Best Caravan Parks in Australia.
Travellers tell it as it is!

What are the Best Caravan Parks? Great location, clean amenities, friendly, helpful staff, excellent facilities, AND affordable (just for starters)!

Travellers share their favourites from all over the country.

What travellers are seeking in a great caravan park is highly individual - a feature which impresses one traveller, may be highly irritating to another.

That being recognised, some features which caravanners seek are almost universal. The best caravan parks share features such as:

  • Clean and tidy amenities
  • (Often) a great location
  • Availability of shade
  • At least a few blades of grass (if at all possible!)
  • Friendly and helpful park staff
  • And perhaps most critical of all, a level of facilites commensurate with the price being paid.

Other desirable caravan park features may include:

  • On-site laundry
  • Camp kitchen
  • Swimming pool, tennis court or other on-site recreational facilities
  • Spacious sites
  • A variety of accommodation choices: cabins, powered/unpowered sites, ensuite options
  • Childrens playground

The list of features displayed by the best caravan parks is almost limitless, but we'll stop there - for now!

What we find amazing is that out of all the years of travelling we've done, very few caravan parks stand out in our minds (for the right reasons, that is). It really is difficult to find those that we are happy to recommend, and would love for visitors to this site to share their own "Best Caravan Park" experiences, for our benefit and for the benefit of others.

Follow the state based links below to see our favourites, benefit from the experience of other travellers, and pay it forward by sharing your own.

Note: These recommendations are our genuine best caravan park experiences. To maintain the credibility of ourselves and this site, there is absolutely no commercial arrangement with these caravan parks. In fact, in order not to taint the experience in any way, we haven't introduced ourselves or our website to any of them prior to, or during our stay at their caravan park.

Best Caravan Parks by State

Australian Caravan Park Guides

Caravan Parks Australia Wide

For anyone planning to utilise caravan parks during some or all of their trip, the Caravan Parks Australia Wide book will be extremely useful.

It is promoted as Australia’s most comprehensive Caravan and Tourist Park travel publication. It is a valuable travel resource for the caravanner and motorhomer as well as traveller's requiring cabin style accommodation.

Caravan Parks Australia Wide has been researched and compiled by the team at Camps Australia Wide, who also publish the well-known and popular Camps 4/Camps 5/Camps 6/Camps 7/Camps 8 travel publications.

Philip Fennell, the publisher, states that this new publication is a must-have for the caravan, motor home and camper van traveller. The guide includes over 2,300 caravan and tourist parks, all with informative colour symbols indicating the facilities available at each park, including symbols for onsite cabins.

This travel guide not only includes information on free and budget caravan parks and camp sites but also includes information on luxury caravan and tourist parks with a top 5 star rating. All price ranges are catered for.

Caravan Parks Australia Wide also includes the latest Hema Australia Road Atlas marked with caravan park locations.

For ease of reference a “caravan” symbol is placed on each town, city or location where there is a park. The index lists all cites and towns with Caravan or Tourist parks, a key map will begin each state and territory which are defined with a different colour.

Mr Fennell said users of Caravan Parks Australia Wide will find the guide has very user friendly format. “It’s easy for travellers to simply run their fingers along the route of their choice and stop at a convenient distance and place according to their particular caravan park needs.” he said.


Explore Australia by Caravan and Motorhome.
By John and Jan Tait.

The complete, independent and practical guide for those travelling around Australia by caravan or motorhome.

There are suggested itineraries to help you plan your trip, a directory of over 700 recommended caravan parks, and maps for more than 40,000 km of touring routes.

Features include free and low-cost camps, dog-friendly parks and public dump points, as well as discount vouchers valued at over $275 for selected parks around the country.


Caravan Survival Guide.

The Caravan Survival Guide is a completely revised and updated edition of the definitive guide to caravan travelling.

Author John Basham shares his detailed knowledge to help you deal with the multiple challenges of touring in your caravan. Driving skills, troubleshooting and maintenance are all covered using case studies, checklists, hints, tips and cautions, while full-colour photographs bring the subject to life.

Includes easy-to-read and valuable information on:

  • choosing your caravan
  • trip preparation
  • different driving conditions and techniques
  • mechanical advice and troubleshooting
  • maintenance
  • repairs and breakdowns
  • caravan living quarters
  • first aid and
  • personal health
  • In paperback for easy in-caravan reference, this is the book every caravanner needs before they leave home.

    If you are considering purchasing a guide book, click here to see the cheapest prices we've found.
    (With the bonus of free Australian delivery on all orders over $49).

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