Planning another big adventure in your caravan? Australia Day long weekend is the perfect chance to slip away from the city for 3 days and take your caravan camping!
Whether you’re new to outdoor adventuring or you’ve run out of new camping spots. Australia Day weekend is popular for caravan camping, tent camping and everything else. So, it’s always good to plan ahead to ensure you can find a great camping spot.
Often people don’t trek too far over the 3 day weekend as they want more time to kick back and relax, rather than spend 2 of their 3 days off driving. Camping spots that are 2-3 hours away are always a popular destination. However, travel that little bit further to find camping spots that may not be as popular and crowded over long weekends.
Needing some ideas on caravan camping spots for the long weekend? Here’s some great spots too choose from.
Pondalowie Bay Campground
Located only 3 hours from Adelaide on the Yorke Peninsula, Pondalowie Bay is the ideal spot for caravan campers wanting a beach getaway. Offering caravan campgrounds with only a short walk to the pristine beaches. Pondalowie Bay is a popular spot for; surfing, fishing, boating and snorkelling.
Additionally, all caravan sites at Pondalowie are flat with hard gravel surfaces – you don’t need a 4wd to get to this slice of paradise! The site also has toilet facilities and a public phone. However, there is only 25 spots at this campground and Australia Day weekend is always busy. Make sure you check availability, book online and arrive early to get the best spot.
Rapid Bay Campground
The perfect getaway destination for caravan camping on a tight schedule. Rapid Bay Campground is the perfect coastal retreat and only a 2-hour drive from Adelaide. If the kids don’t like long drives, this would be a great spot to take them!
The campgrounds at Rapid Bay are grassed with no designated sites – get in early to score the best spot! The sites are also unpowered and don’t offer much shade. If you’re caravan camping, this shouldn’t phase you at all.
Furthermore, camping at Rapid Bay is super affordable with only a $6 fee per adult. A great price for a pristine beach getaway.
Wilpena Pound Campground
If you don’t mind longer drives and you’re up for an adventure, Wilpena Pound offers great caravan camping in the bush. Just over a 5 hours’ drive from Adelaide, Wilpena Pound has both powered and unpowered camping sites. As well as amenities blocks, laundry facilities and a general store.
This caravan camping spot would be great for a long weekend getaway if you’re up for the drive. However, a few extra days there would allow you to well and truly explore the Flinders Ranges and all it’s beauty.
In addition, unpowered camping sites start from $14 and powered sites start from $25.
Daly Head Campground
Also located 3 hours from Adelaide, the Daly Head campground on the Yorke Peninsula is the perfect long weekend getaway. The campground has large grass sites that are great for caravan camping and overlook the beach below. If you’re wanting to get down to the beach, you’ll have to take on the wooden staircase nearby – once you’re down you won’t want to walk back up! The campground is also dog friendly and there is one drop toilet there.
Camping at Daly Head is only $10 per vehicle per night.
Post Long Weekend Getaway
Once your camping trip has come to an end, it’s time to start thinking about storing your caravan. You may be going camping over the March long weekend or Easter long weekend but need somewhere to store your caravan until then. In addition, storing your caravan at a self storage facility is a great way to ensure your home on wheels is safe and secure. Plus, it also keeps space free in your garage or driveway.
If you’ll be using your caravan again soon you probably don’t need to do a major storage prep yet. However, it is always best to give it a thorough clean and remove certain items before storing it.
Caravan Storage at Store Ur Stuff
Looking for a self storage provider in Adelaide? Store Ur Stuff offer caravan storage, car storage, storage units and more. Store your caravan short term between camping trips or long term during the winter months. You can also utilise the facility and rent a storage unit to store your camping gear on site.