Guide to Travelling with Kids these School Holidays
School holidays are just around the corner and with domestic travel to Brisbane steadily increasing from 4.5 per cent in 2015 to 5.8 per cent in 2016*, a Queensland holiday has never been more popular.
Whether it's exploring the river city or enjoying more than 70km of stunning coastline on the Gold Coast, Queensland has got plenty to offer. With travel from the airport to Queensland's key destinations just a train station away, Airtrain has got families covered these school holidays with a range of time and cost saving travel solutions to ensure your holiday gets off to a flying start.
Stroll through the city's outdoor malls, take a dip in the beach pool at Southbank, soak up world-class art at QAGOMA or cruise the river on a city cat, Brisbane is a new world city with a small town vibe.
Just a mere 20 minutes from Brisbane Airport, Airtrain guarantees you'll avoid the traffic and keep the kids entertained with free Wi-Fi.
Having seen an increase in adult passengers accompanied by children, Airtrain now allows children under 14 to travel free with an adult**, making Airtrain the quickest, easiest and most affordable way to access the heart of South East Queensland.
Hit the sand of Surfers Paradise, experience the thrill of a rollercoaster at a theme park, go for a walk through lush tropical rainforest and get up close and personal with the local wildlife at Currumbin Zoo, there's plenty of family fun to be had on the Gold Coast.
But with the Coast's closest beach over 80km away, getting there can be tricky. Airtrain's exclusive Airtrain Connect service will ensures a seamless transfer from train to hotel with chauffeur's meeting travellers at the station and dropping them off at hotels from Sanctuary Cove to Coolangatta. Unlike other transfer companies, there's no extra charge for baggage, irrespective of size or quantity, free car seats for children under seven years old are provided and Airtrain can even arrange for a stop off in Brisbane City before arriving at the Gold Coast stations.
After the ultimate Gold Coast experience for the family? Airtrain's Smart Pass includes return Airtrain travel with Airtrain Connect chauffeur service, unlimited travel on Surfside bus line and unlimited theme park transfers is priced from $81 for a child three day pass and $208 for an adult seven day pass.
For more information, visit www.airtrain.com.au.