The type of accommodation while travelling with your family will largely be determined by the type of caravan or camper that you have, the age of your children and the time of year that you are travelling. We have found that even though we would love to do more free camping to save money, most of the time its just not possible with our little ones.
For our travels, caravan parks have been our main source of accommodation. We find the kids love all the activities that are on offer at most parks. Also with us having such young kids, they still have day sleeps and having power for the aircon in the van is priceless when its 36deg outside. Caravan parks provide a secure, social and fun place where you can leave your van and day trip to all the amazing sights nearby when travelling Australia.
Most caravan parks offer membership deals that are worth looking into before you leave. For a small membership fee to join, they can end up saving you lots of money over the duration of your travels.
FREE CAMPS (SELF SUFFICIENT CAMPING)
Some of the best places you will stay on a big lap are free camps. Free camping to us means we are self sufficient without any outside source of power and water. With the setup on our Narooma, we can free camp for up to 7 days depending on battery use and weather conditions for solar. This will vary for every family and the setup they have in their van. Depending on what time of year you leave and where you leave from will depend on how much free camping you will. We found that its very weather dependant, if its to darn hot, you will be craving a powered site and a fresh pool. If its to cold, you will be hanging inside with the heater pumping. Either way, we found that if your not going to be comfortable while free camping, then whats the point?