Best family holidays Australia
Are you looking for the best family holiday in Australia for your crew?
The concept of a perfect holiday is subjective which is why I’ve broken it down into types of families. After all, a super active family is not going to love a lazy holiday, and an indoorsy family is not going to enjoy camping.
Read on for my super easy guide to rocking family holidays in Australia.
Nature lovers: You guys love a tent and don’t baulk at rain or creepy-crawlies. The best family holiday for nature lovers is to the pristine wilderness of Fraser Island in Queensland. From the crystal clear waters of Lake Mackenzie, to miles of golden beaches, and lookouts where you can watch turtles, dolphins and even sharks cruising the shore line, this is a natural paradise that is not for the faint-hearted.
Glamouramas: You like shiny things! Sophisticated dining, shopping for days, well-groomed beaches and theme parks where the kids can burn off energy. The perfect holiday prescription for you is the Gold Coast in Queensland. Surfers Paradise has some seriously luxe resorts and the best one for families is the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa with its multiple pools, epic seafood buffet and convenient location.
Urbanites: Your kids have been sipping babycinos since they could walk. You love galleries, museums, shows and the eclectic culture of cities. The best family holidays in Australia for your family is Melbourne in Victoria. Located bang in the heart of the laneway cafe district is Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders. Try and score some tickets to the Harry Potter Musical, check out the National Gallery of Victoria, explore Melbourne’s beautiful heritage homes, Botanic Gardens and Zoo.
Icon hunters: You like big things. Big Opera Houses, big bridges, big towers and harbours. Sydney in New South Wales is the city for you. There’s always something big on – from a football grand final, to a huge concert, or the Easter Show. One of the best places to stay in Sydney is Adina at Central Station. These family-sized units have kitchens for self-catering and are located right next to Central station where you can catch both trains and trams. It is within walking distance of ICC Sydney, Chinatown (including The Capitol Theatre) and the southern part of the city that is home to Little Thailand and Little Korea.
Cruisy coasties: Nothing makes you happier than fish and chip shops, quiet beaches, quirky gift shops and National Parks. The perfect holiday for you is the South Coast of New South Wales. The South Coast is home to villages like Narooma, Mollymook, Ulladulla and Jervis Bay. With plenty of places to go fishing and surfing, tonnes of holiday accommodation, and activities like mini-golf and Stand Up Paddleboard hire and Mogo Zoo to keep the kids happy, it’s a blissful place to relax.
Have you had the best family holiday in Australia? Care to share where?