The newest list of the best holiday destinations in Australia for families.
And when it comes to enjoyable family holidays, Queensland is the state that boasts the most, with vacation hotspots on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns taking 7 of the leading 10 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for best household vacation accommodation in Australia.
A holiday park on the NSW Central Coast, a motel in Dubbo, and boutique beach cottages in Broome complete the list.
1. Sea World Resort – Gold Coast, Queensland
In the heart of Australia’s style park capital, this resort has a SpongeBob themed marine adventure playground, as well direct monorail access to Sea World and a kids’ club.
2. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort – Cairns, Queensland
Nestled amongst the tropical landscapes of Far North Queensland, this BIG4 park is an ideal spot for a household getaway– and is home to the most significant leaping pillow in the Southern Hemisphere along with a splash park, 2 resort pools with waterslides, and a host of other kid-friendly activities.
3. NRMA Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park – Gold Coast, Queensland
This family-friendly BIG4 park delivers the supreme Queensland vacation experience, with close access to Australia’s major style parks. “This was best. It provided numerous activities to keep all the children constantly captivated. So amused we barely saw them,” commented one TripAdvisor reviewer.
4. NRMA Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park – Umina Beach, New South Wales
Set on NSW Central Coast beachfront, 1.5 hours north of Sydney, this resort offers guests a range of lodging options, including safari tents and a luxury palm treehouse that will satisfy kids’ love of outdoor camping without jeopardizing the grown-ups’ love of vacation conveniences.
5. Peppers Broadbeach – Gold Coast, Queensland
This luxurious lodging offers visitors scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, Gold Coast hinterland and is close to Surfer’s Paradise. Facilities consist of a private movie theater, tai chi lawn garden, resort swimming pool and teppanyaki barbecue.
6. Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments – Cairns, Queensland
In the heart of Cairns, this unwinded, family-friendly apartment is preferably located for quick access to the city’s popular Esplanade Lagoon and the departure point for Great Barrier Reef island or snorkelling tours. It’s surrounded by restaurant and shopping choices, and provides views ignoring the Trinity Inlet.
7. RACV Noosa Resort – Noosa, Queensland
Embed in peaceful Sunshine Coast bushland overlooking a wetlands sanctuary, RACV Noosa Resort is close to shops and dining establishments and with 2 heated pools, a lagoon pool with beach entry, waterslide swimming pool, a splash park with playground and young child swimming pool, the kids will be amused for days.
8. Blue Gum Motor Inn – Dubbo, New South Wales
This motor inn caters particularly to households and is located a brief drive from the popular Dubbo Zoo, a must-see sight for any stay, in the local centre of Dubbo. “Hosts were super friendly and the kids had a good time in the pool,” one TripAdvisor reviewer published.
9. Turtle Beach Resort – Gold Coast, Queensland
This Mermaid Beach resort is a best beachside vacation. Facilities include a movie theater, splash park, four swimming locations consisting of one for grownups only, mini golf, game video games and a kids’ club including cinema video games, Xbox and art and craft sessions.
10. Cocos Beach Bungalows– Broome, Western Australia
This boutique-style vacation sanctuary is located a brief stroll from the beautiful Cable Beach. At Coco Beach Bungalows, mum and dad can cook up a storm on the barbecues while the kids take pleasure in a swim in the new pool facility.