Belair National Park Holiday Park | Review

Belair National Park Holiday Park

By Jo Parkinson

The Belair National Park Holiday Park (not to be confused with Belair National Park, situated nearby) is a beautiful, peaceful place to spend a weekend away with the family. It is located less than half an hour away from the city of Adelaide, however once there you feel like you could be hours away. This makes it perfect for families who may not enjoy long road trips but want to feel like they have had a getaway.

Its leafy environment and vast surroundings provide a great setting for those looking to get back to nature and spend some time outdoors. Waking up to the sound of kookaburras is much nicer than waking up to the sound of an alarm clock!

There is a range of accommodation available, including cottages, ensuite cabins, powered and unpowered caravan and tent sites. For something a little different, ‘glamping tents’ are available, however, these are only suited to couples. The park is also dog friendly, so no family member has to miss out.

We stayed in an ensuite cabin and although it was small, it felt modern, clean and had everything we needed, including a kitchenette, fridge, microwave, reverse cycle air conditioner and a good-sized TV in the main bedroom. One of the drawers in the kitchen also had plastic cutlery, plates, and bowls, which is handy for those with little ones. The added table and bench seats placed out the front made it easy to enjoy a meal outside. 

We were told that some of the older cabins will be replaced with newer ones soon. These will have more bedroom space as well as a lounge and deck area. Something to be mindful of is if you have young children, the road that other guests drive on is right next to the cabins so adequate supervision is necessary.

The biggest hit with our family was the pool. It was large enough that several guests could enjoy it without feeling too close together. Pool chairs around the outside provide a comfortable place to supervise the kids if you can resist jumping in yourself! The BBQ gazebo right next to the pool is a fantastic idea. We spent a whole afternoon going between sausages in bread and snacks to swimming. The kids had a ball and slept well that night!

Some other great facilities in the park include a brand-new playground with sandpit, communal tv area with couches and books, camp kitchen, free gas BBQs, fire pits in Winter, laundry, kiosk, and wifi.

Another fun activity we did during our stay was a bushwalk around the ‘Birdie Loop.’ This is located not far from the main entrance and is part of the old golf course. A great time to do this would be early in the morning, or later in the afternoon when it’s not too hot. If you are lucky, you might even spot some koalas and kangaroos! The walk takes approximately 45 minutes and is not too challenging. We took two prams with us, but as parts of the track are a little rocky, it might not be suitable for all types.

If walking is not your thing, there is the option of hiring bikes from ‘Escapegoat.’ This can be found in a sweet little building right near the main entrance to the holiday park but is a separate business. You can also enjoy coffee and snacks in their lovely outdoor area. Friendly staff are more than happy to help and share information about bike hire.

Other than riding or walking, there is the option of packing a picnic and spending the day exploring Belair National Park which is right next door. There are shops conveniently located nearby in Belair or Blackwood, should you need to pop out for supplies.

We had a wonderful time staying at Belair National Park Holiday Park. It is a hidden gem, and we will be sure to go back again.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Belair National Park Holiday Park website

What:   Belair National Park Holiday Park

When Open all year round

Where: 101 Upper Sturt Rd, Belair

Who:     Everyone 

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

As per all our Play & Go reviews, this is not a sponsored post and our review is done completely independently. 

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