Quality time is the best kind of time that we can spend with the ones we love. And there’s no better quality time for a family than a holiday at a child-friendly resort that offers plenty of recreational activities for the kids along with some much-needed opportunities for the parents to relax and unwind in style. You can make new fun-filled memories in the sunshine state at our pick of the best family-friendly resorts in Queensland.

RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast

RACV Royal Pines Resort – Gold Coast

A relaxation & recreation wonderland for the whole family, RACV Royal Pines Resort is especially child-friendly with its playground facilities, water park, and in-house movies to keep the little ones entertained. They offer fun-filled children’s party packages for special occasions too! Their babysitting services will allow you to guiltlessly enjoy the spa, golf course, and poolside bar while resting assured that the kids are being well cared for.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort – Whitsundays

Dedicated to engage the children, the secured indoor Planet Trekker’s Kids Club at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort is perfect for kids 4-12 years old. Each day’s pre-planned activities are different; fun, educational, and completely immersive for kids of different ages. Kids will enjoy seashell painting, buggy safaris, and guided nature walks. The games room is sure to keep the children occupied during downtime, and the whole family can engage in a friendly tennis or billiards match before capping the day off in your private pool.

Rumba Beach Resort

Rumba Beach Resort – Sunshine Coast

Biking around all day or splashing around in the child-friendly pool while the grown-ups enjoy the poolside bar at Rumba Beach Resort sounds like the ingredients for a perfect family holiday. Nearby attractions to keep the kids entertained include Aussie World Theme Park, Australia Zoo, Big Kart Track, and SEA LIFE Mooloolaba. More adventurous activities you can try out include jetskiing, sky diving, and boating. This child-friendly resort has tasteful modern interiors and offers scenic views of the ocean and the tip of nearby Bribie Island. 

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort – Port Douglas

Indulge in the 5-star luxury of Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort and enjoy the peace and quiet of the resort’s private beach. Kids too young for the ocean? Head to the safety of the children’s saltwater lagoon pool where you can easily keep an eye on them. Children will also enjoy the unique “Breakfast with the Birds” or “Lunch with the Lorikeets” experience at Curlew Café. All suites have private balconies and open-plan designs adding to that relaxing homey vibe. Here you can forget your worries and enjoy quality time with your family while receiving world-renowned superior hospitality.

RACV Noosa Resort

RACV Noosa Resort – Noosa Heads

Eyes on the prize kids! Parents, be ready for the thrill and excitement of RACV Noosa Resort’s children’s pool with slides and water park features. Kids Club Care activities include arts and crafts, movies, and games facilitated by qualified childcare professionals. RACV Noosa Resort also offers babysitting services so you can take a break, relax, and let the stress melt away at One Spa. The larger apartments here offer fully-equipped kitchens and laundry facilities – perfect for a longer stay.

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InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, an IHG Hotel

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort – Gold Coast

A luxury family escape awaits you at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Just 15 minutes away from Queensland’s famous theme parks—Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamland, Wet ‘n’ Wild, and Seaworld – this grand estate resort promises to be your home away from home in the sunshine state. The stunning beach lagoon is perfect for a shallow dip, and you can rest assured that with their childcare services and Planet Trekkers Kids Club, the whole family can let loose and have a great time.

Palm Bungalows

Palm Bungalows – Whitsundays

Live the island life to its finest at Palm Bungalows where you and your little adventurers can spend your days exploring. With six outdoor pools to choose from, there won’t be a shortage of water fun. The Clownfish Club is open for kids from 4-16 years old and has activities for kids and the whole family. Amp up the family fun by going go-karting, bowling, playing mini-golf, kayaking, paddleboarding, and visiting the wildlife park, or rough it up with an ATV ride. Parents can chill in your private hammock or cap off the day and relax in the sauna.

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

Shangri-La The Marina – Cairns

Does your little one love boats? Have fun watching the boats docking on the Marlin Marina from the comfort of your own suite at the Shangri-La The Marina. Pick what to nibble on from the snack bar and take it to the picnic area or lounge in the shade of the poolside umbrellas while the kids take a dip in the kiddie pool. Just a short boat ride away from the Great Barrier Reef, the whole family can enjoy recreational activities and water sports like rafting, boating, and kayaking. Rainforest walks and river cruises are also available for those looking to introduce children to the beauty of nature.

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences – Gold Coast

If you’re looking for a fun day out and that sightseeing vibe, Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences is perfect for your next family getaway. Children under 18 stay for free when sharing with parents. Hop on the shuttle to visit the nearby attractions; Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Infinity Attraction among other side trips. Choose to take a dip in one of 4 outdoor pools, have a little outdoor picnic and barbecue with the fam, or spend the day making sandcastles on the beach.

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Powered by copious amounts of caffeine, Tracy is a cat lady who loves island hopping in Asia. A writer by profession and an interior designer at heart, she loves synergistic aesthetics that breathe life and character into spaces. She finds inspiration from the grand and the mundane, and dreams of living by the beach.