Australia So Much to See
If you cannot find somewhere big enough to legally park your car and caravan, motorhome or bus, you will not be able to stop and shop.
RV friendly towns are providing a signed parking area specifically for large vehicles and combinations. Ideally these should
be in easy walking distance from the centre of the town and main shopping areas. They should also be drive through as turning
a large rig in a partially filled car park can be very difficult. Ideally signage should start at the entrance to the town.
Many towns have angle parking in their main street, and as this is unsuitable for larger vehicles, it is either a matter of
parallel parking through a number of these if you can find them spare, or drive down a quiet side street, park there and walk
back to the CBD. Parallel parking in an area signed as angle parking can be considered a breach of parking regulations.
The following lists show where to park in towns that have adequate big rig parking. This is not a complete list of towns
with suitable parking as colllecting this information is not easy. Most but not all of these parking areas listed here will
be signed as caravan parking.
Beacon - Alongside railway line in Lindsay Street across road from Eziway Store.
Bindoon - Caravan parking in Bindoon will soon
Boddington - Parking area available in Wuraming Avenue at the foreshore area and the Town Hall corner Johnstone and Wuraming
Avenue. Short walk to the main street and businesses.
Boyup Brook Big rig parking along Railway Parade opposite Post Office.
Bridgetown Signed to parking area off Spencer Street which is accessed from Steere Street; car park includes two long caravan parking
bays with a turn around suitable for medium rigs (not drive through). Parking through angle parking bays is usually available
within this car park except during events. Close to CBD. Free power from four 15 amp power outlets have been provided
for the use of day visitors to the town. Overnight stays in parking area not permitted.
Bruce Rock Adequate big rig
parking in main street.
Bunbury Large rig parking at Bunbury Visitor Centre in the CBD, Mangrove Cove parking area opposite the
Dolphin Discovery Centre, and the parking area at the Dolphin Discovery Centre.
Busselton - Parking for big rigs may be found in the
following places. These are not dedicated big rig parking areas: Opposite the Shire Office, at the Old Government Railway Precinct
Busselton Visitor Centre
Peel Terrace, next to the Vasse River, between Queen Street and Stanley Place, the public car park bounded
by Kent Street, Duchess Street and Cammilleri Street, the western end of the Equinox public car park
Queen Street, Opposite
Signal Park and the tennis courts, road verge on Marine Terrace next to Barnard Park, between Scout Road and Milne Street.
Large rig parking in bus bay in Capel Drive. Close to public toilets.
Carnamah - There are two large parking areas on
either side of the Roadhouse on the main road into town and both are suitable for very large rigs. One area has direct access
to the public toilets.
Corrigin Close to Dump Point and short walk to shops.
Cue - Large rig parking available at the corner
of Austin Street and Victoria Streets Cue, opposite the Police Station
Cunderdin - Adjacent to the Main Street Shopping Precinct is
a loop road that provides ample parking for caravans/campers. Other parking areas within the Shire that are suitable are adjacent
to the Meckering Memorial rose garden, the No. 3 Pump Station Museum and OConnor Park in Cunderdin.
Dardanup townsite - Parking on
the corner of Ferguson Road and Little Street at the Public Hall. Excellent area with toilets, 50 metres to Tourism Centre,
general store, Dardanup tavern, oval, playgrounds and parks.
Denmark - Suitable parking for large rigs at the Visitors
Centre. Parking alongside the River on the town side, either side of the highway are large enough for medium sized motorhomes not
towing, and a larger parking areas can be found a short way further along Hollings Road alongside the river. The riverside
parking is closer to the shops than the Visitor Centre.
Derby Parking area Clarendon Street (Main CBD). Parking area Woolworths Supermarket.
Currently parking near the Visitor Centre, but with a new Visitor Centre being built, the parking area will change.
Dongara/PortDenison Parking area at the marina area south end of Port Denison is signed for long vehicles. Town Oval on Waldeck Street,
and in the main street Moreton Terrace in Dongara. Parking in the CBD is limited for large rigs and caravans. Opposite
the Dongara Hotel is a vacant block and can be used to park vans but is not signed.
Dowerin Parking in main street
Truck parking at roadhouse.
Dwellingup Adequate street parking near Visitor Centre
Eaton (North of Bunbury and part of the
Shire of Dardanup) - Eaton Fair Shopping Centre - On street parking for larger vehicles on Council Avenue. Large open gravel
sealed areas off Recreation Drive/ Council Avenue suitable for long vehicles and in close proximity to seven day a week
trading large shopping centre and commercial business, Great playground or walk across the oval to the Recreation Centre.
Esperance - The Visitor Centre has parking for large vehicles (two spots) and visitors are welcome to park there for a few hours during
the day if they wish to walk into the town centre. There is also parking for large vehicles next to the Boulevard Shopping Centre
(Woolworths) on Randell Street.
Geraldton - At Visitor Centre, corner Chapman Road and Bayley Street in the middle of the city and
at the new foreshore development.
Harvey Large rigs can be parked in the parking bay on South Western Highway by the High School.
In town they can be parked at the railway station.
Jerramungup Parking bay suitable for large caravans and trucks across the Highway
from the Jerramungup Roadhouse.
Kalbarri Big rig parking at Sallys Tree
Karratha - The carpark at the Centro Karratha shopping centre
has room for big rigs
Kalgoorlie - Cassidy Street; signed from Brookman and Dugan Streets, to the north west of the central CBD. Suitable for all sized rigs.
Kellerberrin Adequate room in the main street for large rigs.
Kojonup Gordon Street, near dump point.
Kulin - Johnston Street South side. Parking permitted between the Kulin Resource Centre and the Kulin Hostel
Many of the Wheatbelt and Goldfields towns have plenty of room to park in their main streets. Bridgetown and Northam provide
free access to power while parking - in day only parking areas close to the shops.
Leonora - There is large rig parking available outside the Leonora Visitor Information Centre, on the corner of Trump and Tower Streets
The Visitor Centre at 75 Mandurah Terrace is suitable and signed.
Manjimup 1: The Timber & Heritage Park in Edwards Street, 2:
In front of the Visitor Centre in Manjimup in Johnson Crescent via Giblett Street, 3: Caravan rest area below the Visitor Centre off
Mottram Street (South West Highway) with short walk to Visitor Centre and shops, 4; Tourist car park east side of Giblett Street opposite
McCays Store, 5: Large parking area behind the Manjimup Hotel access from Rose Street.
Margaret River - Corner of Station Road andWallcliffe Road is a large gravel section where large vehicle quite often park. Also you could find room to park at our Gloucester
Park Sporting Ground around one kilometre from town centre.
Menzies Adequate street parking, truck parking bay and hotel
Merredin - The CBD of Merredin has a very large area of parking off Barrack Street (south side) within a comfortable
walking distance of the shops and visitor centre. Large rigs can be accommodated at either end of the main parking area i.e.
west of the railway station or at the eastern end of the car park.
Moora - These are not signposted. Opposite Commonwealth Bank
in Padbury Street is drive through but suitable for small to medium rigs only. Roberts Street car park opposite IGA at
the same location as the short stay parking area and can accommodate large rigs although not drive through. Padbury Street opposite
the Shire office is drive through and suitable for trucks as well as large campers.
Mount Barker - Rear of Shire Administration Building,
off Lowood Road and Hicks Close, Mount Barker
Mullewa Big rig parking across the road from the Railway Hotel in Gray Street, and
at the corner of Padbury and Jose Street across from the Yarrumba Deli and Service Station where caravan park fees are taken.
Narrogin -Corner Park and Fairway Streets Narrogin; signed at the location but not signed on entering the town.
Norseman With wide streets,
there is ample parking.
Northampton Long rig parking at Hampton Gardens
Pinjarra Spacious parking on Murray Street behind
the Edenvale Complex within easy walking distance to the main shopping precinct.
Sandstone Wide streets have adequate parking.
Three Springs Parking on main road
Tom Price - Limited parking for big rigs near Visitor Centre in Tamarind Street.
Trayning - Information
bay in Railway Street, parallel to the Merredin Road
Wagin - Behind the Town Library in the town centre off Trent Street and Tudhoe
Westonia Adequate street parking in the wide streets
Williams - There are a number of truck parking bays on Albany Highway within
our townsite that would enable travellers to park their rigs and then wander down the main street (Brooking Street). These are located;
opposite the Caltex Roadhouse, Williams Post Office, opposite the BP Roadhouse. In addition, the Caltex Roadhouse is 24 hour and has
a very large car park out the back, which would be a safe place to park. The Williams Wool Shed has a large parking area and houses
a number of specialty shops, a cafι/restaurant and the Visitors Information Centre. If travellers were to turn down Brooking Street,
there is a car park opposite the Shire (corner of Brooking and Growse Streets) however there is a roundabout to navigate, so if
they want to come into the main street and use this car park, they may wish to turn into Richardson Street and then Growse Street
no roundabouts. The Williams Lions Park (diagonally opposite the Shell Roadhouse) has a large parking area, however during peak times
this can get a reasonable number of vehicles in it, which may make taking a larger rig in there a little challenging.
York Avon Park,Lowe Street, York
Albury Caravan and large rig parking at Albury Railway Station Precinct.
Ballina - Parking space available at Ballina Visitor
Information Centre, and shopping centres - Ballina Fair and Ballina Central
Batemans Bay - Batemans Bay Visitor Centre, Corner of Beach
Road and Princes Highway, Batemans Bay. Club Catalina (Batemans Bay Bowling Club), Princes Highway, Batemans Bay
suitable for RVs greater than eleven metres; Free Council Car Park - Elizabeth Street and Free Council Car Park - Rankin Street. There are also two parking areas near the RSL in Howick Street suitable for big rigs, but these can be busy at times and some areas
have a three hour parking limit.
Bombala - The car park at the swimming pool (directly behind the main street of Bombala) is
Boorowa has a very wide main street and big rig parking is available around the Old Courthouse Building either in Marsden
Street or in Queen Street beside the park and toilets; this is also where the Visitor Information Centre is located.
Bowral - Bradman Cricket Museum and
International Hall of Fame, St Jude Street., Bowral.
Broken Hill Opposite Broken Hill Visitors Information Centre, corner Blende
and Bromide Streets Broken Hill; walking distance to CBD
Brunswick Heads - Sign posted area on southern end of Tweed Street and
an easy walk to CBD.
Bulahdelah Wade Park
Condobolin - Parking close to the Condobolin CBD can be found along Memorial Park, Lachlan
Cooma - Vale Street between the Post Office and the Gaol.
Coonabarabran large rig parking available at King Street, Coonabarabran
and at Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
Cootamundra - Murray Street, which is one street over parallel to the main street has
long areas to park beside Fisher Park.
Deniliquin Large parking bay on Davidson Street for stays of up to three days permitted; short
walk to town. Parking in George Street next to the Deniliquin Visitor Information Centre, Cressy Street by the Town Hall, andCivic Place behind the Town Hall but this is not drive through. Wide streets in the town.
Forbes - Town centre parking
is available for wide and long vehicles on Lawler Street, which runs parallel to the shopping hub of Rankin Street. Parking in town
is easy, with plenty of spaces suitable for long and wide vehicles Alternatively, the RV Friendly parking area is also a great place
to park, as access to the CBD and services is only a short walk past Lake Forbes.
Forster - Marina
Gloucester - Parking areas aroundBillabong Park (Denison Street and Boundary Road) in close proximity to the CBD are suitable for big rigs.
Goulburn - There are
big rig parking bays in Clinton, Verner, Bourke and Sloan Street; some are two hour and some are all day parking. Parking
at Visitor Information Centre in Sloan Street is well signed.
Grenfell - Forbes Street, Melyra Street and at the Railway Station
Griffith -Banna Avenue behind the Griffith Visitors Centre
Gunnedah - Wolseley Park on the Kamilaroi Highway, or in the bottom area of Coles
car park entering from Bloomfield Street
Guyra - At Mother of Ducks Lagoon, one block from CBD
Hawks Nest By the beach
Hay West side
of Lachlan Street (which is the main street and Cobb Highway) south end of town, signed parking area opposite Tennis Club.
Inverell- Behind Coles
Jerilderie - Adjacent to Luke Park, Powell Street near the big windmill
Junee - Junee has plenty of big rig parking
in close proximity to CBD. Lorne Street (outside the Visitor Information Centre) is the only signposted area. Broadway
(opposite Ex-Services Club and Broadway Museum) is convenient to supermarket and services
Kiama - Large rigs can be park next to theKiama Harbour in the area utilised by fisherman for boats and trailers and also at Blowhole Point. Both areas are close walking
distance to the main shopping area. Maximum four hour parking in the Kiama Municipality.