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Top 10 Family Winter Holiday Destinations  

Category: Inspiration, News, Date: 22 April 2024

It is nearly time to start planning the winter holidays break for the family. With more and more Australian’s looking to travel domestically, it’s extra important this year to plan early and book your winter park vacation. Caravan parks are a great holiday option that is family-friendly, budget-friendly and often pet-friendly too! Offering kid favourites such as swimming pools, playgrounds, bouncing pillows and more, you can’t go wrong with a caravan park winter holiday. 

To help you plan the best winter holiday for the whole family we’ve picked out some of the top holiday destinations for family-fun. Check them out! 

Top 10 Family Winter Holiday Destinations   

  1. Big4 NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef QLD 
  1. Big4 Adventure Whitsundays Resort, The Whitsundays QLD 
  1. BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park NSW 
  1. Swansea Lakeside Holiday Park NSW   
  1. NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park VIC 
  1. Discovery Parks – Echuca VIC 
  1. BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park NT 
  1. Captain Cook Holiday Park TAS 
  1. Discovery Parks – Robe SA 
  1. Discovery Parks – Bunbury Village WA 

BIG4 NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef QLD  

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NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park | Book Now With BIG4

This park, just an hour outside of Cairns doubles as a tropical oasis and a kid-friendly paradise! The park is surrounded by some of Queensland’s best mountain biking tracks, rainforest walking trails and swimming holes, so there is plenty to explore! To keep the kids entertained, NRMA Atherton Tablelands always hosts a wide range of fun activities for kids during the school holidays including arts and crafts, movie nights and more. The park also has a children’s playground, swimming pool, family BBQ area and pet-friendly accommodation!  

For accomodation there’s plenty to choose from, to suit every budget, whether you’re looking for cosy family cabins or villas, powered camping and caravan sites or an unpowered site close to amenities.  

BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays Resort, The Whitsundays QLD 

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BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort – Accommodation in Airlie Beach, QLD

The Adventure Whitsundays Resort really has everything kids could dream of for a family holiday. The park is a holiday destination in itself, never minding the beautiful surrounds of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands! The park’s heated swimming pool is perfect for a winter break and kids can choose from tons of activities including tennis, mini golf, water slides, pedal karts, Kids Craft, outdoor movies,  Animal Park and more. During the school holidays, this BIG4 resort always puts on additional fun activities to keep the kids entertained so the rest of the family can relax and enjoy their stay.  

The park has great accommodation options such as condos, cabins & villas, or powered, unpowered and ensuite sites. Whatever your family holiday budget, you can plan a fantastic holiday at BIG 4 Adventure Whitsundays.  

BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park NSW 

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Right on the beach in Kiama, BIG 4 Easts Beach HP is one of the best family holiday parks in New South Wales. The park offers a pool complex, jumping pillow, playground, kids club and games room, ensuring your kids won’t run out of entertainment. Sunny’s Aquaventure Park at BIG4 Easts Beach boasts 2 waterslides, a giant tipping bucket and an interactive, ocean themed splash pad! The water park is heated so kids can enjoy it right through the winter months. The park also offers fantastic walking and bike riding options as well a wide range of seasonal entertainment from kids discos and family movies, through to an extensive school holiday kids activity program. 

For accommodation, the park has some great options for families including villas, lofts, cabins and powered sites and they are even offering some winter holiday deals already to help you save on your next family adventure.  

Swansea Lakeside Holiday Park NSW 

winter holidays at Swansea Lakeside Holiday Park

Swansea Lakeside Holiday Park – Lake Mac Holiday Parks

Swansea Lakeside is the perfect winter family holiday destination close to Sydney. Situated next to the beautiful Lake Macquarie, the park has plenty of activities and attractions to keep the family entertained. Park facilities include a swimming pool and splash park, ninja park, playground, putt putt golf, basketball court and tennis court. During the school holidays, they offer a wide variety of fun and interactive activities such as discos, arts and crafts, movie nights and more!  

As well as the in-park activities, the area offers tons of family fun with beautiful beaches, the great Lake Macquarie and more. Whatever your budget for a family holiday, you’ll have plenty of choice with Swansea Lakeside’s wide-range of accommodation options. 

NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park VIC  

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Voted one of the best holiday parks in Victoria, BIG4 NRMA Ballarat is a fantastic destination for your next family holiday. The kids will love riding around the park on pedal-bikes, playing in the indoor playground, bouncing on the jumping pillow or chilling out in the games or movie rooms. During the school holidays the park has special outdoors activities, movie nights, discos and more. Only an hour and a half outside of Melbourne, this park is a great place for the whole family to chill out, relax and enjoy some quality time together. 

There is also great accommodation options to choose from including a family cottage, villas and camping sites. There are also pet-friendly sites available, so you don’t have to leave your furry friend behind.  

Discovery Parks – Echuca VIC  

winter holidays at Discovery Parks – Echuca VIC  

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Situated right on the banks of the Murray River and filled with rural charm, Echuca is the perfect spot for a winter family holiday. Discovery Parks Echuca has everything your family needs to have a chilled-out, fun-filled getaway. With a kids games room, mini golf, BMX track, playground, bouncing pillow and even a heated pool with water slides, you will have no trouble keeping the kids entertained at Discovery Parks Echuca.  

The park has great accommodation options for families and budgets of all sizes and parents can enjoy a relaxing walk along the river or a glass of locally produced wine. 

BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park NT

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BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park | Book Direct & Save With BIG4

BIG4 Howard Springs in Darwin is a tropical oasis perfect for a winter family break. This award-winning part is a family favourite in the Northern Territory and with three resort pools, a water park, jumping pillows and more, its no wonder why. The park also offers a kids playground with climbing wall, bike and go-kart hire and tv room. If you’re eager to get out in nature, the park is perfectly located to explore nearby Litchfield National Park, Berry Springs Nature Park and the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. 

The park offers budget and pet-friendly family cabins as well as numerous caravan and camping options too.  

Captain Cook Holiday Park TAS  

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Located in the heart of Adventure Bay Tasmania, Captain Cook Holiday Park is a fantastic winter holiday destination for the whole family. The park is directly opposite a beautiful white sandy beach and sky blue sea, where your family can go wildlife spotting as dolphins and whales migrate through the bay. The park itse4lf boasts a childrens playground, kayak, bike and go-kart hire and two family BBQ areas! In the area, Ashdale Miniature Animal Farm and Inala Jurassic Garden are family favourites.  

Whatever your budget, there are plenty of accommodation options to suit your needs.  

Discovery Parks – Robe SA  

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Just four hours outside Adelaide, Discovery Parks Robe is a popular winter holiday destination for families. There are tons of great activities for the kids to enjoy, a bouncing pillow, games room, go-karts, heated indoor pool and more. During school holidays the park will have additional activities on to entertain including pancake saturdays, treasure hunts and splash dunks. Th rest of the family can enjoy the nearby Naracoorte Caves National Park, walks along the beach or a visit to the famous Coonawarra Wine Region around the corner.  

There is also a wide variety of cabins and camping sites for every budget so you can have an affordable winter getaway.  

Discovery Parks – Bunbury Village WA 

plan a family winter holiday Discovery Parks – Bunbury Village WA 

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If you’re looking for a winter family holiday in Western Australia that is filled with fun activities, close to the beach and affordable on your budget? Check out Discovery Parks – Bunbury Village. Fun-filled park facilities include a children’s playground, bouncing pillow, mini-golf, kids club, games room and go-kart hire. The whole family can chill out by the park swimming pool, BBQ a storm at the camp kitchen or head into Bunbury Village to explore the beaches, museums and more.  

The park has pet-friendly accommodation options too so you can bring your furry friends along for this winter holiday. 

If you’re looking for more trip inspiration, check out our Family page.

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