Australia’s Best Family Holiday Spots for 2021 Revealed

Itching to get out of the house but not sure where to go? We are now all fully aware of how quickly restrictions can happen across Australia which makes even family travel within Australia a little bit tricky for now.

But… if you are keen to book a trip away for 2021, here are some best places for families to visit, as reported by Finder.

How many of these Australia family holiday spots have you already visited?

10. Mount Hotham, Victoria

The reason? Snow!! Yep, this is one of the most popular places to explore the wondrous white stuff and it’s perfect for kiddies of all ages too. Mount Hotham gives families a peak of a proper ski holiday without the costs and restrictions of traveling to say, Canada and New Zealand.

There are year-round activities at Mount Hotham too, including the DP Tube Park.

9. Hobart, Tasmania

Tassie wins when it comes to great family road trip destinations as you can see a whole lot without having to be stuck in the car with your kids for too long. Some hot spots to see – Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Tahune Forest.

8. Sydney, New South Wales

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Sydney makes the top 10 best Australia family holiday destinations, securing #8 this year. There is always child-friendly fun to be found in Sydney and plenty of great places to explore – the Blue Mountains, Taronga Zoo, the Powerhouse Museum, not to mention Darlington Harbour!

If you’ve got kids over 8, check out the Sydney BridgeClimb – a great bonding experience and what a view!

 7. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

It’s a bit of a trek, we know, but if you ever find yourself in the Northern Territory, don’t miss Kakadu National Park! Be prepared to sweat as you explore this beautiful land and cool off in the many waterfalls.

Kakadu National Park is definitely one to add to your family bucket list! An adventure indeed.

6. Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Two words: marine life! If you love the water and all things about it, then you’ll love Rotty Island. There are a grand total of 65 pristine beaches to explore and plenty to do on and off the water.

5. Canberra, ACT

If you’re after a city break, Canberra is an excellent choice. Rich in culture and education, you’ve got an abundance of museums to visit, plus great monuments to see. This is an ideal place for a weekend escape with the fam.

4. Kangaroo Island, South Australia


If you’re near Adelaide, then we highly recommend a trek to Kangaroo Island, just a hop, skip and a scenic ferry from Cape Jervis. Amazing scenery, wildlife, and powder-soft sand. What more could you ask for?

3. Coffs Harbour, NSW

There’s so much more to Coffs than just their big banana! The beaches are stunning, for one and the marine park is ace. Definitely worth a visit!

2. Gold Coast, Queensland

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The Gold Coast has a lot to offer families – beaches, theme parks and a vibrant atmosphere, plus it’s close to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. You can’t beat the weather either!

Our top pick for places to stay HAS to be Paradise Resort. They’ve got amazing deals year-round and their resort has been voted the best for families several years in a row. You should see their kids’ club!

1. Cairns, Queensland

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The top pick for Australia family holiday spots? Head to the tropics! Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef secured the top spot this year and, well, I won’t lie, it’s pretty darned terrific up here. This is where my family and I live and there is so much to love – the beaches, the reef, the rainforest, the creeks, the waterfalls. There are playgrounds, waterparks and indoor activities for kids of all ages too.

A bit of advice from a local though – avoid coming in January and February – it’s sooo stinkin’ hot! Oh, and watch for crocs!

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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