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Planning your itinerary around family needs can contribute to a relaxing and fabulous holiday.

Consider the following:
> take regular breaks ashore to break up a longer leg; maybe plan a stop for lunch where you can have a walk, a play on the beach and swim
> choice of mooring for the night - select somewhere that may offer a range of opportunities for children to play and have some freedom.
> water play: an endearing quality of the Gippsland Lakes is the calmness of the water; there is little tidal activity making mooring on the beach possible and a great option with children on board. Once the bow of the boat is securely beached you can drop the ladder and scamper down to the sandy beaches for endless hours of play and exploration. Also the lack of tidal activity makes it safer for swimming and gentle for little people to play in.

With the abundance of wildlife at Gippsland Lakes it is a great opportunity for children to discover much about birds and marine life.

A diary, coloured pencils, a bird watching book and some binoculars can provide great entertainment for all the family. The fish, pelican's, turtles, swans, and of course dolphins are just some of the resident sights you will be sure to see throughout a boating holiday. It is a great thrill to have a pod of dolphins dive loops through your wake and swim along playfully at the bow of the boat. Forget the zoos and theme parks, this is the real thing.

The water quality of the Gippsland Lakes is great, so swimming is another activity to add to your list. Be sure to pack a snorkel and mask to view all the marine life even in the shallows round Metung; abundant with crabs and fish.

For older children, sharing responsibility of roles can be valuable, such as being navigator for the day; in charge of planning the route, reading the maps and looking for markers. Then the next day being responsible at the helm or in the galley and so on. Taking on such roles instantly engages an individual in the process and creates a sense of being a part of a team.

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