The best family holiday destinations this summer

The best family holiday destinations this summer

Family at the beach

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, outdoor fun, thrilling adventures or nature experiences, Summer 2016 is shaping up to be the perfect time for a family holiday.

As the warmer months are fast approaching, we have put together a list of the top family-friendly destinations to visit across Australia and New Zealand this summer.

Gold Coast, QLD

One of Australia’s leading family holiday destinations, the modern city is full of sky high adventure, lush hinterland and some of the best surf, sun and sand in the country. Whether you want to take on the theme parks, try the latest adrenaline attractions or explore the tranquil green behind the gold there is something to suit all ages – and all just a stone’s throw from our Classic Holidays managed resorts positioned across the city.

Auckland, NZ

It’s easy to keep the whole family entertained in New Zealand’s capital city. For a bird’s eye view of the city and beyond, visit the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, Sky Tower. Experience hundreds of native and exotic animal species at the Auckland Zoo or journey to the depths of the ocean at the Sea Life Aquarium.


South Yunderup, WA

This is the ideal family holiday destination if you’re seeking some quality, relaxing family time while re-connecting with nature. With accommodation situated in the heart of this peaceful seaside town, there are an abundance of beaches and waterways to swim in, places to try your luck at some fishing or to have a go at a range of water sports.

Sunshine Coast, QLD

The Sunshine Coast is the perfect blend of relaxed coastal vibes and family fun. Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure at Australia Zoo, splash in the surf or dig in the sand, those with a need for speed can strap in at the Big Kart Track or take a trip under the sea at Underwater World.

Coffs Harbour, NSW

The untouched stretch of coast provides top conditions for the ideal beachside family vacation. Explore the flawless coastline by camel back, visit the iconic Big Banana or get kissed by a seal or swim with a Dolphin at Dolphin Marine Magic.

Taupo, NZ

Stay at the stunning Lake Taupo and you’ll have no trouble occupying the kids. Explore the Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park, weave through narrow canals on an exhilarating jet boat ride or take on the challenge at Action World which boasts plenty of fun for the kids – and adults!

High Country, VIC

The High Country is one of Victoria’s favourite playgrounds and offers a number of opportunities for the family to experience the outdoors. Take a trail ride by Horseback through stunning landscapes; explore the hidden natural treasures found in the National Parks or get involved in the range of festivals which scatter the region throughout the summer months.

Queenstown, NZ

The adventure capital of New Zealand has plenty of family friendly activities that will leave you with lasting holiday memories for years to come. Kids as young as 3 can experience soft adventure rapid rafting, while the whole family can soar above the canopy on the Kawarau Zipride or zoom down the mountain on the Luge ride, with a leisurely and advanced track to suit all levels and abilities.


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