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Easter Holidays: Top 3 Family Getaways

Top 3 Family Getaways this Easter School Holidays

The Easter break is fast approaching. The time to plan your family holiday is now! Read on to discover the top 3 travel destinations for families this Easter and plan a long weekend everyone will enjoy. These jaw dropping family getaways are perfect for everyone. From the youngest to the oldest of the family, get ready for a holiday to remember.

1.     Sydney

Just a 90 minute flight from Melbourne Airport, Sydney is the perfect short trip destination for a last-minute family weekend away or a holiday with kids. With some of the World’s most popular attractions and plenty of family-friendly accommodation options to be had, there’s something for every family member to love about Sydney.

This year, take the whole family to the Sydney Fish Market is hosting an Easter Feastival with free family entertainment, Easter Bunny visits and a fresh seafood lunch, lot’s of holiday fun awaits. Relax by the water and watch the trawlers come in. Eat some of the country’s freshest seafood at one of Sydney’s sunniest and most laid-back dining spots. On any trip to Sydney, the Sydney Fish Market is an experience not to be missed.

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Circular Quay is another top destination for families to spend the Easter holidays.  This Easter public holiday weekend, get ready to watch as it explodes into action. Explore Sydney’s main attractions, including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Just a 20 minute walk from each other, catch some sights along the way, stop for ice cream, and soak up the true spirit of Sydney on foot.

While on the subject of walking, why not take a self-guided walking tour along one of Sydney’s amazing coastal tracks. Sydney’s Bondi to Bronte walk is one of the  most famous and popular walking tracks in the area. It’s a great way for the kids to burn off energy while seeing Sydney’s stunning beaches and the great Australian outdoors.

Pack up a picnic or a portable barbie and spend some time soaking up the rays on some of Sydney’s world famous beaches. Kids will love building sandcastles while adults kick back and relax under a cloudless blue sky. What could be better than that for a family getaway over the easter weekend? If the kids (and big kids like you) fancy some adrenaline-inducing fun, get ready to ride rollercoasters, ferris wheels and bumper cars. Theme parks including Luna park and Wet ‘n’ Wild add a little bit of holiday magic to your vacation and are well worth a visit when in Sydney.

Where to Stay in Sydney

Stay at Holiday Inn Old Sydney located in the heart of the historic Rocks area. Relax beside one of the best rooftop pools in Sydney that overlooks Sydney Harbour, one of the world’s most beautiful harbours. Holiday Inn Old Sydney is a great base for your Sydney Easter family adventure. Just a 5 minute walk to the Sydney Harbour Bridge (350m) you can go from bed to bridge in a matter of minutes. And with various accommodation options available, everyone is guaranteed a great night’s sleep.

 

2.     Townsville

Just a three-hour direct flight with Jetstar, you and the family can be in stunning Townsville. This Northern Queensland getaway boasts a variety of great family activities and attractions perfect for an easter weekend getaway with the family.

Take the ferry to scenic Magnetic Island and go bush walking with the family in one of Australia’s most amazing national parks. Get up close and personal with the wildlife at Billabong Sanctuary or Reef HQ Aquarium. See koalas, rock wallabies and possums, as well as a variety of birds and sea life. You might even see the Easter Bunny!

Head on over to the free public seawater swimming pool to cool off with an afternoon dip with the kids. Climb to the top of Castle Hill lookout for spectacular bay views. Or enjoy a family movie night at Event or BCC cinemas. And with plenty of public parks, playgrounds and waterside spaces, enjoying a family picnic with a view over the easter holidays is a cinche.

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Townsville is the perfect base for family day trips to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby tropical rainforests. There is so much to see and do, your family holiday to Townsville will create memories that last forever.

Where to Stay in Townsville

Stay at the iconic Holiday Inn Townsville ”Sugar Shaker”. Located within walking distance of award winning restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and Townsville’s major tourist attractions, it’s the perfect base for a family getaway to this iconic beachside city. And with plenty of different accommodation offers at our Townsville hotel, you can find the perfect room for both small and large families.

 

3.     Fiji

Dreaming of an island getaway?

Celebrate Easter with the friendly Fiji locals. Join a traditional communal Easter banquet in a Fijian village and watch the locals perform their traditional song and dance. The traditional Fijian Crosswalk from Suva to Nadi is another Fijian tradition not to be missed.

Nearby, you will find Albert Park with its magnificent, ornate buildings. Just a few minutes walk from the hotel is the Fiji Museum, which highlight the timeline of Fiji’s culture, customs, and traditions. And just a few steps from the hotel is the LAwn Club Children’s Park, perfect for burning off some excess energy.

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Where to Stay in Fiji

Spend Easter with the family in breathtaking tropical paradise getaway and stay at Holiday Inn Suva where you can stroll through palm-fringed gardens and cool off in the sparkling freshwater pool while enjoying sea views. And talking about sea views, accommodation options give you the chance to choose between pool vies, ocean views, and park views. Take your easter family getaway to a whole new level of adventure and make your way to the fantastic island destination, Fiji!

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What are you waiting for? Your ultimate tropical Easter getaway is just a few clicks away and the time to plan is now!

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Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport takes all the stress and hassle out of traveling with the family. Start your Easter school holidays with a relaxing stay at our airport hotel, the night before you fly. Located just 400 meters from Melbourne Airport terminals, Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport provides a free shuttle bus to get you to and from the departure and arrival gates to get you away on time.

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