Every family deserves a holiday vacation for at least a couple of days a year (preferably a couple of months!). Isn’t it great to unwind and bond with the kids in a sandy beach resort; making precious memories that will last a lifetime? That is why we’ve compiled some of the best holiday destinations you can enjoy with the company of your family, within the country and just outside of it.
We’re all keen for a holiday so let’s get started:
Bali is one of the most sought after holiday hotspots for Australians. The best beach resorts in Bali are found along the southern coastline of the island, some with private beaches but all of them only steps
away from soft golden sand.There are so many watersport activities to choose from that can be enjoyed by everyone in your family. Bali also boasts of world class dining and spa facilities to cater to your needs at great prices when comparing them to back home.
The majority of the beach resorts are situated in the southern beach resort areas of Nusa Dua, Seminyak and Jimbaran, with some more remote but magical places like Lovina in the island’s north and Tabanan in the west. Keep in mind the areas near Seminyak are where all the action is but sometimes this isn’t always a good thing. Take the time to get out and explore the rest of the island. There are countless inland delights like Ubud hiding away in Bali’s inner region that are definitely worth a visit.
If you’re planning on staying a little while longer, a trip across to Lembongan island is a nice option to add to the itinerary. Some great surf at the well respected playgrounds break and lots of amazing snorkelling for when the waves are flat.
Fun fact, Samoa is the first country to meet the rising sun, every day of course! With fabulous summer weather here, you and your family can enjoy the exotic cuisine while relaxing on the sandy beaches, discovering waterfalls and exploring rainforests. Samoa is the ranked the second best holiday spot for Aussies to visit. A holiday in Samoa will surely be an unforgettable one.
If you prefer a lovely quiet location with beautiful sandy beaches, then New Caledonia is the place you need to go. New Caledonia is one of the few gorgeous holiday spots in the world where a day at the beach is enough to crown a perfect vacation. However, it can get a little noisy there during peak seasons (because of its ideal family oriented location), so it’s better to go off season, for a more relaxed holiday vibe. The cultural experience is also great for the family.
Closer to home, Australia also has some of the best holiday spots for local and international tourists. Some of the best locations for a family would include:
Sydney: Sydney Harbour Bridge
The capital of Australia can be an overlooked but brilliant place to visit. A tour on the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be in interesting holiday activity where visitors can enjoy spectacular views over the harbour and city. For an overview on the bridge’s history and construction, it’s a great idea to visit the museum in the south-eastern pier.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a popular worldwide tourist destination and it is popularly known as “the Coat hanger”, due to its impressive construction. There are a number of hotels situated within its surroundings, primarily because visitors enjoy the spectacular view. The bridge was completed in 1932 and it rises an impressive 134 metres above the harbour. It’s also approximately 500 metres long, connecting Sydney’s harbour shore to the central business district.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is an enormous and beautiful reef and is known to be one of the biggest known living structures on earth. It’s so big that it’s visible from space! The reef has delicate living life forms and is one of the most protected ecosystems in Australia (debatable nowadays!).
The most preferred water sports would be diving and snorkelling so that you could see the wonderful marine life. Hotels around this area also offer world class services and facilities; including activities the young ones can enjoy. Your experience at the Great Barrier Reef will be mind-blowing and an unforgettable one for you and your family. If you’re up for a challenge, perhaps a spearfishing adventure or a sailing course will help keep the older ones entertained! Learn some more interesting facts about the Great Barrier Reef here.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park (formerly known as Ayers Rock), is one of the most renowned sandstorm rocks formed in northern Australia. The red monolith, which also contains inscriptions done by the indigenous people, forms the centrepiece of the park. The inscriptions were written by the native aboriginals; the Anangu people; who were also the naming fathers of the area. The monolith rises to a height of 348 metres from the surrounding environment and is as imposing a structure as you will ever see in real life!
In the evenings, tourists gather to watch the park transform in the sunset. This is an incredible place suitable for a family holiday. Camping options are also available with hotels around for those who aren’t so into the idea of roughing it, although with the star show on display, sleeping under the stars is a must. All in all, this is a fabulous tourist location that one should not miss out on. Check out the Parks Australia site for more info.
So with these great destinations in mind, which one would you choose to visit with your family next holiday season? Did we leave out your favourite spot? let us know in the comments section or on our Facebook.