Explore South Australia’s stunning Limestone Coast at an affordable price with these family-friendly caravan park options.
Mount Gambier is the second-biggest city in South Australia, but it (and Mount Gambier’s caravan parks) is widely underrated as a holiday destination. Located on the breathtaking Limestone Coast, the Mount Gambier region is a bucket-list-worthy holiday spot to visit, from taking in the lush scenery and epic sinkholes, to the famous Blue Lake.
You won’t be short of activities in this wondrous region, from the numerous national parks surrounding the area to exploring the magical caves that seem other-worldly. Mount Gambier is rich with history, while also fast emerging as an exciting wine and food region, so there really is something for everyone.
If you’re road-tripping and looking for affordable and accessible accommodation in the Mount Gambier region, you’re in luck – the region is home to some well-maintained and high-quality holiday parks, suited for travellers and families of all sizes.
1. Pine Country Caravan Park
Be one with nature in the tranquil Pine Country Caravan Park. A five-minute drive from Blue Lake and its surrounds, this caravan park is perfect for those who want to embrace the fresh country air and be surrounded by soothing greenery.
Opt for luxe glamping at Pine Country Caravan Park.
The park also takes sustainability seriously, using solar power, water-saving initiatives, and recycling green waste. It’s the perfect place to unwind and escape the stress of everyday life.
Get cosy at Pine Country.
Accommodation options: Cabins, glamping, ensuite powered sites, powered sites, unpowered camping.
Address: 2-16 Kilsby Rd, Moorak SA 5291
2. BIG4 Blue Lake Holiday Park
Set on 11 hectares of perfectly landscaped gardens, with stunning views of the surrounding valley, the BIG4 Blue Lake park is located, you guessed it, right on top of the iconic Blue Lake.
Book your family getaway at BIG4 Blue Lake Holiday Park. (Image: Zoe Wighton)
Pet-friendly with powered and unpowered sites, the holiday park also features a swimming pool, jumping pillow, tennis court, and basketball court. And golfing fans will love the fact the holiday park backs onto the local golf course, giving you ample time to go out and have a swing.
There is a huge playground for kids. (Image: Zoe Wighton)
Accommodation options: Bungalows (three and two-bedroom options), lakeside villa, cabins, ensuite sites, powered site, unpowered site.
Address: LOT 100 Bay Rd, Mount Gambier SA 5290
3. Mount Gambier Central Caravan Park
Located right in the middle of town close to Aldi, Coles, and the Mount Gambier pubs and cafes, the Mount Gambier Central Caravan Park is less than a five-minute drive to Blue Lake, as well as being a quick drive or idle stroll to the Umpherston Sinkhole.
Settle in a powered cabin at Central Caravan Park.
With friendly staff always willing to lend a hand, and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s not a park with all the modern bells and whistles, but it’s clean, conveniently located, and known for its competitive rates.
Camp with your caravan.
Accommodation options: Cabins (including a three-bedroom superior cabin option), powered site, unpowered site.
Address: 6 Krummel St, Mount Gambier SA 5290
4. Limestone Coast Tourist Park
Located in a quieter, more rural setting, Limestone Coast Tourist Park is three kilometres from the centre of Mount Gambier, and within reach of 40 national parks, ancient caves, and surf beaches.
The park provides a fully equipped laundry, undercover BBQs, and a children’s playground. Tourists have touted it favourably, praising the cleanliness and overall affordable price, with all caravan sites also being ensuite sites.
Accommodation options: Deluxe units, family units, and powered sites with an ensuite.
Address: Jubilee Hwy E & Hawkins Rd, Mount Gambier SA 5290
5. Kalganyi Holiday Park
Situated right at the entrance of Mount Gambier, the park is under 10-minutes-drive to the famous Blue Lake and is conveniently located next door to the Mount Gambier Market shopping centre.
The pet-friendly holiday park also features a solar-heated pool, children’s playground, a fully enclosed camp kitchen, and BBQ facilities, as well as a recreation area with table tennis and air hockey tables. It’s perfect for the whole family and keep an eye out for the friendly possums at night.
Accommodation options: Deluxe cabins, standard cabins, ensuite powered site, powered site.
Address: Penola Rd & Bishops Road, Mount Gambier SA 5290
If you’re looking to break up your Mount Gambier stay and try something different, make sure to check out our list of unique accommodation you can only find in Mount Gambier.