Take a moment to remember the simple family holidays you’ve had at caravan parks. It’s time to create some more of those memories. Whether you’re looking for a traditional, budget-friendly park or something with resort style facilities, Canberra has it all.
Here are some great reasons to choose a caravan park for your next holiday:
- You can enjoy resort style facilities and stay on budget.
- You can accommodate larger families or groups, and there are lots of activities for the kids.
- You always have the option to cook your own food, enjoy free parking, and soak up the social atmosphere.
- Caravan parks are usually set at peaceful locations.
Canberra’s Best Caravan Parks
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
To help you start dreaming about your next relaxing holiday, we’ve put together a list of Canberra’s best caravan parks. Put your feet up and read on.
Alivo Tourist Park offers a variety of accommodation including cabins, villas, motel rooms and caravan sites.
Located only 4km from the city yet nestled in a gorgeous bush setting, Alivo has plenty of great facilities. Start your day with breakfast in the café and wind down after an active day with a nightcap in the bar. Keep everyone entertained with the swimming pool, table tennis, tennis court, basketball court, playground, foosball, mountain bike trails and bushwalking.
And, to help make your stay stress-free, make use of the BBQ, shop, camp kitchen and laundry. This award-winning park is rated four stars and has its own member program with great benefits.
Alivo Tourist Park was the winner of the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and 2017. Kathleen B from Sydney gets straight to the point, “Excellent tourist park. Caters for all budgets and family friendly. Very clean and well maintained.”
Crestview’s accommodation options include spacious cabins with king size beds, villas, studios, log cabins and caravan sites.
The park is conveniently located 10km from the centre of Canberra in beautifully landscaped gardens. Enjoy the solar heated pool, kids playground and BBQ facilities. When planning your sightseeing, Crestview is there to lend a hand with free tour bookings.
To make things even easier, the city bus stop is just outside the park’s entrance. In addition, Crestview offers free access to Alive Health and Fitness Gym and free Wi-Fi.
Michael N sums up his stay at Crestview, “A wonderful place to stay, staff were very nice and helpful, cabins were clean and very comfortable. Crystal clean swimming pool with BBQ area is provided as well, great for the Aussie summer.”
Set in large, landscaped gardens and Australian native bush, Southside Village offers affordable accommodation including cabins and powered and unpowered flat grassy sites.
The 3.5 star rated park is located in Fyshwick, a pleasant 20-minute drive from the city centre. With comfort and convenience in mind, the cabins are well equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning, a large fridge, toaster, kettle, all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, gas cooking hotplates, a microwave, TV, DVD, iron, ironing board and hairdryers.
Take full advantage of the children’s playground, BBQ and picnic area. As well as a laundry, the amenities block includes a baby’s bathroom. Southside Village is a great choice for those on a budget who do not want to compromise on facilities and service.
As one happy camper puts it, “The staff were friendly and so were the residents that live there, they know how to make you feel welcome and the area was maintained and clean. The price was in budget and I will definitely be going back.” Kalinda Nedelcos, Melbourne
Family run Capital Country Holiday Park is only 15 minutes to Canberra city. Don’t be fooled by the central location though as the park is set on 40 glorious acres of charming countryside.
Accommodation includes villas, bungalows, cabins, and powered and unpowered sites. There is so much to do at Capital Country. Just ask Peta M from Campbelltown, “Absolutely loved our stay here. Jumping pillow, putt-putt golf, pool, tennis, volleyball & basketball all here, so amazing for the kids.”
And if you’re not worn out by all the fun, why not try one of the many walking trails in the region. When it’s time to relax, you can hang out on the lake deck or gather around the fire pit for a good yarn. This park is also dog friendly, meaning the whole family can join in the fun.
Queanbeyan Riverside Tourist Park is a wonderful, budget-friendly option. This park provides both cabins and powered and unpowered sites at some of the best rates on the market.
You don’t have to sacrifice quality and location to make great savings though. Lynne Susanne from the ACT was very happy with her stay, “Great park, some cement slabs, very clean amenities, revamped since our last visit. Close walking distance to shops, clubs and hotels. Very helpful managers, they give the park a friendly family atmosphere.”
All cabins are fully equipped with a kitchenette and cooking facilities, microwave oven, reverse cycle air conditioning, private bathrooms, refrigerator, and television. Although linen is not supplied, it is available for hire.
Park facilities include laundry, amenities block, and a BBQ area. Pets are allowed in the caravan and camping area.
Location is one of the best features of this park. Set on the banks of the stunning Queanbeyan River and a short walk to Riverside Plaza, Main Street, and Crawford Street lifestyle precinct. All of this is situated just 20-minutes from Canberra’s city centre.
A unique offering in Canberra, the Canberra Ave Villas are a quaint set of 19 cabins located in the centre of Queanbeyan. Caravan and camping facilities are not available.
While you enjoy the peace and tranquility of the villas, rest assured that in just 10 to 15 minutes, you can be in the centre of Canberra city with all its exciting attractions. Self-rated at 3.5 stars, the villas can accommodate up to 3 people.
All villas have been fitted with new kitchens and inclusions and are fully self-contained and air-conditioned. The complex offers 24hr onsite management and a 10pm noise curfew safeguarding your peace and security.
Enjoy outdoor areas, BBQ facilities, laundry and ample parking for boats and trailers. Here’s what Karen S from NSW had to say about Canberra Ave Villas, “The Villa was very nice, spacious, clean and felt like a home away from home. The Villa has everything you need. “
Your Experience at Canberra Caravan Parks
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No matter where you decide to stay on your next holiday, the most important advantage of a caravan park holiday is that it brings families together, strengthens bonds, and creates irreplaceable memories. So pack up the car and head out today, you won’t regret it.
Have you stayed in a caravan park in Canberra? We’d love to hear about your experiences, let us know what you think in the comments section below.