Take the guess work out of a family holiday to Queensland

Kids welcomeA new guidebook provides answers for Australian families who are opting for domestic holidays and short breaks to balance the budget.

Mother and author Sarah Pye says when families travel their needs are different than those for couples or singles which was why she developed Kids Welcome to Queensland. It enables parents to choose appropriate experiences for the whole family without wasting valuable time or money.

The first in a state-by-state series, Kids Welcome to Queensland is jam-packed with around 500 age-appropriate activities, attractions, tours, restaurants and places to stay.

Sarah knows firsthand how challenging travelling with children can be and she has rated the suitability of tourism products for three different age groups – preschool, primary and teen.

“The world is one big classroom,” she says, “and I really want to encourage parents to explore it with their kids.”

Tourism Queensland CEO Anthony Hayes welcomes this new and innovative guide.

“Nothing is more important than taking time to reconnect in this busy world,” he says, “Tourism Queensland is delighted Sarah Pye has produced Kids Welcome to Queensland, a terrific, practical guide for families seeking a Queensland holiday experience.”

A book launch for Kids Welcome to Queensland will be held on October 31 at the Ginger Factory in Yandina from 10am to 12pm. Families who offered their travel tips and holiday photos will be on hand for this exciting event. All those children, and yours, will be welcomed onboard the Ginger Factory train and party food will be provided.

Kids Welcome to Queensland is destined to be a staple on the family bookshelf. The colourful A5 size comes complete with Hema maps. It fits in the glove box on a road trip, or slides easily into a handbag. In a no-nonsense, conversational style Kids Welcome to Queensland takes the guess work out of a family holiday.

Kids Welcome to Queensland retails for $29.95 and is available from major bookshops and tourist information centres or online at www.kidswelcome.com.au

About the author: Sarah Pye’s life reads like an adventure novel. Her parents took her out of school at the age of 12 to sail around the world. Eight years later, already a qualified commercial boat captain, she left her floating home in the Caribbean to study tourism in California. An adventurous soul, Sarah has run a restaurant and a whale watch boat in Hawaii, canoed through the Canadian wilderness, created an award winning tourism company in the Whitsundays and even found time to have a family. Sarah now lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with her daughter and chief expert, Amber.

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