The shift in holidaying trends from hotel rooms and room service to self-contained accommodation, caravanning and camping, is arguably influenced by the current financial climate. This shift has opened the doors of opportunity for families, couples and groups of all sizes to experience the many benefits of self-sufficient holidays.
A multitude of holiday makers are now finding a wide spectrum of affordable accommodation available to suit their needs; from spectacular ocean view spa villas, to lush, grassed camp sites with the convenience of a private ensuite, power and water.
"We are astounded at the record number of holiday makers we have seen in our Parks over the last six months. Our recently built powered, ensuite tourist sites and new and refurbished water view cabins have proven to be particularly popular" remarks Jennifer Scott, Regional Manager of the Central Coast Holiday Parks.
Set in four idyllic locations; Budgewoi, Canton Beach, Norah Head and Toowoon Bay, visitors to the Central Coast Holiday Parks have the best of the lakes and ocean at their fingertips. Fishing, surfing and swimming are among the most popular pastimes of this glorious locale, while cycling and bushwalking come a close second.
Positioned on Crown land, Australian Tourist Park Management manage the four parks under a contract arrangement with Wyong Shire Council. The four Central Coast Holiday Parks are a tribute to the joint management and a pro-active planning strategy.
"We (Australian Tourist Park Management) partner Wyong Shire Council in the management, marketing and development of the four Central Coast Holiday Parks and are proud to be associated with such a progressive client" says Andrew Chapman, General Manager of Australian Tourist Park Management (ATPM).
The whole ATPM Team, along with Wyong Shire Council and the Holiday Park staff and guests are all looking forward to further improved facilities in the Parks which include resort pools, new camp kitchens, recreation rooms, state-of-the-art playgrounds and ongoing landscaping and cabin refurbishment projects.
The fully self-contained and air-conditioned cabins of the Central Coast Holiday Parks provide all the comforts of home. In fact, over the winter months, they are offering their guests gourmet BBQ packs and local cinema tickets to infuse the holiday experience with memorable moments aplenty.
During School Holidays and Long Weekends the four Central Coast Holiday Parks come alive with a host of free entertainment for their guests. Live Music, Sumo Suit Wrestling, Xbox Competition Nights and Starlit Cinema are just some of the crowd drawing events hosted by the Parks.
Christmas In July is one of the most popular winter experiences on the Central Coast, combine that with the majesty of the coastline during whale migration season and you have an unforgettable escape. The Central Coast Holiday Parks host Christmas In July on Saturday 11th July complimentary to their guests.
To keep their guests in the manner to which they are accustomed, the Central Coast Holiday Parks also provide free wireless internet access.
"Unfortunately, I can't afford to be out of touch in my work, which is why I love that I can come away to such relaxed locations, yet still have my finger on the pulse with free wireless internet access at any of the Central Coast Holiday Parks" says Danielle Walker, a regular visitor to the popular parks.
It is fantastic to see statistically high levels of holiday makers still travelling around our beautiful country despite the gloomy global financial reports. Don't hibernate this winter, live life to the fullest, bring your tent, bring your caravan or book a cabin. Load up the car with the kids and bikes and experience what The Central Coast Holiday Parks have to offer.