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"Family Travel Australia - keeping the kids happy!"

Whilst we did most of our travelling as a couple, we've now entered the next phase of our lives, travelling with kids! Australia certainly has some great destinations for the whole family to enjoy but it can take a bit more thought and preparation.

We certainly tend to stay in apartment type hotels so we have more flexibility when it comes to meal times for example. And even I will phone the local travel agent to help organise and book everything, just to make things easier....which is why I've teamed up with Flight Centre, my favourite local travel agent, to bring you ideas for family Australian Holidays .

Top Ten Family Holidays Spots in Australia

For a fun holiday that the whole family can enjoy, look no further than your own backyard. From family adventure to beach side fun, Australian holidays have something for everyone. Kids will love spotting wildlife, swimming in protected beaches or skiing down slopes while you soak up the beautiful scenery. Here are our top ten picks for family travel Australia.

The Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast is a long time family favourite and a perfect destination for family travel Australia. It is here that all ages can enjoy fun in the surf, fishing by the bays and thrills and spills at the surrounding theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World and Movie World. For more information go to Gold Coast Holiday and Gold Coast Theme Parks

Snowy Mountains, New South Wales

Not all family holidays have to be by the beach. Have you thought about taking the kids skiing? Ski holidays are a great way to exercise and have fun in the great outdoors. For the ultimate family ski holiday head to the Snowy Mountains where you’ll find a total of four ski fields to choose from.

Hobart, Tasmania

If the thought of beautiful heritage sites and sea breezes doesn’t grab your kid’s attention, the Cadbury Factory is sure to peak their interest. Laid-back and peaceful, Hobart is the perfect place for families to explore and satisfy their sweet tooth. For more information go to Hobart Australia

Darwin, Northern Territory

Darwin is a great destination to experience Australia’s multicultural side and life in the Top End - a good education piece for Family Travel Australia. The vibrant and tropical city is well geared towards tourists with numerous family friendly resorts available. Away from the resorts you can enjoy a family adventure with a trek through Kakadu National Park or learn about Indigenous culture on a tour. For more information go to Kakadu and Darwin Australia

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Get back to nature and give your kids the opportunity to spot animals in the wild by taking a trip to Kangaroo Island. Located off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island has a number of pristine national parks and conservation areas that are home to fur seals, penguins, echidnas and koalas. For more details go to Kangaroo Island Australia

Broome, Western Australia

Famous for its sunsets, the beachside town of Broome has an energy and atmosphere like no other. Located on the coast of north Western Australia, Broome is a great location for a family beach holiday and family travel Australia. Catch a movie at the world’s oldest outdoor ‘deck chair’ movie theatre, see the ancient dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point, or simply sit back and admire Broome’s beauty. Go to Broome Australia for more details

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

For an affordable beach side holiday, Coffs Harbour is hard to beat. The sea side city is located on the New South Wales coast and has a number of popular family attractions including the Big Banana and the Coffs Harbour Aquarium. The city’s protected beaches also make it an ideal holiday destination for small children. Go to Coffs Harbour Australia

Cairns, Queensland

The Great Barrier Reef is a must-do on any traveller’s list. Kids especially will relish the chance to see and learn about the world’s largest coral reef system. A family holiday in sunny Cairns is the ideal stepping off point to see the reef. In addition to snorkelling and beach activities, the tropical city is also beloved for its spectacular hinterland including the Daintree Rainforest. Go to Great Barrier Reef Australia

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Alice Springs is the perfect place to give your kids a taste of outback Australia and experience family travel Australia. Spark their sense of adventure with a visit to the award winning MacDonnell Ranges Family Park or see a show at the Nature Theatre in Alice Springs National Park and catch a glimpse of some of Australia’s rare native animals. Go to Alice Springs Australia

Lorne, Victoria

Lorne is a jewel along the Great Ocean Road. A beautiful beachside town beloved for its crystal clear waters, long stretches of beach and lush hinterland. Every summer Victorian families head to Lorne to enjoy a beach holiday and attend Falls Festival during the Christmas and New Year’s Period. Go to Great Ocean Drive for more details.

About the Author: Lauren Buvill - I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling you'll find me playing mermaids while snorkelling the reefs of the South Pacific or foraging through the flea markets of Paris.

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