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The Best Luxury & Kid-Friendly Resorts in NSW with Something for the Whole Family

From day spas to age-appropriate activities — these are the best luxury kid-friendly resorts in NSW.

Elements of Byron

Family-friendly holidays can be an art form to organise. You don't want the car ride to be too long, especially if your little ones get restless quickly (cue hours of 'Are we there yet?!' from the back seat). Not only that but once you get there, you want the accommodation set up to cater to your needs. 

Finding the perfect balance of beautiful accommodation with family-friendly activities sounds impossible, but it does exist! So, whether you’re seeking a relaxed beach getaway or a scenic mountain escape, we've rounded up some of the best luxury kid-friendly resorts in NSW that will ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. 

Fairmont Resort

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains MGallery by Sofitel

Situated in Leura’s picturesque surroundings, The Fairmont is an upscale resort that truly knows what a family wants from a holiday. While the parents indulge at the spa, dine at Embers, or play a round of golf, the kids can explore the garden maze or mirror maze arcade. Plus, there are pony rides, a merry-go-round, and a magic kingdom jungle gym. Why would you ever want to leave?

1 Sublime Point Road, Leura

Mantra on Salt Beach

Mantra on Salt Beach

For families looking for luxury kid-friendly resorts in NSW, Mantra on Salt Beach delivers. With suite-style accommodation catering to up to seven people, the resort is best suited for groups and families. Craving activity? Head out for a bike ride or hit a few sets on the tennis court. Prefer the water? The wading pool, heated rock pool and lagoon swimming pool have got you covered.

Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff

Pacific Bay Resort

Pacific Bay Resort

As far as the best kid-friendly resorts in NSW go, Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour has thought of everything. With stylish, modern rooms, three tennis courts, a basketball court and three swimming pools, you'll be spoiled for choice with how to spend your day. For the grown-ups, there's a beautiful day spa, a nine-hole golf course and a cocktail bar. 

But the biggest draw card is their epic games room for kids! The space offers a pool, air hockey and other amusements to entertain them for hours. The resort is just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Coffs Harbour, while the Big Banana is less than five minutes away. 

Corner of Pacific Highway and Bay Drive, Coffs Harbour

Bannisters Port Stephens

Bannisters Port Stephens 

Transformed from an iconic ‘60s resort into a swanky boutique hotel, Bannisters effortlessly captures the coastal charm of Port Stephens. Boasting a range of plush, family-friendly rooms and suites that offer ocean and parkland vistas, the hotel is a haven of rest and relaxation for the whole family.

Using a fresh palette of cool tones with a pop of pastel, each room has a simplistic charm that lets the views do the talking. And best of all, you've got one of the best restaurants in the region on your doorstep. 

147 Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point 

Elements of Byron

Elements of Byron

Positioned on Byron Bay’s famed Belongil Beach, Elements of Byron has a nature-inspired atmosphere where families can immerse themselves in acres of lush rainforest and interwoven waterways. The two-bedroom villa-style accommodation is the epitome of luxury and kid-friendly, plus, it houses up to five people and has plenty of activities, from guided walks, horse riding, poolside fun or simply, the beach is all on hand.

144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay

Crystalbrook Byron

Crystalbrook Byron

Fancy taking your family on a rainforest getaway in the stunning surroundings of Byron Bay? Crystalbrook Byron is beautifully set up with large, well-appointed rooms nestled among the peaceful and lush greenery of the area.

There's also a family-friendly pool where your little ones can splash the day away as the parents tag team with some downtime at the day spa (we recommend getting one of the amazing massages followed by an infrared sauna session). They also run morning yoga sessions, which are a super grounding way to start your day. 

77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay 

Crown Plaza Terrigal Pacific

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

A little closer to home, Terrigal has long been a weekend getaway destination, and Terrigal’s Crowne Plaza ticks all the boxes for luxury kid-friendly resorts in NSW. Their Family Getaway package includes accommodation, buffet breakfast, a beach fun pack, limited in-house kid’s movies, complimentary Wi-Fi and, wait for it… the kids under 12 eat free!

Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort

Where laidback beachy vibes meet luxury, BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort is a tropical-style beachfront resort with direct access to Diggers Beach. Check in to one of the individual villas and make the most of their on-site facilities: two award-winning restaurants, three tennis courts, two outdoor lagoon-style swimming pools, a day spa, a playground and BBQ facilities.

11 Firman Drive, Coffs Harbour

Sails Port Macquarie

Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges

It doesn’t get more family-friendly than Port Macquarie and Sails Resort on Hastings River is the spot to base yourself. The location is stunning and the accommodation is beautiful – take your pick of the garden or water view rooms. Paddleboard or canoe down the river, relax poolside, or rent one of their vintage bicycles and head to Town Beach for some wave action.  

20 Park Street, Port Macquarie

Raffertys Resort

Raffertys Resort

Raffertys Resort, located near Lake Macquarie and just 90 minutes north of Sydney, is ideal for a family holiday. You will find everything you need at the resort; tennis courts, swimming pools, a playground, walking trails, and kayaking (to name a few). And as for the accommodation, choose from their two-, three- or four-bedroom cottages. Perfect for big groups!

1 Wild Duck Drive via Raffertys Road, Cams Wharf

Has all this talk of the best luxury kid-friendly resorts in NSW got you dreaming of your next getaway? Take a look at our round-up of the best family holidays in Australia. Or perhaps you're just looking for a fresh and exciting new activity for your little one - read our edit of the best playcentres in Sydney.  

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