The best National Parks for caravanners

There are more than 500 National Parks in Australia, many of which are caravan-friendly and attractive to holiday-makers.

National Parks provide direct access to a wide variety of Australian flora and fauna, as well as the smells and sounds of native bush. With more parks offering caravan and camping options, you’re now spoiled for choice when looking for a campground.

Here are five of the country’s best National Park camping grounds.

Lamington National Park

The World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park is just 90 minutes away from the Gold Coast. It features mountains, plateaus, rainforest, gorges, waterfalls and wonderful natural scenery. Birdsong greets you wherever you are, setting the mood for a relaxing break.

Watarrka National Park

Located between Alice Springs and Uluru, Watarrka National Park is for the adventurous traveller, looking to enjoy the stunning scenery and peace of the outback. It’s home to Kings Canyon at the far west of the Kathleen Springs and George Gill Range.

Bring your caravan or camper trailer to the popular Kings Canyon Resort and experience a wild adventure of the Northern Territory for a day.

Litchfield National Park

This award-winning park is just over an hour’s drive from Darwin and has the Litchfield Safari Camp for your motorhome or caravan. The park offers an ancient nature experience with its beautiful waterfalls and numerous swimming holes, which can be accessed via walking tracks.

Lane Cove National Park

Located in the heart of Sydney’s north shore, this protected National Park is easily accessible and a remarkable holiday destination for any caravanner. You can leave your van and either go for a hike or drive into the centre of Australia’s largest city within 20 minutes.

Freycinet National Park

Home to one of the world’s top ten beaches, Wineglass Bay, the Freycinet National Park is located on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula. There are spectacular views, plenty of hiking trails and granite peaks rise wherever you look.