Tasman Holiday Parks

Rollingstone Rocks Festival: 25th-27th November 2022

Get your tickets for the Rollingstone Rocks Festival 2022 now!

Mark your calendars! The Rollingstone Rocks Festival of Cool is back again in 2022, running from Friday the 25th November – Sunday 27th November. Taking place right in the backyard of our Tasman Holiday Parks – Rollingstone park, this festival takes over our beautiful beachfront location.

Enjoy great music, food stalls, and activities along the stunning North Queensland coastline. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

We recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You can book your site or cabin accommodation online here.

If you want more information or want to make a booking online, please call our friendly team on 1800 006 567 or email [email protected]

This year’s lineup

Our Headliner is The Chantoozies, who will play on Saturday night. Over the rest of the weekend, we have:

Rebelquin

Tim Griffin

Base Coats

Swoon

Josie J and the Richoches

Tammy Moxon

Sam McCann

Black Valentine

Tess Latu

The Chanoozies

Tickets

Adults: $45 per person per day

Children: $20 per person per day

Please note: Ticket price is included in the accommodation price for guests staying at the park over the festival weekend.

Car Show Nominations

If you’re all booked in for the Rollingstone Rocks festival, be sure to get in your nomination for the car show. We will have categories for Classic, Vintage and Hot-rod. There will be prizes for Best in Show for each category, as well as an overall award for People’s Choice.

Download the PDF below and email your nomination to [email protected] Please note entrants must be staying in the park for the festival to enter the show.

Previous Rollingstone Rocks festivals.

Momentum Obstacle Course Race in Serpentine

Looking for a challenge? Check out the Momentum Obstacle Course Race in Serpentine, WA!

Challenge yourself in the Momentum Obstacle Course Race, held this year on the 8th and 9th October 2022 at the Bolinda Vale Estate in Serpentine. Less than an hour from Perth, the obstacle course is a great way to get outdoors and challenge yourself, with options for the whole family.  

With multiple distances, a course for kids, and new obstacles, there’s something for everyone to take part in! Check out more on the event page here.

Where and when:

When: Saturday 8th October & Sunday 9th October 2022

Where: Bolinda Vale Estate,

3069 South Western Highway

Keysbrook, WA 6126

Australia

What:

Not sure what you’re in for? The obstacle course options include:

  • 5km Course 20 Obstacles
  • 10km Course 28 Obstacles
  • 15km Course 35 Obstacles
  • Delta Endurance Night
  • Kids 1km

Run by Red Dust, a company that produces world class obstacle course races, the event will be a great weekend out. There will also be coffee vans and food trucks to keep you fueled before and after the courses!

Where to stay?

Looking for accommodation for the Momentum Obstacle Course Race in 2022?

Look no further than Tasman Holiday Parks – Serpentine Falls. Located a short 5-minute drive from the event, you can choose from a range of accommodation options including basic cabins, deluxe cabins, and powered sites. With great facilities like an outdoor pool, camp kitchens and BBQs, and clean amenities, Tasman Holiday Parks – Serpentine Falls is a great choice for your next holiday.

Book your stay now!

What to do in Echuca Moama: 3-day Itinerary

Wondering what to do in Echuca Moama? Here are the must-do activities for your mid-week or long weekend stay.

Echuca Moama are twin towns located along the Murray River. Surrounded by nature, including red gum forests, Echuca Moama is the perfect location for a mid-week or long weekend stay. The river provides plenty of activities to keep you busy, from cruising on a paddle steamer to kayaking. You can also explore the wine region, visit the chocolate factory, take in the history of the area, or adventure on local hikes and cycling trails! There is plenty of activities to keep you busy in this area.

Wondering how far is Echuca from Melbourne? Echuca Moama is only a short 2 hour and 40-minute drive from Melbourne, making it an easy destination for a long weekend or mid-week stay.

Planning a holiday to Echuca Moama? Here is a 3-day itinerary to help you explore everything the area has to offer.

Day 1: Welcome to Echuca Moama

Arrive in the Echuca Moama region by car, bus, or train and check in to your accommodation.

Where to stay in Echuca Moama?

Tasman Holiday Parks – Moama on the Murray is a great accommodation option to kickstart your adventure in the Echuca Moama region. Moama on the Murray sits on 34 hectares of bushland along the Murray River, on the traditional land of the Yorta Yorta people. Enjoy the resort style swimming pool, pool loungers, BBQs, and kids activities.

Moama on the Murray has accommodation options to suit all travelers. Check out the Talo Glamping Tent for a unique nature experience, or maybe a Premium Villa is more your style. Whatever option you choose, you’ll love waking up to the serene bushland setting and picturesque nature all around you!

Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray is another popular accommodation option to stay in Echuca Moama. With 1.5 kilometers of Murray River frontage, Merool on the Murray provides easy access for swimming, fishing, boating, and other water activities. This park also has a private boat ramp for guests to use during their stay – so if you want accommodation that’s close to the Murray River, this is the place for you!

Merool on the Murray offers a lagoon style pool surrounded by palm trees, a fully enclosed camp kitchen and BBQs, jumping pillow, giant chess and more. Choose from a variety of cabin accommodation options, or set up your caravan or tent on one of our powered sites. If you are looking for a caravan park in Echuca Moama, be sure to check out Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray!

Check out the Echuca Chocolate Factory and Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.

The Murray River Moama Paddle Steamer

In the afternoon, visit the Echuca Chocolate Factory for a sweet treat. Situated in the old Echuca Port precinct, the Echuca Chocolate Factory is a short stroll from the heart of Echuca. Here you can enjoy delicious handmade chocolates, made using only the best quality ingredients and Belgian chocolate. They stock a range of chocolates, boiled sweets, hampers and chocolate liqueurs – the perfect souvenir to take home with you!

While you’re in the area, visit the old Echuca Port and stroll down the river to the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre. The Port of Echuca was the third largest port in Australia in the 1870s and stepping inside will give you a glimpse into life in the 1800s. The Port also offers daily paddlesteamer tours and river cruises. These iconic paddlesteamers are a must-do while you are in Echuca Moama!

Finish off the day with some food and drink at The Mill. The Mill is a contemporary Australian cuisine restaurant, and is situated in an 1800’s building that once housed Echuca’s iconic flour mill. Offering delicious food and a range of beverages from around the world, this is the perfect spot to end your day exploring! Echuca Moama also boasts plenty of other food spots to explore.

Day 2: Explore the Murray River

The Murray River is perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking and more.

Canoeing on the Murray

One of the highlights in the Echuca Moama is the Murray River, providing plenty of water activities to enjoy during your stay. On day 2, it’s time to make the most of the Murray and enjoy some activities on the river. Go on a cruise, grab the fishing rods, hire a canoe, or go on a guided safari. Whether you want a bit of adventure, a relaxed day, or a mix of both, there will be an activity for you.

Both Tasman Holiday Parks – Moama on the Murray and Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray have houseboats that operate from site. Moama on the Murray Houseboats have a range of great cruises with excellent service for you to experience and enjoy the Murray. Bella Casa Houseboats operate from Merool, offering a truly luxurious experience for your stay in Echuca Moama. Be sure to check them out during your stay!

The area is very well-known for its iconic paddle steamer cruises. The best way to explore the Murray is on a cruise! Enjoy a standard sightseeing cruise, or upgrade to a lunch or dinner cruise package. If you’re looking for a unique experience, you can even enjoy an overnight cruise!

Check out some of the best water activities on the Murray River here! There are lots of walking and cycling trails around the river too. Stroll along the river and take in the natural surroundings and wildlife – don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful scenery!

How long is the Murray River?
The Murray River is Australia’s longest river at 2,508km. It spans across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and almost 2,000km of it is navigable!

Once you’ve had enough of the water, head back to your Tasman Holiday Parks accommodation to end your day. Make the most of the outdoor BBQ facilities, explore the park’s nature, and rest up for your last day in Echuca Moama.

Day 3: Wine and Dine

Wine and dine in Echuca Moama.

Echuca Moama is home to two defined wine regions, so a winery visit is a must-do! Or if beer is more to your taste, there is also a selection of breweries and even a local distillery. Jump on a winery tour or rent bikes to explore the vineyards.

Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray is conveniently located right next door to the gorgeous Morrisons Riverview Winery! Enjoy a menu with local produce that is adapted to the seasons, and sip on wine in this idyllic spot. Once you have finished, it’s only a few steps back to your accommodation at Merool.

Check out more information about wineries in Echuca Moama here. Enjoy sampling local wines and beers, and indulge in a long lunch as you take in the beauty of the area. Cheers!

Before you leave the Murray, pop in to the Great Aussie Beer Sheed & Heritage Farm Museum. This popular museum is one of the most unique tourist attractions in Australia, and located only 3km from Echuca. They have an incredible array of iconic Aussie paraphernalia, including 20,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world, classic cars, a partially restored WW1 canon, Coca Cola collection and more.

Your trip in Echuca Moama is over already – that went quickly! Check out our locations at Tasman Holiday Parks to start planning your next escape.

First of its Kind, Exclusive Glamping Tents to Rebound Tourism in Airlie Beach

Rapidly expanding tourism group Tasman Holiday Parks is gearing up to launch Airlie Beach’s first ever glamping tents as the Whitsunday region re-opens post Covid looking for new adventures.

Tasman Holiday Park – Airlie Beach has created five fully airconditioned, ultra-luxe glamping tents with each tent boasting three spacious bedrooms with an ensuite, a modern kitchenette, and a capacious dining and living room.

Glamping guests can enjoy high quality park amenities including a resort pool, BBQ areas, pedal kart buggy hire, tennis court, mini golf, playgrounds, and a complimentary bird feeding experience.

Tasman Holiday Park – Airlie Beach is positioned at the gateway of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef where guests can relish in a tropical oasis and explore the scenic views of the rainforest and secluded beaches.

Tasman Holiday Parks CEO Nikki Milne says the launch of the glamping tents will accommodate to the increasing demand for new and refreshing ways to holiday as borders reopen.

“Glamping is an emerging mega-trend, and these environmentally sustainable glamping tents will provide our guests with an upmarket camping experience with all the comforts of home,” said Ms Milne.

“With the demand of glamping growing rapidly, Tasman Holiday Parks are leading the way by accommodating to the modern traveller’s desire for luxurious, one-of-a-kind experiences.

“The arrival of our exclusive glamping tents will play a key role in our post covid rebound,

delivering wonderful guest experiences and the highest quality parks to welcome back our customers.”

Tasman Holiday Parks has identified the emerging opportunities in the tourism sector now that travel restrictions are beginning to ease in a post-COVID environment and are expecting a surge of travel demand as borders reopen across Australia.

“The reopening of state borders in Australia has seen a surge in the travel market which we believe will continue especially with international travel restrictions also easing,” said Ms Milne.

“We are anticipating a strengthening of our domestic travel markets and we believe this will translate to a robust demand for all of our holiday parks as holiday goers make a comeback,” said Ms Milne.

Holiday makers can secure a night of ultimate luxury among the stars from only $199 per night.

Tasman Holiday Parks are the fastest growing owner, developer & operator of holiday parks across Australia and New Zealand.

With more than 4,000 sites across 26 iconic locations, Tasman Holiday Parks welcomes more than 325,000 guests each year.

Rare One in Five Year Draining Event in the Works for Popular Lake

Holiday-goers will be given a unique opportunity to observe an unrecognisable Lake Mulwala when its water levels are lowered for environmental rehabilitation in June.

Tasman Holiday Parks – Lake Mulwala sits at the gateway to Yarrawonga’s renowned water sport precinct, set directly on the shores of Lake Mulwala, and will offer spectators an unparalleled front row experience to the one in five-year draining event.

Tasman Holiday Parks CEO Nikki Milne says Tasman Holiday Parks are proud to be supporting the environmental practices of the area and looks forward to re-opening a cleaner lake to future visitors.

“While we regret to announce water activities will be limited during this time, the draining of the lake offers an excellent opportunity for the community and visitors to witness a once in five-year event from the comfort of premium holiday facilities,” said Ms Milne.

“During the draining period, Tasman Holiday Parks – Lake Mulwala will still be a slice of paradise and as soon as you step through the gates, you will know you’ve arrived somewhere special you can unwind and truly relax.

“This season will showcase a very different Lake Mulwala to what many regular holiday makers may be used to, providing guests with a unique way of experiencing the area

“Guests can venture out to explore the region’s history, food and wine, clubs and entertainment or go for a stroll through nature, take in the picturesque sunset, or simply relax by our pool.

Featuring contemporary self-contained villas and a range of spacious caravan and camping sites, Tasman Holiday Parks – Lake Mulwala is a pet friendly venue and offers an exciting range of high-energy activities for all ages such as scenic bicycle and walking tracks, pedal karts for hire, an opulent pool, tennis courts, jumping pillow and playground.

Lowering the level of Lake Mulwala will assist with waterweed control and is set to commence early in May 2022.

“Lake Mulwala is used as a popular water-skiing and boating spot, and the waterweed can make it difficult for our guests to launch boats, fish, swim or water ski without getting tangled in the weed,” said Ms Milne.

“Extensive consultations between the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and Goulburn-Murray Water were had to ensure the timing and extent of the lowering has the best results with as little impact as possible.

“It is important the waterweed issue is combatted this winter to improve the condition of the lake for the community, visitors, and the health of the lake itself.

“Tasman Holiday Park is an advocate for the importance of environmental care, and we are committed to providing our guests with sustainable holidaying.”

Lake Mulwala is expected to be back to its operating levels by early August.

Yarrawonga, which is part of the Moira Shire region, is renowned for the array of festivals and activities held in the area throughout the year and the region welcomes up to 1 million visitors per annum.

Celebrating Culinary Careers Fundraising Cocktail Event

Tasman Holiday Parks is proud to support local communities with our upcoming sponsorship of the Echuca Regional Health Fundraising event.

On Friday the 8th April, the Celebrating Culinary Careers Fundraising Dinner will take place at The Wharf in Echuca. Hosted by Echuca Regional Health (ERH) in conjunction with Kagome Australia, proceeds from the event will go towards the new ERH Cancer and Wellness Centre.

The Cancer and Wellness Centre will help offer better access to cancer care for those in the area, as well as provide support for the patient and family throughout treatment.

The event is a chance to mingle with celebrity chefs and take part in the evening’s auctions, helping raise money for this incredible cause. Enjoy an amazing range of cocktail food prepared by celebrity chefs George Calombaris, Ryan Stevenson, Glenn Austin and Luke Croston.

The event is held at the Echuca Wharf, a historic timber wharf along the Murray River. Experience and learn about the history of the area at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre. The Port of Echuca was built in 1865 and is known as one of Australia’s finest heritage icons. It’s the perfect place to learn and indulge in the history of the area!

Where & When:

The historic Echuca Wharf is known as one of Australia’s finest heritage icons.

When: Friday 8th April 2022, 6.00pm – 11.00pm.

Where: The Wharf, Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, 3564

You can check out more about this event and purchase your tickets here.

What is there to do in Echuca Moama?

Echuca and Moama are twin towns on either side of the Murray River, with Echuca on the Victorian side and Moama on the NSW side. Both are the perfect place for your next foodie and cultural escape, with plenty of restaurants, activities, and museums to enjoy. It’s a great destination for a romantic couple’s holiday, or fun for the whole family!

The Murray River is Australia’s longest river, flowing 2,530km across southeastern Australia. Enjoy stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, boating, river cruisers and more along the river.

After a long day exploring, check out some of the local eateries and dine on delicious food. Echuca Moama is a haven for adventurous foodies!

What are the best activities to do in Echuca Moama?

Enjoy a dinner cruise or visit the Echuca Chocolate Company.

One of the best activities to enjoy in Echuca Moama is a paddle steamer boat cruise. Echuca Moama has the largest fleet of operating paddle steamers in the world – so your holiday isn’t complete without experiencing a trip on one!

Why not check out a sightseeing cruise, or even a lunch or dinner cruise? It’s the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and take in the sights.

Another great way to enjoy the foodie scene in Echuca Moama is with a delicious lunch at a local winery. Echuca Moama is home to a selection of local and regional wineries, breweries and a distillery, so there is something for everyone. Relax with local drinks and cuisine with a long lunch at one of the wineries or breweries in the area.

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Another must-do in Echuca Moama is a visit to the Echuca Chocolate Company. Located in the old Echuca Port precinct, the Echuca Chocolate Company create delicious fresh chocolates by hand and offer an incredible chocolate liqueur collection. Head along for a free liqueur tasting, and don’t forget to take home some chocolate souvenirs!

Where to stay for your next escape?

Looking for the perfect accommodation for your Moama holiday? Tasman Holiday Parks – Moama on the Murray offers the best of nature and luxury. With a resort style swimming pool, gorgeous villas and plenty of activities for the kids, it’s the perfect base for your Echuca Moama holiday. Located right along the iconic Murray River, you’re a stone’s throw from everything that the area has to offer.

Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray is another great caravan park and caravan accommodation option for your Echuca Moama holiday. With 25 hectares of land and 1.5 kilometres of Murray River frontage, there’s plenty to explore. Relax by the lagoon style pool, enjoy the community veggie garden, and make the most of the games room. Merool on the Murray has options for every budget, with cabins, caravan sites and powered sites.

Better than just sandcastles; 6 beach activities for kids

You pack the car, load in the kids, and venture out to spend a day on the sand. The kids are excited, you’re excited, and you plan to spend the whole day exploring rock pools, splashing about in the waves, building sandcastles, getting salty and sandy – you could never get bored.

However, if you’re after some fun beach activities a little out of the box, read on for some top activities to keep the whole family entertained whilst soaking up the summer sun.

1. Beach scavenger hunt

A beach scavenger hunt is a great way to entertain the kids whilst exploring the beach.

Give each participant a list of items that you would typically find at the beach like a shell, a feather, seaweed, or pebbles. The aim is to find every item on that list to win the game. The kids will love the challenge and a little bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone.

Tip: Type “beach scavenger hunt” into your search engine and you will find a bunch of free printable scavenger hunt lists. Just print them off and away you go.

2. Make beach art with natural materials

Get the creative juices flowing with a little beach art using items found on the beach.

The first step is to gather bits and pieces you find on the beach to create your masterpiece. Shells are always a great option along with pebbles, seaweed, driftwood, and sticks.

Use the sand as your canvas and let your imaginations run wild by placing your treasures in some sort of pattern. Don’t forget to take a picture of your work of art, this one can’t come home with you.

3. Transform your kids into mermaids

Try your hand at sculpting a mermaid tail to transform yourself or the kids into a mythical sea creature. Bury your little mermaid’s legs in the sand and build a tail with sand over the top.

Get creative and add a few shells or seaweed to jazz it up a little. Once again, make sure you pose for a happy snap before switching back to a human.

4. Hide hand-painted rocks

Get on board with the latest craze – hand-painted rocks. Kids are loving collecting small rocks, painting them, and hiding them for others to find. This requires a little preparation before your beach day.

First, you must collect the rocks then paint them. Try sticking to the beach theme and paint some little beach critters on them with a positive message on the back.

Hide them in places where others will find them like in the beach playground, footpath or under a tree. It’s a nice way to be creative, spread positivity and put a smile on a stranger’s face.

5. Slip and slide

A slip and slide is a summer favourite in many Aussie backyards, but why not bring it to the beach?

Pack thick plastic sheeting (at least 10 foot long) to make your slide. Place it on the sand, anchor it down by digging sand onto the edges, add water and away you go.

For a little extra slip and slide, add environmentally friendly soap with water on the plastic sheet. Once the slide is ready, take a run-up and dive onto the slide gliding along your belly all the way to the end. You are sure to get some attention with this one with many other beachgoers wanting to join in on the fun.

6. Beach cricket

You can’t go wrong with a little beach cricket. It’s not as intense as the game you watch on the telly – the rules are changed a little to suit the players.

For starters, the ball can be switched for a tennis ball, the cricket bat is often plastic and the stumps can be made from driftwood or sticks found at the beach. Bring your cricket bat, make up some rules, get some people involved and have a little fun in the sun with an Aussie favourite.

Check out some fun summer getaway ideas where you can try out our beach activities the whole family can enjoy.  

Fraser Coast

For a beach with plenty of activities for kids and their parents, check out our Fraser Coast Holiday Park.

The Fraser Coast is Queensland’s hidden gem, and our holiday park truly shines. Look for whales in season. Visit the world’s largest sand island. Laze by the pool or explore the kilometres of glorious coastline.

 

Tasman Holiday Parks, the Largest Trans Tasman Holiday Park Group is Poised for Expansion

Tasman Holiday Parks has announced the creation of the leading trans-Tasman
holiday park group after bedding down a series of acquisitions and developments
totalling more than $250 million over the past 18 months.

Tasman Holiday Parks, backed by Tasman Capital, a leading private equity group, is setting its sights on becoming a market leader in the sector. The fast-moving group has quickly capitalised on emerging opportunities in the holiday park sector in Australia and New Zealand as travel restrictions begin to ease in a post-COVID environment.

The emerging holiday park powerhouse, led by industry veteran Nikki Milne and a management team with more than 75 years’ combined sector experience, currently has a portfolio of 21 holiday parks following an acquisition spree that has consolidated quality assets in iconic destinations under the new Tasman Holiday Parks banner.

A recent $300 million capital raise has armed Tasman Holiday Parks with a warchest that will allow the group to double its asset base over the next two years. The pace of acquisitions since early 2020 has positioned Tasman Holiday Parks as the fastest growing owner, developer, and operator of holiday parks in Australia and New Zealand.

Among the latest acquisitions, is Christchurch TOP10 Holiday Park. The significant 277-site asset brings the total number of sites owned by Tasman Holiday Parks to more than 3,000, comprising cabins, caravan & camping sites, and short-term holiday sites.

The group now owns and operates 16 holiday parks in Australia and five in New Zealand and employs more than 300 staff across its operations. Tasman Holiday Parks CEO Nikki Milne says the group has targeted the launch of the consolidated consumer platform, tasmanholidayparks.com to catch the new wave of growth and increasing demand across domestic drive markets as borders reopen.

“We believe a desire for a more timeless touring and travel experience was returning prior to COVID, and the pandemic has only just accelerated this,” said Ms Milne.

“The growing popularity of an iconic cabin, caravan and camping holiday is an emerging mega-trend, and we are positioning ourselves to capture this return to authentic travel experiences with quality assets in iconic destinations across Australia and New Zealand.”

Tasman Holiday Parks is expecting a surge of travel demand as borders reopen across Australia and New Zealand throughout 2022 and beyond.

“While we are anticipating a strengthening of our domestic travel markets, we believe this will translate to a robust trans-Tasman demand for all of our holiday parks as holiday makers make a comeback,” said Ms Milne.

Tasman Holiday Parks has focused its acquisition strategy on quality independent holiday parks, with strong development upside in strategic locations.

Tasman Holiday Parks has recently undertaken a capital raise to restock its war chest with over $300 million available to grow its network and deliver a multi-milliondollar redevelopment program of its iconic holiday assets across Australia & New Zealand.


“We believe in delivering wonderful guest experiences and will focus investment to ensure we have the highest quality parks to delight our customers now and into the future,” said Ms Milne.


Tasman Holiday Parks currently has a deep pipeline of projects and acquisitions to double the size of the business over the coming 24 months. The group’s current development pipeline has the capacity to add an additional 500 sites to its existing portfolio.

Stuart Lamont CEO of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia said the investment into the sector was timely and acknowledged the commitment to quality from Tasman Holiday Parks.


“Holiday Parks are the backbone of the great Australian touring holiday and essential to the social fabric of our communities. Quality, well-funded corporate groups with a strong commitment to re-investment are essential to the delivery of a leading guest
experience,” said Mr Lamont.

“We are excited to support and welcome Tasman Holiday Parks as an active member of the caravanning and camping market and an emerging leader in the trans-Tasman market.”


Tasman Holiday Parks are the fastest growing owner, developer & operator of holiday parks across Australia and New Zealand. With more than 3,000 sites under management across 21 iconic locations, Tasman Holiday Parks welcomes more than 250,000 guests each year.