There are a number of options available for the RV traveler for places to stay or camp whether it be a weekend getaway or for those RV travelers on the road long term. The fees levied by caravan holiday parks or tourist villages can vary depending on the facilities provided and the duration of your stay.
Some RV travellers prefer to pay for one night at a caravan holiday park or rv tourist village and see how it goes before committing themselves to an extended stay of say a week or more. By doing this it can provide an option for them to leave if they find the caravan park or its facilities unsuitable.
Caravan Holiday Parks/Tourist Villages Chains
There are a number of caravan holiday park or RV tourist village chains that operate in each state. For larger rigs it is best to check beforehand with the van park to make sure they can accommodate the length of your RV.
Some parks provide gift vouchers and club membership. For club membership each chain of caravan parks/tourist villages have their ‘conditions of use’ so make enquires to ensure the one you join will suit your needs. Their websites show the range of accommodation available such as cabins, powered and non-powered sites, ensuite sites, concrete slabs, swimming pools and the like.
Big4 Holiday Parks – this chain of parks has a strict ‘no dog’ policy. By joining the Big4 Club for a fee you are provided with 2 year’s membership with a discounted membership fee for subsequent renewals. Membership entitles you to 10% discount per stay with a $ cap.
Family Parks Of Australia – this is an independent group of camping grounds and caravan parks throughout each state and territory of Australia. By joining the Family Parks VIP club for a fee for 24 month’s membership it entitles you to a 10% discount per stay with a $ cap.
Oz Parks National Caravan & Tourist Park Chain – this group was formed by caravanners and park owners for the RV traveller who does not require all the upmarket features provided by some caravan park chains. By joining the OZ Parks Club you are provided with a family membership for 24 months (at a lesser fee than some of the other caravan park chains) and that entitles you to 10% discount with a $ cap per week.
Top Tourist Parks – by joining the Top Tourist Parks Club for a fee you are provided with 24 month’s membership with 10% discount off your site or accommodation fees with a $ cap per stay. The discount applies to tourists only not for long term or yearly arrangements.
NRMA Tourist Parks Pty Ltd – the NRMA Motoring & Services has purchased a number of caravan parks as they state their members love to stay at beachside locations. NRMA currently have 5 parks that provide powered sites, unpowered sites, cottages and villas together with children’s facilities. On presentation of your membership card you can get a discount of 10% (uncapped per stay) in the low season and in the holiday or peak season 10% discount with a maximum $ cap per stay. The discount is only valid to one villa or site per stay.
CMCA Casino Motorhome Village – this is an RV and motorhome resort located at Casino in northern New South Wales on the site of the former Casino Airport. The motorhome village provides powered and unpowered sites for short term stays, drive though sites, leased ensuite sites and sites with adjoining cabins for those friends and family visiting. Villas or houses (where you own the home/villa and rent the land) are also available with undercover parking for your motorhome.
Victorian/South Australia/Queensland/ Northern Territory Caravan Parks Association/ Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW/ Caravan Industry Association WA Inc./Caravan Industry Association Tasmania – these associations provides a list of participating caravan parks that provide accommodation for touring RV’s, long term holiday sites as well as residential caravan park accommodation.
Aspen Parks are part of the national property investment and management group, Aspen Group. Aspen Parks website indicates they have quality holiday and caravan park accommodation across Australia. They are located in places like Airlie Beach Qld, Eden NSW, Melbourne, Echuca, Geelong Vic and several locations on the Murray River, Roxby Downs SA as well as Exmouth and Karratha WA.