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What’s your dream family holiday?

Here's our top picks!

What’s your dream family holiday?

What’s your dream family holiday?

The family holiday has changed so much; it’s no longer just a trip up the coast over summer. Instead, a whole industry has grown to make sure every family can experience their dream holiday. With help from the team at Hunter Travel Group, we have picked some of the best destinations for the family, all on very reasonable budgets.

A big beautiful Bula to Fiji! In January and February the South Pacific Island is close enough to enjoy a week away without the cost or the jet lag! The family friendly resorts are world-class. They provide big rooms, endless child-focused events and kids clubs so the parents can get some R and R. We highly recommend a Fiji family friendly summer experience!

New Zealand makes it onto our list for families as it is unique, while being close and has English as the main language. Hire a car or board a coach and travel through the North Island before taking the ferry to Wellington, then experience one of the world’s best train journeys through the South Island. There’s so much culture, and lots to learn about the Maori people for the kids and adults alike. Plus, a visit to Hobbiton will be loved by young and old.

There’s around 74 islands making up the Whitsundays Island group – and you don’t need to visit all of them to fall in love with this piece of Queensland. Right in the middle of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays are 150kms north of Mackay and around 300kms south of Townsville. The kids will love the Reef, the warm weather and there’s plenty of activity to keep everyone happy. The Reef attracts the most visitors, but don’t hesitate to head to Bowen (the BIG Mango!) to Proserpine (the lake is amazing!) or even Collinsville (for the Coalface Experience)!