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5 ‘Must Do’ Family Escapes in Our Backyard

Old Leury Dairy

When you book a family holiday whether it is for a few days or a month most of us want to stay somewhere memorable and indulgent.

We enlisted travel expert Nadine Mellor, Editor of super successful travel website’s, Kids Collection which has over 850 wonderful family friendly properties worldwide – to come up with some of her favourite (kid-friendly) places to stay in Australia…You will not be disappointed!

Old Leury Dairy

Old Leura Dairy. Blue Mountains, NSW

These quirky self-catering eco-lodges created from recycled materials share an outdoor hot tub, and are close to all the delights of the Blue Mountains. An ideal place to relax, the rustic furnishings are perfect for a stay with kids.

The Byron

The Byron at Byron

Byron Bay 
Stunning resort set in 45 acres of rainforest with dedicated kids pool, a rainforest walk, bicycles and tennis coaching, perfect for outdoorsy families; all rooms can accommodate children.

Home Valley Station

Home Valley Station, East Kimberly, WA

Adventurous families will love this working cattle station in the Kimberlys for its great activities which include horse riding, fishing and taking dips in natural swimming holes; Eco Tents sleep up to 4 and there are two pools and a playground.

The Langham

The Langham Sydney, Sydney

Full service hotel with a range of accommodation options plus underground swimming pool featuring a fibre-optic ‘night sky’, in the heart of The Rocks so close to all sights.

Ocean Muse

Ocean Muse, NSW

Sparkling contemporary beach retreat with cool pool, inside-out design, great views over bush and dunes, and close to endless beach, in Port Stephens, just 2 hours North of Sydney (sleeps 6-8).

Post by: Ellen Cadzow from recently launched travel blog featuring her own and other travel lovers’ favourite kid friendly places to stay that will knock your socks off. Her number one passion is getting out into the big, wide world and travelling with her hubby & 2 older kids. Check out www.escapeis.comto discover some wonderful spots to stay, tried and tested by passionate mums & dads.

to discover some wonderful spots to stay, tried and tested by passionate mums & dads.

Thanks to Nadine Mellor from for her contribution to the post.



Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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