The Best Family Holiday Destinations in Australia

Looking for inspiration as to what to do with the family this school holidays?

HotelClub has put together an infographic to demonstrate just how many amazing destinations there are to choose from in Australia that are fun for the whole family.

5 Places for Guaranteed Family Fun in Australia

There are a variety of places to go as a family, guaranteed to keep the kids happy while entertaining adults as well.

Many of these exciting outings are close to Sydney and others Melbourne, however links are provided for you to get cost, location and duration of stay.

1.  Kangaroo Island, SA

Whether you just want to get away and see new sights, Kangaroo Island is a wonderful island resort to do just that.

You can take a tour where you can see the Raptor Domain featuring birds of prey – or check out Seal Bay Conservation Park.  There is abundant wildlife such as kangaroos, penguins, seals, long sandy beaches, a lighthouse and lots of other fun things to do on the island.

2.  Theme park at Gold Coast, QLD

Whether you want to experience the aura of Dreamworld, with animated characters such as Shrek and Po’s Kung Fu Garden, see Madagascar or Wiggles world, there are many option to occupy the little kids. And, for the older kids, there is always Scream World!

If it’s warm, get a ‘world pass’ which allows you to visit other worlds, such as Whitewater World – where the main attractions are Wiggle Bay, Cave of Waves and Surf school.  The Pipeline plunge is sure to make the kids scream with delight.

3.  Broome, WA

If you love the beach, then you are sure to enjoy Broome in Western Australia.  There are lots of things to do, and you always have the quiet solitude of the ocean as well.  How about a half-day Camel Ride for starters?

Consider seeing Horizontal Falls – which is rated one of the number one attractions in Broome, or maybe Cable Beach – where the water is actually turquoise with white sand.  Then hit Sun Pictures Cinema or visit Gantheaume Point for the geologist in you – the formations are incredible.

4.  Mt. Hotham, VIC

How about a ski weekend?  While you are skiing, the kids can visit the snow play area for sledding and tobogganing fun.  Or, consider giving the kids ski lessons so they can learn as well.

There is lots of stuff to do on Mt. Hotham, and what child doesn’t love the snow?

5.  Murray River, SA/VIC/NSW

Murray River has so much to offer. It’s beautiful, it has houseboat holiday opportunities, golfing, great food, and for family fun, there are plenty of free playgrounds to keep kids occupied, including the popular Monash which has a great maze, huge swings and is located in the Riverland.

You can go camping, hot air ballooning, and relax on the jetty in Barmera. Visit the local wineries and orchards that surround Riverland.

Whatever you decide to do, you have some excellent choices and the kids will have smiles on their faces for months to come.


Produced by HotelClub Family Hotels

Debbie Miller
Debbie is the Founder and Editor of Social Hospitality. She is also the Social Media Manager for Search Engine Journal and Maximize Social Business. She is the Digital Communications Manager at HyperDisk Marketing and is a Social Media Instructor at UC Irvine Extension.
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  • http://oscarstech.com/ Oscar Gonzalez

    Nice post! makes me want to go to Australia.