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Best Experiences for 2024 

of the Best

Bullara Station

Exmouth Gulf

Western Australia

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Hall of Fame

2020 - 2021 - 2022

Best Farm or Station Stay

Charlotte Plains Outback Magic

Location: 50 kilomtres east of Cunnamulla, OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

Judges tip: Stay for at least two days so you can experience the half-day historic property tour and soak in an artesian bath upon your return to the campground.

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Hall of Fame

2020 - 2021 - 2022

Best Pub Stay

The Wellshot Hotel Ilfracombe


Location: Ilfracombe, just a 20-minute drive east along the Matilda Highway from Longreach in OUTBACK QUEENSLAND.

Judges tip: Get in early as spots at this boutique RV stay are snatched up super fast. Then spend a couple of hours exploring the amazing Machine Mile directly opposite the hotel before relaxing in the beergarden.

Hall of Fame

2021 - 2022 - 2023

Best Large Caravan Park

Queens Beach Tourist Village


Judges tip: Make this northern Whitsundays park your base to explore the whole Whitsundays region. There's far more than islands to this hidden gem!

Best Community Campsite

Berri Riverside Holiday Park


Location: The heart of SA's RIVERLAND region.

Judges tip: Check out when this community-owned tourist park is next running one of its sensational meals on its very own floating meals on the mighty Murray.

Best Freedom Stay

Best Experience in the NT

Tobermorey Station Roadhouse & Caravan Park


Location: Just one kilometre north of the Plenty Highway in the NT just a smidge west of the QLD border in CENTRAL AUSTRALIA.

Judges tip: Enjoy this stop on your 4WD soft adventure along the dusty Plenty Highway, where's there's plenty to see too. Winter is best as that's when the 1954 Austin truck flatbed BBQ is fired up to guests guests toasty warm on chilly winter desert nights.

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Best Trail

Thomas Dambo's Giants of Mandurah


Location: In and around Mandurah and its stunning landscapes  in the PEEL REGION WA

Judges tip: Stay at least three nights so you can take it easy reaching each giant and enjoy the walking as much as the art.

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Best Tour

Sarina Sugar Shed Tour


Location: On the Bruce Highway, adjacent to the Visit Mackay Isaac Region Information in Sarina MACKAY REGION QLD

Judges tip: Book your tour when booking your Sarina stay as these are extremely popular in peak periods - and with good reason!

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Best Festival or Event

Outback Queensland Masters


Location: Six towns in OUTBACK QUEENSLAND. Each year those towns change.

Judges tip: Book your 2024 OQM ticket to avoid disappointment. You'll play in Quilpie, Charleville, Barcaldine, Winto, Boulia and finally Birdsville, where you could win $1 million! 

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Best Historic Attraction

Paronella Park


Location: At Mena Creek, only minutes from Innisfail, in TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND.

Judges tip: Enquire when you book about availability of a free overnight RV site included in the ticket price and then enjoy the spectacular nightly light and sound show.

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Best Attraction

Outback at Isa


Location: In the heart of Mount Isa in OUTBACK QUEENSLAND.

Judges tip: Give yourself enough time to enjoy everything at this multi-experiential attraction. That includes the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre, the Hard Times Mine Underground Tour and a bush-tucker tour.

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Best Small Caravan Park

Mt Larcom Tourist Park


Location: Off the Bruce Highway in Mt Larcom, a tiny town in the GLADSTONE REGION QLD.

Judges tip: There is so much to explore in the Gladstone region and this Park serves as the perfect base.

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Best Large Caravan Park

Queens Beach Tourist Village Bowen


Location: A short stroll to the soft white sand of Bowen's Queens Beach in the WHITSUNDAYS region.

Judges tip: Lounge in the luxury of extra space at one of the Premium Sites at this multi-award winning caravan park.

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Best Grey Nomad Friendly Town

Best Experience in QLD



Location: 550 kilometres west of Brisbane in the St George Region of OUTBACK QUEENSLAND.

Judges tip: Lovely large low-cost community camp with stunning views of the painted silo, beaut pub, coffee shop, and interesting sculptures and hidden murals makes this a must-stay destination - and the famous Nindigully Pub is just 'up the road'.

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Best Foodie Experience

Bullara Station Stay


Location: On the Exmouth Gulf, AUSTRALIA'S CORAL COAST WA.

Judges tip: Stay long enough to enjoy both Burger Night and The Table, and use Bullara as your base to visit Ningaloo Reef.

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Best Pub Stay

Great Lake Hotel


Location: Overlooking Australia's highest lake, in Miena CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, TASMANIA

Judges tip: November through to Easter is when this high country stay is warmest, but be brave and visit in the shoulder season to be lucky enough to capture some snow.

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Best Dog Friendly Stay

Sunset Tourist Park


Location: In the heart of Mount Isa, in OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

Judges tip: Don't be hassled if you don't have a dog, as this is a top spot to stay to explore Mount Isa and surrounds. And after staying here you might just wish you did have a pooch!

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Best Farm or Station Stay

Best Experience in WA

Bullara Station


Location: Less than an hour to Exmouth on AUSTRALIA'S CORAL COAST

Judges tip: While this is the perfect place from which to explore Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef, make sure to spend a day exploring the station too with its gorgeous walks and farm animals.

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Best Experience in SA

Port Pirie


Location: Just 230 kilometres north of Adelaide, on the calm waters of the Spencer Gulf.

Judges tip: With museums, waterfront precincts, a mural trail, historic buildings, and the southern Flinders Ranges a short drive away, give yourself plenty of time to explore this historic port town.

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Best Experience in TAS

Tasmania Wild Seafood Adventures' Deep to Dish Tour


Location: Leaves from and returns to Hobart

Judges tip: This is the real deal. Born from a love of Tasmania’s pristine waterways, this is the perfect way to experience southern Tasmania - while enjoying freshly caught and cooked seafood.

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Best Experience in VIC

Valley View Caravan Park


Location: Upper King Valley

Judges tip: Book a few days to explore the local wineries and Italian fare. This grassy grove in the heart of the village of Whitfield, the birthplace of Australian Prosecco, is surrounded by the mountains of the Victorian High Country, yet it is so easy to access on a scenic, mostly flat road.

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