Summer is definitely making its way down under, so as the days go by the vibe we’re feeling is less Monday, and more sunshine.
We’re pretty lucky Australia is that sunshine-y continent whose summers are so amazing, even Santa wants to spend Christmas here!
Unlike other parts of the world where people go overseas to escape the winter, most Australians stay within the country in the summer months (December to February) and take that time to explore their own backyard.
One of my summer travel goals in Oz is to hire a luxury caravan and drive up to the coast and spend endless days watching more sunsets than Netflix.
I’ve got my eyes set on Reflections Holiday Parks (formerly known as North Coast Holiday Parks, South Coast Holiday Parks and Inland Waters Holiday Parks), as they have 37 holiday parks that include caravan, camping and glamping options set in iconic Crown land locations in NSW.
One of the things that sets Reflections Holiday Parks apart from others is that their parks and public recreation reserves on Crown land are set in the most iconic and pristine locations in NSW.
I mean, just take a look at this map that shows where Reflections Holiday Parks are located, along with the activities you can do:
A number of them are located on Crown land which means you have access to some of the most amazing coastlines and inland parks in NSW. Some parks are metres from the shoreline, others connected to pristine reserves and National Parks.
And looking at the wide variety of activities that their parks cover–from adventure, relaxation, wildlife, and a dose of cheese and seafood, there’s something for all kinds of traveller.
Out of the 37 parks of Reflections Holiday Parks, 24 of them are dog friendly so you need not worry about leaving your pet behind. These are the perfect kinds of trips to take your pets with you!
Imagine going for endless walks along the coast or through the amazing NSW countryside with your four-legged friends. They too, need a change of scenery and its bound to be a great workout for everyone.
I’m also impressed that Reflections Holiday Parks has taken into consideration all kinds of travellers and have different kinds of accommodations available.
They have everything, from luxury to basic cabins, large powered sites to accommodate the largest
caravans, and to those who would like to go back to basics, unpowered camping grounds.
And for those who like to mix luxury with adventure, they also have glamping (the fine mix of glamour and camping).
One of these days, I’m going to hire a luxury caravan and head to an unbeatable location in the Reflections Holiday Parks group. Who’s with me??
Reflections Holiday Parks is also dedicated to providing each of their guests their own unique experience in their parks. I know for sure that memorable experiences aren’t just created by luck or chance. It’s a great balance of customer service, location and activities done.
Because Reflections Holiday Parks parks are located in unique and iconic locations on NSW Crown land, they are definitely a lot more than your average holiday parks. The vast land area that these parks cover ensure that they don’t squash hundreds of people holidaying together. Space and privacy is number one in making unforgettable memories, and the team behind Reflections has made sure of that.
Here’s a video that shows just a few of the amazing experiences one can have at Reflections Holiday Parks:
True to its name, one of Reflections Holiday Parks’ goals is for their guests to reflect. There’s a lot of research done that shows happiness alone does not make one happy. One has to have that feeling of contributing and giving back to the community to feel happy and content.
Reflections Holiday Parks is aware of the recently popularised term “Nature-Deficit Disorder” which is apparent in today’s society in that ‘the more high-tech we become, the more of nature we need’. Due to this, a large number of holiday-goers are actively seeking out destinations that allows them not just to reconnect with nature, but also support and protect it.
Reflections Holiday Parks care for the land that they cover and they reinvest back into their parks and surrounding public recreation
reserves on Crown land to ensure that guests have natural spaces to relax and reconnect.
Now I don’t know about you, but knowing that I’m also in some way giving back when I go on a holiday allows me to enjoy my time away more!
Along with Reflections Holiday Parks, we are giving 2 weekends away to 2 readers!
Each winner will be given AUD 500.00 weekend away voucher to be used in any of Reflections Holiday’s parks (up to 12 months from issue date of voucher)
To enter, you must like the Reflections Holiday Parks Facebook Page, and finally, we just need to know:
WHY DO YOU DESERVE A WEEKEND AWAY?
Answer in 25 words or less in a comment below, along with your name and a valid email address.
Entries will be received up to 11:59 AEDT on 15 December 2017.
Two winners will be chosen and notified via email.
This competition is open worldwide but all other costs associated with the prize is the responsibility of the prize winner. Full terms and conditions here.
Good luck, and I hope to see you enjoying Reflections Holiday Parks soon.
This is a sponsored post created in partnership with Reflections Holiday Parks.
Adrienne Gordon says
Because things are very hectc and stressful right now.
rachel braxton says
I would love a getaway because after surviving a liver transplant I have spent far too many days in the hospital. Sunshine!
Seana Smith says
Hello there, what gorgeous shots. I need a dip in those ocean pools.
I really do deserve a weekend away, and can I whisper that I would love to go off with no children. As a sandwich generation woman, I’m worring about kids, my two young men and my beloved elderly and unwell Mum. To look after all of the family, I need to keep well myself. And the odd wee escape is a great method of self care.
Miss Jules Poet says
My husband and I have been together for 10 years, married for 2 years and still haven’t had a honeymoon. It would be lovely to have a vacation together.
Shane Heenan says
My fiancé and I would love to win this competition to have a break and enjoy the scenery
Keith E Ashwood says
Looks like some great places to visit! Thank you for sharing!
Diana Shenderovich says
we are married 31 years,ans still love to spend time together.Our dream to see Australia and enjoy the beauty
James Sutomo says
I would like some vacation because I have never transport with an airplane.Hopefully I could win!!! God bless us!! Life is beauty, thank you!!!
fiona mckenzie says
After, a long week of the daily grind, a relaxing weekend away is the perfect way to unwind.
Shiree Bladwell says
To give my husband the hint he needs to organise something for our 25th wedding anniversary!
Stephen Abraham says
My Dad who just passed away loved the NSW coast: a trip there would be a great way to remember him.
Renee Thomas says
Single Mum, two boys, crazy days, sleepless nights, long summer, road trips , swimming time , and camping spots, time for adventure and memories to be made!
Kristina Blundon says
We would love to disconnect from our website, Journey of a Compass, and have chosen Australia as the place we want to travel for Christmas!
Eyna Smith says
Would love to surprise my parents with a “thank you for putting up with me all these years” gift.
Colin Svanberg says
There’s never enough time to spend with our daughter…we’ll escape the internet to walk, talk and see our Reflections in the water!
Pablo A. ESPINOSA D. says
I, you and everyone in the world deserve to enjoy at least once in our life a summer weekend in Australia with ‘Reflections Holiday Parks’!
Carmen B. HEVIA S. says
We alI in the world really deserve to enjoy at least once in our lifetime an australian summer weekend with ‘Reflections Holiday Parks’!
Adam colbran says
Just getting by on the bills. Leaves me no time for a trip. Having a weekend away. Could really lift my spirits up again.
Vinod Kumar says
Ready for a New Adventure. Let the life lead you to your new destinations.
I want to get my partner something amazing for her birthday, it’s her first birthday as a couple. It would be our first holiday too.
Mainly because I haven’t left Queensland for the past 10 years 🙁
Laura Coleman says
With two kids under two,
we’ve had no time to get away,
A trip to the coast
Would be a much needed holiday!
I think everyone deserves to enjoy such a beautiful part of our country even just for a weekend!
I am a photographer and Reflections Holiday Parks are heaven for photographers. My 3 years old son also will love to go and enjoy there.
Maree Karas says
Overworked and under-played ,starting to feel frazzled and could use a break away!
Michael Smith says
I would love to take the four young grandchildren away as they don’t always see each other during the year
Our second baby arrives in 2018. A last holiday as a family of 3 reconnecting with nature in a beautiful location would be so special!
Summer L Morrow says
My mother beat brain & renal cancer & my parents just celebrated 36 years . They give & give & give and I would love to be able to “give back”.
Sara Holley says
Home from work, resting with Laryngitis for the second time in 2 weeks 🙁 Maybe I just need a break to recharge from Mumlife of 3!
Kristine Smith says
I would love to win a ultimate escape because i have heard your company have great parks and I need a break. Thanks
Melanie Bettle says
I’d love to explore some of the beautiful beaches north of Sydney – we tend to head straight to Queensland. Less F1 , more fun!!!
tracy wedding says
I have been sick for most of this year and Id love to recuperate in the sun
Marie Roessen says
I love my family but I need a break
Marie Roessen says
That place looks amazing
Gary Szkolik says
Work. Hectic. Over conscientious. Under utilised. Relax. Unwind. Smile.
Priska A says
I’d love to win this! It’s such a great place to enjoy holiday and I really want to go there..
Kim Scott says
Would LOVE to Getaway with My Daughters & Grandkids to Reflections Holiday Park as the year has been so Busy we’ve hardly spent time together.
Kim Hines says
For reasons only known to me
It’s been 2 years without family
Now my grandkids are back together
We’d love a break, no matter the weather!
Hayley Brennan says
My mum deserves the weekend away. She’s always puting others first and with 5 kids and 4 grandkids doesn’t leave time for her.
Leigh Martin says
Im not saying i deserve a holiday but i love this country, i will never go overseas, Australia has too much to offer, the beauty of this land cannot be ignored and must be shared
Cath Woods says
Dog friendly,is a dream come true,let’s pack the car and take old Blue,a beach for him to run around our perfect holiday we have found.
Kayla Sibley says
My partner and I have had a baby recently and would love a little getaway just to have some sleep
Susanna Martin says
This single mummy with a toddler is feeling weathered and tethered around the edges… sure I’d have to bring my daughter but I know people… people that will gladly join my at your stunning parks and will give me some relief while I take that rejuvenating walk along the coast line or take my girl down by the shores to build sandcastles together. Show this mumma some love ?
I would love to holiday with my family ON LAND. Saved up to go on a short cruise only to get extreme sea sickness. A holiday park would be perfect for my family of 5!
have not been on a holiday in years and sooooo need this lol
Michelle Munday says
Working like crazy at 2 jobs to save for my wedding. I would just love some time alone with my partner to unwind.
Jacinta S. says
The perfect chance to reflect on the year that was! Get away from cold, landlocked Canberra and celebrate this coming summer exploring the central coast!
Adrienne Harries says
Relaxing weekend will be
Perfect time out with No work or technology
Beautiful scenery, food and wine
Winning will be divine
Nisha SINGH says
A ongoing student of Art-life University, travel is how I learn, understand, & connect. Given this opportunity I’ll create art & share life’s Awe.
Jason Williams says
Cos an awesome Reflections holiday,
would mean I lighten Santa’s sleigh,
as I’ll ask him for nothing more,
since Holy Smithereens would’ve done his chore!
Dexter Uy says
I really want to go back to Australia again to meet my awesome friends and since I have my drone I can now capture amazing shots.
And most important is I need to relax from all the stress from my city and feel the sunlight and waves of Australia! 🙂
Connor U. says
Quite frankly, I suddenly have the urge to get my haircut in a new country. Having an excuse to do a coastal roadtrip helps too.
Jayson Biadog says
Because I can do what ever it takes to Win that Weekend Getaway
I would like give to my husband an escape,he is a terminal melanoma cancer patient with less than 6months life expectation and We got married but we couldn’t have an honeymoon.
.It would be nice have some time for us,it would be a great Christmas present for him and a little honeymoon
Charmaine BARRETTO says
Fall of the map and find my soul;
Pristine natural beauty makes me whole;
My Christmas wish –
Serenity , Serendipity,
Santa please -grant my plea .
Molli Vandehey-Taylor says
my husband works two jobs and we’ve taken on extra kids, and i need us to recoup.
Moustapha Abbas says
I would love to travel to that part of the world and why wouldn’t anyone want a free trip
Renee Ballantyne says
This time of year is so busy I’d love to escape it all for a few days
Sue Wood says
A weekend to ‘reflect’?
I’m overwrought, he’s henpecked,
Days? Too short, nights as well,
Respite, please from this hell.
Release from all routines?
Chris Bembrick says
Need to escape constant attacks from vacuum. iron and dirty dishes.
Elizabeth Streten says
I, like every mother, deserve a little time to reflect on how lucky I am. Sometimes I forget between full time study, work and raising two toddlers!
My life is like a TV SOAP,
Need a weekend away – cannot cope!
Days spent feeling blue,
With children, young & restless too!
Fran Dishon says
Tired and exhausted and my body screams, ” take a break”. I am in need of a holiday, to read, relax and discover something new.
Kevin Kelly says
Ive been housebound for the past 9 months with wife being in and out of hospital during that time, and we look forward to having a break
Ching Sim Yee says
I have been good girl for the whole year 2017! If I win this prize, my good-girl spirit continues – bring parents to Australia.
Karina Lee says
The husband and I need some time to rekindle our romance – My Mum loves babysitting the kids!
Working hard night and day
To keep the bills at bay
Giving my family a good life today
I would also love a holiday
Christine Butler says
Because I’ve been a very good girl and I know Santa will reward me.
Lesley Olariu says
Holy Smithereens Batman!
A “Reflections Park” getaway at Lennox Head would be a super Silver Wedding Anniversary present to my long-suffering husband:-)
Rebecca Gower says
I don’t but my parents do! Mum has just had a hip replacement and now needs her knee done and dad needs back surgery!
Friz Almanzo says
My Partner and I deserve it because……..
Wait for it..
we never been to Australia……thats a greatest horror story for you there.
Tara McConkey says
We are exhausted from preforming lifesaving veterinary surgeries and treatments all day. We need a break.
Coral Z says
2017 Has Been a horrible year, Break Down of Relationship due to Domestic Violence, being a single Mum with Zero Financial support or help
Kathy Foden says
I always work, volunteer and put others first and never get away. BUT, selfishly, it’s my turn and we can take our little cavoodle, too!
Kathy Foden says
I work, volunteer and put others first and never get away. BUT, selfishly, it’s my turn and we can take our little Cavoodle, too!
Sarah Buckingham says
I would love to be able to surprise my elderly parents with this amazing prize. Just a small appreciation gift for everything they do for their kids.
Caprice Woolley says
Gahh, you have captured the paradisiacal nature of a nice getaway perfectly!
With the end of the year approaching it would be a perfect time to getaway with some good company and bask in some amazing views like so!
I don’t but I would love to send my parents on a holiday — they haven’t been away together in twelve years!
Di Hain says
This would be perfect so that our staffy Bonnie can holiday with us!
Adarsh Verma says
Never been to a holiday outside the country
Natalie Hollis says
this time of year is crazy
there’s so much to do and see
I need some peace and quite
to “reflect” and to just BE.
HAYDEN bishop says
just need some time to get away from everyday life for a bit and put my feet up
Kat Fry says
I deserve an Aussie holiday as I’ve just finished my course in teaching English and am moving away from this beautiful country!
Lauren Ehrenfeld says
I just completed my degree and got a scholarship into a psychology masters program. I worked two jobs and studied at night. I need this!
Teresa Clark says
We would love a weekend away to stop an catch our breath from our busy family lives.
tracy wedding says
because I could truly see us having the time of our lives at Reflections Holiday Parks NSW.
Stacey Shailer says
I’d like to take my terminally-ill Dad and my kids away for the weekend to make some more precious memories together.
Jessica Harrington says
Because my partner just got his Australian Permanent Residency and we want to celebrate by seeing a new state 🙂 Thanks for the competition, guys!
It’s the Christmas season and I’m ready for a vacay!
Prue Bedford says
Been a huge year and would be great to have a special few days near the water to look forward to. Thanks.
Janice Gabriel says
Visiting Australia has always been on my bucket list, and I’d better hurry because I’m already in my 60’s! This experience looks perfect!
Have been taking care of my dad who has Parkison’s and hasn’t been on a holiday for more than 10 years now.
Would really love to take some time away to pamper myself
Melba bizaku says
Because is the dream of my love my husband this place. I dont have money to give him these holidays so i would love to win this trip for both of us,me and him in an amazing place.
Jason Vaughn says
I work daily to run a business and could use a break to get away and recharge.
Janine H says
I deserve a vacation because I work and take care of my 2 kids all by myself
Margaret Pritchard says
Help, we’re marooned on 9-5 island and can’t escape, our tree-house swallows up our meagre resources and we need a relaxing break.
amie m grech says
after spending the last 6 months in hospital with my 15 month old i really would love the chance to take a break from the stress
michelle Roberts says
I am getting married on Friday 22/12 we are planning a driving honeymoon from Melbourne to Sydney via the south coast of nsw
we have had a stressful year with mum in hospital for twelve months with spinal injury ,mum is now home,
Brandon Sparks says
Because I always work hard and go out of my way to help others. I could use a break.
Alisha Sawyer says
Would love to win a getaway, haven’t had a vacation in a while.
Dominic Cloutier says
I don’t deserve it. Nobody does really. We live in a world where the separation between the haves and the have- nots has become so insane that the only way we blind ourselves to the injustice of it all is someone convincing ourselves and each other that we “deserve” the good things that happen. It’s complete bullshit.
I still want to go though
Dominic Cloutier says
somehow not someone
KENNETH OHL says
my wife and I clean houses everyday for a living we can so use a weekend away for sure
Michael Beeton says
we have’t had a vacation for a few years, except visiting my dad before he died
Paul Wolfson says
Visiting Australia has been on my bucket list for years…and I just turned 53!!
Sk Nafis Ahmed says
My fiancé and I would love to win this competition to have a break and enjoy the scenery
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