Time to book your family holiday, but you don’t know where to go? Beaches, fun parks, cities, bush, snow – Australia has so much to offer that it’s no wonder you’re finding it hard to choose! Take some inspiration from other Australians, who have shared the destinations they’re most likely to visit in the next 2 years.
The most wanted state
A recent Ray Morgan research found that 46% of Australian families would like to go to Queensland for their holidays, closely followed by Victoria (45%) and NSW (43%). The Sunshine State provides everything the families are looking for – beautiful beaches, plenty of outdoor fun, warm weather and theme parks. It also has a great choice of family-friendly accommodation with parents’ favourite feature, kids’ clubs.
The most wanted destination
As far as individual destinations go, here are the top 5 winners as revealed by Ray Morgan Research:
5. The north coast of NSW
This is a perfect choice if you want a beach holiday and lots of outdoor action. Popular activities include nature walks, diving and whale watching.
4. The Great Ocean Road
Want to take a road trip? Look no further. The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, offering both natural beauty and cultural attractions, with charming coastal towns where you can take a break along the way.
If you’re looking for a city-based experience, Sydney offers a range of attractions for families, including museums, beaches, performances and wildlife parks. The city comes alive in school holidays. There are activities for kids everywhere and lots of them are free.
2. Surfers Paradise
It’s no surprise that Surfers Paradise is close to the top, with so many family-friendly resorts and close proximity to every kid’s dream – the theme parks. You don’t have to wonder how to entertain the kids, take them to a park and you know they’ll love it.
25% of Australian families said they would like to visit Melbourne for their family holiday. You definitely won’t run out of things to do there with so many museums and cultural events, and the adult part of the family can indulge in some shopping.
Still struggling to choose your family holiday destination? Here’s something that will help. Close your eyes and relax. Imagine your prefect holiday. Where are you? What are you doing? What are your kids doing (important!)? How are you feeling? Now that you’ve got a better idea of what you want, take your pick!
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