Family Holiday Parks in NSW

There's nothing quite like the rhythm of camp life with kids. Family holiday parks in NSW are now better than ever, designed with fun facilities and activities that keep everyone from toddlers to teens in a sunshine-y mood. NSW has endless options on its doorstep for a memorable escape.

You can pack your tent, hook up the caravan, or book a cosy cabin for an unforgettable getaway. If you can drag the kids away from the giant jumping pillow and mini golf, you'll find most holiday parks are in great locations close to beautiful beaches, tranquil rivers and national parks.

Big splash water park and play area at Tathra Beachside Park in Tathra, South Coast

Find holiday parks to suit a range of family budgets – from powered and unpowered camping and caravan sites to cabins and glampsites. Many parks have pools, playgrounds, games rooms and exciting activity programs such as outdoor movies and cooking classes. There are even special activities on for school holidays.

Waterside holiday parks make a great base for exploring the NSW Coast as you can hire stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, surfboard and other aquatic toys. Nambucca River Tourist Park near Macksville has tandem kayaks for families and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park is a scenic drive away.

Children enjoying a ride on hired go karts at BIG4 Koala Holiday Park, Port Stephens

You will find more holiday parks scattered along the sublime NSW coastline in the North Coast, Central Coast and South Coast. The Big4 Park Beach Holiday Park in Coffs Harbour is a family-friendly haven with jumping pillows and a sprawling water park featuring giant seahorses, clams and a sunken pirate ship.

Those looking for an inland adventure should drive to Dubbo in Country NSW, a perennially popular spot dotted with campgrounds near Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Stay at Discovery Parks Dubbo and choose from a range of campsites, villas or tents where you can relax after meeting African lions on safari. 

Kids sliding on a waterslide at Discovery Parks, Dubbo

Road trips are a great way to connect the dots between natural wonders and heritage attractions, and NSW has well-placed holiday parks that make it possible to camp in comfort along the way. Drive to Byron Bay for a beach holiday and stay at First Sun Holiday Park for great vistas from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

Outback NSW is where you will discover ancient stories in breathtaking wilderness where wildflowers bloom and the vast landscapes are painted various shades of red, yellow and ochre. Broken Hill Tourist Park in Broken Hill is a great base from which to explore Mutawintji National Park and the Living Desert Reserve.

Caravan and Camping Options in NSW