Haparanda River
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Excellent location in a scenic area

Basic information

Address

Strandgatan 18, 953 31 Haparanda, Sweden
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Area

59 caravan slots
9 tentsites

Contact information


+46 73-819 98 44

Distances

Rovaniemi 124 km
Uleåborg 133 km
Utsjoki 575 km

Haparanda River introduction

Beauty at the Finnish-Swedish border

How would and overnight stay in Haparanda sound, right on the Swedish-Finnish border?

BestPark Haparanda River with three plus is located in a scenic area by the river. From here it is only a five minute drive to Tornio, which is on the other side of the Tornio River. From Haparanda you can easily get to Tornio via the bridge and vice versa, which is why people are used to doing business on both sides. These two nearby towns form a special twin town, Haparanda-Tornio. They have a common center and cooperate in many different areas.

The spacious travel park with as many as 59 caravan or motorhome parking slots, contains an extensive range of camping services, such as a service building, a sauna, a private beach, a barbecue house and an outdoor dishwashing area. The travel park also has nine tent sites that can be booked via the Bestpark booking system. A few meters from the park, the super-popular River Restaurant Haparanda invites you to enjoy the food, which is famous by both locals and other visitors.

In addition to the beach destination, Tornionjoki is also an excellent fishing spot, famous for its salmon waters, where there is plenty to do for fishing lovers. You can go on a day trip to the Haparanda Archipelago National Park. It covers an area of ​​about 6,000 hectares, of which the land area is about 770 hectares. The national park consists of a couple of large and a few smaller islands. Those who are enthusiastic about culture should also familiarize themselves with the original art and design culture of Haparanda at the Aine Art Museum or by admiring the street art in the area. When you want to see different animals, you can go to Björka small zoo, where the family’s big and small thrive. If you want water sports experiences, you can rent water jets to the beach, where you can enjoy a beautiful summer day on a playful ride.

Haparanda is famous for its shopping facilities. There are several shops in the center of Haparande that attract customers. Ikea is also a popular shopping area, close to a large shopping center with many stores from well-known manufacturers, as well as Candy World, Europa’s largest candy store. It is also worth taking advantage of the area’s extensive range of restaurants, as you can experience both Finnish and Swedish flavors here. The fish is guaranteed to be fresh because it comes directly from the fish.

It is not necessary to raise the Swedish krona, as many players in Haparanda also accept euro as their currency. The debit card can be used on both sides of the border. At park, you book your stay in euros. 

Services:

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Book a 60-minute service break, like a pit stop. Topping up your water supply and having a quick shower will keep you on the road.

Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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Varessäikkä
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Uusi BestPark-matkaparkki tulossa

Basic information

Address

Varessäikäntie 162, 92320 Siikajoki
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Area

24 matkailuajoneuvopaikkaa


Varessäikkä introduction

Beach holiday destination by the sea

If you are considering a beach holiday in Finland, look no further than BestPark Varessäikkä! Varessäikkä is a small peninsula in the municipality of Siikajoki in Northern Ostrobothnia, quite close to Oulu, with an atmospheric sandy beach. The area of the peninsula, which extends into the Bay of Bothnia, is ideal for a summer holiday for the whole family. The beach is well suited for even the youngest members of the family thanks to the shallow bathing water, and the water quality is monitored regularly.

The three-plus caravan park is located near a quiet beach by the exotic archipelago. The boat harbour has a barbecue hut with a campfire, as well as a beach volley court. There are excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as running or walking. There is a long mountain bike trail that starts from the beach for experiencing the joy of cycling in nature. Services on the beach are provided by a local kiosk and the legendary Tyybäkinoja barbecue trailer where you can enjoy mouth-watering perch burgers and more. The coast is also home to historic buildings, such as a lighthouse-like tower that is ideal for birdwatching. There are several different species of waterfowl in Varessäikkä, and they can be easily observed in the open fields within walking distance of the caravan park as well.

Although the marshes of Varessäikkä attract hunters, berry pickers and hikers, the beach is still peaceful. Here you can listen to the splash of the waves and birdsong. Attractions in Siikajoki include three 18th-century churches, each less than a 45-minute drive from the park. Golf lovers are served by the 18-hole Raahentienoo golf course located about 11 kilometres from the caravan park.

Varessäikkä, located in the strait between Hailuoto and the mainland, is easily reached on a day trip from Oulu, which is about 60 kilometres away. From Raahe, you can drive to the site in just over 30 minutes.

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Taivalkoski
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Surrounded by national parks

Basic information

Address

Mäkitie 13, 93400 Taivalkoski
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Area

24 matkailuajoneuvopaikkaa


Taivalkoski introduction

BestPark Taivalkoski takes visitors to the intersection of four different national parks. It offers visitors extraordinary nature experiences in fantastic scenery. In Taivalkoski, which is located in the northeast highlands of Northern Ostrobothnia, you can draw strength from the stillness and really feel the touch of nature throughout the year. Here, it really pays off to just stop for a moment and take in the scenery.

There are plenty of hiking areas and trails to trek. At the highest point of Taivalkoski on the Pyhitystunturi fell, you can admire the spectacular view at an altitude of 422 metres. Visiting the fell is especially rewarding in the summer, when even children can climb the rocky trail all the way to the top. Featuring an adventure park, ski resort, canoeing centre and other places of activity, the park allows visitors to engage in sports and other outdoor activities all year round. During the summer, the clean fishing waters and forests filled with berries offer an abundance of natural delicacies for the visitors. In the winter, you can make the most of your stay at the ski resort by trying out dog sledding or renting a snowmobile.

Taivalkoski offers a wide range of cultural activities. If you’re hungry for culture, there are various events and year-round cultural destinations to choose from. In the beginning of July, the Kalle Päätalo Society organises the annual Päätalo week, which focuses on the life and works of the region’s best-known author. In the town centre, you can make a tour of the cultural trail Taivalkoski of a Thousand Stories and stop for coffee at the marketplace named after Kalle Päätalo, who was born in Taivalkoski. The over 18-metre long art bridge “Over Time” (Yli ajan) brings the Putaansaari island, which has remained undisturbed for a long time, back into contact with the rest of Taivalkoski. The mysterious Fairy Tale Trail leads both children and adults through the spectacular hillside scenery of Taivalkoski and into the magical world of fairy tales. The Jalava store, the oldest shop in Finland still in business, introduces visitors to genuine old-time atmosphere. In addition to this fascinating ambience, the shop also offers traditional clothing, handicrafts and café products

Taivalkoski offers excellent opportunities for diverse outdoor activities and is particularly popular among those who travel by car. It is easy for caravans to turn to the two-plus caravan park near the ski resort, which is located 150 kilometres from Oulu and about 60 kilometres from Kuusamo. 

Services:

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Book a 60-minute service break, like a pit stop. Topping up your water supply and having a quick shower will keep you on the road.

Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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Näätämö
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New BestPark caravan park opening soon

Basic information

Address

Sevettijärventie 12246, 99940 Inari
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Area

23 matkailuajoneuvopaikkaa


Näätämö introduction

Located at the northern tip of Finland, just one kilometre from the Finnish–Norwegian border, BestPark Näätämö ensures its guests an exceptionally wonderful experience in the heart of pure nature. Here you can relax and enjoy scenery usually only found in picture books. The best way to get to Näätämö with a population of about 40 is by car or bus from Inari.

Despite its small size, Näätämö is full of life. The best holiday is ensured by excellent services provided in the village right next to the caravan park. People come to shop from the Norwegian side of the border, and passers-by often stop to visit. From the village you can find two well-stocked supermarkets that are also popular among Norwegians. Kaldoaivi, Finland’s largest wilderness area, attracts hikers and campers.


In its peaceful wilderness, the riches of Mother Nature are abundant. Stunning northern lights can be seen almost every night from autumn well into late winter. Guided tours are organised to Joulutunturi fell near Näätämö, rising more than 200 metres above sea level. In Näätämö, it is worth enjoying the soothing effect of clear waters and beautiful surroundings – and just allow yourself to wind down.

The northernmost caravan park of BestPark is a fisherman’s paradise, providing plenty of opportunities to outwit some fish. In summer, you can take part in guided fishing trips to the Näätämöjoki river on the Norwegian side, easily accessible by car. Näätämöjoki river is one of the few wild salmon rivers in Finland. There are also plenty of good grayling, perch, and trout waters near Näätämö. Your guide will instantly conjure up a tasty meal of the fresh catch on an open fire.

In winter, you can reach the fishing waters by snowmobile. Snowmobile routes run from Näätämö via Lake Sevettijärvi to Ivalo and via Opukasjärvi to Nuorgam, as well as to the Norwegian side to Finnmarken. The activities offered in the vicinity of the three-star caravan park include reindeer safaris, introduction to reindeer husbandry, wilderness survival training, hiking and canoeing trips. Red king crab safaris are also organised on the Norwegian side.

More services can be found from Inari (130 km) and Kirkenes (50 km). And if you want to see a bigger city, Russia’s Murmansk is 270 kilometres away.

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Ikaalinen Spa
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A captivating spa town

Basic information

Address

Huvilatie 2, 39500 Ikaalinen
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Area

24 parking spaces


Ikaalinen Spa introduction

We have opened a new BestPark caravan park to Ikaalinen. This one plus caravan park has 24 spaces available.

A captivating spa town

At BestPark Ikaalinen Spa, you can have enriching experiences. Ikaalinen is a small town made up of a number of fascinating villages with a scenic environment and a great deal to see and do. It is known above all as a spa town, but also as a town of culture, education and tourism.

Filling up your holiday with activities is easy in Ikaalinen. In addition to admiring lake scenery, you can enjoy great nature trails, visit the Anjala horse farm, play golf at a countryside course or take a day trip in the captivating Seitseminen National Park on the border of Ikaalinen and Ylöjärvi. Ikaalinen offers amazing fishing opportunities as well as a variety of other outdoor activities. You can relax in the Ikaalinen Spa, opened in 1884 and recently renovated. The caravan park is only 300 metres from the main building of the spa. In addition to water activities, the renovated spa has restaurants, an R-kioski shop, a bowling alley and a beauty salon, and more.

The town of Ikaalinen has a strong musical tradition. In summer, the town hosts a colourful festival named Sata-Häme Soi, which showcases accordion music. Other events in the town include Saunafestivaalit (“Sauna Festival”) and Puistofilosofia (“Park Philosophy”). Wanha Kauppala (“Old Market Town”), next to the centre of Ikaalinen, is also worth experiencing, as it has been described as the oldest, smallest and most beautiful market town in Finland.

The city of Tampere is only around 50 kilometres away. There you will find the popular Särkänniemi amusement park. Other cities, such as Turku, Vaasa, Jyväskylä are all less than three hours’ drive away, as is the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Services:

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Book a 60-minute service break, like a pit stop. Topping up your water supply and having a quick shower will keep you on the road.

Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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Kontiomäki
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A bear cave in the heart of Kainuu

Basic information

Address

Viitostie 2, 88470 Kontiomäki
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Area

24 parking spaces


Kontiomäki introduction

Conveniently located next to the Neste Kontiomäki service station alongside Finnish National Road 5 (Viitostie), BestPark Kontiomäki takes good care of its caravanners with a wide variety of services available for guests. Just next to the three-plus caravan park guests will find a 250-seat restaurant serving up delicious meals, a K-Market supermarket selling local products and a gift shop selling handicrafts and design products from Kainuu.

The Vuokatti Tourist Information Centre, which offers a wide range of activities and opportunities for sightseeing, is just a short drive from the park. Our guests can embark on a memorable hike to the heart of the Hepoköngäs nature reserve, where you will find one of Finland’s best-known waterfalls. Located in the Rokua Geopark, Lake Oulujärvi is home to stunning islands and sandy beaches that are the perfect setting for a family holiday. There is plenty of greenery and natural tranquility with forests accounting for nearly 80% of the region’s land area.

In Kainuu, you might even get the chance to meet Finland’s national animal, the bear. At the Hossa bear-watching hut, you can safely watch and take photos of bears living in their natural habitat in the wilderness between Hossa and Juntusranta. Guests can spend an evening at the hut or even stay overnight. With any luck, you might also spot other local carnivores, like wolverines and wolves, in addition to bears.

Kainuu is also well-known for as a great spot for golfers. The region boasts three golf courses: one in Sotkamo, one in Kajaani and one in Paltamo. They say that in the summertime, Kainuu’s golf courses are world-class, easily standing up to courses abroad. You can also golf all year round at the Kajaanin Tennishalli indoor sport facility. Kainuu is a perfect destination for anyone looking to try their hand at golf, tennis or other sports for the first time.

At the height of summer, regional culture flourishes with a host of local events: Kajaani Poetry Week, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, traditional Finnish “lavatanssit” dances in Jormua and Naapurivaara, as well as the Kajaani Town Theatre and Art Museum all ensure you have plenty to choose from and enjoy in terms of local culture!

Services:

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Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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Lempäälä / Ideapark
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Experiences for everyone

Basic information

Address

Ideaparkinkatu 12, 37570 Lempäälä
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Area

25 parking spaces
2 saunas (one for women and one for men)
Sauna hours: 8-11 and 13-22


Lempäälä / Ideapark introduction

BestPark Lempäälä is an excellent choice for those who want to see and experience a lot in one stop. The diverse services of Ideapark are just a few steps away, as the caravan park is located at the southern end of the shopping centre’s yard area. There is plenty to do, no matter the weather: Among other things, Ideapark features more than 150 shops and more than 20 restaurants and cafés, an event-filled Central Square, the Finnish Floorball Museum, the Retro Exhibition and the PiiPoo Cultural Centre.

Getting to the caravan park is very easy, as it is located right along the Tampere-Helsinki motorway.

If you enjoy the outdoors and various activities in nature, you will be sure to fall in love with the nature the area around BestPark Lempäälä has to offer. There are plenty of experiences to be enjoyed, including the magnificent Birgitta Trail at nearly 50 kilometres in length, the Myllyranta event park on the shores of Kirkkolahti, Pirkanmaa’s most popular rapids fishing spot in Kuokkalankoski and the husky picnics that open during the snow season.

Lempäälä also offers tourists a rich selection of cultural activities. At over 500 years old, the Church of St. Birgitta, Pirunlinna and the Kuokkala Museum Road offer a great opportunity to get to know the history of Lempäälä. At Ideapark, the LUMO store offers a wide selection of interior design and gift items. The store’s selection features Finnish handicrafts and even domestic delicacies, like Kultasuklaa chocolates, that make it easy to find the perfect gift, be it for yourself or for others.

The caravan park, rated ++++ for its amenities, also offers log cabins for rent through the BestPark reservation system, so caravans have the opportunity to spend some time at the cottage, all the while remaining in the immediate vicinity of a number of services.

You can access the bustle of a bigger city easily from the caravan park, for example by bus or car, as Tampere is only around 18 kilometres away.

Services:

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Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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Seinäjoki / Ideapark
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The centre of events

Basic information

Address

Suupohjantie 57, 61320 Seinäjoki
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Area

40 parking spaces
13 cottages (closed from 1st September 2021-)

Contact information

leirinta.seinajoki@ideapark.fi

Seinäjoki / Ideapark introduction

Everything is big in Ostrobothnia, and this includes BestPark Ideapark Seinäjoki with its almost 50 spaces for camper vans and trailers.
Ideapark in Seinäjoki has a huge total area of seven hectares, and over 100 crowd-pulling businesses of all kinds. There is a range of services in addition to shops, restaurants and entertainment: a pharmacy, opticians, a gym, and beauty and health services right next to the park.

Amazing experiences are provided by Duudsonit Activity Park and Finland’s first virtual park, Pikseli, where you can explore the African savannas and tropical coastlines as if you were actually there! In the Hollywood entertainment centre, you can enjoy glow bowling, miniature golf,
various escape rooms, and the entertainment centre’s range of refreshments. You can also play at Ideapark’s E-Sports Arena, where time is guaranteed to fly.

Events and gatherings such as gigs, Wednesday dances, Tuesday bingo, children’s events and more are arranged regularly at Ideapark’s Central Arena.

Ideapark Seinäjoki is located in the Jouppi district, just over one kilometre from the city centre. A highly accessible location between Main Road 67 and Suupohjantie ensures good transport connections. Ideapark can also be reached on foot or by bicycle, and public transport routes take shoppers conveniently all the way to the main entrance. In the summer, you can also hop aboard

Ideapark’s own city train and admire Seinäjoki, or take a bicycle or electric scooter.

Services:

Need to stop for servicing?

Book a 60-minute service break, like a pit stop. Topping up your water supply and having a quick shower will keep you on the road.

Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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Perho
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Just next to a national park

Basic information

Address

Haanentie 26, 69950 Perho
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Area

24 parking spaces

Contact information

info@bestpark.fi

Perho introduction

BestPark Perho offers guests a close connection to wilderness experiences. Its location, midway between Jyväskylä and Kokkola along Highway 13 in Central Ostrobothnia, is ideal for those in search of a relaxing nature break. If you are staying over in our BestPark, don’t forget to visit the nearby national park!

With its long, rich history as part of the spellbinding Suomenselkä watershed region, this area will inspire you to explore it even further. By the standards of Southern Finland, the area is a major marsh and forest wilderness, which can be seen at its best in the Salamajärvi National Park. You can also explore the local wilderness and history via the Perho Museum, the old Möttönen cabin, the Salmenharju ridge, the Peuran polku deer trail and several canoeing routes.

The restaurant nextdoor to this ‘++-level’ BestPark is open all year round. Perho’s central geographical location will make your stay exceptionally convenient. The area’s good basic services and unforgettable wilderness experiences will have you wanting to stop in and stay over for a while.

Services:

Need to stop for servicing?

Book a 60-minute service break, like a pit stop. Topping up your water supply and having a quick shower will keep you on the road.

Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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Akaa Toijalan Satama
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Experiences for everyone

Basic information

Address

Satamatie 315, Akaa
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Area

24 parking spaces

Contact information

pasi.kylmala@akaa.fi

Akaa Toijalan Satama introduction

At BestPark Akaa, you can relax on the shores of Lake Vanajavesi or enjoy the calming effect of the water. Akaa is a beautiful and lively, easily accessed town that offers experiences to appeal to all five senses. The shimmering lake, and the wide range of services at the Toijala harbour, are within easy reach of BestPark.

A beautiful natural setting and range of waterways and trails are ideal reasons for venturing into the great outdoors. During the summer, why not try out some activities out on the water, whether you choose to spend your days cruising or canoeing? Beekeeping (and delicious honey) renowned across Europe, Finland’s oldest operational cinema, and the historic Locomotive Museum and Wallpaper Museum are among the area’s fascinating attractions.

At this ‘+++-level’ park, you can unwind in the soft steam of a sauna and sample the lakeside atmosphere and services of the harbour area. There are also plenty of other activities for people on short or longer visits. Why not visit the nearby Hämeenlinna or Tampere by water or rail, for example? Given the park’s excellent location, the Helsinki metropolitan area; the coastal towns of Turku, Pori and Vaasa; and the inland cities of Jyväskylä and Lahti are easily reachable by car.

Services:

Need to stop for servicing?

Book a 60-minute service break, like a pit stop. Topping up your water supply and having a quick shower will keep you on the road.

Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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Artic Circle / Rovaniemi
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The capital of Lapland

Basic information

Address

Joulupukintie 1, 96930 Rovaniemi
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Area

24 parking slots
Electricity 1 kW, not for heating

Contact information

operational@wildnordic.fi

Distances

300m Santa Park

Artic Circle / Rovaniemi introduction

At BestPark, Arctic Circle, you will spend the night next to the Santa Claus Village close to the Arctic Circle. You can reach the village directly from the caravan park. The sky is lit by the northern lights in winter, and the midnight sun in summer. Huskies and reindeer live in the neighbourhood, so you can travel across the northern landscapes in more exotic ways than just rental bikes.

In addition to these furry rides, you can rent a snowmobile or snowshoes. In summer, you can enjoy the nearby waters on a river cruise, by canoe, or by rafting if you prefer more thrills!

You can enjoy a sauna in our top-level caravan park, or one of the several restaurants or shops in the Santa Claus Village. If you are looking for an alternative to sleeping in a vehicle or trailer, try one of the unique solutions available, such as the nearby glass igloos. A day trip to Rovaniemi city centre’s services or Ranua zoo is easy by bus or car from the park.

Services:

Need to stop for servicing?

Book a 60-minute service break, like a pit stop. Topping up your water supply and having a quick shower will keep you on the road.

Our parks are open 24/7, but we want to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. This is why service breaks are not available between 10pm and 7am.

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