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Ayers Rock Campground, Uluru, NT

Ayers Rock Resort Caravan Park

A great place to stay when visiting Uluru is the Ayers Rock Campground which is just 20kms to Uluru and very popular place to stay for campers.

Often considered the “beating heart of Australia” Uluru is one of our countries most iconic and recognisable locations.

A sacred location to indigenous Australians it has incredible significance to the Pitjantjatjara people who were the traditional inhabitants of the surrounding land.

Uluru is 335kms south west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory or a 468km drive that takes approximately 5 hours.

It is a World Heritage Site that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Tourism in Uluru, combined with Kakadu, contributes $320 million to the Northern Territory economy and it remains one of Australia’s most desired locations on everyone’s bucket list.

To witness Uluru at sunrise and sunset is truly extraordinary as it appears to change colours from brown to orange to red before your eyes.

The Ayers Rock Campground has 220 sites including 198 powered sites and is suitable for Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervans, Camper trailers and tent camping.

We didn’t stay at the Ayers Rock Campground in Uluru, but we visited our friends who were staying there.

Just 20kms from Uluru, the Ayers Rock Campground is an ideal base to explore this magnificent region.

Ayers Rock Resort Campground

Ayers Rock Campground Facilities

The Ayers Rock Campground includes full amenities, plus a swimming pool and children’s playground.

There are barbecues, an outdoor kitchen and self-service laundry facilities are also available at the campground.

A complimentary shuttle bus provides access to the Voyagers Resort where there are restaurants, bars, an IGA Supermarket, fuel station, shops and galleries as well as the Tourist Information Centre.

The Resort also offers free daily activities which are very worthwhile checking out while you are staying at the Ayers Rock Campground.

Ayers Rock Campground Kiosk

There’s a kiosk on site but be prepared to pay premium prices in Uluru/Ayers Rock.

Campfires are allowed at the campground only in winter months and only when there are no fire bans in place. You must have an enclosed fire pit and it must be off the ground.

We had excellent coverage with Telstra and Vodafone networks, in fact Vodafone was the better signal during our 5 night stay here.

Are pets allowed at the Ayers Rock Campground?

The Ayers Rock Campground is dog friendly. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

Cats are not permitted at the Ayers Rock Campground and cats are not actually permitted anywhere in the Yulara township!

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

Ayers Rock Resort Campground

Cost to stay at the Ayers Rock Campground

The cost to stay at the Ayers Rock Campground is $45 per night for a powered site at the time of our friends stay in 2017.

Update Feb 2022: Prices from $43 per night for an unpowered site and from $52 for a powered site. Minimum of 1 night.

Ayers Rock Campground had a pay for 2 nights stay 3 deal when we were in Uluru. Check their website for current offers.

Watch the video for full information about the Ayers Rock Campground.

Contact Details for the Ayers Rock Campground:

Phone: 1300 134 044 or 08 8957 7001T
Address: Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory
Website:
Email: travel@voyages.com.au

How to get to the Campground:

Travel along the Lasseter Highway/State Route 4 for 244kms after turning off the Augusta Highway/Princes Highway.

Then turn left onto Yulara Drive and in 650metres at the roundabout take the 3rd exit and stay on Yulara Drive.

In 1km turn right into the Ayers Rock Campground and the entrance will be on your left.

Visiting friends at the Ayers Rock Resort Campground
Visiting our good friends who were staying at the Ayers Rock Resort Campground

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre .

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

Segway around Ayers Rock/Uluru

What to do around the Ayers Rock/Uluru

Explore Uluru/Ayers Rock

Exploring Uluru/Ayers Rock is an amazing experience.

Seeing it at sunrise and sunset is absolutely stunning.

There are a number of ways to explore the Rock – by foot, by segway, by air and at sunset.  Here are just some of the tours on offer:

Book any of the above tours and more from Experience Oz here>

Field of Lights tour leaves from near the Ayres Rock Resort Campground
The Field of Lights was stunning

Experience an amazing Sunset from the Viewing Area

One of the ‘must do’ things when visiting Uluru is to see the rock at sunset.

The car sunset viewing area is the perfect spot to pull up in your vehicle and enjoy drinks at sunset while you watch the colours of the rock transform from daylight into evening.

We were especially fortunate to be there on a full moon adding an extra layer to this already spectacular sight.

In peak season it does get busy so be sure to arrive early, set out your camp chairs and sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset show!

Uluru sunset
Sunset at Uluru during full moon

Visit Kata Tjuta/ The Olgas

Kata Tjuta or otherwise known as The Olgas are just as impressive as Uluru and are just 40kms from Uluru.

Don’t miss exploring these huge domed natural rock formations in the Kata Tjuta National Park. The highest dome, Mount Olga is actually taller than Uluru!

Similar to Uluru, you are no longer able to climb The Olgas as of October 2019.

We explored both The Valley of the Winds and the The Walpa Gorge.

Book a Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour here>

Visit The Olgas while staying at Ayres Rock Resort Campground
Kata Tjuta/ The Olgas

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon is a 3.5hr drive from Uluru but definitely worth visiting as you may not get back to this unique part of Central Australia.

The rim walk is an absolute must, the views are simply breathtaking.

We included Kings Canyon on our road trip but it may be easier to just do a day trip of Kings Canyon from Uluru.

Book a Kings Canyon Day Tour from Uluru here>

Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon Rim Walk Views

Weather in Uluru

May to September are the best months to visit Uluru. During these months the maximum temperature through the day usually sits between 20°C and 30°C.

These cooler temperatures through the day make it much more pleasant to do the walks and there is little chance of rain as well.

It can become very cold at night during winter so be sure to bring your winter woollies.

Wildflowers are at their best usually in August and September.

October through to March it is extremely hot in Uluru with temperatures exceeding 35°C regularly.

The hot weather does bring storms and rain and the spectacular Uluru waterfalls!

We had beautiful clear blue skies during our stay at Uluru in May 2017

Things to take with you when exploring Uluru

View of Uluru/Ayers Rock from the Visitor Centre

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Have your stayed at the Ayers Rock Campground? Tell us about your experience at the campground at Ayers Rock.

Safe travels   

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Rollingstone Caravan Park, Rollingstone Qld

Big 4 Rollingstone

The beachside Rollingstone Caravan Park is a park we had on our map before leaving home.

We had heard lots of great reviews about it and decided we needed to see it for ourselves.

Rollingstone is a quiet little regional town and has just one store operating as a combined grocery store, Post Office and fuel station.

Originally Rollingstone was named Armidale but the name was changed to avoid confusion with the town of the same name in New South Wales.

Fabulous resort style pool at the Rollingstone Caravan Park
Rollingstone Caravan Park Resort style pool

There were not many people here during our stay however the southerners were making their way up for winter and it wasn’t long before the park would be busy.

Rollingstone Accommodation is available along the oceanfront or beside the lakes in either cabins and villas or powered and unpowered sites for caravans and motorhomes.

The sites are large and easy to navigate for either a Caravan or big Motorhome.

Rollingstone Caravan Park Facilities

The amenities have the biggest showers we’ve seen so far and are very modern and clean and there is a big resort style pool with a cave and waterfall.

Lakes at Rollingstone Beach Caravan Park

We had good phone coverage with Telstra.

There are 3 Dams full with Barrimundi which you can catch and release. A BMX track and basketball court is also onsite.

A great camp kitchen is available plus there’s a Cafe & Cocktail Bar and outdoor movies.

Read more: Save Money Staying at Caravan Parks

Rollingstone Beach Caravan Park is pet friendly

Are pets allowed at this Rollingstone Caravan Park?

The Rollingstone Beachfront Resort is pet friendly and we stayed with MACKS our Golden Retriever.

Since our stay there are now designated sites for people travelling with dogs.

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

The Rollingstone Caravan Park is ideally located right on the beach and whilst we unsuccessfully tried some fishing out the front it was a great spot to wet the line and relax.

Our beachfront site at the Rollingstone Caravan Park
Our Beachfront Site at the Rollingstone Caravan Park

Cost to stay at the Rollingstone Beach Front Resort

Cost to stay for us with 3 adults is $59.50 but with our Big 4 membership it came down to $53.55 per night.
#Update June 2020 – Powered Sites from $49 per night, Beachfront sites from $55 per night and Unpowered Sites are from $42 per night.
#Update May 2022 – Powered Sites from $60 per night, Beachfront sites from $70 per night, Lake View Powered Sites from $58 per night, Ensuite Powered Sites from $65 per night and Unpowered Sites from $40 per night.
Note – 10% discount applies with G’Day Rewards Membership

Our stay here was May 30-31 and Jun 1, 2016

This is a big park so the below video is long but it is worth the full look around.

Read more: Rollingstone Caravan Park features in Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia

5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

  1. To plug your RV with standard 15amp in to standard residential 10amp power source you will need a converter. We love our waterproof Ampfibian and after over 4 years it’s still perfect.
  2. Most people carry a Generator for back up power. 4wd Supacentre has a good low cost and popular generator while the Yamaha 2000w is a robust yet quiet excellent performer.
  3. A 20m 15amp Power Lead will ensure you reach your power source in Caravan Parks and Campgrounds.
  4. You will want a good blue Drinking Water Hose. Your typical green garden hose is not suitable for drinking from.
  5. A 4 way tap handle will help you find water whenever you need it

How to contact Rollingstone Beachfront Resort

Phone: 07 4770 7277
Address: 367 Hencamp Creek Road, Rollingstone, Queensland
Facebook:
Website:

How to get to the Rollingstone Caravan Park

Rollingstone is approx 50 minutes drive north of Townsville.

Take the Bruce Highway north from Townsville and go through the town of Rollingstone to the Hencamp Creek Rd turnoff on the right. Follow the road to the end for the entry to the Tasman Holiday Parks Rollingstone Caravan Park.

Rollingstone Caravan Park located right on the Beachfront
Rollingstone Beach

Things to do in the Rollingstone region

Big Crystal Creek & Little Crystal Creek

Big Crystal Creek otherwise known as Paradise Waterhole is just an hour north of Townsville and just over 20kms from the Rollingstone Caravan Park.

Just a little way away is Little Crystal Creek which also has crystal clear waters making it equally refreshing to go for a swim on a hot day.

The water cascading under the heritage listed stone arch bridge built back in the 1930s offers a very picturesque setting at Little Crystal Creek.

These fabulous waterholes are both located in the Paluma Range National Park.

The Big Crystal Creek waterhole is within 1-2 minutes of the Crystal Creek Campground and Recreational Day Use Area. Little Crystal Creek waterhole is a 13 minute drive.

Magnetic Island
Magnificent Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Take a day trip over to the magnificent Magnetic Island just off Townsville. Hire a Topless Car so you can drive around and explore this North Queensland Tropical island.

Check out the beaches, go for a walk to the Forts and spot koalas in the wild or just enjoy the relaxed island atmosphere for the day.

Read more: Things to do on Magnetic Island

Balgal Beach

Just a 13 minute drive from the Rollingstone Caravan Park is Balgal Beach.

Within the 62kms between Townsville and Rollingstone there are numerous beaches with Balgal Beach being one of the popular beaches for families.

It is also a renowned spot for river fishing.

The Balgal Beach is a patrolled beach with a swimming enclosure making it a safe place for swimming during the stinger season from November to April/May.

Toomulla Beach Boat Ramp
Boat ramp at Toomulla Beach

Toomulla Beach

Another nearby beach and just 20kms south of the Rollingstone Beach Front Resort is Toomulla Beach.

Not only is Toomulla Beach a popular spot for fishing it is also great for bird watching.

It also provides a free camping area with a maximum 48hr stay.

Read more: Toomulla Beach Rest Area

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Other great places to stay in the region:

The Rollingstone Beach Front Resort now operated by Tasman Holiday Parks is one of many things to do and see on the drive from Townsville to Cairns.

Have you stayed at this Rollingstone Caravan Park? Tell us about your Rollingstone Caravan Park experience.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Kalgoorlie Caravan Park, WA

Discover Boulder

If you are looking for a Kalgoorlie Caravan Park the Discovery Parks Boulder is perfectly located and provides good facilities for an overnight stay.

From here you can explore everything Kalgoorlie has to offer including the Super Pit, Hannans North Tourist Mine and Questa Casa, locally known as the Pink House, a tour of Australia’s oldest brothel.

If you are in Kalgoorlie for work, this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park is very centrally located and provides a range of accommodation types to suit your needs.

Discovery Parks Boulder Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

About Kalgoorlie

A few decades ago Kalgoorlie was a wild west town of single miners, working hard, playing hard and making a lot of money.

Since Gold was found in 1893, mining has been a major industry in the town and it still continues today.

The Super Pit, officially named the Fimiston Open Pit, is one of the World’s Largest Open Cut Gold mines and was Australia’s largest until 2016.

Kalgoorlie was also known for it’s brothels where women too would arrive to make fast money working at the Bordello’s in Hay Street.

Historic old buildings in Kalgoorlie

The town had a reputation as the Wild West, a place that was tough and lawless and the money and women gave the town a reputation that has only begun to change in recent years.

The population of Kalgoorlie is approximately 28,700 people.

Weather in Kalgoorlie is generally very dry with very hot summers and a cold winter.

The best time to visit is March to May or August to December.

About the Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

This is an older Kalgoorlie Caravan Park which primarily caters to the FIFO mine workers.

The amenities are fairly basic but are still kept very clean.

There’s a camp kitchen and an outside covered BBQ area available or you can eat at the Restaurant dining room for breakfast or dinner.

There’s a Laundry onsite for $4 per load.

Kalgoorlie Caravan Park Pool

Entry to the park is through a security gated entry and all the staff are very friendly.

There’s a range of accommodation options with Units and cabins for workers or Powered and Unpowered sites for Caravans and Motorhomes.

Sites come with power and water plus a dump point is also available.

During our stay temperatures soared to 40c so it was great to have a pool where we could swim, cool off and enjoy ourselves.

Free Wifi was also available during our stay.

Is this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

This Kalgoorlie Caravan Park is pet friendly and therefore dogs are allowed. We had our Golden Retriever MACKS with us.

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

Our cost was $45 less our 10% Discovery discount making it $40.50 for us 3 adults.
Update May 2022: Powered sites are available with or without ensuites.
For current accommodation prices contact the Discovery Parks Boulder on 08 9093 7550.

Our stay was 10th December 2016

Watch the video for more details.

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Contact Details for this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park:

Phone: 1800 001 266 (Freecall) or 08 9093 7550
Address: 201 Lane Street, South Boulder WA
Website:
Email: boulder@discoveryparks.com.au

Our stay at Discovery Parks Boulder Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

How to get to this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

From Norseman turn right off the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway into the Goldfields Highway.

At Kambalda you will need to take a left turn to stay on the Goldfields Highway.

Continue on the Goldfields Highway all the way to Kalgoorlie where you will approach a roundabout.

Continue straight ahead through the roundabout onto Lane Street and follow the road until you see the Discovery Parks Boulder Kalgoorlie Caravan Park on your left.

Super Pit

Things to do in Kalgoorlie

The Super Pit

Kalgoorlie has been home to The Super Pit, Australia’s largest open cut gold mine until 2016 when it lost the title to the Newmont Boddington Mine in Western Australia.

Head up to the Super Pit Lookout to experience just how expansive this mine actually is!

Kalgoorlie’s oblong Super Pit is 3.5 kms long, 1.5 kms wide and over 600 metres deep.

Hannans North Tourist Mine

A visit to one of Kalgoorlie’s first registered mines is definitely worth it. Hannans North Tourist Mine showcases the gold rush history and modern day mining.

Experience Live Gold Pour demonstrations and Gold Panning, wander around the exhibits, check out the Hainhault Mine Headframe as well as equipment used for mining.

Open Sunday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Questa Casa

Questa Casa, Kalgoorlie’s Pink House, is the only remaining working brothel.

Take the hour long tour of Questa Casa which includes some interesting stories, the starting stalls at the front and the rooms where the ladies work of an evening.

Tours operate daily at 3pm.

Western Australian Museum of the Goldfields

Another place to visit when exploring Kalgoorlie is the Western Australia Museum of the Goldfields.

The museum showcases Kalgoorlie’s Mining heritage and the history of the goldfields.

On display is Western Australia’s largest collection of gold bars and nuggets.

Admission is free and donations are welcome. Open 10am to 3pm daily.

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Which Kalgoorlie Caravan Park have you stayed at. Tell us about your Kalgoorlie Caravan Park experience.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

_______________________________________________________________

Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Esperance Caravan Park, Western Australia

We arrived in town looking for a pet friendly Esperance Caravan Park and after a bad experience elsewhere we found the Pine Grove Holiday Park.

This was the Esperance Caravan Park we were looking for and we ended up really enjoying our stay.

The on-site Managers were super friendly and helped with some great advice about what to do around the region.

Our Esperance Caravan Park Campsiste

About Esperance

Esperance is located on the southern coastline of Western Australia, 713 kms from the capital city of Perth.

The towns reputation has been built on the truly spectacular beaches in the region.

Tourism during the summer months ensures the Esperance Caravan Parks are very busy and finding accommodation can be a challenge.

The drive from Albany east to Esperance is approximately 5 hours.

From Esperance north to Norseman it is a 2 hour drive of about 200 kms before the long 1000 km drive east across the Nullarbor to South Australia.

Esperance Weather

We were fortunate to have fairly good weather during our stay in Esperance.

It was early December and the temperature was still cool but it wasn’t windy and didn’t rain.

The weather in Esperance is often subjected to cold Antarctic winds and cool temps but it can get very warm during the summer months.

Esperance Caravan Park Pool

All about the Pine Grove Holiday Park

We considered this Esperance Caravan Park to be fantastic value.

It’s an older park with basic facilities but it was clean throughout our stay.

There’s a one way road around the Pine Grove Holiday Park with the powered sites to the front of the park and unpowered sites down the back.

The park includes a swimming Pool and a small camp kitchen with BBQ’s next to it.

Also there is a small recreation room available for a bit of fun.

Large sites - Esperance Caravan Park

Is the Esperance Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

Dogs are allowed at this Esperance Caravan Park however there may be some restrictions on which dogs are permitted.

They may restrict large dogs however and the website states that rottweilers and pit bull terriers are not allowed.

You should let the staff know you have a dog when you book your site and discuss with them about your pet.

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

Our preferrred Esperance Caravan Park - Pine Grove Holiday Park

The sites are larger than the other Esperance Caravan Parks providing a bit more space than many other parks.

There’s a large choice of ensuite sites too if you would prefer one.

There’s a children’s playground and a small recreation room to entertain the kids for awhile.

The park offers gas bottle refills or you can choose to swap your gas bottle if preferred.

There is a laundry on site however there is no dump point. A public dump point is located close by.

The park can get some road noise during the day but by night it is mostly quiet.

If road noise bothers you, you can stay in the unpowered section at the back away from the road which is really good value.

We liked that this park as it was cheaper than the other Esperance Caravan Parks and the older facilities didn’t bother us.

The Pine Grove Holiday Park is just a short 5 minute drive to the local beaches and the town centre.

There is Free Wifi albeit limited at 100 megabytes.

We had good phone coverage with the Telstra network during our stay.

The onsite managers at the Pine Grove Holiday Park were super friendly during our stay but they have moved on now.

Cost to Stay at this Esperance Caravan Park

Cost to stay is $38 powered for 2 adults
Unpowered sites are $20 a night
Ensuite sites are also available

Our stay was 5-7th December 2016

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5 Essentials – Camera Equipment

The Mavic Pro 2 will provide you with everything you will need for all of your aerial footage

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.nd some general use.

We both love our Samsung Phones. Most of our photos are simply from our Samsung Phones. Now there’s the new Samsung s21 out and we have friends and our son who have one and they look insane for photography. If you’re looking for a new phone for your road trip I’d be going for this.

The distances you can shoot with the Camera – Nikon P1000 are simply amazing. It has an incredible optical and digital zoom!

We use our HP Sphere 360 Laptop with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor for our everyday use and for editing our photos

Contact Details for the Pine Grove Holiday Park:

Phone: 08 9071 4100
Address: 817 Harbour Road, Esperance WA 6450
Website

How to find this Esperance Caravan Park

The Pine Grove Holiday Park is on the main South Coast Highway as it becomes Harbour Road as you enter Esperance from the west.

This Caravan Park is easy to find and just minutes from the main town centre of Esperance.

Blue Haven Beach Great Ocean Drive Esperance
Blue Haven Beach – Great Ocean Drive Esperance

What to do in Esperance

Great Ocean Drive

The Great Ocean Drive is a 40km circular loop that you simply must drive when visiting Esperance.

Follow the extraordinary Esperance coast line and discover the stunning beaches, small bays, high rugged cliffs and rocky headlands and glorious ocean pools.

There 8 beaches and 3 lookouts that are the key sites including:

  • Rotary Lookout
  • West Beach
  • Bluehaven Beach
  • Salmon Beach
  • Fourth Beach
  • Twilight Beach/Cove
  • Observatory Point
  • Nine Mile Beach
  • Ten Mile Lagoon
  • Eleven Mile Beach
  • Pink Lake Lookout

If you want to experience the Great Ocean Drive by foot or pedal power, there is also a bike track/walking path that extends from the Esplanade all of the way to Twilight Cove.

Great Ocean Drive - West Beach
Great Ocean Drive – West Beach

Lucky Bay

You simply cannot miss Lucky Bay which is 62.6kmsand a 45 minute drive from Esperance. It is famous for the kangaroos on the beach as well as the simply amazing turquoise water and brilliant white sand.

Be sure to book in early and get a site at the Lucky Bay Campground which is nestled in the hill looking over beautiful Lucky Bay.

Read more about: Lucky Bay Campground

Lucky Bay Kangaroos
Lucky Bay Kangaroos

Cape Le Grand National Park

Cape Le Grand has the most stunning beaches in south west Western Australia. It is home to the stunning Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay, Little Hellfire Bay, Thistle Cove and Rossiter Bay.

At the foot of the majestic Mount Le Grand is the sweeping sandy beach called Le Grand Beach and where you will also find the beachside Le Grand Campground.

Read more: Our Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia

Cape Le Grande Beach
Cape Le Grand Beach

Twilight Beach

Within a short 5 minute drive to the Pine Grove Holiday Park Esperance is the stunning Twilight Beach.

Twilight Beach is 7 kms and 7 beaches to the west of Esperance. The beach is protected by the rocks off Twilight Cove.

Add the turquoise water and amazing white sand and it makes Twilight Beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. It ranks No. 4 in our top 10 Best Beaches in Australia and also features at No. 4 in our most Spectacular Secret Beaches.

Read more: Best Beaches in Australia 1-10 & 19 Spectacular Secret Beaches

Twilight Cove Esperance
Twilight Beach/Cove Esperance

Frenchman Peak

The 262 metre high exposed coastal granite peak is located in the Cape Le Grand National Park and is a stand out feature of the landscape near Lucky Bay.

It takes around 1 1/4 hrs to do the 3km return Grade 5 Frenchman Peak Hike Trail.

From the summit you can soak up the 360 degree views of the stunning coastal scenery below.

Surveyor Alexander Forrest gave Frenchman Peak its European name in 1870 due to the peak resembling the hats the French troops wore back in the 1800s.

Read more: 49 Amazing Things to do in Western Australia

Frenchman Peak
Frenchman Peak

Pin – Esperance Caravan Park

Pin - Esperance Caravan Park
Pin - Esperance Caravan Park
Pin - Esperance Caravan Park

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Tell us about your Esperance Caravan Park experience.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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