Last Updated on January 6, 2021 by worldoftravelswithkids
Busselton Western Australia is one of our favorite places for a weekend getaway, and some of the best family-friendly places to stay are the Busselton Caravan Parks.
The first thing to ask yourself is:
Do you want to stay in Busselton town itself, or would you like to stay a bit “out of town” at one of the Busselton Caravan Parks spread along the gorgeous Geographe Bay, in the area known as Broadwater?
In our experience, the Broadwater Busselton Caravan Parks are consistent tops! From each of them, you have excellent access to, Geographe Bay. What a beach! Geographe Bay is absolutely beautiful, great for kids, no big waves, great for the SUP, long beach walks or for just reading a book, sipping a locally produced wine and listening to the calming sound of the ocean waves. With a great cycle path running along Geographe Bay, bring your bicycles or scooters.
Below is a map of the four main Busselton Caravan Parks. All are located in a similar area with easy access to Geographe Bay. If you are an overseas visitor remember that “caravan park” style accommodation is often not fancy, but it is nearly always good value for money and provides the option of self-catering.
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Busselton Caravan Parks and Accommodations
Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park
With an incredible water area, including an outdoor striped slide, families have consistently rated the Mandalay Holiday resort as one of their fave Busselton Caravan Parks for years. There is also a jumping pillow, playground and easy access to the beach.
For a family looking for good family accommodation, there is a range of different types of rooms and villas including one bedroom chalets, Beach Cottages, and Two Storey Spa Villas. If you are interested in their cottages, chalets, or villas check here for current rates to stay at the Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park.
Big 4 Beachlands Holiday Park
This is another popular family favorite among the Busselton Caravan Parks; with families loving the splash and play zone, a heated swimming pool, and toddler’s pool. There is also an outside water area. If you are traveling with a caravan you can stay in one of the well-kept sites or look for a self-contained cabin, villa or even splurge with a Jacuzzi Bungalow! And… don’t miss out on the jumping pillow, an absolute hit with our kids.
If you are interested in their cabins, villas or bungalows check here for current rates to stay at the Big 4 Beachlands Holiday Park.
Sandy Bay Holiday Park
Another great family option, the Sandy Bay Holiday Park is located right on Geographe Bay. There are lots of lawns, quiet campsites, and clean camp kitchens and showers. Some self-contained units are a little old, but you can opt for the rammed earth chalets for a rustic option. The focus at Sandy Bay Holiday Park is good old fashioned fun on the beach, with a simple playground on site.
They are a pet-friendly park, but you have to get permission if you wish to have a pet at a chalet or during long weekends or school holidays. If you are interested in booking a chalet, check here for the current rates to stay at Sandy Bay Holiday Park.
Geographe Bay Holiday Park
Another popular option of Busselton Caravan Park is Geographe Bay Holiday Park. It has a mix of old and new cabins. People recommend staying on the beach side of the tennis courts so you are near to the beach. Other facilities (apart from the tennis courts) are pool, playground and table tennis. There are also lots of grassed areas for playing.
Note, the RAC Busselton Holiday Park is further down caves road (not pictured on map) past the junction of Bussell highway and not located on the water. We have no experience as to how this compares to the other Busselton Caravan Parks.
Pet-Friendly Busselton Caravan Parks
If you are traveling with your furry family members, then you need to look for a pet-friendly Busselton Caravan Park. Many of the parks offer dog-friendly stays at in the caravan and camping areas, but not in the chalets or accommodation, so check carefully before booking.
Busselton Holiday Village
We stayed at this one with Grandpa and believe it is a bit of an undiscovered gem in Busselton. While not located on the water like the above parks, the benefit of this Busselton Caravan Park is that you can bring your bike and quickly ride into town and other attractions like the stunning Busselton Jetty, and the playground by the foreshore. There is a nice pool and a little playground for the kids. Very practical and reasonably priced option. Has many residents in park homes
Busselton Villas & Caravan Park
Busselton Villas and Caravan Park is located halfway between the Busselton Town center and the bigger parks down at Broadwater. A smaller park, it is a little more old style than the others on this list. However, it is friendly and welcoming and has shops easily accessible nearby.
They also offer great villas to stay in. If you are interested in one of the villas, check here for the current rates to stay at the Busselton Villas & Caravan Park.
Places To Eat Nearby –Busselton Caravan Parks
If you are staying in a caravan park, part of the appeal is having a family barbecue in one of the park’s great outdoor BBQ areas, or possibly preparing a meal if you have self-contained accommodation. Note, we haven’t eaten in the following two places; they are on our bucket list!
Amelia Park Lodge, Abbey
Beautifully restored, Amelia Park restaurant was originally known as Newton House and built in 1852. There is a pretty impressive menu, or if you are not in the mood for a meal, why not stop by and take a look at the Tavern?
The Goose Busselton
Location is everything! The Goose is a spectacularly located café just off the Busselton Jetty. It offers that offers regional cuisine and wines, and features fresh local produce! We’ve had a meal here on our list more than a few times, but it has always been full. That says something!
The Verdict–Busselton Caravan Parks
If you are looking for a great escape from the city, you certainly won’t go wrong with a stay at one of the Busselton Caravan Parks. We hope you have found our guide to where to stay in Busselton helfpul and please don’t hesitate to message us if you have any questions.
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