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Top 10 Family Holidays

In the lead up to school holidays, we're sharing a series of features designed to inspire family holiday fun!

Whether it's a weekend away, family holiday or simply time to escape the daily grind and enjoy some fun family time, Australia has a host of brilliant holiday hot spots.

In our first family holiday story, we're sharing the Top 10 Family Holiday Houses & Resorts, guaranteed to house the whole family and more in style and comfort. Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming features in the series including kid friendly wineries and what's new on the Gold Coast.

To save you time, we've gathered alluxia's Top 10 Family Holiday Accommodation:


Q1 Resort & Spa, Gold Coast QLD
Nothing says family fun in the sun than the Gold Coast and what better place to stay than the iconic Q1 Resort & Spa. This landmark resort rises 322.5m above the ocean with Australia's only beachside observation desk located on Level 77 offering 360 degree views of the dazzling Gold Coast. Back on ground level you have plenty of resort pools to choose from and onsite dining at Longboards Eatery & Bar for gourmet burgers across the road from the beach. Within easy reach of Gold Coast theme parks too!


A Summer Cottage, Bryon Bay NSW
One of our favourite houses in Byron Bay, this hidden gem is located in a quiet street within walking distance to Byron Bay town centre. The house is super stylish, yet comfortably relaxed for breezy summer holidays. Complete with a private heated swimming pool, cubby house and sandpit you'll hardly want to leave your holiday haven to head to the beach!


Witta Circle, Noosa Sunshine Coast QLD
If you have a whole tribe to accommodate, perhaps holidaying with another family, this is the ultimate holiday house for you! Witta Circle is a luxury holiday house with private pool, entertaining area, poolside bar and BBQ area. Upstairs there is plenty of luxurious bedrooms and a parent's retreat, while the kids can sleep in stylish bunk bed rooms. There is plenty to see and do on the Sunshine Coast with kids including a visit to Australia Zoo, Underwater World, exploring Noosa National Park or simply hit the beach!


St Jerome's The Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Like camping but want something a little more luxe? Check out St Jerome's The Hotel, high above the Melbourne CBD on the rooftop of Melbourne Central. These ultra cool luxe tents have a host of inclusions including a complimentary fully stocked esky with your favourite beverages and you can arrange Grill'd sliders and chips to be delivered to your tent! St Jerome's is kid friendly and can provide an air mattress and extra bedding for an additional $50.


Smiths Beach Resort, Margaret River WA
No matter what your family size, Smiths Beach Resort can accommodate you from a one bedroom beach shack to the ultra luxe 4 bedroom beach house. You're absolute beachfront and perfectly positioned to take in the magnificent Western Australian coastline. The resort boasts onsite restaurants, swimming pool & tennis court and plenty of activities can be arranged including horse riding, caving and mountain biking.


Beachview Bellerive, Hobart TAS
Tasmania is a favourite destination and base yourself in style at Beachview Bellerive. This stylish house will feel like a home away from home with 3 luxurious bedrooms. Just 10 minutes from the centre of Hobart, Bellerive has plenty of attractions to explore including walking and cycling tracks and is opposite International Blundstone Arena. If you're venturing further afield, a water taxi from Bellerive Boardwalk will take you directly to Salamanca and the city.


C-Vue Lorne, Great Ocean Road, VIC
Great Ocean Road is a great family destination with plenty of surf beaches and activities such as visiting the Australian National Surfing Museum, Otway National Park and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Base yourself in this contemporary four bedroom holiday house ideal for families or groups to enjoy the Great Ocean Road in style.


Stones Throw Cottage, Newcastle NSW
Newcastle is so hot right now, a coastal cool, relaxed city that offers great value for families. This renovated two-bedroom holiday house is an easy walk to the beach, family friendly cafes and restaurants in Darby Street and Newcastle Art Gallery.


Aquabelle Apartments, Mornington Peninsula VIC
Enjoy beachside luxury in this stylish boutique accommodation perfect for family holidays in the seaside town of Rye. Relax and reconnect with family at Aquabelle, the perfect base to explore all the Mornington Peninsula has to offer including Maze adventures, mini-golf, tree surfing and more. Stay tuned for our next story on kid friendly wineries in the Mornington Peninsula.


Aqua Luxury Apartments, Hervey Bay QLD
Hervey Bay is a great value family destination with plenty of beaches, water sports and whale watching on offer. Aqua Luxury Apartments has two Penthouse style apartments, each with three bedrooms and stunning views of the bay. For your sanity, there is a tapas restaurant & wine bar on the ground floor. How convenient!

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