10 Best Family Resorts In Queensland, Australia - Updated 2024

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Looking for a fun and quick family getaway? Plan your trip to the beautiful state of Queensland, Australia. Known for its pristine beaches and natural attractions, Queensland is also famous as a holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. With plenty of family-friendly activities in the area, there’s an activity/attraction for every member of your household. You can choose to go to theme parks, beaches, zoos, and resorts that kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy. Here you’ll never run out of things to do and will only enjoy bonding with loved ones even more. If that sounds like a plan, top your vacation off by staying at only the best. We’ve listed the best family resorts in Queensland, Australia, to help you get started, so keep on reading.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to family-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 08, 2024.

1. Thala Beach Nature Reserve (from USD 335)

If your family is looking to be one with nature, then you definitely have to stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. From the name itself, expect that you will be located near a private beach. Don’t worry though, as the place is safe and child-friendly. It is complete with kid-friendly services and entertainment, such as books, music, board games, and puzzles. The staff even offers babysitting or child services in case you need an extra pair of eyes to look out for your toddlers. The best part is that there’s plenty to do around the area—you can go on a family hike, plan a beach tour, or just stargaze by the observatory.

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Wifi Available

Address: Private Road, Oak Beach
1072.87 km (666.7 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

2. Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach (from USD 130)

Another family-friend resort you’ll want to check out is Ramada by Wyndham Marcoola Beach. This modern yet comfortable resort has top-notch facilities and activities that you are sure to love. It is complete with a lagoon-style swimming pool, a children’s pool, family entertainment services—like television networks, children’s books and music, board games, and puzzles. It is also close to famous kid-friendly spots such as Underwater World, The Big Pineapple, Aussie World, and Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.

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Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

Wifi Available

Address: 923 David Low Way
296.3 km (184.2 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms

3. Oaks Oasis (from USD 179)

Soak up the sun and views and stay at Oaks Oasis with your family. Just located in Caloundra near Golden Beach, this resort is the best place to stay if you love swimming in general. You can choose to go to the beach or wade in the water park, splash pool, water slides, and fountains. Once done, you can also play a game of volleyball or tennis at the courts. This place offers affordable family rooms and is highly recommended for those bringing kids.

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Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2 Landsborough Parade
318.24 km (197.8 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Restaurant Bar Tennis court Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

4. Edge on Beaches (from USD 82)

Live your Queensland adventure on the edge—and literally, by staying at Edge on Beaches. Just walking distance from Agnes Water Beach, this lovely resort has four swimming pools with villas and terraces to match. Of course, be prepared as you’ll find kids everywhere, especially in the pools. This place is highly recommended for young and small families. Take note that family rooms can fit up to five guests.

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Edge on Beaches

Wifi Available

Address: Corner Captain Cook Drive & Beaches Village Circuit
3.09 km (2.0 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

5. Mantra Mooloolaba Beach (from USD 188)

Big groups will love the rooms of Mantra Mooloolaba Beach. They are spacious and clean and come with a view of the ocean and everything nearby. The place is located on the Esplanade near Mooloolaba Beach and is perfect for families looking for a more relaxing and peaceful getaway. There’s a swimming pool, a kiddie pool, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and wellness center, a fitness center, and a sauna. There is even a game room for kids and adults alike. Of course, your toddlers can also have a fun and safe time with the property’s babysitting and child services.

Stayed at this property?

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Cnr Venning Street & The Esplanade
305.07 km (189.6 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms Business centre

6. Sea World Resort & Water Park (from USD 199)

Families looking for a water adventure in Queensland has to stay at Sea World Resort & Water Park. You’ll never run out of things to do at the resort itself. It offers the biggest and coziest family rooms in the region. Apart from that, you can enjoy a nice picnic outdoors or in the gardens, try out the numerous water activities (water park, kids’ club, water-sports facilities, etc), or play in the entertainment room. The venue is complete with swimming pools and children’s playgrounds—the whole place itself is a park. To top it off, there are strollers, kids’ equipment, board games and puzzles, and babysitting and child services readily available. And if that’s not enough, there’s also a kid-friendly buffet and snack bar.

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Sea World Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Seaworld Drive
447.89 km (278.4 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

7. Mission Beach Resort (from USD 105)

Family bonding will be mission accomplished when you stay at Mission Beach Resort. Stay at this exciting and lovely haven just next to Wongaling Beach. Guests will love the outdoor pool, the tropical garden, and the outdoor activities this resort has to offer. You can easily visit Great Barrier Reef and Tully Gorge National Park, which can be arranged by the hotel staff. At the same time, there is a gaming lounge and an entertainment bar for young adults to enjoy. Kids will also not be left out as there is a children’s playground and a pool in the area. Here you’ll find the most spacious bedrooms and sparkling-clean bathrooms.

Stayed at this property?

Mission Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Lot 4 Wongaling Beach Road
920.56 km (572.1 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms

8. Greenmount Hotel (from USD 112)

Think your kids are playful? Then let them go and play around Greenmount Hotel. Families will love the location and activities of this lovely hotel as it’s just walking distance from the beach. It is complete with an outdoor pool, a water slide, and a game room for your entertainment. You can also go out and explore the river nearby. Rooms can sleep up to six people comfortably. This is perfect for families looking for some fun under the sun.

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Greenmount Beach House

Wifi Available

Address: 55 Eden Avenue, Coolangatta
474.07 km (294.6 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Meeting/banquet facilities Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Heating Fax/photocopying

9. Palm Royale Cairns (from USD 97)

Fancy yourself a luxurious family trip? Then this is the perfect resort for you. There’s nothing like a vacation at Palm Royale Cairns. Book a family room with a pool view and get to enjoy the lovely vistas this resort has to offer. It is strategically located around a tropical garden, so you can expect some privacy during your stay. Parents can relax and enjoy the garden views while the kids and young adults can swim and play in the pools (one looks like a lagoon). The food selection here also includes a kid-friendly buffet.

Stayed at this property?

Palm Royale Cairns

Wifi Available

Address: 7 - 11 Chester Court
1027.93 km (638.8 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

10. Pink Flamingo Resort (from USD 88)

Check out this hidden gem located on Davidson Street in Port Douglas. The charming and modern Pink Flamingo Resort is perfect for families who are always on the go. Your young adults are going to love the poolside bar, the outdoor fitness center, and massage spas. The place is just fifteen minutes away by foot to some local restaurants, bars, and shops too. There is also a game room, a library, and a fishing area for kids. The staff is very friendly as well.

Stayed at this property?

Pink Flamingo Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 115 Davidson Street
1084.22 km (673.7 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours

Parking Pets allowed Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

Enjoy family bonding in Queensland, Australia

Leave no one behind and enjoy all the things Queensland has to offer. Choose from plenty of activities to keep each household member busy while enjoying each other’s company. You can visit sights and beaches for a more peaceful time or explore theme parks and zoos if you’re feeling more adventurous. Whatever you choose, there’s a place and activity for any kind of family in the state. For a hassle-free vacation, we recommend that you book a stay at any of the best family resorts in Queensland, Australia, that we listed. Enjoy!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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