What to do in Parks – Caravanning

With more than 500,000 registered in Australia, caravans are obviously very popular. They allow you to bring comfortable, often self-contained accommodation to countless destinations, and, once you arrive and unhitch your home away from home, you have the freedom to explore the area with your towing vehicle.

Caravanning at Big Brook Dam (Photo: L-A Shibish)

Our WA parks offer numerous great caravanning sites, which you can use as a base for your next adventure. In fact, the WA Parks and Wildlife Service has been working on creating over 450 new camp and caravan sites over the last couple of years, as well as new and improved visitor facilities in at least nine parks, state forest recreation areas and former pastoral lease areas. Many caravan sites can now be booked in advance on Parkstay.

A caravan adventure could find you sitting beneath a star-filled sky, waking up to birds and wildflowers, relaxing by the sound of the ocean, or soaking in pre-historic scenery surrounded by gorges a billion years in the making.

With the largest and most diverse expanse of landscapes in the country, the opportunities for caravan adventures in WA are endless, and they don’t have to stop after a few days. Many people aspire to do the “Big Lap of Australia” in a caravan.

If you are new to caravanning, some things to ponder before you borrow, buy or rent a caravan and embark on your first trip can be found here:

Caravanning for Beginners: 7 things to know before you go

The selection of caravan sites in WA is extensive. Top tips for caravanning in WA can be found in the Grey Nomads Guide.

(Article sources: ParkStay, Escape, Tourism WA,Travel Club)