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12 Best Caravan Parks and Holiday Parks Near Sydney


Are you looking for an Australian campervan holiday away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, but without having to travel too far? You’ll be pleased to hear that there are loads of great campsites, holiday parks, and even pet-friendly camping near Sydney.

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If you’re looking for a campervan hire within Sydney, you’re in luck! At Britz, we have a handy Sydney branch location, making it easy to hire a campervan for your journey. Pick up your pre-booked campervan rental, head out of the city and enjoy a long weekend or extended holiday nearby.

Let’s take a closer look at the top 12 campsites and holiday parks near Sydney.

1. NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort

Address: Sydney Ave, Umina Beach NSW 2257

Distance from Sydney: 94 km (1 hr, 15 min)

Pet-friendly camping

Just over an hour’s drive from Sydney, the NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort is the perfect spot to enjoy an Australian campervan holiday. Nestled between the beach and bush, this family-friendly holiday park has everything you need for a weekend getaway or an extended holiday. Some of their facilities include:

  • Kids’ club
  • Beach kiosk and café
  • E-bikes for hire
  • Go kart hire
  • Playground and swimming pools

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2. BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie

Address: 20 Monterey Ave, Mannering Park, NSW 2259

Distance from Sydney: 122 km (1 hr, 25 min)

Pet-friendly camping

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie is tucked away on the tranquil southern shores of Lake Macquarie, at the northern end of the NSW Central Coast. Park up your campervan rental, pour a glass of wine, and get ready to relax! This great holiday park is surrounded by great local attractions including the Moonee Beach Trail, Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Wallarah National Park and more. Some of the great facilities at this holiday park include:

  • A saltwater swimming pool
  • Inflatable trampoline
  • Go-karts
  • Fishing
  • Fire pits and campfires
  • Convenience store/kiosk
  • Outdoor movies
  • Nearby rivers, lakes, and walkways

3. Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park

Address: 38 Lake Park Rd, North Narrabeen, NSW Australia 2101

Distance from Sydney: 29.9 km (40 mins)

As the name suggests, the Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park sits right on the seaside – what better place for an Australian campervan holiday? Less than an hour’s drive from Sydney, this holiday park has Narrabeen Lake on one side and North Narrabeen surf beach on the other. So, if you’re looking for fun on the water, you’ve got it all right here! Take your pick from surfing, kayaking, fishing, and stand-up paddleboarding. You can even float on a giant inflatable flamingo! Some of the great facilities at this holiday park include:

  • Waterpark
  • Playground
  • On-site kiosk
  • Go kart hire
  • Beachside accommodation

4. Toowoon Bay Holiday Park

Address: Koongara Street, Toowoon Bay NSW 2261

Distance from Sydney: 29.9 km (40 mins)

Pet-friendly camping

Located just off the Central Coast Highway, right on the beach, Toowoon Bay Holiday Park is the perfect campsite for a family getaway. You’ll be surrounded by great beaches – take your pick! If you’re travelling with young children, a great spot is Little Bay which has calm waters and is protected from the surf by breakwalls. The park has a great selection of powered and unpowered campsites, all within a short walk from the beach. Some of the facilities at this park include:

  • Resort-style pool
  • Amphitheatre
  • Playgrounds and jumping pillow
  • Free school holiday activities
  • Direct access to North Shelley Beach
  • Tuggerah Golf Course is right next door
  • Easy walk to cafes and restaurants

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5. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

Address: Mill Beach, Banyandah St, South Durras NSW 2536

Distance from Sydney: 277 km (3 hr, 50 min)

Surrounded by Murramarang National Park and with easy beach access, the beautiful Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort is a truly special spot. Enjoy delicious flavours of the South Coast at the on-site bistro and bar. Why not treat yourself to a poolside margarita while the kids play? You can even shuck your own Clyde River oysters fresh from the water. Some of the facilities at this holiday resort include:

  • Kids club
  • Café and restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Playground
  • Kangaroos!
  • Walking trails, zoo, and Birdland Animal Park nearby

6. Seven Mile Holiday Park

Address: 200 Crooked River Road, Gerroa NSW 2534

Distance from Sydney: 136 km (2 hours)

Pet-friendly camping

Rest, relax, and rejuvenate just a few hours away from the city! The Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park is located in the picturesque coastal town of Gerroa. This fantastic holiday park is surrounded by the beach coastline, Crooked River, and the unspoilt beauty of the Seven Mile Beach National Park. Some of the facilities here include:

  • Two resort-style swimming pools
  • Children’s playground
  • Inflatable pillows
  • Half-sized tennis court
  • Water views
  • Fire pits for hire

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7. Shellharbour Beachside Holiday Park

Address: 9 Murray Rose Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Distance from Sydney: 114 km (1 hr, 45 min)

Pet-friendly camping

Overlooking Shellharbour South Beach, the Shellharbour Beachside Holiday Park is just metres from the water. There is lots on offer for water lovers here! Explore the five pristine beaches along the coastline, catch a wave at The Farm, or try your luck fishing at Lake Illawarra. Explore the walks and trails at nearby Macquarie Pass National Park, or just chill out at your campsite as the kids play and make new friends. Some of the great facilities at this holiday park include:

  • Pizza oven
  • Kiosk
  • Ocean pool
  • Holiday activities
  • Playground
  • Waterside location

8. Ingenia Holidays Nepean River

Address: 91-95 Mackellar Street, Sydney 2750, New South Wales

Distance from Sydney: 60 km (55 min)

Pet-friendly camping

Sitting at the foot of the Blue Mountains, in Emu Plains, the Ingenia Holidays Nepean River holiday park has something for everyone. The park is conveniently located close to local shopping and entertainment. And there are plenty of fun activities nearby. Enjoy a stroll along the Great Nepean River walk, take a trip aboard the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler, or burn up some adrenaline at the Penrith Whitewater and Cables Wake Park. Some of the facilities at this holiday park include:

  • Arcade games
  • Kiosk
  • Games room
  • Lending library
  • Nature walks
  • Playground
  • Pool

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9. NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort

Address: 2 Short Point Road, Merimbula, NSW 2548

Distance from Sydney: 529 km (5 hr, 50 min)

Pet-friendly camping

The Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort is a little further out of Sydney, but well worth the drive! Located on a headland taking in incredible views of the sea, you’ll be treated to million-dollar views – whatever your budget! With beaches that stretch for miles, you might even spot a whale cruising past as you soak in your own private outdoor bubble bath! How good does that sound? Plan a good long stay because there’s plenty to do here. Enjoy a hike in the beachside national park, go surfing, indulge in fresh oysters from Merimbula Lake, take a trip to Magic Mountain and heaps more! Some of the great facilities available here include:

  • Go kart hire
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids club
  • Wood-fired pizza oven
  • Playground
  • Tennis and volleyball

10. Katoomba Tourist Park

Address: 2 Short Point Road, Merimbula, NSW 2548

Distance from Sydney: 104 km (1 hr, 30 min)

Need to escape the city scene and get back to nature? This is the place to do it! The Katoomba Tourist Park sits within easy walking distance of the famous Three Sisters, Scenic World Skyway, and Katoomba township. Take a relaxing bushwalk from the park and enjoy spectacular viewpoints and hidden waterfalls! After a long day exploring the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains, enjoy a meal at one of the great restaurants or friendly pubs of nearby Katoomba town centre. Some of the great facilities at this park include:

  • Children’s playground
  • Nearby walks and trails
  • 15-minute walk to Katoomba town centre
  • The Blue Mountains Trolley Bus and the Red Explorer Bus have stops at the entrance to the Tourist Park

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11. Corrimal Beach Tourist Park

Address: 2 Lake Parade, East Corrimal 2518

Distance from Sydney: 78 km (1 hr 20 min)

Pet-friendly camping (during off-peak season)

Located close to Wollongong’s city centre, Corrimal Beach Tourist Park offers a great blend of beaches, shopping, and entertainment. Set up your campervan and relax right by the seaside – it’s just a few metres' walk to the water! And when you’ve had enough of relaxing by the beach, head off and visit the Wollongong Botanic Garden, art gallery and skate parks. Some of the facilities at this tourist park include:

  • Children’s playground
  • Bike hire
  • Sheltered BBQ areas
  • Generous-sized powered and ensuite sites

12. Lane Cove Caravan Park

Address: 13 Plassey Road, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113

Distance from Sydney: 27 km (35 min)

You barely have to drive your campervan out of the city to reach Lane Cove Caravan Park! Just a 35-minute drive from Britz Sydney, this great campground has a range of powered and non-powered campsites in a variety of sizes. Enjoy peaceful camping in a serene setting with uninterrupted views out across Lane Cove Valley. The campground is a great base for exploring Land Cove National Park nearby. Some of the facilities at this caravan park include:

  • Swimming pool and paddling pool
  • Children’s play area
  • Shared recreation room with large screen TV and two computers
  • Café/kiosk

Ready to start your campervan roadtrip?

As you can see, there are some awesome campsites, holiday parks, and campgrounds all within a short drive of Sydney! Whether you’re into water sports, relaxing by the beach, or hiking in nature, there’s something for everyone. Most of these great campsites have plenty of excellent shopping, attractions, and restaurants nearby too! It all adds up to a fantastic Australian campervan holiday for you and your family!

If you’re keen to hit the road with a campervan hire, make your first stop at Britz campers. Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple, or you’re planning a family campervan holiday, we have a wide range of campervans for hire. From the 2 Berth Britz Venturer to the 4 Berth Britz Voyager and the 6 Berth Britz Frontier, there’s one to suit every travel style and budget! Get ready to explore in the best way possible with Britz.