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Most family-friendly holiday destinations revealed

From cities to ski resorts, the best places to visit with kids in Australia and overseas have been revealed in the annual Out & About with Kids Readers’ Choice Awards.

A family at Curiocity Brisbane 2021 Image Tourism and Events Queensland
A family at Curiocity Brisbane 2021. Image: Tourism and Events Queensland

Best City in Australia for Families

  1. Brisbane, Queensland
  2. Melbourne, Victoria
  3. Sydney, NSW
  4. Gold Coast, Queensland
  5. Perth, Western Australia
Discover history at Sovereign Hill near Ballarat Image Visit Victoria
Discover history at Sovereign Hill near Ballarat. Image: Visit Victoria

Best Regional Destination in Australia for Families

  1. Ballarat, Victoria
  2. Dubbo, NSW
  3. Cairns, Queensland
  4. Gold Coast, Queensland
  5. Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Boys in grass skirts with their buddy in Fiji Image Tourism Fiji
Boys in grass skirts with their buddy in Fiji. Image: Tourism Fiji

Best International Holiday Destination for Families

  1. Fiji
  2. Bali, Indonesia
  3. The Hawaiian Islands
  4. Phuket, Thailand
  5. Singapore
A family hiking on New Zealands South Island Image Peter Amend Getty Images
A family hiking on New Zealand's South Islan. Image: Peter Amend Getty Images

Best holiday destination for adventurous families

  1. New Zealand
  2. Northern Territory, Australia
  3. Tasmania, Australia
  4. Grampians, Victoria
  5. Switzerland
A child with their instructor at Thredbo
A child with their instructor at Thredbo

Best Australian ski resort

  1. Thredbo, NSW
  2. Perisher, NSW
  3. Mt Buller, Victoria
  4. Corin Forest, ACT
  5. Falls Creek, Victoria
A family ice skating in Whistler Village Image Tourism Whistler Justa Jeskova
A family ice skating in Whistler Village. Image: Tourism Whistler Justa Jeskova

Best international ski resort

  1. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
  2. Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada
  3. Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU, Japan
  4. SilverStar Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada
  5. Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, United States
Kata Beach in Phuket Image Tourism Authority of Thailand
Kata Beach in Phuket. Image: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Best family destination in Asia

  1. Thailand
  2. Singapore
  3. Japan
  4. Bali
  5. Vietnam
A family in Anaheim Packing District Image Visit Anaheim
A family in Anaheim Packing District. Image: Visit Anaheim

Best family destination in North America

  1. Anaheim, California, United States
  2. Canada
  3. New York, United States
  4. Florida, United States
  5. Hawai‘i
Dani Rourke from Lord Howe Islands Pinetrees Lodge and her children hiking in the Dolomites in Italy Image Luke Hanson
Dani Rourke from Lord Howe Island's Pinetrees Lodge and her children hiking in the Dolomites in Italy. Image: Luke Hanson

Best family destination in Europe

  1. Italy
  2. London
  3. Finnish Lapland
  4. Paris, France
  5. Greece
Women wearing kimonos in Japan Image InsideJapan
Women wearing kimonos in Japan. Image: InsideJapan

Best destination for immersing in culture

  1. Japan
  2. Northern Territory, Australia
  3. Thailand
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. New Zealand

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