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some places can be a bit snooty towards kids - anyone know of a place the kids can have fun as well as swimming / snorkling? (4-7 yr olds)

Asked by john ousby via Site_iconTravellr.com

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    Cairns is the main port of call for any trip to the Barrier Reef.

    There are plenty of tour companies that have facilities for young children on boat their boats. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Nicholas Roberts via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    In my youth I spent a few summer holidays with my family learning to snorkel and going out on the barrier reef, and I had such a fun time!

    Check out Green Island, which is a small island off Cairns and is children friendly.

    Here are some links:


    We also stayed at Magnetic Island, which is off the coast of Townsville (just south of Cains). It's a much larger island and has accommodation for families and many things to do. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Ian C via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Here's the link to Magnetic Island:

    http://wikitravel.org/en/Magnetic_Island over 7 years ago

    Answered by Ian C via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    thanks both - great links ian. Will let you know where we end up. over 7 years ago

    Answered by john ousby via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Also there is a Club Med in the Barrier Reef - Lindeman Island - definitely child friendly and a golf course for you plus lots of other family friendly activities over 7 years ago

    Answered by Suzi Watral via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Club Crocodile, Long Island, Whitsundays... very family friendly and extremely beautiful! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Peter Loh via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Lady Musgrave Island is a true wildnerness experience. You get there from the small town of 1770, south of Gladstone on the Central Qld coast. It's a rough boat trip, about an hour and a half, so take ginger tablets before you go.

    The island is a coral cay enclosed by a spectacular reef lagoon with amazing reef that you normally would only see way up north around Cooktown on the outer reef.

    And it's totally safe for swimming because of the enclosed nature of the lagoon. The boat supplies wet suits and bouyancy vests and snorkel equipment for the kids and you to use.

    Stay at 1770 at one of the local van parks. over 7 years ago

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