Get ready. Here are the very best family holidays for this summer.

The end of the year is the perfect time to get away and we have complied the ultimate list of the very best family holidays from Holidays with Kids, Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor.

Travelling with tots experts, Holidays with Kids, has announced the winners of its best family resorts and we are ready to book.

1. Sea World Resort & Waterpark

Based on the Gold Coast, the 4.5-star resort is right next door to Sea World. A five star reviewer on Tripadvisor says it is  “all you need in one place”.

2. Turtle Beach Resort


Another Gold Coast win. TripAdvisor rates it as s the number one hotel in Mermaid Beach.

“We had a family trip of 15.  Six kids, nine adults. And it was a perfect place for both Adults and Kids. Close to town, beach, shopping mall and even the theme parks. Would highly recommend staying here,” said one reviewer.

3. Daydream Island Resort & Spa

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Still in Queensland but amid the islands off the Great Barrier Reef. Surrounded by aquamarine water, this island is one of the best in the Whitsundays. A cheaper option than other islands and a relaxed vibe makes it very kid-friendly.


4. RACV Noosa Resort

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This five star resort matches Noosa’s luxury lifestyle. They have a kids club and children’s dining options.

5. Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel.

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The only NSW winner in the top ten, this Blue Mountains resort has a host of activities for kids including tennis, golf and a maze.

Queensland tops TripAdvisor’s awards

Queensland has also topped the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners for best family hotel, based on millions of reviews.

1. Sea World Resort & Waterpark (again)

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2. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

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3. NRMA Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park

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Best family holidays around the globe.

If you are looking to get further away, Lonely Planet has complied a list of their top places for family holiday adventure for the best family holidays.

1. Iceland

2. New Zealand

3. Marrakesh, Morocco

4. Snowdonia, UK

5. Washington, D.C.

Sourced from TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and Holidays with Kids.

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