There’s something great about being able to sit by the water and relax when you’re on holiday. Listening to the water lapping or crashing against the shore is as you sip a cold one at a busy day exploring your home away from home. We’re so lucky to have loads to great waterfront parks which you can stay in. Take a look at a few of our faves and start planning where you’re going to stay for your next getaway!
New South Wales
Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort
Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort, located in the fishing village of Yamba in Northern New South Wales, is known for its resort style accommodation and facilities which make it a true destination escape. Located on the banks of the picturesque Clarence River, this stunning resort and caravan park is set on lush, spacious grounds and offers 300m of direct river frontage. Plus a diverse range of quality accommodation options and spectacular facilities to surprise and delight. With five swimming pools, waterslides, a pool bar and café, playgrounds, tennis court, games room, snooker hall and more, plus boats, bikes and pedal karts for hire, there is something for everyone!
DC On the Lake
DC on the Lake is a caravan park and holiday resort located directly on the waterfront of beautiful Lake Mulwala. Featuring contemporary self-contained villas and spacious caravan and camping sites, there are accommodation options to suit everyone. With its own boat ramp in park, it’s easy to enjoy all the water sports, swimming, boating and fishing this picturesque location has to offer. Park facilities include a playground, swimming pool, pedal karts to hire, and a bouncing pillow to keep the kids busy, plus a pier for fishing.
Discovery Parks – Ballina
With a range of accommodation options suitable for all sizes of groups, including pet-friendly cabins and sites, you’ll enjoy every comfort at Discovery Parks – Ballina. With the park located just near the Richmond River and Lighthouse Beach, you'll be spoilt for choice for beautiful water views! The great park facilities will keep the family busy, with a bouncing pillow, swimming pool, onsite playground, mini-golf and an activity room including videogames.
Discovery Parks – Emerald Beach
A holiday filled with family fun and no end of activities awaits at Discovery Parks – Emerald Beach. Not only do you have the beautiful Emerald Beach within walking distance, but there are so many onsite facilities and activities you won’t know where to begin. The park offers a range of accommodation, from huge camp sites with plenty of lush green grass and shady trees, to the immaculately presented modern cabins and villas.
Discovery Parks – Forster
Situated on the Wallamba River, Discovery Parks – Forster is the perfect choice when you’re looking for a place to go where the whole family can relax and have fun. The kids will just love jumping on the bouncing pillow, riding their bikes and scooters around the Pump track, or swimming in the resort-style pool with a rock waterfall. Although there’s more than enough to do onsite, there are also plenty of water activities on the Wallamba River to try, including kayaking, fishing and water skiing. When it comes to accommodation, the sites are generously sized and covered in grass, the cabins are modern, or if you're looking for a bit more luxury, try a Deluxe Riverview Apartment.
Discovery Parks – Pambula Beach
If you’re after a family holiday to remember, then look no further than Discovery Parks – Pambula Beach on New South Wales’s Sapphire Coast. Set a stone’s throw from the beach, the park offers a huge range of cabins, as well as spacious sites for the caravan and tent and plenty of kangaroos visiting each evening. There are so many facilities and activities available onsite for the kids including a bouncing pillow, a playground with trampolines, mini golf, and even a ‘Rage Cage’ to play in. If the weather is warm, there’s an outdoor swimming pool, or if it is a bit cooler, they can still enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool. There’s also a fabulous waterpark which will keep the kids busy for hours.
Dunleith Tourist Park
Dunleith Tourist Park offers an absolute waterfront location where the Pacific Ocean joins Tuggerah Lake on the NSW Central Coast. With a sandy beach on your doorstep and close to local shops, restaurants and all the sights and activities of The Entrance, relax and unwind in this beautiful park. Caravanners and campers will enjoy the roomy powered sites, and cabin accommodation offers a range of fully self-contained options, including waterfront villas with views over the lake.
Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks
Set on the mid-coast of NSW, Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks is located on the banks of tidal estuary close to the coast. This stunning park offers a range of accommodation, including Villas, Cabins, and dog-friendly spacious sites. The great park facilities include a swimming pool, water slide, playground, jump pad and friendly kiosk. Take advantage of the huge camp kitchen, three BBQ areas, and the games and recreation room with large flat-screen TV and sofas.
Ingenia Holidays White Albatross
Ingenia Holidays White Albatross is set on the Nambucca headland where the river meets the Pacific Ocean. This coastal park offers cabins, caravan and camping sites right on the waterfront of the park’s own tidal swimming lagoon. This park boasts a swimming pool, bouncing pillow and playground for the children, campfire and activity room. There’s Wi-Fi and the park is also dog-friendly. The café and kiosk are handy, as is the boat ramp.
Lanis Holiday Island
Lanis Holiday Island is set over two enticing areas and dotted with bright and modern villas and cabins for all sorts of travelling group sizes. There are caravan and tent sites on its additional 25 hectares of natural bushland at Tony’s Point island. Make the most of Wallis Lake, the large swimming pool, private boat ramp, activity room and playground, terrific camp kitchen or one of the free BBQs.
Riverbreeze Holiday Park
Set along the banks of the Moruya River, the Riverbreeze Holiday Park offers a range of villas, cabins, and motel units, as well as powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites. Make the most of this beautiful location and keep yourselves busy with water sports and other local activities, including kayaking along the Moruya River, cycling, skydiving, fishing, and surfing. The great park facilities include a swimming pool and spa, tennis court, undercover BBQs, camp kitchen with TV, boat ramp, a children’s playground, jumping pillow, and recreation room.
Rivergardens Holiday Park
Stretched out along the riverbank of the mighty River Murray in Gol Gol, Rivergardens Holiday Park is an idyllic holiday destination where you can pull up your boat or jet ski to your campsite. The park features a lovely pool, boat ramp, kiosk, jumping pillow, BBQs, camp kitchen, WiFi, and you can even have a camp fire out of fire ban season. Choose from a range of immaculate cabins or caravan sites and enjoy the idyllic river views.
Tiona Holiday Park
Set between Seven Mile Beach and Wallis Lake on the edge of Booti Booti National Park in Forster on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Tiona Holiday Park is beach holiday magic. With its lagoon swimming pool, playground, kiosk and beach tracks to endless beaches, it is the ideal spot to kick back and relax. The park has accommodation to suit all budgets, from beachside and lakeside cabins to powered caravan sites.
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
On Queensland’s Capricorn Coast, Great Keppel Island Hideaway is the perfect place to stay for an affordable Southern Great Barrier Reef holiday. The comfortable cabins lie amongst the island’s sub-tropical gardens, with a number overlooking the beautiful Middle Island. The onsite bistro and bar is fully-licensed for lunch and dinner, with views of the white sand and crystal-clear waters of Keppel Bay. Nearby, enjoy island bushwalking tracks and whale watching in the winter months. There are 17 beautiful beaches to explore. Or stay in, soak up the Queensland sunshine with a cool drink and a good book!
Rollingstone Beachfront Resort
Rollingstone Beach Front Resort in Townsville, Queensland has everything you need for an idyllic tropical holiday from a resort-style swimming pool, palm-fringed beach and beach café-bar. The resort is a kid’s paradise with jumping pillow, bike track, activity room, basketball hoop and playground. The resort has luxurious Ocean View Spa Villas and a range of caravan and camping sites, including beside the barramundi-filled lake or overlooking the ocean, and some dog-friendly areas.
Discovery Parks – Robe
Situated just 4 hours from Adelaide along South Australia’s Limestone Coast, Robe has been a popular holiday destination for generations of families. Discovery Parks – Robe offers stunning seaside views and a range of accommodation to suit all budgets. The fabulous onsite facilities include a huge adventure playground, heated indoor swimming pool, bouncing pillow, games room and pedal karts for hire. Of course, there are also plenty of water-activities to enjoy on the beaches and ocean around Robe itself. Cast in a line to catch the evening meal or try your luck at bagging one of the delicious crayfish for which the area is well known. Or just enjoy a long walk along the sandy shoreline to experience complete peace and relaxation.
Discovery Parks – Streaky Bay
Discovery Parks – Streaky Bay is the perfect place to stay when visiting Streaky Bay, with its beachfront location right in the heart of town. The park offers comfortable accommodation with gorgeous views over the ocean. Caravans and tents are well catered for, with plenty of sites overlooking the beach. If you’re after cabin or apartment-style accommodation, there are plenty of choices from Standard cabins to Deluxe Waterfront Apartments. Park facilities include a playground for the kids, a bouncing pillow and pedal karts available to hire from the park office. If you’re visiting Streaky Bay, you simply must cast in a line and see if you can catch the evening meal. You will find King George Whiting, salmon, flounder and plenty of other species inhabiting the water just waiting for you to hook.
Discovery Parks – Whyalla Foreshore
With its absolute waterfront location, Discovery Parks - Whyalla Foreshore is a top option for your next getaway, whether you’re going with the family, for the fishing or diving, or just to relax. Thanks to its almost year round glorious weather, great fishing and calm, safe waters, Whyalla has always been a popular holiday destination. The park offers a great range of accommodation, with various cabin options, and grassy sites available, some even with unimpeded water frontage so you can step out of your caravan and wiggle your toes in the sand in just moments. The kids will be spoilt for choice, with park facilities including a bouncing pillow, playground and sports facilities, as well as a mini-golf course. You can also hire a kayak or paddleboard from the park office and head out on to the calm waters of the Gulf.
Edithburgh Caravan Park
A trip to the Yorke Peninsula is a classic South Australian getaway. Edithburgh Caravan Park is located right on the beachfront with sweeping views over St Vincent Gulf, direct beach access and a convenient boat ramp. With sandy white beaches, spectacular coastal landscapes and great fishing, there’s plenty to see and do. Catering for caravanners and campers as well as those looking for self-contained beach cabin accommodation, it’s an ideal location for relaxing by the coast.
Moonta Bay Caravan Park
The Moonta Bay Holiday Parked, on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula, offers great accommodation and facilities with direct access to the stunning beach. Just two hours from Adelaide, the Yorke Peninsula is a playground for fishing, surfing, crabbing, boating, walking and relaxing, and Moonta is the ideal place to base yourself as you explore this beautiful region. Soak up the sun, take the kids to the water park next door or tour the fascinating historical sites in the area –Moonta is a memorable holiday destination for the whole family.
Morgan Riverside Caravan Park
Located on the banks of the Mighty Murray, Morgan Riverside Caravan Park has a range of accommodation including cabins and powered and unpowered sites right on the riverfront. Get your feet wet and make use of hire facilities, including canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, knee and wake boards and life jackets. Or simply enjoy the great in park facilities, such as the swimming pool, playground, and mini-golf course, and there’s also a BBQ and camp kitchen, laundry, WiFi, and a large kiosk/store.
Riverbend Caravan Park
Located just five minutes from Renmark on the Sturt Highway, Riverbend Caravan Park offers the opportunity for guests to make the most of the amazing location of the park, as well as use it as a base to explore the fabulous Riverland region. Whether you stay in a cabin on the water’s edge or book a caravan or camping site, the river is your personal playground at Riverbend Caravan Park. Try kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, birdwatching and bike riding, or make the most of the many activities on offer in the park. If you have access to a boat, there’s a boat ramp adjacent to the park for water skiing, wakeboarding and more.
Stansbury Caravan Park
Just a stone's throw from the water, Stansbury Caravan Park overlooking Oyster Bay in Stansbury, is the perfect place for exploring Southern Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. You can look forward to absolute waterfront accommodation, swimming, fishing, water activities, fresh seafood and stunning views of the Gulf. The park offers a range of accommodation, from cabins to more than 100 powered caravan sites. With park facilities including an impressive camp kitchen with electric BBQs, a playground for the kids, and fish cleaning bays, as well as direct beach access with beach shelters and picnic spots, a boat ramp nearby and a great jetty for fishing, Stansbury Caravan Park will tick all of the boxes!
Wallaroo Holiday Park
Set on one of the most popular beaches on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, Wallaroo Holiday Park is a comfortable spot from which to explore the Copper Coast or the Yorke Peninsula. The park offers stunning beachfront units, where you can walk out of your door on to the sand, as well as a huge range of cabins and shady caravan sites. Visitors have access to the huge range of facilities including a large bouncy pillow under a convenient shade, modern playground, well stocked recreation room, and camp kitchen with electric BBQs.
Cape Paterson Holiday Park
Cape Paterson, located just 90 minutes from Melbourne, is the perfect family holiday destination. Cape Paterson Holiday Park offers direct access to the sheltered Cape Paterson Bay, with its kid-friendly man made rockpool. There are a range of accommodation options, from Ocean Villas to caravan and camping sites with beach access. The park has plenty of great features, including camp kitchens, kids activities, and modern amenities.
Cohuna Waterfront Caravan Park
Set on the foreshore of Gunbower Creek, a haven for water sports, fishing, boating and bushwalking, Cohuna Waterfront Holiday Park will tick all of the boxes for an action packed water sports getaway. Offering self-contained cabins and spacious caravan and camping sites as well as an onsite boat ramp, you will have everything you need at your fingertips. The great park facilities will keep you busy, including a bouncing pillow, swimming pool, adventure playground, tennis/basketball and squash courts, and an outdoor cinema.
Discovery Parks – Lake Hume, Victoria
Discovery Parks – Lake Hume, Victoria, near Albury-Wodonga, is the perfect location for a long-weekend getaway or a fun filled family holiday. No matter what kind of accommodation you are after, you’ll find exactly what you need at Discovery Parks – Lake Hume, Victoria. There are a huge number of cabins, as well as plenty of sites on offer, all nestled beneath mature, shady trees. The kids will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. They can get their energy out on the bouncing pillow, trampoline, playground, tennis court or basketball court. There is also the huge, resort-style swimming pool, surrounded by shady palm trees and even boasting a spa. With the park conveniently located on the shores of Lake Hume and near to the Murray River, you can launch the boat and head out for a day of fishing. The lake is also great for swimming and kayaking, with plenty of walks to take in the surrounding area.
Discovery Parks – Mildura
Nestled on the NSW side of the Murray River, 15 minutes out of the busy country town of Mildura, Discovery Parks – Mildura is the perfect location for a relaxed riverside holiday. Whether you want to set up the van or the tent, or you’re after the convenience of cabin accommodation, you’ll find everything you need here. The kids will love the great park facilities, including a bouncing pillow, tennis court and two playgrounds, as well as the swimming pool with attached toddler pool. The park also features a convenient boat ramp from which you can launch the boat and head out for a day cruising on the river or casting in a line.
Lake Boga Caravan Park
Lake Boga Caravan Park in Victoria sits on the lawns at the lake’s edge, with gorgeous water views and an array of water activities to enjoy. Choose from waterfront cabins or bring your caravan or tent. Enjoy activities on the lake such as kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming and fishing. Park facilities include BBQs, camp kitchen, giant jumping pillow and hired pedal karts for the children. An onsite kiosk provides all the holiday treats you’ll want including ice creams and great coffee.
Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park
Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park is set on the banks of the picturesque Goulburn River in Victoria’s original Goldfields country. The whole family can enjoy the fabulous park facilities including the resort-style heated pool and special kid’s wading pool, and there’s a sensational playground and huge jumping pillow. There’s also a games room, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball area and a giant chess set, as well as private boat ramps providing easy access to Nagambie Lake. There's a range of accommodation options including cabins, the bunkhouse which sleeps up to 12 guests, and plenty of powered sites.
Cheynes Beach Caravan Park
Located by the beachfront of a peaceful protected cove, Cheynes Beach Caravan Park is the perfect base for experiencing the stunning natural landscapes, sweeping beaches and lush natural parks of southern Western Australia. When it comes to accommodation, the park offers a wide range of options to suit every holidaymaker from modern and comfortable cabins to a large selection of spacious sites. Park facilities include onsite BBQs and camp kitchens, well-equipped laundries, kiosk and great playgrounds for the kids. There is also a beach launch for casting off on your fishing adventures. Whether you’re spending the day on the beach, swimming, paddling or kayaking in the pristine waters, bird or whale watching, boat or beach fishing, or just enjoying the native flora and fauna, Cheynes Beach Caravan Park is the perfect base to do so.
Denham Seaside Caravan Park
Denham Seaside Caravan Park is located on world heritage listed Shark Bay and is Australia’s most westerly caravan park. With direct water frontage to the sparkling Indian Ocean, it’s a fantastic beach destination which offers fantastic swimming, snorkelling, and fishing and exploration of the famous Shark Bay. For those travelling with a caravan or motorhome, there is a range of campsites which are dog friendly, and for self-contained accommodation, there are 1 or 2 bedroom chalets. The park has fantastic features and facilities to make your beach holiday comfortable, including direct beach access, games room, fish cleaning area and a well-equipped camp kitchen.
Dongara Tourist Park
Discover the seaside charm of twin towns Dongara and Port Denison on your next beach holiday with a stay at Dongara Tourist Park. Offering a range of modern cabins, many with panoramic ocean views, as well as spacious powered and unpowered sites with convenient options featuring double slab for large caravans and fifth wheelers. Park features and facilities include a modern ablution block, fully equipped camp kitchen, Bali-style BBQ area and laundry facilities. With beach frontage, be prepared to indulge in all those beachy activities, including swimming, surfing, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, fantastic fishing, and long beach walks.
Experience Lancelin Holiday Park
The Western Australian coast is known for its aqua waters, rich earthy landscapes and Lancelin, just 90 minutes north of Perth, is one of the coast’s hidden gems. Experience Lancelin Holiday Park is a camper’s paradise - set right by the beach, it offers a great range of caravan and camp sites including grass, concrete and shade protected options. A hotspot for outdoor adventures, you can fill your days with adrenaline-pumping experiences like sandboarding, surfing, quad biking and 4-wheel driving, or simply relax and soak up the leisurely coastal charm. Kids will love the great park facilities such as the giant bouncing pillow, playground and swimming pool.