Wake up to a view at these 6 Scenic Country Holiday Parks
Escape to these country NSW Holiday Parks, where vast open spaces, rolling rivers, glass-like lakes and towering gums make for idyllic settings to unwind, exhale and soak in unforgettable views.
Wake here to the picture-book scene of a mist-covered lake fringed by low-lying mountains. Lake Hume is the ultimate playground — opt for some humble boating, feel the thrill of water-skiing or wakeboarding or engage a gentler speed on a kayak or stand-up paddleboarding.
Avid anglers will be beckoned to try their luck catching Murray cod or rainbow trout, while the park’s swimming pool, playground, jumping pillow and tennis court can entertain the rest; four-legged friends are also welcome at this pet-friendly park. While seclusion thrives, the flurry of Albury Wodonga is just 40 minutes away and boasts a thriving dining and arts scenes.
Sitting on a bend on the legendary Murray River, this welcoming park heroes the unrivalled Australian landscape: khaki-hued waters and sandy banks lined with mighty river red gums under an immense country sky.
The park’s landscape (all 25 acres of it) reflects that of a 19th-century pioneer town, complete with an original 1850s homestead. It boasts two jumping pillows, a playground, giant chess, swimming pool, kiosk, a boat ramp and houseboat marina. A cruise on a historic Echuca Paddlesteamer or exploring the charming 19th-century Port of Echuca are must-dos.
Those seeking a taste of authentic rural life should make the trip to this bushland-hugged, riverfront Deniliquin park. If time is on your side, time your visit with the town’s famous Deni Ute Muster, a two-day festival of country and rock music, wood chopping, rock climbing, helicopter rides and, of course, a grand display of the best utes from around the country. Muster aside, devise adventure in mountain biking, river water sports, golfing or relax by the river and enjoy the birdlife; the region is home to some 100 bird species.
Kangaroos and emus roam the 900 hectares of bushland you’ll call home when sinking into country living at Copeton Dam. At three times the size of Sydney Harbour, it’s prime for fishing and water sports. Kids will find joy on the jumping pillow or water park, others can explore the undulating surrounds on the mountain bike trails, and nearby Inverell – known as the Sapphire City after the precious gems found there – offers an opportunity to fossick for your own piece of gold.
Pick up supplies from the onsite kiosk and shop, then end your days with the delight of a crackling campfire as the sky darkens over a sleepy lake.
Few holiday parks can claim their swimming pool is filled with therapeutic, thermal waters. This Moree park can, deservedly so, thanks to the deep springs of the Great Artesian Basin. Between thermal dips, spend time on the winding Mehi River, swapping tales with fellow travellers around the firepit or while cooking up a feast in the outback-style camp kitchen, and wandering the heritage streets of Moree.
Take a guided tour of the town’s Art Deco architecture and visit Bank Art Museum Moree — housed in a 1911 bank building, it has one of the largest displays of contemporary Aboriginal art in regional NSW.
This sprawling park combines family fun with romantic riverside serenity on the meandering Murray River. It boasts a swimming pool, playground, movie and games rooms, a boat ramp for river adventures and a private beach for languid days spent under the shade of river red gums. Invest in the region’s rich history as the largest inland port, where century-old buildings and paddle steamers have been lovingly restored and gastronomic trails showcasing local produce.
Prefer to explore on wheels? Hire an e-bike from Green Pedal to cycle river tracks and flit between Moama and Echuca.