Planning your next family vacation? Look no further than these family-friendly destinations to create a memorable family holiday that everyone will enjoy. From the tropical allure of Cairns to the unique offerings of Launceston, each location promises a unique experience for your family to cherish.

Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome

Cairns

An ideal family-friendly destination, Cairns offers the perfect blend of natural wonders, adventure, and cultural experiences. The city serves as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, making it an ideal base for families seeking both relaxation and adventure. Head out to the reef on a day trip, or stay local and cool off at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, a refreshing oasis surrounded by lush parklands and playgrounds.  For a quick adventure fix, venture north to the picturesque village of Kuranda on the Scenic Railway and explore the world’s oldest living tropical rainforest. There, you’ll find family-friendly spots like the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Butterfly Sanctuary. When evening falls, head back to central Cairns to enjoy the range of dining options from casual eats and fun shopping at the Cairns Night Market to upscale eats along the Esplanade.

For the ultimate accommodation options, stay at Park Regis Piermonde Apartments, perfect for larger families and small groups. Located in the heart of Cairns, enjoy the spacious and stylish self-contained apartments with an outdoor spa, pool, and BBQ area. Alternatively, drop your bags off at Park Regis City Quays, which is located just a short stroll from the Esplanade, providing a welcoming stay, featuring a rooftop sundeck, BBQ area, and outdoor swimming pool.

Castle Hill, Townsville, QLD

Townsville

Get ready for some serious family fun in Townsville, with this coastal gem bursting with attractions for all ages. Check in to the centrally located, family-friendly Park Regis Anchorage Townsville to make the most of your stay, and the location. Situated in the cosmopolitan Palmer Street dining precinct, the hotel is perfectly located to explore the nearby eateries and shops, all within easy walking distance. After an exciting day of exploration, unwind in the comfort of a spacious and modern hotel rooms, or choose an apartment for bigger groups needing more space.

Venturing out, the family is sure to enjoy the Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, providing an immersive and educational experience without the need to get wet. Discover the vibrant coral formations, observe marine life, and engage in interactive exhibits. Spend a day venturing to Castle Hill, a prominent pink granite monolith in the city centre, which offers panoramic views of Townsville, easily accessible by vehicle or walking tracks. Also make to head to The Strand, a waterfront promenade featuring water parks, playgrounds, and family-friendly eateries. For an added dose of adventure, don’t miss Magnetic Island, just a short ferry ride away, where beautiful beaches and wildlife encounters create a memorable family day out in Townsville.

Kiff and Culture

Brisbane

Brisbane, the lively capital city of Queensland, stands out as an incredible family-friendly destination, offering a diverse range of attractions and activities. Opt for a comfortable and convenient stay at Park Regis North Quay, ideal for families with its spacious refurbished rooms and central location. Positioned just a short stroll away from the bustling heart of Brisbane’s business and entertainment districts, as well as shopping, dining, and Suncorp Stadium, the hotel ensures a convenient and accessible stay.

After dropping your bags, begin your trip by exploring South Bank with its Streets Beach, parklands, and cultural institutions like the Queensland Museum. Something the kids will love – take a short drive, bus ride, or river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, where you can interact with koalas, kangaroos, and other native Australian wildlife. Experience the ultimate view of iconic landmarks like Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge, South Bank, and the city centre with a cruise along the Brisbane River. For a touch of adventure, visit the Wheel of Brisbane at South Bank, a giant observation wheel providing panoramic views for a unique and memorable experience for both children and adults.