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Best family holiday packages and travel deals for May 2020

Take the brood away for less with these great deals.

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There’s no better family time than when you’re on holiday. Today, there are more options for getting away en-masse than ever before.

Take your pick from our deals below for everything from hotel stays to cruises, and bulk up your itinerary with family-friendly excursions.

Best family holiday deals

RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra $10 off sitewide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quad biking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off land adventures

Valid on select dates and adventures like quad biking, sandboarding, bridge climbing, canyoning, horse riding, abseiling and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

5-night Gold Coast family holidays from $899

Available for travel until 25 June 2021. Includes accommodation at Aria Apartments Broadbeach, Queensland, bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival, $20 dining voucher and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 50% off activities for kids

Available on select dates and activities including sanboarding, jet boat rides, indoor skydiving, cruises, swimming, go karting and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 42% off Australia activities

Available on select activities best as birthday gifts like skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, off road v8 race buggies, scuba diving and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Momondo Momondo

Brisbane stays from $17/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel. T&Cs apply.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 50% off 2nd room and breakfast for kids

Available on select stay dates across Vietnam, Singapore, New York, London and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cudo Cudo

Sea World stay from $1,099

Available on travels until 24 December 2020. Valid for 4 persons. Package includes accommodation, theme park entry, a $50 animal adventure voucher, and more. T&cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Brisbane stays from $44/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Up to 38% off 3-night getaway at Mövenpick Bangkok with flights

Available for stays until 31 October 2021. Package includes freturn airfare, accommodation, breakfast, free-flow drinks and more. Valid for 2 adults and up to two children aged 11 years and under. T&Cs apply.

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HotelsCombined HotelsCombined

Sea World Resort & Water Park stays from $130

Available on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Up to $39 off Gold Coast theme park passes

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Movie World, Sea World, Paradise Country and Wet'n'Wild Water World. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

7-day super pass: Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Water World from $159

Available on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Jet boat ride with drop-off at Sea World from $36

Available on select travel dates. Experience is for 55 minutes duration. T&Cs apply.

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GVI GVI

Worldwide volunteering programs from $2,310

Available on select dates. Programs include sea turtle and marine conservation, wild life research, volunteer with children, elephants and more. Sample price is for a volunteer on construction project in Nepal.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 10% off young traveller discount

Get up to 10% discount when you are travelling with children between the age of five and 17. T&Cs apply.

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Interrail Interrail

Free travel for children

Valid for children aged 11 and younger. T&C's apply.

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DriveNow DriveNow

Hire a car and get your fourth day free

Hire a car with Budget Car Hire through DriveNow for a minimum of four consecutive days and get your fourth day free of base rate charges. Available for pick ups at the airport in Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne (Tullamarine). Valid on select vehicles including family, full-size and SUVs.

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Klook Klook

Melbourne airport transfers from $15

Valid on shared transfers in Melbourne with Skybus. Sample price is from the airport to Melbourne City, Southbank Docklands and St. Kilda. Includes Wi-Fi on board, kids travel free and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Travel coupon codes

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26 May 2020 Up to 15% off Australia hotels RAB****
22 May 2020 Extra $10 off sitewide with code FDR****
22 May 2020 Extra 9% off hotel bookings AUT****
27 Apr 2020 Up to 12% off worldwide flights PAY****
14 Apr 2020 Up to 75% off worldwide hotels + extra 5% off with code FIN****
Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

5-night Gold Coast family holidays from $899

Available for travel until 25 June 2021. Includes accommodation at Aria Apartments Broadbeach, Queensland, bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival, $20 dining voucher and more. T&Cs apply.

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GVI GVI

Worldwide volunteering programs from $2,310

Available on select dates. Programs include sea turtle and marine conservation, wild life research, volunteer with children, elephants and more. Sample price is for a volunteer on construction project in Nepal.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 10% off young traveller discount

Get up to 10% discount when you are travelling with children between the age of five and 17. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Package & Tours coupon codes

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22 May 2020 Up to 15% off worldwide tours ********
22 May 2020 Up to 30% off last-minute tours ********
17 Apr 2020 Up to 25% off last-minute tours worldwide ********
17 Mar 2020 Free Europe flights or save up to $1,000 + extra 10% off cruises ********
25 May 2020 Up to 30% off worldwide trips ********

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 15% off Australia hotels

Available on stays until 30 June 2021 on select hotels in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Noosa Heads and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Sydney flights from $89 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar.

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Kayak Kayak

Australia-wide flights from $80 return

Available on select dates from July - September 2020 to Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Momondo Momondo

Sydney flights from $43 each way

Available on select flights from July - August 2020. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Jetstar.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra $10 off sitewide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off advance booking

Available on select dates until 20 June 2020 in Australia and New Zealand. Rental must be for 2 days or more and booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quad biking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Otel.com Otel.com

Extra 9% off hotel bookings

Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 50% off Australia and New Zealand stays

Valid for stays on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 15% off worldwide tours

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Europe, UK, the Middle East, Argentina, India, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa and more. T&Cs apply.

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Topdeck Topdeck

Up to 30% off last-minute tours

Valid for travel on select dates from September 2020 onward. Destinations include Europe, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North America. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Australia-wide flights from $43 + one free date change

Available on select flights from 12 June - 31 October 2020 with Jetstar. Destinations include Sunshine coast, Whitsundays, Peth, Cairns, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide.

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STA Travel STA Travel

2 for 1 Thredbo ski packages

Available for travel on select dates from 6 September - 4 October 2020 plus get a free pair of JBL headphones. Package includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Up to 12% off worldwide flights

Available on select flights until 31 January 2021 when you book and pay using Paypal. Destinations include France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, United Kingdom and more.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 25% off last-minute tours worldwide

Available for travel on select dates from July 2020 onward. Book a range of last-minute Contiki tours, from week-long jaunts to month-long journeys, to destinations including Italy, France, Germany, Iceland, Greece, Vietnam, Thailand, USA, Canada and more.

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Agoda Agoda
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Up to 75% off worldwide hotels + extra 5% off with code

Valid for travel from 18 June 2019 - 30 June 2020. Destinations include New York, Los Angeles, Bali, Singapore, Phuket, Hong Kong, London, Paris and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Extra 8% off on hotel bookings

Save on hotel stays before 31 December 2020 in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, USA and more. Available at select hotels.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Free Europe flights or save up to $1,000 + extra 10% off cruises

Available when you book a 2021 European voyage. Get 10% off when you pay full within 3 days. Destinations include France, Danube, Rhine, Milan, Holland, Belgium and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 51% off things to do in Sydney

Available for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, jet boat rides, skydiving, kayaking, whale watching cruises and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $90 off things to do in Sydney

Available on select dates and experiences like hot air balloon experience, indoor skydiving, cruises, dining, classes, spa treatments, virtual reality experiences and much more.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $195 off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select dates and experiences like driving experiences, cooking classes, overnight getaway, wine tours, spa treatments and much more.

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Rentalcars.com Rentalcars.com

Up to 20% off car hire

Compare car hire prices on Rentalcars.com and save up to 20% compared to booking direct.

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Klook Klook

Thredbo snow trip from Sydney from $104

Available on select dates from 19 June - 4 September 2020. Package includes transfers, admission fee, guide and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Ski and snowboarding experiences from $40

Available on select 2020 dates in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Extra USD$25 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea. Minimum spend of $300 required. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Extra USD$40 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea. Minimum spend of $450 required. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Extra USD$10 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea. Minimum spend of $150 required. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Up to 10% off + $7 off Bali Safari and Marine Park tickets

Available on select 2020 dates when you use the code. T&Cs apply.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Up to 60% off Australia-wide stays

Available on select stay dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra, Bondi Beach, Newcastle, Harrington and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Up to 60% off Sydney stays

Available on select stay dates until November 2021. T&Cs apply.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 30% off worldwide trips

Available on select 2021 and 2022 travel dates to Thailand, Greece, Mexico, Rome and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 40% off last-minute things to do across Australia

Available on select dates until December 2020 for activities like kayaking, rally driving, sports rafting, hot air balloon flight and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 39% off sightseeing cruises

Available on select 2020 dates. Activities include whale watching, dolphin watching, lunch cruise, sunset cruise in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Tasmania flights from $107 return

Available on select dates from June - November 2020 to Launceston and Hobart. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston with Jetstar.

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Kayak Kayak

Brisbane flights from $132 return

Available on select dates from June - October 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Kayak Kayak

Cairns flights from $168 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Kayak Kayak

Adelaide flights from $90 return

Available on select dates from May - August 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Kayak Kayak

Melbourne flights from $122 return

Available on select dates from May - August 2020. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Momondo Momondo

Auckland flights from $242 return

Available on select flights from July - November 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland with Jetstar. Other flights departs from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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Popular Travel coupon codes

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26 May 2020 Up to 15% off Australia hotels RAB****
22 May 2020 Extra $10 off sitewide with code FDR****
22 May 2020 Extra 9% off hotel bookings AUT****
27 Apr 2020 Up to 12% off worldwide flights PAY****
14 Apr 2020 Up to 75% off worldwide hotels + extra 5% off with code FIN****

Popular Flights coupon codes

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27 Apr 2020 Up to 12% off worldwide flights PAY****
22 May 2020 Up to 15% off business class flights BHJ****
7 May 2020 Up to $25 off fees on flight bookings SUM****
7 May 2020 Father's Day sale: Up to $20 off fees on flight bookings DAD****
6 Mar 2020 Up to 15% off business flights with code BHJ****
Momondo Momondo

Brisbane stays from $17/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel. T&Cs apply.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 50% off 2nd room and breakfast for kids

Available on select stay dates across Vietnam, Singapore, New York, London and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cudo Cudo

Sea World stay from $1,099

Available on travels until 24 December 2020. Valid for 4 persons. Package includes accommodation, theme park entry, a $50 animal adventure voucher, and more. T&cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Brisbane stays from $44/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Up to 38% off 3-night getaway at Mövenpick Bangkok with flights

Available for stays until 31 October 2021. Package includes freturn airfare, accommodation, breakfast, free-flow drinks and more. Valid for 2 adults and up to two children aged 11 years and under. T&Cs apply.

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HotelsCombined HotelsCombined

Sea World Resort & Water Park stays from $130

Available on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Hotels coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
26 May 2020 Up to 15% off Australia hotels RAB****
22 May 2020 Extra 9% off hotel bookings AUT****
14 Apr 2020 Up to 75% off worldwide hotels + extra 5% off with code FIN****
14 Apr 2020 Extra 8% off on hotel bookings CLP****
1 May 2020 Up to 25% off stays + extra 5% off with code MYO****
RedBalloon RedBalloon
Exclusive

Extra $10 off sitewide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quad biking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off land adventures

Valid on select dates and adventures like quad biking, sandboarding, bridge climbing, canyoning, horse riding, abseiling and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 50% off activities for kids

Available on select dates and activities including sanboarding, jet boat rides, indoor skydiving, cruises, swimming, go karting and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 42% off Australia activities

Available on select activities best as birthday gifts like skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, off road v8 race buggies, scuba diving and much more. T&Cs apply.

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HotelsCombined HotelsCombined

Sea World Resort & Water Park stays from $130

Available on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Up to $39 off Gold Coast theme park passes

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Movie World, Sea World, Paradise Country and Wet'n'Wild Water World. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

7-day super pass: Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Water World from $159

Available on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Jet boat ride with drop-off at Sea World from $36

Available on select travel dates. Experience is for 55 minutes duration. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Tourist Attractions & Experiences coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
22 May 2020 Extra $10 off sitewide with code FDR****
25 May 2020 Extra USD$25 off activities with code MAY****
25 May 2020 Extra USD$40 off activities with code MAY****
25 May 2020 Extra USD$10 off activities with code MAY****
25 May 2020 Up to 10% off + $7 off Bali Safari and Marine Park tickets BAL****

Our favourite family holiday destinations

  • Fiji: Fiji is a natural playground for kids. There are soft beaches to play on, bathwater-warm seas to swim in, and storybook-style adventures to experience like rafting and cave visits.
  • Bali: This island is home to one of Asia’s top water parks, there’s a Pirates’ Bay with a pirate boat to conquer, and animal sanctuaries all over the island where kids can get within a tusk’s width of an elephant or a tail’s distance of a monkey.
  • Hawaii: Horseback riding, zip-lining and snorkelling are just a few of the things families can do in Hawaii. After dark, there are colourful family-friendly luaus to attend, too.
  • Thailand: Thailand is a kaleidoscope of a country. Families can visit gilded temples, explore bat caves, go beachcombing and picnic on Robinson Crusoe beaches.
  • Gold Coast: The Gold Coast bends over backward for families. Broods can kayak, visit glow-worm caves, go rock pooling and build sandcastles on 70 kilometres of coastline. And don’t get us started on the theme parks!

What to consider when booking a family holiday

Accommodation can make the difference between a family holiday that’s good and one that’s great. Parents who want some time to themselves on a trip should look for resorts that offer babysitting services or crèches, especially in the evenings.

If you’re not planning on venturing too far from your hotel, take a look at some of the family-friendly resorts that have big pools, splash pads and other kids activities.

Food is another thing to consider when deciding where to go on your family holiday. If you’re on a budget, it’s a good idea to find a place to stay that has a produce market and picnic spots nearby for DIY dinners. Some hotels offer special deals and discounts for kids when dining with their parents, which can be a real lifesaver if you’re travelling on a budget.


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