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Exploring Australia's East Coast with Ingenia Holidays

Exploring Australia's East Coast with Ingenia Holidays

Aleney De Winter follows the road north to chase the sunshine with Ingenia Holidays.

Why the country town of Parkes is still a family favourite

Why the country town of Parkes is still a family favourite

Whether you come to celebrate 50 years since the Moon landing or to swivel your hips with Elvis, Aleney De Winter finds this NSW country gem is an enduring family favourite.

Exploring the jungles of Sabah with kids

Exploring the jungles of Sabah with kids

It may be one of the world’s last frontiers, but Evie Farrell discovers the Malaysian state of Sabah is also a picture-perfect paradise where amazing wildlife, wild adventures and stunning seaside resorts await families.

Big Red Bash: The world's most remote music festival

The best products for flying with babies

We review the best products for flying with babies that will bring little more serenity to your next long-haul flight.

Big Red Bash: The world's most remote music festival

Big Red Bash: The world's most remote music festival

Leanne West boogies into Birdsville for the Big Red Bash, the world’s most remote music festival.

How to holiday as a pet owner

How to holiday as a pet owner

According to a recent study, one in three Aussie pet owners won’t travel for fear of upsetting their fluffy companions. But here at HWK, we don’t believe in missing holidays – so here’s how to do it right.

How motorhomes are changing the game for adventurous families

How motorhomes are changing the game for adventurous families

The scenery along the Kimberley Coast is even better when enjoyed with family from the comfort of a Maui motorhome, writes Leah McLennan.

What's new at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

What's new at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

Why families will love Walt Disney World Resort more than ever in 2019.

Seven reasons you'll love Lake Mac

Seven reasons you'll love Lake Mac

From watersport thrills to picnic chills, Kate Powell discovers Lake Macquarie is a great big playground for families.

Discover why Dubbo is perfect for families

Discover why Dubbo is perfect for families

From off-grid trailblazing to thrilling animal encounters, Kate Powell discovers there’s more to Dubbo than meets the eye.

Discovering Kakadu with the family

Discovering Kakadu with the family

It’s hot and challenging, and that’s exactly why Jennifer Ennion has fallen under the spell of Kakadu National Park.

Coffs Coasting: A beach-loving family's holiday

Coffs Coasting: A beach-loving family's holiday

Beaches, butterflies and (mutton)birds, oh my! Christine Knight and family explore Coffs Harbour.

Road-tripping Tasmania

Road-tripping Tasmania

Fascinating history, windswept seascapes and top-notch attractions make Tasmania a bucketlist destination for road-tripping families. After a month touring the island with a caravan in tow, Jennifer Ennion shares her highlights.

Review: Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

Review: Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

With a water park, adventure playground and go-karts, Cairns Coconut Holiday Park is a kids' paradise, writes Snezana Belevska-Bennell. Thanks to lush gardens, comfortable villas and plenty of pool time, parents will love it, too.

Big Mac Mackay QLD

This is what we've learnt from a year on the road

Ever dreamed of selling up and hitting the road for good? Tracy Morris, the mother behind The Blonde Nomads, has done just that and shares what modern-day gypsy life doing The Big Lap is all about.

Big Mac Mackay QLD

Big Mac

From its extraordinary beaches and all-year-round beautiful weather to its fish-filled reefs and wildlife-crammed rainforests, Aleney de Winter discovers Mackay is a sure-fire holiday hit for active families.

Gibb River Road guide for families

Gibb River Road guide for families

The Gibb River Road is the holy grail for adventurous travellers. Monica Mcinnes conquers this iconic Outback route with two young kids in tow - and you can, too.

Famliy island Getaway in Bali

Family destinations 2018: what's new in Bali

There's even more incentive to visit the Island of the Gods with these brilliant new offerings for families.

Best ski resorts in Austria for families

Best ski resorts in Austria for families

When it comes to all things alpine, Austria offers a chocolate box of choices: from quiet moments soaking up the breathtaking scenery to thrilling runs and family-friendly villages with ski schools that are highly acclaimed throughout the world.

Relaxing in Vanuatu

History in the Harbour at Cockatoo Island

Kate Powell tells ghost stories by the campfire at Cockatoo Island, where campsite tranquility meets Harbour views.

Melbourne with kids

Top things to do with kids in Melbourne

Christine Knight takes in the sights of Melbourne on a solo mother-daughter trip.

Ryokans with kids

Top tips for ryokans with kids

Shoji rice paper doors, beautiful gardens and natural hot springs make ryokans the most calming and authentic accommodation in Japan and a truly charming way for the kids to experience Japanese traditions. But a ryokan stay is a widely different experience to staying in a hotel, and there is a certain etiquette involved. Here are our top tips for a comfortable stay.

Relaxing in Vanuatu

Relaxing in Vanuatu

Lisa Schofield and family kick back a gear in Vanuatu, where they discover that action and relaxation can mix.

Travelling with a baby on board

Travelling with a baby on board

You’re never too young to travel. That’s what Kirianna, Lachlan and their now-18-month-old son have been proving with the inspiring journeys shared on Riley’s Travels.

Carried Away

Review: 3 of the best baby carriers for travelling families

Emma Castle road tests three unique baby carriers to find out which one is the best for you and your baby.

Top tips for flying with babies

Top tips for flying with babies

Long-haul flights are tiring enough without the addition of an infant, but following these tips will make flying with baby a breeze.

That's Aomori

The best baby-friendly resorts in the Asia Pacific

Want to take your "freshie" overseas? Wondering which destinations, hotels and resorts cater to kids under 18 months? Emma Castle goes on the hunt for Asia Pacific's best baby-friendly options.

That's Aomori

Japan with kids: family fun in the Aomori Prefecture

Joanna Tovia discovers that the little-known Japanese prefecture of Aomori is a destination the whole family will love.

Magic in Moab, Utah

Magic in Moab, Utah

Victoria Hynes discovers moviemaking magic in Moab, Utah.

Outback adventure in Broken Hill

Outback adventure in Broken Hill

Jacinta Counihan escapes the city for outback adventures in Broken Hill and beyond.

Family fun on the Sunshine Coast

Family fun on the Sunshine Coast

Aleney De Winter discovers why Queensland's idyllic Sunshine Coast ticks all the boxes for family holiday fun.

4 reasons why we’re falling for Fiji

4 reasons why we're falling for Fiji

Its idyllic tropical setting, effortless ease and a diversity of extraordinary experiences has Rene Young falling head over heels for Fiji.

Pixar launches at Disneyland Resort

Pixar launches at Disneyland Resort, California

The smiles will be going into overdrive at The Happiest Place on Earth, with exciting new Pixar adventures set to launch at Disneyland Resort in California.

A Fiji paradise, Malolo Island

A Fiji paradise, Malolo Island

Snezana Belevska-Bennell discovers the joys of disconnecting to reconnect with her family in a tropical Fijian paradise.

4 reasons why we're falling for Fiji

4 reasons why we're falling for Fiji

Its idyllic tropical setting, effortless ease and a diversity of extraordinary experiences has Rene Young falling head over heels for Fiji.


Free-range fun in Tassie

Narelle Bouveng hits the open road on a girls’ own adventure with her daughters across Tasmania.

Splash down in Anaheim

Splash down in Anaheim

While Disneyland is its most famous attraction, Anaheim in California is a perfect holiday destination, with more than Mickey and his mates to offer, writes Helen Hayes.

6 cheap school holiday activities

6 cheap school holiday activities

Amy Henderson rounds up some of Australia's best last-minute school-holiday adventures on a budget.

9 of the world's best marine encounters

9 of the world's best marine encounters

Whether you're in an underwater cage surrounded by sharks, snorkelling with sea turtles or spotting penguins on the beach, Jacinta Counihan rounds up some of the world's amazing marine wildlife experiences.

Weekend getaway on the Carnival Spirit

Free-range fun in Tassie

Narelle Bouveng hits the open road on a girls' own adventure with her daughters across the Apple Isle.

Weekend getaway on the Carnival Spirit

Weekend getaway on the Carnival Spirit

Gemma Kightly and beau leave the kids behind to experience Carnival Spirit getaway to Moreton Island.

9 great African safaris for families

9 great African safaris for families

Tayla O'Brien scours land, air and sea to find the best and most unique experiences for your child's first African safari.

30 days at Disney World

30 days at Disney World

Jessica Gee and family, better known as The Bucket List Family, enjoy 30 stays in 30 days at Walt Disney World.

Movie Destinations

9 destinations that inspired kids' movies

Movies come to life in these unforgettable destinations that inspired your children's favourite tales, writes Aleney de Winter.

DIY French cruising

DIY French cruising

The Canal du Midi is the perfect place for rooky captains, writes Carolyn Beasley.

Roadtripping in New Zealand

Roadtripping in New Zealand

Natarsha Brown and family rent a van, take a deep breath and road trip from Christchurch to Lake Wanaka.

Mum and son roadtrip to Port Macquarie

Mum and son roadtrip to Port Macquarie

Craving quality mum and son time, Jennifer Ennion roadtrips to Lake Macquarie for a stay-cation that’s all about creative play, inside and out.

Hello Tokyo

Hello Tokyo

A city where futuristic technology sits side by side with ancient culture, Japan's Tokyo is as traditional as it is innovative, and for families, one of the world's most captivating destinations.

Born to see the world

Born to see the world

Canadian couple Roberto Gibbons Gomez and Bella Gibbons have turned a life of adventure into a full-time career as The Expeditioners, taking on the world with their son Mikio.

Why families love Port Macquarie

Why families love Port Macquarie

With its golden beaches, abundant wildlife and unique adventures, Port Macquarie is a haven for holidaying families, explains Aleney De Winter.

Into the Aussie wild

Into the Aussie wild

Want to go on an outdoors adventure? Jennifer Ennion reveals the best places to go.

NSW Central Coast's leisurely lifestyle

Great Ocean Road: The road to paradise

The iconic Great Ocean Road has a way of delighting both the young and the young at heart, as Jessica Gabites discovers when she journeys along Victoria’s famous coastline.

NSW Central Coast's leisurely lifestyle

NSW Central Coast's leisurely lifestyle

Georgia Burns gets back to her roots to enjoy the NSW Central Coast’s leisurely lifestyle.

Let the good times roll!

Let the good times roll!

Holidays with Kids reader Tracy Sargeant and family were the lucky winners of our 2016 major prize from Apollo Motorhome Holidays and BIG4. Read about their trip!

Nature and adventure with The Blonde Nomads

Nature and adventure with The Blonde Nomads

Tracy Morris, the mother behind family travel blog The Blonde Nomads, shares what it is like to road trip along the NSW and QLD coast with her family in tow.

Harry Potter adventures in Britain

Harry Potter adventures in Britain

To celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, Aleney De Winter and family head to Britain on a wizarding adventure.


Western Australia - Top to Tail

Dan Avila reveals the very best of his big and beautiful home state, Western Australia.

Dune camping at its best

Dune camping at its best

Embrace sandy toes and salt spray at these awesome Aussie campsites smack bang on some of the best beaches in the world. Jennifer Ennion shares her favourites.

Konnichiwa Japan

Konnichiwa Japan

Travelling to Japan with the kids in tow? Amy Henderson rounds up what you need to know before you go.

South Africa's legendary Lost City

South Africa's legendary Lost City

The Palace of the Lost City is the flagship hotel at Sun International's Sun City Resort in South Africa's sun-drenched North West Province.

exploring california

The best bits of Japan for kids

Aleney de Winter goes beyond the dazzling sights and sounds of Tokyo, and the perfect powdery slopes of its ski towns, to explore four of Japan's holiday hotspots.

exploring california

Exploring California via Highway 1

After being immersed in Disney’s delights, brooke lumsden and family hit Highway 1 to explore California’s golden coastline.

Laid-back luxury in Mauritius

Laid-back luxury in Mauritius

This warm-hearted island offers a fivestar experience, with plenty to see, learn and do, writes Joanna Tovia.

Island delights

Tips for a fun stay in Phuket

Aleney de Winter and her kids, Rafferty and Marlo, share their tips for a fun family stay in Phuket.

Island delights

Our favorite Australian river campsites

Head upstream with Danielle Lancaster to some of her favourite Australian river campsites.

Island delights

Why Cobram is the perfect holiday for kids

Kim Gardner and her family discover why Cobram is the perfect holiday for kids.

Island delights

Sun-kissed family holiday in Queensland's Tropical North

Queensland's Atherton Tablelands is a cool alternative to Cairns, writes Mark Daffey.

Island delights

Family fun in the Whitsundays

Just two months after Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit with ferocious impact, Aleney de Winter and family return to find that both above and below the water, the Whitsundays is open for business.

Island delights

Gone Troppo

Whether you're seeking a relaxing break or a wild adventure, Sabine Morgan finds Tropical North Queensland is the perfect paradise for families.

Island delights

Island delights

Evie Farrell and daughter Emmie discover the magic of slow travel in the Philippines.

Best museums in Australia

Sri Lanka's secret coast

Discover hidden beaches, wildlife hotspots and family adventures on Sri Lanka's little-visited east coast, writes Carolyn Beasley

Best museums in Australia

Best museums in Australia

Amy Henderson discovers some of Australia’s best museums and galleries where kids can interact, get stuck in, linger, play and learn.

The hot list

The hot list

Tayla O’Brien discovers who’s who in the world’s best zoos with the cool critters who are so hot right now.


Family adventures in Alaska

Rebecca Olsen and her family tackle The Last Frontier in search of adventure.


5 reasons Tamworth is the capital of country

Renowned for country music, warm hospitality and its sunburnt, natural beauty, Holly Johnson uncovers Tamworth’s plentiful delights.

Val d’Isère

6 reasons to visit Val d’Isère

There are so many reasons for families to ski at Val d’Isère, writes Helen Hayes.

Oaks Oasis Resort

Room for fun at Oaks Resorts

Oaks is leading the way in apartments for families, offering spacious accommodation in Australia and New Zealand's favourite holiday destinations.


Family fun in Shizuoka

Just two hours from Tokyo, at the base of magnificent Mount Fuji, Brodie Summers discovers there’s no shortage of fun for families in Shizuoka.


More to see in Fiji

We round up Fiji's newest family hotel, transport and attraction offerings.


Best kids' club experience in Bali

From cultural to crafty, sporting to spiritual, Sabine Morgan rounds up some of the best kids' club experiences in Bali.


6 reasons why you'll fall for Dubai

Record-breaking roller coasters, wild water slides and mind-blowing marine encounters; when it comes to family fun, Dubai has it in spades, says Jennifer Ennion.


10 fun things to do in Brisbane

From city beaches to superheroes, there's no shortage of family fun in in beautiful Brisbane.

New adventures china

New Adventures in an Ancient Land

Evie Farrell and daughter Emmie fall in love with China on a mother and daughter adventure.

Snow Animals

Snow Animals

Natarsha Brown braves the chilly weather in search of her favourite animals - those that love the snow as much as she does!

Hotham with a baby

Cambodia Family Adventure

Temples, tuk-tuks and tomb raiders: aleney de winter finds Cambodia makes for a great family adventure.

Hotham with a baby

Travelling to Hotham with a baby

Travelling to the snow with a baby isn't as difficult as you think, as Jennifer Ennion discovers on a trip to Mount Hotham.

10 Reasons kids love the Outback Queensland

10 Reasons kids love the Outback Queensland

Outback Queensland is the quintessential Aussie family holiday, writes Cristy Houghton.

Why Thredbo is the best

Why Thredbo is the best family resort

Here are just some of the reasons why Thredbo was voted the Best Family Resort in Australia in the 2017 HWK Ski and Snowboard Awards, writes Brodie Summers.

12 things to do in Fraser Island

12 things to do on Fraser Island

Local Jennifer Heitzmann gives us the insider’s scoop on the best things to do with kids on the Fraser Coast.

Cuddle Crazy

Cuddle Crazy

Bronte Gossling discovers the up-close and personal animal encounters that will leave the kids in a happy daze.

Cutest Hotel Pets

Cutest Hotel Pets

Natarsha Brown travels around the globe to find the cutest, cuddliest and quirkiest pets-in-residence.

29 Reasons to Visit Canberra

29 Reasons to take your kids to Canberra, Now!

Bronte Gossling discovers there's plenty fun to be found in the capital rain, hail or shine.

BIG4 North Stark

Hitting the Jackpot

Emily Toxward discovers what makes BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort the gem of the Tweed Coast.

London Calling

London Calling

Kim Gardner and her family have fun discovering the rich history and culture of London.

Whale of a Time

Whale of a Time

Sabine Morgan shares the best places in Australia to watch whales.

Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections

From Uluru to Alice Springs, Katherine to Darwin, and all places in between, the family stayed at roadside retreats, five-star hotels and even a working cattle station, which Matt says was “a great thing for his kids to experience”.

Tales from the Top End

Tales from the Top End

A pre-dawn start means we’re all half asleep, and not nearly caffeinated enough to be conscious, when we set off in the inky blackness to a designated viewing area inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

The world's coolest candy stores

The world's coolest candy stores

Been searching for a golden ticket? Natarsha Brown reveals where in the world to go to get a real-life Willy Wonka experience.

Lord Howe Island

Howe perfect for families

Andrew Mevissen discovers an island paradise at Lord

Tropical North Queensland

Bikes, hikes and beaches in Tropical North Queensland

Expert mountain bikers aren't the only ones who can enjoy Tropical North Queensland's varied cycling trails, writes Mark Daffey.

Ningaloo Western Australia

Turtles, Whales, Dolphins and Fish galore at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Holidays with Kids gets up close with the reef's majestic creatures


A Mother and Daughter's year of travel and adventure

Evie and Emmie Farrell are living life on the road and share why long-term travel could be the trip of a lifetime for your family too.


11 Most Epic Water Slides

Natarsha Brown finds the most epic of water slides the world over for some gut-wrenching, adrenaline pumping, gravity-defying (kid-friendly) thrills.


Discover why Adelaide is a South Australian Gem

From the metropolitan shores to the rolling hills, halimi Castellanos discovers what makes Adelaide a true South Australian gem.


The Dreamy Destination of Queensland's Daydream Island

Mark Daffey and family befriend fish big and small at Daydream Island.


Discover the Evolution of Zoos in Australia

Brooke Montgomery channels her inner historian to discover the evolution of zoos in Australia.


The Best NSW Farmstays For Your Family's Weekend Away

Rustling up her Akubra and Riding boots, Natarsha Brown finds that a NSW farmstay is the perfect weekend retreat for families.


Victoria's top family friendly scenic spots

Beyond Melbourne's city sights and urban delights, Victoria is awash with kid-friendly fun


Fiji for Foodies

Fiji conjures images of golden beaches, swaying palms and sunshine. But did you know it is also an emerging food-lover’s paradise?


Summer Holiday in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is a picture-perfect string of 83 islands in the South Pacific – less than four hours by plane from Australia’s east coast – and offers so much more than a lazy island escape.

bali by bike

Bali by Bike

For most families, a visit to the Island of the Gods is an opportunity to embrace sun, sand and beachfront pools, perhaps venturing out to visit the Bali Zoo, a market or one of its many temples. For mine, however, there are only two things on our mind: food and bicycles.

jungle book characters

Meet the Real Jungle Book Characters

Gather your brood of ‘little britches’ and take them on the ride of their life as you discover the jungles of India, Sri Lanka, Borneo or even the rocky mountains of the USA to meet and greet the famous Jungle Book characters we all know and love.

thailand with kids

3 Generations Exploring Thailand

Travelling with a two-year-old to Thailand has its challenges, but provides a bonding experience for three generations, writes Julie Miller.

sri lankda

Ni Hao Mickey: Disney Shanghai

Take one fantasy castle, two world-class hotels, six themed lands with dozens of innovative attractions then add state-of-the-art special effects and a side of dim sum and you have the phenomenal Shanghai Disney Resort.

sri lankda

Secrets of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a destination that’s rising in popularity, with plenty to entertain the kids year-round, writes Mark Daffey.

The Aussie family's camping bucket list

The Aussie family's camping bucket list

When it comes to bucket list camping, Australia is a veritable gold mine with beach, mountain, outback and bush destinations liberally dotted all over the country.

south africa kids

Take the Kids on a Family Holiday to South Africa

Why go to Europe and look at churches when you can go to Africa and have a wild elephant rub its trunk on your bull bar?

NRMA holiday Parks

Camping on the West Coast of Australia

Western Australia: where the red earth meets the sea, a land of stunning and remote natural beauty, untouched wilderness and wildlife galore.

NRMA holiday Parks

Top 6 NRMA Holiday Parks

Whether you’re chasing fantastic views, budget-savvy accommodation, a seaside escape or a noteworthy family outing, NRMA Holiday Parks have it all.

coffs coast with kids

Making Memories on the Coffs Coast

The Coffs Coast is a destination for both the young and the young at heart, with an abundance of pristine beaches, adventure activities and wildlife encounters.

kangaroo island with kids

The Native Wildlife of Kangaroo Island

As we gaze across the swells of the Backstairs Passage we soon spot a pod of dolphins swimming idly by and notice signs warning pedestrians against treading too closely to a colony of little penguins that nest in the hollows of the sea cliffs opposite us.

Christmas with kids

6 of the Most Magical Places to Spend Christmas

Christmas is an enchanting time no matter where you spend it, but if your family is after a bit of extra magic, these are the places to spend your next holiday season.

North Tropical Queensland

North Tropical Queensland: Where Reef meets Rainforest

With the sun getting warmer, Elle Matula heads to North Tropical Queensland for the weekend to luxuriate with the family in a land of year-round sunshine, sand and surf.

Equine Adventure

An Equine Adventure

Moving from the Hunter Valley to New England to follow her daughters' equestrian passions was a risky but rewarding move for Rochelle Tubb and her family.

family travel instagram accounts

A Newcastle Adventure

There’s a wealth of first-time experiences to be found in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, as former local Bronwyn Eley discovers.

family travel instagram accounts

10 Family Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

Get inspired by our favourite family travel Instagram stars for your next family holiday adventure. Tag your photos with #holidayswithkids to be featured on our page.

Christmas Cruises

Road Trip through Outback NSW

Red dust swirling, sunshine streaming down on the grassy plains, and history and heritage around every corner. Brooke Montgomery discovers why an Outback NSW road trip is perfect for your next family getaway.

Christmas Cruises

6 Cruises to take this Christmas

There’s no better time to cruise the summer waters than Christmas – carolling, eating and sightseeing with the family.

northern tasmania

Hot Spots in Western Australia

Holidays with Kids discovers that Western Australia is hotter and hipper than ever at these family-friendly must-see destinations.

northern tasmania

A Family Holiday in Surfers

The Gold Coast is the perfect family destination for some classic R&R, with sun, sand and summer waiting for you in Queensland.

northern tasmania

5 Secrets Spots in Northern Tassie

Searching for Tasmania's hidden tourist gems, Holidays with kids writer Jennifer Ennion, hits the road to discover the best for families in Tasmania's north.

northern lights

Canberra For All Ages

Fun can be had for all ages in our nation’s capital, for littlies, kids and even teens.

northern lights

5 destinations that will touch your soul

Sometimes a place stays with you and your family long after your trip has ended.

Keeping the kids entertained in Melbourne

The streets of Melbourne are serving up a smorgasbord of family-friendly fun in 2016.

10 reasons to go to Samoa

There may never be a better time to head to Samoa, an island that offers a South Pacific paradise without the tourist glitz, as Joanna Tovia discovers.

USA Roadtrip with the family

Mark Sheehan discovers the mountains of Northwestern USA are best explored from behind the wheel of an RV.

Four wheel drive Western Australia

Braving the Western Australian outback and her first time behind the wheel of a 4WD, Emma George joins a tag-along tour of Ninghan Station.

A weekend on the Central Coast

David Thorndike takes the family for a beach break on the NSW Central Coast.

Byron Bay with kids

David Thorndike rediscovers the beauty of Byron Bay as a family destination 10 years after his last visit.

Explore WA

Natarsha Brown finds unique wildlife, natural beauty and fun galore on a holiday in Western Australia.

Laos with kids

The best of Laos can be experienced with a visit to the bite-sized Luang Prabang, Marianne Rogerson and family discovers.

The best animal experiences of Bali

Natarsha Brown channels her inner man-cub and gets up close and personal with Bali’s creatures, great and small.

Discover Dubbo

Lauren Mcgroder discovers that there is a whole new world to be explored on the plains of Dubbo.

Top movie locations in Hawaii

Dinosaurs, aliens and magical landscapes, Natarsha Brown discovers the real Hawaii behind the Hollywood hits.

Top tips for travelling with big families

Holidays with Kids rounds up the top 10 tricks of the trade for families travelling with an above average size clan these school holidays.

Ski Australia & New Zealand

A family snow holiday is guaranteed to provide beautiful and lasting memories long after the snow has melted off your boots. But where should you go? Here’s Helen Haye’s guide to the best ski resorts in Australia and New Zealand.

Family fun in Singapore

Zoos, theme parks, water wonderlands, epic light shows...Aleney De Winter finds Singapore has family fun in spades.

Outback Queensland Adventure

Queensland’s True Blue charm is right on our doorsteps, as Natarsha Brown discovers.

The USA's craziest coasters!

Suspend disbelief and embrace the thrills with Brooke Montgomery’s picks of the USA’s top theme parks and craziest (kid-friendly) coasters.

Family fun on the Gold Coast

Rene Young finds the perfect balance between family-fun and family down-time at the Gold Coast.

Fiji says Bula!

Now the sun is out, the water sparkling and the famous Bula smile is wide and welcoming, there’s more reason than ever to love Fiji, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Amazing underwater animal encounters

Swimming is far more exciting when you’re floating alongside the creatures of the deep, Brooke Montgomery discovers the best underwater animal encounters in Australia.

Family trip to Macao

Christina Pfeiffer visits Macao on a family reunion and discovers a city of bright lights, big resorts and a bounty of family fun for all ages.

A Summer at Lake Crackenback

Looking for a different take on the usual snowy mountains ski vacation? Lauren Muddell takes a family summertime getaway to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Family-friendly Thailand

If you're thinking about heading to Thailand for a resort holiday, it's tempting to fly straight to Phuket - don't be too hasty, though - stopping over in Bangkok on the way can double the fun factor for families, writes Joanna Tovia.

Red Centre- A self-drive guide

Captivated by the wild beauty of our country's heart, Natarsha Brown shares why your next family getaway should be on the road in Australia's outback.

How to explore India with a large family

A family of six explores the sights of exotic India, a surprisingly child-friendly travel destination.

A touch of Disney magic

Want a touch of fairytale magic on your next family getaway to Japan? Then be sure to secure the ultimate fun experience at Tokyo Disney Resort with their new Vacataion Packages!

Two days in Tasmania

Ask your teenage children where your next family getaway should be and a plethora of tropical places with golden beaches emerges. So where did we go instead? Tasmania.

What to do in Sabah

We tell you why Sabah is the perfect place for an animal-packed getaway!

Japan's best kid-themed hotels

From Hello Kitty to Godzilla, we profile the best kid-friendly hotels in Japan.

What to do in Brunei

We show you how to do a Brunei family adventure.

Top 10 African Safari Lodges

Get a taste of the best that Africa has to offer with our top 10 list!

Review: Adrenalin Fiji

Whether your family’s into snorkelling, kayaking or jet skis, Adrenalin Fiji has your holiday water sports action covered.

Must-do in Sydney

Taking Sydney one splash at a time.

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

Be among the first in Australia to experience a cruise on Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas on an exclusive Cruiseco charter.

A weekend in Tathra

Pack up the family and lose yourselves in beautiful Tathra.

One day on Phillip Island

We show you and your family how to live it up on Phillip Island.

Salzburg - A favourite thing

We explore the beauty and magic of Salzburg, the setting for the iconic, 'The Sound of Music'.

All that glitters

Discover Ballarat

Find out why Ballarat is much more than sparkle and gold.

bike and baby

15,000km on a bike with a baby

Céline and Xavier Pasche continue their cycling journey from Switzerland to New Zealand with their baby daughter, Nayla.

Review: Karma Kandara

Hotel Review: Karma Kandara

Forget the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Karma Kandara proves that you don’t have to travel far to feel like a star on your next family holiday.

Review: InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Hotel Review: InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

It’s not only the beautiful grounds and stately accommodation that has everyone raving at this sun-drenched family resort.

Welcome back to Vanuatu

Welcome back to Vanuatu

Despite natural distaster, Lauren McGroder discovers that the people of Vanuatu sparkle brighter than ever.

Adrenaline Hunters

The adrenaline hunters

Fiji is the destination for thrill-seeking families. From jetski-safari tours to flyboarding, there's something for the whole family.

All ages adventure

All ages adventure

Seeing the world from a different angle makes for an unforgettable family journey.


Singapore Stopover

As Amelia Hungerford discovers, it’s not hard to fill 24 hours in Singapore. The challenge is actually cramming in all the attractions, shopping and eating this island nation has to offer, much of it made for kids.


Pining for Phuket

Phuket is the ideal destination to introduce children to the culture and beauty of Thailand, writes Julie Miller.

Grand Nikko Bali

Hilton Bali Resort

A Bali escape - luxury meets traditional Balinese hospitality at this popular resort.

Bali Beach

Bali's Beaches: Beyond Kuta and Seminyak

The beach towns of Kuta and Seminyak have long enchanted Australian travellers, but as Aleney de Winter discovers, there is much to be discovered beyond their boundaries.

Hawaii Fish

9 days in Hawaii with kids

From the thumping hub of Waikiki to the sublime stillness of the Big Island, this is the ideal family destination, as Tracey Spicer and her family discovered.

Disneyland USA

Disneyland’s Diamond Dazzler

Our expert on all things Disney, Aleney de Winter, looks at why the happiest place on earth only gets better with age.

Elf Finland

Explore Finland during Christmas to discover the real Santa

In search of Christmas magic in Finland, Shayla Strapps discovers that nobody does it quite like Santa Claus himself.

Princess Cruises

A very merry Christmas at sea

The best kind of stocking filler is a ticket aboard one of these Christmas cruises. Lauren McGroder rounds up the most jolly of them all.

Ocean Beach Holiday Park

Ocean Beach Holiday Park

Ellen-Marie Lloyd and her family were one of four lucky winners in our NRMA Holiday Parks competition.

Noosa Icecream

How to... Beat the School Holiday Rush

Do you find that destinations are either booked out or too expensive during school holidays? Cherry Picked Travel’s Leanne Mousley shares her tips to help you beat the holiday rush.


What to do in Murramarang

On the NSW South Coast, Andrew Mevissen discovers the spectacular scenery and warm hospitality of Murramarang.

Darwin NT

Darling Darwin

Enchanted by its rich history and natural beauty, Lauren McGroder discovers every minute in Darwin is a story waiting to be told.


Busselton beckons

Aleney de Winter looks at why this seaside town should be at the top of your West Australian bucket list.

great ocean road

Great Ocean Road: All roads lead to greatness

With a long stretch of road before her, Aleney de Winter discovers that Victoria’s most famous drive remains a family favourite.

whale watching

High on Humpbacks

The spectacular sight of whales making their way to and from Antarctica is a family wildlife experience like no other, as Joanna Tovia discovers on the NSW South Coast.

noosa family

There's No Place Like Noosa

Sun, sand and seafood. Holidays with Kids discovers that Noosa has all the ingredients for a perfect coastal getaway.


5 Must-See Things in Oman, Abercrombie & Kent

Oman is the best-kept secret in the Middle East. It is also one of the oldest civilisations in the Arabian Peninsula and one of the region's most surprising and unspoiled destinations.

The 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Oman

Throughout history Oman stood as an important point of call for copious ancient trade routes, surrounded by the Persian Gulf, Indian Sea and bordering Yemen. Thousands of years later, the lure of this city should be equally as strong for all devout seekers of luxury, mysticism or history.

World of Wizardry

Ali Donaldson and family take on the new Diagon Alley theme park at Universal Studios, Orlando and share their tips on how to make it the most magical experience possible.

Swing into Sabah

David Thorndike discovers Sabah is a natural paradise, perfect for families looking for adventure and some special animal encounters.

How to survive long-haul travel with kids

Natalie Gray shares her tips on how to manage some of the most common long-haul travel issues.

The mysteries of Mozambique

Frankie J Holden, Michelle Pettigrove and their daughter Georgia discover the enticing blend of culture and history in Mozambique.

Japan traditions

Rich in tradition, ninjas and Hello Kitty, Aleney De Winter finds out first-hand why kids fall hard for Japan.

The new 'it' spot

With coral-spotted ocean, powdery sand and French charisma, Madeline Hoskin finds that New Caledonia is an ideal Pacific escape you may not have considered.

Heron Island

Andrew Mevissen goes on a father-daughter holiday to Heron Island, a haven where turtles play, coral sprawls through the waters and nature rules supreme.

An A+ for Canberra

Madeline Hoskin finds that you can give your kids a holistic education simply by taking them to our nation’s capital.

Scandinavia for all seasons

Whether your family seek snowflakes or sunshine, Madeline Hoskin finds Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland are perfect for both.

Under the spell of Undara

Exploring volcanic caves and watching opera in the outback is all part of the charm of Undara, as Amanda Cranston and her family discover.

Magic in Merimbula

Rachel Wherret and family where the third lucky winners in our BIG4 Holiday Parks competition, and they've reported back on all the fun they found at Merimbula Beach.

Fiji means family

For a holiday so fun you’ll never want to leave, Mark Beretta says it’s hard to beat Yasawa Island.

Pet-friendly stays

Want to find pet-friendly accommodation that really provides what a pet needs? Ask Frank.

All-Australian roadtrip

Do you long for new adventures outside of the ‘box’ of everyday life? Fabienne and Warrick Wintle share why an all-Australian road trip is the perfect family escape.

April skiing

Seek the sun with Madeline Hoskin’s guide to April skiing.

Snow babies

How young is too young? Taking youngsters to the snow has its challenges, but families can learn to enjoy the experience, writes Debbie Neilson-Hunter.

What's new in NZ

New Zealand’s mountains are waiting, and our nearest neighbour has slopes aplenty, writes Helen Hayes.

A snow stay on Cardrona

Helen Hayes shares how families can stay on or off the snow in spectacular Queenstown.

Top 5 tips for aspiring snowboarders

Just 12 years old and already ruling the slopes. Our Kids’ Ambassador, Zahra Kell, knows just what it takes to work your way to the top.

The buzz on Mt Buller

There’s always something new at Mt Buller and plenty of favourites to bring families back year after year.

Falling for fun at Falls Creek

Victoria’s largest ski area has everything modern families could need to create their dream snow holiday.

Blitzing at Mount Baw Baw

A trip to Melbourne's closest downhill snow resort packs in much more than just skiing and snowboarding.

Dinner Plain village

With all the charm of an alpine village just 11km from Hotham, as well as being the home of the cheapest family lift pass in Australia, Dinner Plain is a dream for snowseeking families, no matter what age your kids are.

Q&A with Torah Bright

Alex DC chats to Aussie Olympian Torah Bright.

High on Hotham

Dragons! Topsyturvy villages! Mount Hotham is definitely not your usual ski resort.

Selwyn Snowfields will make you smile

For Owain Price, sharing the slopes with his family is one of life’s greatest joys. So when it came time to take his Gold Coast-based grandkids on their first ski trip, he knew just the place…

In persuit of Perisher

A Perisher snow holiday is just the ticket for family fun, even if you have teenagers, as Helen Hayes reports.

Thredbo with teens

Two mums and their sons head to the snow for some family bonding time, writes Hilary Doling.

Club Med Bali

From Indonesian buffets to superhuman GOs, Cara Wagstaff unlocks a world of countless surprises at Club Med Bali.

Inside Bindi's World

Junior journo Raffles sits down with the late Steve Irwin's multi-talented daughter, Bindi.

Hot tips for staying warm

6 hot tips for keeping the kids warm at the snow.

How to make the most of your Epic Pass

Tips on making the most of your Epic Pass this ski season at Perisher Resort.

Top 7 Terrain Parks

For extreme kids, nothing proves your slope-side mettle like a terrain park. We uncover the world’s best resorts for jumping, jibbing and shreddin’ the gnar.

Portugal for Families

From Faro to Porto and the highlights inbetween.

Celebrity Ambassador: Neil Perry

Neil and wife Samantha Perry take their two daughters to explore the wild life and cosmopolitan cities of South Africa.

20 Incredible Disney Rides & Experiences

Aleney de Winter uncovers the ultimate family Disney experiences in the United States.

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Jamala Wildlife Lodge - Spend the night at the Zoo

For true zoo lovers there are few encounters that top Jamala Wildlife Lodge, writes Lisa Wagstaff.


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Travel One-on-One : Antonia Kidman

Television presenter Antonia Kidman visits the City of Angels with one of her own

Escape with ET

ET hits the sands of one of Queensland's great fishing and four-wheel driving havens, the Sunshine Coast mecca of Noosa.

Touring Tassie with the Perkins Family

The biggest challenge of a Tasmanian holiday is how to pack it all in, as the Perkins family recently discovered. Model mum/TV presenter Symantha Perkins kept a tour diary of their fabulous Tassie adventure.

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Celebrity travel with Richard Wilkins

Richard Wilkins has had a long and varied career. New Zealand-born, he was a budding classical violinist until he decided that rock was more his thing.

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Celebrity travel with Susie O'Neill

Born in sunny Queensland in 1973, Susie has had one of the most successful swimming careers in Australia's history. During her 10 years of competitive swimming, Susie claimed 35 Australian titles and eight Olympic medals

Celebrity TravelLisa Curry Kenny and Kieren Perkins

Holidays With Kids caught up with Lisa Curry Kenny and Kieren Perkins, to see where they like to go, what they look for in a holiday and what tips they have to keep kids entertained. 


Skiing and Snow

Johanna Griggs and Sorrel Wilby told us that a family skiing holiday is the best holiday they've had. With the combination of excellent facilities, fresh mountain air and all that exercise, it's perfect for parents and children of all ages.

Celebrity Travel

Road Tripping with ET

Andrew Ettingshausen and his family take off on a spur-of-the-moment holiday along the NSW coast.

Single Parent Travel



Single Parent Travel - Doing it Alone

We go straight to those in the know - our readers who are doing it on their own - to find your favourite destinations and holiday tips for single parents.



Single parent travel - Wales

Few people can resist the allure of a real castle. In Wales, Sandy Guy found, there are more than 400 of them, all different but equally beguiling. Driving across the Severn Bridge spanning the river of the same name, which separates England from Wales, you are met with the sign Croeso i Gymru – “Welcome to Wales”. Josh, 14, and Tani, 11, loved another Welsh phrase, Gwlad hud a lledrith – “The land of magic and enchantment” – as Pembrokeshire in West Wales is known. This legendary home of King Arthur was to live up to its name as we travelled its length and breadth.

Single Parent Travel

Single Parent Travel - Ireland

Travels abroad rarely go as smoothly as planned for single parent families, but with the “luck of the Irish” on her side, Sandy Guy takes her two children on a journey to the Emerald Isle.

Travelling with Teens



Teenage Dream

When kids get to that awkward age where they start being too cool to hang out with Mum and Dad on holiday, what do you do? Club Med's Cherating Beach resort just may have the answer, as Kayte Nunn discovered.

SLAM - Skateboarding safari

Slammin' It - Travelling with Teens

My son and his "crew" live to skateboard. Our mission was to find the perfect teenage venue for my son's 15th birthday. The skate safari idea was the brainchild of my wife, she scoped out the very best indoor skate-park within 150 kilometres - which happens to be a place called SLAM in Tuggerah - an hour and a bit north of Sydney as the crow flies. SLAM is a kind of Mecca for skateboarding and rollerblading.

Travelling with teens

Travelling with Teens

Living at home with a teenager can sometimes be difficult enough, so how do you survive travelling with them? Here are some hints to help you plan a successful family holiday with your teens.


Vietnam with Teens

I expected rapturous applause when I announced a family holiday to Vietnam, but I was disappointed.

New York

New York with Teens

The bright lights of Times Square - conveniently just a few blocks from our rented apartment - remain the most dazzling memory of New York City for my teenage daughters.

Holidays with Teenagers

Back Seat Drivers

Julie Miller tells of her ups and downs of travelling with her teenage daugher Joana. 

Travelling with Pets



Puppy Love

If 'pet friendly' is a factor in your holiday planning, then check out these options that accommodate for furry four-legged friends.

Holidays with Teenagers

Pet luxury at The Langham

The Langham Hotel, Sydney realises that more and more people are wanting to bring their furry friends along with them on family holidays. They've introduced some serious pet pampering for animal guests!

Holidays with Pets

Holidays with Pets

Leaving a pet at home when going on holiday can mean a traumatic separation - for both pet and owner.  As soon as it sees the bags being brought out to the car, the average golden retriever or Irish setter can pull a face to bring a lump to the throat of the most seasoned traveller 

Adventure Travel



Surf's Up

Want to know the best places where parents and kids alike can catch a break? Check out this round up of the world's ultimate surfing meccas for all ages.

World of Wonders

The new seven wonders of the world make exceptionally inspirational travel destinations for adventurous families... why not add them all to your bucket lists?

Around the world in 80 plates!

HWK writer Aleney de Winter has raised her young song to be a fearless gourmand - here she shares her tips on how to get kids travelling the globe and trying anything and everything!  

Ready... Set... Safari!

Discover the ultimate family-friendly safari retreats that will help all ages immerse themselves in the wonder of the African wild.

Lego at Large

Explore the plastic fantastic world of LEGO across the globe from the brand's homeland in Denmark to Florida.

Disney Debuts

The world of Walt Disney hold a very special place in every child's heart and it's exciting to learn of the new and exciting additions to Disney Parks and Resorts around the world

Life at full sail

Sharyn Coetsee shares her experience selling up and sailing around the world with her family in tow.

Magical Toy Stores

Toy stores the world over aim to provide the most inspiring and magical experiences for those that visit them, with some having interactive displays and programmes for the little ones to get excited over.

Zoo Adventure

There are zoos all around the world, each offering different experiences for you and your family. Here's our pick of the best zoos the world has to offer with some exciting opportunities for kids.

Terror-rific night frights

Explore some of Australia's most historic locations packed with spooky experiences. They're sure to get the kids interested in history while giving them a good scare at the same time.

Themed hotel rooms

Around the world there are plenty of hotels that have gotten creative, with a huge number of special themed room options on offer. Check out our family favourites here.

Rainforest Fun!

The rainforest is without a doubt one of the most precious and beautiful environments to explore. Check out our selection of the best, most family-friendly leafy-green pockets from all around Australia.

High hopes on Australian high ropes

Australia is packed with fantastic options that will see you and the kids swinging, climbing and exploring the treetops with a number of interactive high-ropes courses. Check out some of the best options here!

Adventures for Active Families!

Trying to choose the family path less travelled? Get inspired to trek, climb, swim, dune and ride through some of the most fantastic locations on earth.

Unusual places to stay

Want to break the boredom and branch out when it comes to deciding on your next holiday destination? This selection of unique accommodation choices is sure to capture your creativity.

Rockin' Rollercoasters

Follow our lead to track down some of the fastest, highest and most mind-boggling rollercoasters in the world!

Explore and Experience

If you have an adventurous spirit and are looking for a holiday everyone will talk about for years to come, be inspired by some of these great family experiences. Compiled by Amarlie Foster.

Unforgettable Africa

Our readers share stories of wild animals, luxurious lodges, exotic landscapes and intriguing cultures - Where else but Africa!

Vietnam Adventure

The Meehan family - Chris, Dominique, Nina and Connor - went to Vietnam recently. Holidays with Kids interviews Dominique about their 3-week trip.

Adventure travel in Europe

Adventure Travel in Europe

Exploring the Pyrenees and Norway’s fjords offers a holiday everyone can enjoy. Active adventures that combine the rhythms of local cultures and remarkable natural surroundings keep everyone engaged.

Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel

Don't think a holiday of adventure is impossible with children - there are countless options that are not only exciting and exotic but also family-friendly.

Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel

With today's children bogged down with too much homework, too much time on social media sites and a hectic programme of after-school activities, choose a holiday that will really inspire them.  


Bodyboarding - the new surfing!

Kira Llewellyn, nine times Australian bodyboarding champion and winner of the Australian Professional Women's Tour for four consecutive years, shares with us her tips and techniques for bodyboarding.  

Gypsy caravanning in Ireland

Off the Beaten Track

If you are looking for a holiday where there is no rushing around, plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and, in some cases, no particular place to go, here are some ideas. 




Indoor Outings

When it's too cold or wet to play outside, then take the fun indoors at one of these great attractions around Australia. 

School's Out!

Looking for the best school holiday camp ideas? Then look no further, we've hunted out some of the very best options, no matter what activites your children are into.

News from the Zoos

Exciting new things are happening at zoos all around Australia. From new animals to new attractions and exhibits, there's sure to be something new at one near you.

Cool runnings

Fun runs are becoming more and more prominent and with Australian culture becoming steadily more active, there is push for them to be family friendly. Adam Beer give us the run down of those that cater for the little ones.

Gold Coasting

New Thrills: Aussie Theme Park Updates

Make some noise for the latest from some of Australia's awesome theme parks. From a new baby polar bear at Sea World and cuddly teen tigers at Dreamworld to the new splashtastic action of all-new Wet'n'Wild Sydney!

Susie O'Neill

Up-close with the animals

Do your kids love animals great and small? Why not give them an encounter that will get them up-close to their favourite critters in a range of exciting ways.

Camping for Beginners

A great guide for newbie campers or a checklist for the more expierenced


Where the FUN shines

The Sunshine Coast is certainly packed with fun adventures that all ages will adore. From food-based fun to adrenaline action and animal encounters. Here we round up a plethora of the joys on offer.

Wonder worlds on the Gold Coast

Get the latest updates from Queensland's many realms of fun that will see your family through the 2014/15 summer period... and beyond!

Dishing up Sunshine

A "foodie's" guide to kid-friendly adventures on the stunning Sunshine Coast.

Test Drive: Paradise Resort

One of our readers brings you the extensive inside scoop from one of Australia's most loved family resorts: Zagame's. 

Gold Coasting

One&Only Hayman Island

A new chapter begins for Hayman with the resort reopening. The exciting new KidOnly Programme is fantastic to keep the little ones occupied on this Whitsunday island paradise.

On the Banks of Brisbane

Everything there is to see and do in and around Brisbane that will make every family member happy.

Gold Coasting

Fantastic Fraser

Packed with stunning scenery and so many things to do, Fraser Island is an ideal family friendly destination.

Fun and thrills on the Gold Coast

Theme parks, animal encounters, water worlds and fun galore! Find out everything a family summer in Queensland has in store!  

Gold Coasting

Pack in the Outback

Outback Queensland is packed with unique, exciting and educational action the whole family can get on board with.

Why the Whitsundays?

It's not hard to convince people that a trip to the Whitsundays is worthwhile, but let us just refresh your memory on just how beautiful of an area it is.

Gold Coasting

Gold Coast

Whether you've got a generous budget or you're looking for a bargain, there is plenty of family fun to be has on the gorgeous Gold Coast.

Adventure, Brisbane and beyond

From beautiful beaches to high life in the city, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast offer a feast of fun activities suitable for families.

Bindi's Animal World

Just say "Bindi" and billions of people around the world will know exactly who you are talking about! Bindi's backyard is one place every wildlife warrior should come visit!

Talk to the Animals

Children these days have a much greater passion for animals. And up in the Sunshine Coast, there's a host of animal activities to keep your kids happy!

Sunshine Coast: Seal of Approval

Sunshine Coast: Seal of Approval

The seals on Queensland's Sunshine Coast are an affectionate lot. For those fortunate enough to meet UnderWater World's seals, it's only the opener to a fun-filled adventure

Gold Coasting

Great Barrier Reef - An Underwater Wonderland

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, an undeniable must-see right in our own backyard, Holidays with Kids explains the best blaces and the best ways to see the reef.

New South Wales

Bush bliss at Banjo's

At Banjo's Bushland Retreat in the stunning Hunter Valley families will discover the true meaning of a family escape.

Shoal Bay Serenity

For a perfect weekend or holiday escape along the NSW coast, beautiful Port Stephens sure is hard to beat.

Magic Macarthur

Looking for a great holiday spot not too far from the Sydney CBD? Discover all the family fun on offer in the Macarthur region, just a one-hour drive away. 

Coming Up Coffs

Holidays with Kids writer, Rebecca Lawson travels to Coffs Harbour with her family and rediscovers why it is an iconic family beach holiday destination.

Surprising Newcastle

Just outside of Sydney you can uncover all the hidden family delights of this stunning coastal destination.

Into the Blue Mountains

Holidays with Kids writer, Rebecca Lawson takes her family for an unforgettable weekend escape in the Blue Mountains. Find out all the best stops when in the area.

Surfing NSW

Blessed with beautiful beaches, this is one Australian state that deserves to have its coast explored. Check out some of the best surf spots for a family getaway.

Summer in the Snowies

There is more to love about Perisher and Thredbo than just the snow. Discover why it also makes a fantastic summer destination. 


Memories of Macarthur

Campbelltown might not be your idea of a dream weekend getaway for you and the clan - but give it a chance and it just may become one.

Q Station - Great Open Spaces & Ghostly Encounters

Think you need to drive for hours to escape the bustle of Sydney? Think again. Q Station is peaceful, pretty and plenty of fun - all with the convenience of Sydney Harbour views! It makes for an excellent, short family break location.


Revisit Sydney

There is a wealth of popular attractions in the NSW capital that are well worth a look - whether you're a first-time visitor, frequentor or a veteran Sydney-sider. Your family will always find plenty to love.

Cooling off in Coffs

Once upon a time a Coffs Harbour holiday conjured images of the Big Banana. These days the array of family activities available between Coffs Harbour and Nambucca Heads are endless and only limited by your time and spirit of adventure! Michelle Pettigrove reports.


It's Gorgeous in the 'Gong!

Sydney's southern little sister is often overlooked in the rush further down the coast, but there are plenty of reasons to go no further than Wollongong and the Illawarra

Adrenaline rush in Port

A wildlife haven, a natural paradise ... much has been written about the beauty and serenity of Greater Port Macquarie. But for some families, it’s not enough to wander along a deserted beach or pat a koala – they need an adrenaline rush!

Roar and Snore at Taronga Zoo

Roar and Snore at Taronga Zoo

Roars ruptured the morning air, momentarily startling us.  Their powerful sound leaving no doubt the nearby lions were awake. We were at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, on their Roar and Snore adventure. Our previous evening’s night safari, minus the daytime crowds, meant uninterrupted views of the animals while listening to fascinating facts and amazing anecdotes. This behind-the-scenes perspective made our Roar and Snore tour a fantastic educational experience.

Lismore National Parks - Protestor Falls Rainforest

Lismore National Parks

Summer doesn't have to be all about the beach. Limit yourself to the coast, and pretty soon the sand in your swimmers will start to annoy you, along with the hordes of other people sharing your small patch of sand. When you're craving some cool, shaded isolation away from the crowded beaches, you'll definitely find it at the National Parks and reserves around Lismore. 

Hartley Valley Holiday Farm

Case Study: Hartley Valley Holiday Farm

Hartley Valley Holiday Farm is a farmstay that familes can own.  Just two hours from Sydney, the farm has activities including horse riding, a competition-standard trail bike track, flood-lit all-weather tennis courts, and a swimming pool. 

Tour Big Sky Country

Travel through Big Sky Country

Pack up the car, consult your map and take to the road on a driving adventure holiday through one of NSW's most diverse regions: the New England North West, aka Big Sky Country.  


Sunny St Kilda

An ultimate family getaway... just a quick tram ride from the Melbourne CBD? The more you think about all that's on offer here, the more perfect you'll realise it is.

More to Melbourne

The Victorian capital sure knows how to pack in the entire spectrum of fun. Whether your family is into parks, history, cartoons or craft, we help you unlock a bounty of activities.


Discover the joys of Ballarat

Ballarat - Australia's "Eureka" town - is jam-packed with olden day treasures, fun family tours, mazes, history, pancakes and more! Get inspired by all that Rebecca Lawson and her family uncover.

Pieces of Victoria

Victoria is a state of superlatives, but here’s what we think represents the best of the best in the southern state!

South Australia


Where the wild things are: Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island provides adventure-seeking families with a dose of glorious, unspoilt wilderness and fascinating wildlife.


Northern Territory

Uluru Adventure

A journey to the red centre is breathtaking. James Castrission takes us on his adventure with his young family and discovers the true heart of Australia.

Exploring the Red Centre

Di Smith took a week's holiday to the glorious centre of Australia and rented a campervan at Alice Springs.  Camping has been taken to a whole new level!

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Adventure

Imagine a strikingly vibrant city blessed with friendly, fun-loving locals and a glorious, sunny climate. Pristine oceans frame the city’s boundaries to the west, rolling hills adorn countryside to the east and a stunning river meanders through the city’s very heart.

Western Australia

Historic Tasmania

Into the Wild

Michelle Pettigrove escapes with Frankie J Holden and their daughter Georgia to the dramatically beautiful Kimberley region.


Experience Perth

Imagine a strikingly vibrant city blessed with friendly, fun-loving locals and a glorious, sunny climate. Pristine oceans frame the city’s boundaries to the west, rolling hills adorn countryside to the east and a stunning river meanders through the city’s very heart.


Historic Tasmania

Visit Historic Tasmania

Tasmania may be the least likely place to go on a family holiday, but this tiny island state of Australia holds a few treasures of its own.  

Australian Capital Territory



A capital summer

Canberra is always buzzing with an exciting calendar of events for families to enjoy. Take a look at all that's in store in the coming months.


Spring into Canberra

Returning for its 27th year, Floriade 2014 promises to be a colourful flower extravaganza with heaps on the agenda for families.

Historic Tasmania

Crazy about Canberra

Aleney de Winter and family discover there is so much more to the nation's capital than politics, and heaps of it is all about hands-on family fun!

ACTing out

A family trip to Canberra has plenty of activities to entertain the whole family. Here we help you check out all your options.


New Zealand



Father and Son Getaway Heaphy Track, NZ

New Zealand in Frodo's Footsteps

Do your family adore The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? New Zealand's North Island isn't just a great setting for Middle Earth movie sets - but for boundless holiday fun as well.

Sailing in Paradise

Two families visit the Bay of Islands, an aquatic playground, with hundreds of islands to cruise around and explore as well as quaint seaside villages to visit.


Father and Son Getaway Heaphy Track, NZ

Father and son Getaway - Walking New Zealand's Heaphy Track

Although we have often gone mountain biking together, he seemed indifferent to the allure of bushwalking. All this changed when I announced one night that we were going “tramping” in New Zealand for four days.

Pacific Islands



Me, the sea and Fiji

Want to escape the resort and hit the waters on your next Fiji holiday? Here's a round up of some of the best on-water fun you can have in this island paradise.

Finding Fiji

Take a holiday to Fiji and you expect to find beautiful beaches, sunny skies and smiling faces... but in reality you uncover so much more. 

Gems of the South Pacific

The South Pacific is a trove a lesser known island goodies. Check out our rundown to know where you should head for your next family adventure in the Pacific.

Family-friendly Philippines

Perfect beaches, waters, sunshine and resorts - let us guide you through the wealth of family-friendly options available as you dream up your next holiday in the Philippines.

Best Kids' Clubs in Fiji

Fiji is known to have the friendliest service and the world's best kids' club programs. Here is our selection of the resorts that offer the cream of the very high-quality crop.

New Caledonia

Family Friendly Maldives

Lydia C Lee finds out that the honeymoon hotspot of the Maldives can also be a family friendly destination

ET's Fun in the Sun - Fiji

With his days full to the brim with work, Andrew 'ET' Ettingshausen headed off to Fiji for some rest and relaxation with his wife and family.

Postcards from Vanuatu

The island paradise of Vanuatu offers a cultural lesson like no other, just a stone's throw from home.

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island: undiscovered family getaway

If you are after a holiday that will transport you back in time to when family holidays were all about spending quality time together and enjoying nature-based activities, Norfolk could be for you 

Cook Islands

Cook Islands

For the perfect island paradise holiday, try the Cook Islands. Polynesian in culture, landscape and heritage, the islands share similarities with neighbouring Tahiti and Samoa, while maintaining a proud and distinct uniqueness.

New Caledonia

New Caledonia

New Caledonia has held a special attraction for me for many years. I absolutely loved France and was a regular visitor during my three years living in London. I often spent my weekends in Paris and had a true love affair with the city.  


Vanuatu - Family Paradise

More and more families are heading for Vanuatu, with is gorgeous beaches, glorious weather, and friendly locals. Cathy Wagstaff and her two daughters, Cara, 10, and Lisa, 9, also found that there was plenty for kids to do as well. 

Getting Hitched with Kids in Tow

The beautiful Cook Islands is a favourite destination for barefoot brides - even those with ready-made flower girls!




Japan in full bloom

Australian's love a trip to Japan... especially in the winter ski season. However, this nation comes to life like nothing else in the warmer months, and it's certainly worth experiencing.

Monkeying about in India

India isn't just about the Taj Mahal, delicious food and a vibrant culture... venture off the beaten path and you'll uncover a trove of WILD animal and safari adventures, too.

Land of LEGO

Follow one family's journey through the plastic fantastic world that is LEGOLAND Malaysia... and pick up some tips about where to stay, eat and play for when you take a trip yourself.

Readers love Sabah!

Sabah (or Borneo) is rapidly growing as a must-go tourist mecca - and a number of our readers can't stop telling us how great it is! Read their reviews and you're bound to get the itch to go and explore this East Malaysian for yourself.

Chinese Whispers

Mandy Nordstrom and her family recently returned from a trip to Hong Kong and China. Here's what they discovered.

Journey to Another World

When Leisa Gartsky travelled to Cambodia and Laos with her 11-year-old twins there were a few raised eyebrows, but three fun-filled weeks later the family was far richer for the experience.

Beachside in Bali

Families with babies and children of any age are warmly welcomed at this gorgeous five-star resort.

Life's a Beach - Malaysia

With golden sands, luxury resorts and smiling locals, a Malaysian beach holiday will touch you forever and leave you with superb family memories.

Selective Tours - Your China Travel Partner

Selective Tours is a fully licensed boutique travel company. Specialising in China, Tibet, Hong Kong & Macau, Selective Tours can provide flexible small group tours, fun and educational family holidays, 'Mix & Match' city tours for independent travellers, as well as tailor-made tours for families, friends, social clubs, schools and special interests groups.

The Riches of the Raj

India is large and geographically diverse. There are those who would think twice about taking kids to India but as Susan Kurosawa discovered, doing so would be an opportunity for self-discovery for everyone visiting!

Exotic Mauritius - Paradise for Kids

Your children may never have heard of Mauritius. So now may be the time to introduce them to one of the most exotic islands on earth that is also one of the most family-friendly.

Hong Kong

Happiest in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a great place for a family holiday. Just ask Symantha Perkins. Here Sam outlines what she, Kieren and their three kids love the most.  

Great Wall, Great Holiday!

However you get there, the Great Wall of China is worth it. Up on top, gaze at sweeping views of the surrounding wild hills and walk a very short way along the Wall itself, a 6,700 kilometre-long rollercoaster of stone interspersed with scattered watchtowers.


Bali in Perspective

The warmth the Balinese radiate toward you and especially your kids, I wish I could get that feeling to jump off this page and embrace you. What I will share with you is several families’ views on Bali and why they have chosen this destination and their views on travelling to Bali at this time.


Northern Territory


Singapore may well have been designed to suit visiting families. Safe, friendly and compact, hi-tech yet exotic, the country is easy to get around and crammed with attractions. 


Vietnam Adventure

Because of its geography – long and narrow – there is a great range of climatic and cultural variation in Vietnam. Here are some highlights for children and tips on how to maximise their holiday enjoyment

Father and Son Getaway Heaphy Track, NZ

China for kids

Wonderfully cheap food, electric boats bobbing on lakes, cute animals and plentiful toys make China a great family holiday destination. The country is fun, safe and full of interesting, child-friendly activities.

Hong Kong Disneyland open its Doors

Now that Hong Kong Disneyland has opened its doors – the third Disney theme park outside the USA and the one closest to our shores – the glittering city has another jewel in its crown that will be sure to entrance kids.



It was a dream start to a long-planned holiday. Our THAI flight landed in tropical Phuket early and, with indecent haste, we were lazing by the pool at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa.


Where can you go to visit bear-filled World Heritage national parks, drive for kilometres without seeing another person, eat 17 varieties of seafood in one go, and be guaranteed that the kids will have as much fun as you? Why Hokkaido in Japan, of course – proof that this country has a lot more to offer than high-rises and fast trains.



Are they spoiled brats? No, not really, but as anyone with teenagers will tell you, the peer group is always trumps – and our daughters’ peer groups seem to have done the Thai, Balinese or Fijian resort scene pretty thoroughly.



Travelling with children raises all sorts of problems, not least how to keep the kids happy and occupied while not boring the pants off their long–suffering parents.

Hong Kong

Happening Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a vibrant slice of Asian urban life complete with bustle, noise, daring skyscrapers and very fashionable people. And from September, it will be home to the newest addition to the Disney family – Disneyland Hong Kong.

Enchanted by Bali

Enchanted by Bali

Bali casts a spell on all those who visit making it almost impossible not to return again and again to unlock her mysteries and uncover her secrets. We explore some of Bali's best features.

Singapore Wildlife and Culture

Singapore for the Young at Heart

Kids will roar with delight at the Lion City, where there's plenty of animal fun. Amity Roche tells us more about Singapore's wildlife and culture.

The Magic of Mauritius

The Magic of Mauritius

The Mauritian people, a blend of French, Creole, British, Indian and Chinese, are very warm, lots of fun and fantastic with children making the island of Mauritius, near Madagascar, a very special place for families. 

The Philippines: fun for all the family

The Philippines: fun for all ages

Voted "the most beautiful beach in the world", Boracay certainly lives up to its reputation - not only for exquisite beauty but for the fantastic array of things to do to keep the most discerning member of the family happy, whatever their age.



With places like The Original Singapore Walk, the Singapore Zoo and Sentosa Island, you will find a myriad of attractions that will appeal to your family in Singapore. 

Thailand for Kids

Thailand for Kids

What sort of place would have no hot water, no television and no roads? These were the questions posed by my 11-year-old daughter as we travelled 45 minutes by motorised longboat up Thailand’s River Kwai to the Jungle Raft Hotel.  

My Hong Kong Family

Holidays with Kids competition winners enjoy a family holiday in Hong Kong!


The Americas



Hands on Hawaii

The magic of Hawaii's islands - from Kauai to Waikiki - is sure to create family memories to last a lifetime. Be inspired by these things you simply shouldn't miss out on.

The buzz from Brazil

Brazil is the football capital of the world and with the country hosting the FIFA World Cup there has never been a better time to plan a family trip.

California Dreamin'

There is so much more to California than Disneyland. From Los Angeles to San Francisco, Tracey Spicer discovers there is so much more for families in Cali.


Island hopping in Hawaii

Headed to Hawaii and needing to choose which islands to visit? With so many great options it can be hard to make any decisions. Let us help you out with our breakdown of six of the most popular islands on offer in this tropical paradise.

Las Vegas Nevada

Dizzy for Disney

Since 1955, California's Disneyland has been putting smiles on faces with a magical dose of entertainment, excitement and fun. As Helen Hayes discovered, there is always something new to see.


Aloha Hawaii

It's official: Holidays with Kids readers love Hawaii. When we asked for your experiences of travel to these beautiful islands we were overwhelmed by the response, with so many readers who couldn't speak highly enough of the natural beauty, family-friendly attractions, great shopping and laid-back vibe! Here's what you had to say.

Las Vegas Nevada

Lovin' Las Vegas

This is one holiday that’s guaranteed to keep the kids entertained and you’ll love it as well! Where else on the planet can you enjoy all of the attractions of man-made imaginations gone wild after sunset, only to wake up to one of Mother Natures’ most magnificent settings in the truly grand Grand Canyon?



Mother nature at her best. Bored kids? Not on this cruise. Alaska is sure to enchant them. Oh, and they might just learn something!


Pirates of the Caribbean

Today, St Lucia is paradise. There are warm, tranquil waters in which to float and sip cocktails, paddle in the black sand or swim among turtles. There are spectacular dive spots and plenty of museums dedicated to the island’s colourful past.

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco

It's easy to explore San Francisco with kids by foot, cable car or even bicycle. We had spent two days riding the famed cable cars from Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Chinatown, the theatre and financial districts, and Union Square, and we were yet to come across any ground that was flat.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

If you’re going to LA with kids in tow, you’d better pack some vitamins. The hardest part will be deciding what to choose from the smorgasbord of attractions.

Las Vegas for Kids

Las Vegas for Kids

With bright lights, thrill rides aplenty, animal attractions and pirate ship battles, Las Vegas offers fun for all the family.

California Dreaming and the Magic of Disneyland

California Dreaming

California is undoubtedly the family capital of the world. Nowhere else will you find so many theme parks, water parks, animal parks, child-friendly restaurants and family accommodation.  

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

The trapeze artist swung gracefully through the air, then let his trapeze go, executing a perfect double somersault with pike.

Wish Upon a Star

Disney Parks have always been the place where dreams come true. Check out what's going on around various Disney Parks and their ever-popular cruise line!

Cara and Lisa Wagstaff

Destination Paradise

Hawaii is the perfect playground for teenagers, writes 17-year-old Cara Wagstaff.




An Italian Summer in Capri

Vintage glamour, classic beauty and Mediterranean charm combine divinely to create a delightful family holiday destination.

The roads from Rome

Italy is prime destination for family travel but planning your trip can be daunting. Take a look at what the experts do and take the guesswork and stress out of where you should go.

The New Forest

Discover all there is to know about this quintessential area of Britain. Wild ponies, Peppa Pig World and a touch of magic make this area truly special for the littlies.

FinlandChristmas in Lapland

Looking for a magicial white Christmas unlike any other? Why not visit Santa's home in Lapland and give the whole family a festive encounter they'll never forget.

Grimm Brothers' Fairytales in Germany

Rapunzel... The Pied Piper... Snow White... they're all tales that have filled the dreams of children for generations. The Fairytale Route through Germany is the perfect way to bring these stories to life.

London fun for kids

London fun

The kids will love these attractions, the London Eye, the Tower of London, the London Dungeon, Changing of the Guard, London Aquarium, Hampton Court Palace, Natural History Museum, Greenwich – home to the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, Kew Gardens – the world’s leading botanic gardens and the Original London Bus Tour.

Intergenerational Travel

Three generations of the Miller family took on Europe head-on. Julie Miller gives us some tips on how to enjoy the holidays with both the grandparents and the kids.


Tantalising Tuscany

One of the best ways to experience a touch of Italian life is to base yourself in Tuscany. From here you can explore the region and live the idyllic Tuscan dream… and keep the kids happy.


Italy at its best: Tuscany

Tuscany is the quintessential Italy, and if you rent a lovely old farmhouse at Castellare di Tonda you can live right in the middle of it: vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills. The kids mightn’t be impressed with the sense of history, but they’ll certainly love the mountain biking, horse riding and endless days in the sun.

France for Kids

France for Kids

Paris will dazzle your children as well as you, while the rest of France boasts amazing scenery, a rich history and all kinds of activities that appeal to children. One of the most delightful ways to experience France is to take to the water and explore its canals and waterways.

Winter Touring in Paris & London

Europe turned out to be a winter wonderland for the Needham family. Peter, Alice and their two young boys, Felix and Harry, enjoyed Britain's highly changeable weather and France's extreme cold climate.


Having fun in London

The British capital is big, with big attractions and a big history. With some planning, big family fun can be had by all. Perhaps the most important thing to remember when you are travelling with young kids is that if you try to pack too much in, someone’s going to end up in tears – and it’s just as likely to be you.

European vacation

European Vacation

Mention travelling around the world with two young kids and you’ll get a similar response from most mums and dads with young children. Some will shoot you a knowing ‘good luck’ look and follow it up with a chuckle, while others will shake their heads at your ignorance and ask you straight out if you’ve lost your mind.


Family-friendly Austria

Helen Hayes explored land-locked Austria with her family, and found a host of enchanting family experiences in Innsbruck, Hallstadt, Salzburg and Vienna. 

Quentin Kenihan

Travelling with a Disabled Child

Quentin was six months old and prone in a second-hand English perambulator. We stood in front of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza. The pram's top was detachable. Several ribs had broken before we left Australia. "You'll probably never live to be able to climb it yourself," my husband said to our severely physically disabled son. "But I'll take you as far as I can."

Rail Holidays



Rail Travel is a great way to explore

Rail Travel

If you love the idea of sitting back and watching scenery pass you by while the kids amuse themselves, you’ll love train travel. Here are a few of the great train trips on offer.


Rail Travel

All Aboard

Train travel is fun for kids and makes for a great holiday in Australia and around the world. Whether it’s a single journey, an extended multi-country trip using a rail pass or a luxury theme route like the Orient Express, train travel is an experience that the whole family won’t quickly forget.


Holidays by train

Holidays by Train

You can save a lot of money travelling by rail, as Marc Llewellyn reports in this print-out-and-keep guide to train travel in Europe, USA and Canada.

Cruising Holidays



Family Cruising

Maiden voyage to Moreton

First-time cruisers? Discover why a 4-day cruise is the perfect option for people looking to sample a holiday out at sea.


Celebrity Mercury Cruise Ship

Opulence, indulgence, relaxation, fun; whatever your family holiday requirements, the Celebrity Mercury Cruise Ship has your needs covered.

France by Canal

Cruising France

Just picture you and the children drifting along a country canal, watching the scenery float by while you lunch on fresh baguettes, tomatoes, cheese, olives and a glass of the local wine. France is made for canal cruising, and unlike the narrow boats of England, canal cruisers in France give you space to relax. 

Houseboat on the Murrary River

Houseboat on the Murray River

Cruising on the Murray on a houseboat with a large kitchen/living area is something like travelling in a glass-walled lounge room. The landscape slips by. River folk sitting around breakfast campfires under giant river red gums wave from the bank. Squadrons of swallows skim low over the water ahead of the bow.

Ski Holidays



Say hello to snow

First impressions do count - especially when it comes to ski experiences. Follow these tips to make sure your child's first snow trip is a memorable one (in a good way). 

Ski Canada

Instructing. Your dream job?

Find out how to make a snow-lover's dream job a reality.

Olympic hope Anna Segal

We talk to Aussie Winter Olympic hopeful, Anna Segal, and get her chatting about all things slopestyle.

Ski Canada

Skiing V Boarding

Is there a winner? We ask a for a mother's view when it comes to the skiing or boarding debate.

Ski Argentina

South America in winter will provide an exotic twist to your next family ski holiday.

Ski Canada

Into Italy

Italians love family - and your family will love skiing in Italy.

Jingle Bells

Looking for some adventure off the snow? We've got you covered!

Ski Canada

Awesome Austria

From Innsbruck and beyond! Discover the family sweet-spots for skiing in Austria.

 Sweet Swiss

Switzerland is renowned the world over for the sweetness of its slopes. We've outlined some great, family-friendly options to help you with your trip planning!

Ski Canada

Joys of Japan

Japan has over 600 ski resorts - let us help point you in the right direction.

Sushi, snow and skiing

Find out why Japan will give you the perfect combination of skiing and culture.

Ski Canada

The playgrounds of Colorado

This article will take you from Aspen to Telluride and show you all the snowy goodness in between.

All About Aspen

Celebrity chef, Neil Perry, takes his family to Aspen and gives us the low down on the good food and great skiing the area has to offer.

Ski Canada

Wild West Skiing

Alex, our kid reporter, gives his opinion on skiing in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

Canada's Snow Show

Canada certainly knows snow. Learn more about all the awesome Canadian ski options.

Ski Canada

Skiing the White and Silver

Big White and Silver Star are two of Canada's best loved ski resorts. Read this article to understand why!

Tops for Teens

Take a look at the best resorts for teenagers in North America.

Ski Canada

Kids Central at Cardrona

Ben Dark heads to Cardrona slopes in New Zealand and discover the joys of a family ski trip.

Ski Canada

Kiwi Ski

Here we outline of all the amazing possibilities that await you the next time you consider skiing in New Zealand.

Ski Canada

Oz on Snow

Everything you need to know about the Australian ski slopes this season.

Ski Canada

Teaming up in Buller

Planning your first trip to the snow? Share the experience with friends at Mt Buller.

Ski Canada

Thredbo Therapy

Andrew Ettingshausen holidays with his grown-up children... and their boyfriends. He tells us why Thredbo is always a great snow holiday for all ages.

Ski Canada

 Falling for Falls Creek

Andrew Daddo shares his reasons for faliing in love with Falls Creek on a recent family holiday.

Ski Canada

TOP 20 Best Snow Tips

What should you know before you go? Here you'll find a handy list of hints to help you get ready for your next ski getaway.

Ski Canada

Discover the World's 25 Best Ski Towns

Chosen by National Geographic

Ski Canada

Sun Valley and Jackson Hole, USA

Combine steep slopes, plenty of soft, dry powder and great children's ski programs and you've got the ingredients for an exciting family ski adventure. Kayte Nunn checks out Jackson Hole and Sun Valley.

Ski Canada

Hello Hokkaido

Holidays with Kids looks at the best of this popular ski region

When to Shred? The Best Age to Start Snowboarding

Your child wants to switch from skiing to snowboarding. When is the right time and what are the pros and cons of the two? Helen Hayes unravels this mystery.

Ski Canada

Ski Canada

Fairytale Whistler: As well as some of the best ski runs in North America, Whistler offers good old-fashioned family fun.

Skiing with Kids

Skiing with Kids

Unlike other holidays where activities are divided squarely into those for the kids and those for the adults, skiing is one of the few sports you can do together as a family regardless of age.

Ski Colorado

Ski Colorado

Pamela Wright road tests some of Colorado's best skiing destinations, including Aspen/Snowmass and Steamboat. 

Ski Canada

Ski Canada

Canada can work out to be a great option if you want to ski with your kids. What’s more, you get to ski when it’s summer in Australia, and the scenery is even more magical than back home. 


Falls Creek

With the onset of winter most, if not all, families have children who dream of a true, snowy, winter experience.  This dream can be realised at Fall Creek, the ultimate Winter Wonderland for families.

Large Family Travel


Breaking the family mould

With larger family and intergenerational travel on the rise, we've answered your questions and put together the best accommodation options to suit larger groups.

Travelling Large

Brangelina do it, and so can you! Travelling with a big family can be affordable and rewarding, here's what our readers who are larger than average have to say.


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