Mackay / Whitsundays Region Crowned Best Destination for Caravanning & Camping in Queensland

The Caravanning Queensland Facebook page recently conducted an online competition with the aim of answering once and for all – what is the best region for caravanning & camping in Queensland?

Over the course of almost two weeks, 12 different regions fought it out in ‘The Ultimate Battle QLD’. The regions went head to head in a sudden death knockout tournament, with polls deciding the winner of each daily battle.

After both receiving strong support throughout the duration of the battle, the grand final came down to a huge contest that saw Mackay / Whitsundays taking on Townsville / North Queensland.

A total of over 1200 votes were tallied in the 24 hours of the final, and we had our champion! The Mackay / Whitsundays region claimed the title after receiving 823 votes to be crowned the ultimate caravan & camping destination in the state.

👑👑 GRAND FINAL 👑👑THIS IS IT FOLKS!!!We are deciding once and for all:What is the BEST region for camping and…

Posted by Caravanning Queensland on Sunday, April 12, 2020


And it’s not hard to see why the winning region garnered so much support. Last year we saw huge numbers of visitors travelling to experience the area for themselves. From the plethora of native wildlife and pristine beaches to the lush sub-tropical rainforests, Mackay and The Whitsundays really do have it all.

Chief Executive Officer of Mackay Tourism, Tas Webber, welcomed the result of the poll.

“Mackay Tourism is very proud to be recognised by Caravanning Queensland as the top region in Queensland for camping and caravanning. Together our region encompasses so much of what makes the quintessential tourism holiday, from the spectacular beaches, abundant native wildlife to of course the spectacular Great Barrier Reef,” he said.

Mr Webber continued, “of course this is a very difficult time for tourism, and the COVID-19 outbreak means that our priority messaging is for people to stay home. This accolade, however, will help keep Mackay & The Whitsundays at top of mind for people who are no doubt planning their post COVID-19 getaway. Mackay & The Whitsundays have a lot to offer these potential visitors, and they should start by checking out our Rainforest to Reef itinerary.”

Undoubtedly, the best way to explore this wonderful region is in your own recreational vehicle. Whether it be a caravan, camper trailer, motorhome or campervan, travelling in an RV means you can really take your time to explore the area without sacrificing your comfort (or credit card!).

As we continue to daydream about our next road trip, whenever that may be, make sure you’ve got Mackay & The Whitsundays at the top of your list!