Australia’s 7 Best Family Campsites


The latest ‘fashion’ is to wander for a few months with no plan.

It’s not only digital nomads and hostel-crowd travelers. More families are unplugging and getting back to nature to develop pride and care in their children for the land.

These seven parks and vacation destinations provide the entire family camping experience in Australia.


  • Airlie Beach, Qld’s Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Airlie Beach’s adventure park is located near the Whitsunday Islands. The park’s pools and slides will keep your family busy for hours. Sunscreen and wetsuits are musts.

After splashing and water-works, travel to the 3.5-acre animal park. It has lovely flora and wildlife, babbling creeks, and sites for caravans, campervans from Australian Backpackers, and open-concept cottages.


  • Cradle Mountain, Tasmania Cradle Point

This mountainous location on Cradle Mountain Lake is more natural than a typical vacation park.

Trekkers visit Discovery Parks Cradle Mountain for the natural splendor and the Wildness Gallery and Night Spotlight Tour. You may also join guided and unguided tours, canoe adventures, horseback excursions, and helicopter flights to see the park from a unique perspective. Pack your hiking shoes and lots of supplies on the 161,000-hectare Overland Track.


  • Wa’s Mandalay Holiday Resort

Busselton’s Geographe Bay has white sand beaches. Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park have swimming, fishing, and crabbing. The nearest winery is 10 minutes away in the Margaret River Wine Region.

Mandalay offers water slides, heated indoor pools, and a jumping pillow for kids. Adults will love Busselton’s jetty and bay vistas, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, and Ngilgi Caves. The Holiday resort has two-story spa villas, chalets, and cottages. Or, park your campervan and set up folding seats for the outside.


  • Wa’s Taunton Farm Holiday Park

Taunton Farm Holiday Park offers WA’s Cape-to-Cape adventure. Taunton Farm Holiday Park offers pleasant, roomy family accommodations. The park has animal feedings, jumping pillows, and go-kart circuits. Families may also enjoy Taunton Farm’s outdoor summer movie screenings. Pack a picnic, meet other campers, and watch a movie.

Taunton Farm Holiday Park is a great site to camp and experience Margaret River’s caves, vineyards, and woodlands. Modern farm cottages are available for overnight stays. Large to medium campsites are available for camper van rentals.


  • Palm Beach’s Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

The Gold Coast’s Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park features views of the eponymous estuary. Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park provides you access to Tallebudgera Beach and Burleigh Head National Park.

The park has swimming, boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, canoeing, go-karts, and a playground. Counsel? Plan to stay a few days.


  • Adelaide Shores Caravan Park, Sa

Big4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park is a must-see if you’re touring Australia by campervan. Voted the greatest vacation park in South Australia, Big4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park is regularly full.

No detail is overlooked. Outdoor pools with seating, a skate park, a games room, a mini-golf, and a go-karting track will keep kids busy while you relax on the beach.


  • Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park, Sa

Families wanting to discover the Fleurieu Peninsula could stay at NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park. This vacation resort has plenty of camping spots, a waterpark, a pump track, heated pools, and a TV/games area. Sign up for a tour at the Victor Harbor Visitor Centre with the kids and a camera.

The top family camping experiences in Australia combine amusement parks, resorts, and natural camping. These seven are among our favorites but don’t feel confined. Use these as ideas to create your itinerary and visit as much of this lovely area as possible – with plenty of fun.


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