Getting the kids into the great outdoors can take time and effort. But the discovering, learning, and bonding that can happen on a camping trip while they experience nature, learn life skills, and create lasting memories are epic. However your family likes to camp, we have compiled a list of our favorite places to take the kids just in time for that school holiday road trip.
Taunton Farm Holiday Park – Western Australia
Situated on a working beef and sheep farm about 3 hours from Perth, this holiday park makes the perfect place to explore the Margaret River. Or keep it simple and stay onsite for daily animal feeding, a jumping pillow, go-karts, and a playground.
Our tip – pack everything in labelled tubs at home before you load the car. Some clear plastic tubs from Bunnings, Ikea, or Kmart stacked into the back of a ute with our sliding tray make getting your gear in and out a breeze.
Teewah Beach Camping – Queenland
Queensland beach camping at its best. Set up camp and watch the sunrise over the ocean in one of the seven camping zones. You will need a 4WD to access the beach camping zone, and you will need to bring in a portable toilet.
Our tip – It’s a beach with sand and no showers; we recommend bringing baby wipes to keep grumpy hands and faces clean, and baby powder is perfect for getting sand off little feet. Our MaxPro Floor Liners are available as individual rows or complete sets, protect your floor from sand, and can be hosed off when you get home.
Tidal River Campground – Victoria
It is one of Australia’s favourite camping spots, and you must book if you want to head there during the school holidays. However, it is one of the most accessible places to camp with kids, with contemporary amenity blocks, a general store, and even a laundry.
Our tip – Bring some toys to keep your little mates amused; a bucket and spade, trucks or cars, and animal figurines can amuse kids for ages when they have space to play in. Our MaxBox storage boxes give you a convenient and lockable space in your ute tub for storing the toys, no matter how muddy, grubby, or wet they may get.
Black Rocks, Bundjalung National Park – New South Wales
For off-the-grid camp lovers that still want little comforts, this site is near 10 Mile Beach and next to Jerusalem Creek is perfect for families and features toilets, BBQs, shelters, picnic tables, and campfire pits. Walk to the beach, paddle in the creek, or spot the wildlife in the local area.
Our tip -Pre-prepping meals and having snacks you know your kids will eat will make everyone’s life easier and avoid “hangry” people. A canopy with a travel fridge, fridge slide, roll-out kitchen, and drawer setup will make meal times a breeze.
Moana Beach Tourist Park – South Australia
Some say that tourist parks are cheating; we say try taking a teenager away for a week without wifi. Staying at this tourist park will give you the best of both worlds; heaps to do at the park, which also has direct beach access and free wifi that allows that grumpy teenager (or adult) to stay up to date with TikTok.
Our tip – One of the best things to do in the local area is to cycle along the Coast Park Trail. From the park, you can go north towards Port Noarlunga or Willunga in the south. Our ABS & Alloy hard lids make the perfect travel companion for carrying your bikes. Carry your bikes on top and keep your gear covered up.