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On the bucket list for just about every Australian - a drive down the Great Ocean Road. The famous Twelve Apostles warrant a stop (from locals and tourists alike), if only to see them before they all collapse under the relentless pounding of the southern ocean.
Avatar Grove, near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, boasts Canada's gnarliest tree. It's a fairly short walk that is suitable for young children (our's were 4 and 7 at the time), but can be a bit muddy. When you reach the tree there is a platform where you can stand and have your photo taken. If you look hard enough on the ground you'll find banana slugs and when you look up the trees seem to rise infinitely up into the sky.
In Karijini NP, Western Australia, you'll find the most amazing gorges and canyons. This place is suited to older children and teenagers who can swim and withstand the humidity and multitude of insects. Joffre Falls is only one of the incredible sights you'll find there.
We were so lucky to see a mother black bear and her cub just outside the Henry M Jackson Visitor Centre at Paradise in Mount Rainier NP! They were busy foraging for berries before they hunker down for the winter.