Best Caravan Parks In Tasmania
Tasmania is the perfect place for a pure and wholesome family holiday. With abundant national parks and green spaces, it’s not hard to find a secluded holiday park to pitch your tent or relax in a cabin. The best Tasmania Holiday Parks have the best amenities for families on this lush little island. Tasmania is perfect for road trips so you can make a holiday of visiting each of these parks around the state. Or base yourself at the best holiday park in Tasmania and visit a new destination each day.
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Our readers have voted for the top caravan parks in Tasmania in the Caravan & Camping with Kids Best Holiday Parks Awards. These parks are in fantastic locations for you to see national parks, meet wildlife, go fishing and hiking or relax in a beachside location.
BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park
In the heart of Launceston, BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park is just moments away from markets, wineries and parks. In Launceston, you can head out to explore Tasmania Zoo, hike Cataract Gorge, or discover the automobile museum. There is even a gourmet food and gift store on site so you can sample local produce. The 6.5-hectare park is also a great base for day trips to other parts of Tasmania. Choose from a variety of accommodations, from modern, self-contained villas or powered sites. This urban retreat boasts modern facilities, including Wi-Fi, a camp kitchen, barbecues, and a guest laundry.
Captain Cook Holiday Park
ADVENTURE BAY, BRUNY ISLAND
Located in the heart of Adventure Bay on Bruny Island, Captain Cook Holiday Park is a nature lover’s dream. It’s not uncommon to see pods of dolphins and migrating whales during your stay on the island.
Stay in a beachside villa for gorgeous views of the bay, or relax in a family cabin that sleeps up to seven. Explore the nearby South Bruny National Park with its scenic walking tracks. The kids will love the Ashdale miniature animal farm and if you’re chasing a different perspective, take to the skies with a scenic flight.
The holiday park is also home to an abundance of wildlife including white wallabies and birds which kids can seek out on hired bikes and go-Karts.
BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park
ST HELENS, EAST COAST
It’s the convenient beachside location that makes BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park one of the best Tasmanian holiday parks. It’s the perfect place to base yourselves to explore the Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay, St Columba Waterfalls, Scamander, and Wineglass Bay. There’s fun for the whole family with a games room, jumping pillow, swings, slide, grassy play area, and table tennis facilities. Your kids will love the plethora of school holiday activities including pancake mornings, face painting, and kids’ club. In the evening, make the most of their wood-fired pizza oven and settle in for movie night.
Units and villas sleep up to six people, and studio units sleep two. For a unique stay, try the luxe glamping tents with outdoor bathtubs and private firepits.
NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park
Surrounded by stunning bushland and just meters from the waters of Stewarts Bay, NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park feels like a secluded retreat. You might be greeted by the friendly wildlife right at your door. Stay in cabins and safari tents or enjoy spacious caravans and campsites. With firepits right at your campsite, you can roast marshmallows, stargaze or share spooky tales.
The famous Port Arthur Historic Site is within walking distance. There are also Tasman Island cruises, lavender farms, the Three Capes walking track, and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo nearby.
Your family will love the woodfire pizza oven and the pump track for bike and scooter riding. There are also heaps of fun activities for the kids. They can get involved with crafts, ice cream making, pizza nights, and performances from local children’s bands.
BIG4 Ulverstone Holiday Park
ULVERSTONE, NORTH TASMANIA
Located in a quirky coastal town with family-friendly beaches and rolling hills, BIG4 Ulverstone Holiday Park is the perfect base for families wanting to explore Tasmania’s North West.
The giant inflatable jumping pillow is a crowd pleaser as is the colorful, fenced toddler playground, skate park, and kids playground. Parents will love the patrolled beach for peace of mind when the little ones are playing in the water.
Your beloved doggo doesn’t have to stay at home either, the Family Budget Cabin and the caravan and camping sites are the best for pets.
With so much to do nearby, you’ll never be bored. From Gunns Plains Caves tours to traversing up to Leven Canyon, there are action-paced or lazy days available all in your backyard. From the park, there are also tracks to nearby coffee shops, pedal buggy hire, and the summertime family favorite, Ulverstone Waterslide.
LEFT OF FIELD CARAVAN PARK
2440 Gordon River Road National Park
As its name suggests, the Left of Field Caravan Park isn’t your typical caravan destination. If you’re craving an escape into nature, this is the place to go. Unwind beside a river and underneath the shade of eucalyptus trees, wander the forest paths all day and at sunset relax in the outdoor claw-foot bath. The park itself does not fit the usual holiday park structure, instead, it has plenty of space between vans and a friendly owner who is out on site engaging with guests.
DISCOVERY HOLIDAY PARKS CRADLE MOUNTAIN
Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain
An expedition to Cradle Mountain in Lake St Clair National Park is a must, but you don’t have to rough it. Stay at Discovery Holiday Parks Cradle Mountain, located at the base of the mountain. All powered camper sites have access to a barbeque area, laundry, and kitchens. The park is just minutes from hiking trails – of all difficulties – and exciting outdoor activities. Keep your eye out for the local currawongs and wallabies; they have a habit of knocking on people’s doors.
BAY OF FIRES CONSERVATION PARK
With its light turquoise waters and burnt-orange rocks, the Bay of Fires is regarded as one of the most picturesque places in Australia – and fortunately, you can camp there… for free. In the southern section of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area, there are six free camping areas, each overlooking the beach. Facilities are pretty basic – pit toilets and you’ll need to provide your own drinking water and firewood. You can even bring your dog along.
NRMA PORT ARTHUR HOLIDAY PARK
Garden Point, Port Arthur
Just a stone’s throw from the Port Arthur Historic Site, this holiday park is the perfect base for exploring Hobart and beyond. Travelers will find NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park has spacious cabins, and powered sites for campers and motorhomes, with direct access to fresh water, sullage, and fireplaces. Once you’ve toured the historic sites, discover the nearby wildlife experiences, conservation parks, and world-class Tasman Island cruises.
BIG4 ST HELENS HOLIDAY PARK
2 Penelope Street, St Helens
If you plan on traveling through Tasmania’s stunning east coast, Big4 St Helens Holiday Park is a great place to set up camp. As the largest town on the coast, St Helens has access to prime beaches, restaurants, and plenty of family-friendly activities. The holiday park offers amenities including a camper’s kitchen, barbeque area, games room for the kids, playground, and a giant jumping pillow. Best of all, the holiday park is just a short drive to the Bay of Fires, home to one of the best beaches in the world, and even more camping spots.
STANLEY CABIN AND TOURIST PARK
23A Wharf Rd, Stanley
Not far from the famous ‘Nut’ (an old extinct volcano), is Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park, an ideal position for the ultimate relaxed family holiday. Choose from cabins or park your tent or motorhome in one of provided powered sites. Amenities include free electric barbeques and a camper’s kitchen. When you arrive, request one of the waterfront sites – you’ll hear the waves lapping just outside your door as you drift off to sleep.
HUON VALLEY CARAVAN PARK
177 Wilmot Rd, Huonville
For a farm stay with the family, don’t go past the picturesque Huon Valley Caravan Park. Farm activities and Tasmanian Devil feeding take place daily; there are apple orchids to explore; fresh fruit and veggies to pick, and open campfires each night. Get comfortable at the powered and unpowered sites, suitable for cars, caravans, and motorhomes. As for the adults, pull into Willie Smith’s Apple Shed and grab yourself a cider-tasting paddle.