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It’s no secret we love our families, so the idea of a multi-gen trip where we get to take the whole fam away together is a no-brainer! Planning a trip that ticks the boxes for kids, parents and grandparents can be a challenge, but lately we’ve been on a mission to uncover all the best places to holiday here in SA and abroad with the extended family… and we thought it would be rude not to share our top picks!

Pelicans Rest — Hindmarsh Island

Located on Hindmarsh Island, Pelicans Rest offers stunning views, tranquil surroundings and accommodation for the whole family! It’s perfect for families looking to relax and reconnect, and there’s plenty of activities on offer to keep the whole family busy, such as fishing, kayaking and bird watching.

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West Beach Parks — West Beach

West Beach Parks has something for everyone – from campers and caravanners to discerning travellers who prefer a modern holiday shack! There’s playgrounds, pools, go-karts and bouncy pillows… and it’s all conveniently located on the shores of West Beach, only 20 minutes from Adelaide. This is the kind of place you can make an annual family tradition!

Stony Rise Lodge — Robe

This stunning property brings the WOW factor to any family getaway! Stony Rise Lodge is ideal for large family gatherings, offering a mix of private and communal spaces finished with a touch of luxe. Explore the beautiful beaches, enjoy local seafood and visit historic sites where the grandies can teach the kids a thing or two about days gone by.

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Saltbush Farm — Cape Jervis

Experience all that farm life has to offer at this unique property in Cape Jervis. With over 90 species of birds and an abundance of native wildlife, the farm is a natural paradise waiting to be explored at your own pace. Saltbush Farm offers a unique blend of adventure and relaxation and a place to make memories to last a lifetime.

Wallaroo Holiday Park — Wallaroo

This beachfront holiday park is a favourite on the Yorke Peninsula and they keep adding to the experience! From the bike pump track, to the playground and the petting zoo, the kids will feel like they’re in heaven! And we all know that when the kids are happy, so are the parents! Accommodation ranges from campsites to beachfront apartments, it’s the kind of place that fits the saying “the more the merrier”.

River Hamptons — Berri

Sprawling lawns, a sparkling pool, tennis court, basketball ring and luxurious Hamptons style accommodation… right in the heart of Berri! With all this on offer at River Hamptons, you won’t need to leave the property, but if you want to venture out to explore the Riverland there is so much to see and do!

Magnolia Farm — Willunga South

Just 45 minutes from Adelaide, on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula is this hidden gem, Magnolia Farm. This beautifully appointed house with a separate studio is perfect for multigenerational family holidays and large groups. Children will love the playground and the whole family will enjoy spotting grazing kangaroos and koalas!

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Simon Tolley Lodge — Woodside

A family holiday in the hills with the vines on your doorstep? Yes please! Surrounded by 56 acres of land, this luxury five bed accommodation boasts spectacular vineyard and hills views from every room. Explore local wineries or just relax in your very own private sanctuary with your favourite people. 

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Yondah Beach House — Foul Bay

If you’re dreaming of long, lazy days with the fam on your own private beach… dream no more! This stunning property located on 300 spectacular beachfront acres is decked out with three spacious bedrooms, each with its own ensuite. Yondah provides the perfect spot to unwind in absolute seclusion, and you can even bring your four-legged family members!

Hamilton & Dune — Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 

These two stunning homes on the Emu Bay foreshore offer unparalleled comfort and privacy, and the perfect base from which to explore Kangaroo Island. A chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle, Hamilton & Dune can be hired separately or if you’ve got a big family take both! 

Princess Cruises from Adelaide

If you’ve never cruised before, this is your call! Whether you want to cruise close to home or venture overseas, a cruise holiday offers fun for the whole family. The kids are kept entertained with kids club and a range of activities, and parents and grandparents won’t be disappointed with the food, drinks and entertainment on board. Create your own trivia team, sing karaoke til your heart’s content or dominate in the table tennis tournament… this is what memories are made of!

Big 4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park — Renmark

When it comes to a family holiday in the Riverland, Big 4 Renmark is a one stop destination. Set right on the banks of the mighty Murray, this is a playground for young and old. The kids are spoilt for choice with a water park, pool and watersports galore on the river, and as the sun sets you can all enjoy a family movie night under the stars.

River Murray Houseboats – Paringa

A houseboat holiday is the best kind of holiday! Days are spent kayaking, fishing and taking in the magnificent river views from your floating home. At night watch the sun set and the colours of the cliffs change, as you toast marshmallows by the fire with the kids. River Murray Houseboats have a range of houseboats with different sleeping configurations to suit any group. 

Bali Villas 

Bali is an easy overseas destination for the whole family and booking a villa ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to group holidays. You get all the frills of a resort stay, but in your very own private space. Some villas come with a butler and chef, so you don’t need to lift a finger! Oh, and if you’re taking the grandparents, you’ve also got built-in babysitters so you can venture out for a fancy dinner without the kids!

Club Med

Well, we’ve visited a few Club Med resorts on our travels and we’ve got to say, they know how to do multi-gen holidays RIGHT! With all your food, drinks and entertainment included you literally don’t need to open your wallet whilst on holidays. Whether you want to flop and drop by the pool, or take part in the many activities on offer at the resort, a family vay-cay at Club Med is guaranteed to delight!

Discovery Parks Goolwa — Goolwa

OMG it’s like Disneyland, but on the Fleurieu Peninsula! Discovery Parks Goolwa is next level fun, with a pool, playground, nature play, water park and bouncy pillow! There’s a wide range of accommodation from campsites to cabins and even pet-friendly options. Take a short stroll into Goolwa, explore the nearby Coorong National Park or just spend your days enjoying the park facilities.

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Atlantis Port Elliot — Port Elliot

This stunner is only 200 metres from Horseshoe Bay and a short stroll to the main street of Port Elliot, so you don’t have to wander far from your pad to have a good time! It’s beautifully equipped for two families with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a gorgeous outdoor dining area for good old fashioned family dinners. 

With all these fabulous options on offer for multi-gen holidays, this is your reminder to sync calendars with the fam bam and book something in… no time like the present!


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