For RVers and lovers of all things trailerable, a holiday park is, specifically, a place to park your caravan, camper or motorhome. Australia is blessed with thousands of caravan parks, from the basic to the bewildering. From the outback to the coast and everyting in between, a good park is the foundation of any high-quality holiday.
Whether it's powered sites you value highest, late-night entertainment, waterside parking or organised tours, here are your favourite places to park your home-away-from-home.
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The best caravan park is... 1. Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park says: "If you are a caravanner travelling along the south-west Victorian coastline, make sure you book a stay at Great Ocean Road Tourist Park.
Many a cavanner has traversed the winding, spectacular coastal road before arriving in the quiet hamlet of Peterborough to find a hidden gem in the Park. It is the little touches that impress these seasoned travellers, from the hand towels, soap and bath mats in the large, modern amenities blocks to the free Wi-Fi, large camp kitchen & barbecue area."
South West Rocks Tourist Park says: "South West Rocks Tourist Park sits alongside tranquil waters, amidst nature’s wonders located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, North of Port Macquarie & South of Coffs Harbour. Our Park presents a selection of holiday experiences from the pleasure of a campsite to the luxury of our 4.5 star rated accommodations."
Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park says: "With absolute water frontage to Shoalhaven River and Seven Mile Beach, Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park keeps families entertained with putt-putt golf, a jumping pillow, two pools and more. Situated two hours south of Sydney and 15 minutes from historic Berry, it makes for a perfect weekend getaway. Our camp kitchen and holiday activities make camping with the family a whole lot of fun.
Kirra Beach Tourist Park says "The park is located within walking distance of world famous Kirra Beach on the Queensland/NSW border. Spacious grounds include a large open lawn area that's perfect for outdoor barbecues and picnics, or a game of football. Cool off in the on-site saltwater pool (seasonally heated) and enjoy a host of facilities including a camp kitchen, children's play area with jumping pillow, recreation/TV room, kiosk and easy access accommodation. Stroll through the beachside village of Kirra or along the pristine white beaches, enjoying sweeping views of the coastline north towards Surfer’s Paradise. Our many accommodation options include unpowered and powered sites for tents, camper vans and trailers, as well as motorhomes and larger recreational vehicles."
BIG4 Peppermint Park Cabin Caravans & Camping says: "We have a fantastic area specifically used for parking boats and extra vehicle which frees up the space around the caravan sites. We are only 700 metres from a brand new boat ramp and have a purpose built fish cleaning area. It’s a fisherman's dream holiday! Our Caravan sites are huge and very much appreciated by our guests who have big rigs."