The Best Caravan Camping Spots for Australia Day Long Weekend

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.

View pricing and make a booking or enquiry online. Or alternatively, call our friendly staff on 8371 000 for all your Adelaide storage solutions.

Easter Long Weekend – National Park Camping Spots in SA

It’s almost Easter, which means a four day long weekend and an excuse to grab your caravan and head out camping. However, you may not have had enough time to look for the best campsites to stay at. Additionally, camping can be a fun activity for the whole family to get away and spend some quality time together. But what makes a camping trip even more fun? National park camping of course! South Australia is full of beautiful outback scenery and numerous national parks. Whether you’re wanting to camp beach side or more outback, our national parks offer something for every camper. For some great tips on what national park you should camp at over the Easter long weekend continue reading!

Gawler Ranges National Park

The Gawler Ranges National Park is about a 9 hour drive from Adelaide. Even though it is a little bit of a commute, it’s well worth the scenic drive. The Ranges boast beautiful outback scenery and is a place full of history, conservation and Aboriginal culture. Whilst camping at the Gawler Ranges you can explore the gorgeous landscapes that were formed by a volcanic eruption over 1500 million years ago. Or keep your eye out for some of the wildlife such as; the southern hairy nosed wombat, yellow-footed rock-wallaby, emus and kangaroos. The National Park is over 1629 square kilometres and consists of seven different campsites. Head to the Gawler Ranges for a great caravan getaway!

Coffin Bay National Park

If you’re looking for National Park camping along the coast, the Coffin Bay National Park is the spot for you! With budget camping prices, pristine beaches and massive sand dunes. This National Park is a great spot to getaway with your friends and family for the weekend. While you’re there you can enjoy fishing, sailing, scuba diving or even check out the near by towns such as; Elliston, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay and Streaky. Again, there are plenty of campsites throughout this National Park. Choose from 7 different campsites all starting from only $12 a night. Grab the caravan, pack your camping gear and head to the beautiful country town of Coffins Bay for the weekend.

Lincoln National Park

Another great National Park camping spot is the Lincoln National Park. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a weekend bush walking, fishing, camping, 4 wheel driving or even whale watching. This is the ideal location for you! Suitable for both 4wd and 2wd, depending on which bush track you take of course. Whilst camping in the National Park make sure you take some time to explore the beautiful coastal lines surrounding it and keep an eye out for the secluded rock pools. Furthermore, Lincoln National Park is easy to access and offers 16 different campgrounds. You can even book your National Park camping pass online, it’s as simple as that.

Deep Creek Conservation Park

If you’re from Adelaide and wanting to get away for the Easter long weekend, but not wanting to spend too much time on the road, this is a great camping location for you. Deep Creek Conservation Park is only a quick 1 and a half hour trip from Adelaide. This National Park offers 5 different campgrounds and boasts beautiful scenic views, as well as native wildlife. Spend a weekend at Deep Creek and enjoy bush walking, bird watching and the simple outdoor camping life.

Coorong National Park

There’s something for everyone at the Coorong National Park. Whether your wanting to go bird watching, kayaking, boating, fishing or 4 wheel driving. The Coorong is ideal for a weekend away camping and no more than a 2 hours drive from the Adelaide CBD. There’s over 12 different camp grounds there, so if you’ve left it till last minute to organise your camping spot don’t stress. Pack your caravan with all of your essential camping gear and head to the Coorong for the Easter long weekend.

Innes National Park

Head to Innes National Park over the Easter long weekend and explore the many aspects of this camping location. Innes boasts crystal blue beaches, sand dunes, rugged cliffs and friendly wildlife. Perfect for a weekend away, or even just a day trip if you’re close by. If you enjoy fishing, camping, bush walking or just soaking up the outdoors. This is the spot for you! Sometimes you can even get a surf in at one of the many beaches here. Whether you’re planning to bring the caravan, camper van or your just planning to pitch a tent for the night. One of the 8 campsites here is sure to suit your needs.

Time to Head Home

Unfortunately every long weekend must come to an end, and this means packing up your caravan and heading home. After spending a weekend away camping in a National Park it’s always important to ensure you thoroughly clean your motor home afterwards. Furthermore, this helps to make sure it is ready to hit the road again as soon as you are. Read one of our recent blogs on “how to prepare your caravan for storage” for some great cleaning tips.

Storing your Caravan, RV or Motor home

Often the Easter long weekend is your last chance to get away camping. Once this is over we welcome Winter and the cooler months, which means staying rugged up at home and limited long weekends. So what are you going to do with your caravan now? If you don’t have storage room at home for it, or you’d rather keep it out of the way, self storage can be a great option. Putting your caravan in storage can help to keep it away from the weathers elements. As well as keep it secure and well protected. If you have never used self storage before and are unsure what provider to choose, read this blog for some great tips.

Safe & Secure Storage at Store Ur Stuff

At Store Ur Stuff we provide safe and secure self storage options. Whether you’re looking to store your caravan, motor home, rv or even your van. We have the perfect solution for you. Our outdoor vehicle storage is super affordable and conveniently located. Access your vehicle at any time with our 24 hour access, and know that your vehicle is secure with pin coded gates and CCTV surveillance. Furthermore, view our pricing guide for our Adelaide self storage, as well as other storage options.

Lastly, our vehicle storage is stress free, simple and affordable. Enquire online today, or give our friendly staff a call on 08 8371 0000.

Locations for a Caravan Getaway

When the season is right, what better excuse to head down and pick up your caravan from storage, gather the family and hit the road. Are you thinking about your next location for a caravan getaway? We have looked at vehicle storage options and how to prepare your caravan for storage. Now, let’s look at some top locations in South Australia for your next caravan holiday!

Family friendly caravan getaway to Renmark

Only 254km from Adelaide. This small town in South Australia’s riverland area is the ultimate location for your next caravan getaway. Stay at the BIG4 Holiday Park, Renmark and enjoy activities suitable for you and the family. This Big 4 caravan park features a waterpark, multiple playgrounds, games room, and powered waterfront sites for your caravan. Additionally, while you’re there visit Australia’s largest rose garden, Renmark Club and canoe the riverland. Further to this Renmark is home to Wilkadene Brewery, Twenty Third Street Distillery and many surrounding wineries.

Camp beachfront in Port Elliot

Located only 84km from Adelaide. Port Elliot sits on the scenic Horseshoe Bay located on the South Coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Famous for it’s coastal beaches and walking trails, as well as the Cockle train and Pt Elliot Bakery. In addition, it’s only a short 15 minute drive to Victor Harbor featuring the Granite Island recreation park and the Bluff viewpoint. BIG4 Holiday Park wins again, but this time in Port Elliot of course. This is the best holiday park to stay with your caravan and can be a cheap holiday option if you’re from Adelaide. Furthermore, stay in a beachfront powered site where you are within walking distance to Horseshoe Bay!

Jump on the ferry and head to Kangaroo Island

Feel like venturing just a bit further on your next caravan holiday? Jump on the SeaLink Ferry to South Australia’s iconic Kangaroo Island. SeaLink Ferry accept online bookings of caravans with a maximum length of 4m and 2.3m high. But if your caravan is longer and higher than that you can make a reservation by calling directly. Depending on what area of KI appeals to you, there are quite a few caravan parks to choose from. Kangaroo Island Shores – Caravan Park & Camping is located close to the SeaLink ferry terminal at Penneshaw, overlooking Hog Bay beach. Kingscote Tourist Park and Family units is located 3km from the largest town on Kangaroo Island. In addition to this, Parndana Hotel Caravan Park & Cabins is located in central Kangaroo Island. This location gives you easy access to some of the main attractions such as; Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park. Furthermore, all of these holiday parks provide powered camping sites for your caravan getaway.

Storage for your caravan

Once you return from your perfect caravan getaway, you don’t want to take up your driveway with your caravan. Ever considered self storage? Store Ur Stuff is extending it’s parking bays for vehicle storage. These bays are ideal for caravans, trucks, cars, boats and trailer storage. Featuring competitive pricing and secured PIN coded gates. As well as a one way drive and park system and 24/7 recorded CCTV. Ultimately providing safe and secure self storage options. Want to secure a spot or want to know more? Give the team a call on 08 8371 0000.

Lastly, do you have a favourite caravan getaway location in South Australia? Leave a reply below to let us know what it is.

Photo credit: Port Elliot Holiday Park