Many of us have fond memories of caravan trips as kids – a much simpler and more carefree time. One of the best things about caravanning is that you have the freedom to choose your own adventure and create exactly the kind of holiday you want to experience. Whether you want to re-create wonderful childhood holidays, explore the great outdoors or relax on a beach, there are plenty of options available.
Holidaying with Kids
A caravanning adventure is a nice way to spend time with the kids or grandkids and have some good old fashioned fun in the great outdoors. There are many amazing caravan parks throughout the country that cater to families and have lots of activities and facilities especially for kids. BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park in Victoria is one such park, with plenty of things for the kids to do including playgrounds, sand pits, bike tracks and a big swimming pool for cooling off in summer.
Many people love travelling with their pets and caravanning is a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors together. These days, many caravan parks have become increasingly pet-friendly, with many of the big caravan park chains making renewed efforts over the last few years to make their parks inclusive for pet owners.
The Crystal Brook Tourist Park in Victoria is a great pet-friendly park to enjoy together with your family pet, with beautiful parklands, walking tracks and space for your dog to run around in. As with any other park, always call ahead of time to let them know you’re bringing your pet along with you.
Great Scenic Escapes
A caravan holiday is a wonderful way to see Australia and explore some of the most beautiful places in the country. The small, quiet town of Poona in Queensland is home to one of the most scenic and tranquil caravan parks in Australia, Poona Palms Caravan Park. Set on the gorgeous Great Sandy Strait, Poona Palms offers a charming escape from modern life, with fantastic fishing, bird watching and swimming with dolphins and dugongs.
It is the ideal place to switch off, unplug and get back to nature.
If you’re looking for excitement and extreme sports, caravanning is the best way to visit some of the most adventurous holiday destinations in Australia. The town of Jindabyne, located near the ski fields of Thredbo and Perisher, is home to an impressive range of fun summer activities from horse riding to white water rafting. Discovery Holiday Park – Jindabyne is located right on the shores of the picturesque Lake Jindabyne and was the winner of the 2012 CCIA Best Inland Holiday Park Award. The park offers an amazing variety of different activities from adrenaline-pumping mountain biking and water skiing to trout fishing and bushwalks.
At the end of the day, a caravan opens up a wealth of different possibilities for an amazing holiday experience, whether you’ve got the kids (and dog) along for the ride or are looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city living.