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We have 3 kids under 7 and are looking to go on a family holiday around May in Queensland for a week or possibly two.

We’ve stayed at Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast twice, the kids thought the resort was fantastic and hubby and I appreciated the kids club there. I want to go somewhere different this time, thinking Sunshine Coast or possibly Whitsundays area.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I want lots of fun things to do for the kids while at the same time relaxing for us.


Posted by Lividanke, 9th February 2022


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  • Paradise resort was out go to when our son was little.A hire bike is a lovely family outing with a picnic.kids will swim all day and have a ball.


  • Sunshine Coast is alot slower than the Gold Coast if that’s what you like. Australia Zoo is great! Awesome shows, great food and kids play areas. If you get an airbnb by the beach you really can’t go wrong.


  • The caravan park at Whitsundays is amazing could stay in a cabin there they have everything there I love it for our kids.


  • The Whitsundays is lovely but not sure if there’s any kid friendly places there. Probably more suitable resorts on the Sunshine coast


  • Townsville caters for families. Still warm enough in May to swim. Head to Riverway for 3 different sized swimming pools for different age groups. All are patrolled by Life Guards; there are picnic areas and you can watch the tortoises in the Ross River.


  • Oaks sunshine coast Oasis resort has a water park for kids, and mini golf and a big trampoline.
    While up here you can also do Underwater world, aussie zoo, big pineapple zoo, aussie world, tree tops challenge at big pineapple has a whole section for kids, botanic gardens and bird sanctuary at maleny. heaps of stuff!


  • Pretty sure Queensland has lots of fabulous family friendly holiday spots, as it’s geared toward tourism


  • Australia zoo is fun for the kids. We went there before we had kids and it’s quite massive so they’ll have heaps to see. Plus you can pay for specific experiences. We did the rhino patting and walking of a wombat which were both heaps fun.


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