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Top family friendly caravan parks

Thinking of packing up the kids and travelling with the family by caravan around Australia, or just going for a short getaway during the school holidays?

With careful planning, you can make sure you head towards caravan parks which cater for the little ones as well as the adults. Here’s what you can expect from a family-friendly caravan park, and where to find one in your state.

What do family friendly caravan parks offer?

A family-friendly caravan park knows you’re coming and is ready with plenty of fun activities for the kids! Family friendly parks are equipped with the usual camping facilities, plus a few extras such as:

  • Adventure playgrounds
  • Pools
  • Water parks with slides and activities
  • Scooter or bike hire
  • Go karts
  • Table tennis or volley ball
  • Jumping castles
  • Scheduled games and activities for the kids such as treasure hunts
  • Arts and crafts
  • Organised activities with wildlife
  • Mini golf
  • Sports fields and sporting equipment
  • Boating and fishing

Activities to do with the kids whilst you’re caravanning

Keeping the kids entertained whilst on holiday doesn’t have to be a chore; there are plenty of things to do that don’t cost a thing!

1.Go to the beach. Kids love to play in the sand, splash around, build sandcastles, or cast a line into the sea.

2.Play ball – Kids of all ages will appreciate it if you bring a sports ball on holiday with you. They can easily make friends and play a game.

3.Getting in touch with nature is one thing we can all appreciate. There is much to learn about our native wildlife and flora, and kids will love to explore.

4.Campfire stories – Telling stories never goes out of fashion! With everyone snuggled around the campfire with marshmallows and warm drinks, little ears will love to listen to fun campfire stories about the places you’re visiting.

Family friendly caravan parks around Australia

To get you started, check out these caravan parks in each state which cater for families travelling. These were all voted in the Top 10 Family Holiday Parks for 2016 by Holidays with Kids

Western Australia

Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park in Busselton

BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park in Albany

New South Wales

BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort at Hastings Point

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park at Umina Beach


BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park

Anglesea Beachfront Family Caravan Park


Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park in Palm Beach

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort

South Australia

Port Elliot Holiday Park

Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park

Northern Territory

Darwin FreeSpirit Resort in Holtze

BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park


Captain Cook Holiday Park in Adventure Bay

Port Arthur Holiday Park

Before you go!

Make sure you don’t leave on your trip without Caravan Insurance. Caravan Insurance can help protect your back pocket if something goes wrong with the caravan, if theft occurs from the caravan, or it is damaged or stolen. For more information about Caravan Insurance, contact us at CGU today on 13 24 81.