Best Holiday Parks and Campsites for Christmas
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 time together and book a reliable campervan? With so many holiday parks and different camping options available across Australia, you can find the perfect setting for your next outdoor adventure. To help you decide where to begin your campervan journey, check out our recommended holiday parks and campsites in Australia below.
New South Wales
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 comprises of three camping grounds is owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community.
If your kids and the 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, and Toms Cabin.
If you have always wanted to take the kids on a camping holiday, then this five star caravan and camping park is the perfect place to enjoy the luxury of a resort. Located opposite the beach in Geographe Bay, Busselton, the beautiful Mandalay Holiday Resort has become a 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. Choose from comfortable two and three-bedroom villas or powered caravan sites. Let the kids run wild to discover an awesome heated pool with a 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 needs. All have kitchen and 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, and Wellington National Park.
Just a 30-minute drive from Hobart CBD or a 10-minute drive from Hobart Airport, the Seven Mile Beach Cabin and Caravan Park has everything you need for a memorable holiday. This holiday park is ideal for families and groups offering plenty of accommodation options 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, and Mt Field National Park.
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 near 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, and Swan Reach Conservation Park.
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 a 30-minute drive from all the big theme parks and bustling Surfers Paradise.
Choose from a range of accommodation options including villas that can sleep up to nine people, or 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, and Sundown National Park.
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, appreciating nature, 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 can 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, and Grampians National Park.
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 en-suite, 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. Start your day with freshly made coffee or indulge in home-style cooking for dinner at the Hidden Delights Cafe. You can also enjoy live entertainment while dining during the dry season.
Other recommended campgrounds: Elsey National Park, Litchfield National Park, Howard Springs Nature Park, and Judbarra / Gregory National Park.