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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 camp at least two nights FREE!!'* (Some offer more!!).
If you then choose to stay more than two nights you'll just pay the normal park charges.
More and more parks are joining daily! So please book mark and visit often to see the new additions.
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**SOME of our TAWK Supporters Parks say they cannot offer this deal in the school holiday or public holiday times BUT let's face it, us TAWKers tend to avoid the busy school holiday periods anyway - please check on each park as stated on their listing.
Click on each one for more info...
"We would just like to say what a fantastic job you have done by creating T.A.W.K. We are finding the TAWKer supporter list for camping accommodation extremely helpful when choosing places to camp as we all know traveling Australia with Kids can get pretty $$$ when staying in caravan parks! Keep up the good work!" - Matthew B
Easy look Google map of TAWKer Supporters
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(Make sure you zoom in closer to ensure you see all the TAWKer Supporters in the area)
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I loved the look of Alkoomi Adventure Farm and Campground as soon as I found out about it and when Becc made contact with us, it was a tricky one as: 1. They charge from $5 per person per night anyway (capped at $40 per family) AND 2. This money goes directly towards Angel Flights! Sooo how could we ask for free camping for the kids, when it is such a great cause and so much help to this much needed service!?
I spoke to Becc the owner and she truly wants to be involved with the program and we do think that helping Angel Flights IS supporting you too (although hope that they never actually need to!). They do have activities that they will give TAWK Members a 10% discount on so speak to them about that and see what is available for you and your kids. Becc says: "It is more about giving people the experience more so then making money" So I recon you should have a look as it does look fabulous and help a great charity too.
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 another great park that was suggested by one of our amazing travelling families out there that are spreading the word about the TAWK Supporter Program. When the park heard about it, they were keen to jump on board a offer TAWK Members two night's free camping for your kids.
Boyne Island Caravan Park is set on 12 acres on the banks of the Boyne River. The kids will love seeing the variety of birds and wildlife that visit the bushland. It also has a pool - and this was an essential for our kids on our trip. Just some down time after exploring the area.
Boyne Island, part of the Greater Gladstone Region and is located on the Southern Tip of the Great Barrier Reef and the beautiful Tannum Sands beach is also just down the road.
The park is also dog friendly on the camp sites. Make sure you show them you TAWK Membership Card and support them supporting you.
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park approached us to become TAWKer Supporters. They also own the Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park and know that this is a great program to be a part of. It has some great reviews and is in a great spot to explore the local area with easy drives from Emu Park to Yeppoon via the Scenic Highway (20 mins) or Tanby Rd (15 mins) and Rockhampton (30 mins). The kids will love a visit to Koorana Crocodile Farm, Fern's Hideaway Resort, Keppel Bay Marina, Capricorn Caves and the Cooberrrie Wildlife Sanctuary.
Offering you 2 night's free camping for the kids* (they only charge $5 all year round anyways) - a few conditions apply at their busy periods, so please call and ask the park before you pop in with your TAWK Membership Card.
(*offer not available in their Peak Season which is generally June - September. Please check with park for further details.)
One of our TAWKing Families - 1 Fam a Bear & a Van are travelling our gorgeous country and when they find a spot that they love and think would be a great fit for the program, they tell the park and us. This is one of those parks.
Terry from Gemseekers Caravan Park wanted to know more and thankfully said yes to offering TAWK Members 2 night's FREE camping for their kids! It's perfectly located in centre of the Sapphire Gem Fields - there are 8 designated fossicking fields where you can go and try you luck! Oh the kids will love this!
The park has FREE NBN WiFi throughout the park and cable TV to all sites and again... the kids (and probably you!) will love that too! Please ensure you ring ahead to ensure availabilty and support this great family owned park that is supporting you. Ensure you show Terry your TAWK Membership Card to tell him you are TAWKers.
Happy Apple Caravan Park is another of the AAOK Group of eight parks throughout Australia, committed to helping travelling families with FREE camping for the kids of TAWK Members!
In the thick of apple country Thulimba is perfect to base yourself. Close to the park you can also find fabulous wineries and national parks.
It's not far from Stanthorpe, so on the doorstep of South East Queensland's best fruit, vegetable and wine producers. It might be worth noting that casual farm workers for picking fruits and vegetables are needed in the area throughout the year. So if you were also looking to top up your funds, it might also be a great spot to base yourselves for a while.
Grab your TAWK Membership Card and take advantage of this great offer for some cheaping camping for your family.
Please note that this part is sometimes referred to as Happy Apple Resort.
Jandowae Accommodation Park is another of the AAOK Group of eight parks throughout Australia, committed to helping travelling families with FREE camping for the kids of TAWK Members!
A great spot to base yourself when traveling through the Golden West. They also have an onsite commercial kitchen providing hot breakfast, takeaway lunch and buffet dinners. There is an historic C17 steam train located on site as a reminder of Jandowae's past.
Grab your TAWK Membership Card and take advantage of this great offer for some cheaping camping for your family.
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.
Oh you guys are going to love it here! Located in the Cairns Highlands next to the beautiful Malanda Falls Environmental Park - to which there is private access! The kids will love the chance to look for Platypus and Turtles in the falls! The rainforest provides the whole park with natural air-conditioning.
The manager, Janine approached us to become TAWKer Supporters as she would love to share this beautiful spot in Australia with as many of you as she can and I can see why! There is also an animal nursery and you can bring your pet on request too.
Grab your TAWK Membership Card and support Malanda Falls caravan park as they support you with 2 night's FREE camping for your kids.
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.
AAOK Moondarra Accommodation Village- Mount Isa
Moondarra Accommodation Village is another of the AAOK Group of parks committed to helping travelling families with FREE camping for the kids of TAWK Members - so make sure you grab your Membership Card and save!
A great spot to base yourself when in Mt Isa with large sites, it's caravan park is shady and located on the Leichhardt River (which is often dry and make a great play space). It is the closest Caravan Park in town to Moondarra Lake, which is a beautiful place to hang out, have a picnic or fish. It offers tour bookings for all Outback at Isa and Hard Times mine tours. Their onsite restaurant provides buffet breakfast and dinners to all guests. Oh and it has a pool! Sometimes that's all my kids wanted! Please support them supporting you.
The best time of year to come is during Rodeo in August, Mt Isa's Rodeo is famous.
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.
Really excited to have the AAOK Group of Caravan Parks on board our TAWK Supporter Program and with eight parks this is a great saving for TAWK Members! They are offering kids stay FREE!
This park is located on the Burnett River in Bundaberg North and is perfectly placed to explore the area. With quiet campsites, river views and it's just 5 minutes to the city centre and just 20 minutes to the beach. There are grass areas for the kids to play, free wifi and the tracks around the park are great for bike riding. Plus there is a great playground just 200 m away and access to the river for those who like to throw a line in! Plus your dog is welcome too. Make sure you grab your TAWK Membership Card and take advantage of the free camping for your kids!
Oh you are going to love it here! A bit of resort living for a while at this amazing park. Nestled on the banks of the Maroochy River on the Sunshine Coast with it's own private pontoon, Rivershore Resort has it ALL! They were also recently (2017) awarded the ‘best accommodation on the Sunshine Coast’!
There's a large heated resort pool complete with two water slides!! There's also a toddlers pool, a large Kangaroo Jumper, mini golf, AND a fully licensed bar/restaurant! You can also make the most of the river and hire Stand Up Paddle boards (SUPs) and Kayaks from their pontoon.
Minutes from the glorious beaches of the Sunshine Coast, it's a great spot to base yourselves to explore the area. Rivershore resort are offering 2 night's FREE camping* for TAWK Member's kids. make sure you pop this one on your must stay list and support them supporting you.
* Excludes Christmas, Easter & September School Holiday periods.
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! Oh and kids are only $5 all year round anyways!
They are a family park and pride themselves on customer service and I think that as they are supporting TAWK we should support them. A few conditions apply at certain times of the year so Find out more here...
One of our great travelling families suggested The Park Mackay as a great spot to base yourselves and suggested to their management that they might like to join the TAWK Supporter Program. We contacted the park and they said YES!
They offer TAWK members 2 nights FREE camping for their kids*, so make sure you grab your TAWK Membership Card and show them to take advantage of the program.
They have drive through sites for your convenience and pride themselves on friendliness, immaculate grounds and cleanliness throughout the park. The kids will be happy that they also have a pool and at the end of a big day exploring, that's all mine wanted to get to.
Pop them on your list to support them supporting you.
*They are not able to offer the deal from 1st June - 1st September but happy to for the rest of the year.
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 Island.
Tell them TAWK Sent you and get 2 night's FREE camping for the kids! Find out more here...
We are adding more all the time, so make sure you come back often and check our Facebook Page for updates in the coming months.
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.
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