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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:                                 http://www.wollongongtouristparks.com.au/windang/Pages/default.aspx

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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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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.to/3eCueUo 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 7 Hero Black – http://ebay.us/PH711r  –  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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Katherine Caravan Park by Katherine Hot Springs

Riverview Tourist Village

The Riverview Tourist Village was our choice of accommodation when we were looking for a Katherine Caravan Park in the NT while we visited the spectacular Katherine Gorge.

An added bonus was that the Riverview Tourist Village is also very close to the Katherine Hot Springs which is just a short 400m walk down the path at the back of this Katherine Caravan Park.

Katherine Gorge
The magnificent Katherine Gorge

The Riverview Tourist Village is just 4kms from the heart of the Katherine township and it is 32.2kms from the amazing Kataherine Gorge.

Katherine is a 3.5 hour drive from Darwin and one of the many places you must visit in the NT.

Read more about the: Best Things to See and Do in the NT.

Shady Katherine Caravan Park

Riverview Tourist Park, Katherine Caravan Park Amenities

There are several amenities blocks at this Katherine Caravan Park, all which are good and the park also includes a pool.

The Riverview Tourist Village has a fuel station, restaurant and cafe onsite too. Alcohol can also be purchased.

Katherine Caravan Park Pool
Katherine Caravan Park Camp Kitchen
Riverview Tourist Village Camp Kitchen

There are 2 camp kitchens available. We got lucky and were given a huge site here providing us heaps of room.

Katherine Hot Springs are within easy walking distance from the rear of the caravan park.

The staff are very helpful and friendly and advised us regarding the tour of Katherine Gorge.

We had good phone coverage with the Telstra network at this Katherine Caravan Park.

Katherine Caravan Park Campsite

Is this Katherine Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

This Katherine Caravan Park is pet friendly and therefore we were able to stay with our Golden Retriever, MACKS.

Cost to stay in Katherine at Riverview Tourist Village for us 3 adults with our Top Tourist membership was $53.10 per night
Katherine Caravan Park Cost Update April 2021:
Cost to stay is $45 a night for a powered site and $35 a night unpowered for 2 adults.

Our stay was 18-20th July 2016

Katherine Caravan Park Contact Details – Riverview Tourist Village:

Phone:  08 8972 1011
Address:  440 Victoria Highway Katherine, Northern Territory
Website:

Katherine Caravan Park entrance

How to get to the Riverside Tourist Village Katherine Caravan Park:

Turn off the Stuart Highway onto the Bicentennial Road.

Travel along the Bicentennial Road for 2.9kms then turn right onto the National Highway.

In 300 metres you will arrive at the Riverside Tourist Park, Katherine.

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
Katherine

Things to see and do in Katherine

We based ourselves at the Riverside Tourist Village which enabled us to easily explore a number of things in and around in Katherine while staying 3 nights at this Katherine Caravan Park.

Katherine/Nitmiluk Gorge

The Katherine Gorge also known as the Nitmiluk Gorge has a number of levels to the gorge. It is actually a 13 gorge system, There are a number of cruises through this world famous gorge but we chose the 3 Gorge Tour.

Katherine Gorge Cruise

Cruising through this spectacular gorge with the sheer cliffs towering above was amazing and very relaxing. You also learn about the history and see the Aboriginal Rock Art that dates 8 – 10,000 years as well as witness the wildlife including fresh water crocodiles.

This 4 hour cruise departs at 9am and includes some walking between the gorges to change into different boats as you enter the next gorge. There’s time to do a little exploring and take photographs in and out of the boats. The swim in one of the rockpools was cool and very refreshing.

Katherine Gorge Kayaks

Cutta Cutta Caves

Just off the Stuart Highway 27kms south of Katherine is the Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park. The caves were formed millions of years ago and are full of incredible sparkling limestone stalactites and stalagmites.

They are also home to five different bat species including rare leaf-nosed bats and ghost bats. Plus approximately 170 different species of birds can be found within the park including the Hooded Parrot and the endangered Gouldian Finch.

Tours of the Caves operate hourly between April and October from 9am to 3pm.

Katherine Hot Springs

Katherine Hot Springs

The beauty of staying at the Riverview Tourist Village, is the close proximity of this Katherine Caravan Park to the Katherine Hot Springs. You can literally walk out of the back gate of this Katherine Caravan Park onto the banks of the Katherine River where you can enjoy a swim in the tranquil thermal baths.

Cost to swim in the Katherine Hot Springs is free.

The Katherine Hot Springs have been upgraded since our visit and include barbecue, picnic area, Cafe, toilets as well as a carpark for parking of cars and coaches.

Katherine Hot Springs

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Edith Falls

Edith Falls

Just under 63kms north of Katherine is Edith Falls, another of the popular falls in the Northern Territory.

Swimming in the natural paperbark and pandanus lined natural pool at the base of Edith Falls is popular. At times swimming may be closed between November and April.

You can take a 2.6km bush walk to the upper pool of Edith Falls however it is a challenging walk along a steep rocky loop.

Book a Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls Full Day Tour here>

Edith Falls Swim

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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.

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.to/3eCueUo 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 7 Hero Black – http://ebay.us/PH711r  –  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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Bitter Springs Camping, Mataranka NT

Bitter Springs Cabins & Camping

Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping is good accommodation at Mataranka in the NT. We are back in some warm weather and exploring this amazing region with warm Thermal Springs to swim.

Our incredible outback adventure is just beginning now.

The Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping is set right on the banks of the Roper River so you can camp right beside the river in a natural bush setting and enjoy fishing for barra in the river.

This is also the gateway to the amazing Bitter Springs thermal pools where you can safely enjoy floating down in crystal clear 34 degree water.

Read all about Bitter Springs and Northern Territory here.

Bitter Springs
Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs Camping Amenities

Camping at the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping is fairly informal. You can pick your own camping spot and stay hitched to your caravan if you prefer. There is plenty of space so you don’t feel like you are crammed in at all.

There are riverside unpowererd sites and powered sites with bore water on  tap. The toilets and showers, laundry and camp kitchen are basic but do the job.

Bitter Springs Camping Toilets and Showers

Campfires are allowed but only in the unpowered riverside sites.

Generators are not permitted. A dump point is located just a couple of kms away in the public park on the corner of Stuart Highway and Martin Road.

Bitter Springs Camping Kitchen

An on-site kiosk sells bread, milk, ice as well as souvenirs and some fishing gear. Be sure to try their frozen fresh locallly grown mango! They also have snorkels, masks and noodles for hire if you haven’t brought your own to use at the springs.

I have 3 bars on my Telstra phone here so reception is ok.

Bitter Springs Camping Site

Are pets allowed at Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping?

The Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping is pet friendly therefore we were able to stay there with our Golden Retriever MACKS.

Pet Friendly Bitter Springs Camping

For us 3 adults our stay at the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping was $45 per night.

Cost Update as at 2021:
Unpowered Sites – $35 per night for 2 people
Powered Sites – $40 per night for 2 people
Additional Adult – $10 per night
Children over 2yrs – $5 per night
Discounts do apply when you pay in advance -and stay for 3 or more nights – 10% off and 7 nights or more – 15%

Our stay here was July 16-17, 2016

Contact Details for Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping

Phone:  08 8975 4838
Address:  255 Martin Road, Bitter Springs, Mataranka, Northern Territory
Website: 

Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping Entrance

How to get to Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping:

From Tennant Creek, travel along the Stuart Highway and go through the township of Mataranka. Turn right into Martin Road. Travel along Martin Road for approx 2.6kms and the entry to the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping will be on your left.

Coming into Mataranka to Katherine, travel along the Stuart Highway and before the heart of town in Mataranka on the right is the school and Police Station. Turn left at the school into Martin Street. In approx 2.6kms, entry to the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping will be on the left.

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.
Mataranka Sign

Popular Attractions close to Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping

Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs is just around 500 metres from Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping. Floating down with the natural flow of the crystal turquoise water is awesome. You float down, walk back along the path and repeat as many times as you want!

The water temperature at Bitter Springs sits around the 34 degrees mark and it is very refreshing way to cool off in the Northern Territory heat.

It is a natural pool and there are some tree branches and rocks underneath the water surface. Just remember to take a pool noodle or floatie.

Bitter Springs

Mataranka Thermal Pools

The thermal pools at Mataranka are a more like a swimming pool as they are more structured with concrete formed sides. steps and surrounding decking.

None the less they are fed with natural spring water, surrounded by a lush palm forest and are within 100 metres from the Mataranka Homestead.

Water temperature of the Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs sits at a constant 34 degrees.

Mataranka Hot Springs

Nathan ‘Whippy’ Griggs

If you are ever in Mataranka, be sure to check if Nathan ‘Whippy’ Griggs is in town. Simply give the Mataranka Homestead a call like we did.

He is an amazing whip cracker and entertains the crowd most nights at the Mataranka Homestead.

His show is Free to watch but it is worth either giving a donation or buying some of his merch as it is a great night!

Nathan Whippy Griggs

We of the Never Never

Mataranka is the capital of the Never Never and home to We of the Never Never. The novel written by Jeannie Gunn is basically an account of her experiences working at Elsey Station just near Mataranka back in 1902.

Within the grounds of the Mataranka Homestead is the replica homestead made for the movie “We of the Never Never”. Entry is free to the replica homestead which is located off the carpark and open all day, every day.

Later the movie was shot on location at both Elsey Station and around Mataranka. Each day the movie is played at the Mataranka Homestead.

We of the Never Never Homestead

The Territory Manor Barra Feeding

Twice a day you can witness the Barra Feeding at The Territory Manor just down the road from the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping. Admission is free.

We stopped in for lunch at the Territory Manor and enjoyed watching the barra being fed while we were there.

They make such a splash as the hit the surface of the water and take the food. Our son Matt actually got to experience feeding them which was great.

Barra Feeding

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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. 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.to/3eCueUo 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 7 Hero Black – http://ebay.us/PH711r  –  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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Charters Towers Caravan Park, Aussie Outback Oasis

Big 4 Charters Towers

With much excitement we bring you our latest video for our stay at a great Charters Towers Caravan Park, the Aussie Outback Oasis Big 4 Charters Towers,

Coming from the outback to this Charters Towers Caravan Park is like an oasis.

It was so good to be back on the road after some vehicle maintenance in Cairns. From Cairns it is roughly 5hr 40minutes by road and a distance of 480.4kms.

Charters Towers is actually just over 136kms and approximately an 1.5hrs drive from Townsville however we drove from Cairns straight to Charters Towers to start making our way across to the Northern Territory.

Aussie Outback Oasis Charters Towers Caravan Park

Charters Towers Caravan Park Facilities

The Aussie Oasis Charters Towers Caravan Park is another typical excellent Big 4 with heaps of space and good amenities catering for your every need.

Check out the great pools, there’s two of them and they are like resort style facilities.  There’s heaps of fun things for the kids to do with jumping pillows and a tyre maze for lots of fun.

Charters Towers Caravan Park Pool and Sun lounges
Charters Towers Caravan Park Pool
Two fabulous resort style pools

A unique feature of this Charters Towers Caravan Parak is the live pet Barramundi located at the front office.

There’s a great camp kitchen equipped with  a microwave, kettle and toaster as well as good electric BBQ’s, great amenities, a lending library, a dump point and sites are over 10m wide for large motorhomes.

Charters Towers Caravan Park campsite
Jumping Pillow

The Aussie Oasis Big 4 Charters Towers Caravan Park also has a Cafe/Restaurant and Convenience Store/Kiosk where ice and general items are available which is handy.

Gas Refills and Swap bottles are available. On site short term boat and caravan storage is also available.

They even offer a van valet parking service which saves all the hassles of parking your caravan and your marriage lol.

We had good Telstra coverage during our stay.

Is this Charters Towers Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

The Aussie Outback Oasis Big 4 Charters Towers Caravan Park is pet friendly which was great as we had our Golden Retriever MACKS with us!

Pet Friendly Park

Cost to stay with our Big 4 membership for 1 night for us 3 adults was $40.50.

Cost Update May 2021:
Grass or Slab Powered Site From $40
Unpowered Site From $30
Save 10% with Big 4 Holidays Perks Membership!

Our stay here was July 12, 2016

Contact Details for Aussie Outback Oasis Charters Towers Caravan Park:

Phone:  07 4787 8722
Address:  76 Dr George Ellis Drive, Charters Towers Queensland
Website: 

How to get to the Aussie Outback Oasis Big 4 Charters Towers Caravan Park

From Townsville, follow the A6/Flinders Highway for 122kms..

Continue straight on Gregory Highway/National Route 55/State Route 63 for 1km until you reach the Aussie Outback Oasis Big 4 Charters Towers Caravan Park.

Camp Kitchen
Camp Kitchen Area

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

Things to do in Charters Towers

Tors Drive-In

The Tors Drive-In is one of the oldest drive-in theatres in Queensland and has been operating since 1966.

Gates and Cafe open at 6pm with the early movie commencing at 6.30pm sharp and the later screening at 8.45pm.

You can stay for both and enjoy two movies for the one price!

Pubs

Charters Towers is up there as the Pub Capital of Queensland. With 9 in total there is definitely no shortage of places to go for a nice cold beer or drink!

Towers Hill

Towers Hill

Set 420m above sea level, Towers Hill also called ‘The World’ is the perfect vantage point to look out over the town of Charters Towers and is a common for locals to walk to the top of Towers Hill as a means of exercise,

The Towers Hill Lookout is an especially popular spot at sunset. To take in an outback sunset from Towers Hill is quite amazing.

Charters Towers Historical Buildings

Historic Buildings

Founded in 1871 when gold was discovered by chance on Towers Hill, Charters Towers quickly became the second biggest town in Queensland.

Evidence of the early days can still be seen today in the old colonial style architecture of the buildings.

There are walking tours and ghost tours available where you can learn the history of Charters Towers.

Charters Towers

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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. 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.to/3eCueUo 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 7 Hero Black – http://ebay.us/PH711r  –  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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