WIDE-OPEN spaces, iconic Australian bushland and dams that draw fisherfolk from across the state are all on offer at Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Keepit and Copeton Waters.
When you stand on the shoreline it's impossible not to feel connected to the land, the serenity and the heritage of these regions.
Off the beaten track but an easy drive from Gunnedah or Tamworth, Lake Keepit is one of the prettiest spots in the New England region.
Half an hour from Inverell, Copeton Waters is a renowned fishing mecca, the park is also an easy drive from Glen Innes and Warialda.
You'll be greeted by the parks' friendly staff who have been welcoming a record number of guests this spring.
They're happy to help you pick out the best unpowered site for your camping trip or show you to your powered site or cabin.
These spots are great for a day trip but you are advised to make the most of your time there by spending a few nights or even a week on a true Aussie bush campout. Between the water, bush and the starry skies there's more fun than you can poke a stick at. Try paddling under your own power on a kayak or stand up paddle boarding on the smooth lake water.
Water skiing, knee and wake boarding and ski tubing is popular with those wanting to get their adrenaline pumping.
Murray Cod anglers come from miles around to indulge in the freshwater fishing mecca of Copeton Dam (catch and release only). The boat ramp at Lake Keepit is on your doorstep.
Reflections sites are busy with the water splash parks, BMX bike trails as well as tennis courts and playgrounds found at both parks. Lake Keepit has a volleyball court and Copeton Waters has a jumping pillow for the children.
There are accommodation styles to suit every need and budget. You'll enjoy water views, Australian flora and fauna and plenty of space to roam to soak it all in. Options include camping under canvas on a spacious unpowered site, staying on a roomy powered site or enjoying a home away from home in your own cabin.
The parks offer accessible accommodation options too so that everyone can enjoy these stunning locations. There's dog friendly cabins and sites at both parks.
If you're planning an event, Copeton Waters has a function centre ideal for weddings, corporate retreats or even school trips.
All that's left to do is make cherished holiday memories. Whether it's waiting for the fish to bite, toasting marshmallows around the campfire or watching the children play in the water park.
For more information visit reflectionsholidayparks.com.au