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REVIEW: Toowoomba Caravan Parks for Families in Toowoomba

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Are you looking for Toowoomba caravan parks or caravan parks in Toowoomba AND surrounds?

Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley region are a haven for families wanting to escape for a few days of activity and fresh air in the country, and caravanning is the perfect way to do it!

Caravan parks Toowoomba is just like camping but with a solid roof over your head, and usually your own shower and amenities too – in fact it can be as luxurious and convenient as budget allows. It doesn’t really matter if you don’t have your own caravan or motorhome either – we’ve rounded up all the local Toowoomba caravan parks, including those with alternative accommodation options, so take a look and book your next break now!

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Toowoomba Motor Village

Toowoomba Motor Village - Toowoomba Caravan Parks

Toowoomba Motor Village is only 3kms from Toowoomba’s city centre, and a perfect little community for relaxing family holidays. There are self-contained units like motel rooms, cabins that are just like static-sited caravans, camp sites for those who prefer canvas, and you can choose from large caravan sites with or without power.

At Toowoomba Motor Village you’re only a short walk away from public transport links and cycle paths, shops, supermarkets and take-aways, and beautiful parklands.

The caravan sites are level, surrounded by grass and shady trees, and have plenty of room to move around them outside.

Facilities at Toowoomba Motor Village

Amenities block, undercover BBQ area with camp kitchen, playground, coin-operated laundry, playground, sewage dump point, powered sites, individual water supply, parking assistance if help needed to site your caravan.

Activities at Toowoomba Motor Village

Children can play on the playground, or enjoy ball games with new friends on the lawns. Reading and board games will keep them occupied at night. Close to Toowoomba Motor Village there are lots of opportunities to explore. Visit the Japanese Garden, The Empire Theatre, a variety of local markets, or time your visit to coincide with one of the famous Toowoomba festivals (see below).

Is Toowoomba Motor Village Pet Friendly?

Yes, with restrictions. They’re not permitted in the permanent on-site accommodation. Check when booking if they will be allowed on your van site.

Restrictions at Toowoomba Motor Village

Toowoomba Motor Village doesn’t offer permanent caravan sites – the maximum stay is 42 nights.

Find out more here.

Big 4 Toowoomba Garden City

Camping Toowoomba

Big 4 knows what it takes to create a fun family holiday, and Big 4 Toowoomba Garden City is no exception. There’s plenty for kids to do while they’re making friends, and plenty of opportunity for grown-ups to relax.

Big 4 Toowoomba Garden City is close to Toowoomba town centre and the popular Cobb & Co. Museum, with plenty of nearby parks to explore too.

Even if you don’t have a caravan, you can hire a well-equipped cabin or tent site instead, making this the perfect place for an extended family get-together, even for those with less mobility or disabilities.

Sites at Big 4 Toowoomba Garden City are powered and have their own water supply. Choose from grass or slab sites, with drive-through sites available.

Facilities at Big4 Toowoomba Garden City

Level caravan sites with power and water, toilets, hot showers, en-suite sites, coin-operated laundry, sewage dump point, swimming pools, water slide, spa, jumping pillow, herb garden, camp kitchen with vending machine, covered BBQ area, TV room, children’s bathroom, facilities for those with disabilities, close to shops and public playground, free Wi-Fi.

Activities at Big4 Toowoomba Garden City

Swimming, jumping pillow, local attractions.

Is Big4 Toowoomba Garden City pet friendly?

No, please don’t bring pets with you.

Restrictions at Big 4 Toowoomba Garden City

Children are not permitted to ride bikes or scooters within the park because of vehicle access.

You can find more information and the best prices for the Big4 Toowoomba here.

Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park

The Jolly Swagman Caravan Park, Toowoomba Queensland

The Jolly Swagman is a tribute to that most famous Aussie from Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Matilda, and there’s a statue of the fellow himself and his dog to welcome you at the entrance to the Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park.

The Jolly Swagman aims to be a home away from home right in the centre of Toowoomba – in fact, a walk through the lush setting of Queens Park will take you right from the Jolly Swagman into Toowoomba’s “Eat Street” (Margaret Street) with all of its eateries, restaurants and entertainments.

The Jolly swagman also offers cabins, villas, and tent sites.

Facilities at Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park

Visitor parking, sites up to 36’ long, power and water, coin-operated laundry, public phone, free Wi-Fi, BBQ area, dump points.

Activities at Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park

There are no facilities for activities at the Jolly Swagman, but parks and local attractions are nearby.

Is the Jolly Swagman pet friendly?

Not stated. Please contact for details before booking.

For more information go to their website here.

Toowoomba Showgrounds

Toowoomba Showgrounds

Yes, you can park your van or motorhome right on the Toowoomba Showgrounds, and you don’t even need to book!

The Toowoomba Showgrounds are open for caravanners all year round, except for when big show events are on. There’s not a huge amount of things to do by way of activities, but it’s the perfect budget-friendly accommodation for a short family break while you explore the surrounding areas.

Facilities for caravanners at Toowoomba Showgrounds

Hot showers, power and water, public phone, sewage dump points.

Activities at Toowoomba Showgrounds

Whatever basic entertainments you can make for yourselves, or exploring the local attractions.

Are pets welcome at Toowoomba Showgrounds

Yes, under owners contract.

Restrictions at Toowoomba Showgrounds

The show grounds are locked in the evening for security.

Find out more at the Toowoomba Showgrounds website.

Shammah Park – Motorhome Tourist Park

Shammah Park – Motorhome Tourist Park

Shammah Park is a tranquil holiday place in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, about 20km south of Toowoomba. This is a real country experience as Shammah Park is 135 acres or grazing and cattle breeding land, with creek beds and woods. For caravanners, this is genuine caravanning as there are NO facilities, so make sure your van is equipped with all that you need, and get set to enjoy all that nature has to offer here.

Facilities at Shammah Park

Let’s say they’re basic! Power is available if required, as is crystal clear bore water, but there are no showers or toilets, and the nearest sewage dump point is 15 minutes away. However all sites are spacious, level, and drive-through.

Activities at Shammah Park

Relaxing! Watch the cattle, birds and wildlife, read a book, play board games, go for a walk, stargaze.

There are lots of local attractions listed on the Shammah Park website, including Spring Bluff Railway Station, Cobb & Co. Museum, Wineries and Gardens.

is Shammah Park Pet Friendly?

Yes, but do remember that cows, calves and wildlife live here and control your pet accordingly.

Find out more on the Shammah Park website.

Crows Nest Tourist Park

Crows Nest Tourist Park is ideal for families, with plenty for kids to do on site and nearby. The park is rated 4-star and is set on 7 acres of landscaped lawn and gardens. There are 65 powered sites and 30 non-powered sites, as well as cabins and en-suite sites, making it perfect for larger group bookings. Crows Nest Tourist Park is part of the Kui Parks group.

Facilities at Crows Nest Tourist Park

Swimming pool, playground, camp kitchen, café and restaurant, coin-operated laundry, shower and toilet blocks, ice and drinks, camp fire area, BBQ, picnic tables around the dam, facilities for the disabled, garden, en-suite sites and drive-through sites available, sewage dump point, grassy sites or concrete slabs. All sites have power, water, and night light.

Activities at Crows Nest Tourist Park

Swim, play, explore, visit the on-site aviary and neighbouring deer farm, toast marshmallows around the camp fire, bush walking, wildlife spotting.

Is Crows nest Tourist Park Pet Friendly?

Yes, pets are welcome when accompanied by well-behaved humans!

Find out more about Crows Nest Tourist Park here.

Gordon Country

Gordon Country - Caravan Parks Toowoomba

Gordon Country is a privately owned 4000 acre working cattle farm that welcomes holidaymakers and their pets to camp on their rural property. There are huge powered and unpowered sites available, with toilets and shower blocks nearby, or you can really immerse yourself in the experience and park in a secluded area all to yourself.

This is a real country experience for your children, providing them ample opportunity to engage in unstructured back-to-nature play and activity.

At Gordon Country you can bring your pet, your horse, or your 4WD for some off-roading fun!

Note: As this is a working cattle farm you will be camping alongside free-roaming cattle.

Facilities at Gordon Country Campsites

Facilities can vary between the sites so do take a look online to be sure you choose a site with the facilities you require. Most sites have toilets and shower blocks, and you’re welcome to collect and chop wood for your campfire, or buy a bag of pre-cut wood from the small onsite wood store.

Activities at Gordon Country Campsites

Swimming in the creek, walking, mountain biking, exploring, ball games, fishing, scavenger hunt (pick up the list from the office); in fact, the good people at Gordon Country have heaps of ideas for kids, with printed “cloud spotting bingo” sheets, kids’ camp Olympics, campfire story telling competitions, constellation discovery – they’re full of ideas to keep the kids busy and learning!

Is Gordon Country pet friendly?

At Gordon Country you’re welcome to bring along your dog and horse (conditions apply), but please let them know in advance and check the requirements.

Find out more at the Gordon Country website.

Caravanning at The Woolshed at Jondaryan

jondaryan woolshed

The Woolshed at Jondaryan is a heritage listed historic museum with camping and caravanning accommodation in its grounds. It’s the perfect location for a rustic family getaway.

You have all the facilities you need on site and the kids will love visiting the working museum with its horsemanship and sheep shearing shows, themed buildings including schools and a jail, and all the farmyard animals.There’s even a mini railway to ride on every second and fourth Sunday of each month.

Facilities and Jondaryan Woolshed Campsite

Powered sites, amenities block with toilets and hot showers, rustic camp kitchen with fridge, seating, BBQ and cooking fire pit, coin-operated laundry, café-restaurant, sewage dump point.

Activities at Jondaryan Woolshed

Your stay at Jondaryan Woolshed includes museum admission, with lots to see and do. You can also explore the local area, cycle, bushwalk, or watch the wildlife and farm activities.

Are pets welcome at Jondaryan Woolshed Camping?

Yes, pets are welcome on the caravan sites. Please contact Jondaryan Woolshed for further details.

You can find out more about camping at Historic Jondaryan Woolshed here.

Things to do around Toowoomba

When you visit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, you’ll find lots of things to do, from historical sites, to gardens, and countryside pursuits. The Darling Downs Zoo and The Bunya Mountains are not too far away, but you don’t have to travel too far from Toowoomba itself to find plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Take a look at some of our suggestions here.

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