Our Park is situated at the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef and is the ideal location for a family holiday. There are many useful facilities and accommodation types ranging from powered sites to self-contained cabins, so there is something to suit all travellers. RAC Exmouth Holiday Park makes the perfect sanctuary to rest and relax after a day exploring the spectacular coastline, swimming with Whalesharks or fishing the continental shelf.
We stayed at the RAC Exmouth Holiday Park over the Christmas period. I’ll admit we were warned by many that this was not the best time of the year to visit the great north, however besides the wind that never seemed to stop and the blistering heat, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thankfully we chose a chalet over our usual accommodation of choice – camping. And thank goodness we did. It was HOT and our chalet certainly delivered. We had a 2 bedroom, self-contained chalet overlooking the pool. At first we were a little concerned about the noise and privacy, however once the glass sliding doors were closed we hardly heard anything. If the pool area was overcrowded, we would have a swim and then sit up on the chalet deck and still feel like were in amongst the action.
The chalet itself had everything we needed and more. There were 3 air-conditioner units, one in each living space and we pretty much had them running for the duration of our stay. They actually worked too well and we’d turn them down during the evenings.
We were pleasantly surprised to find a big screen tv with all the mod con’s and after our busy days out, were able to plug in our own movies and relax. We had a few in-house movie nights which was nice to unwind in the cool with the fam.
The kitchenette was functional with everything we could need and if there were any issues, the staff at the front desk were very friendly and accommodating. Our Queen bed was amazing! Super floaty and very comfy.
The kids loved the bunks and swapped every night!
The bathroom was a decent size, clean and modern.
Snacks, icecreams etc could be purchased in a very basic set up at the reception and there was a great clothes/surf shop next door with lots of lovely frocks for a little retail therapy. The campground seemed huge.
We used the camp kitchen which was generally chocka’s but we enjoyed a meal one night with camp goers which was fun. The kids also enjoyed the playground, though generally could only use after the sun had gone down because of the heat.
There were loads of tenters and to combat the scorching heat, those who did camp would set out early in the day to explore, spend the afternoon by the pool and then out for the evening at one of the many air-conditioned eateries before heading back once the sun had well and truly set.
My only little gripe was the pool. It seems odd that there would only be a domestic pool on offer considering the amount of traffic they must get. There is plenty of room for expansion and with the amount of paying patrons who pass through their gates and the capacity of people they accommodate, surely it is time for an upgrade. Fingers crossed. Regardless, my kids practically lived in it and couldn’t have cared less that they had to share it with half the state. By late afternoon the water would get pretty murky from sunscreen and miscellaneous. Once everyone returned from their day trips, it was squashy. Before 1ish in the arvo is the best time to have an actual swim, as the water is cool and clean and you can snag one of the lovely gazebo lounges and possibly some shade.
Even though this was the off season, everywhere was packed so if you are thinking of making the trek, better plan ahead and book in advance.
Whatever the season, be sure to pack for extreme heat and winds and be aware of kids reapplying especially in between swims.
Overall we enjoyed our chalet stay at the RAC Exmouth Holiday Park and would definitely return…hopefully they’ve expanded the pool when we do!
RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park
WHERE: 3 Truscott Cres, Exmouth WA 6707
Free Call: 1800 871 570
Telephone: +61 8 9949 1101
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