School holidays are officially upon us. And with them, the hunt for the perfect family getaway begins! 

When you’re travelling with the whole family in tow,  you need accommodation options that are super accessible, affordable and equipped with all the essentials. 

In our experience, a fabulous caravan park fits all this criteria. And what’s even better? PET FRIENDLY caravan parks – so your fur-baby can holiday by your side.  

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite pet friendly caravan parks across the NSW Coast. They bring the goods when it comes to quality facilities, affordable accommodation and great locations.  

Nambucca River Tourist Park

This award-winning holiday park has something for everyone. As Nambucca’s only 4-star holiday park, you can choose from powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites,  luxury villas and self-contained cabins. Nambucca River Tourist Park boasts a gorgeous waterside location, where you can make use of the private fishing jetty, pontoon and boat ramp, or take long leisurely walks along the riverside. 

Enjoy their newly upgraded facilities including a spa and sauna, pool, camp kitchen, conveniently located amenities and free gas BBQs with outdoor seating. Kids will have plenty to do, running between the giant jumping pillow, playground, outdoor chess and putt-putt course.  Your pets are completely welcome at the park at no extra charge.  

Mid-way between Sydney and Brisbane, Nambucca River Tourist Park is the ideal base to explore Macksville and the surrounding areas of Bowraville, Scotts head, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.

Reflections Holiday Parks Coffs Harbour 

When you stay at Reflections Holiday Park Coffs Harbour, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from the daily grind. Trust us, you won’t believe you’re in the centre of town. Teeming with all sorts of wildlife, lush shady greenery and direct water-frontage onto Coffs Creek, there’s no better place to explore the region. The dog-friendly beach is just a short drive away, or take the more scenic, peaceful route with the Coffs Creek Walk. 

Choose from unpowered and powered camping sites or cabins, and take advantage of the communal camp kitchen, BBQs, laundry facilities and wifi. There’s something to suit every budget and your dog is welcome on-site and even in selected, pet-friendly cabins.

BIG4 Holiday Parks

BIG4 Holiday Parks are an Australian favourite when it comes to family holidays. With tons of pet friendly caravan parks across the country, they have multiple NSW sites including Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry, Batemans Bay and South West Rocks on the Mid-North Coast.  

Each caravan park offer self-contained cabins and powered and unpowered sites, as well as shared facilities like heated pools and waterparks, camp kitchens, BBQs and laundries. There’s also always something for the kids to do – BIG4 Great Lakes Forster-Tuncurry even has a jumping pillow for endless hours of amusement.  

Most BIG4 Holiday Parks in NSW are pet-friendly, but it’s definitely worth checking prior to booking to make sure you can access cabins and camping sites for your fur-baby. Many sites also have dog washes, leash-free areas and close proximity to dog beaches. 

Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head

It’s all about slow and simple living at Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head. The laid-back pace of this coastal town make it perfect for a family getaway. Whether you’re strolling the famous Seven Mile Beach, going for a surf at Lennox Head’s point break or teaching the kids to fish, there’s no shortage of things to do.

You can choose from unpowered and powered camping/caravan sites or standard and deluxe cabins. With a shop onsite, wifi internet and all essential facilities, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay. 

Dogs are permitted onsite and throughout selected cabins in off-peak and shoulder seasons. Call the park directly when booking to find out the best option for you and your fur baby. 

Tathra Beach Holiday Park

Tathra Beachside is an award winning park that boasts over 500 meters of absolute beach frontage. It’s Situated in the pretty seaside town of Tathra on the beautiful Sapphire Coast. Tthis stretch of coast has been recognised by Australia’s Coastal Wilderness for its unspoilt landscape and absence of crowds.

This family park is 100% pet friendly, offering a diverse range of accommodation options to suit all needs and budgets. There’s luxury 3 bedroom beach houses to shady grassy campsites and everything in between. Most impressively, there’s a serious waterpark to delight the young and young at heart. 

Reflections Holiday Parks Scotts Head

Scotts Head showcases the best the North Coast of NSW has to offer. Reflections Holiday Parks Scotts Head is an hour’s drive south of Coffs Harbour and perfectly situated between Sydney and Brisbane. It boasts prime beachfront position and the peace and quiet will have you feeling like you’ve found paradise. With plenty of large sites, caravans, RVs and tents are all welcome. 

There’s no shortage of things to see and do in the area. Take advantage of the incredible coast with a swim, snorkel or surf. The sunset views from the famous whale tail table can’t be missed. The park is located close to the local bowling club, which makes a great dining choice for the whole family. Your dogs are more than welcome on the park site in off-season periods. 

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