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25 family-friendly Aussie Airbnbs we love

 

Real talk: how freaking great is Airbnb? (We promise they haven’t paid us to say that.)

Honestly, it’s changed the travel game for families. No more cramming six people into a two-person hotel room or staying at some backroad motel because that’s the only ‘family-friendly’ option available (though those holidays sure had some lasting memories). No ma’am. 

Now, thanks to Airbnb, you can have your cake and eat it too – you can stay in a luxurious house without paying through the roof, and all while having the goddamn vacation you deserve, mama. So, with the holiday travel season fast approaching, here’s our pick of 25 of the best Aussie Airbnbs for families.

 

Skip ahead (we don’t mind):

New South Wales / Queensland / Australian Capital Territory / Victoria / Western Australia / South Australia / Tasmania / Northern Territory

 

New South Wales

The Boathouse, Wangi Wangi

This three-bedroom lakefront home has it all – views for days, large spaces for large families, a rope swing in the backyard, and a jetty for diving off into glistening Lake Macquarie. Oh, and it’s just two hours out of Sydney.

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Barefoot Bay Cottage, Byron Bay

Byron Bay is having a moment, so we simply had to include a home from this idyllic corner of NSW. This three-bedroom Airbnb is chic AF, is just steps from town and the beach, and features a pool, an outdoor entertaining area, a chef’s kitchen, and open living areas. You’ll be forgiven for wanting to move in permanently.

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The Grounds of Cabarita, Cabarita

We’ll let you in on a secret: the hosts of this gorgeous home are Sophie and Nicholas Pearce (you might recognize Sophie as one of the duo behind Mumli fave, Beyond the Bump podcast). A renovated 60’s delight, it features three bedrooms, a stunning pool, a goddamn pizza oven, and plenty of space for kids to run amok – all just moments from the beach and town center. 

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Jamberoo Valley Homestead and Working Farm, Jamberoo

Ok, this might be the ultimate farm stay. Nestled in the Southern Highlands, this stunning home features four bedrooms, cozy AF interiors, a tennis court, an orchard, an herb garden, and a henhouse. There are farm tours available and a trampoline to boot! So much fun to be had. 

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Queensland

The Artists’ Beach House, Port Douglas

Featuring five bedrooms, a gigantic backyard, and pool, lush gardens, sleeping and living space galore, plus books, games, and DVDs to chill out, this home has to be the perfect tropical getaway. On top of this, it’s just steps from the beach and backs onto a creek that’s perfect for the kids to try their hand at fishing. 

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Paperbarks, Stradbroke Island

This home is perfect for large families or multi-family getaways. It promises four bedrooms (to fit 14 people!), open plan living, views galore (the sunsets from the home’s balcony are said to be spectacular), and is walking distance to the cafes and restaurants on ‘Straddie’, as the locals call it. 

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Ultimate Noosa, Noosa

Yes, this home is divine. Yes, it’s spacious AF. And yes, it’s just moments from Noosa’s beaches and famed Hastings Street. But the thing we love most about this Airbnb? The 13-meter (that’s 42 feet!) waterslide that twists from the home’s second story down to its pool. You’ll have to peel the kids away!

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Tranquility Lodge, Mount Tambourine

Queensland is brimming with beaches, sure. But if a mountain getaway is your family’s preference, this Airbnb is for you. Situated in the green surrounds of Mount Tambourine, just a couple of hours drive from Brisbane, this four-bedroom villa offers a resort-style pool (that’ll keep the kids entertained for hours), sweeping views, a kitchen packed with all the mod-cons, and luxurious bedrooms.  

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Australian Capital Territory

Ainslie Art House, Canberra

We’re calling it: this has to be Canberra’s best Airbnb for families. It sleeps seven guests, is close to the city’s attractions (read: museums, if you’re traveling with kids), and is pet friendly, so you can truly travel as a family. We also love that it has games and kids toys, a travel cot, a high chair, and a baby bath available upon request and that it sits opposite a park with a playground. Holiday sorted!

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Self-reliant Ainslie House, Canberra 

This sustainable three-bedroom home is just beautiful. Designed as an Australian take on a provincial aesthetic, it offers large windows that capture sunlight, a peaceful garden (from which you’re invited to pick ingredients for dinner!), large spaces for socializing, and is wheelchair and pet friendly. And it’s a close drive to Canberra’s city center. So much to love. 

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Victoria

Alyonah, Daylesford

This three-bedroom home is located just minutes from beautiful Daylesford and offers a rural-feeling stay with modern amenities like a jacuzzi and, yes, a full-on kid’s playground. The property backs onto bushland and walking tracks, too – a perfect family adventure. 

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The Ultimate Games Room Beach House, Blairgowrie

Right, with a name like this, this Mornington Peninsula Airbnb just screams “family-friendly”. Well, the games room (which is awesome) is just the tip of the iceberg – there’s also a cubby house, a projector screen for watching movies, a swimming pool, a barbecue, and a pizza oven. Wow. Oh, and it sleeps 12. Let the fun begin! 

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Art-Filled Richmond Home, Melbourne

Not only is this inner-city home simply stunning, but it’s set up for – get this – traveling with a baby! One of the bedrooms in this three-bedroom property belongs to the owner’s son, and it comes complete with a cot, toys, and more (though it also has an adult bed, should you need the space for grown-ups). We can’t love this enough! It’s also an easy commute to Melbourne’s city center and attractions and is a designated ‘Airbnb Plus’ (fancy pants!). 

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Western Australia

Lazy Daze, Quindalup

Located on the fringe of Dunsborough, an “upmarket resort town”, as the host calls it, this Airbnb is a wonderfully laid-back family retreat. The home itself provides four bedrooms, a pool and barbecue area, a sprawling lawn and basketball hoop, as well as paddleboards and bikes to explore the nearby beach and local area. And yes, we should mention it’s got a playroom. Score!

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Zamia House, Yallingup

This two-bedroom cottage is an ‘Airbnb Plus’, and goodness, it doesn’t skimp on style. Decorated with soothing earthy tones and eclectic furnishings, it’s nestled in the countryside of southern WA and is only moments from wineries, breweries, and beaches. It comes complete with a cot, high chair, books and toys, and even – according to the ad – powerpoint covers, too. Yes, please. 

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Cottesloe Family Escape, Cottesloe

Just 30 minutes outside of Perth’s city center, this delightful Airbnb is perfect for families looking for a getaway as well as opportunities for exploring downtown too. It boasts three bedrooms as well as a spacious backyard with play equipment, a trampoline and a pool, and is pet friendly and just 10 minutes walk from the beach, too. 

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South Australia

Colley’s Nest, Adelaide

If you’re hitting Adelaide with your nearest and dearest, this Airbnb is a must-stay. Located in North Adelaide, it features three bedrooms, an airy living space (that’s even complete with a kids table and chairs set and toys – love), and a private courtyard, all close to parks, playgrounds, and family-friendly amenities like the Adelaide Zoo. And the host has a high chair, cot, and even kids dishes and cutlery available upon request. 

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BlueSeas, Kangaroo Island

This Kangaroo Island Airbnb is magical. It offers two bedrooms, sweeping ocean views, access to a private beach, luxurious finishes, and oh yes, kids toys, a cot, and a high chair. Um, yes! We also love that it’s an environmentally friendly home. 

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Luxury Private Farm Escape, Adelaide Hills 

This Airbnb is a touch on the pricey side but stick with us. It welcomes up to eight guests (split those costs, mama!), is spacious AF, offers wellness facilities (we’re talking an infrared sauna and in-house massage treatments available!), and, yep, has “friendly farm animals” like kangaroos, cows, and chickens on site (that’s the kids occupied right there). A cot, baby bath, and high chair are available upon request, too, and it’s just a short drive from some of the Hills’ best wineries. Wow, wow, and WOW. 

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Casa Rossa, Barossa Valley

This Airbnb comes with its own private vineyard. Say what now?! On top of this, it’s beautifully decorated, is roomy AF (it can host up to six guests), offers amenities for kids like a cot, high chair, and toys, and is close by to attractions like cellar doors, art galleries, restaurants, and even an Insta-worthy lavender farm. 

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Tasmania

Mandala, Bruny Island

This Bruny Island Airbnb is incredible; there’s no other word for it. It sleeps 11, is on the goddamn waterfront, and boasts a game room with table tennis, kayaks, fishing gear, a large garden, and a cubby house with a sandpit. We can guarantee your little ones will want to move in. 

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Southfork Resort, Sandford

Located just a 25-minute drive from Hobart, this three-bedroom property is surrounded by surf beaches, is a quick walk to Mortimer Bay, and offers a hot tub, an indoor heated pool, a wood-fired pizza oven, and a barbecue, a private courtyard, and – as if this wasn’t enough – a commercial gym. It also has alpacas, ponies, chickens, dogs, and cats on site. Huh! 

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Hobart Art House, Hobart

Well, this central Hobart Airbnb is just cute as a button. It offers views of Hobart city and its harbor, luxury bed linens, a private courtyard complete with figs, roses, and lavender, close proximity to Hobart’s famed restaurants and galleries, and toys and books for little guests. How divine!

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Northern Territory

Tropical Designer Luxury, Darwin

Ok, this house is the epitome of bang for buck. Like, it looks like a five-star resort, but you won’t be paying five-star resort prices. It offers three bedrooms, a beautiful outdoor wooden deck framed by lush greenery, a pool for cooling off, plenty of room for the kids, and easy access to hotspots like Fannie Bay, East Point, Mindil Beach, Parap Village (and its popular Saturday morning markets). 

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Tropical Luxury Darwin Style, Darwin

Located close by to the Casuarina Coastal Reserve and Nightcliff foreshore, this spacious three-bedroom home is a fabulous tropical retreat that features a stunning saltwater pool and free bikes for guests, amongst many other amenities. For kids, in particular, there’s a travel cot, a high chair, and even a kid’s bike seat available. The ad also reads – wait for this – that the hosts are soon to welcome a pet crocodile that will be available for pats and photos. Ok, then! 

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Well, happy travels, mama bear. Make some memories, kick up your feet and enjoy a cocktail (or a mocktail!) or two. Don’t forget to save the Airbnbs you love most to Mumli, or share the spots you’ve stayed at before.

 

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