The Magical Getaway Foundation (MGF) is the only national charity dedicated to social tourism.

We define it as providing equitable access to breaks away from home for vulnerable or disadvantaged groups who would otherwise be excluded.

As 1 in 3 Australian children have never been on a holiday, we are committed and dedicated to help as many families as possible experience the magic and benefits of  a first ever holiday.

It’s not about the holiday, it’s what the holiday brings which creates hope for the future:

  • Improved well-being and reduced stress.
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence.
  • Strengthened family communication and bonding.
  • Long-lasting, treasured memories.
  • Happier, stronger families and a more inclusive society.
  • Increased community participation and decreased social isolation.
  • Provision of new skills, wider perspectives and enhanced employability.

Our holiday brought us closer as a family and made us stronger. It allowed us to take time out of our busy schedule and the day to day stress and just sit back and relax. It gave us time to remember how amazing life can be and to find the good in every moment. We never thought we would ever have the opportunity to make this happen for our family.


Rachel Swinge, December 2017