Great Places to Escape with the Family These School Holidays

Great Places to Escape with the Family These School Holidays

If you are planning on packing up the family and heading down the Great Ocean Road these school holidays then this is the list for you. From budget to bougie, you will find the perfect escape for you and your family.

The Great Ocean Road region is lucky enough to be home to many different accommodation types – there is quite literally something for every taste and every family. Camping and caravan parks, glamping, and beach tents, homely cottages and cabins, unique location stays, and luxury holiday homes.

Anglesea Family Caravan Park

Nestled in the charming coastal town of Anglesea, this caravan park offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and family-friendly amenities to help keep the whole family entertained during your stay, including a new camp kitchen, barbeques, jumping cushion, playgrounds, mini golf and so much more.

Explore nearby walking and bike trails, try your hand at fishing, or simply relax on the beach with a good book.

Surfside Holiday Parks, Warrnambool

Located opposite Warrnambool Beach, Surfside Holiday Parks Warrnambool is ideally positioned to enjoy surf and sand. Offering a diverse range of accommodation options to cater to all tastes and group sizes, whether you and your family prefer a cozy cabin, a spacious caravan site, or a quiet camping spot.

Just a ten-minute walk from the heart of Warrnambool you will have no trouble keeping the kids entertained these school holidays.

BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park

BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park fronts onto Apollo Bay’s main beach and offers a range of accommodation options but we think it would be pretty special to stay with the family in one of their glamping beach tents. With space to sleep up to five a stunning ocean view, all the creature comforts of home, and close to park facilities and activities we are sure you won’t want to leave.

If that isn’t enough be sure to check out their school holiday program!

Kennett River Family Caravan Park

Situated in the picturesque coastal hamlet of Kennett River, Kennett River Family Caravan Park offers an idyllic blend of relaxation and adventure for all ages. The Great Otway National Park surrounds Kennett River supplying a beautiful backdrop, and on the other side you are only a few metres from the white sand and blue waters of pristine Kennett River beach.

With cabins of all sizes plus powered and unpowered sites available you will be sure to find the perfect stay for your family!

Gardens Caravan Park, Port Fairy

Gardens Caravan Park provides a serene escape on the banks of the Moyne River just a short distance from the popular East Beach swimming area. Modern and convenient facilities such as a communal kitchen for cooking up delicious meals, and a playground for the kids to enjoy.

Ideal for the whole family with grassy open spaces surrounded by the iconic Norfolk pine trees, this caravan park is perfectly located to ensure that the whole family enjoys the variety of attractions that Port Fairy offers.

Cape Otway Lightstation Accommodation

Want to give your family a truly unique stay these school holidays? Well, look no further! The Lightkeeper’s Cottage and Lighthouse Lodge can both sleep up to 10 guests making it a great option for larger groups. This heritage accommodation was built for Cape Otway’s Lightkeepers in 1859, made of solid sandstone with beautiful original windows.

With limited mobile reception and no TV reception, you will be allowed to truly rest and recharge.

Great Ocean Road Holidays

With luxury accommodation for those special occasions, right down to budget accommodation for your family beach getaway, you will be blown away by the choices on offer courtesy of Great Ocean Road Holidays with over 800 holiday rental homes and apartments in Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Wye River, Apollo Bay and beyond.

Your family can expect well-appointed properties equipped with modern amenities and attention to detail to enhance your stay.


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