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Bali is a firm favourite for many reasons; it's relatively cheap, the weather is great, there are nice restaurants to enjoy and an interesting culture to explore.
That said, as nice as Bali is, surely there are more global destinations worth considering for Melbourne families? Indeed there are and here we profile four fabulous international family destinations that are not Bali!
Once voted the 'happiest place on earth' according to the World Happiness Report, Vanuatu is a tropical gem.
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Only a 3 to 4 hour flight time from the East Coast of Australia (departing out of Brisbane or Sydney) and 1 to 2 hour time difference (depending on daylight savings) Vanuatu is a wonderful family holiday destination.
Urban tap water in Port Vila (the capital of Vanuatu) is perfectly safe to drink. You can visit a volcano, take a boat trip out to a turtle sanctuary, swim in natural waterfalls and swim in the warm waters of the Pacific.
Many hotel resorts in Vanuatu offer kids clubs, and most restaurants are child-friendly.
Put Vanuatu on your family holiday 'must-visit' list. You won't regret it. For more information about Vanuatu head to www.discovervanuatu.com.au
Singapore aka the 'Lion City' has so much to offer holidaying Aussie families.
Flight times are around 7 to 8 hours from Melbourne although once you are there, the time difference is just 2 hours so you won't need to worry about jet lag.
Singapore's year-round balmy weather means you can jet off to the warmth at any given time. Enjoy the family playground that is Sentosa Island, home to Universal Studios, KidZania, S.E.A Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Skyline Luge, Siloso Beach and the Port of Lost Wonder!
Most will agree that Singapore's food offerings are plentiful, varied and extremely affordable. Undoubtedly one of, if not the cleanest city in Asia, why not eat street food in one of the many Hawkers Markets around the city.
Other highlights include the Singapore Zoo and Gardens by the Bay.
Aloha! The furthest destination in our fabulous international family holiday hot spot list is Hawaii. If you don't mind the 11 plus hour flight time and can handle a little jet lag, you must put the birthplace of surf on your radar!
The US state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands, and offers a blend of American and Polynesian culture.
The main destination you are no doubt familiar with is Honolulu on the island of Oahu, with plenty of opportunities to shop, eat and sun bake on Waikiki beach.
Alternatively, holiday with your kids off the beaten track on The Big Island, Maui or Kauai.
Back on Oahu, visit the historical battle site of Pearl Harbour and the USS Arizona Memorial or the Polynesian Cultural Center to immerse yourselves in traditional history.
Alternatively, head to one of the many beautiful beaches or state parks and imagine yourselves on the set of one of the Jurassic movies.