A family holiday must be balanced for everyone to be happy.
It not only has to keep the kids entertained, while enjoying themselves, but it has to give mum and dad a chance to unwind and have some fun as well.
That’s one reason why holiday resorts are so popular with families who are looking to take a break. With lots to do and a safe environment for both adults and kids to kick back and enjoy themselves, they make sense for many families. However, with so many holiday resorts for families in Australia, choosing the one that’s right for you and your family might be a challenge. That’s why we’ve put together 10 of the best if you really want to enjoy yourself.
10. The Islander Noosa Resort, Sunshine Coast
Located just a short walk from the Noosa River and the beach in the Islander Noose Resort is a haven for families to relax, enjoy and have fun. The resort offers three swimming pools, two tennis courts, three spas and two saunas — meaning all the water-based fun you could have is in house. There’s also a gamer’s room, club house and an Islander Kidz Art & Craft Club run during the school holidays, keeping kids of all ages entertained.
9. Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island
If a real island getaway is what you’re pining for, then, Fraser Island has a lot to offer both parents and their kids, and Kingfisher Bay Resort is the place to start. Located on the Great Barrier Reef, the Kingfisher Bay Resort is an ideal escape from your busy life. It is encompassed by beautiful natural surroundings, rainforest and gorgeous wilderness. The resort can offer a range of nature-focused activities including Segway Adventures, Guided Canoe Tours, the Junior Eco-Rangers Program, Water Sports and more.
8. Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour is another wonderful holiday destination for families, and Wyndham Vacation Resorts is one of many outstanding options in the area. The beachside accommodation is just a short distance from the many attractions of Coffs Harbour. The resort also offers access to the Pacific Bay Resort Precinct facilities which include a nine-hole golf course, several swimming pools, a games room, a day spa and a kids club.
7. Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast
The Novotel Twin Waters Resort is located centrally on the gorgeous Sunshine Coast beachfront, with lots of gardens and a private saltwater lagoon. The resort is very child-friendly, and as many as two children under 16 can stay for free (when using existing bedding) and eat a free breakfast when accompanied by adults. The resort also offers fun activities for kids at Kidz Cove, as well as a champion golf course and day spa for mum and dad.
6. Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast
Managing a careful balance between everything there is to love about resorts, and everything there is to do in the Gold Coast, the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove seems to have it all. Not only is it within easy reach of the Gold Coast attractions, but the quiet marina has many options for families and kids looking for things to do. Kids will love the improved Planet Trekkers Kids Club, as well as the family fun zone and games room.