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 Capricorn Region - Outback to the Barrier Reef

Pack your swimsuit, find torch, grab your boots and get ready for the adventure that is the Capricorn Region. Taking its name from the Tropic of Capricorn, this region is home to many remarkable towns and natural wonders.

PowerShot Travel Blog

Armed with their PowerShot cameras and hitting the open road in their SUV, the Power family explore Australia from the Queensland coast to the National Parks of the Northern Territory. Here they share their memories and photos.

Darlington Beach, Coffs Coast 

Think Big for Your Next Seaside Holiday - a review of NRMA Holiday Park Darlington Beach, Coffs Harbour by Andrew Mevissen.

Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour

Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour

I wish to advise your readers of another venue that we have just returned home from, having had a fantastic family holiday. >>more

Skip Along to Murramarang

The well-known resort itself has won countless national and state tourism awards and many environmental accolades for its work on sustainable tourism initiatives. In addition, Murramarang was voted by readers of Holidays with Kids magazine this year as one of the top 10 holiday parks in Australia.

Jervis Bay Caravan Park

There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats, wrote Kenneth Grahame in The Wind in the Willows. And that's exactly what we did on our recent weekend at Jervis Bay Caravan Park at Huskisson on the NSW South Coast and Grahame was right - nothing beats having fun on the water.

Blight Family Holiday at the Gold Coast 

Are you struggling to find the ideal holiday destination for teens and younger children? The Blight family found their compromise at Queensland's Gold Coast

Gerroa Shores Holiday Park

"Now this is camping," exclaimed my 10-year-old daughter as we set foot inside our luxury spa cabin nestled by the river at Gerroa Shores Holiday Park on the NSW South Coast.

P&O Cruise

P&O Cruise Review

Our family (mum, dad, four-year-old Paris and six-year-old Andrew) had the opportunity to go on a wonderful family cruise together on P&O’s Pacific Sun. We all loved the cruise – it was the best holiday ever.

Cable Beach Club

Cable Beach Club, WA

Set against the beautiful and dramatic Cable Beach, iconic Cable Beach Club Resort is an indulgent oasis in Broome, Western Australia. Luxurious villas, elegant suites and deluxe rooms set amongst tropical gardens will captivate you in a kaleidoscope of colours radiating from Australia's wondrous out-back.


Holidays at Coffs Harbour

Hands up if you’re happy with your level of health and fitness.  Anyone? No? Thought so! Well, a holiday is about taking a break so what better time to reflect upon your health and fitness than while on holiday, and hopefully, make some lasting changes.

Surfs Up!

One Mile Beach Holiday Park

Holiday parks have always been a great Aussie holiday option and, if you want to know why they’re so popular, you need only head to One Mile Beach Holiday Park in Port Stephens.

Mt Buffalo Chalet

Mt Buffalo Chalet

The historic Mount Buffalo Chalet, perched atop a steep gorge at beautiful Mount Buffalo National Park 320km northeast of Melbourne.

Mobys Beachside Retreat

Mobys Beachside Retreat

Children staying at Mobys Beachside Retreat are among the most enthusiastic users of its conference centre. But the kids don’t hold conferences – they watch movies.

Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Located in the grounds of Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Accommodation is in Africian-style tents with all the creature comforts like beds and ensuite in the tent. At the front door, you are looking out at the Africian Savannah, watching giraffes, zebra and other exotic animals roaming.

Rafferty's Resort, Lake Macquarie

Rafferty's Resort, Lake Macquarie

It was an easy 90 minute drive from Sydney to Rafferty's Resort for a short break during school holidays, giving us the rest of the day to settle in and explore.

Whitsunday Apartments

Whitsunday Apartments, Hamilton Island

I'd like to tell you about a fabulous holiday destination to take kids...Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands. We've been there three times now because it is the only place we can take holidays with the kids where both adults and kids enjoy it.

Norfolk Island

My Norfolk Island Holiday

Watawieh yorlye! I learnt that greeting last year when my family and I went on a holiday to Norfolk Island. We had a great time there. Norfolk Island was a fun and relaxing holiday place.

Crown Plaza, Surfers Paradise

Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise

As far as I am aware they have the only kids club (KO Club) that is both free and which will look after kids to 10:00pm each night. The only fee is $10 if you wish them to provide the evening meal.

Competition Winner's Stories

Competition Winner's Stories

Jamberoo Competition
Congratulations to the MacQueen family who won a family pass to Jamberoo Recreation Park! >>more

Holidays with Pets
Congratulations to 5 year old Benjamin Williams from Diamond Creek, Victoria. >>more


South Pacific


The McGill family holiday to Fiji

After 6 nights staying at The Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji with our son, my wife and I knew we’d be returning.

Castaway Island Resort

Castaway Island Resort

Castaway Island is a first-class private tropical island resort in Fiji's Mamanuca Islands, 30 kms from Nadi International Airport.  

Malolo Island Resort

Malolo is an intimate, rustic resort. It's about a bure near the beach, surrounded by the world's friendliest people with a living and authentic culture. You will be served by the descendants of villagers who have lived there for thousands of years, offering true Fijian hospitality.

Plantation Island Resort

Plantation Island Resort

Plantation Island Resort is located 10 miles offshore, west of Nadi on the island of Malololailai. The resort utilises 23 acres of landscaped gardens and has 7 km of white sandy beaches. 

Shangri-La's Fijian Resort

Shangri-La's Fijian Resort

Located on its own island and boasting some of Fiji's finest beaches, this resort offers an abundance of facilities to keep every family member occupied. A protected bay forms a natural lagoon inside the reef, which is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and all water sports. 

Sheraton Fiji Resort

Sheraton Fiji Resort

The contemporary Sheraton Fiji Resort has a light, airy ambience and offers uncompromising luxury and service in 25 acres of tropical gardens.  

Sonaisali Island Resort Fiji

Sonaisali Island Resort Fiji

Sonaisali is a true island escape; a small green dot in the beautiful South Pacific Ocean...with the mainland of Fiji only a short boat ride away. 

The Naviti Resort

The Naviti Resort

The Naviti Resort can indeed be "All Things to All People"...From a frolicking family holiday to being the perfect romantic retreat for a wedding or honeymoon.


Treasure Island Resort Fiji

Treasure Island Resort Fiji

Treasure Island is a beautiful coral atoll just 30 minutes from Viti Levu, Fiji's mainland. Surrounded by an established marine reserve and covered with tropical gardens, the Island is home to several endangered species (Hawkes Bill Turtles, Crested Iguana).  

Turtle Bay Resort, Santo, Vanuatu

Boasting 2 acres of gardens and 120 metres of waterfront, including plenty of secluded areas in which to lose yourself. Situated in Turtle Bay with excellent snorkelling and diving, and calm, azure waters perfect for canoeing and swimming.

Sheraton Royal Denarau Resort - Warrior jumping

The Westin Resort

The Westin Resort, formerly Sheraton Royal Denarau Resort, is renown for its Fijian traditional and cultural environment with timeless ambience of the islands blended with sophisticated holiday pleasures.  You will be mesmerized by our warm, smiling hospitality in Fijian style from the moment you arrive at our unique and authentic resort in Fiji.  




There is so much to see and do in Hong Kong

Just back from Hong Kong

Simon and his six year old daughter explore some of the cool thinks to see and do in Hong Kong besides Disneyland. This vibrant city is a wonderland for kids.


Sabah, Malaysia

If you are looking for a destination that will turn heads amongst your friends, tell them you are off to Sabah in Malaysia.


Trip to Malaysia

Our family had a fabulous time in Sabah and Kuala Lumpur.  The Sutera Harbour was fantastic, the rooms were great. The kids' club was nothing special but the kids spent most of their time in the pool or water slides. 


On location in Bali

This was the Carwardines' third trip to Bali as a family and definitely won't be their last! With five children, Alistair says, Bali is the most affordable destination for them. >>more

The Antonies are serial visitors to Bali with this being their 12th trip! Lucky them! This trip they plan to take advantage of the time Tim has between jobs, and stay for 6 weeks. >>more

Going with the Flow

Stacey Schildroth learns an interesting cultural lesson in Thailand





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.

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Whistler offers great family options as the village atmosphere offers alternative activities other than skiing.  There are plenty of shops, great restaurants , spas and coffee shops – all making for a wonderful holiday!


Disneyland California

The Pugliese family head to Disneyland in California with their three young boys. Did they have a good time and would they do it again? Read on to find out how the holiday went. 

African Safari

My wife was swearing, my 13-year-old daughter had gone pale and buried her head in her mother’s shoulder, and my six-surrounded.” Al fresco dining in the Tanzanian bush can be a visceral experience when there are lions around – all around. 

Reader Travel Advice

First hand experince and advice you want to read before your next holiday.



Snow, Ski and Snowboard



Snow Bound

Plenty of our readers are keen skiers, and keen to introduce their children (and even babies) to the delights of a holiday at the snow, whether in Australia or overseas. Here's what a few of them experienced on their winter travels.


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