The Secret To Unforgettable Family Escapes on the NSW North Coast

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While Byron Bay has long been crowned the jewel of the north, you don’t need to travel that far (or compete with the crowds or pay a premium) to immerse your family in an equally idyllic lifestyle. Lesser known treasures hidden just off the Pacific Highway offer little pockets of paradise that will make the daily grind feel a million miles away.

When your feet are itching for adventure and the long scenic highways beckoning, the sunkissed towns and energising beaches of the NSW North Coast make some of the absolute best road-trip destinations for eager holidaymakers. Within hours of leaving the concrete jungle, you will be transported to tranquil villages and seaside hamlets waiting to be explored.

Explore the NSW North Coast with Your Family and NRMA Parks and Resorts

NRMA South West Rocks
Wandering wildlife in the natural wonderland of Northern NSW.

Follow the sun and embark on a north-bound family getaway to this captivating part of Australia, abundant in nature, adventure and unforgettable experiences. Plus, two of the best family resorts on the coast offer affordable family accommodation with incredible features for the ultimate, easy escape.

Discover NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort and NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort and get ready to hit the road!

NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort

A nature escape designed for families on the mid-north coast, a stone's throw from the iconic Trial Bay Gaol and the famous beach, NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort is a treasure trove of tranquillity and wonder. With native wildlife aplenty and kangaroos wandering freely, an array of exciting activities for kids, the exclusive Bear Grylls Survival Academy, and an exhaustive range of accommodation for every family and budget, South West Rocks Holiday Resort is one of the brightest hidden gems around.

Accommodation for All Walks Of Life

NRMA South West Rocks
The luxe two-storey villa, Ngurra Lodge, at NRMA South West Rocks.

NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort boasts a broad range of accommodation styles from grassroots or glamping. With traditional campsites, contemporary villas, and everything in between. there is a home away from home for everyone including fully-equipped cabins, cottages and retreats, safari tents and pet-friendly options.

Whether you're a lover of caravaning, or opting for the Luxury Freshwater Retreat, a wealth of impressive resort facilities are waiting to welcome you. First stop, food! NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort has barbecues and a generous camp kitchen, plus an onsite cafe and visiting food trucks to keep you fueled up.

The Great Outdoors

NRMA South West Rocks Waterpark
Fun in the sun at the NRMA South West Rocks mini golf.

While the resort is all about making lasting memories with your kids, we know that holidays call for a little rest and relaxation too, and this is the perfect place for you to soak up the serenity while the kids run wild!

With fun features and facilities that transform the whole resort into a playground, kids will be immersed in the great outdoors at the shipwreck-themed waterpark, swimming pool, mini golf course and jumping pillow. There are also pedal carts for on-road adventures and a kids club for action-packed days bursting with creativity.

The Exclusive Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Bear Grylls Survival Academy
Little adventurers can channel their inner Bear Grylls.

Hold on to your hats, kids! NRMA Parks and Resorts have exclusively partnered with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy to deliver SHIPWRECKED, a nature-based program inspired by the legendary adventures of Bear Grylls. An elite team of experts will take little adventurers out of their comfort zones and on four interactive missions in this unique experience available at NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort.

NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort

A little further afield along the Coffs Coast, NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort is set within a blissful beachside rainforest, with a range of affordable, family-friendly accommodation options nestled among the trees. From traditional camping sites to stunning Lagoon Villas and Lagoon Safari Tents, there's a tropical oasis waiting for you!

From Charming Campsites to Luxury Villas

NRMA Darlington
The ultimate tropical retreat: Garden Villas at NRMA Darlington.

This beautiful nature retreat has NRMA Parks and Resorts' signature collection of accommodation options, from lavish fully-equipped luxury to the rustic charm of camping, ensuring there is something to suit every family. Whatever the choice, you are always surrounded by the intimate, idyllic environment and exceptional facilities. The resort is also pet-friendly and offers campsites for your furry family members. You can also make some new furry friends as kangaroos meander throughout the grounds!

Bowling, Beach, Bear Grylls and Beyond

NRMA Darlington
Go, go, go-kart! The most fun way for little explorers to get around.

While NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort offers direct access to the sand, sea and surf, there is no shortage of fun for families on-site. Kids will love the swimming pool, waterpark, kids club, bowling, jumping pillow, archery, and games area, plus there is bike and pedal kart hire and a Tiny Tots corner for little ones. NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort is also home to the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, offering the exciting opportunity for kids to embark on four unique missions and become certified wilderness survivors!

Of course, you’ll also have everything you need to keep energy levels high for the endless activities with easy in-resort dining options including a fully licensed cafe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a convenience kiosk for daily essentials.

Ready to hit the Road?

For easy, affordable, unforgettable family adventures on the exciting NSW North Coast, book your stay at one of the iconic NRMA Parks and Resorts.

Plus, NRMA Members get access to exclusive savings at all NRMA parks and resorts. Find out more and join at My NRMA.

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