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Best family attractions and experiences revealed

From theme parks to natural wonders, the best attractions and experiences for families in Australia and around the world have been revealed in the annual Out & About with Kids Readers’ Choice Awards.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef with Frankland Islands Cruises Image Tourism and Events Queensland
Explore the Great Barrier Reef with Frankland Islands Cruises. Image: Tourism and Events Queensland

Best family attraction in Australia

  1. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
  2. Australia Zoo, Queensland
  3. Uluru, Northern Territory
  4. Warner Bros. Movie World, Queensland
  5. Sea World, Queensland
Cars Land in Disney California Adventure Park Image Joshua Sudock Disneyland Resort
Cars Land in Disney California Adventure Park. Image: Joshua Sudock Disneyland Resort

Best international family attraction

  1. Disneyland Resort, California
  2. Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida
  3. Singapore Zoo
  4. Universal Studios Hollywood
  5. LEGOLAND California Resort
Meet Spongebob Squarepants at Sea World Image Tourism and Events Queensland
Meet Spongebob Squarepants at Sea World. Image: Tourism and Events Queensland

Best theme park in Australia

  1. Sea World, Queensland
  2. Warner Bros. Movie World, Queensland
  3. Dreamworld, Queensland
  4. Aussie World, Queensland
  5. Adventure World, Western Australia
A giraffe at Australia Zoo
A giraffe at Australia Zoo

Best animal attraction in Australia

  1. Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
  2. Taronga Zoo Sydney, NSW
  3. Melbourne Zoo, Victoria
  4. Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, NSW
  5. Werribee Open Range Zoo, Victoria
Questacon The National Science and Technology Centre Canberra Image VisitCanberra
Questacon The National Science and Technology Centre Canberra. Image: VisitCanberra

Best educational attraction for families in Australia

  1. Questacon, Canberra, ACT
  2. Scienceworks, Melbourne, Victoria
  3. Melbourne Museum, Victoria
  4. Scitech, Perth, Western Australia
  5. Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Victoria
Learn about Indigenous culture at Melbourne Museum Image Visit Victoria
Learn about Indigenous culture at Melbourne Museum. Image: Visit Victoria

Best museum or art gallery for families in Australia

  1. Melbourne Museum, Victoria
  2. GOMA, Brisbane, Queensland
  3. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW
  4. Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW
  5. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Explore the Great Ocean Road Image Visit Victoria
Explore the Great Ocean Road Image Visit Victoria

Best family road trip in Australia

  1. Great Ocean Road, Victoria
  2. East Coast Australia
  3. Tasmania
  4. Cairns to the Daintree, Queensland
  5. The Big Lap (around Australia)
The AFL grand final at the MCG Image Visit Victoria
The AFL grand final at the MCG. Image: Visit Victoria

Best family event in Australia

  1. AFL grand final
  2. Vivid Sydney, NSW
  3. Moomba Festival, Melbourne, Victoria
  4. Ekka, Brisbane, Queensland
  5. Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland
A Maruku dot painting workshop at Uluru Image Tourism NT Salty Aura
A Maruku dot painting workshop at Uluru. Image: Tourism NT Salty Aura

Best Indigenous experience for families in Australia

  1. Uluru, Northern Territory
  2. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
  3. NAIDOC Week
  4. AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round
  5. Walkabout Cultural Adventures
A Morocco Family Adventure with Intrepid Travel
A Morocco Family Adventure with Intrepid Travel

Best tour company for families

  1. Intrepid Travel
  2. AAT Kings
  3. Trafalgar
  4. World Expeditions
  5. SeaLink
Kids enjoying a Dr Seuss Breakfast on Carnival Splendor
Kids enjoying a Dr Seuss Breakfast on Carnival Splendor

Best cruise line for families

  1. Carnival Cruise Line
  2. P&O
  3. Royal Caribbean
  4. Princess Cruises
  5. Disney Cruise Line
Australian families love Qantas
Australian families love Qantas

Best airline for families

  1. Qantas
  2. Scoot
  3. Virgin Australia
  4. Singapore Airlines
  5. Emirates

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