QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations
Finding a suitable place to take the family on holidays can be a mission in itself so we asked real Brisbane families where they go and this is what they came up with. If you prefer to go camping then check out our other list.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 1.
Yamba big 4 van park
Yamba big 4 van park by the water, 2 big pools ,spa, kids activities eg, treasure hunt, games room and baby games room, foot paddle boats.. cabins, camp powered sites or apartment style acc… is 2 mins drive to waves
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 2.
Tara Morrissey Paradise resort @ surfers is kind of generic but my kids love it and it’s cheap! We love currumbin sands resort it is really well priced, has three heated pools and is on absolute beachfront!! It is also right beside the pirate park. And from another mum Paradise Resort at Gold Coast. New Aqua Park is now open and it’s huge. And love the 4 hours included kids club..not many places will take under 4, but they have a seperate kids club for 0 to 2 yrs. My daughter loved it…and we got to go out for dinner. It was awesome. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150298521070807&set=a.10150290981190807.331152.174257980806&type=1&theater
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 3.
Cape Hillsborough Resort, Mackay
Cape Hillsborough Resort near Mackay is great, good prices, family friendly.. two thumbs up from us
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 4.
Seaworld Nara Resort
Seaworld Nara is great of course – kids club is only for kids 4+ though which kinda sucks:( it’s also pretty expensive at times but having cuddles with Elmo and grover at the breaky buffet make it special!
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 8.
Gold Coast Tourist Park
We absolutely lovehttp://www.goldcoasttouristparks.com.au/park/broadwater You can camp/caravan, cabin or villa for the night or more & it is right on the water opposite sea world. We love it sooooo much we have returned every year for the past 10 yrs. And, from another Mum, we go to broadwater tourist park every year. We stay in the cabins. Right on the water great for little kids. Shopping centre near by for supplies. Mcdonalds across the road
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 5.
Turtle Beach Resort
Turtle Beach Resort in Gold Coast should be considered one of the great QLD family friendly holiday destinations! Definitely recommend the wood-fired pizza! And from another Mum it was fabulous both for my 4 year old and 15 year old. Next to the woodfired pizza was a complimentary movie theatre so the kids could watch a movie while you had dinner or a few drinks! It was fabulous! (only one thing – check to see which floor you are on – we were on the 2nd floor which was fine for us – but not if you have a baby!)
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 6.
Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park Gold Coast
Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park Gold Coast is THE best place to stay with kids, looking forward to our holiday there in January
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 7.
Emerald beach big 4 holiday park
Emerald beach big 4 holiday park. Heated pool, jumping thing for kids, games room, basketball courts ……. And the beach. It’s raining here but the kids can still go to the games room or swim in the pool.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 8.
P & O Cruises
P & O Cruises have always provided fantastic holidays for us. My kids love it.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 9.
Fraser Lodge Holiday Park
Fraser Lodge Holiday Park at Hervey Bay. Cabins are great, walking distance to the beach, playground, tennis court and two swimming pools. Happy kids, happy holiday!
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 10.
Girraween Environmental Lodge
Girraween Environmental Lodge is right next door to the National park for non campers! They are family friendly and have a pool and lots of short walks. Shops close by for top ups. self catering a fave in our family.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 11.
Carla Mason We recently had a 3 day break at Jacaranda Cottages just outside Maleny. A selection of holiday houses/cottages to choose from and the people are super friendly and helpful. A short distance to Australia Zoo and the Sunshine Coast. It is on a property and the kids are allowed to roam around the property. The houses are well kited out and the one we stayed in had a highchair, cot, and lego!!! Would def stay there again!!
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 12.
Coochiemudlo Island is so close to Brisbane and perfect for young children.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 13.
The Bunya Mountains
Bunya Mountains have a whole village of gorgeous houses for rent! kangas and birds everywhere, greta for littlies.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 14.
Caloundra – bulcock beach and happy valley.
Caloundra – bulcock beach and happy valley. We stay at waterview resort. Everything in walking distance and not overcrowded. My kids are 4 and almost 2 we go every Christmas. For camping Boreen Point at Lake Cootharaba is great. There are also holiday houses to let and a great pub.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 15.
Twin waters resort on sunshine coast
Twin waters resort on sunshine coast, the grand mecure apt there are awesome as are the facilities at the novotel , it’s all in same resort..And, from another mum Also agree with Twin Waters we’ve been there so many times over the years, great facilities like kayaking, bike hire, water trampoline, pools etc
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 16.
Paradise Palms at Cairns
Paradise Palms at Cairns, has pools and huge adventure playground complete with jumping pillow, jumping castle, several playgrounds that are age rated. Golf course, mini golf for kids.. amazing food. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.271566009529882.71602.212406542112496
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 17.
Murphys Creek Escape.
Murphys Creek Escape. It’s a great bush retreat. We have 2 kids under 4 and they had a ball exploring.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 18.
A range of houses at affordable prices makes this a lovely destination for Brisbane families. We managed to get a house for 6 in Sept school holidays, 300m from the beach for $750- including TV, washing machine and dryer.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 19.
Rainbow Beach – we hired a house at rainbow shores, just a short 100m walk through bush to the beach, some are also dog friendly.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 20.
Farm stays like Lillydale or Soluthurn
Farm stays like Lillydale or Soluthurn
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 21.
The retreat beach houses
The retreat beach houses, peregian beach is great for a family holiday. Self contained beach houses, no roads to cross to the beach, awesome restaurants at the village and a lagoon style pool great for toddlers They also have beach toys, games and movies to borrow which makes it all a bit easier. Not as cheap as some of the stuff on the Goldie but when you factor in space and the ability to cook all your own meals its a dead winner for us.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 22.
Big 4 maroochy palms at maroochydore
Big 4 maroochy palms at maroochydore. Brilliant..And from another mum Maroochy palms big 4 at maroochydore, cabins even have a child gate at the front steps to keep them in. cabins or camping. activities, free kids train rides daily jumping pillow pools playground, kids club put put
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 23.
Kurrimine beach caravan and holiday park
We went up north in may with our then 22month old and 7month old. We stayed at kurrimine beach caravan and holiday park. It was fantastic. They have an outdoor play ground suitable for crawling bubs up to older kids, a giant jumping pillow which both ours loved, an indoor games, blocks and art room, pool, onsite shop with some essentials and foods,and outside undercover movie and bbq area. They have caravan, camping and cabins. 200m walk to the beach. It was great and the perfect time of the year to visit, we are planning on making it our holiday destination as often as possible!
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 24.
Cotton Tree Caravan Park
Nice and affordable beach front cabins and caravans with a lovely stretch of calm water perfect for littlies.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 25.
Gympie Terrace at Noosaville
We LOVE to stay on Gympie Terrace at Noosaville, it’s perfect for kids and parents, great river for kids to swim and play in, with plenty of shade (trees) no big waves, which we love. Excellent park which goes for ages with walking/bike pathes, playgrounds. Then theres the amazing restaurants and great takeaways. Not to far to the beach at Noosa, more shopping and nature walks. So much to do, we love it!!!!
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 26.
Princess Palms at Palm Beach
Princess Palms at Palm Beach is fabulous. Hotel has pool, tennis court, small kids park and fabulous views if the beach. Best of all no road to cross to get to beach, river, pirate park or the brilliant child friendly cafe which are all a 30 second walk out the back gate. Also staff at hotel could not have been more friendly
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destination 27.
Zanzibar on the Esplanade at Mooloolaba
Zanzibar on the Esplanade at Mooloolaba-we have three kids 2, 5 and 7.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 28.
Peppers at Kingscliff
Peppers at Kingscliff (the most amazing pool)-we have three kids 2, 5 and 7.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 29.
Little Cove or Hastings St at Noosa
Little Cove or Hastings St at Noosa we have three kids 2, 5 and 7.
QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations 30.
Darlington Beach Resort & Holiday Park
Darlington Beach Resort & Holiday Park is fantastic and not too far away. My son wants to move there!
Finding suitable QLD Family Friendly Holiday Destinations is always a challenge but we hope the above suggestions give you somewhere to start. Should you wish to add anything or give a review of a destination then feel to leave in comments or email us at [email protected]