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A good percentage of camping and caravanning travellers stop at Caravan Parks in Australia. There are thousands to choose from, and you do not need to be self-sufficient. This means they are suitable for all types of camping, from swags, rooftop tents, tents, camper trailers, campers, motorhomes and caravans.
Few have room for Big Rigs, however caravan parks also offer cabins or glamping. Many caravan parks are located in idyllic spots – close to town or beachside.
Many campers start their adventures in caravan parks as you have familiar comforts and facilities from home. Families can seek out extra attractions like water parks, jumping pillows and playgrounds – which means you can enjoy a get together and not even leave the park!
Burekup Hall Oval Image Courtesy Michael & Maureen Lennon There are two new free camps to add to your travels in Western Australia, around 20 minutes east of Bunbury in the Dardanup Shire. We’re happy to announce the re-opening of Burekup Hall (pronounced burra-cup) beside Gardiner Reserve. The site had been closed earlier this year by council, pending community consultation and feedback on its future. It re-opened recently and recreational Vehicles can camp within the designated bays of the RV Parking Area for a maximum of 24 hours within any six (6) consecutive days. A limit of 3 vehicles are
You’ll find this breathtaking beachside free camp on Cape Leveque in Western Australia. Here’s an update from CAMPS Ambassadors, Dale and Tracey. This would have to be one of our favourite free camps. Sleeping under the stars, the sound of the waves at night and the beautiful turquoise water and red cliffs make this place a popular choice for lots of travellers. The road is sandy and corrugated to get out there but definitely worth the effort. There are no facilities but you can enjoy a fire and some spectacular sunsets. Camping is only permitted for 72 hours. Also there are
On the end of our Big Lap, on limited time, we traversed The Nullarbor in two days. Kids were due back at school, we had businesses to run but were so keen to experience this famed road trip. We left Esperance and the beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park, through Grass Patch and the heart of Mallee Country. The Nullarbor Plain begins in Norseman, Western Australia – we saw camels here, which was pretty cool. “The Nullarbor” is an 1100km route. Here’s where we stopped: Balladonia was a lunch stop with a pretty multicoloured picket fenced playground. Oh, we were so
Gnoorea Point – image Adams Family Travels Gnoorea Point or 40 Mile is a popular beachfront campsite on the Pilbara Coast, near Karratha in Western Australia. CAMPS Ambassadors Dale and Tracey were there recently and said, “Just 11km of dirt road leads you to the main campground …we really got lucky with our camp spot. “We had site 13 which gave us our own private site on the cliff and a path down to the beach. At low tide we enjoyed a walk amongst the shallow rock pools where we found some octopus and some huge clam shells. Octopus in
Cable Beach is an iconic location in The Kimberley – there’s the red red sand, holiday atmosphere and the camel rides. After improvements at Broome’s Town Beach and Chinatown, travellers and locals can look forward to a $36.5 million foreshore redevelopment at Cable Beach. The master plan includes a whole new promenade, entry with public art and gardens, waterplay area, event space and beach access options – and it is all likely to start in March to May 2023. Upgrades are planned for the amphitheatre, carpark as well as renovations for Broome Surf Lifesaving Club. All of this means better
Coalseam Conservation Park – image Sue Newham We feature lovely photos from our Facebook Group, like Sue Newham’s Coalseam Conservation Park (pictured above) and reveal where to go in WA for wildflowers, plus where to camp! Bring your camera and pick up a wildflower booklet from visitor centres to help you identify these colourful blooms! When do you see wildflowers in Western Australia? Wildflowers blossom between June and November in Western Australia. It is amazing when the rest of the year the land appears barren. September is reported as the time when most of the state is in bloom! Visit the
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