Kids & Travel

Book A Stress-Free Getaway At The Best Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In Australia

By Urban List Writers
23rd Jan 2023

The fact of the matter is, travelling with a backseat full of kids can really do you dirty—"are we there yet?".

So, while we can’t be there with you to encourage a bit of ‘shush’, we can make your actual getaway really count with lush properties filled with all the entertainment fit for kids and hey, adults too. Book a weekend at a waterfront beach house with a gated pool or sneak away to the hinterlands for a farmstay filled with horses, cows, ducks and a veggie patch. It’s all here. 

Read on for the best kid-friendly Airbnbs in Australia.

The Best Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In Western Australia

Luxury Home


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. Book your stay here.

Pros: washing machine, travel cot, children’s books, toys, highchair, children’s tableware, gated pool, lawn games

The Best Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In Tasmania

The Burrows


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. Book a stay here.

Pros: Board games, indoor fireplace, backyard, washing machine, dryer

The Best Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In South Australia

My Sister And The Sea

Marion Bay

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. Book your stay here.

Pros: washing machine, children’s books and toys, WiFi, beach access, fire pit

The Best Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In NSW

Blue Salt Cottage

Palm Beach

This newly renovated 1940s sandstone cottage is equally good a family-friendly getaway as it is a cheeky couple’s stay (you be the decider). Whatever kind of vacation you’re looking for though, we guarantee Blue Salt Cottage will become part of your staple weekend road trip repertoire to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Charming, quiet and bearing stunning views of Pittwater, if you’re looking for a lowkey place to set up over a long weekend, this leafy sanctuary won’t let you down. And hey, if you’re opting for a staycation, there’s also a dedicated workspace for your zoom calls. Book your stay here.

Pros: backyard, travel cot, bunk beds, highchair, children’s tableware, board games

The Stables At Kookaburra House

Kangaroo Valley

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.

Pros: farm animals, chicken coup, TV, cot, backyard, walking trails

The Best Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In Queensland

Get Out Of Dodge

Coolum Beach

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. Book your stay here.

Pros: gated pool and backyard, various entertainment areas, close to the beach, pack ‘n’ play cot, cot, high chair, bathtub, baby safe gates, beach essentials (eg. snorkelling gear), window guards, pet-friendly

The Best Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In Victoria

The Hideaway


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. Book your stay here.

Pros: washing machine, extra pillows and blankets, cot, pack ‘n’ play, children’s books and toys, highchair, baby bath, children’s tableware, board games

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