Looking for a last minute family holiday this Autumn season?  Our World Travel leisure team us ready to help your entire family relax this season! Here are five family-friendly destinations for your travel inspiration.

Gold Coast

With long sandy beaches, hundreds of sights and attractions, and 300 days of sunshine – the Gold Coast is a great location for a relaxing week away with the kids. There’s no need to travel overseas to experience a world-renown beach, the Gold Coast is convenient by a short drive from Brisbane or by aeroplane from most eastern Australian cities.

Many of the resorts and hotels on the Gold Coast offer beautiful beach views, a range of family friendly amenities and close access to the beach. If you love the metropolis vibes then stay at surfers Paradise, however if you’re looking to unwind and have some more space to yourselves then we recommend heading further south between Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta.

The Gold Coast features more than just beautiful beaches, there are a heap of outdoor activities and sights in the Gold Coast Hinterlands to explore, plus Australia’s best four amusement parks just a short drive away.

Family Benefits

 Close access from Brisbane region or short flight to Coolengata Airport

 Spacious beaches and accomodation designed for families in mind

 Four of the best theme parks in Australia all located here

Fiji

The beautiful islands of Fiji bring together lush white sandy beaches and the friendliest locals you may ever meet. Relax on one of the many world-class resorts, across many islands to choose from. Fiji is a short and affordable international flight from most Australian eastern cities.

Fiji is well known for its coral reefs, volcanic mountains and beautiful tropical climate and nature. If you are looking for an escape from the city environment to sink you feet in white sandy beaches – then Fiji is your ideal getaway plan.

Family Benefits

 Short international direct flights and affordable fares

 Great nature and water adventures for the kids

 World class modern resorts to enjoy

Japan

In the recent 24 months Japan has soared to the top of the favourite list for Australian’s seeking an affordable adventure in Asia. Airfares to Japan are becoming more affordable as capacity and airlines expand, making it easier and more accessible for families to visit. If you travel during Australian autumn period you will experience Japan in beautiful spring, and at peak season cherry blossom season.

From shopping in Tokyo, to castles in Kyoto, Japan offers an adventure for everyone. The shopper, city-goer, nature lover and cultural admirer can all enjoy a slice of this warm and welcoming nation. Japan is a fun, safe, and a cultural adventurous destination for the whole family to enjoy.

Family Benefits

 Reduced air fare costs and more flights

 A safe destination to bring the kids, with friendly locals and strong english presence in major cities

 Great way to introduce the kids first hand to Japanese and Asian culture

Cook Islands

Just 6 hours away from Sydney via a direct flight lies the Cook Islands, a south pacific beach heaven. The Cook island hotels are family friendly, while also allowing the parents to truly relax. Pamper yourself (parents) at one of the sublime day spa’s, or treat yourself to your own modern villa for the extra level of comfort and privacy.

The weather is year-round glorious, the islands are easy to get around and the NZ currency makes it simply to convert your money. Enjoy delicious local seafood, go swimming or be entertained on the main Island Rarotonga. Scuba dive or snorkel in incredibly clear water to see turtles and colourful fish up close and personal. Walk through the island centre at night and enjoy safe and relaxing open-air vibes, restaurants and starry nights scenery. You’ll feel just at home on the Cook Islands!

Family Benefits

 Year-round sunny and warmer weather

 Plenty of outdoor beach and water activies for whole family

 New Zealand currency makes it easy to convert your cash

Los Angeles

Sunny ‘LA’ is located in the heart of California has got it all on offer. As the central hub of the film industry to America, Los Angeles is packed with sunny weather and celebrities all round. Relax in Anaheim at one of the family friendly resorts designed to accommodate the local theme parks close by. Take your kids to Disney Land, get a tour around Warner Brothers Studios or for the ultimate thrills head to Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Once you’ve tired the kids out with the theme parks, grab a car and head over to Santa Monica beach and pier. Relax at Venice Beach, explore Hollywood, head to the theatre at the Walt Disney Concert Hall or go shopping in The Grove. There’s plenty of ways for your family to create your ‘LA story’.

Family Benefits

 World’s best theme parks located in Anaheim

 Easily attach other locations to your trip such as Hawaii or San Francisco

 Discover Hollywood style, culture and shopping