Caravan & Camping with Kids
These four holiday parks in NSW and QLD offer something for every tribe.
A family holiday is the perfect way to disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with those you love most, and finding a destination to keep the whole tribe happy doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are four of our favourite NRMA Parks and Resorts that promise to take the stress out of planning your next family escape.
NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort, QLD
Located in the centre of the Gold Coast, Treasure Island Holiday Resort is the perfect base for an action-packed family vacation. The park offers an unrivalled list of on-site attractions that’ll leave you spoilt for choice. Challenge the family to a round of pirate-themed mini-golf, sit back and enjoy a movie on the outdoor big screen or take a dip in one – or all – of the four resort swimming pools. You won’t have to venture far for a bite to eat, either, with breakfast, lunch and dinner all available at Galleons Bistro. Outside the park, the fun doesn’t stop, with theme parks, outlet shopping and world-renowned beaches all within easy reach.
Must do Kids will enjoy hours of fun at Shipwreck Shores Waterpark.
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, NSW
It’s the classic family dilemma: the kids are itching for adventure, but you’re in need of a little R&R. The answer? Ocean Beach
Holiday Resort, located just 1.5 hours north of Sydney. You’ll find the sprawling park surrounded by natural bushland and set beachfront on the idyllic Central Coast. The park boasts 25 accommodation options, including ocean-view cabins and waterfront sites. The kids will reach new heights on the bouncing pillow, enjoy hours of fun at Splash Away Bay water park and make new friends on the adventure playground. Parents can sit back and relax in the spa and pool complex, or play a game of tennis on the half courts. In the mornings, look forward to effortless fresh coffee at the in-park cafe.
Must do Learn how to surf or stand-up paddleboard at Umina Beach, minutes from your accommodation.
NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort, NSW
If you’re after a family escape in a stunning natural setting, head to Darlington Beach Holiday Resort. The park is nestled between the pristine Arrawarra Beach and around 45 hectares of lush coastal forest, just 25 minutes from the heart of Coffs Harbour. Take time out to say ‘g’day’ to the kangaroos and native wildlife that call the park home, watch the sun rise over the beach and soak up the scenery as you explore the forest. The park also boasts a range of attractions that are perfect for serious family bonding. Enjoy a round of golf on the nine-hole course, learn new skills on the archery range and have a game of lazy afternoon lawn bowls, all without stepping foot outside the park.
Must do For a unique experience the kids are sure to love, set up camp in a lagoonfront safari tent complete with the conveniences of a modern cabin.
NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort, NSW
Perched at the edge of a clifftop, Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort overlooks the sparkling turquoise waters and white sandy beaches that give the Sapphire Coast its name. A three-hour drive from Canberra, you’ll be able to take in sweeping ocean views from your choice of accommodation, which ranges from three-bedroom cabins to clifftop sites.
Having recently undergone a facelift, the park has a number of facilities that’ll appeal to all ages, including a large resort pool complex, splash park and wading pool.
Must do Keep your eyes peeled for whales, as the park boasts great vantage points to see the majestic creatures on their southern migration. nrmaparksandresorts.com.au