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With summer almost gone and everyone back into the full swing of work and school, it’s a good time to reflect on how much you enjoyed your last holiday – and to start planning next year’s summer escape straight away. Don’t laugh too much, with many holiday destinations you actually need to book in at the end of your last trip if you want to stay at the same time next year. So if you haven’t already – jump on the phone and make that booking now!

For anyone planning an early Easter escape, we’ve got some great deals lined up for you in this eNewsletter including swimming with dolphins at Mornington Peninsula, relaxing on the beautiful Long Island in the Whitsundays and some fantastic holiday park accommodation deals on the NSW North Coast.

If you still haven’t picked up the latest copy of Holidays with Kids magazine it is on sale now at newsagents across the country. Inside you will find a great selection of domestic and overseas holiday experiences as well as our annual ‘Caravan and Camping’ summer flip section. If you can’t find a copy, just visit our website subscription page and sign up to have the magazine delivered to your door four times a year for only $25.00.

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page and share your latest holiday adventures with us, we’d love to hear all about them. Until next month.

David Thorndike and the Holidays with Kids Team


Summer Specials

Hot deals




Sydney Monorail

If you are looking for something to do in the Easter school holidays with the kids that you won’t ever be able to do again, take them into the city for a ride on the Sydney Monorail. On 30 June this year, the Sydney Monorail will take its final trip before being dismantled.

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Caravan and Camping Supershows

A great day out with the family to discover all that’s new in tents, camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes and camping accessories with activities provided to keep the kids entertained.

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Holiday and Travel Show

Come and meet the Holidays with Kids team at this years Holiday and Travel Show. You will be able to talk to travel experts, save with fantastic show deals and learn more about your dream destination in the great seminar talk rooms.

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Whitsunday Midweek Specials!


Experience a Whitsunday family getaway with fantastic Midweek Specials available at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort. With an extensive range of family-friendly accommodation and facilities including a 32m resort pool, waterslides, outdoor cinema, jumping pillow, 18 hole mini golf, huge adventure playground and Toddler Time Tuesday, the kids with have a blast!

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Save 40% on Your Next Tropical Island Getaway!


Long Island Resort is the perfect playground for your next family escape.
Stay 4 nights with us and SAVE 40%, plus the kids stay, play & dine FREE*
Spend quality time with your loved ones and enjoy FREE tennis, mini golf, daily bird & fish feeding, kayaks, kids' club, in house movies, daily resort activities, nightly entertainment and an array of walks through the islands National Park. Grab this special while it lasts!

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Kids Stay Free in February and March 2013*


There is no better way to kick off 2013 than a Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort getaway and to make it just that bit easier kids can stay and play for free when you stay two nights or more from 1 February to 18 March 2013*

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North Coast Holiday Parks


Sign up to our FREE Loyalty Card – our popular Road Tripper Card. When you stay 6 nights in a combination of our parks, you receive one FREE night* to use at one of our 23 Parks along East Coast of NSW.

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Happy Kids Holiday Here. One Night FREE and FREE Breakfast included on the Tweed Coast.


Book a 4 night mid week stay from Sunday to Thursday and only pay for 3 at Australia’s best Holiday Park the BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort. Free breakfast is included daily at Ripples Licensed Café, the Resorts onsite café. Available to book 1 May to 6 June 2013.

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Jamberoo Summer Family Fun Package


An action packed weekend awaits with beachside accommodation at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach and a family pass to Jamberoo Action Park!*

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North Coast New South Wales by BIG4


Stretching more than 900 kilometres, the Legendary Pacific Coast offers something new to explore around every turn. The rolling green hills, pristine beaches and friendly people combine to create family holiday memories that last a lifetime. No matter where you’re headed, BIG4 Holiday Parks place you perfectly to explore the NSW North Coast’s most spectacular destinations.

Welcome to North Coast New South Wales by BIG4

To explore further click here or visit


Take your family to swim with wild dolphins and seals


Snorkel with resident Bottlenose Dolphins, swim alongside cheeky Australian Fur Seals and explore underwater marine parks filled with colourful fish. Tours depart daily from Sorrento Pier on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, only 1.5 hours from Melbourne. Choose between swimming and sightseeing adventures, tours are suitable for children five years and over.
Take advantage of our summer special, exclusive to Holidays with Kids readers:
One child travels free with any two full priced adults.
Book online or by telephone, enter discount code HWK12. (Offer valid until April 2013)

For more information visit or phone 03 5984 4211



Win a summer adventure holiday at Thredbo, located in the heart of the Snowy Mountains with a range of accommodation, shops, restaurants, cafes and an endless choice of family activities.

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Take a look at what’s new in games, books, movies and music for this summer, with your chance to win one of many great giveaways on offer including the all new Sydney edition of Monopoly.

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Win a gorgeous Gold Coast family getaway valued at over $4000. Your family could win five nights' accommodation at the incredibly child-friendly Zagame's Paradise Resort.

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Holidays with Kids is the most popular travel magazine in Australia reaching both consumers and travel agents with 50,000 copies and more than 600,000 readers. Holidays with Kids is also available in Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin, Emirates, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and Malaysian Airlines airport lounges and on international flights with Qantas. Our magazine is also available in New Zealand, the USA and Asia.

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