EXCLUSIVE TO TAWKERS!
The caravan parks, camping spots, farm-stays and accommodation places here are 'Supporting TAWKing'. They have realised that many families are now Free Camping as much as they can and NOT staying in caravan parks due to the EXTRA cost of paying for the children. The following are 'Supporting TAWKing' and offering to TAWKers: 'Children stay at least two nights FREE!!'* If you then choose to stay more than two nights you'll just pay the normal park charges. Scroll down the page to see them all.
More and more parks are joining daily! So please book mark and visit often to see the new additions.
FROM JANUARY 2018 YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW YOUR TAWK MEMBERSHIP CARD TO BENEFIT - GRAB YOUR'S HERE - ONLY $12.50!
TAWKer Supporter List now available to save/print
Easy look Google map of TAWKer Supporters
Click on the Map for a park, camp area, station or accommodation near you.
(Make sure you zoom in closer to ensure you see all the TAWKer Supporters in the area)
Australia is Massive!
Parks, camp spots, stations, farm stays and Accommodation are listed under states
Click on state to go direct:
What an amazing place to start your Flinders Ranges Adventure! Beltana Station - which also incorporates Puttapa Station - is a working station with sheep and cattle.
and Graham invite you to share the experience with them in this amazing
and historic area. They are passionate about the history of the area
and love to share it with you.
They offer not only camping sites
but a range of accommodation, a cafe and restaurant, a swimming pool and
a museum! Not to mention several tours including 4 wheel driving, camel
riding and the ever beautiful sunset tours. Find out more....
Cockatoo Downs Farmstay is one of those places that you will have a hard time leaving
(you just have to look at all their reviews on their Facebook Page by
all the families that have stayed there to see that!) and we are so
excited that they are TAWKer Supporters. One of our TAWKing families
stayed there and just had to tell us about what a great time they had.
They said they thought Cockatoo Downs Farmstay might like to join the
TAWKer Supporter Program AND we are happy to say... THEY DID!!
just one and a half kilometres off the Dukes Highway between Keith and
Bordertown in South Australia and just 15 minutes drive to the local
town of Keith.
Find out more.....
My favourite way of a park joining the TAWK Support program is when they are recommended by
a TAWKing family, as then we know they will be a great fit. That is
what happened with the BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park. The family
from 'Lost and Loving It'
loved their stay there and thought you would too. They suggested the
program to the managers and the park joined up shortly after!
The park is situated in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands and is the perfect spot to base yourselves to explore the area
This is one Farmstay that you need to make sure you visit! Junabel Minatures was suggested by a TAWKing family and as you know, that is the best way to find a TAWKer Supporter. Donna's family loved it here "We just stayed on the best farm stay ever. We were originally staying one night and stayed three and even then we didn't want to leave. The owners are amazing and get the kids really involved with the animals. We have been feeding baby goats, playing with miniature horses including a week old foal, chickens etc." - Donna D
They have a large herd of friendly and talented miniature horses and also a
very special family of miniature goats. Often they have foals and goat
kids which are a lot of fun for travellers. Junabel often have tour groups visit, so you might get to see their unique
miniature horse races and some of the talent of their showoff horses.
Their setting is very practical and picturesque, with a large dam on
entry, which has a lot of bird life and fish. The beach is only 5kms
away and we are close to the Barrier Reef, Byfield National Park, Great
Keppel Island, Yeppoon and Rockhampton. Sounds Perfect!
Their website is undergoing a revamp and the best way to contact them is via their Facebook Page here.
Tell them we sent you and your kids get 2 nights FREE camping - and their prices are so great anyway! It's $10pp/night and $5/night extra for power! So get your pens out and put them on your must stay list!
Contact them via their Facebook Page or call on 0409 270 922.
Kinka Beach - Island View Caravan Park - Capricorn Coast
Recommended by travelling TAWKers who loved their stay here and suggested what a great fit Island View Caravan Park at Kinka Beach would be to the TAWK Support Program, so we spoke to Val who said YES!! They love welcoming families and offer TAWK members; kids camp 2 nights for FREE! How about this for a review too "Awesome family atmosphere, the owners of the park were great, they provided kids activities free of charge and nothing was too much trouble. We can’t wait to go back and stay again!" - Mekila P
Their local sandy beach at Kinka, lends itself to good fishing, water sports, long walks and other beach activities. The park itself has a jumping pillow, A new BBQ area, up to date amenities, an alfresco Area, pool table, 2 new pools with one being specifically for families! If you are travelling with your pet, they are welcome too! Soooo grab your TAWK Membership Card and support them supporting you and put them on your must stay list when on the Capricorn Coast. More info on their Website and don't forget to follow them on Facebook.
FREE camping for your kids! Yes I said FREE. That's what Military Jetty Caravan Park offer and as TAWKers, how great is that! Nestled in the heart of the Sunshine Coast it's perfect to explore the area. Walking distance to the beach and jetty. My kids loved fishing from jetty's as it meant that they could just throw the line in with out having to cast.
Please support them supporting you and show them your TAWK Membership Card so they know we sent you.
Once again it was you guys that told us about this awesome spot and we contacted them and told them about the TAWK Support program and they were keen to join. It seriously is cheap to camp here anyway! All stays are $10 per night per vehicle (up to 2 people) $5 pp/pn for additional people. Children under 14 are FREE!
The families that have been here love it, it's quiet secluded bushland 6km east of Mareeba township. Vehicles of all sizes welcome (alternate entrance option for Big Rigs - just let them know) There's the Communal Fire Pit for Happy Hours / Camp Cooking - how much do you love it when you can sit around the fire sharing your tales.
"A relaxed bush camp overlooking a large paddock. Watch the hot air
balloons land early in the morning, pat the horses, sit around the
campfire at happy hour each evening. We planned on two nights there but
stayed for ten. Long drop toilets and water available" Desley P- Trip Advisor
Make sure you call ahead, especially between December and March - 0447 136 865
Visit Ringers Rest Website for more details.
Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday has got to have the best location in Townsville!
Right on the beach with picturesque views to Magnetic Island - does it
get any better than that!? Also, being not far from the city centre and
the popular Strand, this is the perfect spot to base yourselves in this
part of the Australia. Especially as they recognised the opportunity to
become TAWKer Supporters and contacted us!
They are a family park and pride themselves on customer service and I think that as they are supporting TAWK we should support them. Find out more....
Silver Wattle Caravan Park - Mount Morgan
When we find parks that truly welcome travelling families, we know that you will love them too. At Mount Magnet's Silver Wattle Caravan Park, owners Mark and Sarah really welcome travellers to their park and get this TAWKers...your kids stay FREE!! YES the whole time!
You can take your pick of Grassy, Shady, Slab, Extra long or extra wide…all the same low price! They pride them selves on their spotless amenities and they only provide the BEST QUALITY toilet paper!! (It's the small things!!)
From March right through until November, they hold Happy Hour daily in Camp Kitchen, from 4PM and if you have a look at their Facebook Page, you will see it looks so welcoming!
They have private bush camping and if your dog is with you, they are welcome too!
Put them on your must stay list and tell them TAWK sent you :)
These guys truly are TAWKer Supporters! Please support them supporting you! More info on their website....
Tin Can Bay Tourist Park has been recommended by a fellow TAWKer who thought they would
be a great fit for the TAWK Support Program. AND they are! We sent an
email and got one straight back saying YES, they'd love to be a part of
the movement and welcome travelling families.
What a beautiful part of Australia too! It's on the beautiful Cooloola Coast, which is two and a half hour's drive north of
Brisbane and just off the southern tip of the World Heritage listed Fraser
Tell them TAWK Sent you and get 2 night's FREE camping for the kids! Find out more here...
The Abel Tasman Caravan Park is another park that was recommended by a TAWKer/. This time by prolific Blogger; Bruce from Big Family Little Income. The manager liked the idea and jumped on board. Not only offering 2 night's free camping for the kids but ALSO 10% off for the whole party from then on!
It is the perfect spot to base yourselves especially after getting off (or when you are heading back on) the Spirit of Tasmania. It is right by the beach and at the mouth of the Mersey River, you can actually watch the ship come in and go out of the port. A great sight to see and especially as you more than likely have just come off of it, so the kids will love seeing it from the 'other side'. Cradle Mountain is also a short drive away.
The reviews of the park are fantastic (have a look here) and we know they really will be great TAWKer Supporters. Make sure you grab your TAWK Membership Card to show them you are TAWKers.
Former TAWKers, Lou and Mick own the Eldee Camp Spot! They
are a family who after travelling in their caravan for a year in 2013,
with their two children, saw the need for cheaper camping for families.
when they settled back down at the beginning of last year, they bought a
property with the intention of setting up a camp ground aimed at the
travelling families like yourselves, where kids would stay for FREE!* When you are off to Tassie, please support them, supporting you! For More information, please click here..
Strahan Beach Tourist Park was recommended to us by a TAWKing Family,
they said it was very family friendly and it would be good for other
TAWKers to know about. We approached this family run park and they were
keen to get on board! You know that, if that's the case, then they
really are TAWKer Supporters and want you to experience their
hospitality and enhance your travels at the same time. They not only
welcome you, but your pet too, so if you are travelling with yours,
there's another reason to pop Strahan Beach Tourist Park on your 'Must
Stay' list. Find out more about Strahan Beach Tourist Park here...
The Left of Field Caravan Park was recommended to us by a TAWKing Family, as they loved their stay there and wanted to tell other TAWKers about it! They said it was a very family friendly park, with amazing scenery and a fabulous host. I approached the park, explained the TAWKer Supporter Program and Adrian, the owner, is very keen to help families with cheaper camping so you get 2 night's FREE camping for the kids.
sites are roomy so that you are not all packed in together and the
owner, Adrian and his family welcome you to their park in a way that
only owners can. They know the area well and sharing that knowledge is a
joy to them as they want you to love it too!
More info here...
As soon as Bec and Trev from Erica Caravan Park heard about the TAWK Support Program they new it was a win for their park as well as for travelling families. With a big family of their own they knew they wanted to be involved in making it cheaper for travelling families to enjoy Australia - How much did we love to hear that!
Of course it was also a fellow TAWKer that recommended the program to them AND also told us what an awesome spot it was and what a good fit they would be. Great for summer and winter too, with Mt Baw Baw close by; perfect to base yourselves and for the kids to see and enjoy snow!
Now they do have some very busy and hectic times where they may not be able to offer the discount, but us travellers tend to avoid those times anyway - so do check with park if you are intending to visit during school or public holidays. Otherwise they are keen to offer 2 nights FREE camping for TAWK Members. So go support them supporting you.
Grampians Edge Caravan Park was recommended to us by a TAWKing Family who loved their stay there.
We approached the park, told them about the TAWK Support Program and
how they could help travelling families and they were keen! Steve and
Jen have a young family themselves and so they are not only a perfect
fit for the program but love sitting round the campfire sharing stories
with you too!
I love the fact that you can have your own campfire as I know my kids just love roasting marshmallows and
spending that time sitting round the fire reflecting on the day. As
well as individual fire pits there are communal ones too and the perfect
opportunity to share your travels with like minded people and hopefully the kids get a chance to meet other kids too.
Click here to find out more...
We love it when parks are recommended to us and are suggested that they become TAWK Supporters.
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park is one of those parks! We approached
them and they could not be more excited to come on board exclusively
offering TAWKers 2 nights FREE accommodation for your kids when
The Grampians will no doubt be on your must visit list
and you MUST stay here too. There are so many reasons you and the kids will love it here!
Click here to find out more....
Henty Bay Beachfront holiday park approached us to become TAWKer Supporters! We love that. It means that they really want
to support travelling families and they are very keen to do just
that. They are at the Portland end of the Great Ocean Road, set on 10 acres with stunning beachfront views.
They are the only beachfront caravan park in Portland with over 500 metres of private ocean frontage and sandy beach. Great for the kids and apparently really great for fishing!
They also offer free Wi-Fi for guests and they are
also fully licensed - so if you fancy a drink at 'Happy Hour' they have
you covered. There is also a kiosk and games room and you can also grab a cafe style
coffee! There's billiard tables, a bar and spacious lounge.
For the kids, there's a playground, and my kids favourite - and a must have at any caravan park they picked - a GIANT jumping pillow!
Click here for more information...
I just know that a park is a great fit for the TAWK Support Program when they contact us. It means they have done their homework and want families to visit them. This is what happened here; and Brett and Catherine are looking forward to welcoming you.
The Park is situated on the banks of the Hopkins River and just 1 km off the Great Ocean Road and only 10 minutes from the centre of Warrnambool. As well as being real close to great surf and patrolled swimming beaches, from May to August you can go whale watching! The perfect spot to base yourselves to explore the best parts of the Great Ocean Rd including the 12 Apostles, 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail, Portland, Port Fairy, Tower Hill, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and much more.
Then after all that exploring; look what you and the kids can come back to, as well as an indoor heated pool, games room, jumping pillow, there's free mini golf and tennis! Hop over to their Facebook Page or Website and you will see why you need to pop these guys on your must stay list and support them supporting you. Grab your TAWK Membership Card and get 2 night's FREE camping for your kids. Oh AND they are pet friendly too!
Would you like some cheaper camping in Lakes Entrance? Of course you would and Prime Pet Friendly Tourist Park are keen to see you (and your pet!). They heard about the program and made contact with us to be involved! I love that.
They are only 350 metres from the centre of town & the footbridge to the 90 mile beach, so all the attractions and features of Lakes Entrance are only a short walk away. The park is very quiet at night due to being away from the main highway, and also more protected from the wind. So it really is ticking all the boxes.
It's a family owned park - (I always think these are the best type of parks, run by people who love their lifestyle and want to share it with others - TAWK) and hopefully you will enjoy a travelling yarn with them around the fire pit or in the pool. My kids always loved a park with a pool!
So grab your TAWK Membership Card and show them proudly you are a TAWKing family and get 2 night's FREE camping for your kids.
New South Wales
When Jen from Flame Tree Cottage approached me to be a TAWK Supporter, I could not have been happier!
I know that sometimes that caravan just gets a bit too small and you
could do with a break from it. Here is your answer! A beautiful
setting and you can park the van next door!
Of course it's great
also for those of you that are travelling without your own RV, but for
many of you - it could well be that sanity break you've been looking
The cottage is fully self contained so you don't need to unpack
everything. The yard is big and flat with plenty of room to park a
caravan or two. There is a washing machine so you can sort out all your
laundry and of course it's not coin operated (Saving money right
there!!) There's also heaps of water in the dam which is connected to
the outside taps for washing everything else (van, car etc). Oh, and
your pets are welcome too! (are you making a note of this!!)
Find out about your discount and more information here...
Often TAWKers end up working at Parks as they travel and of course they are keen to get their park on the TAWK Support Program as they understand the extra costs for the kids. This is one of those parks and we are so happy to have them on board. You MUST have the TAWK Membership Card to show them that you are members (don't forget that you can grab the digital one straight away for immediate download) and your kids will camp 2 nights for FREE. (Not available during the 'Snake Gully Cup" - normally in late November - check with park)
They are located in Gundagai which is the half way
point between Sydney and Melbourne. The park is set on a well maintained
six acres of park like grounds with a choice of 14 cabins, grassy camp
sites with lots of shade and their unique covered drive through van sites
that offer their own private ensuites, which everyone loves!
Support them supporting you!
Merool on the Murray was suggested to us by a TAWKing family that this park is a perfect fit for TAWKers.
They said they had an amazing time here and that this family owned park
knows hospitality. We approached them to see if they would like to
join the TAWKer Supporter Program and they said YES!! And with the kids
staying FREE we know that you will support them supporting you.
on the Murray is situated on 68 acres of land AND has over 2 kilometres
of absolute Murray River frontage. The Migthy Murray is a huge draw
card to travellers and the team at Merool welcome you to join them and
enjoy this amazing part of Australia. They know the area like the back
of their hand and are more that happy to share their thoughts and
suggestions with you to make the most of your stay.
Find out more here...
Recommended to us by a TAWKing family as one of the nicest farmstays they've had the pleasure of staying at that they just had to tell us about it, so that we could tell you. Kids stay FREE and the hosts love travelling families. That to me is a TAWKer Supporter! Tell Bruce and Lehanne that TAWK sent you.
"An amazing place to stay. Peaceful, clean and lovely friendly hosts. The
kids loved feeding the alpacas and watching the ducks, chickens and the
goose chase each other around. Would recommend this to anyone." Matt W
Pop over to their Facebook page for more information or call on 0447 090 205.
Another great spot recommended by a TAWKing family Stuarts Point Convention Centre - we approached them to give 2 nights FREE camping for the kids and they said yes! It's 20 minutes from Macksville, 40 minutes from Kempsey and one hour from Coffs Harbour.
Surrounded by the bush and beaches and right on the Macleay River, this spot has something for all the family. AND if you like fishing, well... you have the choice of rock, beach, river and blue-water fishing spots. Even the fishing has something for everyone!
If you have travelling with your dog, then let them know as pets considered on application for camp and caravan sites only - Although NO pets allowed in PEAK and SHOULDER Periods and it's a smoke & alcohol FREE park.
Make sure you grab your TAWK Membership Card to show them you are a TAWK Member.
Often fellow TAWKers find their way back to the lifestyle that they have enjoyed while travelling by buying a property and
turning it into a camp spot or managing a caravan park. When they
embrace the latter, they know what's important to other TAWKers AND how
expensive it can be when staying at parks. This is what happened at the
Boddington Caravan Park and we were approached by them to become part
of the TAWK Support Program. They would also like to offer TAWKers 3 night's FREE camping for your kids!
More info here....
Luckily for us we have TAWKers that travel and manage different parks as they travel, so of course they know the benefits of the TAWK Support Program and that makes it all a lot easier! So we are all excited to welcome The Ivanhoe Village Caravan Resort to the program. The park is the perfect spot for exploring this amazing region. The Kimberley still is one of my favourite spots in the whole of Australia and once you have been, I'm not sure it even leaves you....BUT enough of me!
Their aim is to ensure your stay here is so comfortable that you’ll never want to leave, and so memorable you can’t wait to return, so be careful TAWKers you might stay a while! Luckily they will help with that and offer TAWK Members 2 nights FREE camping for your kids!
Check out the pool already. The kids will love it! You can find out more here and don't forget to grab your TAWK Membership Card.
Another great location recommended by a TAWKing family - we approached
them to become TAWKer Supporters and without hesitation they said YES! Oakabella Homestead is in the Midwest of Western
Australia. Set in a dramatic
landscape, this must see location offers spectacular vistas including
Elephant Hill, Table Hill and the ancient gorge and seasonal water fall
in the Oakabella Creek. Wildflowers are also plentiful in the cooler
The perfect spot to enjoy on your way up or down the WA coast, just off the NW Coastal Highway. Caravans and Campers are welcome and the
Oakabella Homestead is a comfortable stop-over on your journey along the
stunning coast of Western Australia.
Show them your TAWK Membership card and tell them TAWK sent you. Kids stay for FREE! POP them on your MUST STAY list. Support them supporting you!
Parry Creek Farm Tourist Resort and Caravan Park approached us to become TAWKer Supporters and to me that speaks volumes. It means they want you there, they understand that helping to make travelling more affordable by FREE camping for the kids means you will support them. YES! I said FREE camping for the kids.
They are close to the Gibb Rover Road AND 40 minutes from Emma Gorge. They tell us that heaps of people do day trips to El Questro from their park so that they don't have to pay the crazy prices there. Sounds like a plan!
Oh the other awesome thing is; they have - A POOL!! (Essential in my kids eyes.) AND a Restaurant, they do Woodfired Pizza on Tuesdays and Fish and Chips on Fridays! (Sounding essential in my eyes too!!) It is also open every day in the dry season. I can see it now, a trip to El Questro during the day and coming back to an easy option at night! OH and if you have your pet with you...they are welcome too!
Being in the Tropical North they are only open from April to October, so the dry season. Make sure you show them your TAWK Membership Card and benefit from the FREE camping for the kids.
Have a look at their website for more information.
Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park is family owned and operated. All of the staff pride themselves on exceptional customer service and standard of facilities offered at "the park" and I can vouch for that,
having stayed there on numerous occasions. (Once when we were
evacuated from Coral Bay due to a cyclone in the area!) They could not
have been more helpful in assisting and organising everyone in the same
situation to get a spot to stay.
They accommodate BIG rigs and you can bring the dog! I think that you can tell that these guys really
are in the right industry as now they are also 'Supporting TAWKing'!
Please support them too as you travel the country - find out more here.
How great is this!? SIX parks (soon to be seven with Tom Price, soon to be part of the group) throughout WA meaning cheaper camping for you!
We are so excited to present the family owned and operated Summerstar Tourist Parks who approached us
to become TAWKer Supporters! They have the same ethos as us in making
camping more affordable for families and exclusively offer TAWKers TWO
NIGHTS FREE camping for the kids!*
have six parks in WA at present AND a few more in the pipeline and
because they are nicely spread out, you can pretty much park hop from
Esperance to Tom Price!
They are trialing the TAWK Support Program (until the end of January 2018), so make sure you support them Supporting you. You must tell them you are TAWKing and print/show them your TAWK Membership Card.
Find out more here...
Coral Coast Tourist Park approached us to become TAWKer Supporters
and to me that means they really want you to visit! They want to support TAWKing families and offer you two nights FREE accommodation for the kids! You have to love that!
Just to cement the deal, an official recognition in the tourism awards November 2015
to which...they won Gold! This is a Tourist Park that knows
hospitality and go above and beyond to ensure you have a great time not
only at their park, but also in the area.
We have only just launched this idea, so make sure you come back often and check our Facebook Page for updates in the coming months.
So Awesome to get these guys on board! Bynoe Retreat is the perfect spot to base yourselves for to some of the best destinations in the
NT. They are only just starting out so a perfect time for TAWKers to Support them and they support you with FREE camping for the kids! They offer bush
camping with modern, ensuite style amenities and will be improving as they go.
Situated at 20 Gee Road, Bynoe in the Northern Territory (see map at top of page for exact location). Tell them TAWK Sent you and support them as they get this awesome spot going.
You book through Youcamp Or you can call direct on 08 8977 9051.
Review on their Facebook Page
"Great location with clean facilities. The owners are friendly people who can't do
enough to make sure you are comfortable. There is ample room to camp
without being in each other's pockets and you can have a fire. Will
visit again soon and keep up the good work James, Bec, & the family." Rob D
The Gemtree caravan park is not only child friendly but Pet friendly too! With really spacious sites nestled in the native scrub-land, it's not just a caravan park, but a whole experience.
It's located 140km NE of Alice Springs on the sealed section of the Plenty
Highway. Go and
meet the Gemtree team as they really really welcome families.
There is an extensive range of activities and
attractions, including fossicking, the Gem Room Gallery and the award-winning Kate's Camp Oven Kitchen - more about that here...
If you have a caravan park that you recommend and think that we should contact OR you have or run one yourself and would like to offer TAWKers discounts then please complete the below form for consideration to be a TAWKer Supporter.
*Conditions apply to individual caravan parks
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