Looking at going on holidays in July this year. Have 3 kids who will be aged 7, 5 and 2 at the time.
Anyone have any idea which of these destinations is better for a family holiday?
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02-01-2015 16:38 #1
Hervey Bay or Caloundra for family holiday?
02-01-2015 16:45 #2
Golden beach. It's like the hidden gem of Caloundra. Great beach for young kids, calm and no waves. Also, because it's not as popular, accom is much cheaper.
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02-01-2015 16:49 #3
Accommodation in Caloundra for the time I am going is $485 for a week in a self contained 3 bedroom apartment. In Hervey Bay, 3 bedroom self contained apartment is $585, so not s huge difference.
Will it be warm enough for the beach in July? We live near the beach anyway, so kids won't be too fussed. Just want somewhere that's got more to do for kids as I will be on my own with the 3 of them.
02-01-2015 16:52 #4
I have been to Hervey Bay. It was almost 10 years ago so things could've changed, but I remember it not being very big. I figured at least the sunshine Coast will be a bit more busy.
02-01-2015 17:03 #5
Caloundra for sure. Hervey Bay is good if you want to go to Fraser Island, otherwise it is a bit of a retirement town. Sunshine Coast beaches are much nicer and more things to do there.
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02-01-2015 17:16 #6
Thanks again everyone, might book our accommodation in Caloundra.
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02-01-2015 17:24 #7
02-01-2015 19:18 #8
We live about 40 mins from Caloundra. It's definitely warm enough to go swimming some days in July.
If the beach isn't the main attraction, then as a previous poster mentioned, there is heaps to do around Caloundra. Australia Zoo is only about 20mins. If you bought a yearly pass ($90/adult, $50/child) you could go a couple of times while you're up.
02-01-2015 21:14 #9
Hervey Bay has changed a lot. It has more shopping, Restaurants and things to do. The Wetside water park is a free water play park and is awesome for the kids. There are Markets in Maryborough during the week that are great to visit. Plenty to do in and around the region.
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02-01-2015 21:23 #10
Of those choices, Caloundra.
But of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa. Because I'm selfish.
Have a look at the Caloundra Oaks waterpark. That sounds fun. Also with three kids the Kenilworth Cheese Factory, followed by a play at the massive and awesome park is a good day out.
ETA: I'll probably stalk you on Facebook and hint a lot at a Noosa day trip...
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