Australian wines are famous throughout the world, and with the beauty and diversity of the country’s famous wine regions, there’s no doubt that experiencing these locations will win the hearts of many caravanners and campers
Staying in a caravan holiday park offers travellers the perfect balance between comfort and flexibility whilst having the opportunity to experience the colours, sights, sounds and fragrances of Australia’s most famous wine regions.
Here are a few of the most notable regions by state.
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If you’re a wine lover, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to visit the famous Barossa Valley. The Barossa has a rich food and wine culture that is reflected in its premium wine production, abundant seasonal produce, and specialty food products, which include artisan cheese and breads, unique smoked and cured meats. The rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges oversee a colourful patchwork of vineyards, picture perfect villages, and historic churches, a must for visitors to explore.
Margaret River is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city lifestyle, with top-notch vineyards as well as stunning beaches and majestic forests. This region in WA will please even the most discerning visitors.
Whether you enjoy summer days lazing by the beach; autumn dawn walks in picturesque valleys or cosy winter nights spent with friends, Margaret River is the ideal place for you to explore!
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Famous as Australia’s oldest wine growing region, the Hunter Valley is only a two-hour drive from Sydney. Summer is harvest time in the Hunter Valley and this is the most vibrant and exciting time of year in the region. The Hunter Valley plays host to many international and local entertainers providing you with the perfect option to end a day of exploration in this beautiful wine country. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a novice, you cannot get passed the great atmosphere, fabulous food & wine accompanied by the natural backdrop of stunning, fruitful vines of the Hunter Valley.
The Yarra Valley is internationally recognised as one of Australia's leading wine producing regions. It is home to over 70 cellar doors including some of Australia’s best-known wineries along with art galleries, restaurants, cafes, antique stores, markets, plus much more. While there, venture into the national and state parks to witness the signature towering mountain ash and dripping tree ferns, spectacular waterfalls and tranquil lakes.
Mount Tamborine found in the Gold Coast hinterland you’ll find one of Queensland’s most renowned wine regions, receiving thousands of Australian and international visitors each year, all wishing to visit the boutique wineries located in the cooler climate of the mountains. While enjoying a Merlot, Shiraz or Semillon keep an eye-out for members of the Canungra Hang Gliding Club as they float through the skies effortlessly.
Mount Tamborine’s attractions are not restricted just to fantastic wines and beautiful scenery, it also offers access to a multitude of fine dining restaurants, a must visit Cuckoo clock store that literally has hundreds and hundreds of beautiful but nosey clocks! You will also find a variety of stores selling antiques, local art and fashions to mention a few, with many of the stores operating from beautifully maintained cottages.
Australia is an amazing country with incredible diversity, and the best way to see it is by getting amongst it and experiencing a caravanning and camping holiday. The Experience Caravanning and Camping website offers a range of over 800 quality caravan holiday parks, conveniently found using the Find a Holiday Park icon. So get out there, hit the road and experience this great country of ours!
Tasmania enjoys a national and international reputation as a leading producer of some of Australia’s premium wines, producing some of the finest cool-climate wines such as Pinot Noir, sparkling wines, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris. It’s Pinot Noir and sparkling wines in particular have won high praise and plenty of awards from wine judges and critics alike.
You can tour the Tasmanian Wine Routes easily by car or on guided tours, probably best to choose the later if you intend to enjoy a few glasses! The island's Wine Routes include the Tamar Valley, north of Launceston along both sides of the Tamar River and east to Pipers River. The Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys are an easy drive from Hobart.
Most vineyards and wineries are small with many offering tastings at their cellar door outlets, with many wineries also having beautifully situated restaurants offering vineyard or water views.