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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.
"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
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I loved the look of Alkoomi Adventure Farm and Campground as soon as I found out about it when it was recommended as a cheap spot to stay for families. It's a max of $40 per night for the whole family (cheaper if there are just 3 of you - check on contact).
It is more like an all round great experience than a place to stay! With...free animal feeding for families every afternoon, free BBQs, free firewood & communal campfire AND free wagon/trailer rides. The really love giving the children the chance to run around get dirty & just be kids, away from the mobile devices & technology. (I second that!!)
"We had the most amazing weekend the kids had a ball and the owners went above and beyond to ensure the children were having a ball. Highly highly highly recommend going here we will be back for sure. We got home yesterday and the kids were already asking to go back, Haha!" - Review on their Facebook page.
They have lots of other activities there, so check them out and support them supporting you. TAWK Members will also get a 10% discount on them.
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 all their camp sites and selected cabins. Make sure you show them you TAWK Membership Card and support them supporting you.
Corella Creek Country Farm Stay
Corella Creek Country Farmstay is a quiet camping ground between Julia Creek and Richmond and they contacted us to find out more about the TAWKer Supporter Program. Once we shared how we aim to make it cheaper for families travelling the country to stay at amazing spots around the country, the were keen to jump on board offer FREE camping for our TAWK Member's kids!
Sundowners and campfires are a feature of the tourist season which runs from April through to October. Over this time we have a two course dinner service available for $30. If the mood takes you take a sunset artesian bath in the paddock and then, dinner and then after dinner, a chat with other travellers around the campfire.
The area has many historical points of interest of which the owners will be more than happy to advise you of. Children will also love the meet, greet & feed times with the many animals including kiddy goats and joey kangaroos on occasions.
Please ENSURE you book ahead by either calling Georgi on 07 4746 7555, heading over to their Facebook page and message them directly or booking on Booking.com
The Daintree Rainforest must be on your hit list when you are on your trip and now we have a TAWK Park there too. They offer FREE camping for kids under 12 and it really is a great spot to base yourselves to explore this extraordinary area. Your kids will also just love running around here enjoying the large green open space. Plus they are dog friendly too, just let them know and ensure you read the terms and conditions about bringing yours with you.
Every attraction and activity in the Daintree is just a short drive from here. And the camp site is the best stopover to make final preparations for your Cape York and Bloomfield Track adventures. You can top up supplies at their Fuel Station and Mini Mart. Get an awesome hot shower, do some bird watching, walking, fireside chats, camp kitchen cook ups. You won’t believe the views over the entire rainforest and mountains!
So please when you are in the area, support them supporting you and tell them TAWK sent you.
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park approached us to become TAWKer Supporters. They also own the BIG 4 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.
They also offer powered sites in a dog friendly area, contact park directly for full details.
(*offer not available in their Peak Season which is generally June - September. Please check with park for further details.)
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 park is sometimes referred to as Happy Apple Resort. ❤
Oh you are going to love it here! A perfect little spot of paradise. It is unpowered camping and you'll need to be self sufficient to enjoy all that Hidden Gold Homestead has to offer AND there is a lot! They are passionate about healthy living & sustainable farming & want to share their passion with you. TAWK Members' kids stay FREE!
They have workshops for the kids! They like to encourage kids to enjoy and learn from the surroundings of a real working farm. Through their program, they teach kids about where food comes from and introduces them to concepts like paddock rotation for the animals, the importance of pollination, organic farming, crops, healthy soil, composting and other ethical farming practices. School done for the week!!
The children can experience the farm animals in their natural surroundings whilst enjoying some of the best things in life, sunshine and fresh air!
There is also the gorgeous lake where you can use your boat, kayak or SUP and there is a cafe that opens up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for Pizzas and Sunday morning brekky!
Head over to their Facebook Page and check out all the reviews and contact them there. You and the kids will love it here, so put them on your 'must stay' list and support them supporting you. They can get busy, so ensure that you call ahead to book.
OH!!! Airlie Beach has to be on your must see list. It was on ours and it was one of our favourite spots in Australia. We are so excited to have Island Gateway Holiday Park on board the TAWKer Supporter Program offering TAWK Members 2 night's FREE camping* for their kids ALL year round!
The park is the closest Holiday Park to Airlie Beach, and right on the doorstep to the amazing Whitsundays including the famous must-see Whitehaven Beach. Visit their website to check out all the 'Things to Do in the Whitsundays', to ensure you make the most of your stay in this magical of places.
It is a family owned and operated park, and the staff love to share their knowledge of the area and know all the best, hidden spots around Airlie for you to enjoy.
Also, something else that the kids will be sure to love; bird feeding every day at 4pm, to their resident friendly rainbow Lorikeets!
Put Island Gateway Holiday Park on your must stay list when you are visiting and support them supporting you and if you have your dog with you, they are pet friendly too. Check with park for finer details.
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.
Karumba, situated in the Gulf of Carpentaria, it is simply a must go to spot on your trip around Australia and we are so pleased to have a TAWK Park here! Karumba Point Holiday and Tourist Park offer kids under 12 stay free for travelling families anyway but with the TAWK Membership Card you will receive 2 nights free camping for any older children. Plus they are dog friendly too.
I always believe that the family owned and run parks have that extra welcome for travelling families and that is what you will find here. This park seriously goes out of it's way to make sure you feel welcome. Fishing here is almost a rite of passage in Karumba and the park will be able to give you some great hints for the best spots. If you don't end up catching dinner then fear not, as if you are here during their peak season, you will enjoy their Famous Free Fish BBQ every Saturday night!
There is also a sparkling saltwater swimming pool and a playground for the kiddies, 2 new camp kitchens, new villas AND a licenced beer garden!! Plus they have a shop full of a wide range of fresh frozen seafood, fresh cooked prawns daily along with various small goods. They also offer valet parking of your van if you so choose AND are pet friendly too - check with park for full details.
So when in the area, please ensure you support them supporting you BUT be warned; you might get very comfortable here and may stay a while!
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.
We love it when the owners of one of our TAWK caravan parks (Marlo Caravan Park and Motel in Victoria) want to sign up another one of their parks. We feel it means they truly want to welcome travelling families and we love that! They are a family owned and operated park and offer 2 night's FREE camping* for TAWK Member's kids at both parks.
Kookaburra Holiday Park is situated amongst lush tropical surroundings and just 800m north from the centre of Cardwell. It's also just across from the beach with amazing views. They also have a swimming pool, offer free WiFi and are pet friendly.
Not only that, there are several swimming holes within a short drive of the park including Cardwell Spa Pool, Attie Creek Falls, Five Mile Creek and Murray Falls!
Put Kookaburra Holiday Park on your must stay list and support them supporting you when in this lovely area of Queensland.
Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park contacted us to become TAWKer Supporters. We feel that the parks that do this are the ones that truly want to support our travelling families.
What a great spot this is! With more than 17 acres and surrounded by lush, native bushland, Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park will give you and the family space to unhook, unwind and enjoy the magnificent Atherton Tableland region.
The park is just a stone's throw from Lake Tinaroo, where the fishermen among you can try for freshwater Barra and Red Claw with the help of one of the park's Tinaroo Tinny hire boats. The park also hires out a collection of canoes, paddle boards and kayaks for use on the lake, which is handy if you didn't bring your own. There are pedal carts for hire as well for a bit of fun within the park.
Then there is the resort-style swimming pool and the jumping pilllow. Sometimes all my children wantedwas a pool and a jumping pillow, just to let loose and be kids for a while after exploring the area.
Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park is the ideal base from which to explore everything within the world-class Atherton Tablelandregion. So grab your TAWK Membership Card, get 2 night's free camping* for your kids and support the parks that are supporting you. PLUS if you have your dog with you, it is welcome too. Check with park for finer details.
Call: (07) 4095 8232 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Offer not available during busy school and public holiday periods, or in conjunction with other offers. Contact park for details.
You never know where TAWKing will take you! Some of our TAWKers end up working in caravan parks during or at the end of their travels. The good news is for all of you! These TAWKers encourage their park to the TAWKer Supporter Program as they know the benefits to parks as our TAWK members support them on their trip around Australia.
This is what happened here and Lync-Haven Rainforest Accommodation is now owned and run by some previous TAWKers and now they would like to offer TAWK Members 2 night's free camping* for their kids.
Lync-Haven is on the north side of the Daintree River (yes – you get to cross the car ferry to get here!) near Cape Tribulation in the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest in the world.
This cosy caravan park is set amongst beautiful tropical rainforest surrounds with its own walking trails on site. Cassowaries, Spectacled Flying Foxes and a range of other animals call Lync-Haven home. This is a great chance to digital detox as there is limited mobile reception and no wi-fi (although you can pop up to Cape Tribulation if you need access). Van storage is available if you would like to be van-free on your way to the Tip or up the Bloomfield Track.
Lync-Haven is located in close proximity to a number of beaches (where the rainforest and beach meet), the Daintree Discovery Centre, free National Park boardwalks, Horse Trail Rides, Ocean Safari snorkelling at the reef (only 30 minutes by boat), indigenous tours, river floating and a mangrove croc spotting tour. The owners are happy to help you book these activities. There is a licenced restaurant and café with barista coffee on site too. Sounds good to us!!
So put them on your must stay list and support them supporting you. Grab your TAWK Membership Card and save!
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.
Well behaved pets are also welcome - please check with management upon booking.
"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
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!
Your dog is welcome too. Make sure you grab your TAWK Membership Card and take advantage of the free camping for your kids!
BIG4 Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park 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...
TAWKers; you are going to love it here! Not just an amazing place to stay but also a great experience and lots of learning for all the family too! You can also take your dog there but please ensure you let them know he is with you when you check in.
Splitters Farm contacted us to be involved in the TAWKer Supporter Program, we always love that as it means they truly want travelling families to visit. They would like to offer TAWK Members 2 nights FREE camping* for your kids. Honestly thought, I think you will end up staying longer!
Splitters Farm is a 10 minute drive north of Bundaberg's bustling CBD, and a 160 acre property and offers a unique rural camping & farm stay experience! Splitters Farm first started in 2017 (have a look at the video below) as a safe haven and sanctuary for rescued farm animals and is also a working farm.
Infact there is so much to do here, you'd best go check everything out on their website here.
It's also a fantastic location to use as a base to explore the wider Bundaberg region and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. So when in the area, put Splitters Farm on your "Must Stay" list and support them supporting you.
A TAWK travelling family (Overland Exposure) told Sunset Tourist Park in Mount Isa about the TAWKer Supporter Program and how it really helps travelling families with 2 night's FREE camping* for our TAWK Member's kids. They loved the idea and were keen to join! We love it when parks embrace this as we know they will embrace you and your kids. Plus if you do stay longer they have a 'Family Rate' of just $10 in total, not per child!
Sunset Top Tourist Park is nestled alongside a spring fed creek and located close to the town centre with shops, cafes and a great bakery only a short distance away.
The park is also pet friendly, has a sparkling salt water pool (great to enjoy after a day exploring the area) and a playground to keep the kids entertained. On that, the friendly office staff will offer you all the information you need to see the sights and explore Mount Isa and beyond, they can even book you on a tour with North West Tours to get a more in-depth, intimate experience.
When in the area, please support them supporting you.
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.
Oh you are going to love it here! Traveller's Rest 1770 in the award winning QLD Top Small Tourism Town of Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy (1770) is a spot you will not want to miss on your travels! The owners, Mike and Michi have not only created a relaxing and inviting space for Traveller’s surrounded by native bushland, but also offer the opportunity to learn more about the surrounding area from Mike, nicknamed 'The Bushtucker Man!'
Mike works with indigenous elders and local Tourism Organisations to present valid information to their campers. You and your kids could learn about bush tucker and bush medicine, as well as the traditional and cultural uses of plants on a relaxed stroll through the ever-changing eco-system! Engaging all your senses whilst exploring native bushland, significant to indigenous people from this area and enriching your life with the knowledge on how to connect with the surrounding environment. What an educational opportunity for the kids!
The “Traveller’s Rest 1770” is the perfect starting point to explore the Discovery Coast. Whether you explore one of the 4WD tracks into the National Parks, watch the waves spill over the rocks on untouched beaches or enjoy a famous sunset at Captain Cook’s landing spot – 1770. Put it on your must stay list NOW!!
Mike, Michi (and their kids) look forward to welcoming you and would like to offer TAWK Members, 2 night's FREE camping* for their kids.
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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