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If you’re looking for the ultimate family-friendly holiday, look no further than Australia. A year-round destination with countless beaches, buzzing cities, thrilling theme parks, incredible wildlife experiences and fascinating culture, Australia is the perfect choice for the young and young at heart. There’s so much to see and explore on a family holiday to Australia – speak to our experts about what’s most important to you, and we can tailor your trip to suit you.
Tots and teens alike will love Australia’s wildlife. Spend the night at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, complete with exclusive after-hours access to the park. Watch the Penguin Parade on Philip Island, where you’ll see thousands of little penguins return to shore at night after a day’s fishing. Go whale-watching in Hervey Bay, cuddle a koala in Queensland, snap a selfie with a quokka on Rottnest Island, and meet a Tasmanian devil in, you guessed it, Tasmania.
Brushed by two oceans, Australia will spoil you with its range of aquatic adventures. You can learn to surf on Bondi Beach, and go kayaking with dolphins in Byron Bay. And no family holiday to Australia would be complete without a spot of snorkelling. Swim among the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, and spend a day or two sailing around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. And, if your kids are too young to snorkel, they can still come face to face with marine life – simply visit Cairns Aquarium.
Going on a family holiday to Australia is easy and straightforward, as there are plenty of family-friendly resorts, hotels and self-catering apartments. After a busy day, you can return to your accommodation, where you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay. Most family hotels in Australia have an impressive list of activities, pools and dining options. And, if you want to explore, you can just stroll into town. Australia’s food scene is world class, with an array of international cuisines – so even the fussiest little eaters will be catered for. And local supermarkets are well-stocked with fresh and local produce, as well as international favourites – perfect for self-catering holidays.
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10 nights including flights and campervan hire
Embark on a Queensland adventure in the comfort of your own campervan. Travel at your own pace and choose your own itinerary. As Queensland is home to many of Australia’s most iconic attractions, there is plenty to see and do
15 nights including flights, campervan and hotel stays
Explore Australia’s beautiful landscape, vibrant cities and natural landmarks on this adventure that shows off what the country has to offer.
11 nights including hotels, flights, internal flights, 4 day car hire and ferry's
Stay in some of Australia’s unique accommodation and discover the country’s abundant wildlife on this 12-day glamping and safari trip.
12 nights including 3 night Perth hotel stay, 10 day Britz Venturer Campervan & flights
Embark on a WA adventure in the comfort of your own campervan. Journey through bustling cities, charming townships and scenic landscapes.
Upgrade to Premium Economy one way from £530pp*
The Pacific Coast from Brisbane to Port Douglas is one of the most spectacular in the world. Buckle up and get ready for the road trip of a lifetime.
Explore the states of Victoria and South Australia as you travel along one of the worlds most iconic and beautiful coastal drives. Once you leave Melbourne you’ll see the contrast between the rugged coastline and the lush forest that sit side by side each. Visit wineries in Barossa Valley before heading to Adelaide
1 free night in Cairns and free room upgrade of K’gari (Fraser Island) - Add on a Whitsundays sunset cruise from £65pp
Spend 13 days following Queensland’s East Coast southbound from Cairns to Sydney. Discover stunning beaches and explore some of Queensland’s outer lying islands including, Hamilton Island, K’gari (Fraser Island) and Great Keppel Island all of which offer you something unique.
Mantra Crown Towers is the ideal base for a family holiday to the Gold Coast. Just 100 metres from Surfers Paradise Beach, it has a variety of self-catered apartments where you’ll have plenty of space to relax after a day by the sea.
Port Douglas is a Queensland treasure. It’s the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the region’s lush Daintree Rainforest. Expect beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and some of the oldest trees in the world on your doorstep.
You’ll find Holiday Inn Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney’s lively Darling Harbour, close to the city centre. So there are lots of bars, shops and attractions on your doorstep.
You’ll have everything on your doorstep for your Cairns adventure at Pullman Cairns International. Poised right by the harbour, this hotel gives you unbeatable views of the boats sailing past and bustling city life.
Desert Gardens Hotel is the ideal place to soak up Central Australia’s indigenous culture. It’s the only hotel in the Ayres Rock Resort, with a selection of rooms that overlook Uluru.
Seashells Scarborough puts convenience at the heart of everything it does. With different apartment options, you can choose the space to suit you, safe in the knowledge that you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips.
Just around the corner from buzzing Rundle Street, Majestic Roof Gardens provides a tranquil escape in the centre of Adelaide.
Part of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most desirable holiday destinations. Just a stone’s throw from the Great Barrier Reef, the island is fringed by bright coral reefs and surrounded by tropical fish.
You’ll find this modern hotel in The Rocks – a neighbourhood steeped in history, against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Rydges Sydney Harbour lies between two of the city’s most famous landmarks. From the rooftop pool, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
Seashells Fremantle provides a home away from home with its range of self-contained apartments. Rooms are bright and airy with large windows overlooking Perth, while plants and greenery bring the outdoors in.
Villa San Michele serves up a slice of the Mediterranean in the centre of Port Douglas – a tropical town near the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
Whitsundays Apartments is the ideal base for your Hamilton Island getaway. Wherever you wander, you’ll always have views across the turquoise Coral Sea and verdant Whitsunday Islands.