We are planning on hiring a camper and travelling from Sydney to Cairns over a three week period in march – april 2013. We would like to stay in campsites along the way but don’t know whether we need to book these in advance or whether can we just turn up?
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Easter falls in the middle of that period, and most camping sites will be full and also more expensive, especially those along the coast or near popular attractions. Here’s a list of public holidays to watch out for:
As well, there are the school holidays between terms, which vary from state to state. These are also periods when destinations become busy/expensive:
It’s certainly worth booking ahead for the Easter weekend – some sites, for example Airlie Beach, already have limited availability. You might want to consider joining one of the big holiday park networks such as big4 or discovery holiday parks – you can then benefit from discounts on multiple bookings. If you haven’t hired a van yet check out http://wickedcampers.com.au/ who are offering a 50% discount this weekend.