Oaks Oasis Resort, Sunshine Coast ©
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
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 ©
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 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
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 ©
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.
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 ©
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.
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 ©
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