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Who says you have to travel far for exciting experiences? From the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps, to bubbling volcanoes and delicious gourmet journeys, New Zealand has enough to make you wonder why you would holiday anywhere else! Check out these 18 experiences that make NZ an iconic holiday destination for both locals and …

The Easter long weekend is almost here and the most popular Aussie destinations are booking up fast. But there are still plenty of great deals out there, especially if you know where to go. Here are our destination hacks for the best deals* in your favourite regions. *Best deals were calculated using the predicted average …

Your family-holiday success can hinge on where you stay. Will everyone have enough room? Is it close enough to everything? Can you get five minutes of peace? Luckily, you’ve got us around, so we’re shooting over our top five New Zealand resorts to keep you and the kids happy (and let them think it’s all …

When you come from a Chinese-Australian family as big as mine, childhood trips feel less like holidays and look more like a human trafficking operation. Getting to Gold Coast theme parks with five kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s meant sardining ourselves into a regular-sized car, closing the doors softly but firmly, then driving like …

Looking for a WOW weekend with the kids, only two hours’ drive from Sydney? A stone’s throw from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley offers much more than wineries and romantic escapes. It’s a must-do destination that attracts big artists, has a variety of accommodation, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Concerts are a great …

Meeting or catching up with long-lost (or long-avoided) family can be a blast. Not to mention a great excuse to travel somewhere new, or go back to a place you haven’t been since you were a kid. You reminisce over old times and shared relatives, see different sides of people you’ve known or heard about …

Everyone has cherished memories of their family holidays. Sure, the occasional fights and arguments and awkward family photos may have made some of those memories ones you’d rather forget. But once you get older, and you start handing over your own hard-earned cash for flights and hotels, you realise the value – literally! – of those …

Hi! My name is Cassie and I’m Wotif’s copy and content writer. You may remember me (or my puns) from scandalous blog posts like ‘10 reasons NSW is better than QLD‘ or that awesome Wotif email you got the other day. Unless it had a typo. That was someone else. What you don’t know about …

By Sophia Auld Remember the days when summer holidays seemed to stretch out before you like endless miles of sandy beach? And when games of backyard cricket were accompanied by the aroma of sausages sizzling on the barbie? I remember my childhood summers fondly from our family holidays. I want to make sure my kids …

Just getting your children into the car to begin a holiday can be like herding cats. It’s not easy — having young kids and taking them on the road is an absolute mission. So, these are the seven trials every parent must endure if they are to battle all the odds and take a toddler …