Relaxing near the water has been proven to have many benefits for our minds and bodies in lowering stress levels and restoring our sense of wellbeing. For a positive effect on our mental and physical health, taking a break near water is just what’s needed to restore a sense of calm. Whether your preference is for a beach, river, or waterfalls, one of these parks for your next holiday, is sure to fit the bill and boost your happiness quotient.
Tasman Holiday Parks – Cairns Cool Waters
Take a deep breath in the lush green tropical setting of this park, bordered by a natural creek and with mountains forming a backdrop, the landscaped gardens of Tasman’s Cool Waters will have you relaxed in no time.
You have a choice of caravan sites including creekside and pet-friendly areas and with an onsite café open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunches, and great coffee, you won’t want to leave. The creek bordered by rainforest trees is the place to seek serenity where you can take the time to just sit and listen to the birdlife in the area and watch the resident turtles. You can even feed the turtles and fish that live in the turtle sanctuary area with food available from the park office. If you’re lucky you may just spot the occasional platypus too.
In addition to the stunning natural beauty the park offers, Cairn, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef is just a short drive away.
Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray
Echuca Moama, NSW
With over 1.5 kilometres of river frontage, you can find your Zen in this park situated right on the banks of the Murray River. It’s hard to find anything more relaxing than watching river traffic cruise by as you throw in a fishing line or just chill out on the sandy river beach area.
If you prefer being on the water, the park has its own boat ramp to make launching a quick and easy option and there is a lake for more water play. Another option is to laze by the resort’s lagoon-style pool while the kids enjoy the games room or jumping pillows.
With a variety of activities to keep everyone entertained, you can get back to basics, slip into river time, and enjoy a peaceful break and unwind with the family.
Tasman Holiday Parks –South Mission Beach
South Mission Beach, QLD
If you’re more of a float in tropical waters under coconut palms type of person, then this park at South Mission Beach may be just what you need. With direct access to the palm tree-fringed beach, you can take a peaceful meditative beach stroll along the 14 kilometre stretch of white sand beach with views of Dunk Island off the coast.
As one of the closest access points to the Great Barrier Reef, the snorkelling is superb and you can happily spend your days in the warm and wave-free water all year round.