Crown Lands

$17 million upgrades to Crown land holiday parks

Media Release | 21 September 2021

Regional tourism spending is set for a boost leading into summer with more than $17 million invested in upgrades to holiday parks on Crown land.

Reflections Holiday Parks has invested $13.3 million in new accommodation at North Coast parks, and a further $3.89 million at its Bermagui park on the South Coast.

New accommodation ready in coming months - including premium and luxury cabins, tiny homes and glamping opportunities - will help meet increased demand for high quality, sustainable holiday accommodation and support more visitor spending:

  • Premium eco-cabin precinct at Jimmys Beach including nine cabins, two glamping tents a luxury saltwater pool, and high-speed Wi-Fi for entertainment and work.
  • Four tiny homes with water views at Moonee Beach.
  • New glamping and accommodation precinct at Lennox Head including four glamping tents and two bell tents in a lush bush setting.
  • New cabin precinct of five tiny homes at Byron Bay in a beachside setting.
  • Six tiny homes by the river at Ferry Reserve in Brunswick Heads.
  • Seven new 6-berth cabins and one 4-berth accessible cabin at Bermagui, and refurbishment of three older style-cabins. Also upgrades to stormwater, retaining walls, and extra parking for guests vehicles and boats.

The increased accommodation drive for the North Coast will continue into 2023 with the Massy Greene in Brunswick Heads to receive a new luxury cabin precinct ready for guests in March.

The next few years will also see Reflections parks at Hawks Nest and Forster Beach also undergo major transformations with new cabins, upgraded premium powered camping sites and other new amenities including a pool and camp kitchen to significantly improve the guest experience.

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson the NSW Government is providing $28 million in loan funding to Reflections to support ongoing park upgrades.

“Reflections manages over 9,200 hectares of Crown land across NSW providing quality holiday experiences at 36 holiday parks, and our $28 million loan funding will help it invest in capital upgrades across the state to help grow regional tourism.

“Park improvements are part of Reflections’ Strategic Plan to boost investment to enhance guest experiences, showcase regional NSW and support local towns, businesses and economies,” Mr Anderson said.

Reflections Holiday Parks CEO Nick Baker said it was an incredibly exciting time for the group with Crown land holiday parks focused on growth with a purpose’.

By financial year 2030, Reflections aims to generate $1.3 billion* in cumulative economic value for NSW while reinvesting profits back into the Crown land and assets it manages.

“As the largest holiday park group in the State, we see ourselves as the recreation centre for rural and regional communities,” Mr Baker said.

“Reflections is the only accommodation provider which manages holiday parks and community reserves for the people of NSW. Our purpose is what makes us impactful and relevant, and our park improvements increase connections with communities.

“Every dollar spent at our parks equates to about $1.53 in tourist spending in the local economy, supporting NSW businesses.”

To book an experience, visit Reflections Holiday Park.

Aerial view of Bermagui Reflections Holiday Park
Beautiful Bermagui - Bird's eye view of the Reflections Holiday Park at Bermagui.

 

People sitting in front of fire at glamping holiday park
Guests at North Coast Reflections Holiday Parks can look forward to new glamping and accommodation experiences in time for summer. Credit: GlamXperience.