Do you have a passion for camping in the great outdoors?
Whether you’re a proud Aussie citizen or you’re planning a holiday to the land down under, you’ll have plenty of company. Experts estimate that 30% of all trips in Australia involve caravans or camping — that’s over 54 million nights a year!
The question is: Where are the best caravan sites in Australia? Here are four sites that definitely belong on your caravan bucket list.
1. Cairns Coconut
Beginning our journey in Queensland, book a few nights at the amenity-filled Cairns Coconut Park. Only seven minutes from the city’s CBD, you and your family will have a blast in this tropical oasis.
Here you’ll find everything from a pool with water slides to a game room, ball court, and mini-golf course. There are also laundry facilities and a restaurant on-site for your convenience.
When you’re finished playing at the park, you’ll be a short drive away from many of Queensland’s top attractions. This includes Wet Tropics Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands, and (of course) the Great Barrier Reef.
2. Ingenia Holidays Middle Rock
You can’t beat the prime position of the caravan sites at Middle Rock in New South Wales. Just a 10-minute drive from Port Stephens, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from some of the best beaches and tourist sites in the state.
You can explore:
- Tomaree Summit Walk
- Nelson Bay Marina
- Samurai Beach
- Stockton Sand Dune
- Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary
There are plenty of attractions for the little ones, including a playground, jump cushion, and swimming pools. There’s a restaurant and cafe on site and plenty of BBQ facilities if you’d rather DIY.
3. Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
Want to enjoy the best caravan site and swim with dolphins on the same day? Head to Australia’s west coast and the pristine shores of Shark Bay, where you’ll find the award-winning Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
This beachfront camping resort has it all — beautiful campsites, beach volleyball, and live music. Rent kayaks, play on a giant chess board, or kick back in the on-site movie room.
The main appeal of this resort, though, is the daily dolphin encounters. Their incredible human-dolphin interaction is not only the chance of a lifetime, but it’s absolutely free!
4. Tanundra Caravan & Tourist Park
Want to have your wine and drink it too? Circle south to the town of Tanundra, located about an hour outside of Adelaide. Here you’ll find a gorgeous caravan park in the heart of Australia’s wine country.
Some of the world’s best wines come from the Barossa region, including Penfold’s, Wolf Blass, and Jacobs Creek. Your caravan site will be right in the middle of it all, so be sure to pack your wine glasses!
Rent bikes and enjoy cycling past the area’s vineyards and rustic buildings. When you arrive back at the park, hire our pedal go-karts, play some tennis, or sit back and enjoy a great glass of wine.
Explore the Best Caravan Sites in Australia
No matter where your Aussie road trip takes you, there’s an awesome caravan site waiting for you. Bookmark this list of the best caravan sites and use it as you plan your next camping holiday.
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