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Caravan Parks W A- What Makes a good park ?

Updated on January 11, 2013

What makes a Caravan Park Enjoyable ?

As a traveller towing a caravan around the countryside either on the trip of a lifetime or a short family holiday what are the key elements that a caravan park needs to have to make your stay an enjoyable one & recommend that park to others ??

Are you like  us the where the  first thing we notice after the boomgate or absence of one  is the receptionist at the desk as we arrive after a long drive

If she / he greets us with a warm friendly smile and is as friendly as they look that is a great start to the visit to their caravan park and makes us feel relaxed & welcome!

A decent size caravan bay where you are not so close to your neighbors you can hear them snore is very important for your sanity!

If there is a swimming pool ( I mainly stay where there is one) then longer opening hours are good especially in summer!

We appreciate there has to be rules in the park, however some parks seem to go overboard where you feel you have entered a prison camp with so many rules and regulations & cannot wait to leave.

If there are keys for the toilets it makes life easier having our own key each as we found out after having to share the one key between us it got a bit annoying trying to work out who had the key !

Let me know what you like in a park to make your stay enjoyable and want to share the park with friends .

The Great Outdoors !

on the road
on the road

Perenjori Caravan park

If you are travelling inland  up from Perth the 2 caravan parks I reccomend out of a few choices are

Traveling North the Perenjori caravan park is first , It is quiet and near the local pool which is important to me as it gets hotter  , also just a walk to the local pub and IGA !

There is washing machines free to use , however there is a donation tin .

BB"Q s are free to use and there is plenty of open space for children to play.

There are plenty of spots you can pull in at if you prefer not  to unhook the caravan for just the one night.

Perenjori Caravan Park

Morawa Caravan Park

Welcome to Morawa - Have an enjoyable stay !
Welcome to Morawa - Have an enjoyable stay !
Relaxed afternoon at Morawa caravan park!
Relaxed afternoon at Morawa caravan park!

Morawa Caravan Park

Morawa caravan park is a pleasant place to stay with a friendly atmosphere and is very close to town ,

There is a clean laundry which has washing machines available for use at $2 using 2 $1 coins.

A BBQ is available as well as the kitchen for campers

There are 2 Chalets available for families to stay .

It is quiet Unless it is a very hot afternoon and you can hear the children having fun in the pool opposite, however I normally go join them !

There is an IGA , Roadhouse , picture theatre , clothes shop , post office, bankwest , pharmacy and more all within walking distance !

There is often an event to attend and on Friday night we went to the local club for a meal & ended up playing bowls for the first time in my life !

Last night we went out to watch an evening game of football as Brad , Nev's work partner with S & K electrical was playing !

Ensuites for campers

Camping at Dongara !
Camping at Dongara !

Dongara Caravan Parks

There are a few caravan parks in Dongara , however I picked out my favorite of which I will be adding soon !

Coalmine Beach Holiday Park

We are heading down south soon and this is where we will be staying for a few days!

Watch out for the review coming late December!

It looks nice and I had a friendly voice on the phone so we shall see how we enjoy it!

I am sure we will as it has shade and is near a river!

More best caravan parks

 I will be checking out the best caravan parks in

Geraldton

Carnavon

Denham

Coral Bay

Exmouth

Broome and more !

Kalbarri Caravan Park

This was cheap for a night and a good spot for caravans / tents by the water in Kalbarri
This was cheap for a night and a good spot for caravans / tents by the water in Kalbarri

Denham

had air con ! walk to the beach !
had air con ! walk to the beach !
Nice spot for a drink looking at the water
Nice spot for a drink looking at the water

Denham Caravan Park

We were advised when we reached Denham to go past the first caravan park we saw , along the foreshore to the end where there was another one !

Good advice ! We had 3 days there in cabin 5 which was clean & tidy , had a view of the ocean when we sat outside beside the cabin!

It was only a short walk to the beach & a pleasant park to stay in for your visit to the Shark Bay area.

The managers were friendly & helpful . If you had a tent or caravan at any other time then the sites are good for being near the beach & the camp kitchen is good .

Denham Caravan Park

Wintersun Caravan Park Carnarvon

Was a lovely cabin inside
Was a lovely cabin inside
Pool right by us
Pool right by us

Coral Coast Caravan Park Carnarvon

Reccomend this caravan park in Carnarvon !
Reccomend this caravan park in Carnarvon !
was right by here , enjoyed a BBQ & late swim!
was right by here , enjoyed a BBQ & late swim!

Kimberleyland Holiday Park

For an enjoyable stay in Kununurra make sure you stay on the lakes edge at Kimberleyland Holiday Park with its reasonable rates - The swimming pool with a view of the lake and open long hours which is so necessary in the extreme heat up here -being able to swim after work when you finish at 9 PM is great !-

Enjoy kayaking/crocodile spotting etc while here ! It is a stroll along the lake to the shops etc

We are allowed to keep our boat by the water so it is really handy for us to go off and explore the lake .

I highly recommend this park for all these reasons and the managers are really friendly as they walk around the park, put on BBQ"S for everyone etc .

Update on Kimberleyland Holiday Park

Things have changed recently - We are no longer allowed our boat by the waters edge - All boats are being moved so it is not as convenient for boat owners now .

The pool is now open later & shut earlier so on those hot nights there is no cooling off in the pool much to everyone's disappointment .

However it is still nice with all the trees here and being by the lake .

Our boats ready to explore the lake !
Our boats ready to explore the lake !
View from Kimberleyland Caravan Park
View from Kimberleyland Caravan Park

How to keep cool!

We spend a lot of time in here keeping cool!
We spend a lot of time in here keeping cool!

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    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks, A caravan park is where you pay up to $45 a night to stay on a particular site , they often have boom gates etc.

      A camp site is more informal maybe in a National Park or free camping in the bush.

      In towns you have to stay in a caravan Park

    • Magdelene profile image

      Magdelene 

      7 years ago from Okotoks

      I never knew there was such a thing as a caravan park, so I googled it and apparently they exist in Canada too, just did not know they were called Caravan parks, what is the difference between a caravan park and just a campsite? or is there a difference? Great Hub, very informative.

    • kiwiviking profile image

      kiwiviking 

      7 years ago

      keep up the good work - looking forward to your comments on other parks

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