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8 of Australia’s Best Holiday Parks for Nature Lovers

There’s no better way to lose yourself in pristine natural environments than on a holiday park holiday. Let the kids roam free riding bikes or frolicking on the beach or riverbank during the day, or take part in outdoor adventures such as bushwalking, fishing or kayaking. At night, laugh together in the glow of a campfire under the stars. Here are some of the best NRMA Parks and Resorts around the country for an unforgettable family holiday

1. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort, NSW

A family at NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort near Batemans Bay
A family at NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort near Batemans Bay

Surrounded by national park and with total beach access, Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Park is a true coastal wilderness. Make sure you pack your snorkel, the fishing rod and walking shoes for a stay at this holiday park, north of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. 

A kangaroo on the beach at Murramarang
A kangaroo on the beach at Murramarang

Whether you stay beachfront or bush side in a comfortable cabin or villa, a fully-equipped glamping tent or on a caravan site or camping site, you are sure to see friendly kangaroos hopping about. You can also enjoy local flavours ranging from freshly shucked Clyde River oysters to fish tacos at the on-site bistro.

2. NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort, NSW

A family toasting marshmallows at NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Park near Coffs Harbour
A family toasting marshmallows at NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Park near Coffs Harbour

Set on more than 45 hectares of beachside rainforest, NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort is the perfect place to create new family memories. From toasting marshmallows around a campfire to building sandcastles and surging and boogie boarding, it’s the ideal summer holiday destination. Parents can unwind beside the resort-style pools while kids play in the water park and make new friends in the kids’ club. There’s also a heated spa, licenced on-site café and activities such as lawn bowls and archery, as well as a nine-hole golf course.

3. NRMA Phillip Island Beachfront Holiday Park, Victoria

Children playing on Phillip Island
Children playing on Phillip Island

Just a stone’s throw from Melbourne but a world away, NRMA Phillip Island Beachfront Holiday Park makes a great base to witness the famous penguin parade. The island is home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world, and you can experience the magic of watching these amazing seabirds waddle home from the ocean to their burrows any night of the year from specially built viewing platforms and boardwalks. 

Little penguins on Phillip Island in Victoria
Little penguins on Phillip Island in Victoria

Whether you choose to stay in a comfortable cabin or a spacious caravan or campsite, you’ll be metres from the beach – and your pet is welcome, too. The shops and restaurants of Cowes are also within walking distance.

4. NRMA Airlie Beach Holiday Park, Queensland

An aerial view of Airlie Beach
An aerial view of Airlie Beach

As the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, NRMA Airlie Beach Holiday Park is a great place to introduce the kids to snorkelling and sailing. Older children may also want to try scuba diving! 

Airlie Bay in Queensland
Airlie Bay in Queensland

When not out and about exploring, you can take a dip in the resort-style pool or get started on a barbecue dinner as the kids burn off the last of their energy playing free range around the park. Then, retreat to your comfortable cabin or pet-friendly camping area.

5. NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park, Queensland

Explore the Atherton Tablelands with Wait A While Rainforest Tours
Explore the Atherton Tablelands with Wait A While Rainforest Tours

Explore the waterfalls, crystal clear crater lakes and rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands from this hinterland hideaway. Around 1.5 hours’ drive south-west of Cairns, the park has cosy cabins and shaded pet-friendly campsite. 

Children playing at Ellinjaa Falls in the Atherton Tablelands
Children playing at Ellinjaa Falls in the Atherton Tablelands

Staff are passionate about helping you discover the unique natural environment, and the park is Eco Certified to help protect it by minimising waste, supporting the local community and minimising its environmental footprint. It even has electric vehicle charging ports.

6. NRMA Bright Holiday Park, Victoria

Kids playing in Bright Victoria
Kids playing in Bright Victoria

Breathe in the fresh mountain air at this High Country hideaway, walking distance from the charming village of Bright. Go canoeing, kayaking or swimming, or just spend a day floating down the nearby Ovens and Bucklands Rivers. You can also go fossicking, bushwalking or check out the local splash park and Bright Brewery. Stay in a modern villa or a shaded campsite beside a clear, flowing creek.

7. NRMA Eastern Beach Holiday Park, Victoria

A child playing at NRMA Eastern Beach Holiday Park at Lakes Entrance in Victoria
A child playing at NRMA Eastern Beach Holiday Park at Lakes Entrance in Victoria

Fishermen and beach-lovers will revel in a stay at NRMA Eastern Beach Holiday Park, in the heart of the Gippsland Lakes at Lakes Entrance. Its waterfront location and fun facilities set the scene for a wonderful family adventure. The kids will likely make a bee line for the heated pool, bouncing pillow and playground. There’s also much fun and frivolity to be had at its hosted events, including live music nights and footy finals on the big screen.

8. NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park, South Australia

Children playing at Victor Harbor
Children playing at Victor Harbor

Discover the beauty of South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula during a stay at Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park. An hour’s drive south of Adelaide, the park has a heated pool and a pump track that will be sure to keep the kids off their screens. 

An aerial view of Victor Harbor in South Australia
An aerial view of Victor Harbor in South Australia

Make it a trip to remember with a stay in one of the new glamping tents, which have private balconies with outdoor bathtubs and access to a communal fire pit.

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NRMA Holiday Parks has a range of special offers on its website, from mid-week stays to stay seven, pay six deals 

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