Adventure Park, Geelong
From June 17 – July 10, Adventure Park's Winter Glow Festival is returning for another year, where big and little kids alike can discover a glowing winter wonderland of snow, lights, fire and ice.
The kids can build a snowman in the Snow Play Zone, roast marshmallows over the roaring open fire and warm up with yummy flavoured hot chocolates, spiced cider, and mulled wine (for the adults, of course).
There is also live ice-sculpting and fire-twirling displays, plus 2.7 million dazzling lights and hundreds of glittering installations all over the park, plus mini-golf, air balloons and loads more.
Book your tickets early as this event sold out very early last year.
Let the kids discover some of Victoria’s famous history at Goldfields Ballarat where they can check out some of the old mining areas. Long Point Bushland Reserve is a great spot to visit and wander through what was once a gold mine where they can collect some of the quartz lying around – or even get lucky and find a gold nugget!
Winter Wonderlights also takes place in the region between June 25 - July 17, with Sovereign Hill coming alive with illuminated gardens, streets, and dazzling light projections.
Book a stay RACV Goldfields Resort so you're nice and close to the action.
Fairy Penguins, Phillip Islands
Take a drive south-east of Melbourne to visit the largest Little Penguin colony on the planet (also called the Fairy Penguin colony), just 40 minutes from the RACV Inverloch Resort.
The Penguin Parade happens nightly at the Phillip Island Nature Parks, where visitors can witness thousands of penguins make their way to shore to tend to their penguin burrows from the Penguins Plus Viewing Platform – it really is fun for the entire family.
Whale Watching at Logan’s Beach, Warrnambool
Why not take a road trip along the Great Ocean Road, visiting some great pit stops along the way, and finishing in Warrnambool to watch the southern right whales and their calves.
Head down to the viewing platform at Logan’s Beach, and if you’re lucky there will be plenty of whales frolicking in the water.
The Great Ocean Road is also a foodie’s paradise, with fresh lobster, handmade cheese and ice-cream, local gin and whiskey, as well as fruit farms where the kids can pick all the fruit they like.
Book in a night or two at RACV Torquay Resort to make your road trip an experience the whole family will remember for years to come.