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!  Hotel.com.au 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
Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Darwin
Gold Coast
Hobart
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney
Whitsundays


3 star
122 Ferny Avenue Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
Located in Surfers Paradise, Paradise Resort Gold Coast is by the ocean and minutes from King Tutts Putt Putt and Slingshot. This family-friendly resort is within close proximity of Adrenalin Park and Budds Beach.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 358 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigera...more
3.5 star
70 Pier Street Perth 6000 Australia
A stay at Pensione Hotel Perth places you in the heart of Perth, walking distance from St. Mary's Cathedral and Perth Concert Hall. This hotel is within close proximity of Perth Mint and Central Park Tower.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 98 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and...more
4 star
18-26 Cannon Street Manunda 4870 Australia
With a stay at Cairns Colonial Club Resort in Manunda (Cairns), you'll be minutes from Rondo Theatre and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Flecker Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 345 air-conditioned guestro...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 stunning Coral Sea views. Surrounded by tropical gardens, Beach Club offers a free chauffeur service to ta...more
4 star
Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Ideally located on Shute Harbour Road, Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach is just a short walk from Whitsunday Shopping Centre and 5 minutes’ drive from the main street. It features a traditional Queenslander exterior, with contemporary interiors and modern conveniences. Most rooms offer views over the ga...more
3 self rated
6 Adelphi Terrace Adelaide 5045 Australia
Haven Marina Glenelg is a boutique-style property in Glenelg, overlooking the Holdfast Shores Marina. Facilities include outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and free parking. Please note that pets can be accommodated on request basis only and charges apply. Glenelg Beach is only a 2-minute stroll from...more
0 star
249-263 Great Eastern Highway Geelong 6104 Australia
When you stay at Country Comfort Inter City Hotel Perth in Belmont, you'll be near the airport and close to Ascot Racecourse and WACA Ground. This 4-star motel is within close proximity of Tranby House and Burswood Dome.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 100 air-conditioned rooms featuring re...more
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. Each room includes a large plasma-screen TV with laptop video-on-demand system, an iPod docking statio...more
4 star
26-32 Marina Boulevard Cullen Bay Darwin 0802 Australia
With a stay at Cullen Bay Resorts in Larrakeyah, you'll be in the entertainment district and minutes from Cullen Bay Marina, and close to SKYCITY Casino. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Mindil Beach and George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 157...more
4 self rated
208 South Terrace Adelaide 5000 Australia
Sage Hotel Adelaide is a 4.5-star hotel overlooking the picturesque South Parklands. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant and meeting rooms. Guests enjoy free WiFi. The views from the rooms on the higher floors extend east to the Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty or west over...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 spacious modern rooms, a restaurant and a lobby lounge and bar. Guests can explore Adelaide's Central M...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 ocean views. The open-plan rooms at Mantra Trilogy are air conditioned and include cable TV and en suit...more

Mantra Sun City

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 hotel tennis courts. The property is a 25-minute drive from a range of theme parks including Dreamworld...more
4 self rated
100 Murray Street Sydney 2009 Australia
Located 3 minutes’ walk from Harbourside Shopping Centre in Sydney CBD (Central Business District), Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour offers spacious rooms, some with stunning views of the city skyline. It boasts a fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis court and 30 minutes of free WiFi...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 and a 5-minute walk to the CBD and Cairns Convention Centre. Hilton Cairns offers stylish rooms, al...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. Free return Hamilton Island Airport transfers or marina to hotel transfers are included. Reef View...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 or park. Free off-street parking is available for guests. Located in the heart of Battery Point Vill...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 right on the beachfront, on Western Australia’s Sunset Coast, 25 minutes' by car from Perth. Enjoy you...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 a tropical oasis in the heart of Darwin city centre. Free WiFi is provided. All rooms are air-conditioned and include cable TV, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, and a refrigerator. S...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-bedroom apartments as well as 2, 3-bedroom houses and 1, 4-bedroom house. Each are given a basic da...more
5 self rated
199 George Street Sydney 2000 Australia
Overlooking Sydney's historic Rocks area, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers free WiFi, a bar, restaurant, fitness centre and swimming pool. Situated in Sydney CBD (Central Business District), it features luxurious rooms with panoramic views over the iconic Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. All ro...more

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