You’ve got your caravan or camper trailer hitched, you’re ready to hit the road…but where are Australia’s top destinations for caravanners and campers? We’ve put a list together of all the best, highest rated and national award winning caravan parks that you and your family will fall in love with. You might not want to leave…
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park - Victoria
The Great Ocean Road Tourist Park is one of Victoria’s natural jewels, sitting on the natural wonder of the Twelve Apostles, it’s used as a base to explore the Otway region’s exquisite gourmet food, bushwalking and of course, the Great Ocean Road. It won the best Australian caravan park award from travel website Turu.com, and it’s easy to see why.
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park – NSW
The Central Coast’s Ocean Beach Holiday Park is only an hour’s drive from Sydney. The park itself is set among pristine ocean and is sure to keep the entire family entertained. It’s a full resort with waterslides, spas, cafes, playgrounds and even free wireless internet. Take cruises or ferry trips by day and revel in movie nights on site. You can even indulge in a bit of “glamping,” by booking a special safari palm tent for a bit of indulgence! Holidays with Kids rated it the best Family Holiday Park in NSW last year.
Cairns Coconut Holiday Resorts – QLD
One of the top rated caravan parks in Queensland, the Cairns Coconut is true paradise. Nestled among tropical gardens and full adventure park facilities, the Coconut is only a few minutes’ drive away from Cairns, the Gulf Savannah and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Take in the majestic forest views by Kuranda Scenic Railway or by cruise ship. It also took out the gold Queensland Tourism Award in 2014 and was rated one of the “Top 10 Places To Stay” in Australia by TripAdvisor.
Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park - SA
South Australia’s go-to tourist beach is Victor Harbor on SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula. It’s definitely one for the wine lovers, used as a base for visiting wineries in McLaren Vale and Kangaroo Island. If that’s not up your alley, learn how to surf, get native in the Urimbirra Wildlife Experience or get your blood pumping at nearby Greenhills Adventure Park. It won the best caravan park in SA award by by Turu.com.
BIG4 Peppermint Park Busselton – WA
The Peppermint Park in southern WA gets its name from the relaxing atmosphere in the shade of peppermint trees. It’s a unique experience, only minutes away from whale watching tours, wineries, restaurants, fishing spots and the beautiful Margaret River. It’s got one of the highest AAAT ratings (4.5 stars) and won the gold WA Tourism award in 2014.