There is a shortage of legal places to park a mobile home or tiny house for living, in Adelaide. At present, traditional caravan and residential parks are the main option. Of these, many are zoned tourist parks so have restrictions on the number of nights anyone can stay in a row.
The best option is a zoned residential park or mixed tourist with residential. These often have discounted long stay or permanent parks, with no restriction on the number of nights stayed. Some parks have age restrictions on the permanent sites, or will not allow children or pets, and may require a police check. In all cases, ask first. Visit the park to inspect the facilities and the site to make sure it suits your purposes.
Other than the parks listed below, there are long term sites available in nearby country areas, such as the Barossa Valley council district, that double as showgrounds. Eden Valley and Mount Pleasant are two examples. Their site fees are cheaper than standard caravan or residential parks. The next post will look at what’s available in country areas, including National Parks in South Australia.
Parks are listed from the north to south of Adelaide, and include sites for mobile living or permanent cabin/transportable homes. To buy a cabin/transportable home, search the area online in Domain.com.au or Realestate.com.au
Virginia Residential Park: This style of park in Adelaide is rare, but could be a model for future residential parks. It features long term and permanent sites for mobile living, cabins for rent and sale, or space to built your own cabin. Facilities are available for everyone, and a site fee applies. Ask about discounts and government rebates.
Hillier Park Residential Village and The Palms Residential Park: Restricted to residents over 50 years of age, but you don’t have to be retired. Transportable homes are bought by the residents, not rented. Weekly site fees depend on the size of the home. The park is for transportable housing only, not mobile homes.
Highway One Caravan and Tourist Park: Long term site section. On Port Wakefield Road, north of the city.
Cudlee Creek Caravan Park: Scenic country area in the Adelaide Hills. Long stay on application, $180/week powered, $150/week unpowered.
Windsor Gardens Caravan Park: Long stay sites subject to availability.
Discovery Parks Adelaide Beachfront, Semaphore: Usually maximum 90 nights in a row, but permanent sites are available (booked to mid next year, so on application). Weekly rates apply.
Brownhill Creek Tourist Park: Long stay and permanent on application.
Sturt River Caravan Park: Long term and permanent available, $140/week for a site, or $200/week to stay in one of their on site caravans.
Marion Holiday Park: No permanent sites, but long term available on application.
Woodcroft Park: Permanent powered sites for $150/week plus electricity. Permanent park cabins also for sale when available, pay a weekly site fee.
Moana Beach Tourist Park: Extended stay up to 6 months at $210/week site fees in the off season. Higher rates over summer.
McLaren Vale Lakeside Park: Long term to permanent powered sites available on application. No permanent unpowered sites. No children or pets on permanent sites. $168 – $235/week plus power depending on the length of stay.
Aldinga Beach Holiday Park: No permanent or long term sites. Cabins can become available for sale, with weekly site fees.
Mount Compass Tourist Park: Long stay or permanent sites on application, $200/week powered site.
Goolwa Tourist Park: long stay or permanent by negotiation, yearly fee.
The information provided was, to my knowledge, correct at the time of writing. If you know of any other parks that are long term or permanent site friendly, please leave a comment.