The must visit caravan destinations for over 60s in Australia

Sep 01, 2023
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Living in Australia we’re fortunate to have an abundance of breathtaking and expansive landscapes in which we can fully engage ourselves in. There is no doubt that our scenic environment offers numerous exciting escapades, whether it is the stunning coastal areas, undulating vineyards, or majestic mountains, eagerly beckoning to be discovered.

In an effort to inspire you to venture out and revel in the splendour of our magnificent country, we have curated a collection of Australia’s premier caravan destinations that span all corners of the nation. Why bother with overseas travel when there are a plethora of awe-inspiring locales waiting to be discovered in our own backyard?

Western Australia

The Kimberley

Australia’s Kimberley region is a hidden gem that boasts a vast and intricate landscape, featuring stunning gorges, waterfalls, and cave systems, as well as pockets of lush rainforest and an incredible array of wildlife. With its untamed and captivating beauty, the Kimberley stands out as one of the last remaining great wilderness areas in the world.

Where to stay:

The Lake Argyle Caravan and Camping Park situated 35 km away from the Victoria Highway, can be accessed through a sealed road and offers stunning views of the Kimberley region. This expansive Kimberley Caravan Park spans over 5 hectares and features more than 100 shaded powered caravan sites that are shielded by large hills in the afternoon.

The park is located in a serene area that is surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Visitors can indulge in the onsite restaurant, beer garden, and shop, which stocks basic supplies such as bread, milk, ice, bait, gas, and fuel. The shop also offers a variety of souvenirs, as well as coffee, cold drinks, ice creams, and snacks.

South Australia

Streaky Bay

Located on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula, Streaky Bay is a stunning destination that is quickly gaining recognition as one of South Australia’s top places to visit. This region is a beautiful blend of unspoiled natural wonders, expansive sandy beaches, plentiful fishing spots, breathtaking coastlines, cozy cafes, trendy food trucks, welcoming locals, and a unique character that sets it apart from other destinations.

Where to stay:

If you are searching for a top-notch camping ground, caravan park or accommodation in Streaky Bay, the Islands Caravan Park is your perfect destination. The caravan park is situated along the coast, with two sandy beaches separated by small rocky cliffs, making it an ideal spot for fishing. Additionally, the park offers separate coin laundry facilities equipped with plenty of washing machines and dryers. The reception area includes a shop selling groceries, essential items, and an ample supply of fishing bait and tackle


Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires is a world-renowned destination famous for its crystal-clear blue waters, stunning white beaches, and unique boulders coated in vibrant orange lichen. Visitors to this region are consistently awestruck by its natural beauty and often struggle to find adequate words to describe it. With its breathtaking scenery, the Bay of Fires is an idyllic holiday destination that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Where to stay:

The St Helens caravan park is ideally situated to explore the stunning northeast coast of Tasmania with the mesmerizing Bay of Fires just a stone’s throw away. The park offers a well-equipped camp kitchen with a TV and reverse cycle heating, as well as a picturesque barbecue area perfect for preparing quick and delicious meals. The park also boasts a modern amenities block, fully-equipped laundry facilities, and complimentary WiFi access throughout the premises.


Hervey Bay

Located just 3.5 hours north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a picturesque natural bay nestled between the mainland and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The region is renowned for its visiting humpback whales, and the local fleet offers close and intimate whale-watching experiences. Hervey Bay is a particular caravan hot spot for over 60s because of the area’s year-round mild climate.

Where to stay:

If you’re seeking a peaceful and welcoming destination to spend a few days with your caravan or at a nearby camping site by a stunning beach, Hervey Bay’s Pialba Beachfront Caravan Park is a perfect choice. In addition to essential facilities and laundry services that enhance your camping experience, the park also features a recreational room and playground, as well as a well-equipped camper’s kitchen.

New South Wales


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Evans Head

For seniors seeking a relaxing getaway filled with salt water, sandy beaches, and fresh seafood, Evans Head in the Richmond Valley on the far North Coast of NSW is an ideal destination. Surrounded by national parks and situated on the Pacific Ocean, this location is a tranquil slice of paradise where visitors can recharge their batteries and soak up the natural beauty of the area.

Where to stay:

Reflections Holiday Parks Evans Head is an ideal destination for an unforgettable holiday experience. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this lovely park is conveniently located just two hours away from Brisbane and only 10 minutes off the Pacific Highway. With a range of heavenly pursuits on offer in the vicinity, you’ll never run out of things to do. The park’s features include generously sized extra-large sites, campsites that are dog friendly, and essential amenities such as laundry and a camp kitchen.



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Philip Island

Phillip Island is a nature-lovers and adventurer’s paradise with a variety of attractions. Its stunning landscapes provide a magnificent backdrop for unforgettable Australian wildlife experiences. While the famous Penguin Parade is a must-see, there are many other opportunities to immerse oneself in nature and indulge in local food and wine while breathing in the fresh sea air.

Where to stay:

Nestled in a cul-de-sac, Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island offers an idyllic combination of a beachfront setting and serene natural bush surroundings. With local shops, cafes, and restaurants only 500 metres away, you don’t have to venture too far to take a break from washing up during your stay. This holiday park caters to both short-term guests and those with larger trailers of up to 25 metres, although drive-through sites are limited.


This article was originally published on March 8, 2023, and has been updated on September 1, 2023.


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