In Australia, we are blessed with hundreds of 'national parks', the majority of which are managed by state and territory governments. They
provide caravanners with miles of natural beauty, and crucially, offer reasonably priced caravan sites to make our base as we explore the
coast, bush and desert landscapes.
In this article, we are going to look at some of the best national parks in the country for caravanners.
Arakoon National Park in New South Wales is known for its beachside camping, whale watching opportunities and fishing. It is home to the heritage-listed Trial Bay Gaol, a famous former internment camp and prison. But for many, the highlight of Arakoon National Park will be the Trial Bay Gaol Campground and its nearby beach. Caravanners can enjoy stunning scenery over the bay, and some tracks and trails for strolling around the area. You can also sign up for a scuba diving tour to Fish Rock Cave to see the grey nurse sharks.
There is a choice of powered and un-powered sites at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia, about 400km north of Adelaide. There you can take in the best of nature - from tranquil gorges lined with trees to mountain landscapes and wildlife including parrots, emus, eagles and bearded dragon lizards. Whether you prefer more solitude and fewer facilities, or vice versa, there are caravan parks here to suit every type of camper.
Western Australia's Cape Range National Park is about 1,000km north of Perth,
covering the west side of the North West Cape peninsula. There you can find spectacular vistas thanks to a variety of landscapes - from
coastal stretches to deep canyons and rough limestone ranges. You might be interested in the small campgrounds near Ningaloo
which offer a diversity of activity options among the rocky gorges and pristine beaches. Whether you are a hiker, surfer, snorkeller or
wildlife watcher, this national park can tick your boxes.
We hope you enjoyed this pick of Australian national parks for caravan holidays. Remember, this is just scraping the surface! Our varied and vast nation provides an abundance of natural habitats perfect for the caravanning lifestyle.
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