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Best Holiday Parks and Campgrounds for Christmas

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The Christmas season is deemed as the busiest period for Australian caravan and camping sites. To get you and your family in the festive mood, why not take a break, spend quality family time together and book a reliable campervan. With so many holiday parks and different camping options available across Australia, now is your last chance to rent a cheap motorhome before it gets sold-out for the holiday season. It is also recommended to book your campsite early as campgrounds become full during busy holiday periods. 

Here is a compiled list of some of the best holiday parks perfect for a fun and family break this Christmas. 

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NEW SOUTH WALES

Overlook of Murrays Beach in Booderee National Park, New South Wales, AU
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Booderee National Park


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Only three hours drive from Sydney or Canberra, the Booderee National Park is situated at Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales between Nowra and Ulladulla. The park which consists of three camping grounds is owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community. If your kids and whole family enjoy whale and bird watching, be sure to visit the historic Cape St George Lighthouse. You may also want to take this chance to learn more about Koori culture, be amused by a  broad range of walks, swim and snorkel at Green Patch Beach, or surf at Cave Beach.

Other recommended campgrounds: Trial Bay Gaol Campground, Cattai National Park, Euroka Campground, Little Beach Campground, Toms Cabin

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park


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If you have always wanted to take the kids on a camping holiday, then the five star caravan and camping park is the place to enjoy the luxury of a resort. Located right opposite the beach in Geographe Bay, Busselton, the beautiful Mandalay Holiday Resort has become the favourite holiday spot for many west coasters looking to unwind and escape. 

Just 230 kilometres south of Perth, Mandalay has a range of affordable accommodation options to suit families, couples and travellers. Simply choose from comfortable two- and three-bedroom villa accommodation or a powered caravan site, then let the kids run wild to discover a heated pool with shallow beach and water slide. The resort has superior two-storey spa villas, two and three bedroom chalets, two bedroom beach cottages and one-bedroom cabins to suit your family holiday. All have kitchen & dining areas with all cooking facilities, bathrooms, air conditioning/heating, TVs, DVDs, CDs and can sleep four to six people. 

Other recommended campgrounds: Conto Campground, Cape Le Grand National Park, Warren National Park, Wellington National Park

TASMANIA

Seven Mile beach near Hobart, Tasmania
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Seven Mile Beach Caravan and Cabin Park


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Just 30 minutes drive from the Hobart CBD or 10 minutes from the Hobart Airport, the Seven Mile Beach Caravan and Cabin Park has everything you need for a memorable holiday. This holiday park is ideal for families and groups offering plenty accommodation choices at Seven Mile Beach to suit all tastes and budgets. 

From unpowered tent sites to self-contained cabins, this holiday park features two excellent amenities blocks, a large self-catering kitchen, internet and dump point,undercover BBQ area for the use of all guests. And if these are not for you, you can visit famous Tasmanian landmarks nearby including Mount Wellington, Historic Richmond, Port Arthur Historic Site, Battery Point - or just stroll, ride or jog along one of Tassie's favourite beaches with your significant other.

Other recommended campgrounds: Tasman National Park, Ben Lomond National Park, South Bruny National Park, Mt William National Park, Mt Field National Park

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Adelaide Shores Caravan Park


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Just a quick drive from the Adelaide CBD, the Adelaide Shores Caravan Park is another much-adored family holiday destination. It is also the largest park in South Australia. With a stay at this family-friendly campground, you are also in close proximity to the stunning West Beach and Holdfast Marina. Popular property amenities include laundry facilities, restaurant, arcade/game room, outdoor pool, BBQ grills, playground on site,  with free self parking and free Wi-Fi. The park is also in close proximity to Henley Beach and Henley Square.

Other recommended campgrounds: Coorong National Park, Brownhill Creek Recreation Park, Ridley Conservation Park, Lake Gairdner National Park, Vivonne Bay Campground, Swan Reach Conservation Park

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QUEENSLAND

Tallebudgera Creek Gold Coast in Queensland, AU
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Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park


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Perfectly positioned on the Gold Coast between Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise, the Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park fronts onto the magnificent Tallebudgera Estuary. It is also a two-minute walk from a swim between the flags on Palm Beach and just 30 minutes drive from all the big theme parks, as well as bustling Surfers Paradise. 

Choose from a range of accommodation options including villas that can sleep up to nine people, or simply opt for a simple powered tent site. If your family loves water-based activities, then this is the place to stay with swimming, fishing, boating, water-skiing, windsurfing and canoeing all available. On site, kids can have fun in the playground, make a splash in the heated pool or hire a go kart.

Other recommended campgrounds: Auburn River National Park, Blackdown Tableland National Park, Lake Murphy Conservation Park, Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park, Sundown National Park

VICTORIA

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Grampians National Park


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Want to relax and get closer to nature? Then the Grampians National Park should be at the top of your camping priority list. Perfect for camping, nature study, climbing and scenic drives, the  Grampians has now become a must-visit destination for all travellers in Victoria. The park has eight vehicle accessible campgrounds and three hiker camps that are available to be booked online. All campgrounds have basic facilities such as picnic tables, pit toilets, and fireplaces.

Other recommended campgrounds: Cathedral Range State Park, Alpine National Park, Bunyip State Park, Grampians National Park

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Camp ground with fire pit at remote N'Dhala Gorge near Ross River Station, Northern Territory, AU

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Hidden Valley Holiday Park


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Situated only 10 minutes from Darwin, Hidden Valley is the perfect hideaway if you want to explore the many wonders of the Top End this Christmas. Feel right at home with a wide range of modern air-conditioned accommodation to select from, or experience the great outdoors and set up camp on any of their ensuite, powered or unpowered sites for caravans, motorhomes,  and campers located around their tropical landscaped grounds. Take a refreshing swim in the pool with  your kids, or enjoy a BBQ in the covered picnic area with family. 

Other recommended campgrounds: Elsey National Park, Litchfield National Park, Howard Springs Nature Park, Judbarra / Gregory National Park

Looking for other great holiday and caravan parks this Christmas? Read our Top 7 caravan and Holiday Parks in Australia and New Zealand. If you are planning to spend the holidays in the wilderness or in the caravan park, check out our top Holiday Camping Tips.

Does the list include your favourite holiday park and campsite? If not, please tell us your recommendation in the comment box below.

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