Australia's Favourite Holiday Parks 2014 - The categories and the winners

Earlier this year Turu.com.au began the search to find Australia’s Favourite Holiday Parks. This year we were not only looking for the most popular park from across the country, we were also looking to showcase the holiday parks that cater for different types of holiday experiences through category voting. Perhaps the holiday park is perfect for bringing along your pets, or maybe it is the holiday park of choice for a weekend getaway, whatever it is, we wanted to find the best of the best as voted by our consumers.

Discover Australia's Favourite Holiday Parks 2014 by state here, check out our interactive map and see all the categories winners below...

Best Park JPG

Favourite holiday park in Australia

Winner: Great Ocean Road Tourist Park

Description: The holiday park which is voted Australia’s favourite holiday park by consumers.

Park attributes: Parks nominated in this category were based on their popularity on Australia’s most comprehensive holiday park booking site, turu.com.au.

Media partner: Woman’s Day

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Pool

Best holiday park for a weekend away

Winner: Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park

Description: Holiday parks suitable for a one - two night stay or short break.

Park attributes: Parks nominated in this category are perfect for a short break of one or two nights to help the holidaymaker relax and recharge for the week ahead. Parks in this category provide the perfect antidote to or escape from a hectic life with proximity to major towns, luxury cabins and/or a relaxing ambience.

Media partner: Australian Geographic

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Girls

Best holiday park for taking your pets on holiday

Winner: BIG4 Forster - Tuncurry Great Lakes Holiday Park

Description: Holiday parks which provide a great pet-friendly experience

Park attributes: Parks nominated in this category are perfect for holidaymakers seeking to bring their pets on holiday. Parks in this category may or may not provide pet specific facilities but at a minimum accept pets on the premises.

Media partner: Take5

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Family

Best holiday park for the family holiday

Winner: Gold Coast Holiday Park & Motel

Description: Holiday parks which are ideal for accommodating and entertaining families with family activities within or in close proximity to the park.

Park attributes: Parks nominated in this category are perfect for families. Parks in this category may or may not provide child-oriented facilities such as playgrounds, separate children's bathroom or activities for the kids but at a minimum provide an atmosphere where children are welcome.

Media partner: Mother & Baby

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Boat

Best boat-friendly holiday park

Winner: BIG4 Forster - Tuncurry Great Lakes Holiday Park

Description: Holiday parks which are suitable for holidaymakers with a boat

Park attributes: Parks nominated in this category are perfect for those on holiday with a boat in tow. Parks in this category may or may not provide boat specific facilities such as boat ramps, onsite boat storage and/or local fishing spots but at a minimum are able to cope with the requirements of those travelling with a boat.

Media partner: Trade-a-Boat

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Adventure

Best holiday park for an outback adventure

Winner: BIG4 Casino Resort

Description: Holiday parks whose location serves as a great base for exploring the Outback.

Park attributes: Parks nominated in this category are perfect for those looking to explore Outback Australia. Parks in this category are based in or are in close proximity to outback or wilderness areas of Australia.

Media partner: 4x4 Australia

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Apostles

Best holiday park for a beach holiday

Winner: Great Ocean Road Tourist Park

Description: Holiday parks whose location serves as a great base for a beach-oriented holiday.

Park attributes: Parks nominated in this category are perfect for holidaymakers looking to relax and unwind near the beach. Parks in this category may or may not provide direct access to beaches from their premises but at a minimum are based in close proximity to the coast.

Media partner: Australia Geographic Outdoor

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Camping

Best campsite

Winner: South West Rocks Tourist Park

Description: The best holiday park with the features and/or location to make an unforgettable camping experience.

Park attributes: Camping grounds nominated in this category provide holiday makers with the chance to pitch a tent within the holiday park. Campgrounds in this category may or may not offer powered camp sites, may or may not provide the tents for the travellers & may or may not provide specific camping facilities such as a campers' kitchen..

Media partner: CamperTrailer Australia

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Holiday Park

Best caravan park

Winner: Great Ocean Road Tourist Park

Description: A park which welcomes travellers in caravans and provides the best service, facilities and location for a caravan holiday experience.

Park attributes: Caravan parks nominated in this category provide for holiday makers with their caravans in tow. Caravan parks in this category may or may not offer powered sites, may or may not provide sites for larger recreational vehicles/motorhomes & may or may not provide specific caravan oriented facilities such as a dump station.

Media partner: Caravan World

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Gramping

Best holiday park for gramping

Winner: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Description: Holiday parks which can cater for families holidaying with multiple generations (including the grandparents).

Park attributes: Holiday parks nominated in this category provide a great atmosphere for three (or more) generations of the family to come together and spend quality time in the great outdoors. Gramping is about the family experience so parks within this category should be able to accommodate multiple families within their cabins or provide multiple sites within close proximity to each other.

Media partner: YOURS!

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Glamping2

Best holiday park for glamping

Winner: BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park

Description: Holiday parks for those looking for a glamorous or luxurious camping experience

Park attributes: Holiday parks nominated in this category provide a luxurious camping experience for the holidaymaker or can cater for the girls pamper weekend away. Holiday parks in this category may or may not provide camping luxuries such as purpose-built safari tents, tree houses or eco tents but will at a minimum provide holidaymakers with a luxurious take on the camping experience or provide easy access to pampering activities (such as day spas).

Media partner: OK!

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