20 of the Best Caravan Parks in NSW for 2024

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It's not hard to see why caravan parks in NSW are one of the most popular family holiday destinations. They're super affordable, packed with family-friendly features, are often located near beaches, playgrounds and amusement parks, and did we mention that they're affordable?

If you've set your sights on an awesome caravan holiday with the fam-bam, you've come to the right place!


20 of the Best Caravan Parks in NSW for 2024

Northern NSW

1. NRMA Ocean Beach Resort 

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park
NRMA Ocean Beach Resort gets top marks as one of the best family-friendly caravan parks in NSW.

An easy drive from Sydney, NRMA's Ocean Beach is perched right on Umina Beach on the NSW Central Coast and boasts cabins, villas, and traditional camping and caravan sites.

Tucked away in natural bushland, NRMA Ocean Beach Resort is a relaxing hideaway with fun features, including heated resort pools and spas, Splash Away Bay waterpark, a playground, a jumping pillow, go-karts and kids activities.

Location: 90 Sydney Ave, Umina Beach

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2. Shoal Bay Holiday Park

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An aerial view of Shoal Bay Holiday Park.

One of the most picturesque caravan parks in NSW and one of the closest to Sydney, Shoal Bay Holiday Park is a firm family favourite.

Shoal Bay Holiday Park is a holiday hotspot that gets booked out way before the school holidays, so it's best to book early! It's not hard to see why it's such a prime caravan park for holidaymakers - with the calm and serene shores of Shoal Bay literally across the road (one of the most beautiful beaches in NSW!), recent upgrades to its cabins, a games room, kids' activities during the school holidays, plus pet-friendly accommodations!

Location: 71 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay

3. Halifax Holiday Park

Halifax Holiday Park
Halifax Holiday Park

If you don't have much luck getting a booking at Shoal Bay, try your luck at another prime holiday spot in Nelson Bay, Halifax Holiday Park.

Halifax Holiday Park is nestled on the sublime shores between Little Beach and Shoal Bay, offering plenty of water activities for families. As far as accommodation goes, Halifax Holiday Park offers everything holidaying families could need, including powered caravan sites, tent sites, budget cabins, and deluxe waterfront villas.

There are also laundry facilities, a huge toilet and shower block, BBQs, picnic areas, a small children's playground, a cute cafe right outside the grounds, plus the bustling town centre of Nelson Bay is only a few minutes up the road.  

Location: 5 Beach Rd, Nelson Bay

4. BIG4 Ingenia Soldiers Point

BIG4 Ingenia Soldiers Point
Kids' activities come easy with BIG4 Soldiers Point's outdoor pool & water slides. Image via Holidays With Kids.

The accommodation at BIG4 Ingenia Soldiers Point is like one big adventure playground in Port Stephens!

Parents can relax in the lush, tropical gardens while the kids go crazy at the indoor soft-play area, the games room with FREE X-Box use, the trampolines, movie room, the giant chessboard, the playground, or the kids' pool with water slides.

Plus, there are so many family-friendly attractions in Port Stephens! Tour the Murray Boutique Brewery, go parasailing, spot some dolphins, or just relax in the picturesque gardens. There are so many reasons parents just love this caravan park in NSW as much as the kids do.

Location: 122 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point

5. NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park

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NRMA Lakeside Holiday Park.

Bordered by Narrabeen Lakes and a patrolled surf beach, NRMA Lakeside Holiday Park is one of the best caravan parks in NSW, and it's not hard to see why.

There is no end to the facilities on offer, including a children’s playground, water park, TV and games room, and all kinds of accommodation options, including camping, caravans and self-contained four-star cabins.

Lakeside Holiday Park is a perfect spot for families who love the water - there is no end to the water sports and beach and lake activities you can get involved in, or just simply tan on the beach or by the pool! Rent a kayak, play golf or mini-golf, learn to surf or just chill out, knowing the kids will have plenty of fun with the organised activities during school holidays.

Location: 38 Lake Park Rd, North Narrabeen

6. BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park

BIG4 Tweed Billabong Park
The kids won't be able to get away with the pool at BIG4 Tweed Billabong Park!

Further north, BIG4 Tweed Billabong Park is an award-winning caravan park in NSW, just a stone’s throw from the Queensland border and the gateway to the Gold Coast.

With the relaxed holiday vibes you'd expect on the cusp of the sunshine state, BIG4 Tweed Billabong Park is also super kid-friendly with one of the best caravan park water playgrounds - four large slides, a tipping bucket and a toddler area, all themed around the natural landscape.

There is also a private tidal saltwater billabong fed from the nearby Tweed River, with easy access for swimming, fishing, SUPs and kayaking. Plus, there's a resort pool, jumping pillow, playground, pedal karts and an excellent camp kitchen.

Location: 30 Holden St, Tweed Heads South 

7. Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort

Blue Dolphin Resort
Another one of the best caravan parks in NSW for kids who love their swimming pools.

A prime fishing spot right on the sandy shores of the Clarence River in Far North NSW,  Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort is set amongst 15 acres of lush landscaped gardens in Yamba.

With a waterpark, playgrounds, jumping cushion, giant chess, go-karts, and an indoor castle, there is loads for kids to love, while adults can indulge in the five resort pools, a swim-up pool bar, snooker hall and amazing surrounding beaches.

Location: Yamba Rd, Yamba

8. BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks 

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BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks

In the popular seaside town of South West Rocks, BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks is a relaxed caravan park on the NSW Mid-North Coast that will spoil you with its natural wonders.

Surrounded by the oceans, river and saltwater lagoon, the villas, cabins and campsites are enveloped by manicured gardens. The resort is also home to Shipwreck Island water park, plus a swimming pool, bouncing pillow, playground, go-kart hire, mini-golf and more.

Location: 161 Phillip Dr, South West Rocks

9. Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley

Ingenia Hunter Valley
The pool at Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley.

Centrally located in the Hunter Valley, this is a caravan park in NSW that parents will love too!

Staying at Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley puts you in a prime position to explore the nearby vineyards, cheese factories, chocolate shops and galleries of this famous wine region, plus see Hunter Valley Gardens, have hot air balloon rides, dine out in great restaurants and oh so much more.

Entertainment abounds for children at the Kids Club, as well as enjoying the swimming pool, giant chessboard, jumping cushion, and even a wood-fired pizza oven! 

Location: 137 Mount View Rd, Cessnock

10. Del Rio Riverside Resort

With a prized location on the stunning Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry, Del Rio Riverside Resort is surrounded by a natural wonderland of majestic mountains and beautiful gardens. 

There are bush tracks to explore, open space for ball games and a fun kids' jumping pillow. Volleyball, tennis, netball and putt-putt golf are all available, as well as watersports on the famous river. A solar-heated pool, water park, and pedal carts all add to the fun! You can also splash out on Waterview Villas or Waterfront Cabins to fully indulge in a serene escape.

Location: 3004 River Rd, Wisemans Ferry

11. Reflections at Seal Rocks

Reflections Seal Rocks
Seal Rocks is a favourite holiday spot in NSW for good reason.

Caravan parks in NSW don't come more modern than this one! Surrounded by the quaint towns and pristine beaches of the mid-north coast of NSW, Reflections at Seal Rocks is a tranquil sanctuary with a relaxed village atmosphere nestled between the forest and Number One beach.

If you have a tent, caravan or RV, there is plenty of room on the grassy lawn and refurbished facilities for you to enjoy this coastal paradise. Otherwise, you could splash out on a luxurious beach bungalow with amazing ocean views or go glamping in fun beach tents!

Location: Kinka Rd, Seal Rocks 

12. BIG4 Park Beach Resort

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Looking for caravan parks in Coffs Harbour?

Another great caravan park in NSW for kids who can't get enough of the pool life, BIG4 Park Beach is just six hours away in Coffs Harbour and offers cabins as well as caravan and camping sites for the perfect family holiday by the beach.

BIG4 caravan parks in NSW regularly offer holiday deals and packages, so make sure you check before you book!

Location: 1 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour 

13. Darlington Beach Resort

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The epic water park at Darlington Beach Resort. 

Another fabulous, family-friendly caravan park in Coffs Harbour, Darlington Beach Resort is nestled on the sparkling waters of Arrawarra Beach, making it the perfect destination for a summer holiday with the fam-bam.

Aside from its fantastic waterfront location, the undeniable drawcard of Darlington Beach Resort is the super-cool kids' water playground and kid-friendly activities. A brand-new water park, water slides, giant bouncing pillows, BMX tracks, tennis courts, kids' playground, and school holiday activities are on offer to ensure the kids are exhausted by bedtime!

Location: 104/134 Eggins Dr, Arrawarra 

14. North Star Holiday Resort

North Star Hastings Point
You won't be able to tear the kids away from Neptune’s Castle Kid’s Club. Image via Kids and Places Australia.

From five-star poolside spa villas to cabins, caravans, and camping sites, North Star is one of the best caravan parks in NSW! 

Sammy’s Adventure Lagoon water park is the stuff of kids’ dreams and where you’ll usually find them when they aren’t at Neptune’s Castle Kids' Club.

And what about the parents, you ask? Hide away in the parents' retreat at the Seascape Leisure Centre, which offers beauty and spa treatments. After a day of pampering and playing, meet up with the kids for dinner at the onsite Ripples Licensed Cafe.

There’s also a playground, national parks nearby, a games room, a toddler pool, tennis courts and outdoor movie screenings - need we say more!

Location: 1 Tweed Coast Rd, Hastings Point

NSW South Coast

15. BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park

BIG4 Easts Kiama
The cool pool complex at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park.

If all your kids care about is the water activities while on holidays, they've got the beach and an epic water park to choose from at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park.

BIG4 Easts has been family owned and operated for over 80 years and is nestled between the ocean and the valley in NSW's picturesque Illawarra Region. Their accommodation options include powered sites, ensuite sites, cabins, family villas, beach retreats, and even an ocean-view loft!

With the Krazy Kids' Club, Sunny's Aquaventure Park, huge jumping pillow, Little Monkeys Play Corner, pool complex, and the Breakaway Mini Cafe on site, it's safe to say BIG4 Easts is all about keeping families happy on holidays. 

Location: 30 Ocean St, Kiama

16. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Resort

NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Resort
Ocean views at NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Resort.

It's not hard to see why this spot is one of the best caravan parks in NSW!

With absolute ocean frontage overlooking beautiful Beagle Bay, NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Resort has a tempting collection of waterfront accommodation options, including exotic glamping Safari Tents in addition to the traditional campsites.


In a quaint coastal town on the NSW South Coast just north of Batemans Bay and surrounded by the Murramarang National Park, the resort is home to native wildlife and a perfect family retreat. It features a resort pool and a splash pad, Skippy’s Takeaway and the Beach Bistro (so you don't have to pack all your food!) and a playground and recreation room. 

Location: Mill Beach, Banyandah St, South Durras

17. Tuross Beach Cabins and Campsites

Tuross Beach Cabins
Enjoy a waterfront location at Tuross Beach Cabins and Campsites.

If you've never heard of Tuross Beach, you're not the only one. This relatively under-the-radar beach town on the South Coast has family-friendly holidays written all over it. For families keen to explore this little slice of paradise, we recommend checking out the beachfront Tuross Beach Cabins and Campsites

Tuross Head is located 48 kilometres south of Batemans Bay and offers a wealth of family-friendly attractions, including beaches, zoos, sightseeing, bushwalking and more.

There are plenty of accommodations on offer at Tuross Beach Cabins and Campsites, including tent sites, beach cabins, caravan sites, holiday units and more, and the best part is, most of these spots are right in front of the beach!

Tuross Head
The stunning Turros Head Inlet is right on your doorstep. Image via @trenny_m.

Location: 81-83 Nelson Parade, Tuross Head

18. Seven Mile Holiday Resort

Seven Mile Holiday Park
Bordered by the beach and the river in Gerroa, Seven Mile Resort offers the best of both worlds!

If you're looking for one of the best caravan parks in NSW, look no further than Seven Mile Resort.

From Safari Tents right on the water to fun Beach Shaks to Family Spa Cabins with free in-house movies, Seven Mile Resort on the coast of Kiama has it all. Reignite your sense of adventure with kayaks and tennis and fishing gear available for hire, plus firepits in the cooler months for that authentic camp feeling.

There are also pools, a riverside playground, a jumping pillow and friendship farm and a bird aviary for animal lovers. Berry, and its gastronomic delights, make a great day trip!

Location: 200 Crooked River Rd, Gerroa

19. NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort

NRMA Merimbula Beach Resort
NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort

Another beautiful spot down south, Merimbula is known as the gem of the Sapphire Coast, and NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort sits right on the point, with a perfect vantage point of the spectacular ocean view.

The award-winning caravan park in NSW has a full suite of beachside accommodation options, including cabins, villas, glamping Safari Tents and caravan and camping sites, plus there's a heated pool, water park, bouncing pillow, tennis court and sand volleyball court.

Location: 2 Short Point Rd, Merimbula

20. Ingenia Holidays Ulladulla

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Ingenia Holidays Ulladulla

Another fabulous caravan park in NSW close to the water, add Ingenia Holidays in Ulladulla to your holiday list!

Located a few minutes from the Ulladulla town centre, Ingenia Holidays Ulladulla is surrounded by natural bushland on 12 acres of property in NSW's coastal Shoalhaven region. 

A coastal escape is on the cards in Ulladulla, with picturesque Racecourse Beach and Burrill Lake right on your doorstep. On the accommodation front, Ingenia Ulladulla offers cabins and sites and is even pet-friendly!

Family definitely comes first at Ulladulla, with loads of family-friendly amenities, including an epic water park and kids' playground, plus a games room, tennis courts, basketball courts, and outdoor pool.

Location: 300 Kings Point Dr, Ulladulla


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