Experience a regional getaway like never before
Water sports. BMX track. Splash zone. Tennis court. Skate park. Soaring!
Experience all of this and more in one place at Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Keepit, situated in the heart of NSW’s New England Region.
If you’re heading west for a regional getaway, or visiting friends and family, a stay at the Lake Keepit holiday park comes highly recommended. Sitting smack bang in the between Tamworth and Gunnedah, Lake Keepit is a smooth four-hour drive from Newcastle and offers an idyllic natural setting perfect for those looking to reset and recharge.
Like most holiday parks, Lake Keepit has you covered no matter what accommodation you’re after; from the range of on-site cabins, powered sites, campsites, a private chalet, and the winter favourite, campotels. Got yourself a four-legged travel companion? The Holiday Park is dog-friendly!
Take them down to the water’s edge and let them run wild in the water of Lake Keepit or get them burning some energy and go for a hike around the state park.
The park offers four different types of cabins, but if you’re after a real touch of luxury, you’ve got to book yourself into the private hilltop chalet. Sleeping up to six, the chalet is situated high above the dam offering sweeping views of the area. Sit out on the outdoor verandah, perfect for an early morning cuppa or an afternoon beverage as you watch the goings-on of Lake Keepit.
Have your own accommodation? Set up on one of the powered sites in the main park, with views of the lake from every site. Or set-up close to the water on a non-powered site to get easy access to the water each day.
Prefer the serenity of open camping? Drive around to the eastern side of the lake where you can really experience the true Aussie camping style in the park’s vast open camping area.
For those who are more of a glamper than a camper, you’ve got to check out the park's retro campotels. Right on the edge of the lake, these guys are set up around a communal picnic area and are the perfect spot for a big group to enjoy the facilities of the park and the vast activities to be had on the lake. Hot tip - they’ll be hot in the warmer months!
If you love the idea of heading out in a caravan or motorhome but don't own one yourself, head to Camplify to browse their range of locally owned vans, available to hire for your next adventure.
Now that you’re sorted for your accommodation, you’ll want to start checking out all of the park’s facilities. Not just with your stock standard holiday park facilities, Lake Keepit also comes complete with a gnarly BMX track and skate park, a splash zone for the little ones, a tennis court for mum and dad, and of course; the wide-open lake yearning for some water action!
Whether it’s the middle of winter or the heart of summer, you’ll find the Lake filled each and every weekend with people come from far and wide to make the most of the environment; boats jetting off left right and centre, relaxing kayakers going out for their daily adventure to the kids getting use of the pontoon.
For the adrenalin seekers, you’ve got to drop into Lake Keepit’s resident soaring club. Never heard of it? A glider is a fixed-wing aircraft that is aided into the air by a tug plane then released. The soaring or gliding part doesn’t depend on an engine – basically, you’re at one with the elements.
The long-established club has been here since the 80s and has been popular for both local soaring enthusiasts and out of towners wanting to trial the addictive sport. Manager, Ian and resident female flyer Val talked us through the club’s experience and why people should make soaring a part of their trip out west.
“We’re lucky to have this beautiful gliding club in an amazing area. There’s so much here to do. From the wildlife, the lake with their opportunities for sailing and other water sports,” Val said.
Buckle on in and get tugged high up into the air as you take in Lake Keepit from a different perspective. Watch as the tug line disappears, and you’re released into nothing but pure air-guiding you around the skyways. If you’re lucky, your pilot might even let you handle the controls…
“It’s extraordinary. What a lot of people don’t realise, is when you’re flying around there is no fear of heights. I can fly all day, but I can’t climb a ladder,” Ian said.
Whether you’re interested in testing the waters and jump aboard a trial flight with one of the pilots, or keen to sign up for a short course and learn to fly one of these beautiful aircrafts yourself, the incredibly friendly and knowledgeable team at Lake Keepit Soaring Club will look after you.
Head back to the holiday park and relax in your accommodation. Set-up with a BBQ by the lake as you watch the sunset behind the park, and take in the beautiful scenery you get to call your temporary home.