With so much on offer to see and do, there’s no better way to explore our sunburnt country than by road. And Aussies have always loved a good old caravanning adventure, whether it be just a weekend trip over the border or a life-changing cross country trek.
Finding the best places to stay on your travels can be something of an adventure in itself, and can sometimes make or break the entire experience. So save yourself the heartache, pack up the family and set your GPS for one of our top picks – here are the best caravan parks in every state!
Queensland – BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
The multiple award-winning BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is found in beautiful Airlie Beach, at the gateway to the Whitsundays. Set on 10 hectares of gardens, this tropical, kid-friendly oasis offers the largest caravan and camping sites in the region (fully powered, with optional ensuites available) and plenty of modern amenities.
Your family will be kept entertained with over 15 on-site activities (and most of them free!) including Airlie Beach’s largest pool, waterslides, poolside massages, kids club, animal park, outdoor cinema, tennis court and mini golf.
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New South Wales – BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park
This luxurious, resort-style caravan park is located in the Murray and Riverina regions, on the banks of the Edward River. Its serene waterside location makes it the ideal place for water sports or exploring with the resort’s own pontoon hire boat, and there are an abundance of free facilities for unstoppable family fun – a pool, water splash park, mini golf, go-karts, tennis court, playground, undercover barbeques and more.
There are a variety of large caravan sites to choose from, all with their own power, water and sullage. Standard grassed sites are close to amenities, and if you prefer privacy, ensuite and deluxe ensuite sites have their own private, modern bathrooms.
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Victoria – BIG4 Beacon Resort
The BIG4 Beacon Resort on the Bellarine Peninsula has won 52 tourism and business awards over its 45 years of operation and has been included in Victoria’s Tourism Hall of Fame – and it’s easy to see why. From well-maintained facilities to activities for the whole family, there is no shortage of entertainment and fun to be had.
This modern, comfortable resort is perfectly located to explore the charming seaside town of Queenscliff, take a short drive to Geelong or a slightly longer drive to Melbourne CBD; or simply enjoy your spacious caravan site amongst landscaped gardens and native plants.
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South Australia – BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park
Enjoy uninterrupted views of the stunning Murray River at this modern holiday park in Renmark, allowing you to step out of your caravan site right onto the riverbank and into the water. There are plenty of fun activities for the whole family, including a resort pool, adventure playground, waterpark, giant jumping pillow and tennis court; or hire a canoe or water bee and explore the river.
Both powered and unpowered caravan sites are available, set amongst large, shady trees and beautiful gardens with outstanding river views.
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Northern Territory – BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park
A tranquil oasis in the middle of the desert, the BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park is situated in the MacDonnell Ranges just south of Alice Springs – the perfect location to explore the Red Centre. Facilities are modern, comfortable and clean, and there are both powered and unpowered caravan sites available.
The holiday park offers plenty to do for the whole family, from swimming and sports to a free entertainment schedule – and of course, its famous pancake breakfast every Sunday morning!
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Western Australia – BIG4 Busselton Holiday Park
Dotted with peppermint trees, this picturesque holiday park is a short walk to the gorgeous beaches of Pristine Bay, Busselton and a short drive to Margaret River and the wineries, restaurants and bays of south-west WA. The park itself is set amongst native wildlife and bushland, offering plenty of space and quiet to relax.
Sites come both powered and unpowered, with ensuite options available for those who prefer a bit more privacy. There are plenty of activities for all ages including a swimming pool, playground, games room, beach volleyball, mini golf, jumping pillows, kids club and more.
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Tasmania – BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park
Voted Tasmania’s best park from 2008 to 2014, the BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park is the closest caravan park to the legendary Bay of Fires – Lonely Planet’s No.1 beach in the world. The park is also close to Binalong Bay, Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and St Columba Waterfalls, making it the perfect place for your Tassie experience.
Sites come powered, unpowered or with ensuites, and the park offers a range of activities and facilities to keep both young and old entertained.
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