Coastal caravan parks that will give you nostalgia

Making friends with other families on holiday, playing tennis in the middle of the road with the other kids, and running down to the beach in your swimmers in the morning, trying not to burn your feet on the hot sand, were all common caravan holiday memories for many of us. And the popularity of the caravan park continues to grow.

If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic and want to revisit some coastal caravan parks, then these parks from Discovery Holiday Parks are less than $100 and won’t break the bank. Get ready to feel nostalgic as you go through some of these popular destinations around the country.

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1. Byron Bay

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Just a couple of blocks from the water, you’ll be getting caravan park holiday flashbacks when you stay at Discovery Parks, Byron Bay. Not only could you walk to the most easterly tip of Australia, the Cape Byron Lighthouse, but if the grand kids are coming with you, then there are plenty of facilities for them, too, including the brand new Byron’s Barrel Waterpark.

2. Hervey Bay

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If you loved the days spent on holiday with everyone, including the family pet, then the Hervey Bay Discovery Parks location might be just right for you. Just minutes away from the departure point to the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the park is dog-friendly but there are also barbecue facilities, a boat ramp and a pool to keep you entertained.

3. Adelaide Beachfront

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Imagine sitting on your front verandah at the Adelaide Beachfront at the Discovery Parks caravan park. The beach is literally on your doorstep, so get ready to take a dip in the sea or perhaps build a couple of sand castles, just for old times’ sake. When you’re done lazying around in the sun, you could make a day trip out to the Adelaide Zoo, or the historic German town of Hahndorf in the Adelaide hills.

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4. Hobart


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The great thing about Hobart is you can be in the heart of the city and still enjoy the charms of the coast. You’ll be located just a quick 10-minute drive away from Mount Wellington and the centre of Hobart, meaning it’s the perfect location if you want to explore the region. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous then the Tahune Forest Air Walk is sure to excite.

5. Warrnambool


The Great Ocean Road has been a popular holiday destination for generations, and if you want rekindle that sense of wonder you had when visiting the area growing up, the a visit to the local Discovery Parks, Warrnambool will give you the warm and fuzzies. While you’re here you can meet the Maremma dogs, known for guarding the penguins of Middle Island and made famous in the Australian film, Oddball. There are also numerous lookout points and coastal walks to take your pick from.

6. Coogee Beach

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Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Rottnest Island, Penguin Island and the only shark-netted beach in Western Australia, Coogee Beach is a holiday-markers heaven. And when you’re done with the beach and the sun, you can always drive to Perth and Freemantle which are just a 30- and 11-minute drive away.

These are just a few of the 60 Discovery Parks around the country. Click here for a full list of caravan parks throughout Australia.

What other caravan parks around Australia do you love to visit? Let us know your favourites in the comments section below.

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