Best Family Vacation Destinations in Australia

Planning to get away from the hustles of work and spend some quality time with your loved ones, Australia can prove to be a memorable trip to you. Homing beautiful waterfalls, best beaches, museums, wildlife and exotic animals, Australia surprisingly offers an affordable family vacation. Australia is home to beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Stunning Surf Beaches, fantastic activities and panoramic mountain ranges.

Have a look at this list of must-visit places during your vacay in Australia:

Kangaroo Island

Kangroo Island
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Probably the most relaxing place you’ll find all over Australia, also known as nature’s playground. Full of beautiful places, abundance of wildlife, towering cliffs, wild plains and crystal clear waters provide a calmness to the soul.

Located South of Adelaide, some people also call it Australia’s most underrated holiday destination. Sandboarding, surf beaches, honey farms, fishing, caves and wildlife parks are some of the other attractions. Kangaroos, Koalas, Echidnas and Native Birds can be frequently seen here.


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Canberra’s newly acquired tag as a Culinary Destination is worth giving a try. The place has been home to some of the finest dining restaurants. Design Hotels in Canberra is a relatively new thing but worth giving a try. Kids are sure gonna have a great time here for all the myriad picnic spots and plenty of space to run around. If you’re into galleries and museums, then Canberra is the place for you.


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The combination of History and wilderness makes Hobart one of the best family drive destinations in Australia. A relaxed island lifestyle experience, adventure activities and finger-licking food are all that’s in store for you in Hobart. Whiskey bars and exotic craft beers are a must-do thing in Hobart at a family holiday. Franklin river in Hobart provides you with all the water sports you desire like river rafting, hiking, kayaking etc.


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Located in West Coast Australia, Broome is a coastal town which houses old dinosaur trails, the infamous white sands of cable beach. Camel rides can also be enjoyed here. Broome offers a wide range of resorts, hotels, B&Bs (bed and breakfasts) and budget stays. A sunset camel ride is a must-to-do in Broome. The exotic cuisine of a hot and mostly humid climate of Broome is a must-have on the trip. There is a Gantheaume Point in Broome which is heaven to photography enthusiasts, owing to a red rock cliff overlooking a white sandy beach.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast
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Gold Coast is famous for its beautiful beaches and theme parks. The beaches offer surf lessons, jet-skiing, sea-kayaking, whale-watching and many such fun activities for kids. If you’re a beach person, then the iconic three-kilometre strand of sun-sand and sea is the place for you in Gold Coast. Gold Coast has some of the best family-friendly attractions. If spending quality time with your family in sun-kissed beaches and wildlife and national parks intrigue you, then Gold Coast is the place for you.


sydney beaches
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Exotic wildlife in Sydney is one of the best tourist attractions, especially for kids.WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo is home to native Australian animals like the koala bear and wallabies. The family farm stays located at the outskirts of the city gives you an exotic, near to nature experience and is a nice way to spend quality time with your family. Australian National Maritime Museum and surf schools prove are a must-visit, especially for the kids. Outdoor playgrounds found all over Sydney are heaven for kids. For a little older kids, Fairfield Adventure Park and Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space provide rope-climbing walls, flying foxes, 6-way swings and even mini-trampolines.

The photogenic waterway around the city gives a sense of calmness and serenity.


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Known as Australia’s culture capital, Melbourne houses countless cafes, beautiful museums and art galleries. Royal Botanic Garden gives you a chance to explore more than 8000 species of plants. Being the sporting capital of Australia, you sure would not miss visiting Melbourne Cricket Ground. Just so you know, Melbourne Cricket Stadium is considered one of the greatest stadiums in the world. As far as cultural attractions are concerned, Melbourne is filled with indoor/outdoor cafés, restaurants, and live entertainment. Every Sunday an Art & Craft Market is held and is also home to many festivals throughout the year. Melbourne holds the pride of housing the oldest public art gallery in Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria. More than 70,000 artworks are kept in this museum. If you’re into sports, don’t miss to catch a game of world-class AFL, tennis or cricket during your family visit.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island

A trip to Rottnest Island can be a surprise package as it is one of the few fun and affordable family vacation spots. Located in Western Australia, it has an abundance of marine life, water sports and beautiful waterfalls. Kayaking along the 63 shorelines from dawn to dusk is once in a lifetime experience in Rottnest Island. The Island tours offered in Rottnest Island can help you discover Rottnest Island’s rich history. Other attractions over here include cycling around the whole Island, fun parks, cinemas. golf courses and a lot more. Rottnest Island is also known as a heaven to health, fitness and beauty enthusiasts. Fitness retreats and relaxing massage parlours are in large numbers over here to give you a relaxing holiday.


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Brisbane is Australia’s third-largest city. Located alongside Brisbane River, it is a beautiful combination of rich history and modern elegance. The subtropical climate and relaxed culture are the main reasons for Brisbane emerging as tourism rapidly. If you want the exotic experience of cuddling Koalas, then Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a must-visit place for you. Other exotic Australian animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, dingoes, snakes, and even crocodiles live in this beautiful sanctuary nestled on the Brisbane River. If you’re craving for a cultural tour, Brisbane is the perfect place for you being the host of excellent museums, galleries, and performance venues. Brisbane is also home to nature lovers as the botanic gardens here are absolute bliss.


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Darwin is the kind of place you would want to enjoy your summers at. The weather here is mostly hot so a daily swim kind of becomes mandatory. Darwin is home to large numbers of beautiful waterfalls. the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory provides you with an excellent one-stop dose of history and culture. The gallery homes an impressive collection of Aboriginal, Southeast Asian, and Oceanic art. If you’re an out-and-about kind of tourist, Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a must-visit place for you. The favourite attractions here include spicy noodles, sizzling satay and local performers. This is the perfect place to experience multi-culturalism. Food lovers pay attention: Thai, Sri Lankan, Portuguese, Indian, Greek, Chinese, Brazilian, and Malaysian are just some of the cuisines on offer.

Pragati Pal
I am an Engineer by degree and a creative content writer by profession. I am an avid reader and Sarcasm is my forte.

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