Dreaming of your next holiday but don't want to venture too far from home or break the bank?
From relaxing on the beach and camping in the forest, to exploring the surrounding landscapes and townships of New South Wales; whatever interest or experience inspires your trip, check out the affordable range of NRMA Parks and Resorts on offer just hours away from Sydney.
Located just 1.5 hours’ drive north of Sydney, NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort is the ultimate city escape.
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Set directly on a beachfront location at Umina Beach on the NSW Central Coast, you’ll find the perfect spot to spend the day on the water surfing, fishing, kayaking or scuba diving, while the surrounding bushland and Brisbane Water National Park offer scenic lookouts, walking, horse riding and bike trails, and ancient Aboriginal engraving sites.
The resort itself offers a range of features for all to enjoy, including heated pools and spas, waterpark, playground, go-karts and kids’ activities.
Choose from up to one, two and three bedroom cabins and villas, as well as tents plus ensuite, powered and unpowered sites. Access friendly accommodation is also available.
NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort is located on the NSW South Coast in the sleepy coastal town of South Durras. Just north of the major coastal town of Batemans Bay, it’s an easy 2 hour drive from Canberra and 4 hours from Sydney.
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For water babies, Beagle Bay is perfect for snorkelling, fishing, surfing and kayaking, while adventurous bushwalkers and mountain bikers will love exploring the surrounding national park, spotting native wildlife. Venture 10km south of Batemans Bay and you'll discover the picturesque and historic gold-mining village of Mogo, where there is a privately owned zoo, committed to the survival of endangered animals and provides world standard facilities for more than 200 animals.
The resort itself has a pool and splash-pad surrounded by a modern bar. Skippy’s Takeaway is perfect for quick meals and coffee while the Beach Bistro serves up delicious meals accompanied by a selection of drinks.
Boasting absolute ocean frontage overlooking the pristine waters of Beagle Bay, you’ll find a range of self-contained waterfront accommodation, including villas just metres from sand. Caravanning and camping is well catered for with a campground and amenities.
Located on the foreshore of Lake Jindabyne, NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park offers charming views of the Snowy Mountains, and is just a short 30 minutes from both Perisher and Thredbo. Jindabyne is also located just two hours’ drive from Canberra or four and a half hours from Bright.
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When you think of Jindabyne, skis and snowboards usually come to mind, but there’s plenty to do in the summer time when the snow has melted away. Try your luck at fly fishing, water ski on Lake Jindabyne, go horse riding or explore the regions mountain ranges, including Thredbo, Perisher and Mount Kosciuszko – the highest peak in Australia rising at 2,228 metres.
The park offers a range of lake view accommodation, including self-contained two bedroom villas, one bedroom cabins as well as powered and unpowered sites for caravan and camping. Access friendly accommodation is also available.
Approximately 40 minutes from Sydney CBD, and just metres from North Narrabeen Beach and Narrabeen Lake, the holiday park is nearby the attractions of Sydney while being out of the hustle and bustle of the city, and offers one of the only beachfront and caravan and camping locations in Sydney.
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With its close proximity to Sydney, NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park makes a great base to explore the city, including tourist favourites; the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Taronga Zoo, and Bondi Beach. Once you've had your fill of the city, check out the beaches nearby the park including Palm Beach, also known as Summer Bay from 'Home and Away'.
Prefer to explore closer to your lodgings? The bicentennial coastal walk from Narrabeen Beach to Warriewood offers stunning views of the ocean, or if you want to get a little closer to nature take a stroll along the Narrabeen Lagoon bush trail walk. A holiday on the Northern Beaches wouldn’t be complete without spending time in the water. Grab your swimmers and head to Narrabeen Lakes where you can rent and kayak or paddle board.
The holiday park itself offers a range of facilities including amenities, playground, camp kitchen, kids’ water park and games room, and an undercover BBQ area for gatherings with friends and family.
Whatever your preference, NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation including studio, one and two bedroom cabins, bunk houses for groups, as well as ensuite, powered and unpowered sites. Access friendly accommodation is also available.
Just 1.5 hours north of Newcastle, this holiday park is the ideal location for a relaxing getaway where you can experience nature at its best.
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Set on 1.5km of absolute lakefront in the centre of the Myall Lakes National Park, you won't find amusement parks and busy bars here. Instead discover endless natural attractions with lakes, beaches, sand dunes and bushland, where you can enjoy bush walking, bike riding, swimming, fishing and a number of secluded ocean beaches right on your doorstep. The national park is on the world-renowned Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, and you'll be sharing it with kangaroos, wallabies, possums, koalas and hundreds of bird species.
The holiday park itself offers a range of modern facilities including a swimming pool, playground, shared amenities, and barbecues and on site dining.
Whether it's luxury or budget you’re after, NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation, including villas and safari tents. Caravan and campers can enjoy a range of lakeside sites including waterfront, powered and unpowered sites.