Caravan parks, motorhome and campervan sites near Airlie Beach and Whitsunday area starting with camp sites nearest the Bruce Highway and Proserpine turnoff. More distant Whitsunday caravan parks and camping areas also listed, not just in the general Airlie Beach area. Many caravan parks claim to be in Airlie Beach in their phone listings. Most caravan parks are actually several kilometres outside Airlie Beach, at Cannonvale or Jubilee Pocket. Please check actual locations of caravan parks carefully on a map, if walking distance is important to your visit. As far as I know, there is only actually one caravan park in Airlie Beach (and that is not any of the ones in any local phone book).
Several caravan parks in the Whitsundays have recently been closed to travellers. These caravan parks and campervan sites have been bought by construction companies, for their workers, due to the shortage of affordable staff housing in the Whitsunday area. Others have been bought by property developers.
Almost all caravan parks in the Airlie Beach area are on Shute Harbour Road, the main road from the Bruce Highway through Airlie Beach, and on to terminate at the ferry terminal at Shute Harbour. The road goes through Cannonvale, Airlie Beach and Jubilee Pocket, and past Whitsunday Airport (light aircraft and helicopters only).
Caravan parks and motor home and camping sites prior to Airlie Beach, at Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, in the beautiful Whitsundays.
25-29 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale. About 5 km before Airlie Beach. On left past Burnup's Furniture store, and before the Reef Gateway Hotel. Look for big green frog. Big 4, 4.5 star, pool, mini golf, free BBQ, camp kitchen, disabled bathrooms, holiday cottage, villa, 40 cabins, onsite caravans, 100 powered sites, camp sites, and still adding facilities. Winner Whitsunday Tourism award 1996 to 2006. Operated by Greg and Naomi McKinnon and family. Lat 20_17.224'S Long 148_40.763'E
65 Manooka Drive, Cannonvale. Turn right at BP station. Seems to now be a construction site. I gather many long term residents were displaced in 2008.
234 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale. Turn right soon after Whitsunday Shopping Centre (Coles, Red Rooster)
After 28 years, Dagmar Thomsen and family are now (2008) selling the 13 acre Tourist Park. It is expected that the property will be developed, as most of the value is in the position of the land.
Near Waterson Road, phone 4946 6446. Just as you enter the main Airlie Beach shopping area. Various style cabins. Only resort with caravan spaces in Airlie Beach shopping area, as far as I know.
Caravan parks, motorhome sites and camping areas past Airlie Beach, at Jubilee Pocket and beyond Jubilee Pocket.Island Gateway Caravan Park
Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket, about 1km past Airlie Beach. Phone 4946 6228. Top Tourist, 5 star, SC AC units, Australian cabins, on-site vans, powered caravan sites, camp sites, shade, campo-tel units, free tennis court, mini golf, pool, spa, TV and video room, bike hire, store, camper's kitchen, children's playground, daily birdfeeding, cruise bookings. Try Aspen Parks for a web link.
Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket, about 2 km past Airlie Beach. Phone 4946 6727. Big4. 30 cabins - 18 with ensuite, air conditioning, in house movies to all sites, pool, wading pool and spa, lighted tennis court, free BBQ, children's playground, disabled facilities.
Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket, at least 5 km past Airlie Beach (around $20 taxi fare). Right alongside Whitsunday Airport (light planes), convenient for flights to Whitsunday Island resorts. Garden setting, from camping to cabins. Pilot acquaintances of mine have stayed there. Cabins seemed comfortable enough.
Shute Harbour Road, ph 4946 6483 Powered and unpowered sites, cabins. Location unknown. Various listings and photos on web. Not in local phone book.
Caravan parks and motorhome sites at Proserpine, or more than 15 km away from Airlie Beach.
Proserpine was the site of the annual Whitsunday Coast Wanderers motorhome rally in mid 2008. Around 100 members of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia camped at Proserpine Showgrounds.