READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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Drumroll please … we are ready to announce the winners of Out & About with Kids’ annual Readers’ Choice Awards! These are the favourite Australian and international family holiday destinations, places to stay, attractions and experiences as voted by the most important people around – YOU, our readers! More than 120,000 votes were cast across over 40 categories in the awards. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, and huge congratulations from the Out & About with Kids team to all the well-deserving winners! Here they are…

BEST DESTINATIONS

Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 2019

Best Capital City in Australia for Families

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Best Regional Holiday Destination in Australia for Families

A family on the Gold Coast. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

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Best International Holiday Destination for Families

Lei-making at Grand Wailea Resort on Maui

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Best International Holiday Destination For Babies And Toddlers

A child with a nanny at the Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau

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Best Destination in North America for Families

Camp Snoopy Grand Sierra Railroad at Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim.

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Best Destination in Asia for Families

A family admiring the lights of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

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Best Destination in Europe for Families

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy

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Best Destination for Adventurous Families

AJ Hackett Bungy’s Kawarau Zipride in New Zealand

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Best Destination For Immersing In Culture

Traditional tea ceremony at the Keio Plaza Hotel

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Best Road Trip In Australia for Families

See spectacular scenery along the Great Ocean Road. Photo: Visit Victoria

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Best Australian Ski Resort for Families

Mums and kids enjoying a hot chocolate at Thredbo

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Best International Ski Resort for Families

A little girl catching snowflakes in Whistler

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BEST ATTRACTIONS

A girl snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Image Adventure. Photo: Mumma-Tourism and Events Queensland

Best Attraction For Families in Australia

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Best Theme Or Amusement Park in Australia

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Best Animal Attraction in Australia

Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast

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  • Australia Zoo, Queensland australiazoo.com.au Australia Zoo, one hour north of Brisbane on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is home of The Crocodile Hunter ,Steve Irwin. Nestled on more than 110 acres and with more than 1,200 amazing animals, it’s the most interactive conservation destination on the planet!

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Best Educational Attraction in Australia

Kids love learning about science at Questacon

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Best International Family Attraction

Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland. Photo: Paul Hiffmeyer-Disneyland

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BEST EXPERIENCES

Best Indigenous Experience in Australia For Families

Children enjoying the Uluru base walk. Photo: Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

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Best Family Event in Australia

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BEST ACCOMMODATION

Best Family Hotel or Resort in Australia

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Best Apartment or Serviced Apartment Brand for Families in Australia

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Best Camping Spot in Australia

Fabulous Fraser Island

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BEST HOLIDAY PARKS

The jumping pillow at BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park in Tasmania

Best Holiday Park Group In Australia

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Best Family Holiday Parks Around Australia

NEW SOUTH WALES

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QUEENSLAND

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VICTORIA

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BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park big4.com.au/caravan-parks/vic/phillip-island/philip-island-caravan-park

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TASMANIA

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

BIG4 Howard Springs

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Splashing about at BIG4 Beachlands

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BEST INTERNATIONAL HOTELS AND RESORTS FOR FAMILIES

The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Lagoonariam provides rich cultural activities for children. Photo: Paul Osta-EXT

Pacific Islands

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Thailand

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  • Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cpbr Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is the ultimate family resort – situated right on the sands of Karon Beach, with 3 pools and its very own water park including slides, lazy river, waterfalls and cliff jumps. As well as a  full range of activities for the kids and 2 kids clubs, the luxury accommodation allows 2 children under 12 to stay and play for free when travelling with 2 adults.

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Bali

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Mainland USA

Mickey Mouse Penthouse at Disneyland Hotel. Photo: Disney

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Hawai‘i

The pool at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

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  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort hilton.com

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Fiji (Mainland)

An aerial view of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort. Photo: Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/fiji/viti-levu/ outrigger-fiji-beach-resort

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Fiji (Outer Islands)

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Fun on the beach at Plantation Island Resort

Plantation Island Resort plantationisland.com Plantation Island Resort is a family favourite island resort in Fiji. Just 15km from the mainland the resort offers a wide range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options. Boasting 4 swimming pools, 2 floating waterparks and a 9-hole golf course. There is fun for little kids and big kids alike.

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Asia

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Europe

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Best Luxury Property

The safari deck at Bush Lodge at Sabi Sabi

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Best Cruise Line for Families

The Carnival Spirit cruise ship. Photo: Carnival Cruise Line

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Best Tour Company for Families

A mum and her son on an Intrepid Travel family adventure in Egypt

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Best Airline for Families

A family on a Qantas plane

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