Winners of the Best of Family Travel Awards 2016!

OAWK_best_2016It’s that time of year 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 2016… 

Australia's Best Animal Attraction

Indian Elephant ws Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo

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Winner Australia Zoo Finalists Melbourne Zoo Taronga Zoo Taronga Western Plains Zoo Sea World Gold Coast Healesville Sanctuary Featherdale Wildlife Park Dolphin Marine Magic

Australia's Best Camping Spot

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Fraser Island © iStock

Winner Fraser Island, QLD Finalists Wilson’s Promontory, VIC Murray River, VIC Greenpatch, NSW Flinders Ranges, SA Byron Bay, NSW

Australia's Best Family Hotel or Resort

Zagame's Paradise Resort Gold Coast

Paradise Resort Gold Coast

Winner Paradise Resort, Gold Coast QLD Finalists Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, QLD Turtle Beach Resort, Gold Coast, QLD Daydream Island Resort and Spa, Whitsundays, QLD

Australia's Best City for Families

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Melbourne © iStock

Winner Melbourne Finalists Gold Coast Sydney Brisbane Perth Canberra

Australia's Best Family Holiday Park

Treasure Island Holiday Park

Treasure Island Holiday Park

Winner NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park, Biggera Waters, QLD Finalists BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, Kiama, NSW Stockton Beach Holiday Park, Stockton, NSW NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park, Umina, NSW BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park, Ballarat, VIC BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, Anglesea, VIC BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Airlie Beach, QLD Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, Cairns, QLD BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park, Renmark, SA NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort, South Durras, NSW

Australia’s Best Beach

Bondi Beach © iStock

Bondi Beach © iStock

Winner Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW Finalists Whitehaven Beach Whitsundays, QLD Emily Bay, Norfolk Island Noosa, QLD Surfers Paradise, QLD

Australia's Best Regional Holiday Destination

Panning for gold at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat © iStock

Panning for gold at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat © iStock

Winner Ballarat, VIC Finalists Margaret River, WA Byron Bay, NSW Phillip Island, VIC Tamworth, NSW

Australia's Best Family Attraction

Storm Drop at Sea World

Storm Drop at Sea World

Winner  Sea World, Gold Coast, QLD Finalists Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast, QLD Dreamworld, Gold Coast QLD Movie World, Gold Coast, QLD Outback Spectacular, Gold Coast, QLD

Australia's Best Family Event or Activity

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Winner Australia Day Finalists Vivid Sydney Tie: Royal Melbourne Show and Sydney Royal Easter Show

Best Family Cruise Line

Pacific Aria's maiden visit to Fraser Island Image: Mark Fitz Photography

Pacific Aria's maiden visit to Fraser Island Image: Mark Fitz Photography

Winner  P&O Finalists Disney Cruise Line Princess Cruises  Royal Caribbean International Carnival Australia Spirit of Tasmania

Best Family Hotel or Resort in Asia

Sentosa island © iStock

Sentosa Island © iStock

Winner Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Finalists Hong Kong Disneyland Resort LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand Club Med Phuket, Thailand

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

Disneyland Hotel © iStock

Disneyland Hotel © iStock

Winner Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, USA Finalists Aulani, a Disney Resort, Hawaii Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, California, USA Sun City, The Palace of the Lost City, South Africa Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, USA Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Hawaii

Best Pacific Islands Family Hotel or Resort

Malolo Island Resort

Malolo Island Resort

Winner Malolo Island Resort, Fiji Finalists Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, Yanuca Islands, Fiji Plantation Island Resort, Fiji Outrigger on the Lagoon, (now Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort) Fiji Naviti Resort, Fiji Treasure Island Resort,  Fiji

Best Hotel or Resort for Babies and Toddlers

Credit Paradise Resort

Paradise Resort Gold Coast

Winner Paradise Resort, Gold Coast, QLD Finalists Malolo Island Resort, Fiji Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Savusavu, Fiji

Best International Destination for Families

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Winner Fiji Finalists Hawaii USA Bali Singapore New Zealand Japan

Best International Family Attraction

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Winner Disneyland Park, Anaheim, USA Finalists Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida Sentosa Island, Singapore Universal Studios Japan Universal Studios Hollywood LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort

Best Family Ski Resort Australia or Overseas

Winner Tie between Thredbo, NSW and Perisher, NSW Finalists Mt Buller, VIC Whistler Blackcomb, Canada Queenstown, New Zealand Park City, Utah, USA Steamboat, Colorado, USA

Best Family Road Trip

Winner Great Ocean Road, VIC Finalists Legendary Pacific Coast, NSW Kakadu National Park, NT Great Barrier Reef Drive, QLD
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