UPDATE JUNE 2023: This park has been rebuilt and the amenities block is now operational. Total project $593K. More info. Further, the park is set to receive a 3 bed-roomed on site cabin and 2 bed-roomed accessibility cabin. More info.
Kaniva Poolside Caravan Park This brand new council run park overlooks a peaceful farming landscape and is a five minute walk to the Silo Art and main street featuring Sheep Art Trail, pubs, cafes, supermarket and pharmacy. It is ideally located next to the Kaniva Swimming Pool and across the road from the tennis courts. The park does not have any on site vans or cabins, however it is popular with caravan owners, RVs & campers. Features:
Five minute walk to the Scar Tree in South Kaniva Rd off Budjik St
Off the highway making for a quiet night's sleep
$15 - un-powered site
$25 - powered site
$75 - Weekly un-powered site
$125 - Weekly powered site
No public holiday or school holiday surcharges apply.
All rates are for two people - additional persons aged 6 years and over - $5
Kids under 6 yrs stay free
We are unable to reserve spots and take bookings. On arrival, please find an available spot and note the site number. Phone the caretaker on 1800 KANIVAand make the payment by EFTPOS.Once you have made the payment, you will receive a code to access the amenities; rest-rooms and laundry. NB There is no caretakers office and they are not on site 24/7. If this park is full, your next closest caravan parks are:
Free RV Parking: Commercial Hotel is suitable forfully self contained vehiclesbehind the pub. No bathrooms available.
NB: Water in Kaniva is not suitable for drinking, but can be purchased from Doyles IGA. Tank water is available along with bore water. There is presently no fridge, kettle, toaster etc. Showers and laundry facilities are only available at the moment by paying the unpowered site fee. Showers are also available at the hospital.
Maddern St, Long vehicle parallel parking on left hand side, near the Commercial Hotel opposite the toilets and windmill.
Wetlands and Fauna Park, includes toilets and BBQ area. (500 mt walk to main street from toilets, or 300 mts from aviary.)
Silo Art - front of the Band Park on Progress St. (200mt walk to the main street.)
Kaniva Shire Hall - Alongside Commercial St. (200mt walk to the main street.)
History: The Caravan Park was a development of the then Chamber of Commerce (now KDPA). Following the decision of the old Kaniva Shire Council to provide a caravan park with 12 powered sites on 17th July 1962, work was carried out to the cost of $2,585 with a government grant of $2,068 towards the work. It was opened in April 1964. It drew some criticism in the 1970s and a program of alterations and renovations were completed in Jan 1980, financed by a municipal loan of $20,000. Kaniva Tourism and KDPA continued to support the park advocating for further improvements. Additional showers, camp kitchen, lighting, BBQ seating and minor upgrades took place in 2002 thanks to the Council and grant funding totaling $20,000, with Kaniva Apex Club installing the fence and the Garden Club planting trees and plants. In 2019 funding became available for upgrades to council run caravan parks and KDPA and the caretakers advocated to WWSC due to major cracking in the facilities. Funding was granted in 2021 by RDV for $574K with a council contribution of $19K. This enabled the old amenities block to be demolished and rebuilt. The new amenities were completed in June 2023.
Kaniva, first and last highway town in Victoria. Gateway to the Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail. Home of Sheep Art.
Visitor Information Centre, 41 Commercial St, Kaniva, Vic. Ph (03) 5314 9083 Open Weekdays 9am - 3pm, Saturdays & selected public holidays 9am - 2pm.