Australian Traveller’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards for 2011; results for Best Caravan Park in Australia. THE WINNER:

CLARKES BEACH HOLIDAY PARK
The great thing about getting recommendations is that sometimes we hear about places we never knew existed. Clarkes Beach Caravan Park in northern NSW sounds blissful, set right on the beachfront among the dunes. Travellers who stay here can walk along the beach into the heart of Byron Bay. Powered beachfront sites cost from $50 a night – stay six nights and get the seventh free. Readers who swear by this place say, “It’s within walking distance of everything but far enough away from town to be peaceful.”
THE DETAILS Off Lighthouse Rd, Byron Bay, NSW. (02) 6685 6496; northcoastholidayparks.com.au

RUNNERS-UP:

2 BIG4 EASTS BEACH HOLIDAY PARK, KIAMA
An idyllic coastal caravan park about two hours’ drive south of Sydney. easts-beach-holiday-park.nsw.big4.com.au
3 SOUTH WEST ROCKS TOURIST PARK
Perfect for families with toddlers as it’s set on a shady waterfront reserve facing a scenic tidal waterway. southwestrockstourist.com.au
4 MANDALAY HOLIDAY RESORT AND TOURIST PARK
Family-friendly park in Busselton, a two-and-a-half-hour drive south of Perth, WA. mandalayresort.com.au
5 BIG4 RENMARK RIVERFRONT HOLIDAY PARK
This family-owned and -operated park in Renmark, SA is a good base for exploring the sights of the historic Murray River.
renmark-riverfront-holiday-park.sa.big4.com.au

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