The holiday parks where you can get from bed to beach in 60 seconds

Ever wanted to fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves, or check the morning surf conditions in your pyjamas? NSW has no shortage of waterfront holiday parks, but here are six where the water is literally at your front door (or tent flap).

NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

Everyone is a morning person at Murramarang, where you can toddle out of bed from your waterfront villa and join kangaroos bounding along the beach at sunrise. The park, 15 minutes north-west of Batemans Bay, is nestled behind Mill Beach, overlooking the shimmering curve of Wobbegong Bay. Next door is Murramarang National Park, where you’ll find walking trails, secluded beaches and an abundance of wildlife. As for the resort, the park has just undergone a million-dollar makeover and features an inviting lagoon pool and on-site restaurant.


Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach

Enjoy waterfront views from your eyrie overlooking one of Jervis Bay’s best beaches at Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach. Not only will you be able to pad from your deck straight across the foreshore, but the park also rents stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and bicycles should you wish to take your beach break to the next level. Stretch your legs on the scenic Round the Bay Walk, check out the region’s Insta-famous beaches, join a dolphin-watching cruise and find a secluded patch of sand all to yourself in Booderee National Park.


Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks

Ocean views and a luxury snooze is what you get at Reflections at Seal Rocks on the mid-North Coast. The holiday park overlooks aptly named Number One beach and serves up stylish beachfront villas with al fresco kitchen/dining decks facing the water. You can sizzle a snag in your boardies while you watch whales cruise past (in season). Glampers are well catered for with a selection of schmick beach ‘tents’. Don’t miss Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, nearby.


Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Kingscliff Beach

Hold onto your sunhat, caravanners can enjoy absolute beach frontage on the Tweed, too. This Kingscliff Beach park has 12 campsites directly opposite the beach. Don’t have a house on wheels? No problem, there are beachfront cabins as well. If the beach isn’t a strong enough drawcard, the region also has World Heritage-listed rainforest, waterways and an extinct volcano to explore.


Tiona Holiday Park

What’s better than water frontage? Two water frontages. That’s what you’ll find at Tiona, a forest-fringed park on a slender peninsula of the Barrington Coast, with ocean on one side and the Great Lakes on the other. Choose your own adventure – a campsite 10 metres from the water on Wallis Lake, a beach villa by Seven Mile Beach, or a treehouse glamping tent suspended three metres above the forest floor. Swim, surf, paddle, fish and explore Booti Booti National Park.


Woolgoolga Beach Holiday park

If you fancy a spot of whale watching with your wine, Woolgoolga is for you. The new surf villas have an unrivalled beachfront location, where you can spy humpbacks cruising up the Coffs Coast between May and November over an afternoon tipple. Relax on the beach, walk to the Buster shipwreck, and join a First Nations stand-up paddleboarding tour of Solitary Islands Marine Park.