Western Australia is huge. The state is larger than Europe and covers almost one-third of the Australian continent. Its untouched landscapes, pristine wilderness and rugged coastline make it an epic holiday destination. Plus, the weather is picture-perfect almost all year.
As one of the world’s most diverse places, Western Australia is often referred to as ‘the home of the road trip’. Since we love road trips and camping vacations, we’ve put together our guide to Western Australia’s best coastal caravan parks.
Unless you have a 100% self-contained vehicle, you will need to stay somewhere overnight during your trip. We love holiday parks because they provide access to everything you need. They offer mains power and dump points if you’re in an RV, plus general facilities such as toilets, showers and much more.
Western Australia has awesome holiday parks in prime locations along the coast. So, we’ve handpicked our absolute favourites just for you. We’ve included a variety of parks with options to suit everyone.
Best Port Hedland Caravan Park
When it comes to off-road driving, coastal walks and endless fishing trips, Discovery Parks – Port Hedland is the ideal base. The beach is on your doorstep and you’re central to the area’s most popular attractions.
This holiday park is perfect for the whole family, boasting an awesome playground and swimming pool. It also has pet friendly cabin and site options.
Best Onslow Caravan Park
Discovery Parks – Onslow is a place where you can do as much or as little as you please. It’s located at the gateway to Karratha and a popular rest spot. The relaxed setting, friendly staff and awesome facilities will have you floating on cloud nine.
The park features a swimming pool, activity room and boat ramp. Pets are welcome too. Spend your time relaxing by the water or venture into town. This is where you can explore ‘old Onslow’ and Ningaloo Reef.
Another popular highlight for visitors between March and October is the Staircase to the Moon.
Best Exmouth Caravan Park
Looking for a family-friendly holiday park with a five-star vibe? RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park fits the bill. Situated by the gateway to Ningaloo Reef, it’s surrounded by natural beauty.
The park’s facilities will keep the whole crew happy, particularly the kids. They’ll love the lagoon pool, free WiFi and bike or snorkel hire. From self-contained cabins to powered camping sites, there are options to suit all travellers and budgets.
RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park is located just 10 minutes from the beach and an hour south of the town centre. There are plenty of day trip options nearby, such as Turquoise Bay and Cape Range National Park.
Best Coral Bay Caravan Park
Western Australia’s Coral Coast region is home to myriad awesome holiday parks. Ningaloo Reef Resort is definitely one of them. As the name suggests, this park is located a stone’s throw from one of the world’s most beautiful marine parks – Ningaloo Reef.
Relax in a comfortable cabin overlooking the water or pitch a tent on a grassy site. Families will love the Shades café and adults will love the bar. The resort offers a range of facilities including a large swimming pool, activity area and free WiFi.
We highly recommend whale watching, swimming with manta rays and the obvious option – snorkelling at Ningaloo Reef.
Best Monkey Mia Caravan Park
RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is located within the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, midway up the West Australian coastline. Home to Australia’s most famous dolphin encounter, it provides holidaymakers with a truly unique experience.
The resort is perfect for all travellers, including your four-legged friends. If you’re visiting with little ones, they’ll love the jumping pillow, swimming pool and tennis court.
Top activities at Monkey Mia include kayaking, Aboriginal culture tours and up-close encounters with dolphins. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a camel ride through the water or explore Ocean Park Aquarium.
Best Denham Caravan Park
Famous for its absolute water frontage and panoramic ocean views, Denham Seaside Caravan Park is the perfect place to spend a few nights. Located just a short walk from town and home to its own pet-friendly beach, there are plenty of reasons to stay. With a range of accommodation options and fantastic family-friendly facilities, there’s something to suit everyone.
Denham has great restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops. So, if you love a morning pick-me-up, you’re in the right place.
Best Coogee Caravan Park
Discovery Parks Coogee Beach offers direct access to the pristine waters of Cockburn Sound, the only shark netted area on the WA coast. It’s a great family-friendly park within walking distance of the local playground and park.
Enjoy fishing, swimming and lots of beach walks. There are many cabins and sites available and various facilities and attractions.
If history tickles your fancy, we recommend visiting Fremantle prison; a world heritage listed building offering tunnel tours, day tours and our favourite, ghost tours!
Best Busselton Caravan Park
Since the 1890s, Busselton has been a popular holiday spot. It offers beautiful beaches, great fishing spots and gorgeous scenery. Amblin Holiday Park is nestled on Geographe Bay, Busselton, and offers great accommodation, facilities and access to local attractions.
You can choose from shady powered sites or a self-contained cabin by the beach. Either way, you’ll have direct beach access!
There’s a long list of things to see and do nearby, however, our top picks are Yallingup Maze, Busselton Jetty 7 Underwater Observatory, and Forest Adventures South West.
That concludes our guide to Western Australia’s best coastal caravan parks. The gorgeous beaches and fantastic family-friendly attractions make it an epic holiday experience – particularly in a campervan or caravan. Whether you’re travelling solo, with or a friend or as a family, you’ll have a blast!