10 top caravan parks in Australia by state

Classic family holidays at the caravan park are better than ever, with water slides, putt-putt courses, glamping, and more. Enjoy your next family holiday this year at a caravan park located close to Australia’s beautiful beaches, rainforests, and other attractions.

1. Cairns Coconut, QLD

Want to check out the tropical wonder of Cairns? Cairns has a lot to offer including the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics Rainforest, and the Atherton Tablelands. Base yourself at Cairns Coconut, a holiday park located a short 7-minute drive from the Cairns CBD. From camping sites through to condos, this park has a huge range of accommodation options to choose from. The park grounds feature BBQ facilities, a playground, kiosk, water slide, and jumping cushion.

2. Aurora Kakadu Lodge, NT

Always wanted to check out Kakadu? Why not spend a few nights in the spectacular Kakadu National Park? Home to 186 powered sites, 100 unpowered sites, and a selection of cabins, Kakadu Lodge is an excellent base for those looking to check out the remote national park. Observe the ancient rock art, dazzling waterfalls, and expansive gorges of Kakadu National Park. Aurora Kakadu Park has coin-operated BBQ facilities, a lagoon-style pool and spa, and even a souvenir shop.

3. Holiday Haven Bendalong, NSW

If you're a fan of waking up amongst the native wildlife, take a look at Holiday Haven Bendalong. This park has cabins, plus caravan and camping sites, and each is located a very short stroll from Inyadda Beach, Washerwoman's Beach, and Boat Harbour Beach. Some of the animals you may be able to spot at Holiday Haven Bendalong include possums, kangaroos, native birds, and stingrays. The park has a variety of unique facilities, including a jumping pillow, a kid's playground, and a covered cinema area.

4. Anglesea Family Caravan Park, VIC

Located off the Great Ocean Road, Anglesea Family Caravan Park is nestled between Anglesea River and Surf Beach. This caravan park is great for those looking for a Victorian beachside escape. Anglesea Family Caravan Park is also ideally positioned for bushwalking, mountain biking, four-wheel driving, or simply enjoying the food the Surf Coast has on offer. This park's facilities include a heated swimming pool, beach volleyball court, playgrounds, and mini-golf.

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5. Mandalay Holiday Resort & Tourist Park, Broadwater, WA

With a new glamping zone and 4.5-star resort facilities, Mandalay Holiday Resort & Tourist Park is great for those after a unique beach resort. Situated within the Margaret River region, this park has accommodation for a range of different budgets and requirements, including options that are fully equipped for wheelchair access. Accommodation options include villas, chalets, cabins, cottages, and five new glamping tents, along with ensuite and powered sites. The park's facilities include a games room with a fireplace, adult bike hire, four adventure playgrounds, and the new summit tower playground.

6. Captain Cook Holiday Park, Adventure Bay, TAS

Captain Cook Holiday Park is located on Southern Bruny Island in Tasmania. Directly opposite the beach, this park is great for those looking to be close to nature and the great outdoors. You may even be able to spot dolphins and migrating whales from the ocean shore. There is also a penguin rookery close by and twelve endemic bird species that can be spotted on Bruny Island. The park has various accommodation choices, plus facilities like a camp kitchen and kayak and pedal car hire.

7. Marion Holiday Park, Bedford Park, SA

Marion Holiday Park, situated alongside Sturt Creek, is a family-friendly resort complete with a 45m lagoon pool, adventure playground, and indoor tennis court. The park also has a beer garden called 'The Palms' with a bar, kitchen, and outdoor cinema. Marion Holiday Park covers 8 acres and is conveniently located for those looking to discover the Southern Vale wineries and the many beaches the area has available.

8. Capital Country Holiday Park, Canberra, ACT

Capital Country Holiday Park is located just 20 minutes from the centre of Canberra. It has one, two, and three-bedroom cabins, plus lake villas and a variety of site options to choose from. This dog-friendly holiday park has a range of facilities for guests, including putt-putt, a sand volleyball court, and a swimming pool. Check out some of Canberra’s most popular attractions including Parliament House, the National Science and Technology Centre while you are there.

9. Rivershore, Diddillibah, QLD

Rivershore Holiday Park blends caravan park and glamping resort with a mix of powered camping and caravan sites and cabins. The cabins are self-contained safari tents, complete with kitchenette, ensuite, and views to the Maroochy River. The park itself has a swimming pool, water slide, jumping cushion, mini-golf course, camp kitchen, and laundry facilities.

10. North Star Holiday Resort, Hastings Point, NSW

Those after a deluxe holiday resort in the Tweed region might like to check out North Star Holiday Resort. This park's features include the Marina Discovery Centre, Sammy's Adventure Lagoon water park, and onsite restaurant Ripples Licensed Café. It's also home to Seascape, an adults-only retreat complete with a spa and sauna, hairdresser, heated lap pool, gym, and day spa.

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