Riverview Tourist Park, Margaret River Review

Accommodation choices surround the outskirts of the Margaret River town in South Western Australia’s Margaret River Region but few places to stay are in town, riverside and offer camping, caravanning and cabins for couples and families.  But we found one – which we loved!  It’s called the Riverview Tourist Park.  Let me tell you all about it in this Riverview Tourist Park review on this riverside caravan park in Margaret River.

In this Article You Will Learn About All the Amenities at Riverview Tourist Park Margaret River

The riverfront at Riverview Tourist Park in Margaret River. with large green grass area looking across the river to forest
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Riverview Margaret River Caravan Park Cabins

It is rare for us to pay the extra for a view.  But when the riverfront cabins were only $10 extra per night we thought it might be worth it.  And it was!


The minute we walk out onto our balcony it is as if a sense of calm and relaxation has enveloped us.  The balcony offers a lovely vista of the river and national park forest on the other side.  It is my favourite place to be after we return each day from exploring the Margaret River Region on one of the four outdoor chairs at the small glass top tables.

The view from our balcony overlooking green grass to river and forest
Riverfront cabin view

Those not staying in a riverfront cabin make their way down to the green grassy foreshore every late afternoon to enjoy a drink, chat and watch the kids play in the water.


Entry into the timber look linoleum floored cabin is via sliding doors that take you straight into the dining and lounge area.  To my left is a four-seater pale wood table, walking further into the room is a black three-seater leather look couch with a split system air-conditioner above.  Tucked in the corner is a pine cabinet with a large flat-screen TV and DVD player (BYO DVD’s).

Lounge and dining area with timber table and chairs, black leather couch and TV
Riverfront cabin lounge and dining


A Riverview Tourst Park review of the the kitchen with fridge and microwave
Riverfront cabin kitchen

From the galley style kitchen of white cabinets and soft grey bench tops forms the hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom.  We are provided with a starter kit of tea, coffee, sugar salt and pepper sachets.  Under the sink are dishwashing liquid, cloth, scourer and tea towel. 

There is a full-size fridge, microwave, four-burner electric hotplates, toaster and kettle plus a broom with dustpan and brush.

The cabinets are stocked with:

  • Plates, cups and bowls for four people
  • Glasses and wine glasses for four
  • Cutlery
  • Utensils include chopping board, sharp knives, tongs, spatula, serving spoon, peeler, masher, grater
  • Frypan
  • Two saucepans
  • Microwave rice cooker
  • Two containers for leftovers
  • Two serving dishes

Bedrooms 1 & 2

queen size bed with blue quilt and window out to trees
Riverfront cabin bedroom

The two bedrooms that lead off from the galley kitchen are identical.  Both have:

  • Queen size bed with a blue and green quilt
  • Two pillow
  • Two bath towels
  • A white side table on either side of the bed with a lamp each
  • The white wardrobe has two hanging rails with a few coat hangers
  • White chest of draws with a mirror
  • Light grey block out vertical blinds


vanity basin and shower to left
Riverfront cabin bathroom

The bathroom is clean and simple with a small shower (not much they can do about that there’s no more space), toilet and white vanity basin with spare toilet paper and a hairdryer.

The only thing this cabin doesn’t have is pegs and a clothes horse for towels would have been nice, especially as they ask for you not to hang towels over the balcony rails.

Facilities at Riverview Tourist Park Margaret River WA


The office is where you start and finish your stay.  Knowing that this is a dog-friendly camping Margaret River caravan park I make a comment that it is a shame that dogs are not welcome in the cabins.  One of the friendly staff responds “we are currently looking into making some cabins dog-friendly.”  So all I can say is if you are after this keep an eye out.  In the meantime, if you want to bring your pooch you will need to bring your own tent or caravan.

Camp Kitchen

cream coloured building with green roof and BBQ out front
Camp Kitchen

For those who do bring a tent, there is a camp kitchen which has a simple kitchen with communal fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, kettle and a TV to watch as you cook or wash up.  Outside is a BBQ (that we found not to be very hot) and table and chairs.

Riverside Gazebo and BBQ

Large outdoor shaded area with BBQ and tables surrounded by grass
The Gazebo

The hot BBQ was down at the gazebo on the river foreshore under a large gazebo with four sets of tables and chairs.  It was a popular and friendly place to hang out as you cooked your evening meal.


man and son canoeing on Margaret River
Canoes on Margaret River

Beyond swimming in the river the only activity offered at the park are canoes. Canoes can be hired from the office the new managers have just amended the prices to:

  • $15/hour
  • 30/half day
  • $60/full day

You must wear a life jacket during your canoe and it is a lovely way to explore the river.

Ablution Block

washing line out side building
Ablution Block

In the middle of the caravan park is the ablution block (some caravan park bays also have their own private ablutions).With separate female and male clean showers and toilets. 

Next door is a coin-operated laundry ($4/wash) washing machines and dryers.  Whilst there is a complimentary basket to take your washing out to the line and dry in the sunshine, there are no pegs.  There is also an ironing board and you can borrow an iron from the office. 


There is complimentary WiFi throughout the park that has reasonably good speed.  You will be given the login and password during check-in.


Each cabin is provided with one allocated car bay situated fairly close to the cabin.  If you are travelling as a group and have more than one car there are extra bays at the back of the holiday park.  Cavarvaner and tenters have sufficient room to park a car in front of their bay. 

Camping at Margaret River Riverview Tourist Park
Camping at Riverview Tourist Park

Now, this should go without saying, but apparently, some don’t quite get it, be considerate don’t park in someone else’s car bay. 


The park offers dog-friendly camping and caravanning in Margaret River year-round.  At this stage, cabins are not pooch-friendly.

Top Trip Tips: Planning a Stay at Riverview Tourist Park


The Riverview Tourist Park comes under the Summerstar Tourist Parks brand and is located within the township of Margaret River, Western Australia right on the river.  It takes about five minutes to walk to the main street that is lined with supermarkets, restaurants, a pub and the Margaret River Region Tourist Information Centre.

It takes approximately 3.5 hours to drive to Margaret River from Perth.  There is no airport in Margaret River and so if you don’t have a car you will need to hire one* – don’t forget to hire car seats for the kids and organise insurance.

Top Trip Tip: If you hire a car through a price comparison site like RentalCars.com then wait until you pick up your car before organising insurance

Website and Cost

We are staying at this Margaret River holiday park during the Australian summer school holidays AKA peak season.  However, the prices were not expensive like so many in other Margaret River Region towns.  We paid $190/night for a two-bedroom waterfront cabin booking directly through the Summerstar Parks website.

What to Pack for Margaret River

Margaret River is located in Western Australia’s south-west, meaning it does cold here even in summer.  Tips 4 Trips offers a Complete Travel Packing List HERE and a Self-Catering Holiday Checklist.  But you should include:

  • Jumper/jacket
  • Hat
  • Swimmers
  • Sunscreen
  • Good walking shoes

Things to Do in the Margaret River Region

Margaret River is known for its surfing and wineries.  But the beaches are actually 10 minutes away and the wineries are scattered throughout the entire Margaret River Region up to Busselton, south Augusta and inland to Cowarumup.  As you venture out to find all these hotspots you’ll pass by and through some beautiful natural surroundings.  On this trip we had three main activities planned:

Just to give you some perspective of distance, Busselton and Augusta are both about 40 minutes from Margaret River.  There are many more things to do and see. Start with some inspiration with these Things to do in Busselton for Families and these awesome August attractions.

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