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Melbourne has many beaches – use our tool to tell you the best beach for today's weather or read our lists to plan a family visit in the future.
Take your kids back in time to the gold rush, see fun and engaging modern art, theatre and gardens, and relax (and play) by the lakeside – all in Bendigo!
As Victoria's third-largest city, Ballarat has an abundance of family-friendly activities and experiences. Ballarat was at the centre of the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s and many of its best things to see and do are from around that time...
Lakes Entrance is one of the most popular seaside destination in Victoria for family holidays. Check out of list of the Best things to do at Lakes Entrance in 2022!
In the centre of Victorian High Country, Bright has activities for families in all the seasons from skiing in the snow, walking and cycling in the autumn to swimming in the summer river pool.
Whales, awesome playgrounds and volcanoes – there's lots to see and do with kids in Warrnambool and nearby!
Daylesford has lots of attractions for families as well as grown ups with lakes, playgrounds, mineral springs, botanic gardens, lookouts, waterfalls and horse rides on offer all year round. And even more if you make it your basecamp for the nearby towns!
An hour's drive into the hills North West of Melbourne you'll find the trendy town of Macedon, Victoria. Get inspired for things to do and see with kids in and around Macedon.
The border towns of Echuca and Moama on the Murray River are fantastic holiday spots for families. Catch historic paddlesteamers, paddleboard down the river, bike around to discover river beaches – the towns are full of activities for kids of all ages!
Geelong is only an hour away from Melbourne, but full of days of family adventures with a historic waterfront, interactive art galleries and museums and day trips to the Bellarine Peninsula.
Top things to do in Phillip Island - the Penguin Parade, Phillip Island beaches, wildlife and more.
The top attractions and fun things to do and see with kids in Melbourne
Victoria offers a huge amount of things to see and do with your kids. See our list of the most popular destinations and attractions!
Read our travel guide for things to do and see with kids around the Great Ocean Road, Victoria.
Holiday Ideas for Families
When it comes to a long break away from the routine of childcare and school – Victoria doesn't disappoint! Check out our picks for spending a full week away from home.
Victoria has an amazing range of destinations for a fun weekend away on a roadtrip with your kids. From surfing at the world famous Torquay, to enjoying the harbour at Portland or having adventures on paddle-steamers in Echuca. Get inspired to travel!
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The twin towns of Echuca-Moama on the Murray River are fantastic holiday spots for families. Catch a historic paddlesteamer boat from Echuca on the Victoria side of the border or visit the Moama Adventure Playpark with activities from babies to teenagers.
Warrnambool is a great basecamp for day trips into the regional parks inland and to visit the protected marine sanctuaries along the coast.
Lakes Entrance is a regular go-to for most Victorian families during Summer and Spring breaks. There's a range of accommodation options befitting a resort destination, from holiday parks, motels, to hotels and full self-catered apartments.
Bendigo is a 2 hours drive away family getaway waiting for you! Perfect for anything from a long weekend to a multi-week school holiday escape.
Ballarat is gold for busy adventures through history at attractions like Sovereign Hill and Kryal Castle, to actually panning for gold at the many streams in the goldfields.
Stay in Macedon and the surrounds to really feel like you're away from the big city while being only an hour away.
Bright – nestled amongst the mountains – is the most popular basecamp town for activities in the Victorian High Country. Get ready for adventures for every school holiday season sunshine, rain or snow!
The Great Ocean Road offers truly unique views and family experiences. Accommodation options range from resorts, holiday parks along the foreshore, to luxury homes nestled in the hills overlooking the coastline.
Stay in dynamic Geelong – from sleek Eastern Beach apartments, to full house stays near cafes, and fun holiday parks along the Barwon river.
Daylesford, Victoria, is famous for its spas and romantic getaways, but it's also an equally great weekend and short getaway destination for families. It's only a 1.5 hours drive away from Melbourne, which means you can visit on a day trip or a short stay.
Phillip Island is one of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations for families for both weekends away and longer stays. Find the best family-friendly accommodation for visiting the Penguin Parade and other Phillip Island gems.