We think Australia is the ultimate destination for a family holiday. If you want to experience the best of the beach culture, relaxed lifestyle, luxury holiday homes and amazing restaurants then we recommend the East Coast. The best time to visit is between November and April so you can experience the warm Aussie Summer. We have compiled what we believe is the Ultimate Family Holiday to Australia, with something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Firstly, our largest and most spectacular city. Sydney is a great place to begin your Aussie vacation. You will be amazed by the inner city wonders like The Opera House, Sydney Harbour bridge, The Rocks and The Royal Botanic Gardens. The kids will love a cruise around Darling Harbour, a visit to the Aquarium or Museum. Dine at a leading harbour side restaurant and take in the city by night. The beauty of Sydney is you can be in the middle of a bustling city and yet only a short car ride from a stunning beach like Bondi or Manly.
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Where to stay: Bronte Villa 549
Bronte beach is a family favourite. The grassy beach side hill is a great spot for a picnic. There are family friendly restaurants within walking distance and plenty of space for children to play. Like to keep fit on vacation? Walk or run the Bronte to Bondi track in the morning so you can take in the sunrise or have a dip in the ocean pool. Check out our Bronte beach villas.
2. Byron Bay
Fly from Sydney to Ballina airport and drive to Byron Bay. The welcome sign that greets you in Byron Bay says ‘Cheer up, Slow down and Chill out’ and when you arrive in Byron It’s impossible not to obey. This small beach side surf town is a place for relaxation and rejuvenation but also offers so many outdoor activities. There are beaches where you can learn to kayak, paddle board or surf. Walk the coastline and spot whales and dolphins. See the rain forest on a Hinterland trek. Taste Modern Australian cuisine at its freshest. Find inner peace at a day spa or yoga retreat.
Where to stay: Byron Bay Villa 5777
If you’d rather leave the car at home and make your way around by foot we recommend staying close to town. In town you have a great range of high end and casual restaurants, excellent shops, pubs with live music, The outdoor space at Byron Bay Villa 5777 with swimming pool, pizza oven and manicured garden will keep every family member happy.
3. Gold Coast or Noosa
We recommend a drive up the scenic coastline through the green fields to the Gold Coast (45 mins from Byron Bay) or Noosa (3.5hrs from Byron Bay). The Gold Coast is popular with families for the theme parks. Noosa is also extremely popular over the summer with families due to the calm beaches, top restaurants and easy living. A visit to the Australia Zoo for a Koala cuddle along the way is a must.
Where to stay: Noosa Villa 5119
This family villa has a jetty to moor your boat or to fish from. Go paddle boarding out front or relax by the swimming pool. The shops, beach and restaurants are within walking distance. Check out our Noosa Family villas.
4. Hamilton Island
Saving the best for last, Hamilton Island is perhaps the most amazing destination of all. Charter a yacht around the Whitsundays and scuba or snorkel to see The Great Barrier Reef in all its natural glory. Sail to picturesque Whitehaven beach, often voted one of the most beautiful in the world. Most of the car-free island is covered in natural bush land allowing you to see native animals in their natural habitat.
Where to stay: Hamilton Island Villa 5698
The fusion of contemporary design and clever use of space enables this villa to maximise the beauty of nature. A remarkable and highly acclaimed property, Villa 5698 has ocean views from various aspects of the property. The ultimate Hamilton Island villa to end your ultimate family holiday to Australia,
Villa Getaways have been creating vacations in Australia for our discerning clientele for over 8 years now. Our website features 400 private villas in the best locations. Our Australian based team are on hand throughout your stay and to provide assistance, advice and recommendations to ensure you have the most enjoyable and memorable stay.
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