The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Australia

Where to Stay for a Family Vacation with Kids in Australia

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Families will find a wide range of terrific kid-friendly hotel choices when planning a visit to Australia. Below we've listed the top family-friendly Australia hotels so that you can reserve the ideal place to stay with kids for your next family trip. All of these hotels have lots of great amenities for a family of 4, a family of 5, or even a large family vacation. We've analyzed many of the best kid-friendly hotels in the area, and based on the prices, amenities, activities, guest ratings, activities, and location, below are our picks for the absolute best places to stay for those of us with kids. You'll likely be interested in extra bedrooms and perhaps even a kitchen to prepare meals if you're traveling as a family. And plenty of family-oriented amenities can be found in hotels such as games, swimming pools, nearby kid-friendly activities, and more. So, let's get started. If you're looking for where to stay with children in Australia here are the most family-friendly hotels for your next family vacation.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Cairns, Queensland
5-star Resort with prices starting at $161 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Hotels for a Family Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

Located at 5 Triton Street, Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa has great rooms from $161 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and snorkeling. It has a terrific 8.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, families will especially love a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and child care at this family-friendly hotel. We love the convenience of room service, and it's really nice here.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Saltwater pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Sea World Resort & Water Park

Gold Coast, Queensland
5-star Resort with prices starting at $124 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Hotel for a Trip with Kids to Australia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water park
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Sea World Resort & Water Park which has nice rooms starting at $124. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a water park, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Seaworld Drive. This kid-friendly hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services which families with kids will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Having a hot tub at this hotel is also a nice splurge. It's also less than the average price for family-friendly hotels, so it's a great value.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Kingfisher Bay Resort

Fraser Island, Queensland
3-star Resort with prices starting at $134 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Children
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for family-friendly hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

We found Kingfisher Bay Resort to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $134. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and a kid-friendly buffet, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.00 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Kingfisher Bay. You'll also find outdoor tennis, hiking, rooms with kitchens, child care, and laundry services which visitors with kids will love. And this family hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Pool table
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
4-star Resort with prices starting at $115 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Terrific for a Family Vacation to Australia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water park
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $115, BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort, at 11 Firman Drive provides an outdoor pool, a water park, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 7.50 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this fun hotel which also offers rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, and golf. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Everyone loves a nice indoor pool, and the one here does not disappoint! It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Saltwater pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Child pool
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


McMillans of Metung Coastal Resort

Metung, Victoria
4-star Resort with prices starting at $161 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Kid-Friendly Hotel in Australia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

McMillans of Metung Coastal Resort has a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, snorkeling, a kitchen, outdoor tennis, and hiking. The great rooms here start at $161 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 155 - 167 Metung Road. Furthermore, it also offers rooms with kitchens, golf, a hot tub, a game room, and a spa, which is nice for families. Just a short drive from the city center, this relaxing hotel is a terrific choice. You'll love relaxing in the heated pool after a busy day exploring.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Saltwater pool
More Great Amenities
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Kid-friendly
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club


Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Gold Coast, Queensland
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $262 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Top Family-Friendly Hotel
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

The great guest rating of Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is 8.90 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a casino, and a restaurant. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $262, and it's located at 158 Ferny Avenue. We also love the a fitness center, snorkeling, a bar, parking, and a kid-friendly buffet which are great for families with kids. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Saltwater pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Tennis
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Smiths Beach Resort

Yallingup, Western Australia
5-star Resort with prices starting at $216 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Terrific Place to Stay with Kids in Australia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Smiths Beach Resort because it has great rooms that start at $216. It has an outdoor pool, a restaurant, snorkeling, a bar, and outdoor tennis, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Lot 1 Smiths Beach Road. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors with kids will especially love hiking, rooms with kitchens, child care, laundry services, and a winery at this family-friendly hotel. Having a kitchen means that you'll be able to cook, which is very convenient when you're on the road.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Microwave
  • Beach


Abbey Beach Resort

Busselton, Western Australia
5-star Resort with prices starting at $125 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Recommended for Families
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

Abbey Beach Resort offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and snorkeling which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $125 (before taxes). It's located at 595 Bussell Hwy and has earned a guest rating of 7.50/10. This kid-friendly hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. We find the kitchenette here to be a great way to get a good breakfast and save time and money. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Water Bay Villa Bed & Breakfast

Adelaide, South Australia
Guest House with prices starting at $133 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Family Fun
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for family-friendly hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Water park
  • Family rooms

Located at 28 Broadway, Water Bay Villa Bed & Breakfast has great rooms from $133 (before taxes). It offers a water park, a restaurant, scuba diving, snorkeling, and breakfast. It has a terrific 9.00 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, golf, a free breakfast, and a child pool which families will love. And this family hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. The kids will love the water park, too. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Free breakfast
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
More Great Amenities
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Kid-friendly
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Palm Bungalows

Hamilton Island, Queensland
3-star Resort with prices starting at $273 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for a Family Getaway to Australia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool

A great place to stay is Palm Bungalows which has nice rooms starting at $273. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, a restaurant, a fitness center, and snorkeling, it also has a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 3 Resort Drive. Families with kids will really like this fun hotel which also offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Being able to relax at the pool bar is a great way to spend your time here.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fishing
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Tennis
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


For more terrific hotel ideas in Australia, make sure you also see Best Beach Hotels in Australia, Best Cheap Hotels in Australia, Best Luxury Hotels in Australia, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Australia, Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Australia, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Australia, Best Hotels for One Week in Australia, Best Hotels for One Night in Australia, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Australia, Best Adults Only Hotels in Australia, Best Party Hotels in Australia, Best Hotels for Scuba Diving in Australia, Best Hotels for Skiing in Australia, or Best Business Hotels in Australia.


How much do family-friendly hotels cost in Australia?

Australia Average Family-Friendly Hotel Price
$135

Visitors will find a large range of terrific family-friendly hotel choices when planning a visit to Australia. The price of these family-friendly hotels can vary according to location, type, and amenities. The average family-friendly hotel price in Australia based on data from 906 hotels is an affordable $135. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Australia.

The average prices of our suggested family-friendly hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $170
  • 4-star hotels: $128
  • 3-star hotels: $116


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