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Winners of Best of Family Travel Awards 2016 announced

July 21, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Australia’s favourite family travel magazine, Out & About with Kids, is proud to announce the much-anticipated results of its annual ‘Best of Family Travel’ Readers Choice Awards 2016, with winners and finalists named in 18 categories.

This year, the Awards received nominations from well-travelled families around Australia for the best local and international family resorts, holiday parks, family attractions, ski resorts, overall destinations, cruises and road trips.

Sea World Resort & Water Park and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California were named best family resorts and attractions, while NRMA Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park was Australia’s favourite family park. BIG4 Holiday parks scooped the pool, taking out 6 of the 8 spots in the holiday parks category.

Ballarat in Victoria took the crown for Best Regional Destination for the first time, with Tamworth in NSW taking a finalist award, also for the first time.

Other notable new additions are Spirit of Tasmania, voted as a finalist in the Family Cruise category, and Japan making its debut in the Best International Destination for Families category. 

The results are in…


  • Australia’s Best Animal Attraction – Australia Zoo
  • Australia’s Best Camping Spot – Fraser Island, QLD
  • Australia’s Best Family Hotel or Resort – Paradise Resort, Gold Coast QLD
  • Australia’s Best City for Families – Melbourne
  • Australia’s Best Family Holiday Park – NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park, Biggera Waters, Qld
  • Australia’s Best Family Beach – Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW
  • Australia’s Best Regional Holiday Destination – Ballarat, VIC
  • Australia’s Best Family Attraction – Sea World, Gold Coast, QLD
  • Australia’s Best Family Event or Activity – Australia Day
  • Best Family Cruise Line – P&O
  • Best Family Hotel or Resort in Asia – Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
  • Best Family Hotel or Resort in the USA, Africa & Europe – Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, USA
  • Best Pacific Islands Family Hotel or Resort – Malolo Island Resort, Fiji
  • Best Hotel or Resort for Babies and Toddlers – Paradise Resort, Gold Coast, QLD
  • Best International Destination for Families – Fiji
  • Best International Family Attraction – Disneyland Park, Anaheim, USA
  • Best Family Ski Resort Australia or Overseas – Tied Winners Thredbo, NSW and Perisher, NSW
  • Best Family Road Trip – Great Ocean Road, VIC

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