Aussie Family Holiday Guides

Whether it's a driving holiday a few hours from home, or flying to the other side of the continent, planning your family holiday can be a strain. There are so many hotels to choose from!  Finding a hotel with the right mix of activities for the kids, accommodation to suit a family and a great location close to all the sights can be a nightmare.  Wake up! has simplified the planning process to make your next family getaway a true holiday and not a chore.

To help you plan your Aussie family holidays (and keep the kids un-bored), we’ve added some fun Family Holiday Guides to the site. Each one includes:

* 3 days worth of cool places and stuff to eat, play, see and do
* highly recommended hotels for families

Click on a city below to view our Family Holiday Guide for that destination
Gold Coast

5 self rated
8 Whiteman Street Melbourne 3006 Australia

Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marble bathrooms.Eac...more

4 star
Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802 Australia

Mantra Club Croc features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a garden and terrace in Airlie Beach. Featuring a bar, the resort is close to several noted attractions, around less than 1 km from...more

5 self rated
34 Esplanade Cairns 4870 Australia

Experience a sense of luxury at Hilton Cairns, located on the Cairns Esplanade. Boasting an absolute waterfront location, this property is located just 2 minutes’ walk from the Reef Departure Terminal...more

4 star
Corner Ocean Ave and Gold Coast Highway Gold Coast 4217 Australia

Relax in either the indoor or the outdoor pool at Mantra Sun City, located in the heart of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.You can workout in the fitness centre or play a game of tennis on the hote...more

5 star
Resort Drive Hamilton Island 4803 Australia

Boasting an infinity pool and a private beach area, this resort offers adult only, beachfront accommodation with free WiFi and free airport/hotel transfers. Each room has a private balcony with stunni...more

4 self rated
Resort Drive Hamilton Island 4803 Australia

Located directly opposite Catseye Beach, Reef View Hotel features a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool. Each room offers free WiFi and a private balcony overlooking the gardens or the Coral Sea...more

4 self rated
20 Runnymede Street Hobart 7004 Australia

Just 2 minutes' walk from Sullivan's Cove and Salamanca Place, this restored mansion in Hobart offers modern accommodation with flat-screen cable TV and panoramic views of the harbour, mountain, city...more

3 self rated
6 Adelphi Terrace Adelaide 5045 Australia

Haven Marina is a motel located in Glenelg, overlooking the Holdfast Shores Marina. It offers guest rooms with a water view and balcony, an outdoor swimming pool, free WIFI in the reception only and f...more

4 self rated
100 Murray Street Sydney 2009 Australia

Located just a short stroll from Sydney's premier dining and entertainment district, Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour offers spacious rooms, some with stunning views of the city skyline. It boasts a fit...more

4 self rated
1 Padbury Circle, Sorrento Perth 6020 Australia

Quality Resort Sorrento Beach offers free WiFi access and hot or continental breakfast, available daily. The spacious studio rooms and self-contained apartments at Quality Resort Sorrento Beach are ri...more

4 self rated
64 Cavenagh St Darwin 0800 Australia

Surrounded by tropical gardens, with swimming pools and a waterfall at its centre, Travelodge Resort Darwin offers fully refurbished accommodation in a tropical oasis, in the heart of Darwin city cent...more

3 self rated
208 South Terrace Adelaide 5000 Australia

The Terrace Hotel Adelaide is a 4.5-star hotel overlooking the picturesque South Parklands. Facilities include an on-site restaurant and meeting rooms. Guests enjoy free WiFi.The views from the rooms...more

5 star
233 Victoria Square Adelaide 5000 Australia

Set in the heart of Adelaide city overlooking Victoria Square, Hilton Adelaide boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a tennis court with a jogging track. Guests enjoy spa...more

4 star
101-105 The Esplanade Cairns 4870 Australia

Located on the Cairns Esplanade in the city centre, Mantra Trilogy offers spacious accommodation with private balconies overlooking the pool, mountains or ocean. The lagoon-style swimming pool has oce...more

4 star
42 Grosvenor Street, Sandy Bay Hobart 7005 Australia

Grosvenor Court is located in the quiet streets of Sandy Bay within easy walking distance to Hobart CBD (Central Business District).Grosvenor Court provides fully self-contained spacious studio and 2-...more

5 self rated
199 George Street Sydney 2000 Australia

Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers complimentary Premium WiFi, a bar, restaurant, fitness centre and swimming pool. Situated in Sydney CBD (Central Business District) and the...more

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