Family holidays to Australia
For the ultimate family holiday, Australia has it all; golden beaches, ancient rainforests, vast expanses of rugged outback and pristine oceans.
With no language barrier or wildly exotic cuisine to overcome, settling into the Australian way of life is blissfully easy for all the family and our handpicked selection of family friendly hotels all offer superb accommodation, exciting experiences and unique locations, from the flood plains of the Mary River Delta to remote islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Add to this a warm Aussie welcome and a myriad of activities, from climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, surfing Bondi’s famous waves and zip lining through the Daintree Rainforest, to close up encounters with Quokkas or Quolls, kayaking with dolphins or camping under a blanket of stars in the outback. Let us take your family on an unforgettable, quintessentially Australian journey to discover the icons and hidden gems of the land down under.
A wonderfully diverse family itinerary taking in Australia and the Far East; perfect for families with a sense of adventure. Start in Sydney, the cultural capital of Australia before heading on an adventure to Cambodia and Vietnam to learn about the cultures, landscapes and food of the Far East.
Arkaba is an archetypal Australian homestead and very much a home from home. Set in the beautiful Flinders Ranges of the South Australian outback, Arkaba is a fantastic family holiday destination with plenty of adventure and wildlife on offer. Mountain biking, guided 4WD trips and bush walking are a selection of activities on offer and Arkaba and will ensure your children sleep soundly at night while you relax in the peace and quiet under a beautiful starry sky.
Bullo River Station is in one of the most spectacular and remote parts of Australia's Northern Territory where you can enjoy home cooked meals and join in with the day to day working of the cattle station. A family run homestead, the hosts have two boys of their own who love showing visiting children around their amazing homestead and sharing their experience of life on an outback cattle station. Children of all ages are welcome and meals and activities can be tailored accordingly.
On the southern banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne, the Crown Towers is truly fantastic family hotel. The Crown Spa Kids Club provides services, amenities and meals especially for children and for 4-15 year olds there is the chance to join in with supervised games, arts and crafts, pool games, movies and more. For parents wanting to relax, guests have access to the spectacular Crown Spa which has a large indoor swimming pool, rooftop tennis courts, and lavish treatment suites.
The ultimate way to see the highlights of New South Wales and South Australia; marvel at the diversity of the landscapes and take in incredible sights, whilst staying in Luxury Lodges off the beaten track. Perfect for families with a sense of adventure, this itinerary would make a fantastic Christmas holiday as the southern half of Australia is at its best during our winter.
Haggerstone Island is a remote, family run Robinson Crusoe style lodge in the far north of Australia. It is ideal for families who want to get away from it all in an unspoilt island paradise on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef. Haggerstone Island is run by a family with two children; there is plenty for kids to do from swimming in the lagoons to beachcombing, sand boarding and spear fishing.
Hamilton Island's luxury Yacht Club Villas is nestled alongside the iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club and boasts a superb waterfront position with breath-taking ocean views over Dent Passage. The perfect family friendly escape, a true home away from home with private and spacious villas fantastic water-sports to keep all the family happy.
Children who like the great outdoors will love the natural surroundings and adventures in store at Lifetime Private Retreats. Set in one hundred acres of rugged coastline on one of the world's great wild island hideaways, Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia. At Lifetime Private Retreats you can spend days exploring untouched coastline, wildlife spotting or even taking a scenic helicopter flight over the stunning scenery- a truly unforgettable family holiday.
Maria Island is a delightful blend of rare wildlife, convict heritage, and elegant accommodation. Experience the remoteness and tranquillity of a wilderness, on the multi-award winning Maria Island Walk, your family will enjoy gentle walking by day and candlelit gourmet dining at night.
Travel the adventurous trails of the early Aussie explorers with the family, journey through a land of cattlemen history and heritage; explore rugged country, rainforests and majestic rivers. A wildlife adventure with kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and the huge wedge tail eagle, Australia’s largest flying bird abound.
Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island stretches across 11 kilometres of immaculate coastline, and comprises of a pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage listed marine park. The whole family will love flying by private helicopter over the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, to get there. Orpheus Island offering the ultimate in tropical escapism, and the villa accommodation is perfect for families as they sleep four and offer plenty of space for you and your little ones.
Uniquely positioned on the water's edge overlooking the Sydney Opera House, the Park Hyatt Sydney is a fantastic base for a family to explore this vibrant city. Children will love the rooftop pool and Sydney's many family friendly attractions, while Mum & Dad can enjoy the internationally acclaimed Hyatt service, rooftop spa & waterfront restaurant.
Tasmania’s wild and diverse landscapes, stunning food and wine, warm hospitality and wealth of activities make it the ideal destination for an exceptional family holiday. With rugged mountains, wild bushlands and stunning deserted beaches, just waiting to be explored, Tasmania is arguably one of Australia’s best kept secrets.
Overlooking Sydney's magical harbour and set amidst the excitement, Quay Grand Suites is a fantastic base for families to explore this iconic city. Quay Grand Suites Sydney is a superbly located luxury hotel that offers luxurious 5 star apartment style accommodation. The two bedroom apartments complete with kitchenette and laundry facilities are a fantastic choice for families.
Southern Ocean Lodge is an architecturally pioneering luxury lodge, dramatically perched on a cliff top on the southern coast of Kangaroo Island. It is the perfect luxury base from which your family can explore the natural wonderland of Kangaroo Island. Only children over the age of six are welcomed at Southern Ocean Lodge and there is plenty to do to keep children and their families who have a keen sense of adventure entertained here.
The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is wonderful eco resort set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Set beneath the canopy of lush rainforest just back from Tallow Beach. Designed for rest, relaxation and enjoyment of its unique surroundings, here guests can lounge, eat well, swim, spa or venture out and explore the area.
This fantastic holiday to Australia is a totally unique and once in a lifetime experience for a family with a love of adventure. From the rugged outback to the spectacular colours of the Great Barrier Reef, this wonderful experiences shows off all that the diverse country of Australia has to offer, and is truly the ultimate family holiday to Australia.
Tussie Mussie Vineyard Retreat promises a luxurious escape on the Mornington Peninsula. Once a commercial rose farm, this 28 acre property was inspired by the rustic charm and beauty of the owner's historic farmhouse in Provence. A perfect getaway with family, there are the hot springs to experience, dozens of great vineyards and restaurants to try, lovely gardens and a maze to explore.
This unique luxury bush experience is the perfect family retreat. Set in the beautiful Greater Blue Mountains, just 3 hours’ drive from central Sydney, Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is a stunning luxury eco-reserve. The scenery here is breath-taking and there are fully supervised activities for children from the ages of 4-14 which include games, sports and educational activities such as bush bingo, bush craft, stunt kite flying, pony rides and archery.