Do you want to take your family and your pet dog away from Sydney for the best camping holiday?

Are you looking for a retreat in nature? Sick of the busy city life? 

However, sometimes you want more, so why not splurge and treat the family to extra luxuries towards a glamping experience.

But which camping sites allow dogs as well? 

In case you don’t know where to start, here’s a list of the top 18 best family glamping sites in New South Wales.

We’ll tell you exactly where you can take your pet dog on a friendly walk.

1. Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills

Welcome to Bonny Hill’s most accommodating little slice of heaven, Reflections Holiday Parks.

Built to house families of up to five people, you needn’t leave any family at home for this trip, even your pet dog!

They offer a “Standard Two-Bedroom Cabin” featuring 2 bunk beds, 1 single, and 1 large double bed.

Or if you’re a family of 4, then opt for their “Beach Tent” room featuring 2 bunk beds, and 1 cozy double bed.

So camp in style at this modern cottage with great views and modern amenities, like the games & TV room.

Or hike and catch the waves, as you’ll be right next to all the aquatic action!

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: Ocean Drive, 2445 Lake Cathie, Australia 
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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2. Tathra Beachside

Welcome to over 500 meters of unspoiled beach turf, free from the crowds and tourists alike!

Amid the pretty seaside town of Tathra, make some beach memories at Tathra Beachside.

With a varied selection of activities, from an onsite waterpark to serene beach views, they’ve got your family covered!

From their “Luxury Safari Tent” option suited for 4 people with two bunk beds, to their “Luxury Beach House”, suited for 8!

For the larger families who just can’t quit, the Luxury Beach House has 4 bunk beds & 2 large double beds, so go crazy!

They even allow pets! So bring Beethoven, Buddy, Santa’s Little Helper & Balto along with!

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: 2 Andy Poole Drive, 2550 Tathra, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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3. Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hill

For the rowdiest of families with kids who are always active, Ingenia Holidays is for you!

Located on the beach turf of Bonny Hills, Ingenia Holidays offers literally everything needed to keep your “Redbull kids” at bay.

From a swimming pool to a water playground, a games room, some table tennis, free mini-golf, and even a jumping pillow!

And of course, they offer over 10 room accommodations to fit every family’s needs.

From “Three-Bedroom Family Suite’s” featuring 2 single beds, 1 bunk bed, and 1 large double bed to massive 6 bedroom options.

Big families can also fit into Ingenia Holiday’s “Bungalow” room option, which comes with 4 bunk beds and 1 large double bed.

For extra luxuries, pick the “Two-Bedroom Cottage with Spa Bath”!

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 24 Beach Street, 2445 Bonny Hills, Australia 
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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4. Shoal Bay Holiday Park

For a holiday in the cutest little culdesac nest this side of Port Stephens, check out Shoal Bay Holiday Park.

Only a 3-minute drive from Shoal Bay Village, stay at this family beloved location.

Insane views of the South Pacific Ocean are offered directly from Holiday Park’s 4 and 6 bedroom options.

Their “Catamaran Two-Bedroom Villa” offers ample space, as well as 1 large double bed and 2 single beds for the little ones.

Or for large bundles of families, check out their ultima “Beach House – 3 Bedroom Villa.”

This ultimate fortress will fit up to 6 adults and 3 kids, with 4 extra-large double beds, so no one feels left out!

Go nuts on their children’s playground, games room, and among the local attractions, only at, Shoal Bay Holiday Bark.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 71 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, 2315 Shoal Bay, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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5. Hillview Farmstay

Come to Hillview Fantasy for the serene hill views and the calm epicenter, where nothing else exists!

Seemingly away from civilization as a whole, you gotta check out what’s hiding in Tumblong!

Bring your family to stay in these cottage-esque rooms and houses, hosting between 2 to 8 people (not including kids.)

Choose between the 4 people “Deluxe Family Loft Cottage” featuring 2 single beds along with 1 XL double bed.

Or for bigger families, stay at their “Three Bedroom House” with 3 large double beds and 3 single beds – fits 8 adults and 2 kids.

And if you need to burn off some steam, try out the tennis court located at their farm stay.

Pets are also considered part of the family, so bring your dogs along!

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 3241 Hume Highway, Mount Adrah, 2729 Tumblong, Australia 
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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6. NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort

If you’re a fan of full-on water wildness and fun, then NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort will be for you!

Offering an array of activities located at or near the resort.

And it’s only 25 min north of Coffs Harbour or 30 mins away from North Coast Botanical Gardens.

Alternatively, stay in the resort and go crazy at their pool, bowling green, 9-hole golf course, jumping pillows, or their tennis court.

Stay at their 5 adult-5 children “Plantation Villa” offering 1 large double bed, 1 single bed, and 2 bunk beds.

Or their “Lagoon Safari Tent” for families of 4 adults and 3 children.

This room consists of 2 bunk beds and 1 large double bed.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Address: 2564 Solitary Islands Way, 2456 Arrawarra, Australia 
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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7. McLean Beach Holiday Park

For more of the nature-oriented families out there, McLean Beach Holiday will be for you!

The wooden style oak aesthetic will guarantee your kids cherish this riverside experience for life!

Stay at their “Family Deluxe Cabin” for 6 which contain 4 bunk beds, 6 single beds & a large double bed.

Or their massive “Four-bedroom House” offering 1 large double bed and more single beds than you can count…seriously!

So send the kids off to the children’s playground as you and the adult party hit the sandy river shoreline.

Or hold off on that tan and hit up the shops and restaurants located only 5 minutes away by car!

They also have free car and boat parking, just in case you’re in the plundering mood to hit up the water in style!

If you have a dog, keep in mind they only allow them on powered sites. 

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 1 Butler Street, 2710 Deniliquin, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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8. BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park

Located right near the tip-off Nelligen Creek, surround yourself among the “seas” and sand at this cool little “cape town.”

BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park centers itself around a large plot of bare grassy land, loaded with fun things to do.

Your kids will never get bored, especially at their wild children’s playground.

Throw them into the madness of BIG4’s on-site waterpark, or go old school and take them fishing!

It’s all about watery outdoors, where “sun” and “fun” reign supreme, especially when it comes to their villa room options.

From their 6 people “Deluxe Villa” rooms, you’ll get 2 rooms containing 2 double beds of fun, along with 2 bunk beds.

Or for the behemoth sized families, scoop up their massive “Villa Beach Front” property.

This glamping option has 3 bedrooms containing 2 large beds, 2 bunk beds, and 1 single bed, suited for 7!

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Address: 970 Kings Highway, Nelligen, 2536 Nelligen, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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9. NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort

NRMA Beach Holiday Coast located on the Sapphire Coast is probably the most gorgeous little beach hut you’ll ever visit.

And it’s only 5 mins away from Shore Point Beach, so you’ll practically be sleeping atop the white sand itself!

On-site, they even have a giant jumping pillow, volleyball, and tennis court.

NRMA “Oceanview Villa’ also accommodates families of 7, with their 1 large double bed and two sets of single beds.

Or invite the entire generation along and stay in their “Villa-The Escape.”

This castle room houses 3 rooms, and within, 1 large double bed, 1 extra-large double bed, and 4 bunk beds.

Dogs are also welcome, just make sure they’re on a leash. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Address: 2 Short Point Road, 2548 Merimbula, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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10. Reflections Holiday Parks Mylestom

Golden sands spanning a near 10 kilometers in length.

Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen when you visit Reflections Holiday Parks Mylestom.

Available activities include fishing, hiking, swimming, a children’s playground, and some damn cool mini-golf.

Or if you desire some proper water antics, hit up Waterfall Way a mere 45 minutes away!

But remember to fuel up and get a swim kit at their nearby restaurants and shops, only 10 mins away.

Reflections offer room options for families of 4 at their standard “One Bedroom Cabin”, which offers 1 double bed and 2 bunk beds.

Or families of 6, with their “Deluxe Two-Bedroom Cabin”, house 1 large double bed and 4 bunk beds.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: Beach Parade, 2454 Mylestom, Australia 
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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11. Discovery Parks – Dubbo

Discovery Parks – Dubbo boasts one of the coolest waterparks around that’s sure to captivate your kids whole!

And it’s only a 10-minute drive from Dubbo Regional Airport, situated 5 minutes away from Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

So discover the parks, playground, BMX bike track, and more as your plus 10 family members have a blast!

For smaller families with a little on, stay at their “Standard Studio Cabin” featuring 1 double large bed.

Though don’t be fooled, their “Deluxe Safari Tent” will house up 2 adults and 4 kids.

So bring all the little ones or some friends as you sleep in their 1 large double and 2 double bunk beds!

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 154 Whylandra Street, 2830 Dubbo, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: no

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12. Reflections Holiday Parks Red Rock

Nestled atop the tip of Red Rock, stay for the picturesque views and modern accommodations at North Coast Holiday Parks.

And to top it off it’s less than 30 mins away from Corindi Beach and 10 from The Big Banana.

Stay at their idyllic cabins and permanent tents that’ll whisk your woes away from civilization.

The “Two-Bedroom Cabin” will fit two adults and two “littler adults” with their 1 double bed and 2 bunk beds.

Or merge the glamping experience to the utmost by staying in their tents, featuring 1 large bed and 2 bunk beds.

Catch the waves and relax within a more simple time, as you take in the bliss, away from society’s “storm”, only at North Coast Holiday Parks.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: Lawson Street, 2456 Red Rock, Australia 
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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13. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

Come over to Beagle Bay’s beachfront party corner, at NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort.

Pop a squat at their adult’s bar, while this resort fends off your kids with their pool and kids’ “splash pad.”

And if you get bored, feel free to take a bushwalk and mountain bike tour around their surrounding National Park.

Or venture towards Canberra City Center for a taste of city life, only 2 hours away!

And the one thing cool about this joint?

They have their very own takeaway service, called “Skippy’s Takeaway” to help you with those pesky burger and coffee cravings!

If you’re lucky, you might even spot a kangaroo prancing about!

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: Banyandah Street, 2536 Durras, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: no

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14. BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Park

A whole lotta fun, sun, and activities for the whole family…ESPECIALLY the kids.

12 minutes away from Trial Bay Beach, make your memories more than memorable at BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Park.

They have a games room, native gardens, a lagoon, a nearby beach, 2 pools, 2 playgrounds, some canoes, and a bar.

did we mention there is a waterpark too?

Make sure you stock up and bring your family’s entire generation along because their rooms can surely accommodate you.

The Kookaburra Large Two-Bedroom Villa comedically is their smallest option, with space for six people.

1 set of bunk beds, 1 sofa bed, and 1 double bed.

Or you can opt for their grand “Designer Freshwater Three-Bedroom Villa.”

This palace fits 7 and is stuffed with 2 extra-large double beds, 1 single bed, and 1 bunk bed.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 161 Philip Drive, 2431 South West Rocks, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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15. NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort offers an updated twist on their accommodations suited more towards modern loving folks.

Their fusion of modern design and wood aesthetic makes this place uber cool for families to camp in.

And they’re not afraid to cater to kids, as they offer a waterpark, go-karts, and kids activities.

A cool cafe is also on-site to give adults a much-needed caffeine boost in the morning.

Surrounded by the Brisbane Water National Park, you know this place will have the best waterparks on offer.

And let’s not forget their default ocean views!

Families will do best in their “Plantation Cottage”, which has 1 large double bed and 3 bunk beds.

Or their “Family Room-Glamtainer”, featuring 1 double and 1 large double bed.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 90 Sydney Ave, 2257 Umina, Australia 
  • Dog Friendly: no

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16. Discovery Parks – Harrington

Discovery Parks Harrington is another all in one jack of all trades, with activities for the whole family.

2 minutes away from Harring town center, or 50 minutes from Port Macquarie, stay for beach waves and a cute list of things to do.

2 outdoor pools, a waterpark, monster-sized trampoline, and something aptly named “The Shed.”

Which houses activities meant to diffuse the troublemakers, such a handball court, table tennis, and even a giant checkers board!

This place houses up to 7, starting with their “Economy Studio Cabin” featuring 1 double bed.

Or size up with their “Deluxe 3 Bedroom Cabin” with 1 double, 2 single, and 1 bunk bed.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 50 Crowdy Road, 2427 Harrington, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: no

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17. Jervis Bay Holiday Park

The one thing that Jervis Bay Holiday does differently is the one thing that makes it stand out.

And that’s their solar-heated outdoor pool!

Along with of course a pool, great river views, and nearby nature walks.

And they even cater to bench hungry folk, as Huskisson is only 2km away from the glamping site!

Stay at their “Two-Bedroom Villa with Garden View-8” that has 1 double bed, and 1 bunk bed, which fits up to 4 people max.

Or level up at their “Safari Glamping Tent” meant for 6 guests, which includes 2 bunk beds and 2 large double beds.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: 785 Woollamia Road, 2540 Huskisson, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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18. Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park

Seven Miles Beach Holiday Park is hands down the best little slice of heaven meant for toddlers and kids alike.

They feature a games room, peddle karts, surfboards, kayaks, and 2 of the cutest wadding pools and swimming pools you’ve ever seen in your life!

And with a lot of kids comes mouths to feed, so its’ a good thing this holiday park comes with their very own cafe.

Serving hearty breakfasts, wholesome lunches, and nutrient-packed dinners aimed at encouraging health all around.

Though smaller and bigger families will have no problems finding rooms apt for their specific sizes.

Starting with their “Studio” rooms which house up to 5 guests – with 1 double bed, 1 single bed, and 1 bunk bed.

Or for family armies of up to 10, opt for their “Deluxe Family Room.”

The biggest of room options, they have 1 extra-large double bed, 1 large bed, and 1 bunk bed.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 200 Crooked River Road, 2534 Gerroa, Australia
  • Dog Friendly: yes

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NSW Family Glamping Map

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Find More NSW Family Glamping Sites


What’s the best NSW family glamping site close to the beach?

NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort sits right atop the sandy shores overlooking the Tasman Sea.

Although, most NSW campsites are within walking distance to the beach.

Other notable beachside glamping spots include Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hill and Shoal Bay Holiday Park.

What’s the best NSW family glamping site closest to Sydney?

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort is the closest resort to Sydney, at 86km away or 1 hour’s drive.

What’s the best NSW family glamping site that allows dogs?

Tathra Beachside is your best bet when it comes to enjoying your holiday, with a furry friend by your side, as they allow pets!

They are certainly the most welcoming. Check out their facilities for your dog!

While other campsites do allow pets, they generally have a number of other rules.

And their dog facilities aren’t as classy as Tathra Beachside!

Which NSW family glamping site has best on-site facilities for young kids?

Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park and BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Park are the best places for kids.

Between them, they feature wadding pools/kayaks, games rooms, swimming pools, and a waterpark.


While many NSW glamping sites allow dogs, there are rules in place.

For example, some sites don’t allow dogs during school holidays, or they must always be on a leash.

Even though there are rules, there are usually plenty of bushwalking tracks or a nearby beach.

Besides, if you have a cute little puppy, we’re sure rules will be much more flexible.

If you’re still not sure, just call ahead and let them know how adorable your extra family member is!

NSW Glamping SitesDog FriendlyGuest Rating
Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hillsyes9.4
Tathra Beachsideyes9.2
Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hillyes9.1
Shoal Bay Holiday Parkyes9.1
Hillview Farmstayyes9.1
NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resortyes9.1
McLean Beach Holiday Parkyes9.1
BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Parkyes9.0
NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resortyes8.9
Reflections Holiday Parks Mylestomyes8.9
Discovery Parks – Dubbono8.8
Reflections Holiday Parks Red Rockyes8.8
NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resortno8.7
BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Parkyes8.7
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resortno8.7
Discovery Parks – Harringtonno8.6
Jervis Bay Holiday Parkyes8.6
Seven Mile Beach Holiday Parkyes8.5

Dom is a freelance rapscallion writer for hire, who has written for travel publications like Bangkok Nightlife and is the founder of Rogue Chivalry, a men’s lifestyle blog dealing in fashion, film, food & travel – with a cheeky twist.