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Top 6 NRMA Holiday Parks

For Families

Whether you’re chasing fantastic views, budget-savvy accommodation, a seaside escape or a noteworthy family outing, NRMA Holiday Parks have it all. Sprinkled along Australia’s scenic east coast, these holiday parks cater for every member of the family and, with such an endless array of activities on offer, you could spend the entire trip away simply relaxing at the grounds!

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Merimbula Beach Holiday Park, NSW

For: Location, location
In the heart of Merimbula, this Sapphire Coast gem guarantees the ultimate beach holiday. Magical waterways complemented by golden shorelines create a revel-worthy seaside culture that is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised.

Watch the waves come and go as you and the littlies experience the area’s foodie scene; the local cafes and restaurants offer bites everyone will enjoy.

From powered and unpowered camping sites to cabins, villas and luxurious beach homes, almost every accommodation selection boasts pristine water views.

In recent years, Merimbula has grown into a major whale watching destination so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. However, if you care to leave the confines of your lodging for a closer look at the magnificent creatures, Merimbula Marina operate daily during whale-watching-season (August to November).

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Myall Shores Holiday Park, NSW

For: Natural connection
Situated on 1.5 kilometres of supreme lakefront in the centre of the Myall Lakes National Park on the mid north coast, the town of Myall is an intricate network of rivers, lakes and grassy landscapes – undisputedly a paradise for nature-lovers everywhere.

The national park is on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, so the kids are sure to share their holiday park getaway with lots of native Australian wildlife.

Just outside your doorstep wait hundreds of different bird species, kangaroos, wallabies, possums and koalas. To really take in all the sights and sounds, embark on a bike ride, kayak expedition or bush walk and spot some of nature’s rarities including the towering 76-metre-high Grandis tree (one of the state’s largest).

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Ocean Beach Holiday Park, NSW

For: Splash-worthy fun
In the summer sun of Umina on the Central Coast, this resort pool complex is a godsend for kiddies and parents alike. While water babies enjoy the heated pool and take turns zooming down the waterslide, adults can recuperate and unwind at the spa.

For a day of splashtastic fun, the holiday park’s Splash Away Bay ranks high as a family favourite. Designed to suit any age or ability, you will no doubt struggle to drag the little ones away from this water wonderland.

A giant splash bucket tops over to screams of joy, while water-spouting sea creatures, ground sprays, and a maze of spirals and arches evoke endless laughter.

Shaded areas with seating and a barbecue are available for mums and dads seeking some cool cover.

sydney lakeside holiday park

Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park, NSW

For: Lakeside play
Award-winning Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park offers ringside access to 21 beaches from Manly all the way to Palm Beach from ‘Home & Away’s’ Summer Bay.

Bordered by Narrabeen Lakes and a patrolled surf beach, the property is bursting with on-water activities.

Prokayaks supplies all the equipment necessary to ensure your family has the best paddling experience possible. The hire fleet consists of single or double kayaks, paddle boards, sit-on top skis and pedal boats.

Alternatively, for something a little more laid-back, breathe in the crisp air, pack a picnic basket and enjoy a day of family fishing. Who knows, you may even catch some tasty tucker for dinner!

treasure island holiday park

Treasure Island Holiday Park, QLD

For: Pirates ahoy!
Who doesn’t love a pirate-themed escape? Treasure Island offers something for every member of the family but, of course, with a buccaneer-inspired twist!

Give a warm hello to Patch, the cheeky pirate monkey mascot, before taking on the Shipwreck Shores Waterpark.

Vigilante- infused fun also comes in the form of the only pirate mini-golf course on the Gold Coast. Journey through 18 holes of buried treasure, skull caves and pirate ship wrecks, and see who’s able to conquer the course first.

Treasure Island is pleasantly central to all the major theme parks including Dreamworld Warner Bros., Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’ Wild.

Discounted tickets can be purchased at the resort to ensure your action-packed adventure never ends.

Darlington Beach Holiday Park

Darlington Beach Holiday Park, NSW

For: Local attractions
Nestled on the pristine Coffs Coast, just a short 25-minute drive north of Coffs Harbour, Darlington Beach Holiday Park has a diversity of nearby attractions for the entire family to get out and discover.

Experience the enchanting aquatic life at Dolphin Marine Magic, coined Australia’s most interactive marine park, children will delight at the opportunity to kiss a seal, play ball with dolphins and feed some friendly blue penguins.

For something with a little less splash and a little more fruity fun, cruise over to the iconic Big Banana and sample delectable banana infused treats before popping into the beautifully landscaped North Coast Regional Botanic Garden.

This article featured in volume 48 of Holidays with kids. Enjoyed it? Subscribe to see more!

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