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5 South west caravan parks you'll love!

Busselton WEATHER

Western Australia’s South West is a playground for individuals forever in chase of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

If you are seeking nomadic adventures in utterly beautiful, wild, and rugged landscapes, the shoulder season before summer and the summer months are the perfect time to visit this region.

Think dry, warm days and pleasant nights with less rain.

If you are road tripping with your camper trailer, a tent, or a caravan and plan to spend some nights in a caravan park, there are plenty of holiday parks down south for every type of traveller.

Here’s a rundown of the five best South West caravan parks:

1. Riverview Tourist Park

Aerial view over Riverview Tourist Park, lush green trees and waterways in Margaret River, WA.

Location: Margaret River
Cost: Sites from $38.00 | Units from $99.00

Riverview Tourist Park is situated in the Margaret River region, a small town three hours south of Perth known for its premium wineries, exotic wildlife, and stunning Margaret River beaches.

Nestled along the river’s edge and close to a state forest, this South West holiday park is ideal for solo travellers, couples including grey nomads, and families who wish to stay close to nature while on holiday. If you are travelling for work, the sites are suitable for you as well.

Stay options in this holiday park range from ensuite and powered caravan and camping sites to motel-style cabins and even holiday units – some with calming views of the river.

Maximise your stay by engaging in outdoor pursuits such as birdwatching or a healing forest walk. You can also opt to hit one of the walking or mountain biking trails snaking towards Ten-Mile-Brook Dam or visit the town centre just walking distance from the family holiday park.

Furthermore, you can pass your time by checking out any of Margaret River's surfing spots or exploring one of the many Margaret River caves.

2. Margaret River Tourist Park

Aerial view over Margaret River Tourist Park and the town centre in Western Australia.

Location: Margaret River
Cost: Sites from $32.00 | Units from $100.00

One of the best South West caravan parks is Margaret River Tourist Park, which is found right in the middle of Margaret River. Therefore, it makes for a perfect base to explore all that the Margaret River wine region has to offer.

Oenophile or not, get a taste of the renowned Margaret River wine region vintages or take pleasure in the spectacular views of the sprawling vineyards. Margaret River is also rich with craft breweries, distilleries, and cideries, so you might as well sip your way from ale to cider to craft beer. For something new to your taste buds, try chilli, ginger, or chocolate beer. While at it, sample some of the local cuisines, too.

After all, the region is not only an oenophile’s dream but also a foodie haven.

However, be sure you make room for the Margaret River art galleries, caves and nearby national parks. You can even venture to the popular Warren National Park and walk along the Heartbreak Trail.

Margaret River Tourist Park has camping and caravan sites, cabins, cottages, and triplexes to meet the needs of travellers of all types and budgets, particularly couples and families.

3. Lazy Days Caravan Park

View of Busselton Jetty and south west caravan parks in Western Australia.

Location: Busselton
Cost: Sites from $35.00 | Units from $80.00

Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park is a much for our list of South West holiday parks, located in the centre of the Busselton town centre, which is along the shores of Geographe Bay.

The holiday park provides a laid back vibe for solo travellers, families, and groups. Its range of accommodation options, designed for travellers on a budget, includes powered/unpowered caravan and camping sites, ensuite/non-ensuite onsite vans, self-contained cabins, and one- to three-bedroom holiday park homes.

If you plan to stay longer, Busselton offers several activities ideal for the whole family. You and your kids can while away your time at this ultimate beach holiday destination by booking an undersea helmet walk beneath the historical Busselton Jetty, go on a Ludlow Tuart Forest adventure or a whale watching tour.

Afterwards, consider continuing on to Margaret River for another round of adventures.

4. Esperance Bay Holiday Park

One of the best south west caravan parks - Esperance Bay Holiday Park in Western Australia.

Location: Esperance
Cost: Sites from $30.00 | Units from $75.00

Looking for caravan parks in Western Australia's South West? Look no further than Esperance Bay Holiday Park. This ultimate destination is ideally located within walking distance from the town centre of Esperance – a utopia for beach and nature lovers. 

Families, grey nomads, and groups of adventurers are welcome in this seaside destination offering holiday units, heritage chalets, cabins, and grassed camping accommodation and caravan sites.

Tour around the town's local attractions like the Esperance Stonehenge, or visit Lucky Bay along the coast of Cape Le Grand National Park. Boasting a long stretch of white sand and turquoise waters, the bay is a must-see for its sunbathing kangaroos, as well as for some fun in the sun.

Otherwise, spend a day birding, hiking, snorkelling, fishing, or swimming on Woody Island in the Recherche Archipelago, also called Esperance Bay of Isles. If you can manage to squeeze more time into your schedule, book an aerial tour to the Middle Island, where the famous pink-hued Lake Hillier is found.

5. Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park

Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park in the South West of Western Australia.

Location: Walpole
Cost: Sites from $30.00 | Units from $115.00

The adventurous lot will adore this holiday park snuggled in the wilderness of Walpole. Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park is one of the finest South West caravan parks in Western Australia, with a pristine natural bush setting as a backdrop.

Offering cabins, holidays units, A-frame stay options, and grassed and 'bush' sites for tents and caravans, here, you'd be sure to wake up to scenic views of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlet Marine Park.

Whether you're travelling solo, in a group, or with your family, Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park is one of the most tranquil caravan parks filled with so much to see and explore. Journey through a 4WD adventure trail, go on a treetop walk above a massive tingle forest at the Valley of the Giants. You can also take a dip at Fernhook Falls in Mount Frankland National Park or venture to the Stirling Range National Park, which features various walking trails and birdwatching spots.

Head south-west on your next adventure

Ample open spaces, nature hugging you from all corners – who doesn't enjoy a caravan holiday adventure? The beauty of a caravan holiday is that you get to soak up as many experiences as you can along your route at an unhurried pace.

In addition, camping and caravanning allow you to gain new friends with whom you can share stories on a starry night.

Plan your next southwest adventure with Summerstar Tourist Parks.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the best time of the year to visit Western Australia's South West region?

    The best time to visit Western Australia's South West region is during the shoulder season before summer and the summer months, as this is when the weather is dry, warm, and pleasant with less rain.

  • What types of accommodation are available at the South West caravan parks?

    There are various types of accommodation available at the South West caravan parks, including powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites, motel-style cabins, self-contained cottages, holiday units, heritage chalets, and onsite vans. These options cater to solo travellers, couples, families, and groups on a budget.

  • What are some recommended activities to do while staying at the South West caravan parks?

    There are many activities to do while staying at the South West caravan parks, depending on the location. Recommended activities include exploring the local wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, and cideries, hiking or mountain biking on the trails, visiting the Margaret River caves, checking out art galleries, spending time at the beach, and wildlife watching. Other options include enjoying birdwatching, forest walks, tree-top walks, 4WD adventures, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, and whale watching tours.

15 October 2021

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