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Our articles have been grouped into locations so you can better read about what there is to see and do in a town.

It's easy, start by picking a location. Each article has a link to an RvTrips' web page containing more detailed information, photos and maps.  


North Cedars Holiday Park     Read more ...

North Cedars Holiday Park is a BIG4 caravan park located about 4 kilometres from the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre - just past Yellow Creek. This is a convenient place to base yourself to explore the area - wineries, Glenrowan, Milawa and King Valley, the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, the Great Alpine Road etc.

Facilities of this park include:

  • Cabins - 1 or 2 bedroom -  family units
  • caravan and camping sites - powered ensuite,   
  • Large - Motorhome Friendly Sites 
  • amenities block including  baby bath 
  • camp kitchen - undercover BBQ
  • convenience Store/Kiosk 
  • games room 
  • children's playground
  • solar heated pool
  • security boom gate
  • dump point
  • van valet parking 
  • dogs allowed upon request

The North Cedars Holiday Park is located right on the rail trail which goes all the way to Bright (if you are keen) and bike hire is available.   

Contact details

170 Bowser Road
North Wangaratta VIC 3678
E: nthcedar@bigpond.net.au
P: 03 5721 5230
P: 1800 333 410

Wangaratta Caravan & Tourist Park     Read more ...

Wangaratta Caravan and Tourist Park is only two minutes from the main shopping centre and appears to be neat, tidy and well maintained with lots of shade. Wangaratta is a great place to base yourself for a holiday with plenty of cafes, restaurants and a large range of shops. You will have easy access to attractions in the area - Beechworth (famous bakery), Glenrowan (Ned Kelly's last stand), Rutherglen (for some great wine), the rail trail (a bike track on an unused railway line) etc.

They have a range accommodation from budget ensuite cabins to two bedroom Luxury cottages suitable for families. The Wangaratta Caravan and Tourist Park also has a range of powered and unpowered sites - from small tent sites to large drive drive-through sites for 5th wheelers and large buses.

The park has plenty of shade and facilities include:

  • kiosk/office - groceries and  local tourist information.
  • clean amenities - washing machine, dryer and ironing -  disabled facilities
  • undercover BBQ area
  • children's playground
  • games room
  • swimming pool
  • access to walking and bike trails
  • dogs allowed on leads at management’s discretion 
  • grass sites or gravel sites with mats

This looks like a convenient place to stay when exploring this lovely part of Victoria - located just off the Hume Expressway.

Contact details

Marcel & Janice Melograna
79 Parfitt Road
Wangaratta VIC 3676
E: wctp@westnet.com.au
P: 03 5721 3368
Wangaratta Caravan & Tourist Park
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Painters Island Caravan Park     Read more ...

During our recent visit to Wangaratta we booked a site at the Painters Island Caravan Park. This is the closest caravan park to the centre of town which is just a short walk over the footbridge across the Ovens River. What a lovely spot.

The managers, Paul Carlson and Penny Bennett were very helpful in finding us a lovely drive-through site with plenty of space for the slide-out on our Jayco. These are pretty much double sites with heaps of room and only used as two sites during very busy periods.  The managers prefer to allow their visitors to feel welcome and not squashed in.

This is a beautiful park with lots of open areas for the children to run around and ride their bikes. Great facilities for children -

  • large ingound pool with plenty of shade
  • toddlers pool
  • building opposite the office housing a table tennis table
  • cricket pitch 
  • basketball hoop
  • giant chess set
  • tennis court

We initially booked in for two nights and ended up staying for six – would have stayed longer but they were fully booked over Easter. During our stay the markets were held in the Apex Park which again is walking distance to Painters Island.  This was a great market with locally made and grown products on sale - smoked trout, local meat, cheese, hand-made cards and jewelry plus plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables

The amenities in the caravan park are clean and spacious with a new separate male amenities block near the clothes lines. The whole park is neat and tidy and at this time of year quite beautiful with the leaves slowly changing colour for Autumn. The park also has a range of cabins which are very well maintained. A large covered barbeque are sits beside the pool with plenty of seating.  

I would not hesitate to recommend this park.

Contact details

2 Pinkerton Cres
Wangaratta VIC 3676
E: stay@paintersislandcaravanpark.com.au
P: 03 5721 3380
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