Holiday @ Home {In S.A}

Support Local. Buy South Australian. Holiday Here This Year.

These are the catchphrases we have been hearing for years now and it has never been more important to support our local South Aussie businesses – ESPECIALLY our regional mates.

To have a great family holiday, you don’t need to go far! Scroll down for some fantastic trips that you can take with your kids that are only a few KMs from the Adelaide CBD or at most only a few hours out of Adelaide.

We know that South Australia and Adelaide has some of the best beaches, National Parks, food and scenery in the world! So put your money where you mouth is, stop researching ANOTHER Bali trip and start exploring your own backyard!


Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park

Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park (formerly Brighton Caravan Park) has one of the most spectacular beachfront locations of any park we’ve stayed at in S.A. Located just south of the Seacliff SLSC and literally steps to the beach it’s the ideal spot for a family holiday without having to travel too far from home. Swimming, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, diving, kayaking…… if you love the water, the ocean and...

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Narnu Farm – Hindmarsh Island

Located on Hindmarsh Island, just across the bridge from Goolwa on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, Narnu Farm has been a favourite destination for generations of South Australian families. Many South Aussies would have visited Narnu on school camp ‘back in the day’ or have taken their own kids for a farm stay family holiday. Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience with twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can...

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Roonka River Adventure Park

While Roonka River Adventure Park has been creating memorable river adventures for more than 50 years, it’s one of the hidden family-friendly gems of the Riverland! Owned and operated by Scouts SA, it’s already well known and loved by those in the Scouting community (and savvy school camp organisers). Now families and groups of friends are discovering Roonka’s experience-based camping and group accommodation nestled on a lush, tranquil...

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Go Camping at Woodhouse Adventure Park

Only a short trip up the freeway, Woodhouse Adventure Park (formerly Woodhouse Activity Centre) provides a safe and convenient space for the experienced camper, or those just starting out. There are numerous unpowered camping areas, complete with shared campfire circles (seasonal use) and adjacent Basecamps which have been fitted with deluxe creature comforts including toilets, hot showers, hand dryers, vanity mirrors and power points for your...

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Redwing Farm | Moonta | Yorke Peninsula

We have enjoyed a number of stays with the kids at Redwing Farm. Beautiful, family-focused and an easy 2 hour drive from Adelaide at the top of Yorke Peninsula. It is officially a favourite place to spend a long weekend! Located just out of Moonta, this beautifully appointed farm accommodation is perfect for families, in a great location and certain to continue as a regular tradition for our family. There are three delightful...

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Belair National Park Holiday Park

Belair National Park Holiday Park is a family run holiday park only 11km from the CBD. The park is situated in the picturesque Belair National Park and offers accommodation to suit all budgets and guests needs. You’ll feel the serenity as you arrive and breathe in the fresh eucalyptus filled air. From glamping eco tents to cottages and powered/unpowered caravan and camping sites, guests can choose the option that is most suited to them and all...

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An Innes Itinerary

Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park is our favourite places to visit in South Australia so we’ve come up with a few Innes Itinerary ideas in case you’re planning a school holiday visit So, where is Innes you ask? Innes National Park is located on the Yorke Peninsula, around 3.5 hours from Adelaide. You’ll more than likely head North out of Adelaide to Port Wakefield, turn left and drive past Ardrossan, Minlaton,...

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Levi Adelaide Holiday Park

If you are looking for accommodation close to the city of Adelaide without worrying about parking or the general craziness of the city, then staying at Levi Adelaide Holiday Park is the answer! Located in Vale Park, it is on the banks of the River Torrens, only 4kms from the city – perfect for when you have an event on in town but don’t want to have to drive all the way home with tired kids in the car. Book a cabin or camping site...

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Camping spots within 2 hours drive from Adelaide

Camping near Adelaide: top spots for a holiday Camping is such a great family experience. You don’t have to be a Leyland Brother loaded up with expensive equipment to do it either. You don’t need a 4WD, you don’t need a lot of money, you don’t need a lot of time you just need to make the decision to do it!Next step is to make sure you’ve got your camping “essentials”. I wrote a post last year about...

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Best Family Friendly Caravan Parks in South Australia

Caravan Parks sure have come a long way from when I was a kid. Jumping pillows, pools, playgrounds right up to massive waterparks, putt putt and pump tracks. Some of these parks go over and above when it comes to family friendly making them a fantastic family holiday option all within a drive from home. We’re lucky to have stayed at some of S.A’s best caravan parks and here’s our top 10. Victor Harbor Holiday Park Just over...

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Marion Bay Caravan Park, Yorke Peninsula

Marion Bay Caravan Park is on the doorstep of the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park which boasts amazing beaches for walkers, swimmers, families, surfers and everyone in between. There are great photography opportunities for the young budding photographer with animals and landscapes a plenty. We recently stayed at Marion Bay Caravan Park and were so impressed by the friendly hosts, the stunning views and how kid friendly the Park is. We...

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The Lighthouse, Port Hughes Beachfront Accommodation

All I can say is, WOW! If you’re looking for a large, modern, family holiday house on Yorke Peninsula – have we got an absolute beachfront treat! Plus, right now until September 17th, 2023, you can PAY TWO NIGHTS and STAY THREE or PAY THREE NIGHTS and STAY FIVE! This offer is valid for new, direct bookings only, all days of the week and right across the July school holidays too. What a complete bargain, especially if you go halves...

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Wallaroo Marina Apartments

Here’s an unbeatable regional SA school holiday adventure or weekend getaway for your family! At the top of Yorke Peninsula, just under two hours drive from Adelaide, this beautiful waterfront self contained accommodation is waiting for you to come and make some precious memories with your kids. I mean look, we won’t judge if it’s actually a getaway with out the kids that you are seeking either! #DateNight #MumsTimeOut...

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Blue Lake Holiday Park, Mt Gambier

Blue Lake Holiday Park is a beautiful and relaxing 27 acre park, welcoming holidaying visitors to Mount Gambier which is located 4.5 hours south east of Adelaide and is part of the Limestone Coast. The city is well known for its geography, particularly its volcanic and limestone features, most notably its Blue Lake, parks and gardens, caves and sinkholes which are great fun for the whole family to explore. There is a brand-new adventure...

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10 reasons you need to get yourself to Marion Holiday Park.

Marion Holiday Park really is a kids paradise and to think its tucked away so close to the CBD is mind blowing! Featuring a waterpark, 45m lagoon pool, indoor heated pool, adventure playground and indoor tennis court and games room, it really does have it all! But parents haven’t been forgotten about, they have delicious coffee, breakfast and lunch items served from 8am to 4pm and dinner is served nightly in our outdoor bar, cinema and kitchen...

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Atura – Adelaide’s Airport Hotel

I have to admit…when I found out they were building an airport hotel in Adelaide I was a bit skeptical whether we really needed one? Being so close to the city, did people really need to stay AT the airport? Add 2 kids and an early flight departure time……..I’ve changed my mind! My 2 daughters and I recently spent the night at Atura before an early morning flight interstate and the minute we walked through the door I knew...

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Boats and Bedzzz Villa & Houseboat Accommodation, Murray River

We recently visited South Australia’s Riverland for an extra-long weekend. Having visited the area before we chose Renmark again for its beautiful riverside location and holiday village feel. We decided to leave the caravan home this time and splash out for just a smidge more convenience and stay at the luxurious Renmark River Villas, hosted by Boats and Bedzzz. The accommodation options are great! Boats and Bedzzz host two modern 3-bedroom...

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The River Block

If you are looking for a home away from home during your South Aussie Riverland stay, then you need to check out The River Block! This riverfront accommodation in Berri has three bedrooms, a dishwasher, hardwood floors (no worrying about the kids ruining the carpet!) and lots of luxurious touches to make your trip both relaxing and comfortable. The River Block is perched atop the riverbank of a private lagoon with so much fun to be had! Go...

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River Jack’s Cafe, Berri

River Jacks Café holds pride of place on the riverbank, beside the beautiful lawns, right at the start of Berri’s main street. If you are new to town, find the Information Centre & you’ll find River Jacks Cafe right next door – perfect for filling your bellies before you decide where you will adventure next! We took up position outside on the authentically rustic, spacious patio and set about basking in the glorious morning...

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Riverland for Kids: Our Must See and Dos

Everytime we head out to the Riverland we find something new to see and do with kids in this region. There really is something for everyone. We really recommend that you leave time to explore more than just one town as they all offer something different and exciting for families. It really is a place that’s got it all. It’s a wine region, has beautiful scenery, great accommodation options & plenty of Riverland fun fun for the whole...

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River Shack Rentals

Find a Murray River Holiday Home for your next getaway! River Shack Rentals accommodation offers the experiences of the old style river shacks you may have visited as a kid, up to modern luxury homes sleeping up to 22 – perfect places to meet family and friends with something to suit everyone. With most properties being under 2 hours – and yet a whole world away from Adelaide, more time can be spent on the river than the road. From breaking...

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Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centres

If you’re heading on a family holiday to the Yorke Peninsula and want all of the top tips from the locals, make sure to drop into the Visitor Information Providers that can be found in many of the towns that you will pass through. They’re run by passionate locals who will tell you all of the hidden gems, best places to eat and activities to match your families interests. Many also provide free internet and WIFI hotspots, destination...

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Sunny Hill Distillery

Visiting Yorke Peninsula with kids in any season – it’s right up there with the best local holiday at home you will find in SA. Yorkes is full of hidden gems like this great family friendly distillery that we stumbled across during a recent trip over to ‘the leg’ on what must have been the most magnificent day of all winter. I mean, not a single filter was used on these pics, so this gives you an idea of how beautiful it...

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Sevenhill Hotel Clare Valley

There is a lot to love about the Clare Valley and we recently uncovered some genuinely unbelievable places for families, like the multi award winning Sevenhill Hotel. Kids are not just welcome here, they are catered for with great passion, food and activities. When you get young energetic publicans like Paul Longbottom and Kate Shadiac, who have kids of their own, you often strike gold. like you will right here. Steeped in history, Sevenhill...

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Camping Katarapko (murray river national park)

Murray River National Park is divided into three separate areas: Katarapko (Winkie), Lyrup Flats (Lyrup) and Bulyong Island (Renmark). Katarapko is also divided into three sections Lock 4 section, Eckert’s Creek section and Katarapko Creek section (not far from Berri). Each section has a separate entrance so you’ll need to make sure you know which section you want to visit before you enter. Katarapko Creek flows through the park and is a great...

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Bukirk Glamping – Clare

If you have ever hidden in the toilet from your kids or partner to get five seconds of hush, if you have never left your kids with a trusted family member, sitter or friend over night (or even just for a wee while), I want you to repeat this – “in 2020 I am going to do something that is JUST for me”. My King Bed and Luxury Tent at Bukirk Glamping I needed a break. Call it what you like, Mum’s Time Out, Girls Night Away,...

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The Crafers Hotel

Hands up if you need a Mum break? Or Dads if you know a deserving Mum – send her! We have found the perfect spot to switch off and kick back for a night, and it is just up the hill, hidden in the leafy township of Crafers in the Adelaide Hills! You won’t waste precious time traveling far and with out the need to shell out for flights or taxis it really is a win win – all the more coins remaining in the budget for a fancy gin...

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Tempest at Robe

We saw some photos of Tempest before we arrived so expectations were high. What we didn’t expect was to be absolutely blown away by this brilliant place. It was so good, that one of my kids refused to leave. She will now greet future guests on their arrival. Located in prime position overlooking the harbour at Robe, a mere 2 min drive from main street (or a 10 minute walk…but you know how hard it is to walk home after pizza right?), it is...

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Flinders Chase National Park

The Remarkable Rocks certainly live up to their name! Flinders Chase National Park is located 110km west of Kingscote, on Kangaroo Island. Follow the Playford and West End Highways or the South Coast Road. You will find an array of experiences to enjoy with the family, including lookouts, bushwalks, camping, wildlife spotting and whale watching. Five amazing experiences at this park: 1. On a clear night find somewhere around your campsite to...

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Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

Located about 2.5hrs from Bendleby and right in time for lunch as we headed north we stopped into Parachilna and the famous Prairie Hotel. Famous for their ‘feral’ menu including emu, kangaroo and camel, we tried the feral antipasto and feral mixed grill and everyone, including the kids, loved it! Well it was a sliding scale from loved it, down to ‘didn’t know what he was eating but ate it anyway’. An absolute gourmet experience. They offer a...

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