Tasman Holiday Parks

At Tasman Holiday Parks – Warrnambool, we’re thrilled to make a big splash with the completion of our swimming pool refurbishment project!

Our commitment to providing you with the best holiday experiences led us to revamp our pool area, ensuring that every moment you spend with us is nothing short of exceptional.

What’s New in Our Revamped Swimming Pool:

Enhanced Ventilation: We know that a comfortable atmosphere is essential for a relaxing swim. That’s why we’ve installed new extraction fans and perforated ceiling sheets to keep the air fresh and invigorating. Enjoy a dip in the pool without a worry, as the improved ventilation adds a touch of comfort to your aquatic adventures.

A Fresh New Look: We’ve taken the plunge and revamped the pool’s interior. The outdated pool tiles are history! Our newly relined pool boasts a sleek, modern finish that invites you to immerse yourself in the revitalizing waters.

Non-Slip Safety: Safety is paramount for us, which is why we’ve replaced the previous astroturf with non-slip tiles. Now, you can move around with ease, knowing that each step is secure – your safety is our top priority.

A Splash of Colour: To infuse the space with vibrancy, we’ve painted the walls, giving the entire area a fresh and inviting feel. The colours are chosen to reflect the energy of our guests and the fun-filled atmosphere that our Warrnambool Holiday Park is known for.

Revamped Bathrooms: Our commitment to your comfort extends to every corner of our park. We’ve refurbished all the bathrooms near the pool area, ensuring they match the modern aesthetics of our swimming pool and provide you with a rejuvenating experience.

With these upgrades, our swimming pool has transformed into a haven of relaxation, recreation, and pure delight. Whether you’re looking to take a refreshing dip or simply unwind poolside, our revamped pool area is the perfect addition to your holiday escape.

Come and experience the new and improved swimming pool at Tasman Holiday Parks – Warrnambool. We invite you to indulge in the ultimate holiday escape where luxury, comfort, and unforgettable memories await.

Ready to make a splash? Book your stay with us today and experience the renewed allure of our swimming pool firsthand!

Experience Coastal Bliss Like Never Before

We are thrilled to unveil the latest jewel in our crown of developments at Tasman Holiday Parks – the architecturally designed Premium Beachfront Villas at Papamoa Beach!

Premium Beachfront Villas at Papamoa Beach

These exquisite villas are set to redefine your beachside getaways, offering unparalleled comfort, convenience, and breathtaking ocean views. 

Key features:

  • King bed 
  • Separate bedroom with two sets of bunks 
  • Open plan lounge, dining, and kitchen area 
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine/dryer 
  • Bathroom with a shower and separate toilet 
  • 50″ LCD TV in the lounge and 32” LCD TV in the kid’s room 
  • Ocean-facing deck with your own private BBQ area 

Imagine waking up to the soothing sound of waves crashing against the shore and stepping onto your private deck to witness the sun rising over the horizon. Our Premium Beachfront Villas provide the ultimate escape, where coastal luxury meets the comforts of home. With a modern and chic design, these villas offer the perfect blend of style and relaxation. 

Embrace the tranquillity of the ocean, the comforts of modern living, and the memories waiting to be created. Book your stay today and experience a holiday like no other at Tasman Holiday Parks – Papamoa Beach. 

Book your stay in a Premium Beachfront Villa at Papamoa Beach today.

Tasman Holiday Parks is a huge new player snapping up Australia’s best destinations

As published on Escape.com.au by Kirrily Schwarz.

Haven’t heard of Tasman Holiday Parks? You’re not alone.

The property start-up launched in 2019 and has been quietly buying up Australia’s best holiday parks. Its portfolio now has 40 properties (including seven in New Zealand), totalling $500 million. You can stay with them everywhere from Shark Bay in Western Australia to the Bay of Fires in Tasmania, the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria, the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, and everywhere in between.

On top of that, a phenomenal amount of money is flowing into improvements and additions. Every park has something different, from glamping tents to tiny homes and even office pods for remote workers.

A recent visit to Airlie Beach Caravan Park, one of the acquisitions, reveals five new glamping tents, all with shiny black Weber barbeques on the balconies.

There’s a new playground, with a new shade sail and new barbeque to come. The palm-fringed pool was recently retiled and the roads recently repaired. Six tiny homes are on their way. One new camp kitchen has been installed and there’s another en route. Ensuites are inbound and new astroturf will be laid soon.

Everywhere you look, the level of investment confirms classic drive-and-stay holidays are having a resurgence. So does the consistent demand.

I stop by in April, right at the end of the wet season, when the temperature is about 35 degrees Celcius and the humidity is somewhere around 90 per cent. As soon as you move, you sweat uncontrollably. But the blazing sun and soupy air hasn’t deterred visitors from this iconic North Queensland destination.

Site manager Lynn Clough has been with the company three years. She and her husband Stephen managed Tasman Holiday Parks in Western Australia and Tasmania before taking on the Airlie Beach property in July 2022.

“It was busy the whole way through the wet, not flat out, but constant,” she says. “I expected we’d go quiet, but we haven’t really had an off-season at all.”

Every effort has been made to create something special at this park. Everything is designed to be relaxed and self-paced, creating a calming feel. It’s clearly a perfect base from which to explore the area, including the Great Barrier Reef.

There’s a coffee van at the front gate serving Byron Bay Coffee Co brews, next to a wall of signs offering every water-based activity imaginable. All of them can be booked through reception, whether you’re wanting to go snorkelling, fishing, skydiving, jet-boating, sailing at sunset, or on a crocodile safari.

Food vans rotate throughout the week, arriving in the evenings to serve Korean dumplings, Thai noodles, or fresh woodfired pizzas to hungry guests. There’s fresh fruit by the pool on Saturdays and cheese and crackers on Wednesdays.

Every day at 4pm, guests can feed the birds. Lorikeets and cockatoos swoop down from their nests for a nibble, often standing on the heads and shoulders of delighted guests to create unforgettable moments.

“We’re really committed to moving with the times,” says Clough. “We get families, as you’d expect, but we also get a lot of backpackers, grey nomads, and couples. I think they like it because of the peace.”

I’m staying in one of these cool new glamping tents. The layout is great: a queen bed front and centre, with bunks tucked around the corner on both sides to create some privacy. The left side has a bathroom; the right has a kitchen. There’s a glass door at the front and zippered sides that can be opened and shut as desired.

It’s air-conditioned, with a bowl of fresh fruit on the table and the scent of frangipani in the air. And because of the canvas walls, you can hear the birds singing outside. It’s quite innovative, with the perfect blend of indoors and outdoors.

I pull up a deckchair in the shade, ostensibly to read, though I’m covertly watching those around me. As I enjoy the pop of fresh grapes and a few friendly chats with passersby, I realise the simplicity of experiences like this timeless.

“A lot of us are looking for meaningful and authentic experiences, we want a sense of community,” says Nikki Milne, CEO of Tasman Holiday Parks. “Pushing kids on a swing, jumping into a pool, cooking snags in the camp kitchen, sharing stories with each other. You get that in a holiday park more than any other kind of tourism accommodation, because people want that connection.”

Figures from accounting firm BDO and the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, released in November, said forward bookings for the 2022/2023 summer were 37 per cent higher than the year before. Soaring demand put park operators on track for their most profitable season since 2019. These holidays are becoming even more popular as the cost of living rises and families seek affordable stays.

Milne says the recipe for success in the holiday park industry is straightforward. Once the location is sorted, the experience simply needs to be “clean, safe, and easy”. The company recently surveyed 100,000 of its past guests, and those three things were repeated time and again. So that’s what’s being delivered.

The rate of acquisition is astounding, the level of reinvestment is impressive, and the commitment to innovation with the launch of new product types is admirable.

However, the appeal is uncomplicated.

“Holiday parks are part of the fabric of Australian society,” says Milne. “The last few years have forced everyone to ask themselves what’s meaningful. And they’ve decided it’s classic holidays like these.”

Original article published in Escape.com.au by Kirrily Schwarz.

Tasman Holiday Parks Caps Off $265 Million Growth Spree

Leading holiday park operator Tasman Holiday Parks has capped off a $265 million growth spree doubling its portfolio to 40 properties across Australia and New Zealand.

Tasman Holiday Parks wrapped up 20 acquisitions over the last 18 months and expanded its development program which has boosted the value of the group’s portfolio to more than half a billion dollars. The expanded group welcomed more than 650,000 customers across it’s holiday parks during this period.

The group continues to gain ground, with forward bookings up more than 30% per cent compared with the same time last year, driven by Tasman Holiday Parks’ continued investment in place creation, customer experiences, and growing brand awareness.
The strong momentum follows a record year in 2022, which delivered like for like growth exceeding 25% across Australia and New Zealand.

“The drive market enjoyed a resurgence of popularity during COVID and has continued to remain buoyant in both Australia and New Zealand,” said Tasman Holiday Parks CEO Nikki Milne.

“The underlying fundamentals of drive markets in Australia and New Zealand remain strong, even as international travel continues to rebound. We are uniquely positioned to convert emerging market opportunities, with a focus to provide customers a safe, genuine, and easily accessible holiday experience across all price points.

“The singular vision for our group is to create timeless destinations where families can ‘escape the busyness of life’ by enjoying a great drive and stay holiday.

“As cost-of-living pressures increase, more families are seeking authentic holiday experiences and are taking to the road for a holiday. Tasman Holiday Parks provides a value based alternative to overseas travel in these challenging times.

“It is our investment in park experiences, delivering genuine customer service, and creating places where busy families can escape to freedom that sets our holiday parks apart,” said Ms Milne.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) Chief Executive Officer Stuart Lamont welcomed the investment in the holiday park industry.

In Australia, the holiday park sector has continued to capture the imagination of the Australian consumer throughout recent times of economic and COVID uncertainty. The growth trend remains strong with CIAA research identifying that more than 80% of consumers are expecting to undertake the same or more travel, and to spend the same or more in 2023 as they did in 2022 across the sector.

“Tasman Holiday Parks’ investment in place creation and focus on customer in the holiday park market bring benefits to a broad range of holiday makers across Australia and it demonstrates their emerging leadership within the industry,” said Mr Lamont.
Ms Milne said the acquisition program has doubled the Tasman Holiday Parks portfolio to 40 in line with the groups three-year strategic plan outlined in 2021.

“The Tasman Holiday Parks strategic plan remains unchanged, and we have demonstrated our ability to execute with agility in a changing market”.

The 40th holiday park, located in Western Australia, is scheduled to settle at the end of March and is among a series of acquisitions that have expanded the group’s portfolio in key tourism markets across Australia and New Zealand.

During the past year Tasman Holiday Parks made a significant push into Victoria with the acquisition of Big 4 Bright, South Bright Holiday Park, Big 4 Bendigo and Big 4 Warrnambool.

Tasman Holiday Parks have strengthened their position in NSW with the addition of Big 4 Ballina, Big 4 Tathra, and Kioloa Holiday Park.

The group has recently expanded its capital structure by a further $250M to underpin future growth.

“We remain disciplined in our deployment of capital with a focus on securing the right strategic opportunities.

“The group’s portfolio is now scaling with a value over half a billion dollars.

“In addition to strategic acquisitions, our growth is underpinned by our investment in place creation with more than $100 million dedicated to major development projects across the portfolio over the next three years” said Ms Milne.

The scale of acquisitions over the past year has positioned Tasman Holiday Parks as the fastest growing owner, developer, and operator of holiday parks across Australia and New Zealand.

Tasman Holiday Parks Completes $65 Million in Acquisitions with First Move Into Victoria

Rapidly expanding tourism group Tasman Holiday Parks has completed $65 million in acquisitions this quarter, highlighted by the company’s first foray into the key Victorian market.

The settlement of four acquisitions for 2022 solidifies its foundations as the leading trans-Tasman operator of holiday parks.

The company has a further $120 million in holiday parks either under contract or in advanced pipeline in Australia, coupled with a further $30 million (NZD) in New Zealand.

The latest acquisitions have grown the Tasman Holiday Parks portfolio to 26 properties, with 21 in Australia and five in New Zealand. The number of revenue-generating sites has grown to over 4,000, positioning Tasman Holiday Parks to meet its target of doubling in size over the two years to the end of 2023.

The company, supported by a $300 million capital raising late last year, is tapping into rising demand from the tourism drive market for holiday accommodation in idyllic locations.

Tasman Holiday Parks has deployed more than $65 million in capital through acquisitions in the latest quarter, in addition to significant development investment.

The latest Australian acquisitions comprise two major investments in Western Australia, with Yallingup Beach Holiday Park and Yallingup Caves Holiday Park, highlighting WA as a key market for the company, positioning Tasman Holiday Parks for a domestic tourism boost as the nation celebrates WA’s long-awaited border reopening.

An award winning park in New South Wales has also joined the fold, with Tasman’s recent acquisition of BIG4 Ballina Headlands Holiday Park.

BIG4 Ballina has been notched up a string of awards, including the People’s Choice Award at the 2020 BIG4 Annual Awards, and more recently the Bronze Award in the People’s Choice Caravan Park of the Year at the 2021 Caravan Industry Association Awards.

The family-owned park has been tightly held for 25 years, developing a legacy which Tasman Holiday Parks CEO Nikki Milne said they were looking forward to continuing.

“We have a huge respect for the proud family history BIG4 Ballina possesses alongside being one of NSW’s most awarded holiday parks, and we are looking forward to playing an active role in maintaining this tradition moving forward,” she said.

Tasman is venturing into the Victorian market with the milestone acquisition of Riverglen Holiday Park in Geelong – a substantially sized, scalable holiday park comprising 125 permanent cabins.

Each of the newly acquired properties will further strengthen Tasman Holiday Parks’ position in market.

“The Geelong acquisition marks our first entry into the Victorian market as we continue to explore opportunities for key holiday parks across Australia and New Zealand,” said Ms Milne.

“The reopening of state borders in Australia has seen a surge in the domestic drive market which we believe will continue even with international travel restrictions also easing.

“Our operations in Australia have been performing extremely well. Victoria will play a key role in our expansion strategy, with our properties in the NSW Murray region showing continued strength and growth.

“We are well positioned in the New Zealand market with major investments underway as we prepare for the April 13 border reopening date.”

Tasman Holiday Parks’ proposed New Zealand acquisitions will add significant scale to the group’s New Zealand operations, taking the company’s total number of revenue-generating sites under management to almost 1,000 across its holiday parks in New Zealand.

“New Zealand remains a prime drive market for the group, and increasingly so as international borders reopen for the country, and we will continue to pursue new opportunities as they arise,” said Ms Milne.

Tasman Holiday Parks is also rapidly increasing its focus on development across its portfolio, led by the expansion of its premium holiday park holding at Racecourse Beach at Bawley Point on the NSW South Coast, with a strong development pipeline also commenced in QLD.

“We have an incredibly strong development pipeline across key assets in NSW, QLD and NZ, and we are preparing to invest a further $30 million in re-development in the year ahead,” said Ms Milne.

“Reinvesting in our acquisitions and recapitalising assets is an important part of the group’s growth strategy.”

Tasman Holiday Parks, which currently welcomes more than 325,000 guests a year across Australia and New Zealand, has now invested a total of more than $350 million in acquisitions and development activity since mid-2020.