The Whitsundays may be known as the ultimate honeymoon destination, but it’s the perfect place for a family getaway too! Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure with your little ones or you need to wind down after a busy school term, there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. 


We want you and your family to love our beautiful island as much as we do, so with school holidays having just begun, we’ve put together our top five tips for holidaying in the Whitsundays with kids.  


Top Tip 1: Download the Hamilton Island App

The secret to a successful getaway with the kids is to plan ahead! Discover all the family-friendly events, destinations and activities on offer across the island by downloading the Hamilton Island App. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything you need to keep the kids entertained, including everything from dining options to shuttle times and weather. The app is available on iPhone and Android and you can find out more info here.


Top Tip 2: Dine at kid-friendly outlets

While the island has plenty of world-class restaurants, there are still stacks of kid-friendly options too. And of course, dessert cannot be forgotten, head down to the Ice Cream Parlour located at the Marina for a sweet treat the whole family will enjoy. For more information on dining on the island, you read up here


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Top Tip 3: Hire a golf buggy

The iconic golf buggies are always a crowd-pleaser with the youngsters of the family! With your own set of wheels, you can explore the island at your own pace and easily tick everything off your bucket list. Every buggy offers four seats, and all the safety precautions you need to get your entire family from A to B. Child seats are also available, which means no one has to miss out! 


Top Tip 4: Get the kids involved with Clownfish Kids Club 

While family-time promises enough memories and laughs to last forever, adults-only time is important too! You can relax knowing your kids are left in reliable and trusted hands at the Clownfish Club. The centrally-located babysitting service caters to kids aged six months to twelve years, offering a huge range of activities that will keep them busy all day long. Book the kids in from 8 am Monday to Friday, and treat yourself to a relaxing spa day, dinner for two or some quiet time by the pool. Go on, you deserve it! 


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Top Tip 4: Pack your camera 

Family holidays are full of experiences your kids will still be talking about when they’re grown up, with youngsters of their own! Whether it’s a professional digital camera or your smartphone, we love seeing parents capture all the magic of their time away by snapping plenty of pictures! Two of our must-visit photo destinations include One Tree Hill and Whitehaven Beach. We promise you’ll still be looking back on these photos in years to come.


Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime with your family? You can book your holiday to the Whitsundays directly here. We can’t wait to give you and your family a big WAHI welcome!