Top Australian Holiday Parks - Motorhome Republic

Top Australian Holiday Parks - Motorhome Republic
on Mar 23, 2018

Discover Australia’s best sights and holiday parks!

Want to explore the Land Down Under? You can’t go wrong if you hire an RV in Australia and get out on the open road. Whether you’re travelling with family, as a couple or with a group of friends, there’s just no better way of seeing the sights and discovering those coveted hidden holiday gems along the way.

Visit these top holiday parks around Australia, each packed with features to make your trip extra special. They’re also close to some of Australia’s most wonderful attractions and luckily, Australia is an RV-friendly destination, so you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to park up for the night.

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Lounge pool at Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Not just a holiday park but a resort, the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is the perfect place to park up your Cairns campervan hire for a few nights. Enjoy relaxing amongst the 28 acres of space with swaying palm trees and lush gardens, just a few minutes drive from the city centre. With a mix of accommodation, camping and caravan sites, many different types of holidaymakers enjoy this spot.

As a caravan guest, you can expect a nice shady spot with a concrete slab, water, power, various outlets and all the other bits and bobs you need for an awesome stay. There’s also a shower and bathroom facility available for those who don’t have one included in their Cairns RV.

Other features of the park include a shared kitchen, a mini mart, a pool and spa, a fun-filled water park, sports facilities and two giant ‘jumping pillows’ - think giant trampolines.

That’s all before you even see the rest of what the warm, tropical north has to offer. Cairns is a gateway to so many incredible places: The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation and the Kuranda Scenic Railway, to name just a few.

Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park

Two inviting pools in an inviting tropical setting at Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park

At the opposite end of the country in Western Australia is Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park. Pick up your Perth RV and drive less than an hour to this park where you can snag powered grass or concrete sites and make use of the communal facilities, or splash out on a deluxe ensuite site where you’ll have your own shower, vanity and toilet.

Once you’re all settled in at your site, make yourself at home with the rest of the facilities. Swimming pool, playground, shady gazebo, inflatable pillow, kitchen, coffee shop, herb garden and even pedal karts for the kids - everything you could want is at your fingertips. There are even seasonal events celebrating everything from Easter to New Year’s.

Wind your way around the area in your Perth motorhome and visit attractions including the local beaches, Yalgorup National Park, Serpentine National Park and Jarrahdale, a historic milling town. Pinjarra is another gorgeous town on the Murray River worth a visit. There are also a number of wineries and breweries in the region if you’re feeling thirsty.

Halifax Holiday Park

Aerial view of Halifax Holiday Park in Port Stephens

Hire a Sydney RV and take a scenic three hour drive to Halifax Holiday Park in Port Stephens, New South Wales. It has the most beautiful natural setting, surrounded by bushland and picturesque beaches. Your motorhome site will be powered and close to all the action. Cook up a feast at the shared barbecues, run around the playground and splash about at Shoal Bay beach. During the school holidays, there are plenty of structured activities for the kids, too - arts, crafts, nature walks, movie nights and more.

There’s so much to see and do in the surrounding area. Port Stephens is home to breathtaking beaches and marine life, as well as cafes and restaurants. Surfing, diving, sailing and boating are some of the go-to activities. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins year-round, and if you’re lucky you’ll spot a whale, too - humpbacks frequent the coastline between May and November and the best spots from which to watch them are Boat Harbour and Tomaree Headland.

Find out more about picking up your Sydney motorhome and other attractions you can enjoy in New South Wales.

Gday Mate Tourist Park

You can’t get much more Australian than the Gday Mate Tourist Park in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. This relaxed spot is the perfect base from which to explore the dazzling sights of the Red Centre.

Park up your Alice Springs campervan at your choice of powered or unpowered caravan sites, or splash out on an ensuite site. With a kitchen, barbecues and an in-ground swimming pool, and only a few minutes drive from the CBD, you’ll soon feel right at home. Stretch out beneath a gum tree and read a book, or hit the road to see some of the sights: the Eastern and Western MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs Desert Park are some local favourites for adventurers.

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a six hour drive from the park and in terms of Northern Territory driving distances, that’s pretty close! You can stay at the Ayers Rock Campground when you get there, but make sure you take note of these Outback driving tips before you go.

BIG 4 Beacon Resort

Outdoor relaxation area at Big 4 Beacon Resort

Get to know Victoria with a visit to the BIG 4 Beacon Resort along the beautiful Bellarine Highway. Pick up your Melbourne RV and make the jaw-dropping coastal drive to the holiday park, where you can choose from a powered or powered with ensuite RV site and enjoy a fitness centre, day spa, shop, kitchen, kids clubhouse, pool and spa, jumping pillow, tennis and basketball courts… the list goes on!

Take your motorhome for a spin and discover the local Victorian-style streets and quaint seaside towns. Visit the local wineries such as Scotchmans Hill and Terindah Estate, wander the historic Fort Queenscliff, or simply savour the wonders of the coastline with its long stretches of golden sand and plentiful opportunities for wildlife watching - 13th Beach and Ocean Grove Main Beach are a couple of highlights. Want to explore the region even more? Check out this Melbourne motorhome travel guide.

Where do you want to visit on your Australian motorhome adventure? Let us know which holiday park takes your fancy in the comments.

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