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Multi-gen family holiday in the Whitsundays

Swap yachts for toy boats and sunbathing for toddler chasing in the wonderful Whitsundays. And don't forget to invite your folks along for a multi-gen holiday to remember, says Jennifer Ennion.

Vonnie the Van Reno

CCWK catches up with Michael and Carlene Duffy to hear how they renovated their 'van Vonnie.

Tips for vintage caravan renovations

Jennifer Ennion shares her tips for a vintage 'van renos.

 5 top holiday parks for water-loving families

With blissful beaches and riverside campsites, here are five top holiday parks for water-loving families. Just don’t forget your beach towels and sunscreen.

 Discover a new Port Macquarie

Families have been flocking to Port Macquarie's golden beaches and seaside caravan parks for generations, with surf, sun and summertime ice-creams too hard to resist. And the appeal won't end anytime soon, says Gabrielle Brewer, with a bucket-load of new attractions at this NSW holiday hotspot.

 Camper Trailers: What to consider

Camper trailers offer the perfect middle ground between rolling out a swag and hitting the road with a caravan in tow, says Australian author lee atkinson. But, before you invest in one, there are several things to consider.

 Bed down in Lake Mac

Whether you're crashing on a 4WD mattress or a custom-made caravan bed, a great place to sleep is paramount for a fun family holiday. jennifer ennion heads to Lake Macquarie, in NSW, to test out four of the region's best parks.

 Stars in their eyes

With astrophotography on the rise, photojournalist Shaney Hudson searches the skies for Australia's best stargazing tours, activities and destinations. mega resorts for kids.

 10 Holiday Park Paradises

Natarsha Brown discovers that Australia’s once humble caravan parks have morphed into mega resorts for kids.

 100 years of National Parks

As 2016 marks the Centennial of the National Parks Service, Natarsha Brown discovers the inspiration behind such a unique milestone in human history.

 What to do in The Outback

The Red Centre is an achievable and awe-inspiring family holiday destination. It just needs a little planning and a little time, writes Vic Widman.

 Road trip to Tasmania

Touring the natural wonders of Tasmania doesn’t mean leaving the 4WD at home.

 Adventure for all ages

A Whitsunday destination perfect for that multigeneration camping trip, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach hosted its first Grandparents Week this year and it was a huge success.

 The road to the real Outback

Swathes of red dirt, impressive landmarks and charming country towns make inland Queensland a must visit. A driving holiday is the best way to see it and we've put together a stop-by-stop guide to make sure you get the most out of your trip.

Great Lakes Summer Escape

With great beaches, great boating, great fishing and great wildlife, David Thorndike and his family discover everything that the Great Lakes has to offer for a family getaway.

Houseboat holidays

Finding a home on the water might just be the perfect way for your family to relax, enjoy something new and create an experience that is truly something memorable. Let us guide you through some of the best houseboat rivers Australia has to offer.

Tassie Discovery

Find out how to enjoy a family roadtrip around Tasmania, complete with all the must-stops! Here's the perfect blend of six Discovery Holiday Parks on Australia's southern isle that will help you as you see it all.

Kiama Karma

Andrew Mevissen and his family discover all the joys of a holiday in Kiama. From blowholes and beach to segways and sunshine. Find out the elements that are essential for a magical holiday in this part of the world.

A change of speed on the Tweed

The Tweed Coast is a stunning destination, packed with sunshine and perfect spots to stay, beach, explore, hunt mud crabs, eat gelato... and much, much more.

Where the bush meets the sea

If you love to camp AND spend time on the beach, then you have to check out our list of the best national parks in Australia that combine the two.

Hawks Nest

Offering beachside, bays and lakeside fun - Hawks Nest is the triple threat of camping locations. Best of all, they do it in style! It's a perfect choice for beginner campers and their families - or those who don't like the idea of "roughing it".

Emerald Beach

Ken Eastwood was fairly sure he didn't like caravan park holidays... until he encountered Emerald Beach. Discover what is so great about this NSW North Coast destination that keeps families coming back.


A Wellington Wander

Wellington, in New South Wales' central west region, packs all the action. While attending Australia's biggest camper trailer meet, David Thorndike and his family uncover all the fun at the zoo, in the caves and, of course, on the road!

Flinders Ranges - Roaming over rocks and ranges

Four hours north of Adelaide you'll stumble across Flinders Ranges - the perfect place to roam wild and free (for adults and children alike). Let Holidays with Kids help you uncover the secrets of this beautiful inland area.

Hill End

This was where the biggest gold nugget EVER was found, and while the gold rush may now be over, there is plenty of reasons to still be lured to Hill End - just an hour north of Bathurst, NSW.

Caving in to camping

70km west of Mittagong, Wombeyan Caves is one of the best family camping grounds in New South Wales! Offering great spaces, wildlife and amazing cave tours, it's definitely a destination to look out for.

On the road again

A good old fashion roadtrip never loses its charm - as Debbie Neilson-Hunter finds out as she explores some of the best holiday parks on the Queensland coast.

Top Australian resorts for kids

Forget squeaky-clean hotel lobbies and menu items you can’t pronounce. These five-starworthy holiday parks are integrating the resort experience with some of Australia’s most beautiful locales at a family-friendly price tag.

Inland Waters Holiday Parks

If you enjoy unspoiled bushland and beautiful, calm waters, you will love Inland Waters Holiday Parks! Spread between Inverell in the North and Canberra in the South, Inland Waters Holiday Parks have 9 spectacular sites to enjoy.

Family fishing in Wollongong

If you’re yearning for the simple pleasures of fresh air and soft sand underfoot, then the city of Wollongong is just a one-and-a-half hour drive south of city and offers this and so much more!

Free school holiday fun on the Central Coast!

Keeping the family entertained these school holidays won’t be a problem at Central Coast Holiday Parks with plenty of free activities available.

Byron Bay voted number one!

Cape Byron Conservation Area has been declared the state’s top tourism attraction at the annual NSW Tourism Awards, marking a momentous occasion for the most easterly point in Australia!

Summertime Ski Field

While countless Aussie families already love Thredbo for its frosty fun, many wait a year till their next visit, missing out on everything the Snowy Mountains have to offer when the ice melts.

Get soaked at Emerald Beach

A brand new water park on the NSW Coffs Coast is making waves among families planning their travels to the region.

Get going to Geelong!

There's never been a better time to explore one of Victoria's great port cities than now!

Australia's First Indoor Heated Splash Park

The team at BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park are celebrating the launch of their Australian first: the only indoor heated splash park in a caravan park!

Pet friendly holiday parks

Your favourite furry family members are welcome additions to these pet-friendly holiday parks!

What to do in Macleay Valley

There’s a world of old-fashioned family fun to be had on the Macleay Valley Coast, Natarsha Brown discovers.

Where to play on the Sunshine Coast

For some classic summer fun in the sun, look no further than Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, writes Debbie Neilson-Hunter.

What to do in Kiama

White sandy beaches, a beautiful green mountain backdrop and charming seaside and rural villages. The South Coast of NSW between Kiama and Berry is the perfect place to relax and unwind, writes david thorndike.

Byron Bay Beach Resort

BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park

There’s a lot of monkey mischief breaking out at BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park after the opening of the ‘Monkeys and Mermaids’ themed playground.

Byron Bay Beach Resort

Discovery Holiday Parks

It isn’t truly a family holiday unless every member, whether tall, small or furry, is present. Discovery Holiday Parks makes it simple with its designated dog-, cat- and fish-friendly sites around Australia.

Byron Bay Beach Resort

BIG4 Dubbo Parklands

BIG4 Dubbo Parklands has recently undergone an impressive transformation and returns bigger and better than ever before.

Byron Bay Beach Resort

BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park

BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park introduces its own water wonderland.

Byron Bay Beach Resort

Escape2 Holiday Parks and Resorts

12 unique destinations across five Australian states, you will find the perfect family holiday experience with Escape2 Holiday Parks and Resorts

Holiday Park Accommodation

Click here for a comprehensive list of all the best Holiday Park options scattered across Australia!

Top 10 Holiday Parks 2014

The votes are tallied and our readers have spoken! Find out which Holiday Parks came out on top in Holidays with Kids' 2013 Top 10 Holiday Parks list.

Cave Explorers

A trip to the caves is an awe inspiring experience for every member of the family, but it's not always easy to find accommodation nearby. We've tracked down some holiday parks close to some of the best cave systems across Australia.

Treasure Island

There is buried treasure about to be uncovered at one of Queensland's most popular holiday parks, Treasure Island. Find out what's in store!

Best Holiday Parks

Looking for a fun-filled family holiday? Holiday parks are great destinations that provide something for all ages. Best of all, you don't have to travel too far to find one!

Holiday Park Magic

Want the run-down on which holiday parks really provide what your family is looking for? Whether you're after non-stop beach time, fantastic kids' pools, unique activities, go-karts, jumping pillows or playgrounds, here's our list of some of Australia's finest offerings.

Top 10 Holiday Parks 2014

Want to know which properties managed to make our coveted Top 10 list in 2014? Click here to find out!

State Holiday Park Guide

Australia has a LOT of holiday parks on offer, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin when making a choice of where to go! Let Holidays with Kids help guide you to some of the best locations, breaking it down state by state.

Holiday Parks for Snowseekers

Who said a trip to the snow automatically means an expensive price tag? Holiday parks near the slopes are some of the best choices of family accommodations. Check out our picks here.

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