How about this for an idea.
Organise a central point in Australia somewhere that is as close to equal travel distance for everyone in this forum to to get together.
Plan a date that is at least 12 months ahead to give everyone time to organise and book holidays. It could only be for a week or a few days.
Leave it out there for you to mull over.
Don't worry I have two kids and a dog so don't worry if you think your kids are too feral. I know a couple that invented the term feral kids.
It would take a lot to surprise me.
Any man, in the right situation, is capable of murder. But not any man is capable of being a good camper. So, murder and camping are not as similar as you might think.