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Calliope River Rest Area, River Ranch Queensland

Calliope River Rest Area

The Calliope River Rest Area is located on the Bruce Highway just 7kms north of Calliope and approximately a 40 minute drive to Gladstone in Queensland.

There are 2 Free Campgrounds, one each on either side of the Calliope River.

The South Campground within the Rest Area is via a turnoff 2 kms before the bridge onto the Old Bruce Highway.

It’s easy to miss heading north so use your GPS to ensure you don’t miss the turn, like we did.

Calliope River
Calliope River

What is the maximum stay for the Calliope River Rest Area?

Either campground on the South and North of the Calliope River Rest Area are great locations for a short stay of 48 hours.

There is heaps of room with space for big rigs and you can find a spot to stay right on the river.

There is a toilet block on the North side of the river and bins are available.

North Calliope River Rest Area Toilet Block
Toilet Block at the North Side of the River

Are Campfires allowed at Calliope River Rest Area?

Camp fires are allowed however please check on local conditions to confirm.

Are Pets allowed at the Calliope River Rest Area?

The campgrounds are pet friendly and therefore dogs are allowed.

I had good 3G Telstra and 4G Vodafone phone coverage.

Our campsite at South Calliope River Rest Area
Camped riverside at the South Calliope River Rest Area

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!

Waking up to this beautiful view from Calliope River Rest Area
Calliope River Rest Area

Things to see and do in and around Calliope River Rest Area

Calliope River Fishing

Fishing in the river can be very good with Barramundi and Mangrove Jack both available.

Signs do say to be aware of possible crocodiles in the Calliope River however you will often see people swimming, on kayaks and cooling off within the river.

Croc Wise
Be Croc Wise in Croc Country – Report any sightings

The Calliope River Historical Village

The Calliope River Historical Village is an open-air museum. They sometimes run tours for just $5 and it’s a very interesting look into the local history.

Lake Awoonga

Lake Awoonga is approximately 30 minutes from Gladstone and is just under 30kms from the Calliope River Rest Area.

Fishing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding are all popular activities on the tranquil waters of Lake Awoonga.

The Boynedale Bush Camp right on the edge of Lake Awoonga is a great free camp with a large open area and a maximum 7 day stay.

Lake Awoonga
A cloud covered Lake Awoonga

Tondoon Botanic Gardens

The Tondoon Botanic Gardens are just a short drive from the Gladstone CBD area.

The gardens overlooking Lake Tondoon have been voted by Australian Geographic as one of the Top 10 Australian Regional Gardens.

Shopping in Gladstone

The major city of Gladstone is less than 50kms away and provides all the major shopping and retail facilities you may require.

We stopped in Gladstone to take our dog to the vet and to arrange new tyres.

Aerial view of Calliope River Rest Area South
Calliope River Rest Area South

Cost to stay at the Calliope River Rest Area, both North and South, is Free.

Our stays were 4th and 21st June 2018.

Hope you enjoy our video.

See the full list of: Our Best Free Camps in Australia

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Check out our: 16 Great Queensland Free Camps from Brisbane to Cairns

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. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
LensesCanon 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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Caravan Parks

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

Pin – Rollingstone Caravan Park

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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Camp Grounds

Noosa North Shore Camping, Noosa Qld

Noosa Northshore

The Noosa North Shore Camping ground is a fabulous location for camping with ocean front views and excellent modern facilities.

It is surrounded by the Great Sandy National Park and has 4wd beach access to Teewah, Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach.

Access to Noosa North Shore is via the Noosa River by Ferry from Tewantin on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Noosa North Shore Camping ground is positioned directly beside the beach, just metres from the breaking waves which you can listen to as you go to sleep at night.

There’s lots of local wildlife around the campground with kangaroos seen roaming the grounds throughout the day.

Aerial view of Noosa North Shore from Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground
Noosa North Shore

About Noosa North Shore

Noosa North Shore is at the very northern end of Queensland’s amazing Sunshine Coast region.

It is separated from the main Noosa township by the Noosa River and is located away from the shops, highrises and bustling community of Noosa Heads.

Noosa North Shore is approximately 160 kms or a 2 hour drive from the capital city of Brisbane.

Discover the Noosa Everglades during your stay, one of only 2 in the entire world. The only other Everglades is in Florida in the United States.

While Noosa North Shore is located in the Great Sandy National Park and is surrounded by incredible Lakes and Rainforest with amazing walking trails and 4wd tracks.

It is teaming with incredible native wildlife and birdlife without the concern of Crocodiles or the Dingo’s of Fraser Island just a few kms away.

The Great Sandy National Park is divided into two areas, the Cooloola Recreation Area which covers 45,000 acreas from Noosa North Shore to Rainbow Beach.

The other area of the Great Sandy National Park is the magnificent Fraser Island (K’gari) which covers 140,000 kms.

This is an extraordinary part of the Sunshine Coast region and a popular fun place to visit and enjoy for lots of adventures.

New Noosa North Shore Camping Facilities

#Update Jan 2020. The Campground closed in 2019 and re-opened in 2020. The park underwent significant renovations and changes.

New toilets are now available throughout the Noosa North Shore Campground.

The original amenities block still remains but it has had a significant upgrade also.

A large camp kitchen has been built which is including new BBQ’s and heaps of seating and tables.

Noosa North Shore Camping
Noosa North Shore Camping
Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground new toilet block
New toilets

Open cold water outdoor beach showers are also available as you come back from your swim to the camping area.

Sites are now marked and are quite large, suitable for Caravans, Campers or Motorhomes.

New concrete paths around the campground have been installed to make it easier and safely to walk around the Noosa North camping ground.

The Park now accommodates a lot more powered sites than previously with most sites now having powered access.

Noosa North Shore Campground Camp Kitchen
New outdoor showers at Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground

There is no drinking water so bring that with you as well as cash to pay for the Ferry and Campground costs.

Are Pets allowed when camping at Noosa North Shore

Pets are not permitted in the Noosa North Shore Camping ground or in the reserve.

There are so many amazing wild animals that hang out around the Campground.

Generators and Fires are also not allowed at the Campground.

In 2020 huge bushfires came very close to destroying Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground but did burn much of the local bushlands.

The Noosa North Shore Camping ground is surrounded by National Park.

Looking down on Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground
Noosa North Shore Camping

We had have Telstra and Vodafone coverage in the Campground however we did find it slow. At the beach we had normal good coverage with both networks.

The beach is great for swimming and fishing. Also keep an eye out for the horse riders which come up the beach most days.

4WD’s can not access the beach in front of the Campground. Access is to the south and to the north however the area in front of the campground is inaccessible.

To drive on the beach you will need a Vehicle Permit for Cooloola which is available from Queensland Parks and Forest.

You can access the website to purchase your permit here.

Noosa North Shore Beaachfront Campground from above
Fishing at Noosa North Shore
Fishing Noosa North Shore

Cost to stay is:
Update as at May 2022 – Off peak stay for 2 people, Beach area $51 for powered site, Bush camp $48 powered. Unpowered sites are $36. Extra person over 5 years old is $11.50 per night.

Our stays at the Noosa North Shore Camping ground were 18-24th April and 27th to 31st August 2018

Check out the video for a look around this fabulous campground although it has changed since this footage was taken.

Noosa North Shore Camping ground is one of our Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia.

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How to contact Noosa North Shore Beach Campground:

Phone: 07 5449 8811
Address: 240 Wilderness Track, Noosa North Shore, Queensland
Website
Facebook:

How to get to Noosa North Shore Camping ground:

From Noosa follow the main road in to Tewantin to Poinciana Avenue to the roundabout at Moorindil Street.

Follow Moorindil Street to the Noosa River where the Tewantin Ferry will take you across to Noosa North Shore.

The Beach at Noosa North Shore
Noosa North Shore beach

Once you are off the Ferry follow the road ahead.

Take the bend to the right in to Beach Road past Noosa North Shore Retreat and follow the road all the way to Noosa North Shore Camping ground on your right.

The Ferry costs to cross the Noosa River is $7 for a car, $9 for our 8m Motorhome and $16 for 4WD and Caravan to go one way.

You can only pay the Ferry by cash.

Check out all of the awesome spots for: Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Teewah Beach
Cherry Venture Wreck Teewah Beach

What else is there to do around Noosa North Shore?

Teewah Beach

Head up the beach in your 4WD to Teewah Beach for more great swimming and fishing.

Discover what is left of the Cherry Venture shipwreck and see the Double Island Point Lighthouse before heading over to the stunning bay and calm waters at Double Island Point.

Noosa Everglades
Noosa Everglades

Noosa Everglades

Visit the Noosa Everglades, one of only two of its kind in the world.

Take a kayak and yak your way up and down the river and discover the amazing eco system.

You will want a 4WD to navigate the tracks through the Cooloola National Park to get there.

There are a number of tours if you don’t have access to a 4WD or would rather have someone else look after the trip for you.

Book your Cruise ‘n’ Canoe Noosa Everglades EcoSafari Tour here>

Boiling Pot at Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park

A visit to the Noosa region has to include taking a walk around the incredible Noosa National Park.

This is a truly beautiful part of Queensland with stunning bays, gorgeous beaches and a walking trail that provides some of the countries most wonderful views.

You can swim, snorkel and go fishing or find the Rock Pools near the tip of your walk at Hell’s Gate.

Take water with you and good comfortable walking shoes.

Horse riding on the beach at Noosa North Shore
Horse Riding Noosa North Shore

Noosa North Shore Horse Riding

During your stay at Noosa North Shore you can go Horse Riding along the beach.

Equathon caters for horse riders of any skill level and there’s a beautiful horse to suit every rider.

Ride the horse along Noosa North Shore which goes up to the front of the Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground.

Visit the Equathon website for more information.

Check out these other interesting blogs for things to see and do in the region:

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Other great places to stay in the region:

Have you enjoyed camping at the Noosa North Shore?

Tell us about your 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. 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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Caravan Parks

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.

Pin – Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

Pin - Kalgoorlie Caravan Park
Pin - Kalgoorlie Caravan Park
Pin - Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

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.

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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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