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…
WINNERS OF THE 2016 BEST OF FAMILY TRAVEL AWARDS
- 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