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The Best Family-Friendly Campsites And Holiday Parks In Sydney

The Best Family-Friendly Campsites And Holiday Parks In Sydney

There are so many great family-friendly things to do in Sydney, and what makes this destination even better are all the wonderful places to stay in a campervan. From picturesque lakeside holiday parks in Sydney to caravan parks in Sydney that are close to the city, there is something for everyone in and around this vibrant city. 

This guide will outline the top places to stay in and around Sydney on a campervan road trip. With the Apollo Sydney branch conveniently located, picking up and dropping off your campervan hire becomes an easy and stress-free process. Check out a few of our favorite things to do in and around the city with kids to make your travel itinerary planning all the easier.


What’s Sydney known for?

Sydney is a wonderful place to visit on a road trip as it offers such a diverse range of things to do. From the vibrant city with its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, to its world-renowned beaches that showcase the quintessential Australian coastal lifestyle including Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. From cultural landmarks to natural beauty, Sydney captivates visitors with a dynamic blend of urban sophistication and coastal charm.


What’s the best way to explore Sydney?

An Apollo Camper offers an unparalleled way to explore the vibrant areas of Sydney, providing both freedom and flexibility for an unforgettable road trip with the family. Sydney's diverse landscapes and iconic landmarks become easily accessible as you navigate the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace and in comfort. 

With so many great holiday parks, campsites and campgrounds in Sydney to choose from, figuring out where to stay in Sydney with family becomes a joy. With the ability to tailor your itinerary, a campervan road trip with kids allows you to create lasting memories while enjoying the unparalleled beauty and charm that Sydney has to offer.


Do I need a powered site for my caravan?

To ensure a comfortable and functional experience in your Apollo campervan hire, we recommend staying at a powered campsite at least every second day. This is to keep all the comfort essentials such as your fridge, lighting, and charging stations powered and working. There are plenty of great camping spots in Sydney offering powered sites so you’ll have no worries finding places to stay.

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Our top family-friendly campsite and holiday park picks in Sydney

We love a road trip through Sydney, and what makes this destination even better are the wonderful family-friendly campsites and holiday parks to pick from. We’ve listed a few of the  best family-friendly campsites and holiday parks in Sydney to make your family campervan trip planning a little easier.

1. Ingenia Holiday Parks Sydney

Ingenia Holiday Park Sydney offers an idyllic stay for families seeking a memorable camping experience. Conveniently located just a short drive from the city centre, this family-friendly holiday park provides easy access for travellers. 

The park boasts spacious and well-equipped powered campsites, as well as dedicated play areas for kids and modern amenities. Nearby you’ll find plenty of family-friendly things to do including captivating attractions such as Taronga Zoo, and the iconic Sydney Opera House.

2. NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park

Located just 40 minutes north of Sydney, NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park is nestled on the picturesque shores of Narrabeen Lake on the Northern Beaches. This family-friendly caravan park in Sydney provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for families. With spacious powered campsites, families will appreciate the well-maintained facilities, including a playground, BBQ areas, and a swimming pool. 

The neighbouring calm waters of Narrabeen Lake are ideal for kayaking and fishing, and for those seeking more excitement, the nearby patrolled beaches of Collaroy and Narrabeen are fantastic for swimming and surfing. With great cafes and eateries all within easy reach, a stay at this Narrabeen Lakeside Holiday Park is a great addition to a road trip travel itinerary.

3. Sheralee Tourist Caravan Park

Situated on the picturesque outskirts of Sydney, Sheralee Tourist Caravan Park stands out as a wonderful place to stay with the family. Its prime location makes driving into the city and nearby areas for a day of adventure easy, and the spacious and well-maintained campsites provide families with a perfect setting for quality time amidst nature. Plus, the park boasts excellent amenities, including playgrounds, barbecue facilities, and modern bathrooms, ensuring a comfortable stay for families of all sizes.

This is the closest holiday park to the city and is within easy reach of the stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park which offers families ample opportunities for outdoor adventures and wildlife encounters.

4. Discovery Parks Lane Cove

Discovery Parks Lane Cove, nestled amidst the lush greenery just 10 kilometres north of Sydney's CBD, is a great place for families on a campervan holiday. Families are drawn to this holiday park not only for its picturesque surroundings but also for the array of amenities tailored to create memorable experiences for all ages. With powered sites, a swimming pool, and children's play areas, it has all you need for a comfortable and restful stay. Situated along the peaceful Lane Cove River, the park offers a peaceful place to rest after a day exploring the city. 

The Lane Cove National Park, with its scenic walking trails and picnic spots, is nearby and provides families ample opportunities for outdoor adventures. Plus the nearby iconic Luna Park invites families for an unforgettable day out.


Looking for things to do with your family in Sydney?

Wild Life Sydney Zoo is a wonderful family-friendly activity to do on a campervan holiday. Kids will love seeing a wide array of animals up close and personal, and parents are sure to love the educational side of the experience. 

Raging Waters Sydney has water attractions to suit every age and a great family-friendly atmosphere, this is a must-visit, especially during the warmer months in Sydney. All ages will be entertained aboard a Sydney Harbour Cruise, plus you’ll be able to see the city from a new angle including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Luna Park. 

Seeking out the best picnic spots is always a must on a road trip, and setting up on the grass at the Royal Botanic Gardens promises to be the epitome of picnic spots. Kids can run around on the lawns and parents can check out the incredible gardens on display.

Of course, there are many more things to do in Sydney for those on a campervan holiday, but we hope this has made your family camping checklist planning a little easier.

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Ready to book your Sydney family road trip?

As you can probably tell, Sydney makes for a great destination on a family road trip. With a seemingly endless list of great family-friendly things to do, as well as great places to stay, Sydney promises to be one family holiday destination you’ll never forget.

What makes things even easier is that the Apollo Camper branch is conveniently located in Sydney, making picking up and dropping off your campervan hire a breeze. If you’re ready to embark on a family road trip through Sydney then book your camper today, either online or in a branch

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