Luxury Australia Family Holidays

For the ultimate family holiday, Australia offers everything; golden beaches, ancient rainforests, vast expanses of rugged outback and pristine oceans.

Family holidays to Australia

Australia is a land where golden beaches rival the brilliance of the sun and kangaroos bound with an energy that outpaces your little one's post-sweet treat excitement. This vast and vibrant continent is filled with thrilling escapades suitable for even the most experienced globe-trotters, especially youngsters. Fancy a chance to snuggle with a koala, ride the renowned waves at Bondi Beach, or venture into the enigmatic Outback, a realm untouched by WiFi? We're here to guide you. Here’s everything you need to know about family holidays in Australia.


Best Family Holiday Destinations in Australia

Australia is a diverse land offering everything from buzzing cities to serene beaches and untamed wilderness. Wondering where to go? Here are some top spots for an Aussie adventure with the family.



View of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney combines historical charm with natural beauty, which is ideal for families with teens and younger children. Stroll through the historic Rocks area, dotted with quaint shops and cafes, and meander in the verdant Botanical Gardens. For the adventurous, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for breathtaking views or take a scenic harbour cruise. Don't miss a family surf lesson at Bondi Beach, perfect for catching your first wave. For something different, consider a motor yacht tour around the harbour, exploring hidden coves and beaches, ideal for swimming, kayaking, and enjoying a beachside barbecue lunch. Sydney's fusion of city allure and natural splendour promises a memorable Australian family holiday.



Happy quokka with leaves on Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Western Australia's capital, Perth, with its sunny skies, unspoiled beaches, and contemporary vibe, is great for a family-friendly holiday in Australia. Its central zone offers easy access to child-friendly spots like the vibrant Elizabeth Quay and the scenic waterfront. Highlights include Cottesloe Beach for a family day out and the culturally rich Fremantle, known for its markets and museums. A trip to Rottnest Island is a highlight, where kids can befriend the amiable quokkas and bike around the car-free island.


Daintree National Park and Great Barrier Reef

Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Daintree National Park, where ancient rainforests meet the Great Barrier Reef, is a spectacular choice for a family holiday in Australia. The park offers activities like jungle surfing and river cruises, captivating both young and old. Guided tours focus on Aboriginal culture and local wildlife, making learning engaging. The nearby islands of the Great Barrier Reef allow for easy access to scuba diving, snorkelling and boat trips. It's also perfect for quieter activities like beach strolls, swimming in natural pools, and turtle spotting.


Blue Mountains National Park

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

In New South Wales, the Blue Mountains National Park is an excellent choice for active family fun. Its varied terrain of steep cliffs, lush forests, waterfalls, and rugged landscapes creates a natural wonderland for kids. There are numerous trails suitable for all ages, and the famous Three Sisters rock formation is a stunning photo opportunity. It's a place where Australian wildlife, like kangaroos and wombats, can be seen, and educational experiences abound with insights into local flora, fauna, and Aboriginal culture. Close to Sydney, it's an easy option for a day out or a longer camping trip.


Things to Do in Australia With Kids

Aboriginal man with child holding a boomerang

Taking your children on an Australian adventure promises a blend of exhilarating and peaceful experiences. In Sydney, there’s the renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city, harbour cruises to view Sydney's iconic landmarks and family surfing lessons at Bondi Beach. A stroll through the historic Rocks district, with its charming shops and cafes, is also a delightful way to spend time during your family holiday in Australia.

Just a stone's throw from Sydney lies the serene Blue Mountains National Park, a tranquil retreat from city life. Here, families can enjoy nature walks, spot local wildlife like kangaroos, unwind in peaceful surroundings, or embark on an adventurous 4WD tour.

Byron Bay is an ideal addition to your Australian family holiday if you’re seeking great surf and a vibrant atmosphere. Kayaking with dolphins offers a magical opportunity to interact with these playful creatures in their natural habitat. The hike to Byron Bay's renowned lighthouse, offering stunning coastal views, is a rewarding experience. At the same time, the town's bohemian vibe, evident in its array of cafes, shops, and galleries, invites leisurely exploration, especially when on a luxury family holiday in Australia.

In the Daintree National Park, a breathtaking rainforest, families can discover Australia's diverse ecosystems. Jungle surfing is an exhilarating way to explore the treetops. A Daintree River cruise might reveal saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment. Additionally, its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef allows for scuba diving and snorkelling adventures, offering unforgettable encounters with colourful coral and marine life.

There’s also a range of things for kids to do in Perth, Australia. The city’s sunny weather and stunning beaches create the perfect backdrop for a relaxed family getaway. A visit to Rottnest Island, just off the coast of Perth, to meet the friendly quokkas is a must-do, offering a unique wildlife experience and the chance to cycle around the picturesque island.


Where to stay in Australia

Our carefully chosen selection of accommodations all provide exceptional stays, thrilling experiences, and distinctive locations, from the vibrant city of Sydney to secluded islands on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Great Barrier Reef and Islands, Queensland, Australia

Lizard Island is an award winning hotel offering the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity located directly on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland. Sensational diving opportunities abound and 24 deserted beaches await exploration.

Beach Diving Off the beaten track Sailing & surfing


Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Located in a secluded, exclusive and private location in the Whitsunday Islands, qualia is an adults-only, luxury property, allowing guests to discover world-class indulgence in a place of outstanding, quintessentially Australian natural beauty.

Beach Off the beaten track Sailing & surfing Spa & health
Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Freycinet

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Set amidst the spectacular landscapes of the Freycinet Peninsula, Saffire is a contemporary, luxury boutique property that captures the essence of this unique region. Saffire's stylish interior and the dazzling exterior are a winning combination.

Adventure Wildlife Beach Off the beaten track
Sal Salis

Sal Salis

Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia

Bringing ultimate luxury to the stunning and remote Western Australian coast, eco-friendly Sal Salis is an extraordinary tented camp in an awe inspiring location, hidden in the dunes just metres from the natural wonder of Ningaloo Reef.

Beach Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track Adventure
COMO The Treasury

COMO The Treasury

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

COMO The Treasury is a chic and contemporary hotel set in the heart of the historic city centre with incredibly spacious rooms and fantastic dining options, all housed within stunning heritage state buildings on the Cathedral Square.

Couples Spa & health
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Australia Family Holidays FAQs:

  • Is Australia a good family holiday?

    With no language barrier or overly exotic cuisine to contend with, an Australia family holiday is the perfect escape with children. It's delightfully straightforward for the entire family, and our carefully chosen selection of family-friendly hotels all provide excellent accommodations, thrilling experiences, and unique locations. Combine this with a warm Aussie welcome and many activities, and you have the ideal Australian family holiday.

  • Which part of Australia is best for a family holiday?

    Exploring the unique character of each region can be a highlight of your Australian journey. In cities like Melbourne and Sydney, the fusion of British-influenced cuisine with local Australian flavours makes for a delightful culinary exploration, easing the transition for children while on your family holiday in Australia.

    Melbourne's bustling laneways and Sydney's harborside attractions offer cultural and artistic experiences reminiscent of, yet distinct from, UK cities. For those seeking natural beauty, the cooler climates of Tasmania or the lush landscapes of Queensland's Daintree Rainforest provide a refreshing South Australia family holiday.

    Each region boasts its own set of activities, from wildlife encounters in Kangaroo Island to the historic charm of Adelaide's streets, ensuring that every family member finds something to cherish. This blend of the familiar and the new makes Australia an enriching destination for families, combining the comfort of known tastes and cultures with the thrill of discoveries.

    For seasoned travellers familiar with Australia's varied landscapes and vibrant culture, delving into specific regions offers a deeper and more tailored experience. Avoiding the Australian summer is wise, as the heat can be intense, especially for those accustomed to milder climates. Spring or autumn are ideal times for a family holiday in Australia, offering pleasant weather and the opportunity to fully explore without the extreme heat.

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