Caravan & Tourist Parks
Accreditation / standards / ratings of caravan parks explained
Travellers on a budget or families with a number of children cannot always afford to stay in a hotel. For this demographic, caravan parks may hold the key to an affordable holiday. Tourist parks, however, can vary widely in their facilities and standards, so the Caravan, RV and Accommodation Industry of Australia has devised a voluntary National Accreditation Program for Caravan and Tourist Parks throughout Australia.
Family caravan parks - staying with children
Remember when the local caravan park was just a line of concrete squares to park your caravan on, with a utilitarian amenities block in the distance? Well, those days are long gone and now many caravan parks offer an all-inclusive holiday experience, often in some of the most beautiful parts of Australia.
How safe are caravan parks?
When planning a holiday, the safety of our family and possessions is always a consideration. Caravan and tourist parks are generally deemed to be an extremely safe form of accommodation. There are a number of factors contributing to this assessment, as outlined below.
Tips for choosing the right caravan park
Question: How do you choose the right caravan park for your next holiday, given the huge variety of caravan parks in Australia catering for everyone from backpackers with tents, to families with children in tow, to grey nomads wanting a pleasant touring experience?Answer: The right caravan park for you is the one that best fits your individual circumstances.
What are tourist parks and how do they differ from caravan parks?
Looking for a budget holiday experience, but confused by the different options available? What do the designations ‘tourist park’, ‘caravan park’ and ‘holiday park’ mean?
Tips for experiencing the great outdoors and getting the most from it
Sick of the rat race? Does yet another peak hour traffic jam have you dreaming of the outback? The Australian natural environment is unique and attracts overseas visitors who often see more of Australia than locals, so taking the time to experience the beauty of our own great outdoors is something we should do at least once in our lifetime.
Onsite caravans versus bringing my own – pros and cons
When heading off on a holiday or road trip, the decision to take your own caravan or rely on onsite vans can be a problematic one. There are pros and cons for both choices.
Things to do when camping or staying at tourist parks
Nowadays many tourist parks offer a complete holiday experience, with facilities and services rivalling five star resorts, and it is not necessary to leave the park to enjoy a great holiday. Parks offer swimming pools, kids’ playgrounds, cafes, games rooms and other amenities designed to provide a fun holiday experience and guarantee return visitors.