There's nothing quite like treating your troupe to a holiday, and families vary as much as the destinations they travel to. Whether you're a crowd of cousins, a family of four, or one parent with five in tow, the right park can make all the difference.
Family-friendly parks offer anything from games rooms to music nights, colourful jumping pillows or the holy grail of a waterslide. The main thing they have in common is their ability to entertain, while holding convenience as their first priority.
This award is presented by Mother & Baby, Australia's leading parenting magazine.
Voting for Australia's Favourite holiday park has now closed.
Congratulations to all the nominees in this category: Best holiday park for the family holiday.
The best holiday park for the family holiday is... 1. Gold Coast Holiday Park & Motel
Gold Coast Holiday Park & Motel says: "From the huge water-slide through to the 3 metre aquarium in the amenities, we offer a truly family friendly venue plus you can bring the family dog as well. Our staff are friendly, happy and helpful and the cafe caters for all age groups."
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park says: "From ages 1 to 101, all members of the family are catered for at Great Ocean Road Tourist Park. Park Owners Dean & Sarah Dean Hellessey pride themselves on creating a family friendly atmosphere, and their success is evident in the number who return time and again."
Stockton Beach Holiday Park says: "The park offers a sensational array of activities and facilities to keep families busy. Free kids activities are arranged during school holidays, including arts and crafts, film nights and outdoor games. Two kids playgrounds are available, and sporting facilities, a pool, shops and cafes are within easy walking distance. Camp kitchens, BBQs and laundry are all onsite and free wireless internet is available throughout the park."
BIG4 Karuah Jetty says: "We have just completed a major upgrade program including new playground and work out area, renovation of our amenities block and new ensuite sites. We offer the rare facility of a private jetty so you can fish, paddle or bring your boat. We offer a range of accommodation and sites too!"
Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park says: "Located on the beautiful Erskine River and just steps from the beach, Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or family holiday. It's a great place to stay while exploring the Great Ocean Road, Lorne and all the nearby attractions the region has to offer."