Whoever said you can't travel well with kids was very, very wrong.
These days, Australia's best accomodation serves hard on the kid-friendly front whether you're shacking up for one night at a boutique inner-city hotel or planning to spend the summer holidays down the coast in a luxury Airbnb.
Read on for the best kid-friendly accomodation in Australia.
The Best Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In Australia
Get Out Of Dodge
Staying in an idyllic beach house over the summer is a childhood rite of passage and this gorgeous shack is really it. Armed with a wrap-around verandah, firepit, cabana, grassy area and deck egg chairs for an afternoon snooze, no stone has gone unturned here. The entrance hose means you can hose the kids off after a day at the beach and we highly recommend a games night on the foosball table.
If Goldilocks lived by the sea, we’re pretty sure this place would be it. While the kiddies will have a whole lot of fun being beachside, playing on the lawn, roasting marshmallows on the fire pit and playing on the backyard slide—you can kick your feet up on that flawless deck with a tea (read: wine) in hand.
This may well be the real MVP of all kid-friendly Airbnbs in Australia. Yes, the enclosed pool area, outdoor dining, lawn games, pool toys and gazebo is definitely a plus but dare we say, this isn’t even the best part. Not only is this Airbnb pet friendly (so you don’t have worry about finding a sitter for ol’ Fido) but this property pulls out all the stops for parents stocking a pack ‘n’ play/travel cot, children’s books and toys for littlies under five, a standalone highchair, baby bath and children’s tableware.
The Burrows sports all the foundations of a stunning lake house stay with water views, fresh greenery, European appliances and those stunning, rustic, casement windows. There are mismatched shawls and pillows, wooden floors, suspened lights and an endless supply of little nooks to curl up into with a good book (and dare we mention the intimate bath house?). This beautiful Airbnb in Tasmania is an 1860s stone cottage that has been restored to open up the house to expansive views of Freycinet peninsula and Great Oyster Bay.
My Sister And The Sea
You’ll find this charming coastal cottage in the smalltown of Marion Bay, located at the southern tip of the famous Yorke Peninsula. This 1950s-inspired cottage was actually transported from Sweden and there are some serious farmhouse vibes happening on the inside. From a full country farmhouse table and a breakfast bar to a covered deck and secret chill space for reading, games and snoozing, My Sister And The Sea is easily one of the best Airbnbs in South Australia and you need to visit it at least once in your life.
The Stables At Kookaburra House
We all know that the way to any kid’s heart is through plenty of farm of animals. Enter the Stables, a very beautiful barn-style cottage that has somehow perfected the balance between a luxe stay for adults while also being super kid-friendly. There’s not internet out here so if you’re looking for a chance to get offline and get the little ones out and about in nature, this Airbnb is definitely for you. You’ll have access to walking trails, bike tracks and a whole lot of cosy cafes just down the road too. Book your stay here.
The Best Kid-Friendly Hotels Australia
Crown Metropol And Towers
It’s no secret that the Crown Pools are the source of many memorable family stays for so many Perth locals, and with endless pools, cabanas and water play areas, it’s not hard to see why families keep coming back to these gorgeous hotels. Ready to create your dream stay, Crown can also offer an endless string of thoughtful bespoke touches to your room such as teepees and cuddly bears to make the kiddies feel right at home. While you’re there, why not treat them to the chocolate fountain at Epicurean too? We guarantee they won’t stop talking about it for months.
We know ‘kids’ and ‘luxury’ are two words that don’t necessarily go together but Ovolo Laneways bridges the gap between these colliding worlds. Found on the corner of Little Bourke Street, the spacious rooms (big enough for any toddler to run around in) here are designed to fit the needs of any guest. The TVs host a number of kids channels to keep the little ones entertained, portacots can be supplied plus breakfast goes hard from 7am to 10am with cereals, bread, milk, juices, muesli and yoghurts for the whole family.
Palms City Resort
Picture this: you dip your feet into the cooling, azure waters of your private pool, surrounded by lush greenery, while you sip on a personally delivered cocktail. No, you’re not in the Bahamas, you’ve just escaped to a tropical getaway at the gorgeous Palms City Resort. This calm oasis is nestled in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, but you’re whisked away to paradise as soon as you enter the resort. The simplistically styled rooms are decked out with luxe amenities, your own balcony and modern decor. Palms City Resort defs deserves a spot as one of Darwin’s best hotels. This one is a bona-fide kid-friendly hotel in Darwin with beach access, a breakfast buffet and pools.
Its prime location and great deals grabbed everyone’s attention when Adelaide’s newest large-scale hotel first popped up (and trust us, it’s warranted). Pullman Adelaide is located on Hindmarsh Square, an easy 15-minute walk from Rundle Street’s famous boutiques and lively cafe culture. The 308 light-filled rooms overlook the leafy gardens of Hindmarsh Square and boast modern decor complemented by deluxe amenities. Pullman’s Salt Restaurant and Bar infuses impeccable service with a modern dining experience featuring the best of Adelaide’s seasonal local produce. It’s the perfect place for chance encounters, let’s-make-a-deal dinners or wind-down drinks. And heads up, they’re all about free WiFi and buffet breakfasts. Pullman Adelaide is ticking all the boxes of one of Adelaide’s best hotels. As to what makes it so damn kid-friendly—here you’ll find a breakfast buffet worthy of the Moana gods, babysitting services, an indoor pool and various activities for the littlies too.
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