Vast and eclectic, Western Australia presents a magical tapestry of nature, history and experiences for the campers and caravanners among us.
“From beaches, to open plains to farmland, Australia’s breathtaking destinations are second to none, and caravan and camping trips offer a more flexible way to see more destinations while making the most of the great outdoors and reconnecting with nature, family and friends and disconnecting from our busy everyday lives,” A Caravan Industry Association of Australia spokesperson said.
Looking for some of the best activities, things to do or places to visit while caravanning and camping? You’ll want to keep reading.
WA’s buzzing caravanning scene
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s 2018 State of the Industry report revealed nature-based and social activities such as visiting a pub or restaurant remained the most popular activities for domestic and international travellers. The statistics revealed 82 per cent of responding domestic travellers participated in social activities, 63 per cent outdoor/nature-based activities and 45 per cent dining at a restaurant or cafe.
“The figures demonstrated that international guests were motivated to do a wide array of activities during their trips, including bushwalking and visiting local tourist attractions, whereas domestic travellers were primarily interested in the social and outdoor experiences that caravanning and camping provides,” the spokesperson said.
Here are some more great ways to enjoy your time caravanning:
• Play board or card games.
• Make a fun, upbeat music playlist and let the singalongs begin. You could even whip out your old CDs and get the retro tunes going.
• For passengers, take the time to enjoy some of your favourite movies or television shows, whether you have a television in your caravan or bring along a tablet device.
• Make sure you take regular stops to stretch your legs and take some photos of WA’s amazing scenery. Your Instagram followers will thank you.
• Bring along your camping gear and sleep under the stars.
Camp, explore and experience WA
“Western Australia offers a particularly breathtaking array of views and sights, from remote towns and bushland, to breathtaking beaches and incredible wine regions,” the spokesperson said.
“Some of our favourite places in WA include the breathtaking Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point in Broome, Karijini National Park where you can enjoy glamping at the eco-retreat or kick back and relax at Dales Gorge Campground, Ningaloo Reef – a World Heritage site – and Rottnest Island where you can either stay on the island itself or catch a ferry over for a day trip from Perth.”
Perfect for both day and night, here are some great activities for campers.
• Go snorkelling, swimming or fishing, build a sandcastle, water ski or have stone skipping contests
• Visit walking trails or tracks, local tourist attractions and historical sites and monuments.
• At night time, be sure to spend some time star gazing or enjoy some quality time around a fire – time of year and weather conditions permitting.
• Pitch up a hammock and relax outdoors. Have a quiet nap or enjoy a relaxing read.