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    Australia’s Top Holiday Parks for Kids, State by State

    August 10, 2023Tom Lanauze

    3 min read

    If you're looking at taking the family on a vacation in Australia, it can be daunting to find the right park for you. You want to be spending your time and money wisely so you can holiday with no regrets while making memories to treasure for a lifetime.

    We want to help make the decision on where to stay the right one for you and your family so we've teamed up with our friends at Holidays with Kids to bring these quality family-favourite parks to your accommodation shortlist for your next adventure.

    Every year, our mates at Holidays with Kids ask their readers to vote for their favourite holiday parks across the country. The awards are an opportunity to recognise holiday parks in each state that offer something extra special - whether that's impeccable guest services, outstanding facilities, a jam-packed calendar of kids events, an unbeatable holiday location, or in most cases, a combination of all these things.

    What's clear is these parks all go the extra mile to accommodate families, with many investing in a range of facilities that'll leave your kids' eyes bulging. Think waterslides, cinemas, flying foxes, bike tracks, mini golf, kids' club activities, go-karting, petting zoos and arcade games to name just a few. And all this in addition to imaginative accommodation options such as safari tents, pods and onsite vintage caravans.

    We've rounded up these award winning holiday parks and other standouts for each state below, so you know you're picking from the best of the best and those recommended by other families like yours.

    New South Wales

    1. BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park
    2. Kiama North Star Holiday Resort
    3. NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, Umina
    4. NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort

    Big4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, Kiama.jpg Big4 Easts Beach Holiday Park


    1. Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Holiday Park
    2. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
    3. Airlie BeachBIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
    4. Helensvale BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Holiday Park

    Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Holiday Park.jpg


    1. BIG4 Beacon Resort
    2. BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch
    3. NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park
    4. BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park

    Ingenia Holidays Beacon Resort, Queenscliff.jpg Ingenia Holidays Beacon Resort

    South Australia

    1. BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park
    2. BIG4 West Beach Parks
    3. Marion Holiday Park
    4. BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks – Port Elliot

    Marion Holiday Park.jpg BIG4 West Beach Parks Marion Holiday Park

    Western Australia

    1. Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park
    2. Busselton BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park
    3. BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park, Albany
    4. RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

    Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park.jpg Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park

    Northern Territory

    1. BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park
    2. Discovery Parks – Alice Springs
    3. Alice Springs Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
    4. Holtze Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Darwin

    Darwin FreeSpirit Resort.jpg** Darwin Freespirit Resort**


    1. BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park
    2. Captain Cook Holiday Park Adventure Bay
    3. BIG4 Ulverstone Holiday Park
    4. NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park
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