eco-cruise with:

Providing expert commentary, and offering general sightseeing cruises (all departing Lakes Entrance).

H2O Tours & Adventures (departing Paynesville) running tours through the canals, to Metung, Raymond Island and Ninety Mile Beach.

Take the river journey between Port of Sale and the Swing Bridge aboard a charming wooden boat with Port of Sale Heritage Cruises (departing Sale).

Choose your own itinerary or let the team design a tour for you, their experienced Skipper and host will provide you with a day to remember

Choose your own itinerary or let the team design a tour for you, their experienced Skipper and host will provide you with a day to remember

Raymond Island, Paynesville

Expect to find all your favourite furry, feathered and spiky friends across the island, best known for its koala population. You can spot these fuzzy locals on the Koala Walk. BYO bikes or hire from Ride the Koalas for an easy ride around the island. The five minute ferry to Raymond Island departs Paynesville regularly and is free for pedestrians or those arriving by bike.

To know more, visit Raymond Island.

If you're lucky you may also spot dolphins at play, jumping from the waters of the lake

If you're lucky you may also spot dolphins at play, jumping from the waters of the lake

Maru Koala and animal park, Grantville

Maru Koala and Animal Park offers plenty of friendly, furry native Australian wildlife to see. You can pat koalas, dingoes, pythons and joeys on a Close Encounter experience. Round out your visit with a spot of highly competitive mini golf next door at Pirate Pete's Mini Golf. Throughout the holidays they are also running a kids "keeper for a day" program where children can work closely with park rangers to care for the animals.

To know more about what to to, visit Grantville.

The small seaside community of Grantville offers access to coastal and bushland experiences, and is home to some of the cutest wildlife about

The small seaside community of Grantville offers access to coastal and bushland experiences, and is home to some of the cutest wildlife about

Cruises around Wilsons Promontory

Wildlife Coast Cruises offer a full day Wilsons Prom Tour, only available during the warmer months. Discover hidden coves, untouched islands and monolithic rock formations as well as a range of marine life.

See Wilsons Promontory from a different perspective aboard the yellow eco boats with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys and be propelled into adventure as you explore rarely-seen glimpses of the magical marine national park. The 2.5 hour Wilsons Promontory Cruise departs from Tidal River and takes you around the rugged coastline, hard-to-access beaches and remote islands.

Come on an adventure and discover the beautiful granite coastline and unique wilderness of the Wilsons Promontory National Park on our Wilsons Promontory Cruise

Come on an adventure and discover the beautiful granite coastline and unique wilderness of the Wilsons Promontory National Park on our Wilsons Promontory Cruise

Trafalgar Holden Museum, Trafalgar

A solid wet-weather option, this quirky museum celebrates Australia's Holden heritage from the 1850s. It's not just a love affair with cars - there are saddles, military artifacts, golf carts and aero engines. But if you are a petrol head, Peter Brock's cars are currently on display.

To see and know more, visit the Trafalgar Holden Museum.

Trafalgar Holden Museum tells that remarkable story and celebrates Australia's Holden heritage from the 1850s to its demise in 2020

Trafalgar Holden Museum tells that remarkable story and celebrates Australia's Holden heritage from the 1850s to its demise in 2020

Coal Creek community park and museum, Korumburra

Step back in time to the life of a coal miner in South Gippsland in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Coal Creek is Gippsland's largest open air heritage village. Walk amongst the village of 53 authentic buildings including courthouse, school house, general store and miners cottage.

To know more, visit the Coal creek community park and museum.

The vast collection of objects tell the story of the coal mining, agricultural, transportation and social history of the southern Gippsland region

The vast collection of objects tell the story of the coal mining, agricultural, transportation and social history of the southern Gippsland region

Pictures from Visit Gippsland website.


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