Get back to nature


Get back to nature


Is life getting too busy? Maybe it’s time to reconnect with the great outdoors on the Macleay Valley Coast. Our campgrounds, surrounded by beaches, waterways and National Parks, are the perfect location for caravanning and camping if you are looking to disconnect from your daily life. 

Reconnect to feel better 

Getting back to nature offers a multitude of physical, mental and emotional benefits. From a reduction in stress, to improved mental health, increased creativity and boosting immune systems, exposure to natural environments has long been credited with having a range of health benefits. They say that the beauty of natural landscapes can have a positive impact on your emotions – which is probably why they call us ‘happy campers’.

Make friends with an outdoor adventure

Camping life at our parks provide a backdrop for fun social interactions and new ways to connect. Whether you are part of a group booking, family adventure, or just really enjoy meeting new people at the camp kitchen, connecting with others in a natural environment will enhance your social wellbeing while you make memories. 

Create a camping checklist 

To take the stress out of your camping experience and ensure you have all the gear you will need, we recommend writing a camping checklist. Whether you are a more traditional list maker, spreadsheet savant or have an app for that, you may find that the act of creating a checklist does more than keep you organised. Crafting a checklist involves planning all elements of your trip, which will help to build excitement about your upcoming adventure. And when you arrive at your destination, pitch a tent or park your van, you can quickly start to relax knowing you have organised everything before arrival.

Where to stay

From cooking outdoors, to stand-up paddleboarding, waking to the sound of the birds or watching the sunset, you’ll find a myriad of ways to reconnect with nature when you stay at one of our East Coast campgrounds.

Grassy Head Holiday Park

  • Explore the scenic Grassy Head Beach and take a leisurely walk along the shoreline.
  • Enjoy birdwatching amidst the lush coastal vegetation surrounding the park.
  • Set up a beachside picnic and relax to the sound of the waves.

Stuarts Point Holiday Park

  • Take a serene stroll along the Macleay River, appreciating the tranquility of the water.
  • Try fishing from the riverbank or take your kayak for a gentle paddle on the river.
  • Relax in the shade of the surrounding trees and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Horseshoe Bay Holiday Park

  • Take advantage of the park’s proximity to Horseshoe Bay for swimming and water activities.
  • Hike along nearby nature trails, exploring the coastal flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy a magical evening under the stars on the beach

Hat Head Holiday Park

  • Explore Hat Head National Park, home to stunning beaches, walking trails, and the iconic Hat Head Rock.
  • Embark on the Smoky Cape Lighthouse Walk for panoramic views of the coastline.
  • Participate in seasonal whale watching from the park’s vantage points.

Crescent Head Holiday Park

  • Surf at the renowned Crescent Head Point, a surfer’s paradise.
  • Join a yoga class or meditation session held in the park to connect mindfully with nature.
  • Take a sunrise or sunset walk along Killick Beach for breathtaking views.

Connect via camping

Pitching a tent or parking a caravan is not just a skill, it’s an experience. Have you tried setting up camp with your family, friends or partner? It’s a lesson in communication and compromise that allows you to connect with each other on a whole new level. 

There is also the sense of becoming part of the environment around you. Paying attention to the landscape, choosing a sheltered spot, considering the angle of the rising or setting sun, and taking in the unique aspects of your campsite creates a connection with nature that often goes unnoticed in the hustle of a busy life. It’s the act of slowing down and engaging with the elements that builds a connection between us and the great outdoors.

Ready to reconnect?

If it feels like you could do with some reconnecting, it’s time to get back to nature. You’ll enjoy waking to the sound of the ocean, exploring lush trails, and taking in breathtaking views when you camp with us. Your adventure begins now – book your stay and get ready to immerse yourself in nature.