Coastal Road Trips for Caravans
Coastal road trips are one of Australia’s many, many brags. But with so many around the country, choosing can be harder than actually going. Did you know there are over 10,000 beaches stretching over 25,000km in Australia?
We list five of the most caravan-friendly coastal road trips ready for you to explore.
Port Lincoln – SA
About: Port Lincoln is a picturesque ‘town-becoming-city’ located west of Adelaide on the Eyre Peninsula. Pegged as the ‘seafood capital of Australia’, the coast of Port Lincoln offers exceptional fishing opportunities as well as rugged cliff views, perfect white sandy beaches and some amazing culinary tours. To get there from Adelaide, you’ll have to drive along the coast, around the St. Vincent Gulf and Spencer Gulf.
Check out the Port Lincoln tourist website for more information.
Distance From Adelaide: 650km
Attractions: Fishing, boat tours, swimming with dolphins and sharks.
Best Time to Go: September to December.
Caravan Parks: Port Lincoln Tourist Park, Port Lincoln Caravan Park
Average Price / Night: $33 (powered site)
Broome – WA
About: Located in northwest Australia, Broome is a welcoming tropical coastal town. Famous for beachfront dining and near-all-year-round swimming and water sports. The town also offers stunning sunsets and national parks, ie: The breathtaking Kimberley Ranges. The main attraction is the 22km long Cable Beach, named as such in 1889 when an undersea cable was laid to connect Australia to indonesia.
The Broome visitor centre will point you in the right direction to the many attractions.
Distance From Perth: 2,226km
Attractions: Cable Beach, 4WDing, wildlife parks
Best Time to Go: April to November
Caravan Parks: Broome Caravan Park, Cable Beach Holiday Park
Average Price / Night: $48 (powered site)
Batemans Bay – NSW
About: A bit of a local beach for Canberrans, Batemans Bay is labeled as ‘where the forest meets the sea’. Understandably, the bay offers native wildlife, hiking and walking trails along with water activities. Kayaking and fishing are popular too as Batemans Bay has natural reefs teeming with native Australian sea life. The coastal forests make for stunning views. Think ‘kangaroos bouncing along white sand’.
Distance From Canberra: 148km
Distance From Sydney: 277km
Attractions: Birdland Animal Park, fishing, hiking
Best Time to Go: Summer months
Caravan Parks: Big4 Batemans Bay, Shady Willows Holiday Park
Average Price / Night: $43 (powered site)
The Great Ocean Road – Vic
About: One of Australia’s most famous roads around the world. With its dramatic cliffs and rolling white capped waves, the Great Ocean Road is always high on most travellers’ bucket lists. Did you know that an average of 2.8 million people visit this famous road every year? That figure jumps to a giant 6.6 million if you include day-trippers and bus tours. As such, it can be busy so prepare for traffic and large crowds. Nonetheless, the iconic 12 Apostles, Bells Beach and native wildlife add to the appeal.
Distance From Melbourne CBD: 103km
Attractions: 12 Apostles, surfing, hiking, national parks
Best Time to Go: Winter months
Caravan Parks: Big4 Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road Tourist Park, Lorne Foreshore
Average Price / Night: $44 (powered site)
Port Douglas – QLD
About: If tropical far north Queensland has always been on your bucket list, Port Douglas is your first port of call. Stunning tropical coastline, white sandy beaches and several restaurants and bars make this resort town a hit with domestic and international travellers. The climate is an average year-round 26 degrees. The nearby Daintree Forest region makes for amazing sunsets, hiking trails and palm tree-lined beaches.
The Port Douglas visitor’s site is full of insider tips.
Distance From Brisbane: 1,747km
Attractions: Native wildlife, snorkelling, fishing
Best Time to Go: March – October
Caravan Parks: Tropic Breeze Caravan Park, Big4 Port Douglas
Average Price / Night: $45 (powered site)
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