Calm beaches, seafood restaurants, plentiful wildlife, national parks, wine regions and urban beachfront retreats – holiday parks in South Australia have something for all types of families. The best SA caravan and holiday parks offer splash waterparks with waterslides, beachfront or lakeside locations and jumping pillows to entertain the kids. These parks were voted the best holiday parks in South Australia by our readers. They are located in Adelaide, The Fleurieu Peninsula, The Riverland and on the Murray River.
South Australia’s Best Holiday Parks for Families
1BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park
RENMARK, MURRAY RIVER
There is a multitude of reasons BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park is the best holiday park in South Australia for families. One is its one-kilometre Murray River frontage, which is perfect for swimming, paddleboarding, fishing and waterskiing. You can hire canoes, paddle boards and fishing equipment at the park. Another is its water park with four slides, fountains and giant tipping bucket. For the active, there’s a gym, basketball and tennis court, pump track (with hire bikes on-site), adventure playground, jumping pillow, and games room. The park also has a sensory room for those with sensory needs, especially children with autism.
Come sundown, stake your spot at the outdoor movie theatre and then retire to your abode. The SA holiday park has everything from three-bedroom riverfront villas, with a large living area and balcony, to ensuite tent sites. Bring your boat to make the most of the riverfront location.
2BIG4 West Beach Parks
WEST BEACH, ADELAIDE
Beachfront BIG4 West Beach Parks is home to SPLASHZONE, a zero-depth water play area with sprinklers, fountains and a dumping bucket. There’s also a heated pool with two slides (one wide enough for two to slide down), a jumping pillow, multiple playgrounds, golf, go-karts, a tennis court, games room and a sensory room. Grab a bite to eat at the onsite cafe or cook up a feast at one of the two shared kitchens and eat around the fire pits. Then catch a flick at the outdoor movie amphitheatre. Adelaide Central Market and Rundle Mall are right on your doorstep and Henley Beach and Glenelg Beach are just minutes away. There are a range of accommodations such as ensuite sites, eco tents, beach houses, spacious self-catering cabins and powered sites.
3Marion Holiday Park
BEDFORD PARK, ADELAIDE
Marion Holiday Park is one of the best holiday parks in South Australia because of its indoor and outdoor pools, two-storey waterpark with twisting slides and world-class facilities. It also has a café onsite serving coffee and feeding hungry mouths for breakfast and lunch. The outdoor 45-metre lagoon pool has a poolside bar and beer garden. This means parents can enjoy a craft beer while the waterslides, jumping pillow, games room and adventure park keep the kids entertained. The park is just 12 kilometres from Adelaide city. After a day in the city bring, the family together with a movie at the outdoor cinema or a match on the indoor tennis court. With powered sites, cabins and apartments that can house up to eight people, the whole family can stay and play without feeling on top of each other.
4BIG4 Barossa Tourist Park
NURIOOTPA, BAROSSA VALLEY
Memorable trips to the Barossa Valley aren’t just for vino-loving adults. Especially with BIG4 Barossa Tourist Park’s heated swimming pool, games room and basketball court. Its lush green ovals are every kid’s dream, with plenty of room to kick a ball around and play with friends.
5BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks – Port Elliot
PORT ELLIOT, FLEURIEU PENINSULA
For beachfront adventures and loads of surfing and swimming, BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park – Port Elliott is the SA holiday park for you. Once you’ve satisfied your salty desires, head back to the holiday park to play on the basketball court, kids’ playground and jumping pillow. There’s a range of accommodation, including beach view cabins so you can wake up to the surf. There are also dog-friendly options available outside of Easter and Christmas/New Year periods. So it’s sure to be a hit with all members of the family.
During your stay, go on a Waitpinga Farm quad bike tour. It’ll take you across 400 acres of farming country with epic ocean views. Or, give axe throwing a whirl at Chop It Axe Throwing Alley. Granite Island offers a fabulous day out, perfect for bush walks, whale watching, fishing and hanging out with little penguins. Urimbirra Wildlife Park, Monarto Safari Park and Goolwa Animal Farm offer lots of animal and nature play.
6Discovery Parks Lake Bonney
Discovery Parks Lake Bonney is terrific for water sports lovers. The park is right on the edge of Barmera’s Lake Bonney. Fill your days with windsurfing, swimming, kayaking, fishing, jet skiing and boating. If you prefer to stay dry, there are more than 17 national parks in the region to explore. And the kids will love the waterpark, playground and pump track. Pets are welcome on all sites and in selected cabins. The park has powered and unpowered sites, economy cabins and superior two-bedroom units.
7Blue Lake Holiday Park
Blue Lake Holiday Park is bursting with activities while also delivering a leisurely holiday experience. The new indoor heated swimming pool invites kids and adults alike for a swim in its warm water. It has two slides and a shallow area. The adventure playground is a must-do for little thrill seekers, with four slides, climbing frames and a large sandpit. Blue Lake Holiday Park also boasts a games room, a golf course, tennis courts and a jumping pillow – keeping the whole family stimulated.
8NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park
VICTOR HARBOR, FLEURIEU PENINSULA
NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park is on the coast of the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, an hour’s drive from Adelaide. The South Australian park has plenty to keep the kids entertained, including a splash park and waterslide, pump track, jumping pillow, games arcade and heated pool. There are also bikes for hire – making exploring Victor Harbor a cruisey experience. Victor Harbor is bursting with things to do from hiking trails, walking and cycle tracks to wildlife attractions like the Urimbirra Wildlife Experience and tours and charters. You could spot dolphins, whales and seals on a cruise from Granite Island Causeway to Seal Rock, Shark Alley or Petrel Cove. Expect all the usual holiday park facilities with the bonus of Waterview Villas and cabins and camping sites that are pet friendly all year round.
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