These are our views and opinions on the caravan parks and campsites that we stayed on during our 4 week trip around Western Australia. Our expectations and requirements may well be different to yours so please use this as a guide only. We rate each caravan park with stars to a maximum of 5 stars.

Our camper van for the trip was a Toyota Hiace Hitop hired from Hippie Campers. This was booked through RatPack Travel who offered us an incredible personalised service for a fantastic price we just couldn’t beat.

Cervantes
RAC Cervantes Holiday Park – 1 night

Pros:

  • Recently redeveloped to a very high standard
  • Large camp kitchen with many stoves, ovens, extractor fans, microwaves, toasters, kettles,fridges, lots of seating, large flat screen tv and lots of power points
  • Swimming pool, recreation room including pool table, table tennis, classic space invader game, tv and another separate tv room with kitchen, laundry room
  • ablution blocks, also brand new, with large shower head, soap and hand dryers
  • onsite cafe with snacks, tea and coffee, fishing bait and ice cream
  • direct access to beach with picnic tables along the way
  • two playgrounds for the kiddies
  • plush looking chalets
  • grassed pitch (only newly laid and had not taken)
  • wifi

Cons:

  • expensive but no alternative, you do get what you pay for

Price – A$45 per night
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 4.5✭


Geraldton
Batavia Coast Caravan Park – 1 night

Pros:

  • small and basic camp kitchen but contains everything you need and a tv too!
  • swimming pool
  • dated ablutions but clean and lots of hot water
  • limited free wifi for one device

Cons:

  • ground pitch with hardstanding covered in somewhat tattered netting
  • whole caravan park in need of tlc and could do with updating

Price – A$30 per night
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3✭


Carnarvon
Norwesta Caravan Park – 1 night (Twice)

Pros:

  • grassed pitch with concrete hardstanding
  • ablutions in good condition
  • well equipped laundry room
  • a beautifully behaved camp dog greets and licks every newcomer

Cons:

  • basic camp kitchen with only two electric hobs (although a new kitchen is currently being built and looks impressive)
  • no wifi

Price – A$35 per night (A$30 our next visit)
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3.5✭


Exmouth
Yardie Homestead Caravan Park – 1 night

Pros:

  • large pitch
  • taps with drinking water for refilling bottles
  • ablutions in good condition with hot water

Cons:

  • camp kitchen very limited
  • no free wifi (A$10 for 300MB)
  • limited use of electric appliances (on generated electric)
  • no mobile phone network coverage
  • overpriced

Price – A$38 per night
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 2✭


Denham
Denham Tourist Seaside Park – 2 nights

Pros:

  • direct access to beach
  • located in town
  • right next to supermarket
  • camp kitchen well equipped with plenty of hobs for use by multiple campers at the same time
  • ablutions well maintained
  • wifi available in camp kitchen

Cons:

  • wifi very temperamental
  • fairly expensive
  • no grass on pitches

Price – A$39 per night (with Top Parks 10% discount)
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3.5✭


Kalbarri
Kalbarri Tudor Holiday Park – 3 nights

Pros:

  • 1 minute drive to town and the beach
  • partly shaded grassy pitch
  • swimming pool and playground
  • Brand new ablution block with private washroom (shower, toilet and sink in one room)
  • wifi available
  • recreation room with tv

Cons:

  • wifi only worked in certain areas of the park
  • camp kitchen very limited and only one for the entire camp

Price – A$35 per night (with Top Parks 10% discount)
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3.5✭


Jurien Bay
Jurien Bay Tourist Park – 1 night

Pros:

  • grass pitches
  • wifi available
  • opposite the beach
  • located in town
  • playground

Cons:

  • camp kitchen had no hobs and only one wall
  • wifi signal weak
  • ablutions very dated but a new block has recently been built

Price – A$32.40 per night (with Top Parks 10% discount)
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 2✭


Busselton
Mandalay Holiday Resort – 1 night

Pros:

  • large grass pitches
  • very well maintained park with beautiful garden setting
  • fantastic wifi
  • heated indoor swimming pool and outdoor pool with waterslide
  • playground
  • well equipped camp kitchen
  • well stocked shop in reception
  • bikes for rent
  • recycling stations
  • groundsmen to escort you to your pitch

Cons:

  • no tv in camp kitchen

Price – A$37 per night (with Top Parks 10% discount)
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 5✭


Margaret River
Margaret River Tourist Park – 2 nights

Pros:

  • 3 minute drive/ 10 minute walk to town
  • central to Margaret River area – good for tour pick ups

Cons:

  • fob required for access to ablutions
  • many people working locally residing
  • facilities dated

Price – A$32 per night (with Top Parks 10% discount)
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 2.5✭


Pemberton
Pemberton Caravan Park – 1 night

Pros:

  • grass pitches
  • nice valley, countryside setting
  • close to town (great pie shop)

Cons:

  • ablutions very dated, limited and unkempt
  • on camp shop very limited
  • entire park in need of tlc

Price – A$35 per night
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3✭


Denmark
Denmark Rivermouth Caravan Park – 1 night

Pros:

  • grass pitch
  • great location next to the river mouth
  • bikes and kayaks for rent
  • lovely running track along river

Cons:

  • only paid wifi available
  • ablution walls quite low so you can see over the cubicle doors if you are over 5’10

Price – A$37
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3.5✭


Albany
Acclaim Rose Garden Caravan Park – 2 nights

Pros:

  • grass pitch
  • relatively new and well maintained ablutions
  • next to the beach
  • playground and recreation room

Cons:

  • only 100MB free wifi available per person per day
  • key required for ablutions
  • reception only opens at 8:30am – needed to return keys for $30 bond

Price – A$36 (with Top Parks 10% discount)
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 4✭


Hopetoun
Hopetoun Caravan Park – 1 night

Pros:

  • next to the beach
  • quiet park

Cons:

  • no wifi or mobile network coverage
  • camp kitchen very basic – no hobs
  • ablutions aged but functional
  • pitches poorly numbered/ outlined
  • no campsite map provided
  • no locks on mens shower doors

Price – A$30
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 2.5✭


Esperence
Esperance Bay Holiday Park – 1 night

Pros:

  • central location
  • well equipped camp kitchen (see con below)
  • ablutions adequate and clean

Cons:

  • camp kitchen sized like a broom cupboard
  • located next to industrial train line (can be heard during the night)

Price – A$32.40 (with Top Parks 10% discount)
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3.5✭


Esperance
Lucky Bay Caravan Park – 2 nights (National Park)

Pros:

  • superbly located overlooking the bay
  • camp kitchen with two hobs, hot plate and two hot water sinks
  • large gravel pitches
  • resident kangaroos
  • solar powered hot water showers
  • very well priced

Cons:

  • no electricity
  • no mobile network coverage

Price – A$22
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 4.5✭


Karlgarin
Tressie’s Caravan Park and Museum – 1 night

Pros:

  • Camp kitchen and ablutions modern and clean
  • rural setting with sheep for company
  • ideally situated near Wave Rock (between Esperance and Perth drive)
  • staff very helpful

Cons:

  • no mobile network coverage
  • gravel pitches and boundaries unmarked

Price – A$30
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3✭


Swan Valley
Discovery Perth Vineyards Caravan Park – 3 nights

Pros:

  • superbly located for access to the Swan Valley
  • tv room, recreation room and playground
  • separate WC block to ablution block
  • free limited wifi
  • well equipped laundry

Cons:

  • basic camp kitchen considering size of campsite
  • water temperature in showers unreliable
  • some pitches are next to car park (as if in car park)

Price – A$35
Beans-On-Tour Rating = 3.5✭

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