Category Archives: Hotels

Dubbo Discovery Park family accommodation – close to the Zoo

We found ourselves in a bit of a heatwave during our recent trip to Dubbo, so we were glad to spend a night at a family accommodation holiday park with the best place to cool off in town – plus it’s only 2 minutes from Dubbo Zoo! The Discovery Parks Big 4 Dubbo Parklands has a lot […]

Sleeping with giraffes – Zoofari Lodge, Dubbo Zoo

Have you ever dreamed about waking up on an African Safari? It’s now possible right here in Australia! We recently spent a weekend at the amazing Zoofari Lodge – a luxury zoo stay package that you simply have to see to believe! The Zoofari Lodge at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo is an accommodation package […]

Soul Apartments review – Surfers Paradise luxury accommodation

If you’re looking for Gold Coast luxury accommodation, you can’t go past the incredible Soul Apartments – located at the beach, right in the middle of Surfers Paradise – plus we have a discount hack for you, too! Is Soul really the best hotel on the Gold Coast? There are a lot of great resorts up and down […]

Lincoln Downs Resort & Spa Family Review

Our family review of the Lincoln Downs Spa Resort, Batemans Bay… Approaching from Sydney, Lincoln Downs Resort and Spa is located on the left side of the Princes Highway just before you cross the iconic bridge into Batemans Bay. (You can read our family review of the Batemans Bay area here). Although a four star hotel, Lincoln Downs Resort’s room […]

Canberra Eaglehawk Ibis Styles Hotel Family Review

If you’re visiting Canberra, or perhaps just passing through on the way to the snow, we’ve found a great family-friendly stop off for you – the Ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk hotel… Canberra is a great place to visit – there’s so many things for families to do! You can visit Floriade, Parliament House, the Canberra Zoo, […]

Melbourne Pan Pacific Hotel Family Review

If you’re visiting Melbourne and looking for a luxury hotel that is also family-friendly, we’ve found a great one – the Hilton South Wharf Hotel… We’ve just visited Melbourne, sampling the local cuisine and checking out some great family attractions. Our accommodation of choice for this trip was the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel (now rebranded as Pan Pacific […]

Wollongong City Beach Motel family review

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If you’re visiting Wollongong, here’s a centrally-located, solid family budget option – the City Beach Motel! We headed to Wollongong this week to attend an event being held at the WIN Entertainment Centre, located in Wollongong city-centre. I only had a week’s notice to book my accommodation, and according to the usual hotel comparison websites there were […]

Wagga Wagga Best Western Plus family review

If you’re heading out to Wagga Wagga for business, an event, holiday, or just passing through on a NSW road journey, we have a great hotel choice for you – Best Western Plus Charles Sturt Suites & Apartments… We had the pleasure of staying at the 4-star Best Western Plus Charles Sturt Suites & Apartments this […]

Mantra Crown Towers Surfers Paradise – an Aussie family review

With so many family resort options to choose from on the Gold Coast, it’s hard to know which are the best…but we’ve found a great one – Mantra Crown Towers! This amazing resort certainly has one of the best hotel pool areas in Surfers Paradise, but it has so much more to offer holidaying families! Here’s why we think […]

Cumberland Lorne Resort Review

We spent two lovely nights staying at the Cumberland Lorne Resort, located on the Great Ocean Road in the busy seaside holiday town of Lorne, Victoria. Lorne is a great place to stay a while on the Great Ocean Road. It is a beautiful location, with a huge, stunning beach and lots of things to do with the children. It […]

Absolute beachfront luxury at Hearns Beach Villas

The Great Ocean Road had been long and winding during our Victorian road trip, but as we drew towards its end we were encouraged by locals to keep going – “Don’t miss Port Fairy!”  they said…so on we went, past Warrnambool and continued on down the coast for another 20 minutes to the gem of Port Fairy, and […]

Stay & Play in the Cape Otway Lightkeeper’s House!

We had the pleasure of staying in the Head Lightkeeper’s House accommodation at the Cape Otway Lightstation during our recent Victorian road trip. This would have to be one of the most unique accommodation experiences on the Great Ocean Road, if not the whole of Australia… Cape Otway is located just ten minutes off the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, […]