Alice Springs Caravan Parks

Looking for Alice Springs Caravan Parks?

If there’s one thing that Alice Springs does well in terms of accommodation, it’s caravan parks. There’s 8 different caravan parks in Alice Springs to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for a 4 Star caravan park with free activities for kids, one that’s dog friendly, or one that’s in a quiet, natural bushland setting, you’ll find it somewhere in around Alice Springs.

On this page, we’ve reviewed every one of Alice Springs caravan parks, by category and individually.

Use this complete guide to Alice Springs caravan parks to save you time, frustration and money by finding the park that’s right for you and your van.

Caravan Parks Closest to Town

Alice Springs Tourist Park | Wintersun Caravan Park

Pet Friendly Caravan Parks

Alice Springs Heritage Caravan Park | Temple Bar Caravan Park | Wanngardi Caravan Park

Recommended for Families

MacDonnell Range Holiday Park | G’Day Mate | Alice Springs Tourist Park | Wintersun Caravan Park

Best Value for Money

G’Day Mate | Alice Springs Tourist Park | Temple Bar Caravan Park| Wanngardi Caravan Park

Quiet Bushland Setting

Heritage Caravan Park | Temple Bar Caravan Park| Wanngardi Caravan Park

Alice Springs Heritage Caravan Park

Lot 8483 Ragonesi Rd (approximately 5km south of town centre) Ph: 08 8952 3135 or 08 8953 1418

Alice Springs Heritage Caravan Park

Alice Springs Heritage Caravan Park is located along Palm Circuit/Ross Highway which is Alice Springs caravan parks central!

This caravan par is good for parking motor homes (RVs), buses and even setting up teepees (!), because of its big, open layout. There’s lots of room, plenty of shade and at night it’s nice and dark.

There is a shop that’s open 7 days per week, wifi and a small library. There are a few permanents here, and their vans are a bit daggy, but they’re a quiet, friendly lot.

Read reviews and book online here.

Facilities: On-site vans with a/c, cabins, shady powered sites, grassed camping sites, shady BBQ area, swimming pool and picnic area, laundry, hot showers, gas bottle refills, disabled access, caravan repairs.

Cost: $36 per night for a powered site, peak season.

What’s bad: Some people don’t like the lack of night time lighting here (to me, that’s a bonus!), other people’s dogs, or that there’s only one set of toilet/shower facilities.

Suitable For: Dog owners. The Heritage Caravan Park specialises in catering to people who holiday with their pets (please note that there’s a $50 bond per dog if you do so).

G’Day Mate Tourist Park

Palm Circuit, Alice Springs 08 8952 9589

G'Day Mate Tourist Park

If you’re looking for a caravan park with very friendly, helpful management and don’t give two hoots about whether there’s karaoke or jumping castles, then G’Day Mate Tourist Park is the place for you.

Located in Palm Circuit (that’s Alice Springs caravan parks central!), G’Day Mate has a cringeworthy name, but really great hospitality. They will even park your van for you.

Besides great service, the park has two amenities blocks that are sensibly located at either side of the park. The facilities here are all very well maintained, and the presentation of the park is always neat and clean ­ no matter what time of the year we’ve passed by.

There are a few permanents here, tidy and quiet by most accounts.

Read more reviews and book here.

Facilities: Concrete slab sites and 33 ensuite sites for caravans, a few cabins, 62 powered sites, lots of grassy unpowered sites, a commercial grade laundry, swimming pool, BBQ areas, internet available, waste pump out.

Costs: ensuite sites start at $45; powered sites from $36

What’s bad:If you’re looking for a kiosk or karaoke, you’ll have to go down the road! It can get a little crowded during peak seasons.

Suitable for: Anyone really ­ unless you’re looking for holiday activities to entertain the kids. It’s one of the best value, highest rated of all Alice Springs caravan parks.

MacDonnell Range Holiday Park

Palm Circuit, Alice Springs. Ph. 1800 808 373

MacDonnell Range Holiday Park

Looking for big, clean, luxury caravan parks with more entertainment than you can handle? The 4 Star MacDonnell Range Caravan Park is the top rated of all Alice Springs caravan parks.

Personally, I find resort-style entertainment like karaoke and didgeridoo playing way too cheesy for my tastes, but other folks love it. If you’re after these kinds of activities, plush ultra-clean, modern amenities, then the MacDonnell Range Holiday Park is for you.

The park is renowned for friendly staff, who’ll help you to your site and give you lots of local tourist info. This is a peaceful, spacious park which has no permanents. There’s a good dump point, a little too much night time lighting for my tastes and lots of different van spots to pick from.

Read reviews and book online here.

Facilities: Ensuite, powered and unpowered sites, several amenities blocks, recreation room. TV room, jumping pillows, adventure playgrounds, BMX track, half court basketball, go karts, bike hire, 2 swimming pools and children’s wading pool, gas BBQs, mini mart, LP Gas refills, central dump point and sullage point, laundry, fuel, camp kitchens, wireless and internet.

Costs: Ensuite site $60 per night; powered site $46 per night.

What’s bad: It’s expensive.The lights at night ($%%*#!!). Karaoke (should be outlawed).

Suitable for: Families and people who like a touch of luxury.

Get the best rates for the MacDonnell Range Holiday Park and read more reviews.

Alice Springs Tourist Park

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs ph. 1300 823 404

Stuart Caravan Park

Located within walking distance of the town’s centre, the Alice Springs Tourist Park is a great choice if you want to be close to Alice Springs shops and tourist attractions. In fact, you’re only a stone’s throw away from the Araluen Cultural Centre, the Museum of Central Australia and the Connellan Aviaton Museum

The Alice Springs Park Tourist  is closest to the centre of town of all the Alice Springs caravan parks.

The Park is a good choice for families wanting to stay in a safe, clean and convenient caravan park. Again, this is a park with very friendly, helpful staff who’ve got very good local knowledge about attractions and road conditions. The park has a great pool area, a playground, a shop, and a lot of shady grassed areas. Family members who’ve stayed here have liked it so much, they’ve come back for more.

Read reviews and book online here.

Facilities: powered and unpowered sites with grassed or concrete slab available, 2 amenity blocks. All powered sites have individual power, water and sullage, BBQ facilities, pool, playground, mini-mart, camp kitchen, laundry, TV room, bike hire, wireless internet, LP gas refills.

Cost: powered sites are $40 per night; unpowered $35

What’s bad: If you’re looking for peaceful bushland, this park isn’t for you ­ it’s located within Alice Springs suburbs. The shop hours are short.

Suitable for: families, anyone who wants to walk or cycle around Alice Springs, or would just like to be close to the town’s main attractions.

Get the best rates and read more about the Alice Springs Tourist Park

Temple Bar Caravan Park

Temple Bar Caravan Park

875 Ilparpa Rd, Alice Springs 0455922533

From the south: turn off the Stuart Hwy left into Ilparpa Road just after the race course.

From the north: turn right into Ilparpa Road about 2 km after Heavitree Gap.

Now, we’re going to tell you about two Alice Springs caravan parks that are next door to each other, set in secluded bushland locations. I love these two ­ because they’re quiet and DARK at night time. You actually get to see the incredible outback sky at night as it should be seen rather than seeing it discoloured by floodlights.

Temple Bar Caravan Park is dog-friendly, basic and clean. You won’t find playgrounds, huge camp kitchens or TV rooms and activities here. What you get instead is blissful peace, bushland and amazing views of the MacDonnell Ranges and the Temple Bar Range.

And no bloody lights at night.

Seriously, we would recommend this caravan park over all others because of the PEACE and ability to see real stars at night instead of crazy floodlights.

Facilities: large shady sites, amenities block, wildlife, great scenery, bushwalks, pet-friendly, laundry.

Cost: $23 per night for a powered site (plus power at .28 cents kwh)

What’s bad: It’s out of town: 11 km south of Alice Springs.

Suitable for: pet owners, people who want peace and quiet, budget-conscious travellers

Wanngardi Caravan Park

Lot 1840 Ilparpa Rd, Alice Springs (08) 8953 3738

Wanngardi Caravan Park

From the south: turn off the Stuart Hwy left into Ilparpa Road just after the Transport Hall of Fame

From the north: turn right into Ilparpa Road about 2 km after Heavitree Gap

Located right after Temple Bar Caravan Park is the tiny Wanngardi Caravan Park. It’s the least-known of all the Alice Springs caravan parks.

It’s quiet, shady and has a great community feel. It’s also pet friendly.

Don’t be put off by first impressions!

Wanngardi is a real outback secret: a well-kept, bushland caravan park with a few permanents (separate from tourists sites).

All sites are defined with little stone walls and raked regularly. The owners are friendly and knowledgable; they’ll gladly show you round the park, talk about tourist attractions, and love to just have a chat.

Amenities are basic, although some people don’t seem to cope with them well. There are unisex amenities scattered around the park with separate toilets and showers. The laundry is very basic and small.

Facilities: powered and unpowered sites, lots of amenities, BBQs, camp kitchen, small playground, bushland setting, pet friendly.

Costs: Around $30 powered site; $25 for unpowered

What’s bad: No pool. A long way out of the town centre.

Suitable for: pet owners, people who want peace and quiet in a natural setting, budget-conscious travellers.

Wintersun Caravan Park

2km N of town centre on Stuart Hwy. Ph: 08 8952 4080.

Wintersun Caravan Park

Located in the congenial Northside area of Alice Springs (where we live!), the Wintersun Caravan Park is an upmarket, very clean and very popular destination for many grey nomads and travellers.

The park is one of only two Alice Springs caravan parks located north of Heavitree Gap, in the actual town. Wintersun is about 2km (20min) walk from the town centre, but only 400m from a complete supermarket, bottleshop, chemist and the town’s best butcher.

Wintersun has a reputation for being very friendly and good value for money. You definitely need to book here in the peak (winter) tourist season. The park has a wide range of accommodation, ranging from 4 star cabins to powered and unpowered sites.

It’s shady and grassed, has 2 amenities blocks, great BBQ areas, a pool area and playground. It’s very close to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and the School of the Air ­ both are within easy walking distance.

Read reviews and book online here.

Facilities: cabins, powered and unpowered sites, pool, BBQ area, playground, LP Gas refills, camp kitchen, laundry. Close to town and main tourist attractions.

Costs: Around $40 per night for a powered site (2 adults)

What’s bad: It’s on the Stuart Highway (although this isn’t really a problem).

Suitable for: families, anyone who wants to walk or cycle around Alice Springs, or would just like to be close to the town’s main attractions.

Read more reviews for the Wintersun Caravan Park and book online here.

We’d love to know your thoughts on the Alice Springs caravan parks we’ve written about on this page

Your experiences will help other people, so please leave an honest review about any of the Alice Springs caravan parks in the comments section below. Whether it’s good or bad news, we’d love to know.


  • Rod Cramer says:

    G’day, your prices confirm your information is a bit dated, so I would like to give you some update about Temple Bar Caravan Park. We have spent quite a bit on upgrading the ladies showers, and have plans for the rest of the amenity block. But the big news is we have converted all our travellers sites to drive thru – they are still about 150 square metres. While we have never had any problems, we have upgraded the power supply to these sites, to THREE 15amp fully protected outlets for each site, plus two water taps, plus sullage point.
    Our long term (there is no such thing as “permenant”) residents would also very much resent your comments about them. We have worked very hard to maintain the highest possible quality of client, and are very happy with our current lot.

    thanks & cheers
    Rod Cramer, 0418524335

    • IRENE REID &TOM REID says:

      We lived in temple bar caravan park for seven months and it is the most friendly caravan park you could live in.The owner Mona and sons Rod and Lance are the best host you could have.The amenty were always clean and tidy and so was the whole park.So if you want a quite place to stay go to TEMPLE BAR CARAVAN PARK

  • V says:

    Avoid Heavitree gap AT ALL COST! The description here doesn’t really compell with reality.
    Probably one of the worst park I’ve stayed at: unfriendly and unwelcoming staff, dated amenities, very crowded parks and very small campgrounds, no proper camp kitchen,bloody lights at night, very noisy both the visitors and the tavern, security codes to enter showers and if that wasn’t enough, a guard that doesn’t hesistate to get you out at 9pm to see if you’ve got the tag to stay the night (not blaming the person, he’s doing what he’s told).
    It was more like a military training ground than a campground. Never seen such a bad cost/quality ratio. Nightmarish

  • Angela Heinrich says:

    We stayed at the Wanngardi Caravan Park and found it well set out, peaceful and out in the bush. What a gem of a park. The kids enjoyed the camp fires and the amenities were clean and tidy. Thanks for the great hospitality.

  • Rod Cramer says:

    These past summer months we have completely renovated the inside of the ladies toilets, with new floor, floor joists, floor covering, Laminex lining and cubicles, and cubicle fit out. Some further minor improvements to the ladies showers. Ditto for the mens toilets, plus we have increased the internal size of the mens ablutions, and made substantial improvements to the mens showers. Although there hasn’t been a problem requiring this, we have completely rewired all the electrical wiring in the amenities block, including the laundry. The Laundry roof and toilet walls have all been insulated.

    All our sites are individually metered for power, with power costs just under the Australian domestic average (set by the Power Authority).

    No checkout time. We look forward to seeing you!

    Thanks & Cheers

    Rod Cramer



  • Linda says:

    Is it recommended that sites in caravan parks be pre-booked in Alice Springs, Uluru, Kings Canyon for May/June? Thanks

  • Colin Fraser says:

    Last August we stayed one night at Wanngardi and 2 nights at Winterson. Yes, Wanngardi was basic as reported but the lower price reflected that. Winter sun on the other hand had better facilities etc. but a higher price. Winter sun was more like a prison camp with its gates and high fences ( I presume to keep out the locals). It also was difficult to enter and exit and the bays were small and again difficult to park in ( not drive through. On our trip last year we did a lot of free camping which was ok and some nights in caravan parks. All camping spots and parks are different and offer different amenities and charge different prices. If you’re going on a trip you must learn to accept what you are offered and “go with the flow”


  • J Goodin says:

    After four tiring days on the Tanami, we were told the Wintersun Caravan Park did not accept small dogs ….fair enough.

    The manager offered to help me turn the 20-foot caravan around so that I could exit and try another park. It’s always a worry to me when park managers offer to do this because I am very experienced after 40-50 years of caravanning and am best left to myself.

    About 20 seconds into his ‘assist’ he starts screaming (yes screaming!) that I am going to hit a wall. I tell him to calm down and leave me alone because he’s just being a ‘bloody nuisance’. Once the turn is properly executed, no thanks to him, he tells me to not hit the fence on my way out because he’ll be swiping my credit card for damages if I do.

    This guy will never get close to my credit card for any reason, especially as a return customer. It was just a colossal cheek for him to make this threat and sour grapes after his hysterics.

    Funny thing was, my wife and I had stayed for a couple of weeks some years back at this park and thought he was very off hand, strange and lacking in social graces but thought we’d give him another try. Big mistake!

    Buyer beware!

    Don’t waste your money on rude and discourteous caravan park operators who think they are doing YOU a favour such as this one.

  • ray powell says:

    some comments regarding plugs being cut from vans ,stolen towballs etc from different sites.any truth to this in the alice?r

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