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Where are the best places to travel on family holiday packages?

Gold Coast

Between beaches, amusement parks, and national parks, the Gold Coast makes the perfect destination for family holiday packages. Surfers Paradise is the most central neighbourhood, and it’s teeming with great restaurants and shops. It’s also home to the popular Surfers Paradise Beach and Infinity attraction, which is a big hit with families. Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, and Southport are other popular bases for families visiting the Gold Coast. Each area has plenty going on, but with more laid-back atmospheres than Surfers Paradise. Wherever you choose to stay, spending time on the beach is a must-do for those holidaying on family packages. There are a multitude of beaches to experience on the Gold Coast, and each is great for swimming and surfing (just be sure to stay within patrolled areas). The Gold Coast amusement parks are another iconic fixture of family holiday itineraries. Thrill-seekers holidaying on family accommodation and flight packages can visit parks like Movie World, Dreamworld, and Wet’n’Wild. If your kids love getting out and exploring nature, the Gold Coast has several national parks on its doorstep, including Springbrook and Lamington National Parks.

Vanuatu

Take your family on a tropical getaway by booking family holiday packages to Vanuatu. The 13 Vanuatuan islands are home to scenic beaches and incredible snorkelling opportunities. Some of the top beaches to visit are Champagne Beach, Hideaway Beach, and Paradise Cove Beach; all are great for snorkelling. Other scenic attractions to see around Vanuatu include Mele Cascades and Blue Lagoon. Take some time to learn about local culture as well while holidaying on family packages to Vanuatu. You can learn all about traditional Vanuatuan culture by visiting Ekasup Cultural Village or the Secret Garden open-air museum. Vanuatu also has many family hotels and accommodation for those travelling with kids. Several resorts offer kids’ clubs with fun activities for the young ones so the adults can schedule in a quiet dinner or drink.

Sydney

Australia’s largest city has a never-ending list of things to enjoy while holidaying on family packages. Make sure to visit the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Royal Botanic Garden. You can even climb the Harbour Bridge if you’re travelling to Sydney with older kids. Another reason to book family holiday packages to Sydney is the excellent selection of beaches. Bondi is home to Sydney’s most famous beach, while Manly and Bronte are slightly quieter spots to enjoy while holidaying on family packages. Surfing is popular on Sydney beaches, and there are also several scenic coastal tracks, including the well-known Bondi to Coogee walk. Other spots to visit with kids include Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, and Darling Harbour. Both the coastal and city neighbourhoods of Sydney are buzzing with great restaurants, cafes, and shopping as well as an excellent selection of family hotels and accommodation.

Canada

Canada is home to sights and attractions that appeal to both parents and kids holidaying on family packages. Base yourself in just one place, or book cheap domestic flights with Webjet to visit a couple cities and provinces. British Columbia is the westernmost province. Direct flights connect its main city Vancouver with Auckland, making it the perfect starting point when you book family holiday packages. Road trip around Victoria Island, or book a family hotel and accommodation in Whistler for skiing between November and April. Head further east to discover the stunning landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. Banff and Jasper National Parks are can’t-miss spots in Alberta. Over on the east coast, Ontario is home to Canada’s most populated city, Toronto, and the capital, Ottawa. It’s also where you’ll find Niagara Falls – one of the most popular activities for travellers holidaying on Canadian family packages. Take in French Canadian culture by spending time in Quebec – Montreal, Quebec City, and Mont-Tremblant National Park are all winning destinations.

Denmark

Denmark regularly ranks as one of the top countries in the World Happiness Report. The overall happiness of its residents and high quality of life make Denmark a great country to consider when booking family holiday packages to Europe. Start your holiday by booking a family hotel and accommodation in Copenhagen. The Danish capital is teeming with fun activities for both kids and adults. Step into a fairytale at Rosenborg Castle, see colourful buildings in Nyhavn, and visit Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second oldest amusement park. Copenhagen is easy to get around on foot, or you could do as the locals do while holidaying on family packages and rent bikes to explore the city. Cycling is extremely popular, so safety is a top concern with kid-friendly bike lanes throughout Copenhagen. Once you’ve spent time in Copenhagen, hire a car with Webjet and venture out to see more of Denmark. Exciting spots to visit include Thy National Park, Legoland in Billund, Egeskov Castle, and Viking Museums in Roskilde and Aarhus.

Vietnam

Booking family accommodation and flight packages to Vietnam is an excellent idea if you have adventurous kids. The country has a diverse range of things going for it – history, culture, fast-paced cities, beautiful landscapes, and incredible food. Daily life in Vietnam tends to be quite different than in New Zealand, so it’s a great way to expose kids to a culture that’s unique to the one they’re used to. Start your trip by booking family holiday packages arriving into Ho Chi Minh City in the south or Hanoi up north. Each city has a fun bustling atmosphere and an endless list of things to do. Places to visit in HCMC include Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, and Giac Lam Pagoda, while the colourful Old Quarter and Railway Village are top attractions in Hanoi. Once you’ve spent time in the city, head into rural Vietnam to discover more of the country’s star attractions like Ha Long Bay, Mekong River Delta, Cat Tien National Park, and scenic beaches along Vietnam’s east coast or islands.

When is the best time to travel on family holiday packages?

School holidays are often the most convenient time to travel with kids. However, the off-season is the best time to travel on family accommodation and flight packages for the lowest prices and smallest crowds. Off-season varies based on the destination you choose, but summer tends to be the busiest time to book family packages. You’ll often find the lowest rates on family hotels and accommodation in the winter months – unless you’re visiting a ski resort – and spring and autumn can come with both excellent deals and pleasant weather.