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The Best in Townsville Caravan Parks, Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park

Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park

When it comes to great Townsville Caravan Parks there isn’t a lot to choose from. We stayed at one for a few nights and after 5 years it still rates as one of our worst ever stays.

Most of the Townsville Caravan Parks are pretty bad but we did enjoy this one, the Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park.

With views directly to Magnetic Island, and of all the Townsville Caravan Parks, the Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park is the only one that’s a short distance to the Town Centre and The Strand.

It was easy to enjoy our Townsville accommodation here.

Townsville Caravan Parks - Rowes Bay Beachfront Caravan Park

The Townsville population is close to 200,000 but it’s still just a Big Country Town albeit with lots of Things to see and do.

Townsville Caravan Parks Facilities – Rowes Bay

The staff were great and very friendly and helpful.

Inside the front reception, there is a small shop with basic items including bread, milk, ice creams and other supplies you may urgently need.

The Best of Townsville Caravan Parks - Rowes Bay Beachfront Caravan Park

This Townsville Caravan Park has an under cover pool which was perfect for relaxing in the North Queensland heat and humidity.

If you are keen, there’s also a half size tennis court to enjoy a game. Talk to reception about booking a time and hiring a tennis racquet and balls.

There are several amenities blocks throughout the fairly large campground. 2 Camp Kitchens are available to use which have BBQ’s and seating.

Best of Townsville Caravan Parks - Rowes Bay Beachfront Caravan Park

Our site was big with really easy access for our Motorhome and views to Magnetic Island.

We had excellent phone coverage with each of Telstra, Vodafone and Optus networks.

Our Pick of Townsville Caravan Parks

If you are looking at which of the Townsville Caravan Parks is best to stay we would suggest having a look here at Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park.

The Caravan Park also offers secure boom gate entry.

Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park is a really enjoyable Caravan Park to stay while in Townsville.

Townsville's beachfront - The Strand
The Strand Townsville

Are Townsville Caravan Parks Pet Friendly?

Our only issue with the Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park was it isn’t pet friendly and therefore dogs are not allowed.

Luckily we had local friends who offered to look after our dog MACKS to allow us to stay here after suffering a few nights in another Caravan Park.

Update: Small dogs are now being accepted during low to mid seasons. Call the park to enquire.

Beachfront Location - Best of Townsville Caravan Parks
Rowes Bay Holiday Park’s Beachfront location with views of Magnetic Island

Cost to stay in the best of the Townsville Caravan Parks

Cost to stay for 3 adults was $55 per night.
Updated March 2021:
Powered sites start at $46 a night for 2 adults.
Unpowered sites are $35 a night.
TAWK members discount for children is available excluding June to September each year.

Check for any deals such as Stay 4 and Pay for 3 specials.

Our stay here was 23-29th June, 2016

 7 Essentials – Tours to Experience

  1. Reefsleep in the Whitsundays is an amazing adventure. Spend the night on a pontoon sleeping in a swag on Hardy’s Reef in the Great Barrier Reef
  2. The Ocean Rafting tour from Airlie Beach is a truly fun day out. They took us to the best snorkeling places and the entire day was amazing
  3. For the best Full Day Island tour in Cairns we recommend the Fitzroy Island tour
  4. The Atlantic Clipper Full Day Sail is another fun and exciting experience in the Whitsundays. We can highly recommend doing this tour
  5. If you are on the East Coast, you can swim with Humpback Whales on the Sunshine Coast. The tour leaves from Mooloolaba
  6. Swimming with Whale Sharks at Exmouth is also extremely popular and a great day out with the team from Eco Adventures on Lattitude 22
  7. One of Tasmania’s best tours is the Tasman Island Cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys out of Port Arthur. Three hours of cruising the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoying an up close look at hundreds of seals as well as dolphins and birdlife.

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Contact Details for Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park:

Phone: 07 4444 4090
Address: 46 Heatleys Parade, Belgian Gardens
Website: https://rowesbayholidaypark.com.au/

How to get to Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park:

In Townsville, make your way to Bundock Street and follow it towards the coastline.

Turn left at the traffic lights in Belgian Gardens at Little Street which quickly becomes Heatleys Parade.

Follow the road for a few minutes until you see the best of the Townsville Caravan Parks, Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park on your left.

Topless on Magnetic Island
Go Topless on Maggie Island

What is there to do in Townsville?

Magnetic Island

Magnetic, or Maggie Island as it’s locally known is a short 15 minute ferry ride from the Townsville Marina.

Here you can go topless, as in hire a car with no roof, and explore everything amazing about beautiful Magnetic Island.

Magnetic Island

Swim at the stunning beaches, find koalas and rock wallabies, have lunch at the Pub and hike the tracks to Forts Walk and discover the WWII bunkers and fortifications.

Magnetic Island is amazing and while we did it just as a day trip it’s a great place to stay as well.

Book the Ferry to Magnetic Island here>

Castle Hill

Castle Hill

Walk, ride or drive to the top of Castle Hill in Townsville and enjoy the extraordinary 360 degree views as far as the eye can see.

At 286m high Castle Hill is a prominent feature standing tall in the Townsville City skyline.

From the lookout you can clearly see The Strand, Townsville Marina, Magnetic Island and so much more.

The Strand Rock Pool

The Strand Rock Pool

At the northern end of the Strand is the Strand Rockpool, a free ocean water pool with BBQ and picnic facilities.

There are toilets and outdoor showers with parking nearby.

It is closed for cleaning on Wednesdays and Lifeguards are in place during summer school holidays between 9am to 6pm.

Strand Water Park

At the south end of The Strand is a Free Water Park.

This is a great place for families to stop with the kids to enjoy slides, water cannons and buckets full of water.

Toilets are on site and there’s a playground for the kids.

Outdoor showers are also available plus there is BBQ and picnic facilities available.

Parking is available along The Strand promenade.

The Strand Waterpark is open from 9am to 6pm every day and until 8pm during summer. It is closed every Tuesday for maintenance.

Townsville Military Tour

The Australian Army has long held deep roots within Townsville and if you are interested in the Military this is a great tour to learn from the local tour guides all about it’s history in the region.

Learn about Townsville’s Military History and you can also add on a scenic tour straight afterwards to see even more from atop Castle Hill, looking out over Magnetic Island.

It’s great value starting at $95.

Where to eat out in Townsville:

Cowboys Leagues Club

The Cowboys Leagues Club is a great place to eat out, especially if you’re off to enjoy watching a Cowboys Rugby League match afterwards.

They have several options for meals including quality restaurants or bar meals for a more casual experience.

Choose from a range of steaks, seafood, pasta, pizzas, burgers and desserts in the setting to suit you.

The Cowboys Leagues Club is at 313-335 Flinders St, Townsville.

Long Board Bar & Grill Townsville
Long Board Bar & Grill

Long Board Bar & Grill

The Long Board Bar & Grill is located at The Strand and looks directly out over the ocean with fantastic water views.

With it’s American and Mexican influence there’s a great range of Buffalo Wings, Tacos, Nachos and Jalapenos and a range of delicious pizzas.

There’s a great range of Beers, Wines and Cocktails to enjoy also.

You will find the Long Board Bar & Grill at The Strand Headlands, 80 Gregory St Townsville

C Bar

Next to the Long Board Bar & Grill is the C Bar, also enjoying magnificent ocean views for Breakfast Lunch or Dinner.

The C Bar Cafe offers an quality range of Seafood meals, Burgers and Healthy Breakfast options all with ocean views while you enjoy your meal.

Enjoy a coffee, juice, beer or assorted drinks and relax in this modern cafe near the heart of the city.

Visit the C Bar at The Strand on Gregory Street Headland Townsville.

The Juliette's Gelateria on The Strand in Townsville
Juliette’s Gelateria

Juliettes Gelateria

One of our very favourite places around Australia to enjoy an ice cream is at Juliettes Gelateria along The Strand in Townsville.

The range of assorted Gelati and Sorbets makes for a very difficult choice of this dairy delight.

Sit down and enjoy your selected ice cream and a coffee with fabulous waterfront views overlooking Magnetic Island.

Juliette’s Gelateria opened at The Strand in 2007 and is now in 3 different locations in Townsville.

Check out these other great blogs on the Townsville to Cairns region:

Pin – The Best in Townsville Caravan Parks

Other great places to stay from Mackay to Townsville:

Which have you found to be the best in Townsville Caravan Parks?

Safe travels   

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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

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

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Photography and Socials

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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Blackdown Tablelands National Park

Blackdown Tablelands Feature

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands Rockpools

Do you need a 4WD for Blackdown Tablelands

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

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

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

Can you take a Caravan to Blackdown Tablelands?

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands Steep Narrow road

Where can you stay?

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

Dingo

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

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

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

Duaringa

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

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

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

Blackwater

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands Domestic animals prohibited

Are Pets Allowed at Blackdown Tablelands?

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

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands swimming

Can you swim at Blackdown Tablelands?

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

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

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands Elizabeth Swimming Top Pool

Blackdown Tablelands from Rockhampton

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands

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

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

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

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

Road out to Blackdown Tablelands

How to get to Blackdown Tablelands National Park

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

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

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands Map & Blackdown Tablelands Camping Map

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

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

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

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Blackdown Tablelands Camping

Munall Campground

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Campground details:

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

Munall Campground Contact Details:

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

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

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

Things to do at Blackdown Tablelands National Park

Blackdown Tablelands Rainbow Falls

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

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

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

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

How to find Rainbow Falls

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

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

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

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands rockpools

Rockpools at Blackdown Tableland National Park

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

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands

How to find the Rockpools

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horseshoe Lookout

Horseshoe Lookout

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

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

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

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

Ghungalu Art

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

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

Blackdown Tableland National Park Walks

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

The 3 main walks are:

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

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

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

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

Blackdown Tablelands

Other great places to stay in the Central Queensland region:

Pin – Blackdown Tablelands National Park

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

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

Have you visited Blackdown Tablelands National Park?

Tell us about your Blackdown Tablelands experience.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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

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

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Photography and Socials

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

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

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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Caravan Parks

Exmouth Caravan Park

Big 4 Exmouth

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

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

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

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

Emu stroll through Exmouth Caravan Park

RAC Exmouth Caravan Park Facilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exmouth Caravan Park Drinking Water taps

RAC Exmouth Caravan Park Accommodation Options

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

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

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

Macks at Exmouth Caravan Park

Are Pets allowed at the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park?

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

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

Read more:  Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

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

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

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

Cost to stay at the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park

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

RAC Membership – 10% discount applies

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

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

Contact Details for the RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park

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

How to get to the RAC Exmouth Caravan Park

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

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

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

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

Things to do in and around Exmouth

Ningaloo Reef

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

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

Book a Whale Shark Swim and Catamaran Cruise here>

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

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

Read more about: Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

Cape Range National Park

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

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

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

Turquoise Bay

The Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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

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

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

Vlamingh Lighthouse
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

Yardie Creek Gorge

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

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

Big Prawn

The Big Prawn

There are so many Big Things in Australia!

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

Read more: Big Things of Australia

Pin – Exmouth Caravan Park

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

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Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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

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

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Photography and Socials

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

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

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

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

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

Lenses

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

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

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

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Caravan Parks

Port Lincoln Caravan Park, South Australia

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

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

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

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

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

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

Port Lincoln Tourist Park Campsite

Port Lincoln Caravan Park Facilities

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

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

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

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

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

A Dump point is also available.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

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

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

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

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

Are pets allowed at this Port Lincoln Caravan Park?

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

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

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

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

Read more: Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS

MACKS at Port Lincoln Vet Hospital

Cost to Stay at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park

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

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

Our stay here was 14-22 December 2016.

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

Contact Details for the Port Lincoln Tourist Park

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

Welcome to Port Lincoln sign

How to get to this Port Lincoln Caravan Park

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

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

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

5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

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

Things to do in and around Port Lincoln

Makaybe Diva Statue

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

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

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

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

Flinders Archway Port Lincoln

Flinders Archway

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

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

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

Axel Senross Maritime Museum

Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

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

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

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

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

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

Magnificent views of Port Lincoln from Winter Hill Lookout

Winter Hill Lookout

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

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

Jetty at sunset

Other great places to stay in South Australia:

Have you stayed in Port Lincoln? Tell us about your Port Lincoln Caravan Park experience.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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

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

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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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