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Top 3 Queensland Family Holiday Destinations

Where to take your kids next…

The Sunshine State makes for a holiday you and the kids will cherish for so many reasons: the perfect climate, gorgeous scenery, friendly faces and endless adventure are just a few. The fact that all this summery tropical goodness is right in our own backyard is an added bonus! But where exactly should you choose in a state that’s bigger than most European countries? At My QLD Holiday, our Holiday Experts have done the hard work for you, with our top 3 destinations for family fun in the sun!

Sunshine Coast

This stretch from Caloundra to Cooloola boasts one of the highest sunshine readings in the wold. It’s a holiday destination with the lot, from pristine beaches to lush hinterland, laidback charm to adrenaline-pumping activities. Just north of Brisbane, it’s perfectly placed for everything from that quick weekend getaway to a longer stay. Noosa will delight if you choose to base yourself there, with all the amenities close at hand, and the Noosa River is perfect for family fishing trips, picnics, swimming or kayaking. The Eumundi Markets, 20 kilometres west of Noosa, are a local institution, perfect to pick up breakfast or lunch and browse the gorgeous local produce every Wednesday and Saturday. Underwater World is less than an hour’s drive away and the kids will love coming face-to-face with brilliant marine life in the underground tunnels. Or take a day trip out to Australia Zoo at Beerwah for the ultimate wildlife experience!

Hamilton Island

For a tropical island holiday where you and your family can leave the stresses of everyday life on the opposite shore, Hamilton Island is the place to go! There’s no shortage of activities at this dream destination. Renowned for being family-friendly, you can participate together on the go-kart track, the mini-golf course or try your hand at windsurfing on Catsesye beach. Make the most of the Clownfish Club, where kids from 6 weeks to 14 years will have a ball and make new friends with a huge range of activities while you enjoy some adult time. There are also art classes, a bowling alley, and natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach within a day-trip’s reach.

The Gold Coast

The ultimate in Queensland family holidays may not come as a surprise—after all, if the 5 major theme parks haven’t caught your kids’ attention already, the world-renowned beaches are sure to! Spend the day at Surfer’s Paradise building sandcastles or splashing about in the patrolled swell, or venture into Burleigh National Park for a couple of easy walks that showcase ancient volcanic columns, lush rainforest and rocky foreshore. There are plenty of attractions to choose from, from the adrenaline rush of Dreamworld to the drama of Australian Outback Spectacular. Tech-savvy kids and parents alike will love Holoverse, the new futuristic theme park in Southport with alternate worlds made of light and cutting-edge technology.

Sold on a sunny Queensland holiday? Contact the My QLD Holiday Experts for more information on how you can experience Queensland with us!

Post by Alana Eising
Alana is a writer and a wanderer who almost always wishes she were somewhere else. That’s why she writes about the fabulous places she’s been, and all the destinations left on her bucket list.