Australia

Where else can children keep wombats, pythons, and blue-tongued lizards, hobnobs with platypus or emus, snorkel amidst tropical fish, touch brown starfish chips, feed kookabura and kangaroos, eat breakfast with koalas, see glimpse of fairy penguins and Tasmanian demons, and watch the stars in the southern night sky? Traveling with your family in Australia, children will have a field day!

Sydney
Warrumbungle National Park – Warrumbungle National Park, 550 km west of Sydney, has a stunning rocky landscape, which remains from the volcano millions of years ago. Enjoyable camping and hiking days. Campgrounds are not very formal and animals such as kangaroos, emu and wallabies roam the camp.

Carnarvon National Park (Queensland) – The Carnarvon Gorge in the National Park is a deep deep canyon that is spectacular with clear flow and lots of wildlife. Look for the platypus at Carnarvon Creek at dusk. Mt. Moffatt inside the park has a native art site. Tip: In national parks, there is often time to feed birds. You can buy bird seeds at the camp store and feed parrots and kookabra up close.

The Quivertree Family Expedition

Australian family tour
Australia offers a very diverse experience, but this is a large area. With experienced guides, take part in a wildlife safari to see koalas and kangaroos, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, walk inland, explore Uluru, visit native villages, tour companies by arranging unforgettable trips:

Australian children’s books

Where the Forest Meets the Sea
Jeannie Baker
In traveling through ancient rainforest in Queensland, “my father knew a place we could only reach by boat.” Collages of very beautiful mixtures are very lively, each creeping tangled, nubby branches, hanging roots, squiggly snakes or missing dinosaurs that are evident. (Picture book)
Berkes Marianne, Jill Dubin
“In Australia in eucalyptus trees, there are only cuddly gray koalas and three little joeys.” A rhythmic story with a beautiful collage takes you to the forests, grasslands, and deserts of Australia. Ten different animals, plus hidden animals in each collage. (Picture book)

Welcome to the country
Aunt Joy Murphy, Lisa Kennedy
Welcome to the traditions and land of the people of Wurundjeri – the spirit of creator of Bunjil the eagle, following in the footsteps of the ancestors, respecting the elders of the community, “we feel the root of this land under our bare feet.” Tells the story of Aboriginal elder Aunt Joy Murphy, paintings shining by native artist Lisa Kennedy. (Picture book)

Where is the Great Barrier Reef?
Nico Medina, John Hinderliter
Illustration of the history and ecology of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on earth. Find out about sea creatures, how corals are formed, coral explorers, and preserving these natural wonders. (Chapter book)

A for Australian Animals
Frane Lessac
Discover more than 30 strange and extraordinary creatures from Australia – lizards with blue tongues, birds that mimic the sounds of dogs barking and car alarms, spiders that jump have silk safety ropes, quokka can take months without drinking fresh water. Interesting facts about all animals, great illustrations from Frane Lessac, who lives in Australia. (Picture book)

Andrew Lost: In the Jungle
Andrew Lost: In the Desert
J.C. Greenburg
Wild adventure Andrew and his cousin Judy in the rainforest and Australian desert. Shrinking into the size of insects, children almost eat lunch for carnivorous plants in the forest. Meat-eating ants and thorny demons in the desert thought the children were snacks, but they were saved by rolled tumbleweed. (Easy reader)

the adventures of australian children Andrew Lost In the Desert

Sand Swimmer
Narelle Oliver
Discover the fascinating world of desert in central Australia – how Aboriginal people survived, European explorers wandered into this landscape, and all about strange and beautiful wildlife – fairy shrimp, spiny demons, painted earth dragons. (Picture book)

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