A family holiday park that encourages guests to disconnect from devices and reconnect with nature, and each other.

When planning a family vacay, staying at a holiday park is a popular option, especially for stays around the Margaret River region of Western Australia.

A holiday park is like a mini community of like-minded people – you’re all there for the same reasons: to relax, to explore and most importantly, to have fun.

Kids are often let loose to make their own adventures while meeting new friends from different parts of the state and country. And even further afield. For this reason, it’s important to find a family holiday park that offers lots of fun stuff for kids and parents to do together or separately.

Siesta Park Holiday Resort is a family-centric tourist park that ticks all the boxes. Here’s my review.

Get lost, then find serenity

Although I’ve been a Busselton resident for two years, and I’ve driven up and down Caves Road countless times, I still managed to get lost going to Siesta Park Holiday Resort. Maybe the fact that it’s slightly hidden adds to the feels of seclusion you get as soon as you duck off the busy road that leads from Busselton to Dunsborough.

How to get there tip: Look for the Vibe petrol station on Caves Road between Busselton and Dunsborough. Pull into Vibe and you will see Siesta Park’s driveway on the left-hand side of the station. There is a stone Siesta Park wall/sign but it’s hard to see when you’re driving. I passed it at least three times when looking for this place. #clueless

First impressions

My family of three spent a last-chance-for-a-mini-break-before-school-goes-back night here, along with my son’s friend, so we travelled as a family of four.

Because it was so close to school returning, the park was quiet when we arrived around 530 on a Sunday. There were a few families chilling on deck chairs outside their cabins and I could hear shouts and laughter of happy kids through the trees.

After putting their luggage in our villa, my son, 12, and his mate headed straight for the kids’ play area to get acquainted with the park and the remaining holidaying children. I let them go while I stayed to check out our two-bedroom Bay Villa.

My first impression was of neatness and cleanliness. I’m a real stickler for clean hotel rooms so I did the rounds with my eagle eye. I’m happy to report that the place was damn clean and well presented. I loved the photography by David Rennie on the walls. I was saddened to read that David is no longer taking photos due to ill health. I have not linked to his website as it will be taken offline at the end of this month.

The villa was spacious and the kitchen provided everything even the most adventurous cook would need to make a meal. There’s even a lush herb garden by the office, which guests are welcome to pick from (the aroma is divine).  All you need to bring with you are your own personal items, the rest is taken care of.

Real reasons to love Siesta Park Holiday Resort

After I poked around the room for a few minutes, I left in search of my kids. I knew from research and speaking to Jane Tickle, one of the resort’s owners and host, that the park is set up with kids’ play areas dotted around the property. With my map in one hand and my camera in the other, I followed the paths and laughter to the adventure playground.

After a few minutes, I found a troop of kids up in the trees, waiting for their turn on the Tarzan swing. My son pulled me over to the Flying Fox; a zip line that offers thrills and some stunning sea views to boot. I didn’t have a go but the boys gave it a good bash.

These play areas, along with a tennis court, games room and a beach with a private jetty make this family holiday park the perfect place to unwind, disconnect from the internet (the Wi-Fi is not the greatest but the Tickle family planned it that way) and re-connect with the great outdoors and your family members.

It’s no wonder this Busselton holiday park has a large database of returning families. Mums love the safe surrounds, dads love the fishing and kids love the freedom and friends.

There really is no reason to leave the park but when you do want to experience all that the Margaret River region has to offer, it’s good to know that it’s only a short drive to Busselton and Dunsborough. And Margaret River town is an easy 45km drive away.

The only thing I wish was different about my stay at Siesta Park is that is was longer. One night wasn’t enough. I totally understand why so many families book 2-3 weeks stay here.

Make your next family holiday in Busselton. You can book your Siesta Holiday Park Resort accommodation here.

My family and I travelled to Siesta Park Holiday Resort as hosted guests.