Queensland is an incredible destination to visit, from the sprawling beaches to the incredible sights to see. For families, it is truly one of Australia’s best holiday destinations. Navigating the sights on offer and making plans can be an unenviable task to do before the trip. So if you’re taking the family to visit Queensland next, consider this simple guide for parents to get you started.
Two words to make any children get excited and probably a few adults too. The Gold Coast in Queensland’s South East is home to some of the best theme parks in the country. Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild… there is something for every member of the family.
Many of the holiday providers offer great Gold Coast holiday deals which include family passes or discounts on tickets to all the parks. These deals are a great way to experience the theme parks and everything the Gold Coast has to offer. The kids won’t soon forget a holiday to the Gold Coast or the fact their parents made it happen.
To the north
Cairns is arguably one of the most family-friendly destinations in Queensland for a holiday. With a beautiful climate, rainforests and scenic railways, Cairns has a lot to offer the travelling family. A great option for family trips in Cairns is to explore the Great Barrier Reef and take the opportunity to enjoy some snorkelling with the kids. With unparalleled views, the Great Barrier Reef is a fantastic, once in a lifetime experience to enjoy with your family. Add to that, the beautiful Daintree Rainforest and the Skyrail experience and you’ve got the makings of an amazing trip.
One of the great gifts left behind by the amazing Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo, is a must-do on any family holiday to Queensland. With an impressive array of wildlife and shows that are sure to entertain the kids, the Australia Zoo is an experience that the kids will be talking about for years to come. From crocodiles to tortoises that are centuries old, the kids will experience animals they’ve only read about in storybooks or seen in movies. Located just perfectly between Brisbane and the glorious Sunshine Coast, the arrival destination is your choice to make as well.
Queensland is home to some of the county's most scenic and beautiful islands. These islands on the surface may not seem like a family destination, but dig a little deeper and you’ll see the real truth. These islands offer a family retreat, beaches unrivalled anywhere else in the country, and the chance to experience a slice of the country not many have the chance to.
One such island is Tangalooma Island Resort where you can experience dolphins up close and personal, as well as white sandy beaches. Island getaways can also be much easier when you stay at a resort with a kids retreat, allowing the parents to enjoy a little alone time on the holiday as well.
Tucked away on the coast just 2 hours from Brisbane and slightly north of the Sunshine Coast is Noosa, a dreamy beachside township with so much offer. Noosa boasts incredible eateries, beaches and a National park that is sure to keep the entire family entertained. Whether staying on the bustling Hastings street in the heart of Noosa or grabbing those ocean or river views on the hill in Noosaville, this spot is a must consider for any parents. Whether it’s a hike in the park, a day at the beach or a kayak down the Noosa River, the family will be spoilt for choice when Noosa is the destination.
Queensland is truly an unforgettable experience for the whole family and a holiday you’ll all be raving about for years to come. For any parent planning the next trip to Queensland, consider this guide to get you started today.