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The 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:                    

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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:                    

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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:                    

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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:                                

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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:                                

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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.

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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:                                 

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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:                                

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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:                                

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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.

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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:                                

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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:                                

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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:                                

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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:                               

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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:                               

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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:                 

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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:                                

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:                                

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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:                                

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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:                                

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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:                                

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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:                                

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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:                                

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Splishing and a Splashing at Tathra Beachside Caravan Park comes in at No, 6 in our Best Caravan Parks around Australia
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:                                

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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:                                

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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:                               

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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:                   

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Formerly No. 1 of Best Caravan Parks around Australia
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:                    

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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:                    

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Tips on How to Save Money during your stay

Here are a few tips on how to save money when staying at some of the Best Caravan Parks around Australia:

  • Caravan Park Memberships
  • Loyalty Cards
  • RACQ & NMRA Discounts
  • Check Caravan Park websites for deals
  • TAWK Membership
  • Seniors Discount
  • WikiCamps Discount
  • Advance Booking Discount

Read more: Save Money staying at Caravan Parks

These are Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia, have you stayed in any Caravan Parks that are equally as great or even better? Let us know in the comments of any others that should be added to our Best Caravan Parks around Australia list!

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Safe traveling and Happy Caravan Parking!

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 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.

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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Caravan Parks

Rollingstone Caravan Park, Rollingstone Qld

Big 4 Rollingstone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rollingstone Caravan Park Facilities

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

Lakes at Rollingstone Beach Caravan Park

We had good phone coverage with Telstra.

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

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

Read more: Save Money Staying at Caravan Parks

Rollingstone Beach Caravan Park is pet friendly

Are pets allowed at this Rollingstone Caravan Park?

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

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

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

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

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

Cost to stay at the Rollingstone Beach Front Resort

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

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

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

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

5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

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

How to contact Rollingstone Beachfront Resort

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

How to get to the Rollingstone Caravan Park

Rollingstone is approx 50 minutes drive north of Townsville.

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

Rollingstone Caravan Park located right on the Beachfront
Rollingstone Beach

Things to do in the Rollingstone region

Big Crystal Creek & Little Crystal Creek

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

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

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

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

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

Magnetic Island
Magnificent Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

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

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

Read more: Things to do on Magnetic Island

Balgal Beach

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

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

It is also a renowned spot for river fishing.

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

Toomulla Beach Boat Ramp
Boat ramp at Toomulla Beach

Toomulla Beach

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

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

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

Read more: Toomulla Beach Rest Area

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Other great places to stay in the region:

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

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

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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

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

_____________________________________________________________________________

Photography and Socials

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

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

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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Kalgoorlie Caravan Park, WA

Discover Boulder

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

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

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

Discovery Parks Boulder Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

About Kalgoorlie

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

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

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

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

Historic old buildings in Kalgoorlie

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

The population of Kalgoorlie is approximately 28,700 people.

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

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

About the Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

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

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

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

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

Kalgoorlie Caravan Park Pool

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

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

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

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

Free Wifi was also available during our stay.

Is this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

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

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

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

Our stay was 10th December 2016

Watch the video for more details.

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Contact Details for this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park:

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

Our stay at Discovery Parks Boulder Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

How to get to this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

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

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

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

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

Super Pit

Things to do in Kalgoorlie

The Super Pit

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

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

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

Hannans North Tourist Mine

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

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

Open Sunday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Questa Casa

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

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

Tours operate daily at 3pm.

Western Australian Museum of the Goldfields

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

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

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

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

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

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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

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

_______________________________________________________________

Photography and Socials

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

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

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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Esperance Caravan Park, Western Australia

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

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

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

Our Esperance Caravan Park Campsiste

About Esperance

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

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

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

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

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

Esperance Weather

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

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

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

Esperance Caravan Park Pool

All about the Pine Grove Holiday Park

We considered this Esperance Caravan Park to be fantastic value.

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

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

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

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

Large sites - Esperance Caravan Park

Is the Esperance Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

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

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

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

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

Our preferrred Esperance Caravan Park - Pine Grove Holiday Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is Free Wifi albeit limited at 100 megabytes.

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

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

Cost to Stay at this Esperance Caravan Park

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

Our stay was 5-7th December 2016

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5 Essentials – Camera Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Details for the Pine Grove Holiday Park:

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

How to find this Esperance Caravan Park

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

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

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

What to do in Esperance

Great Ocean Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucky Bay

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

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

Read more about: Lucky Bay Campground

Lucky Bay Kangaroos
Lucky Bay Kangaroos

Cape Le Grand National Park

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

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

Read more: Our Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia

Cape Le Grande Beach
Cape Le Grand Beach

Twilight Beach

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

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

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

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

Twilight Cove Esperance
Twilight Beach/Cove Esperance

Frenchman Peak

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

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

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

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

Read more: 49 Amazing Things to do in Western Australia

Frenchman Peak
Frenchman Peak

Pin – Esperance Caravan Park

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

Which Caravan Park in Esperance have you stayed at?

Tell us about your Esperance Caravan Park experience.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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

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

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Photography and Socials

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

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

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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