Australia is a holidaymakers dream destination, made up of stretches of coast, kilometres of red desert and lush acreages of bushland. Your favourite holiday destination depends on the sort of traveller you are: beach walk, or bushwalk? Outback dreaming, or city slicking? Family fun or couple's retreat?
A network of holiday parks connects these varied backdrops, with different features to suit every brand of camper. With literally thousands of different spots available, we wanted to find Australia's favourite holiday park. And we needed your help!
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Voting for Australia's Favourite holiday park has now closed.
Congratulations to all the nominees in this category: Best holiday park in Australia.
Australia's best holiday park is... 1. Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park says... “Whether you’re a family wanting plenty of activities for the kids, or caravanners wanting excellent facilities, Great Ocean Road Tourist Park is the perfect base for your south-west Victorian coastal adventure.
Located in the picturesque town of Peterborough, the Park boasts modern services including free Wi-Fi, and has plenty for the kids – a jumping pillow, playground, basketball court, and TV and games rooms. Free barbecues and disabled access amenities make park visitors feel right at home."
BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park Kiama says: "BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park is the ideal spot for a getaway. Whether you just want to relax and enjoy what the park has to offer or set off on an adventure to explore the wonderful attractions of the South Coast, BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park is the perfect choice.
We have a range of facilities available for your family including a 25m pool, heated spa, tennis courts, two playgrounds, a large jumping pillow, Wi-Fi, Café and Minimart, camp kitchen and BBQ’s. We offer entertainment such as free movies and activities for the kids during school holidays."
Amity Point North Stradbroke Island says: "Fronting the calm waters of Moreton Bay, this large flat campground is family friendly, and offers spectacular sunsets over Moreton Bay. Local dolphins visit each day, and pelicans and koalas are seen in and around the campground. Amity Point township offers a seaside village atmosphere with cafes, restaurant and local stores."
Byron Bay Tourist Village says: "Set among picturesque tropical gardens and lakes, just 2km from the town centre, the Byron Bay Tourist Village is a family friendly caravan park offering self-contained cabins, ensuite van sites, and an array or powered/unpowered camping sites. Unpowered camping spots are shaded.
With its relaxed holiday atmosphere, modern facilities and stunning natural scenery, Byron Bay Tourist Village is an idyllic accommodation escape from the world. Laze by the pool, enjoy the full size tennis court, or take a short walk to the nearby beaches."
Sapphire Beach Holiday Park says: "Sapphire Beach Holiday Park is the ideal location for all ages with a range of activities. Just 6 km north of Coffs Harbour's Big Banana, yet it is quiet, shady and protected with lush sub-tropical grounds and its own billabong - plus lots of native birds. Dogs welcome. Sapphire Beach is located only 9 minutes from the shops, clubs, restaurants & attractions of Coffs Harbour. And, just a short drive from Coffs Harbour hinterland's historic townships & National Parks."