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Not sure where you want to head to on your next holiday? Here are a few options to get the juices flowing
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Deniliquin Holiday Park
The Deniliquin Holiday Park is proud to be one of the most awarded parks in Australia. Add in the riverfront views and river access, it is also one of the most popular in town.
With the largest grassy sites I have come across, you will never feel like a sardine here. Added features include a splash water park, two swimming pools, large campers’ kitchen, jumping pillow, mini golf, chess board, tennis/basketball court and pedal go-karts for hire – you will never be stuck for things to do.
If you feel like a cruise along the Edward River, you can even hire the parks’ pontoon boat that seats 10 people and includes fishing licences.
Things to do in Deniliquin include the Ute Muster each Labour Day weekend, the XXXX Fishing Classic in February, walk the Island Sanctuary, explore the Peppin Heritage Centre, drive the Long Paddock and watch the sun set at the Headless Horseman. You will be surprised with the amount of things you can do
Lakes Entrance, VIC
Waters Edge Holiday Park
A mere three hours from Melbourne, Lakes Entrance offers a number of caravan park options close to town.
The Waters Edge Holiday Park is the pick of the bunch, with beautiful grassed sites, a modern camp kitchen, barbecues, swimming pool and kids’ playground. Being directly opposite Cunningham Arm and a mere five-minute stroll into town, means you can leave the car parked next to your caravan
for most of your stay.
Lakes Entrance is home to Victoria’s largest fishing fleet and the best place to get some fresh fish is directly from the Fisherman’s Co-Op. Nearby Metung has a Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of the month, Bruthen has a microbrewery and Buchan has spectacular caves. Give yourself time to really enjoy the region.
Bellarine Bayside Holiday Park
We’re sticking with the water theme, so located right on the water, Bellarine Bayside Holiday Park is the ideal site to set up and explore the beautiful and diverse Bellarine Peninsula.
The sites at the holiday park are spacious, with soft green grass underfoot. Spread out over more than 100 acres, you have a choice of powered or unpowered sites, drive-through sites for big rigs, ensuite sites for comfort and a range of cabins to suit every budget. A couple of large camp kitchens are great places to meet fellow campers, while several playgrounds will keep the kids happy. There is even a boat ramp located within the park.
It is only a short walk to the township of Portarlington, the pier and the historic mill. Don’t forget to try the local mussels, these tasty molluscs can even be bought directly off the boat. Wineries, pub grub, cafes and restaurants are all within a short drive from your campsite and there are several festivals worth checking out, including the Celtic Festival held over the June long weekend and the Mussel Festival, on the second Saturday in January.
Wilpena Pound, SA
Located within sight of the remarkable Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park is the perfect place stay when you are exploring the Flinders Ranges. Among a bushland setting, you can choose a powered site close to the caravan park facilities or a more secluded camp for a true Flinders Ranges camping experience.
The caravan park includes a swimming pool, camp kitchen, shop and dump point. It is even pet friendly. If you don’t feel like cooking, the Woolshed Restaurant serves a modern Australian cuisine. Enjoy a “Cutout” three evenings a week for reduced beverage prices.
My mouth still waters as I think about the lamb on the spit, a buffet-style meal held once a month at the restaurant.
Mountain biking is the perfect way to explore Rawnsley Park with all access roads and station tracks open. During school holidays the kids will love the Shearing, Sheep and Wool tour. You can capture breathtaking views aboard a helicopter between March and November.
Discovery Parks Lake, Kununurra
The Kimberley is one of the most stunning regions in Australia, and sitting on the eastern end of the iconic Gibb River Road is Kununurra and the Discovery Parks Lake.
Sitting right on the banks of Lake Kununurra, you can choose from a powered site, waterfront powered site or an unpowered option. Other facilities include a camp kitchen, swimming pool and a couple of barbecues right on the water’s edge, no guessing that these are popular at sunset.
During the peak season, the park activities include a Beef ‘N’ Barra night on Mondays, camp oven dinner Wednesdays and a sausage sizzle on Saturdays.
You can also organise all your tour bookings as well as gather a wealth of tourist information at the office to help make the most of your holiday.
If you hold a boating licence, you can hire a small outboard that seats four people – a great way to catch a barra or see the lake from a different perspective.
Karrinyup Waters Resort
The capital of the west, Perth, is one of the most beautiful major cities in Australia. Located only 14 kilometres north of the CBD, Karrinyup Waters Resort is the ideal place to base yourself. Celebrated local icon, Scarborough Beach is close at hand, too.
The resort features powered and unpowered sites in pleasant surrounds that includes a lake. The kids will be kept busy with two playgrounds, a jumping pillow and heated pools. Don’t forget to feed the ducks. With two camp kitchens, two laundries and three dump points to choose from, the essentials are covered.
From nearby Hillarys you can catch a ferry across to Rottnest Island or just enjoy the array of waterslides, amusement rides, cafes and restaurants. Don’t miss out on the Aquarium of Western Australia, you will be blown away. You can also explore Fremantle and Kings Park and see another side of Perth via a boat cruise up the Swan River.