Kid-friendly holiday destinations

Where to travel with a toddler in tow!
Family Holidays

Just because you’ve welcomed a little one into the fold doesn’t mean you need to give up your love of travel!

While there may be a few adjustments to your usual vacay schedule – like swapping happy hour with nap time – before you know it, your bub will be soaking up the relaxed holiday vibes.

Here are our top picks for dream holidays with a toddler in tow!

Your toddler will love a visit to the Western Plains Zoo.

Dubbo, New South Wales

This charming city is jam-packed with family-friendly activities, reasonable accommodation options and a bustling foodie scene.

Of course, no trip to the region is complete without a visit to its famous Western Plains Zoo. You can pop your toddler on the back of a bike or cart, hire a car or simply wander the six-kilometre safari-style circuit on foot with the pram.

With so many fascinating animals on display, you’re bound to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Fiji offers a range of family-friendly hotels and kids’ clubs.


Fiji is renowned for being family-friendly destination. And no matter where you live in Australia, the flight is always going to be far easier than an arduous, overnight long-haul.

This slice of paradise is overflowing with incredible family resorts and package deals your bank account will love. Most hotels offer kids’ clubs, which will keep your toddler entertained all day with a range of activities from sand castle building, dancing and arts and craft. Added bonus: your bub will sleep like a champion after such a busy day!

Why not enter our competition to win a trip to Fiji here?

Make a Tuscan villa home!

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Tuscany, Italy

If you’re looking for a super special splurge, you can’t go past Tuscany. Hire a villa and make it your home for a week or two. Having all your creature comforts on hand will make your bub feel right at home.

Almost every place in Tuscany comes complete with a pool so you and your toddler can splash about together.

Plus, Tuscany is just an hour’s drive from Florence, which makes for the perfect day trip. Gelato for the whole family is a must!

Crescent Head is a cost-effective family getaway. (Pic/via Big Hill Beach Cottages)

Crescent Head, New South Wales

Kids can spend literally hours entertaining themselves at the beach and the laid-back town of Crescent Head has so many stunning coastal lines on offer.

You can camp out at the Crescent Head Holiday park (which is pet friendly during the off-season!) or hire a modest cabin.

Take your little one bird watching, kangaroo spotting or fishing!

Say aloha to Hawaii!


Like Fiji, Hawaii has an incredible reputation for being accommodating to young families.

Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are the most kid-friendly islands. You can take your bub on an adventure to one of the many national parks or, for the quintessential Hawaiian experience, go and take a Luau dance class together.

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