Holiday parks are stepping things up to meet an ever-discerning camper, changing the face of the holiday park experience as we know it.
There are many reasons to love a stay at a holiday park. The facilities just keep getting better and better, they have a social atmosphere and are oh-so-convenient. Often they are in the best beachside locations featuring holiday cabins and glamping tents that are even more luxurious than your own home. We have found some of the best holiday parks to suit all budgets and tastes.
NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort
On the far south coast of NSW in the coastal town of Merimbula beaches stretch for miles, meandering estuaries are dotted with oysters, and you can spot whales (during spring) as you soak in your own private outdoor bath. And those million-dollar views don’t come with a similar price tag.
NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort is, as its name states, a holiday park, but it’s also home to clifftop ocean condos with sweeping views across the Pacific Ocean – none of which will break the bank.
Spend days in the resort-style heated pool with splash park, challenge the kids to a game of tennis court, or leave them be at the kids’ club – and when it comes time to dine, gather around the on-site wood-fired pizza oven.
Less than 200 kilometres north (two hours from Canberra and four hours south of Sydney), nestled between the bush and the beach is NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort.
Set within a national park, wildlife roams freely here, and the local kangaroos are in abundance.
Dine at the on-site bistro and bar, shuck your own Clyde River oysters or sip a cocktail poolside. Choose a Beachfront Villa and your outdoor verandah is the perfect spot to soak up picture-perfect beach views.
Keeping the kids entertained
Further north at NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort, there’s a secret weapon in its artillery that will keep the kids entertained for hours.
The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is an action-packed adventure program that will have your kids climbing, crawling and discovering bush tucker.
Meanwhile, you can take out the e-bikes or sit poolside sipping your barista-made coffee, ahem… cocktail (because who are we kidding?).
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