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The Gold Coast Proves It’s Still Famous for Family Fun

October 14, 2015 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

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. 

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

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.

Out & About with Kids and Holidays with Kids have a combined circulation of approximately 90,000.

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

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