Look out for the ‘Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles’ signage on your next trip and rest easy knowing that your destination is equipped to welcome you and your caravan, camper trailer, motorhome or campervan.
These towns have made a commitment to offer easily accessible long vehicle short term parking within the town centre and have clear directional signage to their local visitor information centre.
Sitting halfway along the Queensland coastline, just 340km north of the Tropic of Capricorn is Mackay. Renowned as Australia’s Sugar capital, Mackay was discovered in 1860 by John Mackay for pastoral opportunities. Today, it has become an important tourism, agricultural, marine and mining hub, easily accessed by air, road and rail.
Mackay is one of Queensland’s finest examples of Art Deco design and early pioneer life. Take a historic walk through the CBD and view the Cominos Building and Wide Bay Australia House, or venture further afield and experience pioneer life at Selwyn House and Greenmount Historic Homestead. If you’re into machinery in a big way, visit the Coal Terminals at Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay or taste the sweet success of sugar at the Marian Sugar Mill or ever-popular Sarina Sugar Shed – Australia’s only miniature sugar mill and distillery at the Sarina Field of Dreams Parklands.
The Field of Dreams Parklands is the perfect spot to plan your next move in the Mackay region. Let the friendly staff at Queensland’s award-winning Sarina Tourist Art and Craft Centre help you plan and book your perfect stay, then take time to explore the Sarina Historical Centre and Sarina Art Gallery. Refresh yourself in the Parklands facilities where you’ll find a playground for the kids, free WiFi for the tech-addicts, bins, toilets, tea and coffee, BBQs and a dump point.
Today Mackay is a bright, modern, entertaining city. Cross the Forgan Smith bridge over the Pioneer River to visit Harbour Beach and Mackay Marina entertainment precinct to find great dining and entertainment options. Or explore the CBD to reveal modern dining, art and galleries, botanical gardens and shopping. But, if you want to walk on the wild side, why not enjoy the stunning natural beauty of lush sub-tropical rainforest, reef and islands that make this region famous.
The Pioneer Valley and coastal ranges offer nature lovers the opportunity to get up close and personal with nature. Head about an hour west of Mackay and take a break in beautiful Eungella National Park where you can dive in crystal, sub-tropical rainforest waters, view Platypus in their natural habitat, picnic by waterfalls and climb over volcanic boulders. Or head north up to stunning Cape Hillsborough National Park and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise with Wallabies as they fossick for their breakfast in the early morning tide.
The Mackay region is beautiful, Insta-worthy, and an all-round exciting destination sure to make the closest of friends and family very jealous.
Looking for somewhere to stay?
Andergrove Van Park
Close to Marine Harbour and the Mackay CBD, Andergrove Van Park is ideal for seasoned caravan travellers, families and holiday makers. Find yourself surrounded in 21 acres of lush, green grounds as you stay in comfortable cabins and villas or park your van in one of our drive through sites perfect larger vehicles.
Andergrove Van Park caters for those wanting to relax with a Camp Kitchen, clean amenities and swimming pool and offers easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment precincts for those who want something different. Andergrove delivers a welcoming, friendly and memorable holiday and caravan park experience you won’t want to miss.
Armstrong Beach Caravan Park
Come and stay at Armstrong Beach Caravan Park. This boutique, pet friendly caravan park is right on beautiful Armstrong Beach, 30 minutes south of Mackay and 10 minutes beachside of Sarina. Enjoy incredible fishing, prawning and crabbing all year round and relax among abundant wildlife.
Armstrong Beach Caravan Park features powered sites with hot showers in a clean amenities block. Laundry facilities are available on site. BBQ facilities are available and there is a well-stocked kiosk for those lazy nights.
Bakers Creek Caravan Park
Set on 7 acres of picturesque waterfront property, Bakers Creek Caravan Park is sure to impress. Walk along the landscaped boardwalk extending the length of the water’s edge on your way to a BBQ deck, fishing pier and grassy fishing areas.
Bakers Creek Caravan park caters for a range of guests on both powered and unpowered sites suitable for tents, camping trailers, caravans and up to 40-foot motorhomes. Why not launch your boat at the boat ramp, hit a hole-in-one at the golf course or enjoy a game of table tennis?
BIG4 Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park
BIG4 Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park is perfectly positioned. Featuring 5 acres set on absolute beachfront, overlooking the southern islands of the Whitsundays, guests can choose ocean or park views or take advantage of drive through sites.
Blacks Beach Holiday Park offers guests modern facilities and services in picturesque surrounds with swimming pool, camp kitchen and BBQs, clean, newly renovated amenities, children’s splash pool and free WiFi. Enjoy comfortable villa style accommodation, pitch your tent or choose one of 87 caravan sites.
BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park
Located just 2 minutes from the Mackay Marina entertainment precinct and overlooking a natural waterway is the BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park. Catering for all guests and all van sizes in modern villas and cabins, powered or en-suite caravan and camping sites.
You can enjoy quality time with family and friends at the BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park. Relax and play at the water park or wager a round of mini-golf, get to know new friends at the food nights ore in the camp kitchen, use the free WiFi or try your hand at landing a famous Barramundi.
Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort
Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort is ideally located for beachfront accommodation. Situated on beautiful Sunset Bay, sites overlook 4 km of wide, golden sands out towards the southern Whitsunday St Bees and Keswick Islands.
Surrounded by parkland, Bucasia Beachfront offers open, grassy or slab sites with ocean or park views catering for large vehicles or tents. Close to shops and amenities, Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort features a Boat Ramp, swimming pool free WiFi and pet-minding service.
Central Tourist Park
Central Tourist Park is located 2km north of the Mackay CBD and provides budget accommodation for all guests. The park is said to be situated on the site of the first original crossing of the Pioneer River for access to north Mackay and is close to local shops and restaurants.
Central Tourist Park provides accommodation from comfort cabins, units and villas as well as sites with adjacent parking and provision for drive through sites. The park has a newly constructed camp kitchen with free BBQ, seating and a complimentary flat screen TV and pool.
Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park
Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is a true National Park experience. Nestled in the beautiful surrounds of the Cape Hillsborough National Park, this is the ultimate getaway destination. Located a short drive from Mackay, the park is surrounded by absolute beach front at Cape Hillsborough.
The secluded park encourages you to get back to nature, unwind, disconnect in one of Queensland’s most iconic destinations. Featuring a camp kitchen, diner, clean amenities, swimming pool, lounge and bar, the park offers large, spacious sites, cabin, house and hut accommodation to suit everyone. Why not stop by and enjoy a stunning sunrise with the wallabies on the each?
Cape Palmerston Holiday Park
Take a break at secluded Cape Palmerston Holiday Park. Away from city life, and adjacent to a quiet beach, the park enjoys rural views towards 344m Mt Funnel in a relaxing atmosphere. Spot a kangaroo or wallaby or take time watching for some of the many species of birds in the area.
Cape Palmerston Holiday Park welcomes caravans, RVs, motorhomes and campers, encouraging them to come and enjoy this largely undeveloped area. Spacious drive-through sites make parking your holiday home trouble-free, allowing more time to enjoy the natural beauty of the are
Koumala Caravan Park
Koumala Caravan Park is loated 22km south of Sarina just off the Bruce Highway. Why not try your hand at catching a famous barramundi, king salmon or mangrove jack or lay out some pots to catch a delicious mud crab?
Premier Caravan Park
Located 2km from the Mackay CBD, Premier Caravan Park is conveniently located to shops, tourist attractions, beaches, national parks and bowling clubs. Here you can enjoy daily lorikeet feeding, free WiFi and swimming pool.
Premier Caravan Park is a great place to stay with first rate facilities, friendly staff and clean amenities. Enjoy your stay in a cabin, with or without en-suite or park your van in a drive through site or on a powered site.
Sarina Palms Caravan Village
Sarina Palms is a quiet, beautifully maintained park with tropical gardens in Sarina. Located close to town, restaurants, clubs, golf courses and shops. Take a swim in the parks swimming pool or take a quick stroll to some of the area’s beautiful beaches. Why not launch the boat at the ramp for easy access to local fishing and crabbing spots.
Come and stay in one of the luxurious self-contained villas and cabins or pull up to a powered site with concrete slabs and manicured lawns.
The Park Mackay
The Park Mackay is centrally located close to town with spacious, easy access and drive through sites and clean and comfortable cabins and studios.
Come and stay surrounded by immaculate grounds and gardens and chat with friendly staff who will tell you the best spots in town.
Tropicana Tourist Park
Tropicana Tourist Park is a tropical oasis situated at the base of Mt Barney. Be surrounded by abundant with flora and fauna in peaceful, tranquil surroundings, close to beaches great for swimming and crabbing. The park is family owned and operated and a short stroll to dining, shops and hotels.
This pet-friendly park offers 4 Star Deluxe Cabins, On-Site Vans, Caravan Sites, Camping and Drive-through Sites. Facilities include a Tropical Swimming Pool, Camp Kitchen and BBQ Area.
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