10 reasons Fiji is perfect for your next family trip

Sheriden Rhodes Where can frazzled parents go on holiday where they'll get a break, too? I have but one answer: Fiji.

The best resorts for children

Family-friendly: Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort.

Sheriden Rhodes Here we highlight the properties around the world leading the charge when it comes to kids' clubs, engaging children's programs and bespoke activities for young guests.

Do term time holidays have long-term consequences?

Term time travel: Good or bad idea?

Catherine Rodie Taking a child out of school for seven days could severely impact their education, claims new research from the UK, but should we listen to it?

5 reasons to take a family holiday to Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island from the air.

Melanie Mahoney When a holiday is so good, where do you start? Here's a look at what makes Hamilton Island a great choice for a family trip away.

Hamilton Island family adventure

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Home to gorgeous sights and sitting right on the doorstep of a national environmental treasure, Hamilton Island is the perfect location for a fantastic family holiday.

Fake snow leopard escape staged at Tokyo zoo

On the run: A zoo employee dressed in a snow leopard costume takes part in the drill.

Su-Lin Tan Tokyo's Tama zoo has staged an escaped-animal drill with a staff member dressed up as a snow leopard.

Kids cruising for a good time on Carnival

Dr Seuss fun: Thing 1 visits families on board.

Letitia Rowlands As that great philosopher the Cat in the Hat once said, it's fun to have fun but you have to know how.

A holiday where kids stay and eat for free


Tracey Spicer The founder of The Holiday Inn created the company back in 1952, after discovering few hotel options for his family; it was the first to use the slogan, "Kids Stay & Eat Free".

Top 5 family-friendly things to do on the South Coast

Walking on Water surf lessons.

Rachel Clun If you feel like you've done every activity there is to do in Sydney, fear not.

Building family bonds on holiday

Sybella and Nicholas on their annual family holiday.

Antonia Kidman Antonia Kidman reveals the reasons why her family's yearly trip to the Canadian mountains remains their most cherished holiday escape.

How to have a romantic holiday with children in tow

Can you have a romantic holiday with kids?

Collette Beck If you are dreaming of a romantic holiday for you and your partner it doesn't have to be kid-free. Here are four tips to creating some romance as a family.

Helping children transition to a new home overseas

Moving nerves ... relocating overseas can be a hard transition for children.

Mihal Greener Moving overseas with young kids may be logistically difficult, but once children hit school age and are old enough to be aware of what they are leaving behind, the really challenging work begins.

The big road trip north

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Fairfax Media photographer Alex Ellinghausen heads north for a big things family roadtrip.

Alex Ellinghausen heads north for a big things family roadtrip

Big merino

Alex Ellinghausen 'The little detours we take to see the 'big things' brings us to places we would not have visited,' writes Alex Ellinghausen

Scenic World as thrilling as ever

The Scenic Railway continues to delight families of all ages.

Amber Robinson The latest upgrade to the tourist attraction just a year ago saw the addition of new carriages and seats allowing the rider to adjust the inclination of their seats, from laid back to 'cliff hanger'.


Scenic World, Blue Mountains and beyond

Just two hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains families nature, food and excitement on tap.

Travelling alone after kids

The joys of solo travel ...

Mihal Greener Although I had travelled to lots of great places, I had never travelled alone until my late 30s, leaving behind three children, a husband and a mountain of laundry.

Animal-friendly family holidays: What you need to know

Unchained: A baby elephant in the wild.

Tracey Spicer Before you watch a dancing monkey or ride an elephant - do your homework.

Something for everyone: Cruise ships are bringing families together

All in the family: Take the whole family cruising, and the grandparents too.

Brian Johnston Ocean cruising is becoming an increasingly attractive holiday option for the extended family.

Last-minute summer holiday ideas for families

Go west: Many package holidays suitable for children are on offer in Bali.

Tracey Spicer For flexible families, when it comes to making some last-minute holiday plans, the world is your oyster. Tracey Spicer offers some ideas.

Cruising: The ultimate all-inclusive family holiday

Cruising ... more than just your standard family holiday.

Sheriden Rhodes You only have to do the math, to realise cruising offers one of the best value family holidays going.

Beachside family hideaways you'll never want to leave

Artist's Beach House, Port Douglas

Sheriden Rhodes Sheriden Rhodes and her family flee north for a blissful weeklong stay in Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

Expert camping tips

Rob Dempsey Coleman's Rob Dempsey knows a thing or two about camping. Here are his picks for where to camp in Australia these holidays and what to pack!


Tips and advice for travelling with teens

Holly O'Sullivan:

Tracey Spicer Taking teens travelling need not be all worry and no fun for parents or children, writes Tracey Spicer.


A cruising family holiday has all the right ingredients for fun

An all-inclusive family escape you wan't regret taking.

Amber Robinson Imagine a holiday where someone else cleans your bathroom and makes your bed – twice a day - for two weeks. A holiday where every meal is prepared for you, every dish taken away. Need I mention the free on-site childcare?

Global travel from the comfort of your home

Seeing the world without the travel.

Catherine Rodie Can't afford to take your kids on a year-long overseas adventure? Well, here are our tips on how to bring the world to your kids when you can't take them there.

Family cruising with Voyager of the Seas

Family cruising with Voyager of the Seas

Twins create London's first cereal cafe

For cereal: Identical twin brothers are opening a cereal cafe in London.

Tim Chester Have you ever found yourself out on the town and hankering for a bowl of Lucky Charms? If so, you're in luck: The city's first cereal cafe is set to open next month.

Awesome water slides

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As the weather warms up, we may have found a collection of the most amazing waterslides all over the world including Australia.

Five reasons to use Airbnb for your next family holiday

All the benefits of home on holiday.

Linda Anderson We travel with three young children, which is a challenge when trying to find suitable and affordable accommodation. Our trip to France was my first Airbnb experience and it did not disappoint. Here are five reasons our family will be using Airbnb again.


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