We know that travelling with the family can be stressful, which is why we’ve taken the stress out of finding the perfect accommodation. We have reviewed thousands of family-friendly accommodations around Australia to find the very best for you and your family in 2015.

Happy children generally means happy parents, so each of these hand-picked properties provides not only an abundance of space, but a range of fun and enjoyable facilities for all members of the family to enjoy. One thing that all of our Top 10 Family Getaways have in common is a guarantee that you will return with magical memories that your family will remember for years to come.


1. Gaelforce | Sydney & Northern Beaches, NSW

Gaelforce, NSW

LOCATION: Palm Beach, NSW  |  GETTING THERE: 1 hour drive from Sydney   |  RATES FROM: $5,000 per night

With five bedrooms and an abundance of indoor and outdoor areas, this exquisite five star luxury hideout is the perfect holiday accommodation choice for large families. Boasting a myriad of facilities, there is something to keep every member of the family entertained, including a large heated swimming pool, its own boathouse, jetty and exclusive use of your own boat with a skipper.

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2. Possum Hill | Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

Possum Hill, Byron Bay

LOCATION: Bangalow, NSW  |  GETTING THERE: 15 minute drive from Byron Bay  |  RATES FROM: $1,285

Situated close to Byron Bay, this magical Tuscan-inspired 5 bedroom property offers a spacious and sophisticated interior and expansive outdoor entertainment areas that make it the perfect luxury holiday accommodation for large families. Its combination of large indoor and outdoor spaces provide areas for both adults and children to be entertained and relax in.

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3. The Ocean Retreat | East Coast, TAS

The Ocean Retreat, Tasmania

LOCATION: Falmouth, TAS  |  GETTING THERE: 2 hour drive from Launceston  |  RATES FROM: $600 per night

Boasting spectacular ocean views, this sophisticated four bedroom retreat is perfect for families looking to unwind and recharge in a luxurious coastal setting. Its soft white sandy beach and safe tidal lagoon make it a beach haven for children, and the retreats heated plunge pool and media rumpus room means the family are entertained whatever the weather.

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4. Sandstonehaven | Great Ocean Road, VIC

Sandstonehaven, Great Ocean Road

LOCATION: Lorne, VIC  |  GETTING THERE: 2 hour drive from Melbourne   |  RATES FROM: $1,000 per night

For that relaxing family holiday, this elegant and spacious home has everything you need. Set over three levels, this luxurious five bedroom beach residence is perfect for families seeking a fun filled holiday with quality time together and lasting memories. With direct beach access and separate family entertainment room, there is space for children to play while adults enjoy the spectacular ocean views from the expansive timber decks and outdoor lounge areas.

Read more about Sandstonehaven.


5. Ocean’s Edge | Port Douglas, QLD

Oceans Edge, Port Douglas, QLD

LOCATION: Oak Beach, QLD  |  GETTING THERE: 50 minute drive from Cairns  |  RATES FROM: $450 per night

Dominating a beach front position, this superb beach home is fully equipped with everything you need for a fun filled family vacation. Its three bedrooms, games room, large infinity pool and expansive outdoor patio make for a stunning place for the whole family to relax and enjoy the tropics.

Read more about Ocean’s Edge.


6. Mount Olive | Daylesford, VIC

Mount Olive, Daylesford, VIC

LOCATION: Daylesford, VIC  |  GETTING THERE: 90 minute drive from Melbourne  |  RATES FROM: $320 per night

Boasting glamorous and chic surroundings, this beautiful two bedroom home is perfect for a small family. Providing luxury, space and comfort, this charming retreat features expansive gardens and grounds for children to enjoy, and relaxing open fires and elegant dining areas for adults to entertain in.

Read more about Mount Olive.


7. Broadbeach Luxury Waterfront | Gold Coast, QLD

Broadbeach Luxury Waterfront

LOCATION: Broadbeach, QLD  |  GETTING THERE: 10 minute drive from Gold Coast  |  RATES FROM: $495 per night

This stunning waterfront residence caters for every aspect you seek in a five star luxurious family vacation. Its heated swimming pool means that it can be used all year round while its cinema and games room will ensure the children are entertained. You can also fish from the jetty or  enjoy the safe sandy beach area. Its spacious indoor and outdoor living areas and five bedrooms makes this the perfect accommodation for larger families or families travelling together.

Read more about Broadbeach Luxury Waterfront.


8. Port Elliot Beach House |Fleurieu Peninsula, SA

Port Elliot Beach House, SA

LOCATION: Port Elliot, SA  |  GETTING THERE: 90 minute drive from Adelaide  |  RATES FROM: $700 per night

Enjoy the majestic ocean views from this spectacular beach front holiday home, perfectly suited for families who want to escape the city to an idyllic beach retreat. Boasting four bedrooms and a spacious open plan living area, this contemporary vacation home provides a high level of comfort as well as a private garden for children to play in and direct access to a safe and sandy beach.

Read more about Port Elliot Beach House.


9. The Glasshouse | Hamilton Island, QLD

The Glasshouse, Hamilton Island

LOCATION: Hamilton Island, QLD  |  GETTING THERE: 5 minute drive from airport  |  RATES FROM: $1,550 per night

One of the most spectacular residences on Hamilton Island, The Glasshouse is the perfect luxury holiday accommodation for large families seeking an indulgent escape. Accommodating up to ten guests, this extravagant five bedroom home features not only breath-taking views of the Whitsundays but also a resort style infinity pool that has been made child safe, spacious living areas and copious amounts of outdoor lounge areas and entertaining areas for the adults to indulge and relax in.

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10. Roozen Residence | Margaret River, WA

Roozen Residence, WA

LOCATION: Margaret River, WA  |  GETTING THERE: 3 hr & 15 min drive from Perth  |  RATES FROM: $550 per night

Recognised as one of Australia’s top beach houses, Roozen offers superior accommodation with panoramic ocean views and a spacious and contemporary open-plan living space. Boasting three large bedrooms, this secluded home is ideal for families, with sweeping lawns for children to play on as well as a whole host of board games, DVDs, books and even buckets and spades to keep them entertained.

Read more about Roozen Residence.


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