After what can best be described as a bumper school holiday period, the Gold Coast has again shone as Australia’s number one destination for families, taking out a host of readers’ choice Awards, including Australia’s Best Beach Holiday Destination, from leading travel publications, Out & About with Kids and Holidays with Kids.
According to the Out & About with Kids 2015 Best of Family Travel Awards, the Gold Coast is Australia’s Best Beach/Regional Holiday Destination. The city is home to Australia’s Best Family Holiday Park (Big4 Treasure Island Holiday Park), Best Family Hotel/Resort (Paradise Resort Gold Coast) and Best Australian Family Attraction (Sea World).
According to the Awards, the Gold Coast’s family travel offering is unsurpassed anywhere else in Australia, with 3 of the top 6 family hotels and resorts and four of the top 7 family attractions located right here. The Gold Coast is also home to 2 of the Best Hotel/Resorts for babies and toddlers worldwide.
According to the Holidays with Kids 2015 Top 10 Awards, the Gold Coast is home to the best family resorts in Australia. Sea World Resort and Water Park earned top spot for Best Family Resort in Australia over 4 stars, with five other Gold Coast properties also listed in the Top 10. Paradise Resort Gold Coast won Best Family Resort in Australia under 4 stars.
“While we’ve known it for years, it’s great to see Australian families agree, the Gold Coast really is Australia’s number one family holiday destination,” Gold Coast Tourism CEO, Martin Winter said.
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Out & About with Kids 2015 Best of Family Travel Awards
Best Beach or Regional Holiday Destination
Winner Gold Coast
Best Australian Family Holiday Park
Winner Big4 Treasure Island Holiday Park
Best Family Hotel or Resort
Winner Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Finalists Sea World Resort and Water Park and Turtle Beach Resort
Best Australian Family Attraction
Winner Sea World
Finalists Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast
Best Family Event or Activity
Finalist Gold Coast Theme Parks
Best Australian Animal Attraction
Finalists Sea World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Best Hotel or Resort for Babies and Toddlers
Finalists Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Sea World Resort and Water Park
Click here for the full list of Out & About with Kids 2015 Best of Family Travel Award winners.
Holidays with Kids Readers’ Choice Top 10 Awards
Best Family Resorts in Australia over 4 stars
1st Sea World Resort
2nd Turtle Beach Resort
4th Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa (equal)
4th Hotel Grand Chancellor (equal)
7th Q1 Resort & Spa
10th InterContinental Sanctuary Cove
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa (Highly Commended)
Best Family Resorts in Australia under 4 stars
1st Paradise Resort Gold Coast
3rd The Towers of Chevron Renaissance