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Broome Caravan Park, Cable Beach WA

Tarrangua Caravan Park

We were looking for a good Broome Caravan Park when we arrived but we were travelling with our dog MACKS which made it harder to find a place to stay.

The Tarangau Caravan Park in Broome became available once the overflow places closed and we moved into it.

Within walking distance to the spectacular Cable Beach and an easy drive into Broome, it was convenient place to stay.

From here we were able to explore all the incredible Things to See and Do in Broome.

Tarangau Broome Caravan Park is just under 6kms from Cable Beach

Broome is located in the the Kimberley region of Western Australia 1,680kms north from the state’s capital city of Perth.

In the 1880’s, Broome began in the pearling industry and still today pearls remain part of the regions tradition.

An under sea telegraph cable was laid to East Java given the name Cable Beach to it’s most popular tourist destination.

Approximately 14,000 people live in Broome however tourism through the winter months temporarily gives a significant boost to the population.

Tarangua Broome Caravan Park

This is a good Broome Caravan Park within walking distance to Cable Beach, but be prepared, there are plenty of rules.

The management and staff are quite friendly and promote their Caravan Park as the quiet alternative.

Powered and unpowered sites are both available with prices variable depending on time of the year.

Tarangau Broome Caravan Park Facilities

There is a wash bay for Caravans and Boats for just $5 and all funds go to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) which is a fantastic cause.

A free washing bay is also available for pets although there is a $2 per night charge for dogs.

Car Wash and Pet Wash Area at Tarangau Broome Caravan Park

The amenities block is excellent and is kept clean. We found that the showers were nice and hot here.

BBQ’s are available in this Broome Caravan Park and the Camp kitchen is excellent with a fridge, freezer and other cooking facilities.

There is plenty of space is available around the park, sites are reasonably sized and easy to reverse into with either a Caravan or Motorhome.

There’s water to hook up to on each powered site and an easy grey water release.

Shady sites at Taraagua Broome Caravan Park

No pool is available onsite so to go swimming take the short drive to Cable Beach and enjoy the beach there.

We had good Telstra coverage during our stay at this Broome Caravan Park near Cable Beach.

Are pets allowed at this Broome Caravan Park?

The Tarangau Broome Caravan Park has a designated area for people travelling with pets. Check on the availability of the pet friendly sites at the time of your booking as they book up quickly.

It took a number of times checking with the park before a pet friendly site became available and we were able to stay with our Golden Retriever MACKS.

Read more on: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

MACKS in Broome

Cost to Stay at the Tarangau Caravan Park in Broome

For us, the cost to stay for 3 adults at the Tarangau Caravan Park was $58 per night.

Update October 2021:
Cost to stay is now $58 a night for 2 adults on a powered site during June, July and August.
Price varies between $42 – 52 a night throughout the rest of the year for powered sites.
Unpowered sites are $48 a night for 2 adults during June, July and August.
Price varies between $37 – 42 a night throughout the rest of the year for unpowered sites.
Extra adults are $15 a night
Children aged 3-17 are an extra $5 per night
Pets are an extra $2 a night

Our stay was 21-23rd August 2016.

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Contact Details for the Tarangau Broome Caravan Park:

Phone: 08 9193 5084
Address: 16 Millington Road, Cable Beach
Website:
Email: tarangau@tpg.com.au

The grounds of the Tarangau Caravan Park in Broome

How to get to this Broome Caravan Park

From Broome head south on Walcott Street before turning right onto Anne Street. Continue along Anne Street through the roundabout and then turn right onto D’Antoine Street.

Take a left turn onto Frederick Street and at the roundabout take the second exit onto Cable Beach Road E. In 1.6km at the roundabout take the second exit onto Gubinge Road.

Then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Cable Beach Road W. At the following roundabout take the third exit onto Sanctuary Road.

Turn left onto Millington Road and travel along Millington Road for 1.1km. The Tarangau Caravan Park Broome will be on the right.

Magnificent sunset from Gantheaume Point

What else is there to do in Broome?

From the Tarangau Broome Caravan Park it’s an easy drive into the town of Broome or to go sightseeing at all the fantastic places to visit during your stay.

Here are some of our favourite experiences in Broome:

Sunsets

The sunsets in Broome are simply stunning. One of the most popular spots to view the colourful sunsets of Broome is from Cable Beach.

Gantheaume Point is also an absolutely awesome vantage point to watch an amazing WA sunset. The rugged cliffs and glow on the rocks is amazing and a must see!

Cable Beach

Cable Beach is not only a 22km stretch of brilliant white sandy beach but it’s also the name of the suburb that surrounds this iconic beach in Broome.

This fabulous beach is great for swimming, you can hire a beach umbrella and just relax on the beach plus you can even take your 4WD onto the beach.

Is it safe to swim at Broome?

Swimming at Cable Beach is generally safe for swimming. During the months of November through to May/June swimming in the ocean should be avoided due to the deadly Chironex Box Jellyfish and Irukandji inhabiting the waters in these warmer months.

Did you know:

Cable Beach was named after the telegraph cable that was laid in 1889 between Broome and Java.

Amazing Things in WA Horizontal Falls
Spectacular view of Horizontal Falls from above

Horizontal Falls

Save up and do a tour to Horizontal Falls, it is definitely a once in a lifetime experience you do not want to miss. We did a full day tour out of Broome and it was absolutely fabulous.

Our fun packed day tour with Horizontal Falls Adventures included:

  • a flight in a seaplane over the Buccaneer Archipelago and landing on the water at Talbot Bay
  • the thrill of riding through the Horizontal Falls
  • a visit to the hatchery at One Arm Point
  • lunch and time to stroll on the beach at Cape Leveque
  • 4WD trip back to Broome stopping at Beagle Bay to see the Mother of Pearl Church.

Tours are seasonal and operate from March to November.

Phone: 08 9192 1172
Address: Hangar 14, Gus Winckel Road, Broome Western Australia
Website:

Ride the Camels

One of the things that is super popular to do in Broome is to go on a camel ride on Cable Beach.

There are a number of companies offering camel rides and we chose an afternoon ride with Sun Camels.

The sunset camel rides are very popular as well. It is awesome to witness the sunset silhouette of the camels and great to capture this fabulous sunset shot.

Phone: 08 9193 7423
Address: Cable Beach Broome, Western Australia
Website:

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Broome Pearls

Broome has long been known for its pearling industry and has produced some of the world’s finest pearls since 1880.

In 1883, Broome was founded as a pearling industry port and named after Sir Frederick Broome, the Governor of Western Australia at the time.

Adele loves pearls and couldn’t resist buying some pearls from Willie Creek Pearls in Chinatown Broome.

Book a Willie Creek Pearl Farm History of Pearling Tour here>

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Broome Jetty

Fishing

The Broome Jetty is a popular place for fishing and is renowned for catching queenies, trevally, mackies, tuna and even barra.

Kev and Matt took a full day fishing charter out of Broome. They got onto a few good fish that they were able to bring home including Kev’s first ever mackerel.

Phone: 0427 798 155
Address: 10 Slater Road, Broome Western Australia
Website:

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Things to take with you when exploring Broome

What is the best time of the year to visit Broome?

Broome weather is defined by two categories – wet and dry. April through to October is usually considered to be the best time to visit Broome.

The torrential rain of wet season usually extends from November to March but during this time you’ll find the best deals on offer as tourist numbers are generally lower.

Along with rain, the wet season also brings the humidity and the possibility of cyclones and flooding occurring from January to March,

During the summer months, the tropical Broome weather can be very hot and semi-arid with temperatures ranging between 25 – 33.6 degrees C (77 – 92.5 degrees F).

Matso's Brewery

Best places to eat or drink in Broome

Matso’s Brewery

One of our favourite breweries in all of Australia is Matso’s Brewery.

The rustic brewery offers a range of unique seasonal beers, a creative pub grub menu and a great outdoor seating area to relax and try one of their unique beers.

Well known for its Ginger Beer and Mango Beer, Matso’s is also famous for being Australia’s most remote brewery since 1997 and is definitely worth a visit.

Their alcoholic ginger beer is one of Kev’s top 3 ginger beers.

Open 10am – 10pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Phone: 08 9193 5811
Address: 60 Hamersley Street, Broome Western Australia
Website:

Check out: Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

Divers Tavern

Located directly across the road from the magnificent Cable Beach, Divers Tavern has two bars and a bistro.

Enjoy live music and live sport in the Beach Bar and Sports Bar. The Divers Bistro offers a range of delicious meals showcasing the Kimberley’s best seafood and steak.

Experience casual dining in a tropical open air atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Phone: 08 9193 6066
Address: 12 Cable Beach Road, Cable Beach, Broome Western Australia
Website:

Mangrove Hotel

Mangrove Hotel

Set on the shores of Roebuck Bay, the Mangrove Hotel in Broome is a great place for drinks or a meal. It is also one of the best vantage points in Broome to witness the iconic Staircase to the Moon.

The Bay Club at the Mangrove Hotel offers a stylish outdoor restaurant and bar. You can enjoy the great views while you dine, listen to live music, have a few drinks with friends or just indulge in a cocktail or two.

Bookings are not required. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Phone: 08 9192 1303
Address: 47 Carnarvon Street, Broome Western Australia
Website:

Other great places to stay in and around Broome:

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Have you stayed at the Tarangau Caravan Park in Broome? Tell us about your Broome 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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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.

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Photography and Socials

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

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

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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Kalgoorlie Caravan Park, WA

Discover Boulder

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

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

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

Discovery Parks Boulder Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

About Kalgoorlie

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

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

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

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

Historic old buildings in Kalgoorlie

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

The population of Kalgoorlie is approximately 28,700 people.

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

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

About the Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

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

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

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

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

Kalgoorlie Caravan Park Pool

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

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

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

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

Free Wifi was also available during our stay.

Is this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

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

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

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

Our stay was 10th December 2016

Watch the video for more details.

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Contact Details for this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park:

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

Our stay at Discovery Parks Boulder Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

How to get to this Kalgoorlie Caravan Park

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

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

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

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

Super Pit

Things to do in Kalgoorlie

The Super Pit

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

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

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

Hannans North Tourist Mine

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

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

Open Sunday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Questa Casa

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

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

Tours operate daily at 3pm.

Western Australian Museum of the Goldfields

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

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

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

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

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

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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

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

_______________________________________________________________

Photography and Socials

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

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

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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Esperance Caravan Park, Western Australia

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

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

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

Our Esperance Caravan Park Campsiste

About Esperance

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

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

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

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

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

Esperance Weather

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

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

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

Esperance Caravan Park Pool

All about the Pine Grove Holiday Park

We considered this Esperance Caravan Park to be fantastic value.

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

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

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

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

Large sites - Esperance Caravan Park

Is the Esperance Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

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

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

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

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

Our preferrred Esperance Caravan Park - Pine Grove Holiday Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is Free Wifi albeit limited at 100 megabytes.

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

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

Cost to Stay at this Esperance Caravan Park

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

Our stay was 5-7th December 2016

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5 Essentials – Camera Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Details for the Pine Grove Holiday Park:

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

How to find this Esperance Caravan Park

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

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

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

What to do in Esperance

Great Ocean Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucky Bay

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

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

Read more about: Lucky Bay Campground

Lucky Bay Kangaroos
Lucky Bay Kangaroos

Cape Le Grand National Park

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

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

Read more: Our Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia

Cape Le Grande Beach
Cape Le Grand Beach

Twilight Beach

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

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

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

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

Twilight Cove Esperance
Twilight Beach/Cove Esperance

Frenchman Peak

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

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

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

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

Read more: 49 Amazing Things to do in Western Australia

Frenchman Peak
Frenchman Peak

Pin – Esperance Caravan Park

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

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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