Family holidays, while mostly relaxing, can be challenging when you are travelling with a baby. Using products like Fly Babee and staying relatively close to home will eliminate the vast majority of problems families face when traveling. Luckily, some of Australia’s best holiday destinations are located a short flight or drive away from Sydney! Check out our top picks for family holiday destinations that are less than four hours away from the city.

Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park

The perfect holiday spot for those looking to explore more of Australia’s natural beauty, the Blue Mountains has something for every one. From riding the sky gondola to touring caves, there are plenty of interesting activities for every member of your family. Located only a short drive away from the city, traveling with children has never been easier. Be sure to stop by Featherdale Wildlife Park to feed some kangaroos!

Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast

Rated excellent for kids both big and small, the Rockpools provide all the items on your family holiday checklist. With plenty of activities for children including a water sculpture playground, giant jumping pillow and lagoon swimming, as well as areas for adults to either join in the fun or relax by the pool. This location is a huge hit! You can also rent boats and take a cruise on the lagoon.

Melbourne

It’s most known for fashion, food, and artistic culture, but Melbourne also has a lot to offer as a family holiday destination. Check out Melbourne’s Zoo, Botanical Gardens, or even take a drive to the Great Ocean Road.