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Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia

We love to Free camp and stay at low cost Campgrounds like most others but sometimes it’s great to have some other facilities from Caravan Parks. Over the last 4 years we have had plenty of opportunities to formulate our Best Caravan Parks around Australia.

A swimming pool, water park, great facilities, easy power and water access, hot showers or the feeling of safety and security most Caravan Parks provide are sometimes really worth paying for.

Pools are a big consideration for us to escape the summer heat. We also choose caravan parks for their location. Great views and an atmosphere are important to us.

Free WiFi is another a big consideration but most fail to live up to this advertised feature.

Caravan Parks are often rated based on price, location and their facilities but the Owners and Managers can really make a caravan park more memorable than others and that’s the case for us.

Some of these parks rate higher because of the fantastic attitudes of Management and Staff.

Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia
Cape Hillsborough Tourist Park

It’s not always just about how modern, how big or how much kids play equipment there is. It’s the managers who care, really really care.

Those that go beyond what they have to do and make an extraordinary effort that provides you an amazing experience when staying at their park.

Some of those people are discussed here and that can play a big part of their position on our list.

Our List of the 29 Best Caravan Parks around Australia

So here it is, Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia and we can personally attest to them all.

29. Shoal Bay Holiday Park

Location: Shoal Bay, Port Stephens NSW

About: This park is undoubtedly unlucky to be last on our list as it provides lots of features and is situated opposite a stunning bay perfect for swimming and fishing.

Full review:                https://indefiniteleave.com.au/shoal-bay-holiday-park/

Cost:                            $46 for 2 adults on a powered site

Pool:                            No

Kids playground:      Yes, plus play room and half tennis court

Toilets/ Showers:      Yes

Pet Friendly:              Yes

Free WiFi:                   Yes

Telstra coverage:       Yes, coverage with all networks

Other features:          The region of Port Stephens is spectacular and a visit to the region won’t disappoint. Lots of cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Our walk over to Fingal Island was very enjoyable, just ensure it is low tide and stay safe if you do it.

Cons:                           No pool, bit of road noise, long hike to the dump point.

Website:                     https://www.beachsideholidays.com.au/our-holiday-parks/beachside-holidays/shoal-bay-holiday-park

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28. Rowes Bay Holiday Park

Location: Townsville, Qld

About: After a horrible stay at another caravan park friends offered to look after our dog MACKS which allowed us to move to Rowes Bay Holiday Park. The staff were friendly, the park conditions were very good but it was the views out to Magnetic Island that were a winner.

There’s also a small pool and half tennis court. If you enjoy country music you will like that it is played in the amenities block 24/7.

Full review:                https://indefiniteleave.com.au/rowes-bay-beachfront-holiday-park/

Cost:                            $55 per night

Pool:                            Yes

Kids playground:      Yes, fairly basic

Toilets/ Showers:      3 Amenities blocks

Pet Friendly:              No

Free WiFi:                   Yes

Telstra coverage:       Yes, coverage for all providers

Other features:          Also has a half tennis court, big sites. Opposite the waterfront with views to Magnetic Island.

Cons:                           Not pet friendly

Website:                     https://www.rowesbayholidaypark.com.au/#

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27. Coral Coast Tourist Park

Location: Carnarvon, WA

About: We picked this park because it was closest to town and it didn’t disappoint. The toilets/ showers were fantastic as they were new separate private bathrooms.

Good location just a short drive from the shops and very central.

Full review:                 https://indefiniteleave.com.au/coral-coast-tourist-park-carnarvon-wa/

Cost:                            Our first night for 3 adults was $49 as it was off peak. The second night was start of school holidays and went to $53. The Third night was free as they had a stay 2 and get 3rd night free deal.

Pool:                            Yes

Kids playground:      Yes

Toilets/ Showers:      The Amenities here are as good as it gets. 10/10.

Pet Friendly:              Yes

Free WiFi:                   Yes

Telstra coverage:       Yes, plus Optus and Vodafone

Other features:          The bathrooms are superb. Walking distance to town, Car Wash Bay also available

Cons:                           Good park without being outstanding

Website:                     http://www.coralcoasttouristpark.com.au/

Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia
Holiday Haven Ulladulla

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26. Cooinda Lodge

Location: Cooinda, Kakadu NT

About: Our last night stay in Kakadu was at Cooinda Lodge. Great facilities and pool with separate Spa. Restaurant and Bar also available, Fuel stop and it’s close to Yellow River and the cruises.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/cooinda-lodge-kakadu-northern-territory/

Cost:                                        $41 per night plus $15 for extra adult

Pool:                                        Yes and Spa

Kids playground:                  Yes

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, good facilities

Pet Friendly:                          No

Free WiFi:                               No

Telstra coverage:                   Yes

Other features:                      The Lodge has a Fuel stop if required

Cons:                                       It’s Kakadu so it is dry and dusty.

Website:                                 www.kakadutourism.com/accommodation/cooinda-lodge/

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25. Big 4 Exmouth

Location: Exmouth, WA

About: This was our favourite caravan park at Exmouth. We had MACKS with us at the time which didn’t allow us to stay in the National Park. The Emu’s visited us here, there’s a great pool, good shower block and plenty of space.

Full review:                           https://indefiniteleave.com.au/rac-big-4-exmouth-western-australia/

Cost:                                        $47 per night, 3 adults, powered site after Big 4 discount. Prices vary a lot.

Pool:                                        Yes

Kids playground:                  Yes

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, great hot showers

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes but it is limited

Telstra coverage:                   Yes

Other features:                      Car wash $5, Great camp kitchen. Ask for any deals and use your RACQ and Big 4 membership for discounts.

Cons:                                       If you have a pet you are pushed right to the back of the park.

Website:                                 https://www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/wa/coral-coast/exmouth-cape-holiday-park

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24. Agnes Water Beach Holidays

Location: Agnes Water, Qld

About: We enjoyed our stay here but it’s a shame fantastic views are blocked by unsightly cabins. The park backs directly onto the beach and is fantastic for swimming.

A camp kitchen is available and the park café is fantastic. It is walking distance to town and shops.

The park is pet friendly.

Full review:                            Not available

Cost:                                        $45 powered site, 2 adults

Pool:                                        No but great swimming at the beach

Kids playground:                  No, but there’s a park with playground next door

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               No

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, all networks have coverage

Other features:                      A visit to Agnes Water must include watching the sunset at 1770. Check out the Larc tours also, they are a great day out.

Cons:                                       No pool, cabins block all views. Gets very busy.

Website:                                 https://www.agneswaterbeach.com.au/

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23. Big 4 Ocean Beach Holiday Park Denmark

Location: Denmark, Western Australia

About: This is a huge Caravan Park with the river and beaches close by. There are so many features of the park including a Tennis court, Jumping pillow, Volleyball and Mini golf. There is a great camp kitchen and BBQ’s available.

A huge modern toilet block is available. The park is pet friendly.

Full review:                                     https://indefiniteleave.com.au/big-4-denmark-western-australia/

Cost:                                        $45 powered site, 2 adults. With Big 4 membership we paid $41.50. Check for pay 3 Stay 4 deals.

Pool:                                        No

Kids playground:                  Yes

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, awesome amenities.

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes but slow

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, coverage for all networks

Other features:                      The staff are friendly and there is a lot of kangaroos and wildlife throughout the park.

Cons:                                       Driving distance to town, shops or anywhere.

Website:                                  https://www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/wa/south-west/denmark-ocean-beach-holiday-park

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22. Big 4 Ingenia Holiday Park, Lake Macquarie

Location: Lake Macquarie NSW

About: This has to be one of the best value Caravan Parks in Oz. It has mid week and weekend rates as well as Lakefront and not Lakefront. Check our story for all the details.

The park has a great pool, fabulous camp kitchen, children’s playground and big jumping pillow. The park is pet friendly.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/ingenia-holidays-lake-macquarie-big-4/

Cost:                                        $25-39pn, powered, 2 adults.

Pool:                                        Yes

Kids playground:                  Yes and jumping pillow

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, good coverage with all networks

Other features:                      There is so much to see in the region and we based ourselves here to explore it all.

Cons:                                       Dump point was hard to find, bit of distance to everything

Website:                                 https://www.ingeniaholidays.com.au/lake-macquarie/

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Discovery Parks Barossa Valley – Ranked No. 10 in Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia

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21. Jervis Bay Holiday Park

Location: Jervis Bay, NSW

About: Just a short 5 minute drive to all the main beaches of Huskisson and Jervis Bay this is a much better value option for a caravan park to stay. Located backing on to the river which flows out into Jervis Bay, the park has a great pool with slide plus a spa.

There’s lots for the kids to do too and a fantastic camp kitchen.

The park is also pet friendly.

Full review:                             https://indefiniteleave.com.au/jervis-bay-holiday-park/

Cost:                                        $40pn, powered, 2 adults off peak. With our National Seniors card discount we paid $33pn

Pool:                                        Yes with slippery slide and heated spa

Kids playground:                  Yes and jumping pillow

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, good amenities

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, all networks have coverage

Other features:                      Only minutes from all the spectacular beaches,

Cons:                                       Need to drive to get to shops and beaches.

Website:                                 https://www.jervisbayholidaypark.com.au/

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20. Crab Claw Island Resort

Location: Bynoe Harbour, NT

About: This is a great getaway from Darwin with excellent fishing right out front or you can hire a boat from the resort. The pool has great views over the water and the Sunrise is spectacular. There is good food at the restaurant and it is fantastic spot to enjoy drinks from the bar. Not a lot to do but relax and enjoy your time.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/crab-claw-island-resort-bynoe-harbour-northern-territory/

Cost:                                        $45 per night

Pool:                                        Yes

Kids playground:                  No

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          No

Free WiFi:                               No

Telstra coverage:                   Very limited, only from Bar area.

Other features:                      Take the drive north to Dundee Beach for the day.

Cons:                                       This is remote Top End and amongst the mangroves. There are plenty of Mosquitos and Midges, apply plenty of repellent.

Website:                                 https://crabclawisland.com.au/

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19. Cool Waters Cairns

Location: Cairns, North Queensland

About: A very good Caravan Park made even better by its amazing staff. The park has a good pool plus spa, good amenities and is pet friendly.

The park has its own great café which was very popular.

The Coles Shopping Centre is just a short drive away.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/cool-waters-holiday-park-cairns/

Cost:                                        $49 per night, powered, 2 adults

Pool:                                        Yes plus spa

Kids playground:                  Yes

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, 2 amenities blocks

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, all networks have coverage

Other features: This was another stay for us where the owner and staff went way beyond to help us. Our Motorhome had mechanical issues and it dragged out for 2 weeks. They were relentless in accommodating us by finding sites for us during their busiest time.

Cons:                                       It is 7km from Cairns town centre.

Website:                                 https://www.coolwatersholidaypark.com.au/

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Aerial View of Windang Tourist Park
Windang Beach Tourist Park

18. Windang Beach Tourist Park

Location: Windang, NSW

About: The Windang Beach Tourist Park is another perfectly positioned park with the river on one side and ocean beach on the other. The fishing is excellent in both the river and from the beach.

The facilities around the park are good and we saw a few bunnies hopping about the park.

Full review:                             https://indefiniteleave.com.au/windang-beach-tourist-park/

Cost:                                        $42 powered site, 2 adults. With our National Seniors card we ended up paying $33.40pn. There are other slightly cheaper sites also.

Pool:                                        No

Kids playground:                  Yes

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          No

Free WiFi:                               No

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, coverage with all networks

Other features:                      Woolworths and Aldi are just 5 mins drive away and lots of other shops within walking distance.

Cons:                                       No pets, No pool, No wifi.

Website:                                 https://www.wollongongtouristparks.com.au/windang/

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17. Big 4 Bowen

Location: Bowen, North Queensland

About: The Big 4 Bowen is directly on the oceanfront and at night the sunsets were amazing. We really enjoyed the big pool, great for some exercise doing laps. There’s a big play room and BBQ’s. Amenities were very good.

Full review:                             https://indefiniteleave.com.au/big-4-holiday-park-bowen/

Cost:                                        $45 per night for 2 adults, oceanfront with Big 4 discount

Pool:                                        Yes

Kids playground:                  Yes including children’s playroom.

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, in good condition

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, coverage with Vodafone and Optus also

Other features:                      A really good caravan park, plenty to do at the park and an easy drive to the shops. We really enjoyed BBQ’s overlooking the ocean.

Cons:                                       Price is up there. No beach, ocean not very swimmable.

Website:                                 www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/qld/whitsunday/bowen-coral-coast-beachfront-holiday-park

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16. Port Lincoln Tourist Park

Location: Port Lincoln SA

About: We really enjoyed our time at Port Lincoln Tourist Park. It’s a great location, good squid fishing off the jetty, friendly staff and good amenities. The terraced grounds means great views from most sites.

Full review:                             https://indefiniteleave.com.au/port-lincoln-tourist-park-port-lincoln-south-australia/

Cost:                                        $32 per night plus $10 for extra adult. Top Tourist 10% discount. Paid 6 nights and received 1 night free.

Pool:                                        No

Kids playground:                  Yes

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, good amenities

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes, good Wifi 500mb per day

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, limited Vodafone coverage.

Other features: Top Tourist Park, fantastic views and so close to the water. Matt caught plenty of Squid here. Port Lincoln Vet was superb helping us with our dog being very sick.

Cons:                                       No pool but price fairly reflects that and probably not needed anyway most of the year. No real issues here.

Website:                                 https://www.portlincolntouristpark.com.au/

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Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia
Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort

15. Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort, Mackay

Location: Bucasia Beach, Mackay Qld

About: This is another one of those parks where the Managers made such a difference. Macca and Patti were so awesome. We really enjoyed the pool and the beach for our dog to swim. The fishing was ok too. Thursday nights is a free meal put on by the Managers.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/bucasia-beachfront-caravan-park-mackay-queensland/

Cost:                                        Prices vary from $30 – 45 depending on position and season. Children under 12 are free.

Pool:                                        Yes

Kids playground:                  No but a huge park with equipment is right next door

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, a little old but function fine.

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, all networks have coverage.

Other features:                      A lot of shops are just a short drive away. Don’t miss a visit to the Eimeo Pub.

Cons:                                       Amenities are a bit tired, midges can be prevalent so bring your repellant.

Website:                                 https://bucasiabeach.com.au/

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14. Rainbow Beach Holiday Village

Location: Rainbow Beach, Qld

About: Rainbow Beach Holiday Village was the first location of our trip around Australia. It was the perfect place to start with the magnificent beaches so close by. The pool is great, good facilities and walking distance to the shops and RSL.

Full review:                https://indefiniteleave.com.au/rainbow-beach-holiday-village/

Cost:                            $55 per night

Pool:                            Yes

Kids playground:      Yes

Toilets/ Showers:      Yes, good amenities

Pet Friendly:              Yes

Free WiFi:                   Yes

Telstra coverage:       Yes

Other features:          Rainbow Beach is famous for its coloured sands. Drive on the beach if you have 4wd and visit the other towns nearby of Inskip Point and especially Tin Can Bay for the morning dolphin feeding.

Cons:                           Midges can be around at times, cost is a bit high.

Website:                     http://www.rainbowbeachholidayvillage.com/

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13. Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park

Location: Cape Hillsborough, north of Mackay Qld

About: A good park in a superb location. The stunning sunrises and Kangaroos and Wallabies on the beach each morning make for a superb experience. The park has a great pool, Mini Golf, basic camp kitchen and BBQ’s. Some of the amenities are tired but that’s a minor issue when you consider the total experience.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/cape-hillsborough-tourist-park-cape-hillsborough-qld/

Cost:                                        $36 per night powered, 31 per night unpowered, 2 adults.

Pool:                                        Yes

Kids playground:                  No but there’s a park right our front with a big children’s playground.

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          No, located in National Park

Free WiFi:                               No

Telstra coverage:                   No phone coverage

Other features:                      The walk through the National Park is fantastic

Cons:                                       There can be midges and mosquitos, remember your repellants. There is no reliable phone coverage unless you pay for it at reception.

Website:                                 https://capehillsboroughresort.com.au/

Enjoying hanging out in the pools at Cool Waters Holiday Park
Cool Waters, Cairns

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12. Reflections Holiday Parks, Evans Head

Location: Evans Head, NSW

About: A very large park situated backing onto the beach on one side and fronting the river on the other. The facilities are good including amenities, camp kitchen and it is pet friendly.

Full review:                            Not available

Cost:                                        $42 powered site, 2 adults

Pool:                                        No

Kids playground:                  Yes

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes

Other features:                      Easy stroll to shops, restaurants, cafes and more. The fishing can be very good. Explore the region, there is a lot to see.

Cons:                                       No pool but plenty of beach and the river to swim. It is a big park and does get very busy at times as it’s the only one in town.

Website:                                 https://reflectionsholidayparks.com.au/park/evans-head/

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11. Big 4 Rollingstone

Location: Rollingstone, North Queensland

About: A very good Caravan Park with modern facilities and it is ocean front. Fantastic pool, great Camp kitchen and amenities. There are lakes with fish feeding and I believe now allows fishing but you have to have a license from reception. Quite remote and therefore supplies in the area do cost more.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/rollingstone-beach-caravan-resort/

Cost:                                        $53.55 for 3 adults after Big 4 discount ($59.50)

Pool:                                        Yes, great pool.

Kids playground:                  Yes, lots of children’s facilities

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, very modern, excellent condition.

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               No

Telstra coverage:                   Yes

Other features:                      Rather than the usual where Pet friendly sites are down the back this caravan park provides the sites right on the beachfront. Fantastic caravan park, fantastic location.

Cons:                                       Fair distance to any shops so ensure you take all your supplies. Not cheap but offers a lot.

Website:                                 www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/qld/townsville-surrounds/rollingstone-beach-front-resort

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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

10. Discovery Barossa Valley

Location: Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South Australia

About: This is a ripper Caravan Park, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley. It features an awesome camp kitchen, pizza ovens and enclosed TV room.

There’s a Waterpark plus separate pool, children’s playground, jumping pool plus they have movie nights on a massive big screen securing No. 10 in the list of Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia.

The park is also pet friendly.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/discovery-parks-barossa-valley-tanunda-sa/

Cost:                                        $45 per night, powered, 2 adults

Pool:                                        Great pool and good water park

Kids playground:                  Yes

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes (now there is according to their website)

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, all networks have coverage

Other features:                      This is the Barossa Valley, it’s all about the wineries. So much choice and we found this a great base for us to enjoy the region.

Cons:                                       None that we experienced.

Website:                                 https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/south-australia/tanunda-barossa-valley

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Holiday Haven Ulladulla

9. Holiday Haven Ulladulla

Location: Ulladulla, NSW

About: There’s so many features to this caravan park. A gated entry, beautiful big pool, waterpark, half tennis court, mini golf, great BBQ’s and friendly staff. A children’s playground and jumping pillow is also available. The park is pet friendly. With all of these features it easily ranks in the
top 10 of Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/ulladulla-headland-holiday-park/

Cost:                                        $35 per night, powered, 2 adults. With our over 50’s National Seniors card we only paid $30 per night.

Pool:                                        Yes, great pool plus water park

Kids playground:                  Yes plus jumping pillow

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, all networks have coverage

Other features:                      Located with beach to one side and the bay on the other, it is also only a short drive to the Bogey Blue Hole rock pools.

Cons:                                       None that we experienced.

Website:                                 https://www.holidayhaven.com.au/ulladulla/ulladulla-headland

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8. Seabreeze Tourist Park

Location: Cannonvale, Airlie Beach Qld

About: We stayed here at the Seabreeze Tourist Park early in our first months traveling Australia and still today it’s one of our very favourite Caravan Parks so it is always going to feature in the top 10 of Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia. It has a great feel about it, the staff were super friendly and we loved the pool area.

The Bicentennial walkway is out front and takes you all the way to town, a stunning and very enjoyable 30 minute stroll.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/seabreeze-tourist-park-airlie-beach/

Cost:                                        $35 powered for 2 adults. Extra $10 per adult

Pool:                                        Yes, 2 pools, excellent pool

Kids playground:                  No

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, excellent individual shower/ toilet cubicles

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes, all networks have coverage

Other features:                      The park offers storage capability if you are heading away into the Whitsundays for a few days or more. There is also a great camp kitchen. Shopping Centre next door with Coles for all of your supplies.

Cons:                                       None that we could think of.

Website:                                 https://theseabreezepark.com.au/

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7. Red Rock Holiday Park

Location: Red Rock, Coffs Coast NSW

About: Red Rock is located a short 40km drive north from Coffs Harbour on the NSW coastline. The Caravan Park sits directly between the ocean beach on one side and the Corindi River on the other.

Water is via rainwater tanks as the park taps are bore water. Red Rock is not connected to town water, just one way in which this Caravan Park can offer such good value.

There is a fantastic camp kitchen and several amenities blocks.

Full review:                             https://indefiniteleave.com.au/reflections-holiday-park-red-rock-nsw/

Cost:                                        $36 powered site for 2 adults or $28 unpowered

Pool:                                        No

Kids playground:                  The Council park out front has a kids playground

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes, good condition

Pet Friendly:                          Yes in off peak season, a dog wash is also available

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes. All networks available.

Other features:                      The park has a great little shop at fair prices.

Cons:                                       No pool but doesn’t need one.

Website:                                 https://reflectionsholidayparks.com.au/park/red-rock/

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Splishing and a Splashing at Tathra Beachside Caravan Park
Tathra Beachside

6. Tathra Beachside

Location: Tathra NSW

About: Partly owned by Frankie J Holden, this is a very well run Caravan Park. Located backing on to the beach, the park has its own pool and water park. There are also BBQ’s overlooking the beach.

The staff are very friendly and it’s an easy walk to the shops.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/tathra-beachside-tathra-new-south-wales/

Cost:                                        $48.50 per night, powered site. Join Ol 55 Club for free to receive 10% discount. There is an excellent camp kitchen

Pool:                                        Good pool with water park.

Kids playground:                  Yes, great kids area.

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Yes

Telstra coverage:                   Yes and good Vodafone coverage

Other features:                      Plan your stay for when Frankie J Holden plays at the park for free.

Cons:                                       None that we could think of.

Website:                                 https://tathrabeachside.com.au/

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5. Lake Argyle Resort

Location: Lake Argyle, Western Australia

About: The amazing Lake Argyle Resort has the most photographed pool in Australia. The infinity pool has extraordinary views over Lake Argyle which assures a Top 5 spot in Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/lake-argyle-resort/

Cost:                                        $61.60 for 3 adults, powered site.

* Current price Jan 2020 for 2 adults on powered site is $48.

Pool:                                        Yes, a spectacular Infinity Pool looking directly out over Lake Argyle.

Kids playground:                  No

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          Yes

Free WiFi:                               Very limited free WiFi available late in the afternoon from the bar area.

Telstra coverage:                   No

Other features:                      Book a helicopter flight and make sure you do the Sunset Cruise of Lake Argyle

Cons:                                       No phone coverage

Website:                                 https://www.lakeargyle.com/

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4. Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park

Location: Kurrimine Beach, North Queensland

About: We really enjoyed our stay here, just $37 for 3 adults, the best water park plus it is pet friendly with great facilities for washing our dog.

The camp kitchen is excellent and it’s an easy walk to the beach.

Since our visit a new café has been built and the water park updated even more.

Full review:                            https://indefiniteleave.com.au/kurrimine-beach-holiday-park/

Cost:                                        $37 for 3 adults, off peak, powered site, Top Tourist discount. *Check for current prices and seasonal price changes

Pool:                                        Huge pool with separate water park

Kids playground:                  Water Park and games

Toilets/ Showers:                  Yes

Pet Friendly:                          Yes with dog wash

Free WiFi:                               Yes but very limited

Telstra coverage:                   Yes

Other features:                      At specific low tides you can walk out from the beach onto the Great Barrier Reef. This is the closest the reef is to the coastline. Be very aware of tides if attempting it, talk to the locals for advice. The King Reef Resort is walking distance and does great meals.

Cons:                                       Some parts of the park are a little tired. Be croc aware at the beach.

Website:                                 https://www.kurrimine.com.au/

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Coolum Beach

3. Coolum Beach Holiday Park

Location: Coolum, Qld

About: Coolum Beach has always been our favourite part of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. A pristine beach and quieter area than most others. Lots of great restaurants and cafes and I do enjoy climbing Mount Coolum and enjoy the spectacular views.

The Caravan Park is just a walk over the dune to the beach with life guards on patrol and a short stroll to the fantastic Coolum Beach Surf Club. The location is just one of the reasons it ranks No. 3 of Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia.

There are 3 amenities blocks, a great camp kitchen and games for everyone to play. The park is also pet friendly.

Full review:                https://indefiniteleave.com.au/coolum-beach-holiday-park-sunshine-coast/

Cost:                            $47 per night off peak, powered, 2 adults

*Check for current prices and seasonal price changes

Pool:                            No

Kids playground:      Minimal kids playground but the beach is their playground.

Toilets/ Showers:      3 amenities blocks

Pet Friendly:              Yes

Free WiFi:                   Yes

Telstra coverage:       Yes, all networks have phone coverage

Other features:         Big chess, outdoor pool table, lots of BBQ’s, opposite Coffee Club, Restaurants, Bowls Club, Coles and Dan Murphy’s in easy walking distance, next to Coolum Surf Club.

Cons:                           No pool (but you don’t have to even cross a road to get to the beach)

Website:                     https://www.familyparks.com.au/parks/coolum-beach-holiday-park/

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Originally No. 1 of Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia – Island View Caravan Park

2. Island View Caravan Park

Location: Kinka Beach, Yeppoon Qld

About: What makes this caravan park one of our favourites? The pools are fantastic, the facilities amazing with two bars with Foxtel, the shower and toilets blocks are incredible, even the dump point has been lifted to make it easier to use and it’s pet friendly but whilst all those features are fantastic they aren’t the best part.

The owners are incredibly friendly and go so far out of their way to make your stay enjoyable and ensure you have an unforgettable experience. They are so relaxed and provide a standard of service and care we found to be beyond anything we experienced anywhere else.

Great country people with great country values.

Full review:                https://indefiniteleave.com.au/island-view-caravan-park-yeppoon/

Cost:                            $39.50 per night powered site, 2 adults (increase of just $1 since our stay in 2016)

Pool:                            Yes, two of them.

Kids playground:      Yes including jumping pillow.

Toilets/ Showers:      The amenities are fantastic.

Pet Friendly:              Yes

Free WiFi:                   No, can be purchased for $5 at reception

Telstra coverage:       Yes

Other features:          The ocean beach is directly opposite and you can see Great Keppel Island. The features here are almost endless. We highly recommend the Island View Caravan Park.

Cons:                           None that we could think of.

Website:                     http://www.island-view.com.au/

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Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia
No. 1 of Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia – Pambula Beach Holiday Park

1. Pambula Beach Holiday Park

Location: Pambula Beach, NSW

About: It was impossible to go past this park as our favourite and rated as the No. 1 of Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia. The features are endless.

There is an outdoor and an indoor heated swimming pool plus fun park. A children’s playground is a feature plus there’s a mini putt putt course. There’s also a games room available to entertain the kids and adults.

The Camp Kitchen is simply amazing and perfectly positioned and above it is a child free lounge. We also attended a free Morning Tea in the Camp Kitchen during our stay.

The beach is right on the doorstep and is perfect for swimming, fishing and surfing. The river is a short walk away also. It’s 5 minutes to town with lots of shops and you must visit Ben Boyd National Park just 15 minutes drive away.

We loved the big sites, Kangaroos and rabbits roam the grounds and the staff are great. Pambula Beach Holiday Park is an easy choice for our Best Caravan Park around Australia.

Full review:                https://indefiniteleave.com.au/discovery-holiday-park-pambula-beach/

Cost:                            $39 per night, powered, 2 adults. Check for specials, we enjoyed a stay 4, pay 3.

Pool:                            Yes, two of them. One indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool plus water park.

Kids playground:      Yes plus a jumping pillow and play room.

Toilets/ Showers:      Yes, excellent condition

Pet Friendly:              No

Free WiFi:                   No

Telstra coverage:       Yes and Vodafone

Other features:          Award winning Caravan Park. Visit off peak and it is amazing value for money.

Cons:                           None we could think of, was perfect.

Website:                     https://www.discoveryparks.com.au/caravan-parks/new-south-wales/sapphire-coast-pambula-beach

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Safe traveling and Happy Caravan Parking!

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all of 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.
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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Blackdown Tablelands National Park

Blackdown Tablelands Feature

Blackdown Tablelands National Park is truly a hidden little gem in the heart of Central Queensland.

Just a couple of hours west of Rockhampton you will be able to enjoy swimming in spectacular rock pools and waterfalls, take some great bush walks, experience breathtaking views from the lookouts and see some amazing aboriginal artwork.

Blackdown Tablelands Rockpools

Do you need a 4WD for Blackdown Tablelands

Although the road from the base to top of the tablelands is very steep it can be reached by conventional vehicles when driving to conditions.

The road to the Park Entrance Shelter and Lookout is fully sealed and then it becomes a dirt road with some corrugations.

To do the Loop Road to Mitha Boongulla, you will require a 4WD.

Can you take a Caravan to Blackdown Tablelands?

The road to the top of Blackdown Tablelands is very steep and windy and is not ideal for towing big caravans or heavy trailers however smaller Vans and Camper Trailers do make the trek.

If travelling in a caravan, it is definitely worth unhitching and taking a day trip into the Blackdown Tablelands.

Blackdown Tablelands Steep Narrow road

Where can you stay?

If you are heading in to Blackwater Tablelands National Park for a day trip as many do there’s some excellent options to stay nearby at Dingo, Duaringa and Blackwater.

Dingo

On the Capricorn Highway, the Shell Roadhouse Dingo offers a free campground with toilets, showers, drinking water and it is also dog friendly.

This free facility is an ideal especially for people travelling in caravans and big rigs to stopover to enjoy a day trip into Blackdown Tablelands but naturally it is good to support the roadhouse in return.

The Dingo Van & Motorhome Park offers large flat sites, clean amenities, is pet friendly and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable making it another great place to stay within close proximity to the Blackdown Tablelands.

Duaringa

Another great free camp is the Duaringa Rest Area. Mackenzie Park in Duaringa offers an opportunity for travellers to base themselves for a day or two and head into explore the magnificent Blackdown Tablelands.

This awesome 48hr free camp has toilets, free hot showers, electric barbecues, drinking water, a kids playground and a dump point.

A donation can be made at the Information Centre. Duaringa is just over 89kms from Blackdown Tablelands.

Blackwater

Blackwater is only 77.2kms from Blackdown Tablelands so if you are already coming from the Emerald direction you could make the Discovery Parks, Blackwater your base.

The Discovery Holiday Parks, Blackwater is a small country park but has clean amenities and free washers and dryers.

Blackdown Tablelands Domestic animals prohibited

Are Pets Allowed at Blackdown Tablelands?

As the Blackdown Tablelands is National Park, pets are not permitted so you will either need to leave your pet/s at home or look for a suitable pet sitter.

We used Mad Paws a number of times when visiting National Parks while we were travelling with our Golden Retriever MACKS.

Each time we found a friendly dog lover or family to care for MACKS in the comfort of their home which we much preferred to placing her in a kennel.

Blackdown Tablelands swimming

Can you swim at Blackdown Tablelands?

Blackdown Tablelands certainly offers the fabulous rockpools and Rainbow Falls for swimming.

The water can be a very crisp temperature but extremely refreshing, depending what time of year you go.

It is an awesome experience swimming in each of the three levels of the stunning rock pools. They range in depth and water cascades from one level to the next.

You can even enter a small rock pool and swim under the rock ledge into the larger rock pool on the lowest level.

Blackdown Tablelands Elizabeth Swimming Top Pool

Blackdown Tablelands from Rockhampton

It is a fraction over 200kms from Rockhampton to Blackdown Tablelands. The drive takes approximately 2 1/2hrs so we recommend you get a reasonably early start.

On our day trip to Blackdown Tablelands from Rockhampton, we left at approx 9.30am in the morning and arrived back just after 6pm that night.

Blackdown Tablelands

When is the best time to go to Blackdown Tablelands National Park?

An ideal time to visit Blackdown Tablelands National Park is just after rainfall to witness the falls in their splendour.

For some it may be preferable to visit Blackdown Tablelands in the warmer months when the water is not quite as cold and swimming is therefore more enjoyable.

During summer the average temperature is 24 – 30 degrees and in winter the temperature can fall below O with temperatures ranging from  5 – 15 degrees.

Road out to Blackdown Tablelands

How to get to Blackdown Tablelands National Park

From Dingo, head along the Capricorn Highway/A4 for 12.5kms before turning left onto Charlevue Road.

Continue along Charlevue Road for 40.7kms before reaching the magnificent Blackdown Tablelands.

From Blackwater, travel along the Capricorn Highway/A4 for approx 35kms before turning right onto Charlevue Road.

Head along Charlevue Road for 40.7kms before reaching the magnificent Blackdown Tablelands.

Blackdown Tablelands Map & Blackdown Tablelands Camping Map

A Blackdown Tablelands National Park Map can be found on the Queensland Parks website by clicking on the Maps & Resources tab on the Blackdown Tablelands Camping page.

You can also find the Blackdown Tablelands Camping Map for the Munall Campground at the Queensland Parks website under Blackdown Tablelands Camping.

The Hema Maps are also excellent to use when travelling around Australia.

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Blackdown Tablelands Camping

Munall Campground

The Munall Campground in Blackdown Tablelands National Park is an ideal place to stay.

By staying within easy walking distance you will more time to fully explore all areas of this spectacular National Park.

Camping does require a permit and fees apply. You can book on-line at Queensland National Parks, at an over the counter booking office, a self service kiosk or by phoning 13QGOV.

Note – you cannot self-register at the campground but tags are available. A camping tag with the booking number must be clearly displayed at your campsite at all times.

Access to the campground can be made by 2WD when driving with care. The road is sealed from the base of the tablelands to the Park Entrance Shelter but it is a steep climb and windy.

From the Park Entrance Shelter to the campground is not sealed, can be slippery and also windy.

Sheer rock face on the steep climb up the narrow road to the top of Blackdown Tablelands

Campground details:

  • Location: 8kms past the Park Entrance Shelter
  • About: Quiet and shady bush campground
  • No of Campsites: 16- Campsites are suitable for tent camping and camper trailers
  • Availability:  Access may be restricted in wet weather or during high fire danger times
  • Toilets: Yes – Composting Toilets
  • Showers: No
  • Water: No – Bring along a plentiful supply of drinking water
  • Bins: No – Bring secure containers to store rubbish that cannot be accessed by wildlife
  • Dump Point: No
  • Generators: Not permitted
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Telstra Coverage: Not available at the Campground
  • Campfires: Yes except when Fire Bans are in place. Must use existing QPWS fire rings provided. Bring you own clean, milled timber cut offs for firewood. Collecting of firewood in the park is prohibited.

Munall Campground Contact Details:

Phone: 13 74 68
Address: Wafer Way, Dingo, Queensland
Website:

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.
Rainbow Falls
Looking up from the base of Rainbow Falls – Photo Credit – Elizabeth Hood

Things to do at Blackdown Tablelands National Park

Blackdown Tablelands Rainbow Falls

The hike to Gudda Gumoo also known as Rainbow Falls is definitely one of the ‘must do’ things in the Blackdown Tablelands National Park.

It is around 4kms return and a more difficult walk as it does include 240 stairs down into the gorge to the rockpool at the foot of the falls.

After spending time swimming in the rockpool, the only downside is you have another 240 stairs to climb back up but it is manageable, just take it slowly.

Blackdown Tablelands Rainbow Falls 240 Steps sign
240 Steps down to Rainbow Falls from this point!

How to find Rainbow Falls

After heading up the steep narrow winding road to Blackdown Tablelands you will reach Horseshoe Lookout which is completely sealed.

From Horseshoe Lookout, continue for 13kms along the dirt road which is slightly rough in places but accessible in 2WD in dry conditions. This stretch took us roughly 22 minutes in our 4WD.

The carpark at the end of the dirt road is the start of the walking track to Rainbow Falls and also the fabulous Rockpools. There is also a toilet available at the Rainbow Falls Carpark.

From the Rainbow Falls Carpark, follow the walking track until you reach the Rainbow Falls sign indicating the 240 stairs.

Make you way down the gorge via the stairs to the base of Rainbow Falls.

Blackdown Tablelands rockpools

Rockpools at Blackdown Tableland National Park

The rockpools at the top of gorge above Rainbow Falls are definitely the more notable feature of the Blackdown Tablelands due to the amazing photos that have been uploaded in recent times.

It was due to seeing photos of these amazing rockpools is what encouraged us to put Blackdown Tablelands National Park on our ‘must do’ list.

We spent so much time enjoying these epic rockpools on our day trip to Blackdown Tablelands that we fell short of time to explore more of this fabulous National Park in Central Queensland.

Blackdown Tablelands

How to find the Rockpools

Head up the steep narrow winding road to Blackdown Tablelands until you will reach Horseshoe Lookout which is completely sealed.

Continue for 13kms from Horseshoe Lookout along the dirt road which is slightly rough in places but accessible in 2WD in dry conditions. It took us roughly 22 minutes in our 4WD to do this stretch.

The carpark at the end of the dirt road is the start of the walking track to both the fabulous Rockpools and Rainbow Falls. There is also a toilet available at the Rainbow Falls Carpark.

From the Rainbow Falls Carpark, follow the walking track until you reach the Rainbow Falls sign indicating the 240 stairs.

Instead of turning left and making you way down into the gorge via the stairs to Rainbow Falls, take the track to the right.

Follow it for approx. 5 minutes to reach the famous rockpools. In total, it took us around 25 minutes one way from the Rainbow Falls Carpark.

Horseshoe Lookout

Horseshoe Lookout

Breathtaking views can be seen from Yaddamen Dhina also known as Horseshoe Lookout.

There are toilets, picnic tables and barbecues available at the Horsehoe Lookout and it is just an easy 5 minute walk from the Horseshoe Lookout Carpark to the lookout viewing platform.

We made Horseshoe Lookout our lunch stop, then we made our way to the epic rockpools.

Blackdown Tablelands Rock Art
Colourful rocks – Photo Credit – Elizabeth Hood

Ghungalu Art

The Ghungalu people made Blackdown Tablelands National Park their traditional home and visited it for thousands of years and left behind rock art.

The rock faces illustrate the ancient  heritage and culture of the aboriginals.

Blackdown Tableland National Park Walks

Hikes in the Blackdown Tablelands allow for a range of fitness levels.

The 3 main walks are:

  • Gudda Gumoo/Rainbow Waters Walk
  • Mook Mook/Owl Walk
  • Goon Goon Dhina /Lightning Lizard Walk
Gudda Gumoo

Mook Mook and Goon Goon Dhina are within walking distance from the Munall Campground whereas it is better to drive the 8kms to the Rainbow Falls Car park and take the 2.5km Gudda Gumoo walk.

Take care when walking the tracks as we found there are these little orange berry sized pebbles on the path which can be very slippery.

Be sure to wear good hiking boots and grab a loose laying stick to use as a hiking pole.

Blackdown Tablelands

Other great places to stay in the Central Queensland region:

Pin – Blackdown Tablelands National Park

We will definitely be returning to Blackdown Tablelands as it is simply amazing and there is so much to see and do.

We only managed to witness the breathtaking views from Horseshoe Lookout and spend some fun time enjoying the awesome rockpools. Rainbow Falls and the Ghungalu Art awaits us on our next visit.

Have you visited Blackdown Tablelands National Park?

Tell us about your Blackdown Tablelands 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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Exmouth Caravan Park

Big 4 Exmouth

In Exmouth, our preferred Caravan Park to stay was the RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park.

Exmouth is the gateway to the magnificent Ningaloo Reef. This region offers some awesome experiences including Swimming with Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales and Manta Rays.

One of the most amazing tours we have done around Oz is the Swim with Humpback Whales which we did out of Exmouth!

We even had Emu’s stroll through our site to say hello 🙂

Emu stroll through Exmouth Caravan Park

RAC Exmouth Caravan Park Facilities

Since our stay the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park has undergone a major redevelopment.

They have added a resort style pool and entertainment precinct plus added a number of caravan and camping sites as well as new Ensuite Sites.

During our stay the staff were friendly and helpful and looked after our tour bookings.

Exmouth Caravan Park campsite
Emus often passing by our Exmouth Caravan Park campsite

In total now the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park Facilities include 2 Pools, 2 Camp Kitchens with ovens, BBQ facilities as well as additional laundry and amenities blocks.

There is also a decent range of groceries, ice-creams, drink and ice available for sale at Reception. Gas Bottle Refills are also available at $4.50 per kilo.

Pedal karts, mountain bikes, electric bikes and phat tyre bikes are available for hire at a daily rate.

All taps on site have drinkable water. They do use bore water but only for reticulation purposes.

It is only 600m to the beach from the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park and either a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive to the shops.

Exmouth Caravan Park Drinking Water taps

RAC Exmouth Caravan Park Accommodation Options

The RAC Exmouth Caravan Park offers a range of accommodation options including cabins,
motel rooms, studios and caravan and camping sites which are suitable for all size vehicles as well as tent camping.

The ground is very hard so it is not easy driving tent pegs in but they apparently have drills available at Reception should you require one.

In the redevelopment they have turned the Dorm Rooms into 8 newly renovated Studios.

Macks at Exmouth Caravan Park

Are Pets allowed at the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park?

The RAC Exmouth Caravan Park is pet friendly which was great as we were travelling with our Golden Retriever MACKS at the time.

They now have designated Pet Powered Sites for people travelling with pets.

Read more:  Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

There is a good Childrens playground and now there’s fun to be had with volleyball facilities available.

The Exmouth Caravan Park has a wash down bay for your vehicle or boat, cost is $5 payable at reception.

A Dump point is in the park and there are lots of bins easily accessible throughout.

Cost to stay at the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park

Ensuite Powered Site: From $91 per night
Powered Site: From $52 per night
Pet Powered Site: From $52 per night
Unpowered Site: From 43 per night

RAC Membership – 10% discount applies

Our stay was the 12th and 14-19th September 2016.

Watch  the video for more information on our stay at the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park in WA.

Contact Details for the RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park

Phone: 08 9949 1101
Address: 3 Truscott Crescent, Exmouth Western Australia
Website:

How to get to the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park

From the National Route 1, turn left onto Minilya-Exmouth Road.

In 217kms turn right onto Truscott Crescent and in 110 metres the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park will be on the right.

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.
Cape Range National Park

Things to do in and around Exmouth

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef runs alongside much of the Western Australia coastline and in many places is an easily accessible for snorkelling directly from the beach.

The Ningaloo Reef is also the perfect place to swim with Whale Sharks, Humpbacks and Manta Rays.

Book a Whale Shark Swim and Catamaran Cruise here>

We did the Swim with Humpback Whales out of Exmouth which was an absolutely amazing experience, one of our favourite experiences in our travels around Australia.

Our experienced guides were amazing and made our day out an extraordinary day we will never forget.

Read more about: Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

Cape Range National Park

Cape Range National Park is just 40 minute drive from the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park.

There are a number of stunning beaches including Turquoise Bay which has brilliant white sand and you guessed it, turquoise water! Turquoise Bay rates No. 10 in our Top 10 Beaches around Oz.

Click here to see more: The Best Beaches in Australia 1-10

Turquoise Bay

The Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

Just 17km north of Exmouth is the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse which stands proud and tall overlooking Lighthouse Bay..

It is a fabulous spot to witness a spectacular Western Australian sunset. Not only can you witness a sunset from the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse you can also witness a sunrise.

This is one of just a few locations in Australia that you can witness both sunsets and sunrises from the same spot.

Vlamingh Lighthouse
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

Yardie Creek Gorge

The Yardie Creek Gorge has a unique feature where a permanent source of water flows between the sheer cliffs of the gorge which are simply spectacular.

Take a walk and explore the beautiful Yardie Creek where you may even spot the black-flanked rock wallaby, a threatened species as well as ospreys and other birds that inhabit the gorge.

Big Prawn

The Big Prawn

There are so many Big Things in Australia!

Exmouth is home to the Big Prawn. This is just one of two Big Prawns you will discover in Australia, the other is in Ballina NSW.

Read more: Big Things of Australia

Pin – Exmouth Caravan Park

Pin - Exmouth Caravan Park
Pin - Exmouth Caravan Park
Pin - Exmouth Caravan Park

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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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Port Lincoln Caravan Park, South Australia

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

We had to look for a good Port Lincoln Caravan Park when MACKS our Golden Retriever got sick in Ceduna and needed urgent treatment.

We found the Port Lincoln Tourist Park the perfect place to stay.

Port Lincoln is located on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and is considered Australia’s Seafood capital.

Our site had the most amazing ocean views over Boston Bay and is just a short stroll to a small jetty where we caught plenty of squid.

Fresh Calamari was an enjoyable part of our diet here at this great Caravan Park in Port Lincoln.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park Campsite

Port Lincoln Caravan Park Facilities

There are several amenities blocks which are very good, although not modern, with hot showers and excellent strong water pressure.

Two excellent camp kitchens are also on site with under cover BBQ’s, fridge and TV.

The staff at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park were really friendly and great to us, remaining patient as we dealt with our sick dog.

There is also a kids playground for the boys and girls to enjoy.

The Caravan Park Free Wifi is good too, which isn’t often the case with Caravan Parks.

A Dump point is also available.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

The Port Lincoln Caravan Park is set on a hillside and therefore some sites, including much of the unpowered section, is located on sloping grounds and may not be level.

We would recommend asking to go for a walk and choose the site that best suits you before being allocated a spot or setting up.

Stunning sunrises are the best part of the day as it rises over the ocean providing the most spectacular views.

MACKS at Port Lincoln Caravan Park
MACKS recuperating at Port Lincoln Tourist Park after her sever case of Geratric Vestibular Disease

Are pets allowed at this Port Lincoln Caravan Park?

The Port Lincoln Tourist Park is pet friendly and we stayed here whilst our dog MACKS was recovering from Geriatric Vestibular Disease.

We can also very highly recommend the Lincoln Veterinary Centre, they were superb in diagnosing and looking after MACKS.

Keep an eye out around the grounds for the Bunny Rabbits that come out to feed during the afternoon.

Navigator Dog Leash Buddy
View the Navigator Dog Leash Buddy in Adventure Awaits here>

Read more: Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS

MACKS at Port Lincoln Vet Hospital

Cost to Stay at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park

Cost for us was $32 per night plus $10 for Matthew less the Top Tourist discount. Having stayed for a week we received 1 night free and our week stay totalled $226.80.

Update: September 2021
Powered sites range from $35 to $40 per night.
Unpowered sites are $30 a night with fantastic bay views

Our stay here was 14-22 December 2016.

Watch the video for a look at this fabulous Port Lincoln Caravan Park.

Contact Details for the Port Lincoln Tourist Park

Phone: 08 8621 4444
Address: 11 Hindmarsh St, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Website:

Welcome to Port Lincoln sign

How to get to this Port Lincoln Caravan Park

From the Lincoln Highway/B100 take the Light Street exit at the roundabout. In 110 metres turn right onto Tasman Terrace.

Proceed through 2 roundabouts and continue straight on Tasman Terrace before turning left onto Hindmarsh Street.

In 150 metres turn right, then in 50 metres turn left and in 20 metres the Port Lincoln Caravan Park will be on your left.

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
Makaybe Diva Statue

Things to do in and around Port Lincoln

Makaybe Diva Statue

Makaybe Diva is the first racehorse to achieve 3 wins in the Melbourne Cup and these three wins were in consecutive years -2003, 2004 and 2005.

Add to this fabulous record, Makaybe Diva is also the only mare to ever win more than one Melbourne Cup.

 Local Port Lincoln artist Ken Martin who sculpted the bronze statue took 9 months to complete the monument which was officially unveiled in 2006.

Check out the statue of this awesome racehorse which stands proudly at the Port Lincoln waterfront.

Flinders Archway Port Lincoln

Flinders Archway

The Flinders Archway commemorates the famous navigator Matthew Flinders. After setting sail on an expedition from England Flinders first arrived on the west coast of South Australia in 1802.

He continued to explore, map and name the South Australian coastline. In 1892, Flinders named Port Lincoln in honour of his native Province.

The stone archway was erected in May 1936. and a statue of Matthew Flinders RN and his cat Trim, donated to the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum by the Lang Foundation, was unveiled in February 2017.

Axel Senross Maritime Museum

Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

The Axel Stenross Maritime Museum right on the waterfront is full of restored historic vessels, marine artefacts and assorted relics.

Axel, a Finnish Ships Carpenter sailed to Port Lincoln in 1927 to load grain and decided to stay.

Knowledgeable volunteers and unique interpretive displays throughout the museum tell Axel’s the amazing story.

You can also discover the lost art of wooden boat building, his original living quarters, workshops and the still operating slipway.

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 9.30am – 4pm and Saturdays and Public Holidays from 1pm – 4.30pm.

Magnificent views of Port Lincoln from Winter Hill Lookout

Winter Hill Lookout

From the Winters Hill Lookout, the views of Port Lincoln, the bay and Boston Island are simply amazing.

To reach the Winters Hill Lookout, it is simply a short 5 minute drive from the Port Lincoln CBD and was easily accessible in our motorhome.

Jetty at sunset

Other great places to stay in South Australia:

Have you stayed in Port Lincoln? Tell us about your Port Lincoln 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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