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Home > Lists and Links > Recommended nice and good value caravan parks
The nicest caravan parks meeting our criteria that we have found.  Most are very moderately priced

Of a limited number of parks we stay at, only those that best met our criteria will appear here.  Many more were kept clean and were satisfactory, but had less points from my criteria or more negatives so they rated lower.  Those listed here are generally value for money caravan parks, not glossy over serviced high priced parks, as price is part of my scoring system.  These have been scored between seven and ten out of ten. 


Although our needs may be different to yours, these caravan parks score well on a points system which considers cleanliness, quality and features in the amenities block, price, pet friendly, disability access and location, although they may not have all of these features.  Check out the pros and cons on each park to see why they scored as they did. Prices quoted are from our visit and prices may have risen since that time.  Updates being shown where known. 


When touring, we are looking for somewhere for a quiet night with clean and serviceable amenities.  They do not need to be sparkling new blocks so long as they are serviceable, kept clean, and there is adequate hot water for the showers.  We are not looking for holiday extras such as children’s playgrounds, recreation rooms, spa baths or swimming pools.  The needs of the typical 'grey nomad' tourists is very different for those looking for somewhere to spend their summer holiday with a young family. 


We do not go to many caravan parks, preferring to be out in the bush, hence National Parks, free and community camps are generally our travel choice.  Where possible we choose caravan parks that are away from highways for a quiet night; often on the outskirts of a small rural town.  We do not choose 'up market' caravan parks.  We prefer pet friendly parks, even though our dog stays at home, because people should have the choice.  Those travelling with pets usually ensure their pets are very well behaved.  Disability access bathrooms are also included in my score as this also makes it easier for people with mobility problems of varying degrees be able to travel. 


In keeping with our holiday choices we do not often visit cities or coastal resort areas, so most of the parks featured here are in rural or remote areas . 


To give up to date information, I have not gone back to trips prior to 2008.  Where known changes have taken place since our visit, an update will be shown.  These caravan parks range from what I found were above average, to those which were very good parks, and a score out of ten has been given accordingly.  This list does not include National Parks campgrounds which are listed in the previous sections. 


For more photos of some of these caravan parks see Flickr

Index to best caravan parks
Western Australia
South Australia
Northern Territory
New South Wales

Wyndham Caravan Park,  Wyndham, Kimberley Region

Wongan Hills Caravan Park, Wongan Hills, Wheat Belt Region

Drysdale River Station Homestead Camp, Kimberley Region

Rest Point Caravan Park, Walpole, South Coastal Region
Alice Atkinson Caravan Park, Sandstone, Murchsion Goldfields Region
Mount Magnet Caravan Park, Mount Magnet, Murchsion Goldfields Region
Boulia Caravan Park, Boulia, North West Queensland
Takarakka Bush Resort, Carnarvon Gorge, Inland Rockhampton Region, Queensland
Allen Terry Caravan Park, Hughenden, North West Queensland
Ilfracombe Caravan Park, Ilfracombe, Central West Queensland
Injune Caravan Park, Injune, Inland Rockhampton Region, Queensland
Kings Canyon Resort Caravan Park, Kings Canyon, Central Australia, Northern Territory
Litchfield Safari Park, Northern Region, Northern Territory
Bitter Springs (Mataranka) Cabins and Camping, Northern Region, Northern Territory
Jondaryan Woolshed Bush Caravan Park, Darling Downs, Queensland

Denmark Rivermouth Caravan Park, Denmark, South Coastal Region

Adel's Grove, Lawn Hill, North West Queensland
Moondarra Accommodation Village, Mount Isa, North West Queensland
Country Style Tourist Accommodation Park, between Severnlea and Glen Aplin (near Stanthorpe), South East Queensland
Tennant Creek Outback Caravan Park, Tennant Creek, Northern Region, Northern Territory
Tenterfield Lodge Caravan Park, Northern Region, New South Wales
Walcha Caravan Park, Northern Region, New South Wales
Wellington Caves Caravan Park, Central Region, New South Wales
Willow Bend Caravan Park, Wentworth, Southern Region, New South Wales
Glen Davis Camp Ground, Central Region, New South Wales (see free and low cost)
Burcher Camping Ground, Central Region, New South Wales  (see free and low cost)
Auburn Sports Ground, Clare Valley Region, South Australia
Eden Valley Showgrounds, Barossa Region, South Australia
Penong Caravan Park, Eyre Region, South Australia
Salmon Gums Caravan Park, Salmon Gums, Southern Goldfields Region

Channel Country Tourist Park, Quilpie, South West Queensland

Charleville Bush Caravan Park, Charleville, South West Queensland

Gulargambone Caravan Park, Central New South Wales
Opal Caravan Park, Lightning Ridge, Western New South Wales
Molong Caravan Park, Molong, Central New South Wales
White Cliffs Opal Pioneer Caravan and Camping Tourist Park, Western New South Wales
Coonamble Riverside Caravan Park, Coonamble, Central New South Wales
Gracetown Caravan Park, Salmon Gums, South West Region