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​Caravan parks are an important component of WA's tourism industry, providing a range of accommodation types and other services to meet the needs of a wide cross section of visitors.

Caravanning and camping snapshot

Domestic and international visitors stay in a range of accommodation while travelling in WA. Based on Tourism Research Australia's National and International Visitor Surveys, this snapshot presents information on the caravan and camping accommodation sector and profiles the domestic and international visitors who stayed in caravan and camping accommodation in 2016.

Please visit Tourism Research Australia for more information about the National and International Visitor Survey.

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Caravanning and camping 2016 snapshot

Evaluating the caravan park and self-contained traveller sector in WA

A review of the industry by Tourism WA identified a need to understand the type of visitor that uses caravan parks and camping grounds. In particular, Tourism WA was interested in obtaining a deeper understanding of the behaviour and requirements of caravan and camping visitors to inform product development priorities and improvements.

As a result, in 2012−13, Tourism Research Australia (TRA) partnered with Tourism WA to conduct research on the current and emerging characteristics and behaviours of caravan park users and those who travel in self-contained recreation vehicles.

Visit Tourism Research Australia to download the report.

Understanding the caravan park industry in WA

Tourism Research Australia and Tourism WA completed research into the key factors that affect the demand and supply of caravan park accommodation within WA.

The research provides extensive insights into the type of tourists who use caravan parks, their decision making processes and the key operational issues that caravan park operators need to focus on to attract this market.

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Understanding the caravan park industry in WA

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Fast Facts - Winter Drifters
Fast Facts - Intrastate Holidaymakers
Fast Facts - Families


Last Reviewed: 2017-09-22