Choose a Caravan Park for the perfect Central Australia holiday

Central Australia offers the perfect long road trips for caravanners. You have the opportunity to drive across breathtaking natural landscapes, visit historic landmarks, discover ancient cultures and sleep in the serene tranquillity of the outback.

Between all your adventures throughout Central Australia, you’ll need to camp with your caravan in secure parks with the necessary facilities to ensure you are staying in comfort. 

Why Stay in a Caravan Park?

Whether you are travelling as a family, a couple of any age, travelling with a dog or have special needs, caravan parks have the facilities to suit everyone’s needs. Here’s why:

Cost Effective Living and Accommodation

If you are travelling on a budget, caravan and camping parks provide the right balance of quality facilities and cost. 

Hotels generally are restricted to only having two or three bedrooms which can prove to be difficult for larger families or groups travelling together. A caravan park gives you the space and freedom to choose a spot that suits you while being close to those you’re travelling with. Caravan parks also provide powered and unpowered sites for campers and caravanners so you have all your needs catered for.

The fee to stay in the caravan park also gives you access to the facilities, providing more value for your dollar. Rather than paying a premium for restaurant food, you can cook your own food at the kitchen facilities of the park.

Creating a fun, family friendly community

Whether you are camping or staying in your caravan, a caravan park offers a safe community environment for you to socialise with other travellers and for the kids to explore and make new friends. Park life is usually friendly and it does not take long for people to naturally welcome each other and strike up a conversation and share a drink.

A caravan park will usually offer a range of fun facilities for your children to entertain themselves during your stay which can range from kid-safe playgrounds and swimming pools. Kids can ride their bikes and explore the unique NT nature that is abundant throughout the park.

Other Places to pull up your caravan

Outside of caravan parks, there are some campsites in the National Parks that are available. To book one of these sites, visit the Parks and Wildlife booking system to reserve your site before you get there. A caravan will fit at:

  • Ellery Creek Big Hole, West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Finke 2-mile Campground, West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Ormiston Gorge (private booking)
  • Standley Chasm (private booking)
  • Trephina Gorge, East MacDonnell Ranges
  • N'Dhala Gorge, East MacDonnell Ranges (Offroad van required)
  • Rainbow Valley (Offroad van required)
  • Chambers Pillar (Offroad van required)


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