Sandy beaches, water activities and theme parks – the Gold Coast, Hamilton Island and Hayman island are all perfect family holiday destinations.


Gold Coast


The Gold Coast is Australia’s theme park capital! Families keen for thrills and spills can ride the rollercoasters, wipe out in a water park or hand feed a stingray.

Outside the theme parks they can whizz through the bush on a zip line, Catch a Crab, ride the Duck Bus or learn to surf. In the hills behind the beaches, those who want a quieter and slightly less frantic pace, can go bushwalking, horse riding and even try digging for thunder eggs.

With the largest professional lifeguard service in Australia, it’s safe to say that beach time is a big part of a Gold Coast experience. The Gold Coast is also the most biologically diverse city in Australia and is home to the largest sub tropical rainforest remnant in the world. This offers families a fantastic opportunity to not only have a beach holiday, but also experience a different part of our amazing climate and environment. No two ways about it, the Gold Coast is pure gold for families!

Surfers Paradise Marriott & Spa, 3 nights, flights +more from $469


Hamilton Island


Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays and a tropical paradise.

It offers loads of fun activities such as jet boating, water sports, cuddling a koala, bushwalking, art classes and even bowling!

You can take a scenic flight in one of the island’s small aircraft to see all the beauty from above, or explore the Great Barrier Reef from the water by snorkelling or scuba diving.

With so many amazing activities available on this one island, there’s no need to pack up the kids and travel to various different destinations. A holiday on Hamilton has it all.

Reef View Hotel,  5 nights family package from $1,329


Hayman Island


The Hayman Island Kids Club Ranger Program is a favourite for older kids. Photo credit: One & Only, Hayman Island

There’s a reason why Hamilton Island is the busiest, most inhabited Whitsundays island. Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef families have a large number of accommodation options.

For families looking for a luxurious getaway, Australia’s leading family resort, One & Only, Hayman Island is one of the few luxury five star resorts in Australia that not only allows children but also rolls out the welcome mat too.

At this private island resort families with children and teenagers will feel right at home with the resort offering a wealth of activities for those of all ages to enjoy.

One&Only Hayman Island – 5 Nights, Flights + More from $2,239

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