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5 Winter Caravan Parks to check out in 2016

Jul 01, 2016

Stop looking for reasons to stay home this winter! Why not go out and go on a caravanning adventure with your family or friends! Not only is it cheaper to go during this time of year, but with less people vacationing at this time, you can enjoy more spacious parks.

But I have no caravan! You might say. We have that one covered as well – you can always check out our caravan hire options to make your winter holiday a reality. Simply choose from our selection of quality pop tops, and full caravans to find one that suits your budget and needs.

Where can we go? Why not check out some of these winter destinations. Just to be clear, we have no affiliation with these parks, just passing out some of the good things we have heard.

Albany Holiday Park

The park is only a four-hour drive coming from our Cannington RV Centre in Perth. Utilise the powered sites that are well-equipped and spacious, which are ideal for the discerning touring group. Not only can you visit nearby tourist spots, you can also enjoy playing sports like basketball and volleyball, or simply jyust relax with the great views watching your kids running around in the large playground. The park is also pet friendly, making it the best choice for those who want to bring their four-legged friends with them.

Highlights:

  • Catch some humpbacks and other whale species cruising in the seas off Albany that are migrating during the winter until October.
  • Visit some wineries, museums, whaling centres and national parks like the Torndirrup National Park, Stirling Range National Park, the Porongurup Range National Park that are located near to the park.

Molloy Caravan Park

If you fancy a bushland holiday destination, Molloy Caravan Park is the place to be. Located around three and a half hours away from Perth, this park offers 43 powered sites and 5 unpowered sites where you can conveniently set up camp. Set on the banks of the Blackwood River, you can expect tons of water activities like fishing, boating, water skiing, and canoeing. Don't fret if you see parrots, geese, ducks, or even kangaroos around as the park is abundant in wildlife.

Highlights:

  • Cave tours are a thing in Molloy Caravan Park and some can be accessed within 15 minutes from the park.
  • Margaret River Town Centre, Augusta Town Centre, famous Margaret River area wineries, and other sight-seeing tours.

Discovery Parks – Kalgoorlie

Go a little further into inland Western Australia and you will find this lovely outback paradise in Kalgoorlie. From our centre in Perth, this park can be reached in about six hours. Besides nearby attractions, you can enjoy the park's swimming pool, playground, BBQs, camp kitchens, and Internet connectivity features.

Highlights:

  • Access the World's Longest Golf Course—an 18-hole, par 72 course that spans 1,365km along the Nullarbor’s Eyre Highway?
  • It is also home to Australia’s largest open cut mine, the Super Pit which is 3.5 kms long and 1.5 kms wide.
  • You can also visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service and see how it operates.
  • Examine the Golden Heritage Trail – a fabuolous tour through the historic goldfields region

BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park

Drive around two and a half hours south of Perth and you will arrive at the luxurious BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park. There are three types of sites to choose from: the en suite site, the slab site, and the grass site that all come with lovely features. The park is generally child-centred as evidenced by its facilities like water playground, giant jumping pillows, pedal carts, and muchmore. Your family can also stay warm this winter with the park's large heated swimming pool.

Highlights:

  • Busselton is the gateway to the Margaret River wine region with great activities like the cave, canoe tours and winery visits.
  • Another nearby attraction is the Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory, that's likened to a giant aquarium where you can view the breathtaking marine life.
  • You can also go surfing, swimming, and dolphin and whale watching.

 

Broome Caravan Park

Head up north and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Located around 22 hours away from Perth, the Broome Caravan Park is the best escape if you want to enjoy peace and nature. You can choose from the unpowered and powered sites that are either on grass, double width cement slab or a crusher dust base. Visit attractions, lounge around the park or swim in their resort-style pool.

Highlights:

  • Never miss a day or two at the Cable Beach, quite a long stretch of beach divided into various sections where people can choose what to do (4WD, nudism, pet strolling, among others).
  • There's the popular Sunset Beach Camel Tour that will definitely make your drop your jaws.
  • Other activities include boat tours, 4WD tours, and wildlife tours.
  • You might want to try the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures for your dose of adrenaline rush.
  • Visit the historic Broome museum and the Pearling Museum
  • Willie Creek Pearl farm offers great tours

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Just because its winter doesn't mean that you can’t enjoy the great outdoors. Travel to one of these destinations and let us know what you think. Alternatively, if you have a favourite destination of your own, share it below.

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Author: Jocelyn Leevers

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