Top 10 Aussie Family Holiday Parks & Adventure Locations
Whether it’s seclusion or an action-packed adventure, stake your home among the trees, enjoy pristine beach frontage or kick back with friends and family in a luxury villa, the choice is yours with holiday parks throughout Australia that will create lifelong memories. We’ve put together our top 8 picks – check it out!
10. Coco’s Beach Bungalows (WA)
Enjoy the tranquillity of boutique style holiday accommodation. With just a short stroll from beautiful Cable Beach, the eight on-site bungalows come equipped with ample indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. All come with a separate lounge and dining room, along with their own dining and seating area on a spacious private veranda.
9. Bamurru Plains (NT)
Bamurru Plains is perfect for a family holiday. A 300km2 private buffalo station on the edge of Kakadu National Park, away from the distractions of television, computers and urban life, a stay at Bamurru is an opportunity to inspire your children with stories from the bush. Watch as hundreds of birds take flight from around the infinity-edge pool, scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles as you skim across floodplains by airboat or slowly cruise the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface.
8. Big 4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park (NT)
For the family who loves a good old Aussie Adventure. The Northern Territory’s most-awarded holiday park, BIG4 MacDonnell Range is the perfect place to set up camp near Alice Springs. Pedal go-karts, a BMX track and jumping pillows are a little adrenaline junkie’s dream come true. As for accommodation, all needs are catered for with everything from comfortable Cabins to Deluxe Villas, plus powered sites which also offer a selection of ensuite rooms. Get back to nature, and explore the red sand, golden sunsets and the fresh air of the great outdoors in the NT.
7. Captain Cook Holiday Park (TAS)
The Captain Cook Holiday park is directly opposite the beach with its white sand and sky-blue sea and it isn’t uncommon to see pods of dolphin and migrating whales in the Bay. The park itself is home to some local wildlife including our resident white wallabies and the bird life is abundant with people travelling from all over the world to see them. Their family cabins are fully self-contained with a separate queen bedroom and a double bed and bunks in the other bedroom. 100% family friendly!
6. Mandalay Resort & Tourist Park (WA)
Situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, a haven for holiday-makers. Whether you are into wine or gourmet food. Hand-made chocolate, eating very special ice-cream. Surfing, fishing and boating. Or going on long, leisurely bush walks, the South-west (or ‘Down South’ as the locals call it) has something for everyone. For the kids – they can spend their days at the heated pool with a beach, outdoor solar heated pool, slipping down the waterslide, jumping on the giant pillow or chilling in the games room. Tonnes of options!
5. Hosanna Farmstay (NSW)
Hosanna Farmstay is a 100-acre family and dog-friendly campsite that is located in the hinterland of the Tweed Valley. Guests can meet and play with the farm animals, try your hand at milking the cows, swim in the dam, jump off the diving board or float around in a kayak or inner tube. Little kids will love playing in the creek, using the mud kitchens, playing around in the fort, making bush cubbies and having a go on the swings. If you’re not into camping, there are glamping huts & cabins – no matter what your preference, getting back to basics & enjoying the simpler things in life is how Hosanna is making a difference!
4. Big 4 Bellarine Holiday Park (Victoria)
With its own barista, soccer pitch and croquet court, the park offers massages and online grocery delivery solutions. A homemade meal for a family of six to be in your fridge on arrival? Easy. At the centre of the Bellarine Peninsula, surf beaches, fabulous wineries and coastal villages are all within minutes. Our favourite part? All units have private, fully-fenced and undercover deck areas – perfect for young children.
3. Jamala Wildlife Lodge (ACT)
Located within the grounds of the National Zoo & Aquarium, Jamala Wildlife Lodge is the ultimate overnight safari. This incredible and immersive experience also treats guests to two amazing, exclusive and hands-on zoo tours that encounter some of the world’s rarest, largest and most dangerous inhabitants. As for accommodation – The Giraffe Treehouses allow guests to overlook and wander freely among a friendly herd of animals in a private enclosure. At the end of your afternoon tour, you will have the opportunity to feed one of their resident giraffes, ‘Hummer’, from either your balcony or in his enclosure (he decides where, but nearly always from your balcony!).
2. Novotel Twin Waters Resort (QLD)
Explore the 4-star beachfront resort set between the ocean and river and positioned as one of the top Sunshine Coast accommodation destinations. Enjoy endless on-site activities including outdoor pool and spa, catamaran sailing and kayaking on the private lagoon, watersports, mini golf, stand up paddleboarding, Xperience segway tours, bike hire, gym & outdoor fitness centre, Lagoon Day Spa, Kids club plus a nearby tennis court and 18-hole golf course. Expand your stay & check out the best of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland!
1. Sea World Resort & Waterpark (QLD)
Based on the Gold Coast, escape to a family friendly, a fun-filled oasis with the aquatic adventure playground, daily Nickelodeon character meet and greets and an exciting Kid’s Club. Every evening at Sea World Resort, you can take part in our very own LED light show at the SpongeBob SplashBash. You also get an exclusive chance to meet Spongebob & Dora in the hotel lobby every morning before they make their way into the Seaworld park! Did we mention the Seaworld Marine park is right next door as well as an abundance of water sports to take part in right on the doorstep of the resort?
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