Winners of the Best of Family Travel Awards 2016!

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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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© iStock

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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© Shutterstock

Winner

Fiji

Finalists

Hawaii

USA

Bali

Singapore

New Zealand

Japan

Best International Family Attraction

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© Disney

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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