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Our List of the 24 Best Australian Caravan Parks for Kids - State by State

Thursday 26th May 2016
By Dave Eddy
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By Dave Eddy
When setting off on our trip around Australia, I hadn’t really factored in the time it would take to research kid-friendly holiday park facilities. 

Not long after we headed off for our caravanning holiday, our 12-year-old daughter became obsessed with jumping pillows (similar to an inflatable trampoline). We didn’t think this was necessarily a bad thing, as not only did it keep her fit and healthy, it also gave her the opportunity to meet some new friends. 

Our 15-year-old son would also often join in on the jumping fun, but I suspect this was more to get away from Mum and Dad for a while.  

Apart from jumping pillows, the places with fantastic water parks and pools also rated high on the list. My overall winner for the entire family being the Cairns Coconut Resort which has three pools, two jumping pillows, a water park, gym, putt putt golf, outdoor cinema, interactive play area and even a pancake breakfast put on by the staff on a Sunday morning!  

So without further ado, here is a list of my favourite child-friendly caravan and holiday parks in Australia:

 


NSW – Our Top 5 Caravan Parks for Kids in New South Wales

  1. NRMA Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park – Umina.


The kids will love Ocean Beach Holiday Park’s jumping pillows, adventure playground and games room. Their Kidz Korner offers a timeline of activities so the kids can have a full day of fun and make new friends!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $35

Pet-Friendly: Unfortunately Ocean Beach Holiday Park does not allow pets. For additional information regarding the park, you can visit their guest information page here

Address: Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach, NSW 2257

Phone Number: 1800 611 522 or 02 4379 9444

 

  1. Tathra Beachside – Tathra.


Tathra Beachside is one of our favourites because of its amazing views. Kids can have fun in the pool, on the white sand beach, or at the water park or playground. The lifeguards keep a watchful eye while the kids play so parents are assured of their safety.

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $40

Pet-Friendly: Tathra Beachside is a pet-friendly place. They even have pet-friendly cottages just a few metres away from the beautiful dog-friendly Tathra Beach.

Address: Andy Poole Drive, Tathra NSW

Phone Number: 02 6494 1302

 

  1. Big4 North Star Holiday Resort – Hastings Point.


Now this holiday park is definitely made for kids! There are so many kid-friendly activities and amenities that they simply couldn’t use them all in one day! To mention a few, there’s Neptune’s Castle, the Little Treasures, the Playground, the Museum and the Lagoon. It is definitely worth the money and if I were you I’d stay for two nights at least! Here’s the best part: whatever accommodation you choose, almost all the facilities for kids are free.

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $45

Pet-Friendly: Unfortunately they do not allow pets.

Address:  1 Tweed Coast Rd, Hastings Point NSW 

Phone Number: 02 6676 1234

 

  1. Big4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park – Tweed Heads.


Kids always come back to the Big4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park and one of its favourite attractions is the famous aqua jump for kids! The swimming pools, water slide, adventure playground, go-karts and outdoor movies are all perfect for family holidays! Their Coral Cove has an underwater-themed toddler room and playground plus a ‘Jumping Jellyfish’ jumping pillow. On school holidays, they also have ‘Schools Out Kids Club’ to provide activities for the kids four years of age and up. They also do face painting, sand art and more. 

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $44

Pet-Friendly: Unfortunately, they do not allow pets inside the park.

Phone Number: 1800 650 405

 

  1. NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Park – Arrawarra.


It’s a fun and nature-filled family adventure at NRMA Darlington Beach Caravan Park! My kids loved the coastal forest and the eco-friendly holiday park facilities. They had fun looking at the kangaroos and other animals, the waterslides, the spa, the jumping pillows and more

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $30

Pet-Friendly: Unfortunately they do not allow pets.

Address: 46 Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra NSW

Phone Number: 02 6649 2753

 


VIC – Our Top 5 Caravan Parks for Kids in Victoria

  1. Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park – Warrnambool.


Your kids won’t want to leave this place for days! Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park has some beautiful, enchanting gardens and parks. The park boasts lots of sea life to experience by fishing and diving and they also have a swimming pool, a waterslide, a grotto, a games room and a playground! I have no doubt your entire family will love this park. 

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $100

Pet-Friendly: Check out their pet-friendly camping and caravan sites

Address: 125 Jubilee Park Rd, Warrnambool VIC

Phone Number: 1300 718 030

 

  1. Big4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park – Ballarat.


If you’re talking about a family trip that’s both fun and educational, then Big4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park is a great choice. They have a pool, jumping pillow, giant checkers, spa, games room, kids club and tennis court, playground for kids and a playground for tiny tots! In addition, the kids will love learning about history at Sovereign Hill, the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, the Arch of Victory, the museums, the ghost tour, wildlife park and more!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $39

Pet-Friendly: Unfortunately they do not allow pets.

Address: 108 Clayton Street, Ballarat

Phone Number: 03 5330 8000

 

  1. Torquay Holiday Park – Torquay.


Families visit the picturesque Torquay Holiday Park for lots of reasons. The kids all loved the cricket net, jumping pillows, swimming pool, spa, games room and tv room, the modern playground and more! Parents can also get a bit of lazy time while the kids go ahead and have some fun!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $50

Pet-Friendly: Unfortunately, they do not allow pets. 

Address: 55 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay VIC

Phone Number: 03 5261 2493

 

  1. Crystal Brook Tourist Park – Warrandyte.


Crystal Brook Tourist Park is the perfect combination of convenience and relaxation. The gorgeous wildlife and natural attractions will keep the kids occupied for hours! Plus it has a playground, games room and swimming pool to seal the deal!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $50

Pet-Friendly: Crystal Brook Tourist Parks accept pets as part of the family.

Address: 182 Heidelberg-Warrandyte Rd, Doncaster East, VIC

Phone Number: 03 9844 3637

 

  1. Big4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park – Apollo Bay.


The playground at the Big4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park is suitable for all ages, the swimming pool is heated all year round plus the games room and indoor camp will surely catch the kid’s attention. The staff and service was great as well and I’m sure any family would would have a great time here. 

Price Per Night: Stay overnight from $60

Pet-Friendly: Sorry, no pets allowed!

Address: 311 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC

Phone Number: 03 5237 6749

 


QLD – Our Top 5 Caravan Parks for Kids in Queensland

  1. Cairns Coconut Resort – Cairns.


Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is a gorgeous holiday escape just a few minutes away from the middle of Cairns. 

If you are one to dig holiday resorts that won’t only offer fun for the kids but also neatness and value for your money, then you’ll love it here. The kids will surely love swimming at the Sun Lagoon and the Garden Pool. There are also many opportunities for play with the Play Hub, SPLASH Waterpark, Coconut Crab, Mini coconuts, the jumping pillow and the Huge Kidz Adventure Playground.

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $41

Pet-Friendly: Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort welcomes pets as part of the family!

Address: 23-51 Anderson Road, Woree, Cairns, QLD

Phone Number: 07 4054 6644

 

  1. Big4 Airlie Cove, Airlie Beach.


Big4 Airlie Cove always has something in store for everyone, especially for the kids. Their new Water Park, Pirate Ship themed playground, jumping pillow and swimming pool will make you want to stay for good!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $60

Pet-Friendly: Big4 Airlie Cove welcomes pets as part of the family!

Address: Lot 2 Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket, Airlie Beach, Queensland

Phone Number: 1800 653 445

 

  1. NRMA Treasure Island Holiday  Park – Biggera Waters.


The kids will surely love Treasure Island Holiday Park! They’ve got swimming pools to choose from, jumping pillows, waterslides, a lagoon, a waterfall, a playground, a pirate themed place and more!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $49

Pet-Friendly: Sorry, no pets allowed!

Address: 117 Brisbane Road BIGGERA WATERS QLD 

Phone Number: 07 5500 8666

 

  1. Big 4 Fraser Lodge Caravan Park – Hervey Bay.


Fraser Lodge Holiday Park doesn’t only offer exceptional Hervey Bay sites, it also has a fun and fantastic range of activities and facilities for your kids to enjoy! Swimming Pool, wildlife, games room, a buggy available and a playground!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $33

Pet-Friendly: Dogs are welcome via application!

Address: 20 Fraser Street, Torquay (Hervey Bay) QLD 

Phone Number: 07 4124 9999

 

  1. Weipa Caravan Park and Camping Ground, Cape York


Weipa Caravan Park and Camping Ground is the perfect family destination. Their sunrises and sunsets provide a gorgeous background as you go an a picnic or you can swim in the pool if you wanna cool off.

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $70

Pet-Friendly: Weipa Caravan Park and Camping Grounds welcomes pets as part of the family!

Address: Kerr Point Road Weipa QLD

Phone Number: 07 4069 7871

 


SA – Our Top 5 Caravan Parks for Kids in South Australia

  1. Big4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park – West Beach, Adelaide.


With a unique beachfront, a new lagoon style resort swimming pool and many more, the kids will surely love BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $40

Pet-Friendly: No

Address: Military Road, Adelaide, SA

Phone Number: 1800 444 567

 

  1. Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park – Victor Harbor.


The kids are in for a treat with Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park! Parents can relax by the pool while the kids play and swim, or bounce their hearts out in the jumping pillows. This great park also does a great job of organising kids activities during kids holidays.

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $33

Pet-Friendly: Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park welcomes pets as part of the family!

Address: 114 Victoria St, Victor Harbor, SA

Phone Number: 08 8552 1111

 


WA – Our Top 5 Caravan Parks for Kids in Western Australia



Big4, Taunton Farm Holiday Park, Cowaramup.


Enjoy the beauty of West Australia at Taunton Farm. The kids will love the laid back and relaxed rural lifestyle during your stay. They can feed the farm animals and the whole family can explore nearby caves and go whale watching!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $69

Pet-Friendly: Sorry, no pets allowed.

Address: 8113 Bussell Highway, Cowaramup, WA

Phone Number: 08 9755 5334

 


Karrinyup Waters Resort, Karrinyup Perth.


Karrinyup Waters Resort caters to all kinds of tourists! They have a pool, a spa, a playground and jumping pillows for kids!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $40

Pet-Friendly: Karringup Waters Resort welcomes pets as part of the family!

Address: 467 North Beach Road, Gwelup WA 

Phone Number: 1800 633 665

 


Mandalay Holiday Resort & Tourist park, Busselton.


This resort is packed with facilities that any fun loving kid would enjoy! A beach, waterslides, games room, gigantic jumping pillows, playing fields and more. 

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $60

Pet-Friendly: Mandalay Holiday Resort & Tourist park welcomes pets as part of the family, just make sure you keep an eye on them!

Address: Mandalay Entrance, off Bussell Highway at Lockhart Street, Busselton, WA

Phone Number: 08 9752 1328

 


Big4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park, Albany.


Enjoy the scenic and spectacular coastline while the kids swim safely at the Big4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park. The can go surfing, fly kites, fish or go whale watching! During school holidays, the park also offers treasure hunts, beach games, sandcastle building and more!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $42

Pet-Friendly: Sorry, no pets allowed!

Address: 28 Flinders Parade, Albany WA 

Phone Number: 1800 644 674

 



Lake Argyle Resort, Kununurra.


At Lake Argyle Resort, you are sure to enjoy the rich wildlife experience – at a very reasonable price! 

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $17.5

Pet-Friendly: Lake Argyle Resort welcomes pets as part of the family!

Address: Lot 3001, Lake Argyle Road, Kununurra WA

Phone Number: 08 9168 7777

 


NT – Our Top 5 Caravan Parks for Kids in the Northern Territory



Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, Alice Springs.


The kids will surely have a lot of fun at BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park. The park’s facilities include pedal go-karts, game rooms, playgrounds, climbing pyramids, jumping pillows, swimming pools and more!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $60

Pet-Friendly: Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Address: Palm Pl, Ross NT

Phone Number: 1800 808 373




Darwin Free Spirit Resort, Darwin.


Experience getting up close and personal with a Crocodile, or perhaps take a stroll along the Mindil Beach Markets. Darwin Free Spirit Resort has lots to offer for the whole family. After a day of sightseeing, you can swim in one of their 3 swimming pools or have the kids enjoy their giant jumping cushion! They also have plenty of other fun activities lined up for the kids!

Price Per Night: Stay overnight for as low as $35

Pet-Friendly: Sorry, no pets allowed. 

Address: 901 Stuart Hwy, Holtze NT 

Phone Number: 08 8935 0888

 

Summary – So there you have it, my list of the best caravan parks for kids in Australia. What do you think? Are there any child-friendly caravan parks I’ve missed? Let me know by commenting on this Facebook post [Link to live Facebook post on Camplify page], as I’m always looking to update the list. Would love to hear your favourite!

 


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