Are you looking to take the kids away this Christmas, but run out of ideas? Check out these 6 destinations guaranteed to make you feel relaxed, let the kids have fun and enjoy a break as a family.
1. Sea World Resort & Water Park, Gold Coast, QLD
I think this has been on the list since I was a kid! Astounding visitors with its remarkable kid-friendly facilities and glorious Gold Coast location, Sea World Resort & Water Park is hard to pass by. With direct monorail access to Sea World, close proximity to the region’s other theme parks and great family package deals all year round, it provides style, comfort and – most importantly – buckets of fun. Featuring restaurants and bars, a kids’ club, massage and beauty salon, gymnasium and a host of water sports, there’s plenty to appeal to every member of the family.
2. Daydream Island Resort & Spa, Whitsundays, QLD
Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from this Whitsundays gem. Daydream Island’s 296 rooms and suites provide plenty of space for the whole family, with views over the rainforest or those impossibly blue ocean waters. The Skippers Club will keep little ones from six to 12 years busy, or the whole family can venture out to enjoy snorkeling, rainforest walks, outdoor movies, endless water sports or a tour of Australiana on the 19-hole mini-golf course. Discover the world’s largest man-made living coral reef lagoon at the Living Reef and hand feed the resident barramundi, stingrays and sharks – if you dare!
3. Silverwater Resort, Phillip Island, VIC
So it turns out, there’s more to Phillip Island than the Penguin Parade and GP Circuit! High on the hills above San Remo is family-friendly bliss at Silverwater Resort. Accommodation ranging from hotel rooms to three-bedroom self-contained apartments, there’s space for the whole family, and indoor and outdoor pools to keep them busy. The kids’ school holidays program offers plenty of island excitement, with playing and decorating didgeridoos, reptile handling, cooking with the chef and more.
4. Zagame’s Paradise Resort, Gold Coast, QLD
We’re trying not to fill this list with the Gold Cost, however Zagame’s is a family paradise. It’s the only resort in Australia to have a giant water park, ice-skating rink, indoor jungle gym and kids’ club all under the one roof. Combine all this with its close proximity to beaches and theme parks, and other facilities including an adults-only outdoor spa, poolside cafe and bar, and gym, and you know you’re in for some nonstop fun.
5. Wyndham Vacation Resort Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harvour, NSW
A year-round beach family holiday destination in Coffs Harbour, Wyndham Vacation Resorts is surrounded by superb fishing spots, great family attractions, golden beaches and excellent shops and restaurants. Offering quality comfort accommodation and outstanding resort facilities, guests also receive access to the Pacific Bay Resort Precinct facilities, which includes a nine-hole golf course, multiple swimming pools, tennis court, games room and Kids’ Club.
6. Sunraysia Resort, Mildura, VIC
Situated North West of Melbourne in Mildura, Sunraysia Resort is the perfect place to take the family for a relaxing and pleasant holiday on the Murray River. With a constant sunny climate, guests spend their entire stay enjoying the resort’s fantastic outdoor facilities. Offering tennis courts, fishing on the river, a mini golf course, barbecue areas and a tropical salt water swimming pool, there is never a dull moment at the resort. For an innovative resort experience, Sunraysia also provides fully equipped three bedroom houseboats. These luxury apartments on water deliver amazing views of the Murray River, while providing the ultimate holiday lifestyle.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it’s a place to start. Do you have a favourite family holiday destination? Share it below and we’ll make a special Slim by Nature list!