Top 10 Aussie Family Destinations

To celebrate this month’s publication of Travel with Children (6th Edition), Lonely Planet has revealed the 10 destinations it believes are the most family-friendly in Australia.

To celebrate this month’s publication of Travel with Children (6th Edition), Lonely Planet has revealed the 10 destinations it believes are the most family-friendly in Australia.

Each state and territory is represented on the list, with Sydney Harbour claiming the top spot, and Queensland scoring three individual entries (Far North Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef, Gold Coast Theme Parks, and Brisbane).

“Broad, bronzed and open-skied, Australia is built for family travel – a dazzlingly diverse country strewn with tropical reefs, surf beaches and snowy heights,”

Lonely Planet 

“The vast distances between A and B can test parental patience, but with some savvy planning you can focus on the delights of exploring with people much closer to ground level than you are.”

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Bring the kids to the Gold Coast.

Australia’s Top 10 Family-Friendly Destinations:

  1. Sydney Harbour
  2. Touring Tasmania
  3. Darwin & the Top End National Parks
  4. Far North Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef
  5. Canberra
  6. Gold Coast Theme Parks
  7. Victorian High Country
  8. Kangaroo Island
  9. Brisbane
  10. Southwest WA

Lonely Planet also offers an array of titles for explorer-readers aged three and over. Lonely Planet Kids books aim to kick-start the travel bug and open kids’ eyes and minds to the world around them.

Lonely Planet has also launched Lonely Planet Kids Twitter and Facebook pages to help grown-upwanderlusters inspire their little ones about the world. Discover more at lonelyplanetkids.com.

What are your top travel destinations for kids in Australia?