Welcome to Albany WA Accommodation 2017 to 2018

Albany Australia Accommodation, shows you the best Caravan Parks, Hotel Motels B & B in Albany WA Australia, book direct & save money. For the best deal “Say Jonathan sent you”.

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Albany WA Alternative Accommodation

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Albany Accommodation:

Albany Caravan Parks & Holiday Parks
Albany B&B's / Self-Contained
Albany Hotels, Motels & Inns

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Denmark Accommodation:

Bed & Breakfast/Self Contained

Western Australia Caravan Parks List:

Caravan Park Accomodation in WA

Albany Accommodation: Caravan Parks

Emu Beach Holiday Park - ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONEmu Beach Holiday Park & Caravan Park/strong>

We are a 4 ½ star Holiday Park that can offer you and your family an ultimate break, From the fast paced world, from the minute you drive into the Park you feel the serene Surroundings take hold of you. We offer chalets, park cabins, powered sites for caravans and tents.

Contact Phone 08 98441147
E-mail address info@emubeach.com
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Rose Gardens Beachside Caravan & Holiday Park ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONRose Gardens Beachside: Caravan & Holiday Park

Perfectly located on the bay at Emu Point, Rose Gardens offers unparalleled views from the spacious oceanview spa and beachfont villas. In a 12-acre parkland setting, caravan and camping sites, minimart and cafe on site. Pet-friendly sites.

5 Merm4aid Avenue , Emu Point , WA 6330
T: 1800 889 999
F: 9844 1209
E: rosegardens@acclaimparks.com.au
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Albany Holiday Park & Caravan Park - Albany WA Austraia AccommodationAlbany Holiday Park & Caravan Park

Albany Holiday Park is centrally located to Albany and regional attractions.

4kms from city centre on main highway.

Spacious, peaceful park with vast grassed areas and shady trees. Popular and enjoyable parks with clean, modern facilities.

Great for a peaceful escape while in Albany WA or as a base while visiting the spectacular attractions nearby.

Take a few days and visit a unique and historic part of Western Australia. RELAX, STAY A WHILE

Albany Holiday Park, 550 Albany Hwy Albany, WA 6330
Tel. 08 9841 7800

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Middleton Beach Holiday Park
Address: 28 Flinders Parade, Albany WA 6330
Phone: 08 9841 3593
Freecall: 1800 644 674
Email: holiday@holidayalbany.com.au
  • 500 metres of beach frontage
  • Solar heated pool, with indoor hydro spa
  • Entertainment centre with pool table, table tennis, video games, etc Movie theatre showing movies twice daily during school holidays, or on request
  • Modern self-contained chalets and cabins.
  • Mini shop with basic necessities available.
  • Small playground on site, and 3 excellent playgrounds with great equipment nearby. Fabulous ensuite sites, immaculate powered sites and camp sites

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Albany Accommodation: Hotels & Motels

The Ace Motor Inn is privately owned and managed.

The Ace Motor Inn is privately owned and managed. ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONWe offer quality affordable accommodation together with friendly hospitality. Guests enjoy free in house movies, free wireless broadband and free Foxtel.

Ace Motor Inn has fifty-six rooms offering you a choice of Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe King Rooms, Deluxe 2 Room, Executive Spa Suite, Executive 2 Room Spa Suites or the Honeymoon King Spa Suite. Licensed restaurant, room service, car wash facilities.

Ace Motor Inn, 314 Albany Hwy,
Albany, Western Australia 6330
p: +61 (0)8 9841 2911
f: +61 (0)8 9841 4443
e: reservations@acemotorinn.com.au
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Banksia Gardens Resort Motel

Banksia Gardens Resort Motel - ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATION

Banksia Gardens Resort Motel, offering luxurious serviced apartments, is conveniently located close to Albany City centre & Middleton Beach. Your choice of one, two or three bedroom suites all nestled within beautiful landscaped gardens & meandering paved driveways.

212 Albany Highway , Albany WA 6330
|Bookings: 1800 687 666 | Ph: +61 (0)8 9842 4111
Fax: +61 (0) 8 9842 5222
Email - admin@banksiagardens.com.au
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Dolphin Lodge

Short term or extended stay for your family holiday
Corporate and business rates available.

Set in quiet garden surroundings, our homely comfortable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom accommodation units are fully self-contained with Queen size beds, TV, DVD, radio, in-house movies, Foxtel, wireless broadband internet, telephone and relaxed living areas. Each unit includes a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioned lounge / dining and private bathroom.

Dolphin Lodge
32 Adelaide Crescent ,
Middleton Beach , Albany, WA 6330
Telephone: (08) 9841 6600
Facsimile: (08) 9841 0660
email:dolphin@omninet.net.au
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Albany Accommodation: Bed & Breakfasts (B&B's)

Kenryl House - When only the best will do

Kenryl House - ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONBe welcomed with a friendly smile and a cup of tea when you arrive at Kenryl House in Albany WA, a spacious home in a beautiful beach front location, tastefully fitted with old world charm and beauty. A "cooked breakfast" is served on antique blue and white china in the conservatory. Kenryl house also caters for the health conscious.

With easy walking distance to safe swimming beaches, green parks, and only minutes away from the central business district, golf course, tennis courts and bowling greens, you will just love it here! Whales can be observed from "Kenryl" during their migration.

Phone: (08) 9844 8585 - International (618) 9844 8585
Mobile : (61) 0428 448 585 - Fax: (08) 9844 8787
E-mail: marjorie@kenryl.com.au
Address: 4 Cunningham Street, Emu Point, Albany, Western Australia , 6330

The Terrace ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATION THE TERRACE BED & BREAKFAST &
SELF CONTAINED VILLAS: RAC ****

Luxury accommodation at an affordable price.

Modern colonial style B&B, en-suite bedrooms, Scrumptious breakfast choice. $130 -$140 DN / $110 SN OR 1,2,3,4 bedroom Villas from $150 DN, spa Villas from $170 DN. $15-$20 extra person. 3 mins - walk to Middleton Beach, cafes & restaurants / drive to city.

36 Marine Terrace, Middleton Beach, Albany WA 6330
Tel: 61 8 9842 9901 –
Mob: 0428155095 /0427429901
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Email theterrace@westnet.com.au

ALBANY VIEW ST. LODGE - ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONALBANY VIEW ST. LODGE
B & B/ART STUDIO & GALLERY

Located in town just a short walk to the main street. Semi self-cont.suites with ensuite. Sep Guest entry. O/s parking. Tariff (from$120 DBPN) includes FULL BREAKFAST served upstairs in the sunroom.

35 View Street
ALBANY WA 6330
Tel.: (08) 98 428 820
Email: stay@albanyviewstbb.com.au
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The Beach House at Bayside  - ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONThe Beach House at Bayside

Albany's luxurious haven by the sea, the Beach House at Bayside offers discerning travellers an intimate relaxed ambience, gracious service, privacy, comfort and warm country hospitality – all adjacent to one of Australia's best links golf courses, and beautiful Middleton Bay.

Phone: 08 9844 8844
E-mail: luxury@thebeachhouseatbayside.com.au
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Charnigup Bed & Breakfast

Charnigup Bed & Breakfast  ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONCharnigup Bed & Breakfast is situated on a small cattle and sheep farm 23 kms N.E. of Albany WA. This comfortable home commands lovely views of nearby Porongurups Range. Private guest wing, comprises two double rooms, sitting room/kitchenette and bathroom. Maximum 4 adults, not suitable for children.

Contact details : Charmaine Hickman
Charnigup Farm Bed & Breakfast,
86 Mawson Road , Napier,
ALBANY , W.A.6330.
Phone: (08)98443441
e-mail: charnigup@wn.com.au
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Norman House

Norman House - ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATION

Norman House, a charming 19th Century Georgian house overlooking Princess Royal Harbour, is Albany's oldest established Bed and Breakfast. Listed by the National Trust, the house has played host to many colourful characters and is an important link to Albany's vibrant past.

By Post28 Stirling Terrace, Albany WA 6330
Phone/Fax08 9841 5995
E-mail normanhouse@westnet.com.au
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CRUIZE-INN ALBANY - ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONCRUIZE-INN ALBANY

Spacious & Vibrant 4-BEDROOM, 2-BATHROOM, fully furnished holiday home in a great location with ocean views. IDEAL FOR HOLIDAYS, WORKSHOPS & RETREATS. CLOSE TO POPULAR MIDDLETON BEACH & WITHIN EASY REACH OF THE TOWN CENTRE. OFF-STREET PARKING, WIRELESS INTERNET, WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY.

Tel. (08) 98 42 9599
E-mail info@cruizeinn.com
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Balneaire - ALBANY WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONBalneaire

Balneaire, in the heart of Middleton Beach WA, is a short walk from the beach.

The non-smoking 2 & 3 bedroom, apartments with reverse cycle air conditioning, lie amongst beautifully kept gardens. WiFi is available. For the comfort of guests all beds have electric blankets.

bookings@balneaire.com.au
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08 9842 2877

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Denmark Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast

Celestine Retreat - DENMARK WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONCelestine Retreat

Celestine Retreat, sitting high atop Mt Shadforth, on 32 acres, over looking Wilson Inlet, The Southern Ocean, all the valley's & tall timber.

Our 4 Cedar, Hexagonal, Luxury Spa Chalets are the perfect place to, Relax, Rejuvenate, Romance & Reflect...

Tel: 08 9848 3000
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reservation@celestineretreat.com

Misty Valley Country Cottages Denmark  - DENMARK WA AUSTRALIA ACCOMMODATIONMisty Valley Country Cottages Denmark
is located 13 km west of Denmark and is the perfect place to relax and unwind or join in the farm activities. And our location is an ideal base to explore the many features and attractions of Denmark and the surrounding areas of Albany WA, Walpole, The Porongorups and Stirling Ranges. Your hosts are Warren and Leonie Bull

Phone/Fax Call (08) 9840 9239,
international callers phone/fax ++618 9840 9239.
Mobile 0428 409 239
holiday@mistyvalley.com.au
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Western Australia Caravan/Tourist Park Accommodation list.

EXAMPLE
Very Nice Caravan/Tourist Park

Accommodation
Western Australia
(08) 9844 3166
Emu Point Boat Pens WA 6330
EXAMPLE
Very Nice Caravan/Tourist Park

Right on the banks of the Nile, Very Nice Caravan Park is good for the whole family. Swim in the River (Watch out for the Crocs!) Dogs OK. They love them. BBQ crocs on the banks of the river... etc Up to 40 Words. Very Nice!
EXAMPLE

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Aqua Caravan/ Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9535 1869
647 Pinjarra Rd
Furnissdale WA 6209

Avalon Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
WA
(08) 9823 1681
55 Robinson Rd
Woodanilling WA 6316

Belvedere Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9535 1213
153 Mandurah Tce
Mandurah WA 6210

Boddington Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9883 8018
Wuraming Ave
Boddington WA 6390

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Bridgetown Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9761 1900
Bridgetown
South West Hwy
Bridgetown WA 6255

Brunswick Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodatin
( 08) 9726 1544
South Western Hwy
Brunswick Junction WA 6224

Carnarvon Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
( 08) 9941 8101
477 Robinson St (cnr Boundary Rd )
Carnarvon WA 6701
(08) 9941 8381 Fax 0427 739 659
cindy@carnarvonpark.com.au

Central Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation

(08) 9277 1704
34 Central Ave
Ascot WA 6104

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Corrigin Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation WA
(08) 9063 2515
15 Larke Crs
Corrigin WA 6375

Cranbrook Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
0429 942 825
Mobile Service
225 Mason St
Cranbrook WA 6321

Crokers Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9071 4100
Esperance
629 Harbour Rd
Esperance WA 6450

Cunderdin /Tourist Park
Accommodation
Motel Units, Cabins & Onsite Vans
(08) 9635 1258
74 Olympic Ave
Cunderdin WA 6407

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Dearloves Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
WA
(08) 9175 2802
Newman
Cowra Drv
Newman WA 6753
whalebackvillage@westnet.com.au

Derby Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodatin
( 08) 9193 1055
Rowan St
Derby WA 6728

Goldminer Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9021 3713
Atbara St (Great Eastern Hwy)
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
(08) 9022 4545

Gracetown Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9755 5301
Cowaramup Bay Rd
Cowaramup WA 6284

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Greenhead Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9953 1131
9 Greenhead Rd
Greenhead WA 6514

Haven Caravan/tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9026 6123
Lot 31983 Great Eastern Hwy
Coolgardie WA 6429

Hopetoun Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9838 3096
30 Espanade
Hopetoun WA 6348

Jandakot Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9417 9362
12 Hammond Rd
Jandakot WA 6164

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Kalgoorlie Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9021 4855
8 Great Eastern Hwy
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
0419 939 338

Kambalda Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9027 1582
Gordon Adams Rd
Kambalda WA 6442
0408 282 618

Karratha Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation

(08) 9185 1012
Mooligunn Rd
Karratha WA 6714

Kelmscott Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9390 6137
80 River Rd
Kelmscott WA 6111

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Kenlorn Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9356 2380
224 Treasure Rd
Queens Park WA 6107

Kirup Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9731 6311
South Western Hwy
Kirup WA 6251

Kojonup Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9831 1127
75 Newstead Rd
Kojonup WA 6395

Kookaburra Tourist Park
Accommodation
(Managers G & C Carr)
(08) 9752 1516
(Proprs G & C Carr) Phone/Fax
66 Marine Tce
Busselton WA 6280
0419 959 365
kookpark@compwest.net.au

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Kulin Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9880 1053
Rankin St
Kulin WA 6365

Lakeside Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9524 1182
Mandurah Rd
Baldivis WA 6171
0408 908 833

Laverton Tourist Park
Accommodation
PO BOX 173 LAVERTON WA 6440
(08) 9031 1072
Office
211 Weld Drv
Laverton WA 6440
0428 922 681
laverton_caravan@westnet.com.au

Leeman Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9953 1080
43 Thomas St
Leeman WA 6514

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Lucky Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9535 3313
20 Henson St
Mandurah WA 6210

Meekatharra Tours Park
Accommodation
(08) 9981 1253
Main St
Meekatharra WA 6642

Midland Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9274 3002
2 Toodyay Rd
Middle Swan WA 6056

Moondyne Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9574 2534
Racecourse Rd
Toodyay WA 6566

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Mundaring Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9295 1125
5235 Great Eastern Hwy
Mahogany Creek WA 6072

Murchison Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9937 1005
(Allen R W&D E)
Grey St
Kalbarri WA 6536

Nannup Tourist Park
Accommodation
Narrogin Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
( 08) 9881 1260
80 Williams Rd
Narrogin WA 6312

Newman Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9175 1428
Kalgan Rd
Newman WA 6753
newmancvp@benet.net.au

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Northam Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9622 1620
150 Yilgarn Ave
Northam WA 6401
northam_caravan@wn.com.au

Norwesta Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9941 1277
Angelo St (cnr Robinson St )
Carnarvon WA 6701
1800 851 964
FREECALL Bookings

Nullagine Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9176 2090
Gallop St
Nullagine WA 6758

Ongerup Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9828 2090
1 Walker St (cnr Hounsham Wy )
Ongerup WA 6336

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Peel Caravan / Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9535 4343
598 Pinjarra Rd
Mandurah WA 6210

Pemberton Tourist
Accommodation
PO Box 166 Pemberton WA 6260
(08) 9776 1300
1 Pumphill Rd
Pemberton WA 6260
(08) 9776 1800
park@karriweb.com.au

Perenjori Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9973 1193
North Rd (cnr Crossing St )
Perenjori WA 6620

Ravenswood Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9537 6296
Lot 65 Lloyd Ave
Ravenswood WA 6208
ravenswoodcaravanpark@westnet.net.au

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Sandstone Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9963 5859
(Alice Atkinson)
Irvine St
Sandstone WA 6639

Seabird Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9577 1038
Site1/ 1 Williams Way
Seabird WA 6042

Serpentine Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9525 2528
Lot2489/ South Western Hwy
Serpentine WA 6125

Tarangau Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9193 5084
16 Millington Rd
Broome WA 6725
(08) 9193 7551
tarangau@tpg.com.au

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Tarunda Caravan/Tourist/ Park
Accommodation
(08) 9191 5330
Forrest Rd
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765
(08) 9191 5176
tarunda@bigpond.com

Timbertop Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9535 1292
(J & M Fenn Proprs) ( Main Office )
6 Peel St
Mandurah WA 6210
(08) 9535 1399
Mandurah WA 6210
mcconk@aapt.net.au

Toodyay Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9574 2612
Railway Rd
Toodyay WA 6566

Town Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9168 1763
Lot1/ Bloodwood Drv
Kununurra WA 6743

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Turner Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9758 1593
Blackwood Ave
Augusta WA 6290

Wanneroo Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9405 1176
18 Jacaranda Drv
Wanneroo WA 6065

Wyndham Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9161 1064
Baker St
Wyndham WA 6740

York Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9641 1421
Phone/Fax
2 Eighth Rd
York WA 6302

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The Cove Caravan/Tourist Park
Accommodation
(08) 9187 0199
Lot 259/ Macleod St
Point Samson WA 6720

Gorges Caravan Park Pty Ltd
( 08) 9389 1704
45 Brown Ave
Dalkeith WA 6009

Molloy Caravan Park Pty Ltd
(08) 9758 4515
Fisher Rd
Kudardup WA 6290
molloycp@oceanbroadband.net

Gateway Caravan/Tourist Park Norseman
Accommodation
(08) 9039 1500
Norseman
Phone/Fax
Prinsep St
Norseman WA 6443
(08) 9039 0956

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Busselton Caravan Park & Villa's
Accommodation
(08) 9752 1175
(Mngrs Peta & Les Davies) Phone/Fax
163 Bussell Hwy
Busselton WA 6280
bookings@busseltonvillasandcaravanpark.com.au

Dawesville Caravan Park Holiday Village
Accommodation
(08) 9582 1417
Dawesville
1149 Old Coast Rd
Dawesville WA 6211
0411 239 646
info@dawesvilleholiday.com.au

York Caravan Park & Camping Grounds
Accommodation
(08) 9641 1421
2 Eighth Rd
York WA 6302

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT CARAVANS?

Australian Caravans & Camper Trailers

In Australia camper trailers are common alongside the traditional caravan. Camper trailers differentiate themselves from similar products due to their ability to go off road. They feature large water holding tanks, batteries for electricity and off-road suspension. See also Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia.

What is a Travel Trailer or Caravan?

A travel trailer or caravan is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a tent. (Although there are fold-down trailer tents. It provides the means for people to have their own home on a journey or a vacation. Without relying on a Motel or Hotel, and enables them to stay in places where none is available. However, in some countries campers are restricted to designated sites for which fees are payable.

Travel trailers and caravans vary from basic models which may be little more than a tent on wheels to those containing several rooms with all the furniture and furnishings and equipment of a home. They are used principally in North America , Europe , Australia and New Zealand and are rare elsewhere, so this article deals mainly with those continents/countries.

In all of these locations it is generally illegal for people to ride in a travel trailer or caravan while it is being towed on a public road.

History of Trailers & Caravans

In Europe, the origins of travel trailers and caravanning can be traced back to travelling Romania people ('Gipsies'), and showmen who spent most of their lives in horse drawn trailers. The Bristol Carriage Company built the world’s first leisure trailer in 1880 for Dr. W. Gordon-Stables. It was an 18-ft. design, based upon their Bible Wagons, which the Doctor named "Wanderer".

One of the first home-built house trailers in America . Built by John "Jack" Anthony Porcella, grocer-barber-restauranteer-miner who travelled extensively throughout the western states.

Modern travel trailers come in a range of sizes, from tiny two-berth trailers with no toilet and only basic kitchen facilities, to large, triple-axle, six-berth types.

Travel trailers in North America

In the United States and Canada , the history of travel trailers can be traced back to the early 1920s, when those who enjoyed their use were often referred to as 'tin can tourists'. [As time progressed, trailers became more livable and earned a new name in the 1930s and 1940s, which was the house trailer. In the 1950s and 1960s, the industry seemed to split, creating the two types that we see today, that of the recreational vehicle (RV) industry and mobile home industry. Today travel trailers are classified as a type of RV along with motorhomes, fifth wheel trailers, pop-up trailers, and truck campers.

Smaller travel trailers and pop-up are still made with touring in mind. These generally are less than 18 feet (5.5 m) long and contain simple amenities. By design, they are lightweight and quick to set up or prepare for travel. Most weigh less than 3,000 pounds (1,400 kg) and can be towed with a large car or small truck depending upon its towing capacity. Lightweight pop-up trailers weighing less than 700 pounds (320 kg), such as the Combi-camper and Kamparoo can be towed even by small economy cars and small SUVs. Some exceptionally light travel trailers can be pulled by motorcycle. Fibreglass body construction entered the U.S. scene in 1971 with the introduction of the first U.S.-produced mini travel trailer, called the Playpac. The Playpac, invented by Steven Whysel, was the answer to the needs of the growing horde of VW "Bug" and other small-car owners who wanted a hard-shelled camper, light enough to be pulled by a small car, with a private water closet, shower and the ability to sleep six. Its ultramodern aerodynamic styling and domed skylight by the modernist Industrial Designer Toshihiko Sakow made it an instant hit. It was short-lived, however (1971–1973), as the first Arab oil embargo and the ensuing major slow-down of RV sales caused it to cease operations. The Boler travel trailer, produced earlier in Canada , soon joined the Playpac in the U.S. fibreglass lightweight class. The Hunter and Amerigo travel trailers were also on the scene by then.

Mid-range travel trailers are 18 to 25 feet (5.5 to 7.6 m’s’) long, can weigh 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) or more, and are generally towed with compact pickup trucks and SUVs. They have most of the amenities of the larger travel trailers, but sleep fewer people.

Larger travel trailers are made with the seasonal or full-time user in mind. These generally range from 25 to 40 feet (7.6 to 12 m’s’) long and contain all the comforts of a luxury condominium. Because they require a purpose built tow vehicle, highway tractor or large truck or SUV, these amenity-laden homes can reach 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg) or more. While trailers may weigh in even above that, most long-box pickups have a maximum tow-weight of 15,500 pounds (7,000 kg). Multiple televisions and air conditioners are common in units of this size. Slide-out rooms and screen porches add to livability. By law, travel trailers are limited to 400 square feet (37 m 2) of living area, and many models offer exactly that plus any optional slide-outs.

With all of the disincentives inherent in municipal zoning bylaws and building codes to affordable, ecological (off-grid) and compact housing solutions, travel-trailers offer a possibility for those considering an ecological full-time home or seasonal cottage. Travel-trailers are often acceptable on flood plains, areas outside of urban growth limits, etc. where regular buildings may not tread. One of the great virtues of a trailer park is its light infrastructure, low ecological footprint, minimal land disturbance, abundant permeable surfaces (for stormwater drainage) and ease of site restoration.

Some specialised brands of trailer, such as the hi-lo trailer, have an upper half (slightly larger than the lower half) that can be folded down over the lower half to a total height of about five feet for reduced wind resistance during travel. These otherwise contain everything other travel trailers have (except for a full-height closet).

An innovation in the travel trailer types is the "toy box" or "toy hauler". Half-living area and half garage, these trailers allow 'toys' to be brought to the countryside. A folding rear ramp give access for motorcycles, ATV’s, personal watercraft or racecars. A generator provides power for the equipment.

Another innovation is the hybrid travel trailer, combining the features of a pop-up trailer and a hard-sided trailer. In its camping configuration, one or more bunks fold down from the side with canvas tent covers. When in travel, the bunks fold up into the side of the trailer leaving four hard sides. Larger models allow the hybrid travel trailer to be used while "turtled” that is with the sides up. The primary advantage of a hybrid travel trailer is that it offers a greater space-to-weight ratio. A disadvantage is that the tent ends are not insulated and subject to heat loss and condensation.

In the United States , it is generally illegal for passengers to ride in a travel trailer, while in motion, unlike horse-drawn trailers and coaches. Triple towing is not allowed in some states, such as California , Alabama , Florida or New York however, triple towing is permitted in Texas if the combined length does not exceed 65 feet (20 m).

Double-decker trailers

A double-decker trailer is a two-level travel trailer. When travelling the trailer is only as high as a regular trailer, but when set up it increases in height to two full levels. Built by Jexcar and others, they are often used in motion picture production as portable dressing rooms.

Fifth-wheel trailers

A 'fifth-wheel' is a travel trailer supported by a hitch in the centre of the bed of a pickup truck instead of a hitch at the back of a vehicle. The special hitch used for fifth-wheels is a smaller version of the one used on 18-wheeler trucks and can be connected by simply driving the tow vehicle under the trailer. Fifth wheel trailers are popular with full-time recreational vehicle enthusiasts, who often live in them for several months in one place, using their pickup truck tow vehicle for local errands. A fifth wheel trailer tows more securely than a traditional travel trailer. Because of the greater room available on the roads in North America , these vehicles are more popular in the United States and Canada than in Europe or other parts of the world. United Kingdom

The National Caravan Council estimate that the caravan industry which includes motorhomes, touring caravans (caravans designed to be hitched to a car and towed to a site) and static caravans and mobile homes (caravans designed to be transported to a permanent site, where they are anchored to the ground) is now worth over £1bn (€1.5bn/US$1.7bn) to the UK economy alone. The growth in popularity of caravanning has been enhanced by improvements in caravan quality and caravan site facilities making caravan holidays possible at any time of the year not just summer months.

Theft of touring caravans was a significant problem but this has reduced in recent years. In the UK , The Association of Chief Police Officer’s estimates that some 1,600 touring caravans are stolen each year but this is showing a downward trends Crime Reduction. Many caravan insurance companies require additional security features to be purchased such as wheel clamps and electronic tracking devices. The CRIS registration service has also helped track theft.

There are two main organisations that many caravanners join in the United Kingdom , the Caravan Club, established in 1907, and the Camping and Caravanning Club, established in 1901. Both clubs offer a range of services including exclusive club sites, preferential rates, advice, services such as insurance, and community activities including regional and national rallies.

BBC Top Gear

The BBC television program Top Gear destroys caravans continuously throughout the series since its regeneration in 2002, leading to complaints from the caravan community.

Amenities

  • A mid-range, modern travel trailer may contain the following features:
  • Powered wheel mover system (integrated or clip-on) to enable parking once unhitched
  • Gas electric powered refrigerator
  • Gas/electric powered stove, oven and grill
  • Microwave cooker
  • Gas/electric powered water heater
  • Warm air heating
  • Beds, some of which double-up as daytime seating
  • Electricity supplied by battery or external hookup
  • Toilet with removable disposal tank and flush-water tank
  • Shower
  • Radio/CD/DVD/MP3 player
  • Television aerial satellite dish
  • Travel trailers (especially North American ones) may also contain the following:
  • Air conditioning
  • External barbecue points
  • Tow hitch stabilisers
  • Separate wastewater tanks for "Gray water" (wash water) and "black water" (sewage)
  • CD players
  • Awning or screen room
  • Clothes washer and drier
  • Microwave
  • Slide-out rooms (such as a 4 x 7 ft dinette or bedroom extension)
Albany Caravan Parks
45593 South Coast Highway, Kalgan. Albany WA 6330 Australia
08 9844 3166