And the winners are …!

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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

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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

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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
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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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