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#1 bikingbubs

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

So, I won a $2000 travel voucher today - amazing and I am still in total shock!! Of course I am now trying to plan our next holiday biggrin.gif
Where would you go/what would you do? We have 12 months to use it and ideally would like to do a family holiday.  Our kids are now 2 mths and 20 months.  We went to thailand with DS when he was 15 months old and realised lounging at a resort does not work very well with kids (lol!) so that type of holiday wouldnt appeal.
We are happy to contribute more funds if needed, and we need to go in school holidays (grr marrying a teacher!)
hit me with your kid friendly ideas (although i secretly wish  we could go by ourselves lol but cant see it happening unless we can book it for travel after the 12mth period!)

#2 blueberrymuffin

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

I don't have any location recommendations, but I would travel before your eldest turns 2 so that you'll only have to pay for an infant's ticket.

#3 Lyra

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Congratulations! We stayed at a resort in Qld that had a kids club so you could put the kids in that while you went and got massages etc!

#4 luke's mummu

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

I'd go to a resort with a kid's club as well - even if they are just in for a few 1/2 days.

Suggest daydream island or Hamilton island or gold coast.

I'm not a fan of overseas kids clubs as you don't know how strict their police record checks are.

#5 mini mac

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

There are loads of websites that might help:
travelwithkidz.com.au
holidayswithkids.com.au
littleaussietravellers.com.au

Google travel with kids or babies.

Congrats! Lucky you

#6 two_ones

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

Wow fantastic news!

Perhaps you could explore the idea of using some of the voucher to bring along a grandparent or two... that way you can get in some time just the two of you!

#7 bikingbubs

Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Good news - my parents are happy to come with us! They live in a different state to us so any excuse to see their grandkids!
Now thinking bali or fiji...hmm!! Will be  4 adukts on the plane to help with the kidlets! We have been to bali before though.

Edited by bikingbubs, 25 December 2012 - 03:27 PM.


#8 overthehill

Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Wow congratulations ! I was going to say Hamilton Island as its short flights, nice pools and beach and loads to do with kids.  
Enjoy!

#9 whatnamenow

Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Cruise!!  i saw a last min deal .. $549 pp 10 night south pacific cruise.  Kids club, you can lie in a sun lounger, no cooking, cleaning.

#10 Kay1

Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

If you want a resorty/relaxing holiday with kids Fiji is definitely the way to go.

#11 two_ones

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE (bikingbubs @ 25/12/2012, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good news - my parents are happy to come with us! They live in a different state to us so any excuse to see their grandkids!
Now thinking bali or fiji...hmm!! Will be  4 adukts on the plane to help with the kidlets! We have been to bali before though.


Sounds like an awesome plan!

We're going to Thailand on March with our whole family (me, DH, DS (who will be nearly 2), my parents, brother, and DH's parents, so that's 7 adults for only one baby for us.

I've not been to Bali or Fiji, but I'd suggest Fiji if you've already been to Bali.






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