Whether you’re looking for an educational learning experience with national parks and local wildlife at your doorstep or a fun-filled camp set nearby to world-renowned attractions, NRMA Parks and Resorts offers a location to fit your school’s needs. So, why not take the stress out of planning your next excursion and stop in at one of these top spots along the East Coast of Australia.
Set to the backdrop of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park is located just 40 minutes from Rockhampton on the sandy shoreline of Mulambin Beach. Teach the kids about marine life and discover an underwater playground while snorkelling, or back on dry land, explore the nearby national parks and learn about the region’s Indigenous history. Plus, both kids and teachers will love relaxing with a swimming pool, waterslide, bouncing pillow, outdoor cinema and more all located in park
If you’re heading to the sunny Gold Coast, look no further than NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort. Centrally located between all major theme parks, lush hinterland and sandy beaches no matter what your school curriculum focuses on you’ll find a learning opportunity at every turn. Best of all? With a huge range of facilities including swimming pools, water park, mini-golf course, multi-sports facility, outdoor cinema, restaurant and more, as well as plenty of accommodation options, your group will be well taken care of.
Wake up to 110 acres of coastal forest and Arrawarra Beach on your doorstep at NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort. Found 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour, it's the perfect back to nature school camp option. Meet the friendly local wildlife, including kangaroos that frequent the resort grounds, or for a fun and challenging team-building experience head to the Treetops Adventure Park. And with an archery range, swimming pools, golf course, brand new water park, fully catered or self-catered, conference rooms and plenty of group accommodation options, it will be your best camp yet.
For a camp filled with bushwalking, bike riding, fishing and swimming, NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park will be the spot for you. Set on the NSW North Coast, this serene nature-based setting is surrounded by the pristine Myall Lakes and Myall Shores National Park while being found just 1.5 hours from Newcastle. You won’t need to sacrifice the creature comforts of home while getting back to nature, with a swimming pool, café, playground, BBQ areas, conference rooms and group-friendly accommodation all located at the park.
If exploring iconic attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are a perfect fit for your group, plan your next excursion at NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park. Located 40 minutes from the CBD, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, enjoy easy city access, plus, a great spot to teach the kids fishing and kayaking on Narrabeen Lake or enjoy surfing lessons at the nearby beach. After a day of adventure, you’ll find plenty of self-contained cabins and studios too, as well as a water park, pedal go-karts, playground, meeting rooms and more.
While you’re here, groups can learn how to care for our fragile coastal environment at the Coastal Environment Centre (CEC). With programs for all ages and interest, the CEC promotes positive connections to our local environment through hands on learning. All excursions to the Centre meet curriculum outcomes and are are run by qualified educators.
For a city escape, head to NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, just 1.5 hours north of Sydney. Soak up the best of the Central Coast with surfing, fishing and scuba diving, all only a few steps from your cabin at Umina Beach. Or for a national park adventure, why not explore the nearby Somersby Falls? Back in the resort, groups will enjoy heated pools and spas, a waterpark, go-karts, kids’ activities, an on-site café and more. Plus over 28 accommodation options to choose from.
Located just under 2 hours from Orange and 5 hours west of Sydney, NRMA Dubbo Holiday Park provides the perfect base to experience all the region has to offer. Spend the day exploring the history of the town at Old Dubbo Gaol, meet the locals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Experience for an immersive and interactive experience featuring a decommissioned aircraft, augmented reality and hand-on displays or, head to Dundulliam Homestead for a living illustration of life on an isolated property in rural Australia.
The park offers a range of accommodation options including a 3 bedroom cabin sleeping up to eight people, 2-bedroom cabins, motel units, studios as well as a camping site if your group prefers the outdoors. While staying at the park, enjoy a range of facilities including a swimming pool, bouncing pillow, playground, large camp kitchen and BBQ area, fire pits for the colder nights, free wifi and more.
Located in the peaceful foothills 4km east of historic Bathurst and the Mount Panorama Racing Circuit, NRMA Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore the central west of New South Wales.
Take a lap around nearby Mount Panorama, explore natural history and check out the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, discover a hidden world beneath the ground at Wellington Caves or for those fascinated by Australia's gold rush era, Hill End is an experience to remember. Kids can even try their hand at gold panning.
Our holiday park is perfectly equipped for groups with a range of accommodation options including spacious 3 bedroom cabin sleeping up to 8 people, 2 bedroom cabins, studios and of course, ensuite, powered and unpowered site if your group enjoys sleeping under the stars.
Your group can also make use of a range of facilities including a swimming pool with waterslide, bouncing pillow, gold rush themed mini-golf, playground, BBQ area, free wifi and much more.
For cultural and heritage attractions, snowfields and a breathtaking natural environment, you’ll find it all in the Snowy Mountains. Only 2 hours from Canberra, NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park is an ideal base to explore it all. Teach the kids about Australian history at the Man from Snowy River Museum, or during winter, hit the slopes at Perisher and Thredbo. After burning some energy, relax with a night of pizza making in the woodfire oven, or movies in the recreation room, before a good night’s rest in cosy group-friendly accommodation.
Back on the coastline, explore the NSW South Coast with a stay at NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort. Found 2 hours from Canberra, spend your excursion snorkelling, fishing, surfing and kayaking in the calm waters of Beagles Bay, or venture out on a bushwalk through the surrounding national park. Feeding the whole tribe will be easy, with Skippy’s Takeaway and the Beach Bistro located at the resort, as well as plenty of group-friendly facilities, conference rooms and spacious accommodation options.
To discover the sweeping stretches of coastline, sandy beaches, national parks and local attractions of the South Coast, book a stay at NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort. Soak up the stunning clifftop location with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, enjoy some friendly competition at Magic Mountain Amusement Park or visit Potoroo Place animal sanctuary to teach the kids about nature. After plenty of fun, head back to the resort and take advantage of a swimming pool, water park, café, bouncing pillow, pizza oven, tennis court, and more.
From flowing waterways to towering mountain ranges and a rich gold mining history, Victoria’s High Country offers both a great spot to learn about nature and Australian history too. Set up your group at NRMA Bright Holiday Park and settle into dorm-style accommodation and cosy cabins for a good night’s rest. Whether your school is exploring the breathtaking alpine landscapes, or fossicking and prospecting for gold, you’ll find it all here. Along with a huge range of facilities including an indoor camp kitchen, swimming pool, mini-golf course and more.
If heading to the Grampians sounds more like your ideal school camp you can’t go past NRMA Halls Gap Holiday Park as your base. Explore the breathtaking Grampians National Park found just 3 hours from Melbourne or 1.5 hours from Ballarat. While staying, you’ll enjoy plenty of group accommodation options to fit your needs, as well as a large hall, swimming pools, sand volleyball and tennis court, plus much more. But that’s not all, with local attractions including the Halls Gap Zoo and Brambuk Cultural Centre, and stunning natural attractions all moments away.
Enjoy world-renowned historic sites just a short stroll away, and lush natural surrounds, with a stay at NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park on the Tasman Peninsula. Make your next excursion an educational experience and learn more about the haunting history of the Port Arthur Historic Site or take an eco-cruise to learn about the unique Tasmanian environment. And with plenty of bunkhouse accommodation, cozy cabins, catering packages and fun-filled facilities, you’ll have everything your group could need available in the park.
No matter where you are heading along the East Coast, we have the ideal location for your next school camp.
To ensure the safety of all guests, NRMA Parks and Resorts have implemented additional cleaning practices throughout all areas of their properties, including sanitising all communal facilities on a regular basis, occupancy limits in communal facilities, abide by the 1.5m social distancing rule and have adapted express check-in process to remove any unnecessary contact.
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