Some of my Favourite Caravan Parks

Outside washbasin at the Darwin Boomerang Caravan park
(Don't worry : this is not the bathroom facilities!)

NSW - NT - SA & Vic - Qld - WA

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New South Wales

  1. Forbes (NSW) - 400km W of Sydney, 650km N of Melbourne on the Newell Highway   (map)
    Apex Riverside Tourist Park - 88 Reymond Street
    Email :   website
    Tel.: 02 - 6851 1929
    Located right on the bank along a bend in the Lachlan river - well grassed - shady trees, small pool - great ambiance - an oasis, great for a longer stay. The park manager will provide you with a list of eating out specials for each day of the week !

  2. Moree (NSW) Spa Capital of Australia - 500 km SW of Brisbane, 650 km NNW of Sydney on the Newell Highway   (map)
    Mehi River Van Park (Big 4) - 28 Oak Street
    Email :
    Tel.: 02 - 6752 7188
    Salt water pool and small artesian spa bath onsite - shady trees - well grassed - walking distance to main Public Spa baths and to pub.

  3. Narrandera (NSW) - 600km W of Sydney, 450km N of Melbourne on the Newell Highway   (map)
    Lake Talbot Tourisdt Park (Top Tourist) - Gordon Street, 2 km SE of PO
    Tel.: 02 - 6959 1949
    Alongside Lake Talbot (to swim in) - shady trees - well grassed - peaceful.   Narrandra is a small clean town - cheap meals in the country style 'Narrandra Hotel'

  4. Urunga (NSW) - 25 km S of Coffs Harbour, 550km N of Sydney on the Pacific Ocean   (map)
    Urunga Heads Holiday Park - 2 Morgo Street
    Tel.: 02 6655 6355
    Three waterways meet right in front of the park : the Bellinger River from the North (behind and parallel to the dunes), the Kalang river from the West and the Urunga lagoon from the South. The holiday park is located along the lagoon and the Kalang river, across the street behind the park is the main hotel with good meals.
    The lagoon is a safe swimming area. There is also a 620m long wooden footbridge from the caravan park across the lagoon, then mangroves and onto the back of the dunes. A 300m sandy track continues on to an endless near-deserted pristine beach.

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    Northern Territory

  5. Banka Banka (NT) - 75km N of Tennant Creek, 50km N of Threeways, 600km S of Katherine   (map)
    Banka Banka Homestead - on the Stuart Highway, 910km S of Darwin
    Best and cheapest place to stay for a stopover on the way up to, or down from Darwin - only $ 6 per person per night (in 2004) - well grassed - clean facilities - bar facility - unpowered sites only

  6. Darwin (NT) - 3400km NW of Brisbane, 3000km N of Adelaide   (map)
    Darwin Boomerang Caravan Park (Top Tourist) - Virginia Road, just off the Stuart Highway, 25km SE of Darwin
    Email :   website
    Tel.: 08 - 8983 1202
    Further out than the other parks, but by far the best cartavan park currently in Darwin (and no sandflies !) - not expensive - large wonderful shady trees - well grassed - salt water pool - family bathrooms - great ambiance - adjacent to shop, bottle shop, restaurant, post office, garage and take-a-way meals - Coolalinga- and Palmerstone- shopping centres nearby

  7. Katherine (NT) - 310km S of Darwin, 675km N of Tennant Creek   (map)
    Red Gum Tourist Park - 42 Victoria Highway
    Tel.: 08 - 8972 2239
    There are several good Cparks in town, but I like this one - very good and cheap - shady trees - well grassed - clean facilities - good ambiance - pool - take-a-way shop and petrol station onsite

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    South Australia & Victoria

  8. Tumby Bay (SA) - 300km SW of Port Augusta on East coast of the Eyre Peninsula   (map)
    Tumby Bay Caravan Park (Top Tourist) - Tumby Terrace, 1.5km S of PO
    Email :     website
    Tel.: 08 - 8688 2208
    Great quiet place to stay - Top Tourist Caravan Park right on the beach - shady trees - well grassed - shop onsite - walk along beach to town centre and hotel

  9. Mildura (Vic) - 560km NW of Melbourne, 395km E of Adelaide   (map)
    Calder Cabin and Caravan Park (Top Tourist) - Calder Highway, 400m from PO
    Tel.: 07 - 4091 4144
    Well grassed - some shady trees - pool - very clean - Tavern bistro and good shopping Centre opposite

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  10. Atherton (Qld) - 1750 km N of Brisbane, 90km SW of Cairns   (map)
    Atherton Halloran's Leisure Park - 152 Robert Street, 1.5km SE of PO
    (Previously Mountain View Park)
    Tel.: 07 - 4091 4144       Website :
    Clean, well grassed park with pool, overlooking the town.

  11. Cape Hillsborough National Park (Qld) - 50 km NE of Mackay   (map)
    Cape Hillsborough Nature Resort
    Tel.: 07 - 4959 0152
    Great location, with pool

  12. Charters Towers (Qld) - 140 km W of Townsville   (map)
    Mexican Tourist Park (FPA) - 75 Church Street
    Tel.: 07 - 4787 1161
    Small but pleasant, with pool

  13. Emu Park (Qld) - 50 km NE of Rockhampton   (map)
    Bell Park Caravan Park - Pattison Street, 19 km South of Yeppoon
    Tel.: 07 - 4939 6202
    Along the ocean and only a short stroll to the village centre

  14. Mooloolaba (Qld) - 100 km N of Brisbane, on the Sunshine Coast   (map)
    Mooloolaba Caravan Park (FPA) - Parkyn Pde, 300m SE of PO
    Tel.: 07 - 5444 1042
    Sheltered behind the dunes, right on Mooloolaba Beach and next to the Mooloolaba Surf Club

  15. Moore Park (Qld) - 20 km NE of Bundaberg, 400 km N of Brisbane   (map)
    Golden Sands Caravan Park - Moore Park Beach
    Tel.: 07 - 4159 8308
    Right on a long sandy beach, flanked by the Moore Park Surf Club on one side and a picturesque lagoon on the other. Right behind it are the Bus stop to Bundaberg, Tennis courts, Internet Cafe and Bowls Club. Spacious park with trees, grassy sites and spotlessly clean amenities. In sleepy old Moore Park, as yet unspoiled and untouched by developers.

  16. Woodgate (Qld) - 40 km E of Childers, 350km N of Brisbane   (map)
    Barkala Caravan Park (FPA) - The Esplanade
    Tel.: 07 - 4126 8699
    Small shady park - beach across the road - shop with cheap meals onsite - quiet ocean village - away from it all

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    Western Australia

  17. Broome (WA) - 2300 km NNE of Perth on the Indian Ocean
    Palm Grove Carvan Resort (Top Tourist) - Cnr Murray Rd & Cable Beach Rd, Cable Beach
    Tel.: 08 - 9192 3336
    Opposite the dunes and Cable beach - large swimming pool.

  18. Busselton (WA) - 200 km S of Perth on the Indian Ocean
    Kukaboorra Caravan Park - 62 Marine Terrace
    Tel.: 08 - 9752 1516
    Opposite the beach - walking distance to Hotel and town centre.

  19. Dampier (WA) - 700 km S of Broome on the Indian Ocean
    If you plan to stay overnight in this region (Pt. Hedland, Karatha) go to the :
    Dampier Transit Caravan Park - The Esplanade in Dampier
    Right on the harbour front - cheap - old but clean facilities - maximum stay is 3 nights only.

  20. Denmark (WA) - 500 km SE of Perth on the Great Australian Bight
    There are two good Caravan Parks on the ocean front here, but during Spring and Summer they can be quite windy and rather unpleasant. Try therefore the :
    Riverbend Caravan Park - turn left (East) before the bridge in town, follow the road for 2km. It is on your right.
    A tiny park with room for about 12 sites only. Lovely rural setting along a small stream - clean facilities ('family batthrooms') - well grassed - also very cheap (I paid only $9 per night in 2003)

  21. Eucla (WA) - 1450km E of Perth, 950 km W of Port Augusta on the WA/SA border
    Eucla Caravan Park - Eyre Highway
    Tel.: 08 - 9039 3468
    Magic place in the middle of nowhere - magnificant ocean views from the top of escarpment - good restaurant - cheapest fuel

  22. Kalbari (WA) - 180 km N of Geraldton, 600km N of Perth
    Murchison Caravan Park (Top Tourist) - Grey Street
    Tel.: 08 9937 1005
    The Caravan park is on the Esplanade, right opposite the river's beach and daily pelican feeding station and also a short stroll to the town centre.

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