Holiday Park Spotlight

Best RV accommodation in Sydney

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Picture this: you’ve booked flights, locked in your camper hire and you’re eager to discover the land down under. Stunning Sydney is Australia’s most famous city. Boasting iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It’s also the perfect place to start your self-drive holiday.

It’s an exciting time. We know you’re itching to hit the road, but there’s nothing worse than driving tired, especially after a full day’s travel.  We strongly suggest booking your first night’s accommodation prior to arriving in Sydney. You’ll thank us later! It’s important to be organised on the road, as freedom camping is often prohibited.

Not only do caravan parks provide power to connect your appliances, the facilities and amenities are just as great. Depending on your travel plans, we’ve found three places to stay on your first night picking up from Sydney.

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We’ve partnered with Apollo Motorhome Holidays to offer great prices on all your vehicle rentals. Just hit the vehicle hire tab on the Campstay home page to book your campervan, motorhome or car.

Staying in Sydney

Ingenia Holidays Sydney Hills

Ingenia Holidays Sydney Hills is the ideal place to stay on your first night. Just out of the bustling city and home to great facilities. There are plenty of great reasons to stay:

  • 30 minutes north-west of Sydney – one hour north of Apollo’s rental branch
  • Central to Sydney’s northern beaches, national parks and Blue Mountains
  • Variety of motorhome and camping sites to suit all budgets
  • Park kiosk
  • Wonderful facilities – swimming pool, BBQ areas and children’s playground.
Ingenia Holidays Sydney Hills kids playground
Ingenia Holidays Sydney Hills

Heading South – Holiday Haven Shoalhaven Heads

Holiday Haven Shoalhaven Heads is located just under two hours south of Apollo’s rental branch. Boasting wonderful facilities and accommodation for all. Here are a few great reasons to stay here:

  • Ensuite sites and riverfront powered and unpowered sites
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Many great activities to choose from
  • Heated pool
  • Wifi
Ariel view of Holiday Haven Shoalhaven Heads
Holiday Haven Shoalhaven Heads

Heading north – NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort

Want to kick-start your trip on absolute beachfront? Turn your aussie dreams into reality at NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort. From a variety of spacious powered sites to tropical swimming pools. You’ll never want to leave! Here are a few great reasons to stay:

  • Set on a stunning beachfront.
  • Ultimate city escape.
  • Variety of powered & camping sites to suit your rental campervan/motorhome hire.
  • Surrounded by natural bushland.
  • Tropical heated pool with spa and waterslide, bike hire and on-site café.
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort campsite
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort

How to book your powered site near Apollo’s Sydney Branch

You can compare and book these great caravan parks on the Campstay app, which is FREE to download. You can also book your accommodation, activities, or Apollo vehicle through the Campstay website.


Motorhome rental – where to stay in Brisbane

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So, you’ve picked up your rental motorhome from Brisbane, and you’re excited to explore Australia. Beautiful Brisbane (also known as the river city) is the perfect gateway to sunny Queensland. Queensland is home to many tropical rain forests, picture-perfect beaches and so much more.

We strongly recommend booking your first night’s accommodation before you arrive in Brisbane. We know you’re keen to get on the road, but driving when tired can be very dangerous, particularly after a long-haul flight.

Camping on the side of the road in Brisbane is strictly prohibited; you must stay in a caravan park or designated campground. Luckily, staying at a caravan park offers many other advantages. If you book a powered site, you’ll be able to connect your camper van to electricity. You’ll also have access to amenities like camp kitchens and swimming pools. 

We’ve found three places to stay on your first night after picking up your rental vehicle from Brisbane, depending on your travel plans.


Virtual lap of Australia

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While you can’t travel everywhere right now, we want to indulge your travel bug. Welcome to our virtual lap of Australia. We will show you some of our favourite places along the way, feeding your visual senses and creating some serious travel inspo.

Starting in Brisbane – Queensland we’ll work our way down through New South Wales, around Victoria, and all the way to the southernmost tip of Tasmania. We’ll head back up along the South West through South Australia and around west to Western Australia. We’ll then travel up north to the Northern Territory. Finally, we’ll go all the way back to Queensland; we’ll explore the tip-top of Australia and Cape York before heading back, ending our virtual lap of Australia on the Sunshine Coast.

Lapping Australia is definitely a goal to add to the bucket list. While you’re waiting to get started, add our virtual lap of Australia to your reading list. We hope you feel inspired to plan your next road trip when it is safe to do so. When the time is right, we encourage you to support local your communities and tourism industry. Campstay is proudly Australian owned and operated – we’d love to help book your accommodation.