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Discover Darwin - Top 7 Caravan Parks
casuarina beach darwinEmbark on an Australian Outback adventure in the territory's capital, Darwin. This city is home to some truly amazing sights and attractions that will amaze you and take your breath away. Nature can be experienced at its best here as this intriguing area is home to both the Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, along with Darwin harbour, which puts on some spectacular sunsets. Other popular things to do here include a visit to the Mindil Beach markets and fishing the abundant waters here. This is a truly remote part of the world that needs to be explored at least once in a lifetime. A motorhome rental holiday is one of the best ways to explore this region. It gives you the freedom to take your time and stay in places that you ordinarily couldn't. Finding these places to stay is easy with the following guide on Darwin's local caravan parks.

1. BIG4 Howard Springs: 170 Whitewood Rd, Howard Springs 1800831169

When it comes to family-friendly caravan parks in Darwin, there really is no better then the BIG4 in Howard Springs. The park is positioned in a peaceful location and is nestled on fifteen acres of beautifully kept grounds. These grounds are home to three resort-style pools accompanied by three spas, a sauna, squash courts and games rooms, which feature fun daily activities. There is so much to do here that you may not even want to leave the grounds, but when you do, you will be pleased to find a large number of fantastic attractions within easy reach. During the cooler months of the year, the park puts on additional entertainment, that provides fun for the whole family. This is a very popular place to stay so book early so that you don't miss out!

2. Oasis Tourist Park: Morgan Road Howard Springs 89831048

The name of this caravan park is incredibly appropriate as its setting is like a true oasis, from the moment you enter the grounds. Beautiful palm trees welcome you upon arrival and offer a welcome change to what is otherwise a harsh outback landscape. This is a relatively small park compared to some of the others in the area, so it is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet. The park has been recently rennovated and is now home to a shady pool area that is nestled centrally among the large grassy sites. The park enjoys a close proximity to a lot of Darwin's most popular attractions and is situated just twenty minutes south of the city, which is very convenient distance.

3. Hidden Valley Tourist Park: 15 Hidden Valley Rd, Hidden Valley Berrimah 08 89471422

This tourist park enjoys an idyllic surrounding of gorgeous gardens and picturesque landscapes and is ideally located just 10 minutes south from the centre of Darwin. This park is a great place to escape to for a holiday as it truly does resemble a tropical oasis getaway. Cool off from the harsh heat by taking a dip in the sparkling swimming pool, or simply relax and take it easy in the sun lounge. The park also offers fantastic child friendly amenities, making it a great family park.

4. Coolalinga Caravan Park: Stuart Highway Coolalinga (08) 8983 1026

If your main goal in exploring Darwin is to discover the wonders of the Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, the best place to base yourself would have to be the Coolalinga Caravan Park. This park is situated just twenty minutes south from the city and is also extremely close to Howard Springs. The park features large shady camp sites that are accompanied with a large swimming pool, games room, barbeque facilities and fantastic amenities. All of these factors combine to make this a fantastic accommodation experience and make it a home away from home.

5. Darwin Boomerang Motel and Caravan Park: 2 Virginia Rd Virginia (08) 89831202

The Darwin Boomerang Caravan Park is another fantastic place to stay as it is set on six acres of beautiful grounds, that are in an extremely close proximity toa wide range of shops and amenities. It is located only minutes outside of the city and also features a salt water swimming pool, children’s playground, restaurant and very easy access to plenty of attractions and shopping centres. This the perfect park to stay in if you are keen to explore the vast array of activities that Darwin has to offer.

6. Darwin Shady Glen Caravan Park: Cnr Stuart Hwy & Farrell Crs Winnellie 1800 662253

If you are on a bit of a budget but still want to stay in a comfortable tourist park, be sure to check out the Darwin Shady Glen Caravan Park. This park is situated just ten minutes out of town and is perfect for short stays. It is also conveniently located right near where the Mindil Beach Markets are held. The park also enjoys some stunning panoramic views over the beach in Fannie Bay, which is a great spot for swimming and picnicking.

7. Free Spirit Resort, Darwin: 901 Stuart Highway Berrimah 1800 350888

This resort wil add a touch of class to your holiday, as it boasts all the perks of a five-star resort, including three amazing swimming pools, a icensed restaurant and bar, spacious barbeque area and large grassy sites. The staff here will welcome you warmly and make you feel right at home straight away, while also going to the trouble of organising all of your travel requirements. Suitable for any age group, the Free Spirit Resort has everything you need to unwind and soak in the Darwin atmosphere. You may want to stay forever.

Christine Barton

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