So I have spent about 5 hours of my day today searching forums and decided to post my own situation. My husband and I are taking our two kids 5yr old son & 2yr old daughter to explore Australia for 18 days as a family. We've never been and I want this trip to be memorable for us all! What I'm envisioning is not a lot of driving (although we can if we need to) and highlights being encounters with koalas/kangaroos and maybe crocs and penguins, some sheep shearing/farmstay experience, a visit to Ayers Rock and a kid-friendly snorkling trip somewhere on the GBR. Any suggestions??? Also, we fly into Sydney but can drive or fly from there if need be...any good package deals for hotel/air/tours? It seems like Kangaroo Island and Phillip Island would be great for the wildlife experience (does one beat out the other if we don't have enough time?)(Would they be pretty cold in June?) Thanks for your help. I'm overwhelmed!!!