Over the past few years West Aussies have been discovering (and re-discovering) our State more than ever, which means we’re always on the hunt for excellent, easy and affordable accommodation options wherever we can find ‘em.
Enter Summerstar Tourist Parks, a family owned and operated group of caravan and camping parks that reaches as far and wide as Broome to the north and Esperance to the south. Owners John and Dani Layman purchased the latter over 20 years ago, and since then have grown the business to 13 all up with a simple ethos: “Make memories that last a lifetime and experience the best of Western Australia by land or sea in family-friendly parks.”
The parks cater to all budgets and occasions, offering everything from modern, self-contained cabins, units and chalets to shady ensuites, powered and unpowered caravan and camp sites, with all but one park also being pet friendly (Eighty Mile is a marine park) and all parks having free wi-fi.
You can check out their full range of parks below, plus right down the bottom you’ll find a sneaky little giveaway we’re hosting to win a three night stay at any one of the 13 parks!
Oh and here’s a hot-tip you can have for free – if you’re interested in catching the much-anticipated 2023 solar eclipse from some of the best vantage points in the northwest this year, a bunch of the relevant Summerstar Parks still have some availabilities…
Summerstar’s Broome location is right near Roebuck Bay and only a few kilometres from star attractions like Cable Beach and Chinatown. It’s got plenty of shady sites to help with the northwest heat, but the real hero is the resort-style swimming pool on site.
Nestled right next to WA’s longest stretch of uninterrupted beach, Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park is the place to go for absolute seclusion, with plenty of fishing and 4WDing to be found. This park, along with Broome, hasn’t been impacted by Kimberley floods and is open for business, and if you’re a stargazer Eighty Mile is THE place to be for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse (88% coverage).
Need a homebase for your Karijini National Park adventure? Look no further than Tom Price where Summerstar has just launched 23 brand new Premium Holiday Units and 12 new powered ensuite caravan and camping sites (meaning private toilet and shower). It’s also got a swimming pool, which is very helpful for this very warm part of the world!
Another great park for the Total Solar Eclipse (there’s plenty of powered and unpowered sites available to book), Summerstar’s Carnarvon offering is the place to be this April. The Dark Sky Festival is on to celebrate, along with the Rocks Carnarvon Festival from April 15-22.
If you like your privacy you’ll be pleased to know that every powered site in Kalbarri has an ensuite, and they’re also pet-friendly all year round! If you’re looking for something a little fancier, Kalbarri also has premium spa and holiday units – some with coastal views! No worries if not though, you’re right next to stunning Red Bluff, and there’s a swimming pool to keep you cool.
If you like holidays that involve slowing everything down a little and taking it easy, Horrocks Beach Caravan Park could be just the place. It’s right next to a golf course, tennis courts and lawn bowls, there’s some great 4WDing, surfing and fishing to be found and it’s only 20 minutes to Port Gregory’s Pink Lake.
Geraldton is your gateway to the Coral Coast, and Belair Gardens is the perfect homebase just 250m from the waterfront. Whilst you’re making those exploration plans, Belair ain’t a bad place to chill out with a great outdoor pool and games room.
Jurien Bay Tourist Park is literally steps away from a beautiful sheltered beach, perfect for boating, fishing, snorkelling, swimming or just sitting back and taking it all in. The park has recently installed some new holiday units, and if you’ve got some little ones in tow there’s a massive jumping pillow that’ll have ‘em tuckered out in no time.
The southwest region of WA can be pretty hard on the wallet when it comes to holidays, but Summerstar’s Lazy Days Caravan Park manages to offer some of the most competitive rates down there while still being in an excellent location. Beautiful beaches and Busselton Jetty are all less than 10 minutes away.
Nestled right on Margaret River, Riverview is the place to go for some peace and quiet while still being walking distance from Margs town. It’s a bird watcher’s paradise and has an array of delightful walking and mountain biking trails to enjoy.
Nearby Margaret River Tourist Park is perhaps more friendly for those with families in tow, with playgrounds, a swimming pool and games room on site. It’s still just a short walk into Margaret River town, and puts you right in the thick of the region’s caves, wineries and world class waves.
If you’re looking to get away from the Dunsborough/Margs bubble, Summerstar’s Walpole location offers a unique, picturesque stopover right on the Nornalup Inlet, which is great for boating and fishing. Rest Point is a great spot for getting rest before you explore the Bibbulmun and Munda Biddi tracks, along with the rest of the Walpole wilderness, including Valley of the Giants.
Last, but certainly not least, you’ll find Summerstar’s flagship operation in Esperance. Just a kilometre out of town, you’re on the doorstep to some of the world’s best beaches and stunning natural attractions, along with a burgeoning food and drink scene and more.
Finally, as promised, visit the Instagram post below to go in the draw to win a three night stay at a Summerstar Tourist Park of your choice (T&Cs apply):
Head to the Summerstar Tourist Parks Website to start planning your next WA holiday!