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BarraCrab Caravan Park with Jayco Brisbane Camperland


There are lots of ways to enjoy a caravan adventure. Just getting away from it all and putting your feet up is enough for some. Then there are others who truly want to use their home away from home to deliver them life experiences they just can’t get living in suburbia. Now it has taken me a couple of cruisey days to get here stopping in Bundy on my way up which of course is the great joy of towing your home behind you..the F-word people…freedom. Freedom to go and do what you want to do. But I have finally arrived at my destination, with my Jayco Journey Outback a van which is perfectly designed for this type of trip.


BarraCrab Caravan Park in Clairview, 100k’s south of Mackay

I am dropping the pick at The Barra Crab Caravan Park in Clairview about 100k’s south of the Sugarcane town of Mackay on the North Queensland coast and as the name suggests they like their seafood up this way. Julie is the parks manager and she says BarraCrab is heaven on earth. My Jayco Journey takes pride of place on a site only meters away from the ocean. The model comes complete with ensuite and shower making me completely self-sufficient, air con, twin beds, designer kitchen and all the mod cons for easy living.

The really eye-catching thing about this place is its proximity to water

The really eye-catching thing about this place is its proximity to water, I am snuggled up right next to the Coral Sea. Now with all this water and a name like BarraCrab you reckon there would be a local fisherman or crabber about who would be keen to show me around.

Enter Bill and his mate Showy, Showy by name and by nature. Showy is in the process of offering tours through the Barra Crab caravan park to people who might be keen to spend a bit of time with him having fun in the North Queensland sun. And it’s looking like some time spent with these guys might be a good investment.

We have snared plenty of big legal bucks today and it’s a good bet this afternoon’s sunset will look and taste even better back at the park with a mud crab claw in one hand and a cold drink in the other.

Don’t forget to check out Episode 10 of the Campr series for the guide on things to do at BarraCrab Caravan Park.

Delicious…The BarraCrab Caravan Park is at Clairview on the Bruce Highway just past St Lawrence if you’re heading North. If you stay seven nights they will only charge you for six. When you’re booking your stay book a tour with Showey for a fun and educational day on the water.

And if you would like to see more of the Jayco Journey Outback or any of the other Vans in the Jayco range, head to the Brisbane Camperland website.

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Dean Miller - Campr Dean has been a trailblazer in the adventure television space for more than 15 years. With a passion for fishing, forged as a young fella growing up on Groote Eylandt NT, the only thing he loves more than boating, camping and touring is sharing a yarn.