10 January 2012

Family Holiday Fun

To help you pick your next family holiday we’ve put together a dozen of the best family friendly hotels and resorts across Australia.

1.  Turtle Beach Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland

One of the most well known family friendly resorts in the country, Turtle Beach Resort at Mermaid Beach offers low rise apartments situated around 4 pools and 9 bbq areas. It also offers 2 tennis courts, games rooms, putt putt golf, theatrette, Kids Zone, kids club plus a children’s playground.

2. Aspect Tamar Valley Resort, Launceston, Tasmania
Aspect Tamar Valley Resort
Set upon the hills of the Tamar Valley, Aspect Tamar Valley Resort is located in Grindelward, a Swiss style village consisting of with local gift shops and a 9 hole golf course. Kids will love the and huge jumping pillow and 18 hole mini golf. For the bigger kids there are 2 tennis courts and jet skis available for hire.

3. Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club, Tropical North Queensland

Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club

Set below the mountains, just 2km from the beach, Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club offers two pools, mini golf course, 18 hole championship golf course, games room, jumping pillow and an impressive 2 acres children’s adventure playground.

 4. Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Queensland 

Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Paradise Resort Gold Coast property offers a giant Zone 4 Kids Club with magical themed play spaces, waterpark and adventure playground. The property also has a lagoon pool, kids club and games room to keep kids of all ages entertained.

5. Boambee Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Boambee Bay Resort
For the sporting families, Boambee Bay Resort offers mini golf, 3 tennis courts, billards room, large pool, games room, kayaks and other sporting facilities. Relax at the end of the day in one of the 2 spas before dining in their in-house restaurant (seasonal).

6. Novotel Twin Waters Resort Sunshine Coast, Queensland 

Novotel Twin Waters Resort Sunshine Coast
Located across the river from Maroochydore and adjacent to the beach, Novotel Twin Waters Resort Sunshine Coast offers funs for kids big or small. Learn to be an acrobat at the property’s own Circus School, hit the games room, join the kids club or venture onto the property’s lagoon upon a complimentary kayaks, catamarans or windsurfer. For the folks there is a 18 hole championship golf course located 5 minutes up the road. 

7. Absolute Beachfront Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Absolute Beachfront Opal Cove
Set upon the Pacific Ocean, Absolute Beachfront Opal Cove Resort offers 36 hectares of natural beauty just north of Coffs Harbour. Enjoy 2 generous sized pools, 4 tennis courts, games room, 9 hole golf course, kids club and gymnasium.

8. Sea World Resort & Water Park, Gold Coast, Queensland

Sea World Resort & Water Park

Located adjacent to Sea World theme park and overlooking the Broadwater, Sea World Resort & Water Park is ideal for families. Link to Sea World via monorail or spend the day at the property’s own Water Play aqua playground (open seasonally). There is also a kids club for children 4 and a half to 12 years (conditions apply).

9. Woodman Point Holiday Park, Munster, West Australia

Woodman Point Holiday Park
Located 10km from Fremantle in Western Australia, Woodman Point Holiday Park offers cabins and chalets set in serene parklands. To keep the kids busy there is a children’s playground, pool, kids club and games room plus a the walk to the beach is a short 1km stroll.

10. The Towers of Chevron Renaissance, Gold Coast, Queensland

The Towers of Chevron Renaissance
Located in Surfers Paradise, at the doorstep of shopping and dining precincts, The Towers of Chevron Renaissance is just 200 metres walk from the beach. Famous for its ‘Beaches in the Sky’ complex on the 5th floor, featuring a 600m square lagoon pool surrounded by sandy beach, bbqs and children’s play area. The property also has a theatrette, games room, and 2 spas.

11. Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort, Batesman Bay, New South Wales 

Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort
Situated on absolute beachfront in the Murramarang National Park, this property provides a range of facilities for families. Enjoy 2 pools – 1 lagoon style with waterfall and 1 children’s wading pool, bbq area, children’s playground, volleyball, kids club or hire a bike, body board, fishing rod or snorkeling gear.

12. Daydream Island Resort & Spa, Whitsundays, Queensland

Daydream Island Resort and Spa
Just a short ferry ride from Hamilton Island Airport is Daydream Island Resort and Spa, an island that offers both fringing coral and rainforest walks. For families who love the water there is a choice of sail boarding, jet skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, coral viewing and 2 pools. The family will also be busy enjoying the children’s playground, kids club, outdoor cinema and living coral reef aquarium.