And the winners are …!

Winner Star It’s that time of year again when we announce the worthy winners and fabulous finalists – as voted by YOU – in our annual Best of Family Travel Awards.
Thank you to all our readers for sharing your favourite family-friendly places and events so enthusiastically!
So ... from camping spots, holiday parks, hotels and resorts and cruises, to attractions and events - both here in Australia and overseas – we’re delighted to present the READERS’ CHOICE Winners and Finalists in Out & About with Kids BEST OF FAMILY TRAVEL AWARDS 2015... 

Best Australian Family Holiday Park NRMA Treasure Island Resort

Winner

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park, Gold Coast, Qld

Finalists

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park, Umina, NSW Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort, Yamba, NSW NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Park, Merimbula, NSW Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, Cairns, Qld BIG4 Easts Beach Kiama, NSW BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort Airlie Beach, Qld BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park, SA

Best Australian Camping Spot

Image: Murray Regional Tourism

Image: Murray Regional Tourism

Winner

Murray River, Vic & Wilsons Promontory, Vic

Finalists

Fraser Island, Qld Grampians, Vic Byron Bay, NSW Jervis Bay, NSW

Best Family Hotel or Resort

Image: Paradise Resort

Image: Paradise Resort

Winner

Paradise Resort, Gold Coast

Finalists

Sea World Resort & Waterpark, Gold Coast Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Daydream Island Resort & Spa, Whitsundays Turtle Beach Resort, Gold Coast Fairmont Resort, Leura

Best Australian Family Attraction

Image: Sea World, Gold Coast

Image: Sea World, Gold Coast

Winner

Sea World Resort & Waterpark, Gold Coast

Finalists

Dreamworld, Gold Coast Australia Zoo Warner Bros. Movie World, Gold Coast Wet n Wild, Gold Coast Taronga Zoo Melbourne Zoo

Best Beach or Regional Holiday Destination

Image

Image: Gold Coast Tourism

Winner

Gold Coast, Qld

Finalists

Noosa, Qld Bondi, NSW Byron Bay, NSW Port Douglas, Qld Whitsundays, Qld Hyams Beach, NSW Port Macquarie, NSW Torquay, Vic

Best Australian city for families

Fed Square CREDIT Visit Melbourne

Winner

Melbourne, Vic

Finalists

Sydney, NSW Brisbane, Qld Canberra, ACT Adelaide, SA

Best family event or activity

Image: eastershow.com.au

Image: eastershow.com.au

Winner

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Finalists

Vivid Sydney Royal Melbourne Show Gold Coast Theme Parks Beach Camping AFL

Best Australian Animal Attraction

Winner

Australia Zoo BEST Australia Zoo logo 250

Finalists

Taronga Zoo Melbourne Zoo Western Plains Zoo Dubbo Seaworld, Resort & Waterpark, Gold Coast Werribee Zoo Healesville Sanctuary Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast Featherdale Wildlife Park Mogo Zoo

Best Family Ski Resort Australia or overseas

Image: thredbo.com.au

Image: thredbo.com.au

Winner

Thredbo, NSW

Finalists

Perisher, NSW Mt Buller, Vic Queenstown, NZ Mt Hotham, Vic Whistler, Canada

Best family cruise line

Carnival's Splash Park

Carnival's Splash Park

Winner

Carnival Cruise Line

Finalists

P & O Royal Caribbean Disney Cruise Line

Best International destination for families

Tropical island in Fiji - Shutterstock

Winner

Fiji

Finalists

Disneyland, Anaheim, USA USA Bali, Indonesia Singapore

Best Hotel or Resort for babies and toddlers

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Winner

Castaway Island, Fiji

Finalists

Paradise Resort, Gold Coast, Qld Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, Fiji Sea World Resort & Waterpark, Gold Coast Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Sheraton Fiji Resort Bali Dynasty Resort

Best Pacific Islands Family Hotel/Resort

Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

Winner

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Finalists

Castaway Island, Fiji Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa, Cook Islands Malolo Island Resort, Fiji Plantation Island Resort, Fiji Warwick Le Lagon, Vanuatu

Best Family Hotel/Resort in Asia

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Winner

Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand

Finalists

Bali Dynasty Resort Disneyland Hotel, Hong Kong Legoland Hotel, Johor, Malaysia

Best Family Hotel/Resort in the USA, Africa or Europe

Disneyland Hotel Image: Disney

Disneyland Hotel Image: © Disney

Winner

Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, USA

Finalists

Outrigger on the Beach Waikiki, Hawaii Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Hawaii, USA Sun City , North West Province, South Africa

Best International Family Attraction

Disneyland in Anaheim, California Image: ©Disney

© Disney

Winner

Disneyland, Anaheim, USA

Finalists

Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA Universal Studios, Hollywood, USA Legoland, Johor, Malaysia Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan
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