Travelling across the country in a caravan? You’ve come to the right place! Queanbeyan-Palerang offers accommodation options in all its major towns for caravaners and other travellers. Situated a short drive away from a range of activities, eateries and attractions, they are fantastic destinations to kick start your exploration from. This guide features information on all local tourist parks as well as top tips for exploring the region’s towns and the great outdoors.
41A Morisset St, Queanbeyan
Ph: 0488 55 1114
Queanbeyan Riverside Caravan Park is a brand-new park situated on the banks of the beautiful Queanbeyan River. Visitors will enjoy a leafy atmosphere and picturesque waterfront views only a short stroll from Queanbeyan’s main street shopping centres, clubs and restaurants.
There is also very convenient bus transport to Canberra enabling visitors to explore all Queanbeyan and the Canberra Region has to offer. Riverside provides modern caravan accommodation and facilities for both visitors passing through and those who are looking to immerse themselves in all the activities, attractions and cultural events that are on offer in Queanbeyan and Canberra.
Riverside offers travellers a total of 42 premium riverside sites, thoughtfully designed drive-through sites for larger caravans and recreation vehicles as well as very comfortable standard sites. All sites are powered and have water facilities.
Riverside enjoys high-quality barbecue and outdoor dining tables as well as a well-appointed modern camp kitchen for all guests to utilise and enjoy. Their amenities, toilet, laundry and drying facilities are all of the highest standards and maintained accordingly to ensure the highest possible guest experience – every day. The caravan park is also pet-friendly and offers free Wi-Fi.
81 Donald Rad, Queanbeyan
Ph: (02) 6297 2443
Crestview Tourist Park is a quiet, landscaped park situated close to Canberra Avenue which will take you to Canberra’s CBD and the Parliamentary Triangle. The park caters to caravaners and campers offering both powered and unpowered sites. They have a large selection of cabins ranging from 1-bedroom studios to 3-bedroom villas. There are also two cabins available for people with mobility issues. Unfortunately, this park is not suited for pets.
The park boasts a great children’s area with BBQ facilities. There is also a pool with a BBQ area attached. Free WiFi, access to a Body Basics 24-hour gym, a fully equipped coin operated laundry and a CCTV system offering security are all part of the package when you stay at the Crestview. There is a butcher and corner store within walking distance where you can buy supplies.
When staying at the Queanbeyan caravan parks, you are only a quick drive away from the Canberra CBD and its many attractions as well as a quick drive from some of Queanbeyan-Palerang’s great attractions, including:
- Molonglo Gorge in Kowen Forest is located on the Sutton Road. The area has electric BBQs and toilets, and it is a great destination for a short hike to the Blue Tiles. Here you experience a bushwalk along the side of the gorge with great views of the river below.
- The Glenburn Heritage Precinct is about 4km from the Gorge and can be accessed from the Kings Highway. This is a heritage listed site with marked trails for walkers and cyclists. There are 16 heritage sites to explore on the well sign posted paths. A brochure is available from the Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre.
- Take some time to enjoy the sweeter things in life with a visit to the Wamboin and Bywong wineries. Enjoy tastings or a meal at Contentious Character, Norton Road Wines and Lark Hill Winery.
- A steady easy climb will take you to Mount Jerrabomberra with a classic panoramic view over Queanbeyan. Park in the car park in Jerrabomberra Hill Road which is off Halloran Drive to access this pleasant lookout. If you’re travelling with pets, pop them on a leash and take them on a nice walk up the hill.
- Spend a day out at Googong Foreshores – picnicking, birdwatching, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing or sailing, there’s something for everyone. The Foreshores are just a quick 8km drive out of Queanbeyan on the Old Cooma Road. A brochure is available from the Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre.
If you don’t feel like cooking, try out some of the great eateries in Queanbeyan CBD. For details of clubs, cafes and restaurants in Queanbeyan, check out our Taste page.
71 Mathews Lane, Bungendore
Ph: 0455 174 463
Bungendore Showground is managed by friendly caretakers on behalf of QPRC, who will present you with scones with jam and cream upon settling in. There is a large grassed area with lots of shady trees for casual campers. The showground is suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans or large rigs. This caravan park is pet friendly but caretakers ask that you let them know when booking if you are bringing your pets. The park is complete with a camp kitchen, laundry and a dump point.
The showground is about 5kms out of the Bungendore township but not too far to enjoy the lovely cafes and restaurants in the village and do a spot of shopping.
- Enjoy lunch or dinner at some of Bungendore’s fantastic restaurants, such as the unique French bistro Le Tres Bon, the warm and welcoming George Bar and Dining or the classic Café Wood Works.
- The Wood Works Gallery next door to Café Wood Works is internationally renowned and a must-see for anyone spending a day out in Bungendore.
- Check out the local stores, you will be surprised at the variety of goods and services available. Go explore Retro and Record Emporium for rare and old vinyl records and more, or get lost at Village Antiques, which is filled with antiques, collectables and unique garden ornaments.
Kings Highway, Braidwood
Ph: (02) 48422027
The Braidwood Showground has powered and unpowered sites, hot showers and toilets. You will need to ring the above number to get the code to access the facilities. This facility is pet friendly, but you must advise upon booking or checking in. A dump point is available in Monkittee Street in Braidwood, left over the bridge as you go into town behind a white picket fence.
The Showground is just out of town but not too far to enjoy all Braidwood has to offer. Take some time to enjoy the historic town’s many eclectic shops and cafes.
- Get to know the town’s rich history of pioneers and bushrangers, colonialism and gold rushes by taking the Braidwood Heritage Walk.
- Food options are plentiful, sprinkled along the main street of town. Try Braidwood Bakery’s fine selection of pies and pastries or The Albion’s beautiful breakfast and lunch options made out of local produce. Have a coffee break over at Poppies on Wallace and visit The Servicemen’s Club for a classic pub meal and a yarn with the locals.
- Pack a picnic and visit the Deua National Park just outside of Braidwood for a relaxing afternoon in the great outdoors, or take on an adventure with a hike to the Big Hole from Berlang Campground.
- The Braidwood Museum is a great way to indulge in the history of the town and learn about its gold rush and bushranger days. There, you can also find out about the popular movies that were shot in Braidwood.
47 Bidges Road, Sutton
Ph; (02) 6230 3422
This well-appointed caravan park is set on 15 hectares and is just 20 minutes from Canberra. It is situated just off the Federal Highway, making it the perfect home base for exploring the nearby Bungendore and its surroundings.
Here you will find cabins to suit all needs. Some are pet friendly, but you must book first. You’ll also find powered and unpowered camp sites, drive through caravan sites and even two fenced-in dog friendly sites.
The entire park has been landscaped and is kept in immaculate condition with an ornamental lake which attracts local wildlife and ducks. The kids are well catered for with a jumping pillow, swimming pool, tennis court, putt putt golf and a basketball practice ring. You can also use camp BBQ’s and the park’s coin operated laundry.
1246 Federal Highway, Sutton
Ph; (02) 6241 6411
Eaglehawk Holiday Park is located just 15 minutes from the Canberra CBD and is situated parallel to the Federal Highway. The park offers accommodation options ranging from basic en-suited campsites; powered van sites; cabins with basic facilities; cottages, bungalows and villas with different room and bed configurations to accommodate all needs. There is also a playground for the young ones. Pets are unfortunately not allowed.
The park also partners with the adjacent pub which is renowned for its good food and friendly atmosphere. There is also a service station nearby to cater to all your fuel and motoring needs.
The holiday park welcomes group, school and corporate accommodation and caters for functions.