Tasman Holiday Parks

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.

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.

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.