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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!
At Temple Gorge Campground, Kennedy Range National Park, WA you can camp on a budget. And look at these views! It is located 59 km N of Gascoyne Junction in Western Australia, with mostly dirt road. You’ll find it on the eastern side of Kennedy Range National Park. No pets – but there are toilets and firepits. You can take two trails from here – 2 km return Temple Gorge Trail to the gorges and seasonal rock pool or 3.4 km return Escarpment Trail to spectacular views at the top of the range. It is just $11 per adult $7
This was a real adventure, one our kids talk about again and again. And what a way to explore this section of The Kimberley! We booked a two-day, self guided kayaking tour. We packed our food and drink, ice, clothes, camera and sundries – they provided the kayaks, life jackets, tents, waterproof barrels for your gear and eskies. You carry everything you need in your canoes – so pack lightly! Day 1 It was a 6.15am start and an hour’s drive. After a stop at the Lake Argyle lookout, you are given tips, and dropped near the dam wall in our 2
by Overland Exposure Our CAMPS Ambassadors, Dan and Manda said Membinup Beach, WA is 100% WOW! Here’s what they said: 1hr East of Esperance Off-road set-ups only as the road is unpredictable and dirt. The entrance to the beach was tight, but our big rig fit, just! There is a camping area behind the dunes/beach, but only a few large spots and the rest are small. You can camp on the beach itself but be mindful of soft sand. No facilities at all, so fully self contained is required Tides come up really high so think about where you set-up
Drone images by Mark Howarth If you are looking to find the perfect spot to relax, then Wedged Tailed Eagle Retreat might be just the ticket. Nestled beside the Blackwood River in Trigwell, south of Perth, WA, this Farmstay offers bush camping on a beautiful farm with over 40 acres of bush walking, canoeing, wildlife and more. Silvie is a lovely host who will make you feel welcome, as she delights in sharing her paradise with you. She grows organic produce, can supply you with firewood and provides basic amenities like shower and toilet at the homestead, around 300 metres
Camps Ambassadors, Adams Family Travels, enjoyed a stop at Bullara Station, a working cattle station located between Exmouth and Coral Bay in WA. They offer a range of accommodation including self contained cottages, powered and unpowered camp sites and a shearers lodge. Try one of their unique showers. There is a communal fire pit that is lit every night and evening meals are available. There are several signed walks around the property including a sunset viewing hill. Be sure to try their homemade scones and/or coffee between 8.30am and midday. Find this site and more nearby in the CAMPS guide books, new
Images Courtesy Djarindjin Campground There’s a brand new campground and caravan park at the Djarindjin Roadhouse in far north WA, just south of Cape Leveque. With the recent closing of Kooljaman at Cape Leveque it is timely that a new site has opened up not far away. Djarindjin has modern amenities and large powered sites and is accessible off the sealed Cape Leveque Road. It makes the perfect stopover if you are heading for the Kimberley or exploring the Dampier Peninsula. There are 37 powered and 10 unpowered sites, with camp kitchen and barbeque, flushing toilets and hot showers, as
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