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Oaks Oasis Resort, Sunshine Coast ©

Room for fun

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


hen travelling with kids, separate bedrooms are a sought-after luxury. If everyone gets a good night's sleep, the holiday is that much more enjoyable for the whole family. That's why for most parents, holiday apartments are the way to go. It's not just about being able to wash the kids' clothes, cook your own meals or spread out in separate bedrooms. It's about being able to put the little ones to bed and sit on the balcony with a cheese plate and chat long into the evening.

Whether you fancy a beach break, a country escape, a city stay or a wander through the vineyards, Oaks Apartments have flexible countrywide family apartment accommodation that offers a perfect retreat for families without busting the holiday budget. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Oaks Pacific Blue Resort, Port Stephens ©

Port Stephens, NSW

The kids can swim, float or drift away on a blow-up boat in Australia’s largest swimming pool, the centrepiece of Oaks Pacific Blue Resort. When you’re not relaxing poolside, soaking in one of four Jacuzzis, dining at the onsite restaurant and bar, or kicking back in your self-contained one-, two- or threebedroom apartment, head out on a sand dune safari or a cruise in search of dolphins and whales.

Hunter Valley, NSW

Get back to nature and enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort. Take in glorious views of the 18-hole golf course or book in for a round or two, with clubs available for hire. There are two pools, tennis courts, a bocce sand pit and basketball hoops, as well as two restaurants to tempt the tastebuds. A selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are perfect for families, just a two-hour drive from Sydney.

Coolangatta Gold Coast, QLD

At the southern end of the Gold Coast is a virtually untouched paradise, and arguably the best place to stay is in a one- or twobedroom apartment at Oaks Calypso Plaza. There is a lagoon pool and two water slides to entertain the kids and, with its beachfront location, the resort is an ideal hub to explore the Gold Coast’s beaches and attractions.

Oaks Calypso Plaza, Coolangatta Gold Coast ©

Brisbane, QLD

Right in the heart of the city, just steps from Queen Street Mall is Oaks Festival Towers. After exploring the delights of Brisbane, retreat back to your apartment and enjoy two pools, a spa and outdoor barbecue. The biggest bonus? During school holidays Oaks offers a free room upgrade from one to two bedrooms for visiting families.

Townsville, QLD

Townsville is a lesser-known destination for a family holiday, but it is an amazing one. From your one- or two-bedroom apartment at Oaks Gateway on Palmer, take the ferry to incredible Magnetic Island to explore in a mini topless convertible, snorkel secluded bays and spot koalas. Or tackle Barra Fun park, explore the many parklands and enjoy sunset at Horseshoe Bay.

Oaks Seaforth Resort, Sunshine Coast ©

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Voted as one of the Top 10 Family Resorts in Australia in our Readers' Choice Awards, Oaks Oasis Resort is a destination in itself. Along with renovated one-, two- and threebedroom apartments, you’ll find a water park and adventure zone, plus a restaurant. If you can tear the kids away, it’s a 20-minute drive to Australia Zoo.

Another excellent Sunshine Coast family retreat is Oaks Seaforth Resort, located on the beach within walking distance to Mooloolaba. Step through the gates into a tropical garden with a lagoon pool and one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments. Spend days at the beach, chilling by the pool and dining at a choice of local restaurants.

Port Douglas, QLD

Port Douglas’ Oaks Lagoons Resort offers everything a tropical holiday should. There are one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment options and a whopping six pools with swimout options. A day trip to the Daintree and Great Barrier Reef are musts when visiting. If you’d rather stick close by, take the shuttle bus to the town centre to explore or a two-minute walk to Four Mile Beach.

Oaks Lagoons Resort, Port Douglas ©

Broome, WA

This bucket-list destination is at its best between May and September. Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary, within walking distance of Australia’s best sunset, offers a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, including indulgent private pool villas, and five pools to splash between. Once you’ve tried them all, visit stunning Horizontal Falls or go sea kayaking with turtles. Magic.

Glenelg, SA

Oaks Plaza Pier Glenelg is a great base for families to explore Adelaide and surrounds. Located on the beachfront, you’ll find stylish one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, some with ocean views. Only 10 minutes from the Morialta Conservation Park, day trips to the Fleurieu Penninsula and Barossa for the scenery, food and wine are a must.

Oaks Plaza Pier Resort, Glenelg ©

Melbourne, VIC

Right in the heart of Melbourne is Oaks on Market, and newly refurbished one- and two-bedroom apartments, beautiful city views and an amazing buffet breakfast. There’s a tram stop on the corner offering easy access to family favourites including Luna Park, the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery and Collingwood Children's Farm.

Queenstown, NZ

Gorgeous in all seasons, Queenstown is a magical place every month of the year. Oaks Shores, located on Lake Wakatipu, offers guests a selection of the huge one, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, some with fireplaces to keep you cosy in winter. There’s access to an all-day shuttle bus to and from town and all the awesome activities this action-packed city provides.

Oaks Shores Resort, Queenstown NZ ©

Hot tip

Oaks Hotel is the go-to for apartment-style holidays, with 26-years' experience and 56 hotels to choose from. Join the MyOaks programme for benefits including 10% off, early check-in and late check-out plus kids eat free deals and other exclusive offers.

This article appeared in volume 53 of Holidays with Kids magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.


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