Best Caravan Park Holidays In NSW
After months of tight restrictions and sombre speculation, we are finally being rewarded with a little adventure! From 1st June, travel to regional areas of NSW is back on, so we can jump in the car and leave our postcode for a weekend getaway or school holidays escape.
A successful flattening of the curve prompted the surprise call, and the return of intrastate tourism will give Aussies the travel fix they crave while starting to bolster our economy.
Caravan and camping holidays are an ideal circuit-breaker after isolation - they are affordable, packed with family-friendly features and most have social distancing and hygiene guidelines already in place. Tourism Research Australia has reported that more than half a million Aussies would take a camping or caravan trip in the next two months, and Tourism Australia managing director, Phillipa Harrison has said: "We are going to find a whole generation of Australians who fall in love with their backyard."
To help make that happen, here are our top picks for the best caravan park holidays in NSW.
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort
This place always gets top marks as one of the best family-friendly caravan parks around. An easy drive from Sydney, it is perched right on Umina Beach on the NSW Central Coast and boasts cabins and villas as well as traditional camping and caravan sites. Tucked away in natural bushland, NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday 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.
NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort
With absolute ocean frontage overlooking beautiful Beagle Bay, NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday 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 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.
BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park
Further north, this award-winning holiday hotspot is 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 Holiday Park is also super kid-friendly with one of the best holiday 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.
Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort
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.
BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort
In the popular seaside town of South West Rocks, this relaxed caravan park on the NSW Mid-North Coast 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.
Del Rio Riverside Resort
With a prized location on the stunning Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry, this waterfront 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.
Seven Mile Holiday Park
Bordered by the beach and the river in Gerroa, it’s the best of both worlds! From Safari Tents right on the water to fun Beach Shaks to Family Spa Cabins with free in-house movies, this holiday park on Seven Mile Beach, on the coast in 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 bird aviary for animal lovers. Berry, and its gastronomic delights, makes a great day trip!
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 resort 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.
Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks
Surrounded by the quaint towns and pristine beaches of the mid-north coast of NSW, Seal Rocks Holiday Park 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!
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