WUDU favourites reveal their top camps in our four-part series presented by CIL
When our two nomad families shared their favourite camps, we couldn’t believe they both came back recommending Seisia Holiday Park. …but Blowsholes Campground also gets a mention. See why!
Like Gilligan’s Island!
When someone asks “what’s your favourite campsite” there’s one place my heart sings to: Seisia Holiday Park. Caravan parks don’t normally do it for me but this one is a winner, I promise.
When we landed beachfront views our five-day stay quickly turned into 3 memorable weeks. We built our own bonfire every night, fished till dawn, the kids climbed trees and built forts, we ate coconuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner, mangoes from the tree just outside the park, and freshly caught fish. Local horses greeted us at our front door every morning, some even tried to enter the vans.
Yes, there are crocs, in fact daily we watched the local resident croc swim up to his girlfriends across the island and back up the river, but we built our own beach pool to stay cool. We felt like we were living on our own Gilligan’s Island, with no sand flies during our stay.
––Jayde Quinn, Lapping the Island.
Fish from Seisia Wharf
Seisia Holiday Park is a welcome resting place after the long, arduous journey and you’ll be glad to arrive at this wild part of the country.
The caravan park is on the beachfront with many sites backing onto the beach, plus cabins and huts. From there it’s a quick beach stroll to the famous wharf. Seisia Wharf provides unreal fishing, stunning sunsets and is a great place to meet the locals including a few salties. It is the gateway to the Torres Strait, with the ferry departing daily to Thursday Is from there. This place is the perfect base to explore all at the very tip of Australia.
– Elvin and Eshlyn Pal
Blowholes Campground, Point Quobba
Point Quobba Blowholes Campground is 75kms north of Carnarvon on the famous Ningaloo Reef. The campground makes accessing the reef effortless with many of the campsites a short walk from the aptly-named Aquarium, a tidal lagoon home to a vast array of marine life. It’s perfect for snorkelling at high tide or wading through on low tide and ideal for families, with a few huts erected right on the beach for day use.
The campground is affordable and easy to access via a sealed road. Run by the Carnarvon Council, no pre-bookings are required, just simply book online. It provides basic essentials to make for a comfortable stay for the maximum allowable 30 nights for peak season or 90 days in the off peak. It has Telstra reception, toilets, large dumpsters and a dump point.
Nearby visit the lighthouse, view the blowholes, or fish off its cliffs, which are world-renowned for its land-based game fishing. For us, it was the fantastic snorkelling and the ease of access that really made this campsite a standout.
–Elvin & Eshlyn, AdventuringPals