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Best family holiday parks in Tasmania 

Looking for top-ranked, kid-friendly holiday parks in TAS?

We’re featuring a trio of fun-filled BIG4 parks, voted by readers of the popular travel magazine and website, Holiday with Kids, among the best of the best.

Drop in for a stay at a highly rated park. Pictured: Ulverstone.


 

BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park

Ranked: No.1

Located on the fringes of the city centre, this welcoming, modern park offers convenience for families searching for quality accommodation amid open spaces.

Set in 6.5ha grounds, BIG4 Launceston’s elevated position reveals beautiful views of the CBD and its surrounds.

Bucket loads of fun.

Park highlights include a Jumping Pillow, playground, camp kitchen, and BBQ facilities. You may even spy resident wildlife.

A beautiful backdrop increases the allure.

While in the area…

There are loads of family-friendly attractions in Launceston. These are some highlights:

  • Cataract Gorge: Amazing scenery, swimming pool, chairlift rides, and more.
  • City Park: Don’t miss the Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure.
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery: Two sites for double the family fun.
  • Tamar Island Wetlands Centre: Easy scenic strolling.
  • Launceston Tramway Museum: Worth the modest admission fee.

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Stunning Cataract Gorge is mere minutes from the park. Credit: Jarrad Seng.

BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park

Ranked: No.2 (equal)

This pretty park grabs families’ attention thanks to its fantastic facilities, beautiful surrounds, and a location that pits it just 300m to St Helens’ picturesque waterfront.

Park features include an indoor play area with table tennis, toddlers’ section, and large TV for movie nights.

The park has plenty to keep all ages occupied indoors and out.

Outside, there is a Jumping Pillow, playground, and grassed play area. In addition, the park has both an indoor and an outdoor camp kitchen, including a wood-fired pizza oven for guest use.

And the impressive MTB Bunkhouse area comes complete with a chain fire pit.

Sky-high appeal.

While in the area…

St Helens and its surrounds teem with attractions that are ripe for exploration.

  • St Helens Mountain Bike Trails: Go hard. Or take it easy.
  • Mainly Maritime: A museum with an almighty collection.
  • Bay of Fires: Wow-factor scenery, including breathtaking beaches.
  • Evercreech Forest Reserve: More eye candy best viewed on walking paths.

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Bay of Fires is a red-hot attraction. Credit: Stu Gibson.

BIG4 Ulverstone Holiday Park

Ranked: No.4

Situated directly opposite the beach and with ample entertainment in-park or nearby, BIG4 Ulverstone is the perfect choice for a family getaway.

The park delivers a relaxing atmosphere synonymous with the town and wider area and offers variable accommodation.

Skate in for a stay.

Among the park highlights are a Jumping Pillow, a playground suited to smaller kids, and a camp kitchen.

And just outside BIG4 Ulverstone’s gates are a skate park, a playground for bigger kids, a pump track, and the aforementioned family-friendly beach.

There’s also a pretty waterfront walking path that leads to the town centre. Or take in panoramic views from a lookout at Zig Zag Garden.

Beautiful beach awaits just outside the back gate.

While in the area…

Ulverstone is a fantastic base for day-tripping to regional highlights. These include:

  • Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park: A Tassie icon.
  • Don River Railway: Steam train fun near Devonport.
  • Gunns Plains Cave: Engrossing limestone creation.
  • Penguin: Small town home to Lillico Beach and seasonal penguin spotting.
  • Sheffield: Murals galore with a mountainous backdrop.

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Loads of stunning scenery is within day-trip distance.

BIG4 Strahan Holiday Retreat

Ranked: No.5

With its sprawling garden setting, tall trees, and platypus streams, BIG4 Strahan instantly lives up to its retreat status.

Assorted cabins and cottages have widespread family appeal alongside caravan and camping sites.

Retreat, retreat.

There’s a café and shop onsite – as well as a bottle shop for parents – and bike and kayak hire are available.

Conveniently, a swimming beach and adventure playground are both just a couple of hundred metres from the park’s entrance.

Adventure awaits.

While in the area…

There is plenty for families to experience in Strahan. Highlights include:

  • Gordon River cruises: An absolute must.
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway: Stunning scenery all the way to Queenstown and back.
  • The Ship That Never Was: Entertaining live theatre at 5.30pm.
  • Ocean Beach: Not your average.
  • Henty Dunes: Thrilling sandboarding adventures!

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All aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Credit: Tourism Tasmania/Rob Burnett.

But wait, there’s more…

The following BIG4 Affiliate park was also ranked among the best in TAS.

While not a fully-fledged BIG4 park, it is part of our network – so member discounts apply.

See more about Affiliates here.

NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park

Ranked: No.3

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Nice view: NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park.

Want more kid-friendly holiday parks? See loads of other award winners around Australia here.

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