Category Archives: Family holidays & travel

Family holidays

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 […]

3 slightly unusual family restaurants in Surfers Paradise

We visited several restaurants during our holiday in Surfers Paradise recently, but three of them really stood-out for both adult and kids – here are our top 3 Surfers Paradise family restaurants that you might not normally think of! McDonalds Family Restaurant Breakfast – Maccas – location-location-location! Looking straight across the road at the iconic Surfers Paradise […]

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 […]

Discount car hire for our readers!

Looking for a hire car company for your holiday? Here at Let’s go Mum! we’re all about travel value for money for families! So I’m excited to tell you that we have partnered with Redspot Care Hire to offer our readers a 5% discount! Redspot is an Australian car rental company with locations Australia wide […]

We’re semi-finalists in the Virgin Problogger Travel Writer Awards!

We’re so excited to learn that we have been selected as a top ten semi finalist in the Virgin Australia Problogger Awards! We’re very honoured to have been selected as a top ten semi finalist in the Virgin Australia Problogger Awards! You can find the list of semi finalists on the Problogger Australia website here. […]

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 […]

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village & Shipwrecked! Show Review

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is waaay too well-kept a secret in the city of Warrnambool! I vaguely remembered a Shipwreck tourist centre a long time ago, but it has since developed into a really fantastic tourist attraction – and until we’d hit Port Campbell, we’d never even heard it referred to! Luckily, a friendly local […]

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, […]

Road Trip! Day 12 – Ballarat – and the road home…

And so in the blink of an eye, our last holiday day dawned. We had been on the road for nearly two weeks, and although we’d been having a brilliant time, we had reached the point where we needed to go home to touch base – you know, wash clothes, visit the pets, read the mail…that […]

Going back in time at Sovereign Hill gold mining village, Ballarat

We had a free day today in Ballarat and were invited to explore the Sovereign Hill outdoor museum! Sovereign Hill is a really fun and educational (but don’t tell the kids that!) day out with the family.  We had seen the Sound and Light show there last night, and were keen to explore this historical tourist park in daylight. Rest-assured, you are […]