Family Friendly Travel Destinations

Family Friendly Travel Destinations

Most tourism operators nowadays know that with annual holidays normally involving whole families, they need to make their facilities family friendly and affordable. There are heaps of places that are family friendly but the most important thing to consider is what your family enjoys doing and seeing and picking somewhere that offers heaps of variety.


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Before you head off on your holiday, make sure to you log into for numerous packing options and also tips on packing and what and how much to take with you. With the whole family travelling together you will want to make sure that you have the right things without over packing and hauling unnecessary items along.

The Gold Coast has been a popular destination for families for a very long time. With kilometres of golden beaches and safe patrolled beaches, it is an obvious choice for a family holiday. The coastline is scattered with highrise buildings that offer unparalleled views of the coastline both north and south and then out to the hinterland and a lot have large resort style swimming pools and tennis courts. Ice cream shops and restaurants and the popular Surf Clubs of each local beach area offer great family friendly meal options. Days can be spent lying on the beaches building sandcastles and swimming in the ocean and Mums and Dads can relax with a book while the kids occupy hours at a time. There are also many shopping destinations such as Pacific Fair, The Oasis at Broadbeach and Robina Shopping Centre that have all the big department stores and chain stores so if you want a respite from the beach and some retail therapy, there are many options to choose from.

Kids will love the plenty of other tourist attractions and theme parks that are abundant on the Gold Coast. Seaworld, Dreamworld, Movieworld and Wet n Wild are very popular themeparks that are can be accessed from the Gold Coast easily and passes can be bought for entry that enables you non-stop fun on the rides and shows that they have on offer each day. There is also the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary on the southern end of the Gold Coast or Putt Putt at Mermaid Beach for families that want to take on a golfing challenge.

Like the Gold Coast, the Sunshine coast and its beachside areas such as Noosa, Peregian, Coolum, Marcoola, Maroochydore and Caloundra offer pristine beaches, waterside accommodation and local restaurants and tourist attractions. While slightly more rustic than the flashy lights of the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast offers a great beachside holiday also. A popular tourist attraction held twice weekly is the Eumundi Markets, which has hundreds of stallholders offering local delights and souvenirs twice weekly. There is also Underwater World at Moolloolaba and Australia Zoo at Beerwah in the Sunshine Coast hinterland if you decide to take the kids on a day excursion.

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