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Caravan Parks in Western Australia

Australia

Western Australia encompasses a third of Australia, with more than half of the continent’s biodiversity hotspots and a large percentage of its rare flora and fauna thriving in the region. Apart from being home to famous Australian wildlife, WA has over 12,000 species of wildflowers which makes it the world’s biggest collection of wildflowers. Across 12,500 kilometres of coastline, archipelagos and islands, you’ll see migrating whales, wild dolphins as well as some of the world’s most diverse marine environments. To get up close and personal with manta rays, dugongs, reef sharks and turtles, do not miss Shark Bay and Ningaloo on your trip around WA. The forests of WA grew isolated from the rest of the state. This is why much of the region’s flora and fauna is unique to Australia and the rest of the world. National parks located in Dryandra, the South West and Perth gives travellers a view to these remote forests and rare wildlife. At the heart of WA is the biggest stretch of the Golden Outback which is home to majestic gorges, the western grey and red kangaroos, the numbat as well as an array of wildflowers. You can also spot crocodiles in Kimberley with a seasoned tour guide to cap off your tour. Booking your next Western Australia adventure holiday has never been easier. Campstay offers a great selection of camping options in and around Western Australia which include family friendly camp sites, motorhome and campervan powered sites, caravan sites and cabins.

Events

Armstrong Road, Cowaramup, 6284
Next Event Date: 18/11/2017

Join two Michelin-starred Italian chef Anthony Genovese (Il Pagliaccio, Rome) in collaboration with George Cooper (FoodbytheChef, Margaret River) and the team at Olio Bello, one of the most respected producers of organic extra virgin olive oil in Australia - for a long-table lunch in the olive groves of this spectacular 320 acre, certified organic property. Polish up your rendition of ‘O Sole Mio, dust off your old Tricolore t-shirt and get ready to dedicate yourself to the extremely arduous pastime of doing lunch, Italian-style! Of course the food will be plentiful and amazing. Of course fine local wines will flow and of course there’ll be music and engaging conversation – you’re in Italy, remember? After an Italian aperitivo and stuzzichini, take a behind-the-scenes tour of Olio Bello’s Italian oil-making facility, complete with olive oil tasting and a mini-master class. Then chillax under the olive trees with a big hearted, rustic lunch designed around Olio Bello’s infused, orchard citrus and estate-pressed oils and farm-direct gourmet produce. The dishes will reflect and celebrate the seasons and feature contemporary takes on traditional dishes all inspired by fantastic olive oils and the vision of this Roman master. A Margaret River Gourmet Escape event.

8 William Street, Fremantle, 6160
Next Event Date: 20/09/2017

These school holidays come and play the ultimate #Freo_TreasureHunt. The fun kicks off on International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Tuesday 19 Septmeber and runs to the end of the school holidays. Dress like a Pirate if you dare, pick up your map from the Fremantle Visitors Centre, Western Australia Shipwrecks Museum, Western Australia Maritime Museum or any participating business listed below and set sail to find the businesses with a treasure chest on their window and find the hidden clues. Offers and a bounty of prizes arrrrrrrrrr up for grabs a Major Pirate Prize worth over $1,500.

William Street, Fremantle, 6160
Next Event Date: 28/09/2017

A thrilling outbreak of zombies will take over the streets and laneways of the 140 precinct. There will be AUD5 street eats available from the 140 retailers. Lunchtime treats from eateries such as East Village, Nandos, Ribs and Burgers, Jamie's Italian, Mop Donuts and many more! Also available will be free dance classes from The Dance Collective at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm to learn both the 'Thriller' moves and how to moonwalk. All this will be set to the tunes of DJ Yon Jovi, rounding out the day playing all the Michael Jackson classics.

Taking a tour around Western Australia’s five region takes you to five very unique places. From the North West’s sub-tropical wilderness, to the Coral Coast where you’ll find one of the biggest reefs in the world; from barren desert landscapes in the Golden Outback, to the sunniest capital city in Australia, and the South West’s biodiversity hotspots. You are indeed spoilt for choice when planning your remarkable journey. Everything that makes up the greatest Australian holiday is found in Perth and its surrounding towns. After all, the region is home to the country’s most exquisite beaches, lively markets, vibrant nightlife, fascinating marine adventure and world class dining. Have your fill of outdoor adventure in the age-old gorges in Karijini National Park. Charter a flight over the extraordinary Bungle Bungle Range. Go on a cruise to experience King George Waterfalls, the highest in the state, up close. Brave the famous Gibb River Road, be amazed by the oldest artworks in the world. Ride camels and fall in love with the sunset colours at or Cable Beach. However you want to spend your holiday, Western Australia will never disappoint.

Attractions

60 kilometres west of Geraldton, Geraldton, 6530

More than 120 unspoiled islands clustered over 100 kilometres of pristine ocean make up the Abrolhos Islands off Western Australia's mid north coast. Fishing around these spectacular atolls is rated among the best in the world, while bird watching is another popular drawcard. Large breeding colonies of sea birds exist on the islands with more than 90 different species identified. Composed of three groups of 40 islands each, The Abrolhos boasts an incredible range of marine life. Spectacular coral gardens make for excellent diving and snorkelling while sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales are often spotted in the area. The Abrolhos Islands are also rich in maritime history. The infamous Batavia wreck lies on the ocean floor on Morning Reef at the Wallabi group of islands. The Batavia was wrecked in 1629 on her maiden voyage from Holland - the horrendous tale of mutiny and murder is told in the WA Museum in Geraldton. You can reach the Abrolhos Islands by boat charter or scenic flights from Geraldton. Flights range from fly overs, half and full day tours, while boat charters range from three to five days with accommodation onboard. There is no accommodation on the islands.

351 Progress Drive, Bibra Lake, 6163

Adventure World is Perth's only theme park/water park and it has recently opened Kraken, a AUD7 million mega funnel waterslide, the tallest, steepest and longest Tornado waterslide on the planet! Can you escape the clutches of the Kraken? Spend an AWesome day with family and friends enjoying over 25 rides and attractions including the world-class Abyss, named "Australia's Best Roller Coaster" by the Founder of the Australian Coaster Club, the enchanting Dragon's Kingdom with Yarli the Loveable Dragon and Flossy the Fairy, and the popular Kahuna Falls with its water slides and giant 1000 litre tipping bucket! Adventure World is only 25 minutes from Perth and 15 minutes from Fremantle by car. The Theme Park is easily accessible by public transport from Fremantle and Cockburn central train stations via the 520 bus route. Adventure World is open for the whole summer. Children aged three years and under enter for free! A visit this summer will be on everyone's list of Things-To-Do in Perth.

Stirling Terrace, Albany, 6330

The foundation stone of the Albany Courthouse was laid 29 December 1896. The Court House is a unique example of the work of that period, exhibiting masonry at its best. The two arched entrances and doorways are a lasting memorial to Mr Trott, who was responsible for their creation. The building continues to by the centre of justice within the Rainbow Coast area.

Dampier Peninsula Route If you’re an adventurous traveller, Cape Leveque and Dampier Peninsula are the best holiday destinations for you. Spanning 220 kilometres north from the city of Broome, the area is only accessible by taking Cape Leveque Road. Take note though, that the first half of the road is unsealed and the ride can be a little rough. If you’re travelling during wet season, a 4WD vehicle is recommended and make sure you’ve brought extra petrol. Take a walk on Middle Lagoon’s remote beaches and go swimming or snorkelling in the clear waters. Armadale Serpentine Trail You don’t have to travel far from Perth to enjoy bushwalking and exploring everything the surrounding hills have to offer. This is true during spring, when abundant growth and vibrant, fresh colours liven the fawn landscape. The elegance of the wilderness is highlighted by the beauty of well-maintained gardens and parks and gardens, and of course the fresh food offered in the area. The restaurants around Armadale boast a wide range of dishes to fit every timeframe, taste and budget.