It's no secret that Australians love Bali and the Balinese love Australia. It's only a short flight away for many of us, but has a completely different culture and vibe that teens and adults alike fall in love with.
Pack your family's bags and head to Bali for a unique adventure you'll remember forever. Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali tempts tourists with everything from volcanoes and jungles to the most spectacular beaches you will ever see. Plus, there's a whole world of spiritual temples and traditional villages to explore, so you and your family are bound to meet some interesting locals along the road.
Style-savvy teens will love the opportunity to snap up a bargain at Bali's markets, where you can buy both casual and made-to-measure tailored outfits. There's also an abundance of locally-made jewellery and handicrafts to take home as souvenirs, plus you'll be benefiting local artists and craftspeople! Talk about a win-win.
You'll be hard pressed to tear your mini-Kelly Slaters away from the beach, as it truly is a surfing mecca. Bali boasts some of the most stunning coastlines in the world, with both black and white sand beaches. The warm waters will tempt you with their almost unbelievable turquoise tone, so bust out your swimmers, ignore your cringing kids and dive right in.
Take teens to Bali Safari and Marine Park to get up close and personal with some of their favourite wild animals. They can interact with elephants, check out the highly intelligent orangutans (who may seem smarter than your kids at times) and spot stripey zebras roaming the grounds. Animal-lovers will be happy to know the park prides itself on its sustainable environment and focus on preservation, so you'll be contributing to their hard work when you visit the site.
Relax with your family on Kuta Beach with a cool drink at the end of a long day and watch the sun set over this pristine island.