While planning a family holiday can be a great deal of fun, it can also place a huge amount of stress on parents, when trying to decide on a location that everyone will love. From teenagers to the little ones and even mum and dad, you want to pick a holiday destination that every member of your family can enjoy. Australia is one of the best destinations for travelling families, mainly due to its diverse range of attractions and locations, nationwide. Whether it is booking a few nights in Perth through Expedia or staying in Sydney for a weekend, there is so much to experience with this country. When planning your next family vacation, be sure to consider these amazing Aussie destinations.
While it may be a capital city, Brisbane offers travellers a more relaxed environment for families, in comparison to the likes of Melbourne or Sydney. Within the CBD, families will enjoy a day spent at the Southbank Parklands, which is home to a number of manmade lagoons, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer’s day. The parklands also offer a number of great picnic areas, along with shopping districts, including weekend markets.
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
The red centre of Australia, often referred to as the true Aussie Outback, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, with both families and all kinds of travellers. A day trip from Alice Springs will see you and your family having the opportunity to discover the beauty of Uluru, one of the most magnificent natural attractions in Australia.
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
One of the most naturally beautiful places in Australia, if not the world, is Kangaroo Island. Located just a short distance from the South Australian coastline, Kangaroo Island is abundant with various wildlife species, including wallabies, kangaroos, sea lions and a number of species. Whales also use the shores of the island as part of their annual migration, making this a particularly educational and enjoyable destination to take children. If you are planning a trip to Kangaroo Island, be sure to check out Australian holiday packages, which can often provide great deals for airfares, accommodation and transfers.
Gold Coast, Queensland
Home to some of the best theme parks in the world, the adrenaline junkies of your family will love a day spent a Dreamworld, Warner Bros Movie World or Wet n’ Wild Water World. Sea World is also an amazing attraction for all ages, with captivating animal shows, rides and performances that will take your breath away.
Sydney, New South Wales
While it may be one of the most vibrant and busy cities in Australia, it offers some of the most magical attractions for families. Sydney Harbour is most definitely not just for the grownups, as your children will be captivated by the sparkling lights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, during an evening river cruise.
Melbourne is the perfect destination for families travelling with both older and younger children. The infamous Lunar Park will have your kids sleeping well at night, after a long day of riding the rollercoaster or spending hours in the gaming arcade. If you have teenagers, a Melbourne holiday would not be complete without a trip to Bridge Road, where some of the best brand name bargain shopping in the country can be found.
The Whitsundays, North Queensland
Located just off the coast of North Queensland are the 74 islands that make up The Whitsundays. Hamilton Island and Daydream Island are two of the most popular islands amongst the Whitsundays, as they offer great family style accommodation and activities. Lazing by the pool or exploring the beach is a great way to spend the day, while many resorts also organise day tours of glass bottom boat rides, snorkelling or scuba diving.
Whether you choose to spend your family holiday in the quaint surrounds of Kangaroo Island or delve into the magic of Melbourne city, you are sure to be creating happy holiday memories that will last a lifetime.