Welcome to Rye Schoolies
At Kanasta Caravan Park we offer accommodation for schoolies and welcome you to celebrate with us on the Mornington Peninsula.
Schoolies holidays are an exciting time and at Kanasta Caravan Park we welcome you to come and celebrate working hard and finishing school with us. We understand that this time of the year is important and exciting as you celebrate moving into the next chapter of your life!
Schoolies Accommodation at Kanasta Caravan, Mornington Peninsula
Rye is a popular schoolies destination on the Mornington Peninsula, with many local attractions; Kanasta is a leading schoolies venue. There is a range of benefits to booking your schoolies holiday at Kanasta:
- We are walking distance to the main shops in Rye
- Just a 5-minute walk from away from the Rye Foreshore
- Close to Peninsula Hot Springs
- Enjoy the Enchanted Maze (and the advanced Tree Top walks)
- Take a trip on The Eagle chair lifts at Arthurs Seat
- Walking distance to local shops, cafes and supermarkets
After much success in the past we continue to open our caravan park to schoolie groups. Offering safe and affordable accommodation for schoolies, we welcome schoolie groups to come and celebrate the end of their high school studies with us on the Mornington Peninsula.
Information for Parents of Schoolies
Parents can relax in that all safety standards are set in place at Kanasta Caravan Park for all schoolies groups.
We take security very seriously and along with regular checks by our onsite team, we have cameras throughout the park and a security gate. Therefore no one can come in without a code that is provided to our guests. Any extra visitors must register and be cleared by management.
We are safety conscious and keep an eye on our schoolies groups at Kanasta Caravan Park. We have strict onsite security; parents are contacted straight away if there are any issues.
You can also contact our management team at any time to check on your children. We give them an ID badge to say they stayed with us, and we can give you updates on how they are enjoying their schoolies holiday!
Book Your Schoolies Holiday With Us!
Get in touch with us for further information about our accommodation for schoolies or to book your stay
Why Choose Kanasta Caravan Park for Schoolies
- We have staff 24/7 via our onsite management team
- We do regular security checks at night and have a security gate
- Mid week cleaning service to change your bedding and towels is provided
- Kanasta is VERY peaceful and secure
- Our park surroundings make you feel like you are in nature
- We have games room and a communal BBQ area you can enjoy
Our Onsite Management Team
Our onsite staff at Kanasta Caravan Park understand you want to enjoy your schoolies experience in Rye. Therefore they will treat you with respect and kindness while you enjoy your stay with us.
If you require anything throughout your stay please come and see them and they will be able to help you out.
Book Your Schoolies Accommodation With Kanasta
If you are interested in making a booking and for the latest Schoolies specials, please contact us direct on 03 5985 2638, or via the website
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED 500M FROM RYE BEACH
5 minutes walk from the Rye boat launching ramp, cafes, shops, restaurants, pubs/clubs and safe swimming beaches.
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Why choose Kanasta Caravan Park?
We are situated on the Mornington Peninsula in Rye. We are located 1.5hrs from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, making it an easy weekend escape. With only 5 minutes walk to the rye pier and launching ramp, aswell as cafes, shops, restaurants, pubs/clubs and with being situated so close to safe swimming beaches of Rye’s Port Phillip Bay you will have the ultimate holiday at Kanasta CP.
We specialise in a variety of accommodation including our retro glampers and also our luxury and budget self contained en suite cabins. We pride ourselves on our secure, tree lined, quiet location.
Are you close to the Peninsula Hot Springs?
Yes! We are an 8 minute drive. We also sell Priority Passes meaning you do not have to book when you buy your passes through us. The Peninsula Hot Springs tends to book out quickly, particularly over the busy periods of the year. You simply collect your passes at reception and head on down to the springs. No booking ahead required.
What else are you close to? Eg. other attractions on the Mornington Peninsula.
We are a short drive to everything that Mornington Peninsula has to offer; stunning Surf Beaches, The Bay, Fishing Charters, Scuba Diving and Snorkelling, The Enchanted and Ashcombe Mazes, incredible Wineries and Restaurants, Peninsula Hot Springs and some of the best Golf Courses and wineries in Melbourne: such as Moonah Links, The Dunes and Eagle Ridge.
Why should I choose a Cabin at Kanasta Caravan Park?
Our budget and luxury cabins are a great choice for your holidaying experience. We have an array of different styled Cabins to suit one persons, couples, families and larger groups.
Kanasta CP also cater for school camps, wedding parties, schoolies groups (upon consideration), large group bookings as well as small group bookings. We also cater for all of our international guests who enjoy exploring the Mornington Peninsula.
What cabin styles does Kanasta Caravan Park have?
Kanasta has 6 different cabin styles that can accommodate all types travellers and holiday makers.
Cabin style 1
Our very affordable cabin style 1 – sleeps 2 adults with 2 small children
This cute little cabin consists of a double bed, bunk bed, kitchenette, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.
Cabin style 2
This gorgeous little studio cabin sleeps – sleeps 2 adults with 2 small children
This studio cabin consists of a double bed, bunk bed, kitchenette, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.
Cabin style 3 – ( Glamping Cabins)
Evie & Daisy are our glamping cabins – our cabin style 3 sleeps 2 adults with 2 small children
These fun retro styled cabins consists of a double bed, bunk bed, kitchenette, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.
Cabin style 4
This cabin – can sleep 4 adults and 2 children
This recently refurbished cabin consists of a double bed, 2 bunk beds, kitchenette, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.
Luxury Cabin style 5
Our large 50sqm luxury cabin 5 – sleeps 6 very comfortably
These cabin consists of a luxury queen bed, 2 bunk beds, kitchen, full sized fridge, range hood, gas stove top, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.
Luxury Cabin style 6
Our stunning 50sqm cabin style 6 – sleeps 5 very comfortably.
These cabins consists of a luxury queen bed, 1 double bed, and fold down king murphy bunk. Corner sofa, beautiful full sized kitchen, full sized fridge, range hood, gas stove top, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.
How does the pricing work for the cabins?
Our cabin styles 1, 2 & 3 the price is based on 2 adults twin share. Any additional person is charged accordingly which also includes your linen.
Our cabin styles 4 & 5 the price is based on 4 adults. Any additional person is charged accordingly which also includes your linen.
Our cabin style 6 the price is based on 4 adults. The 5th person is charged accordingly which also includes their linen.
Is linen included in my pricing?
Yes with all cabins and glampers your linen is included, you’re more than welcome to bring your own if you so wish to do so. Our linen is also supplied from a large reputable linen company and so therefore they are cleaned and sanitised to ensure you have the highest quality of linen for your stay.
How often are the cabins cleaned?
Kanasta Caravan Park pride ourselves on giving you beautifully cleaned Cabin and Retro Glamper. If you find ANYTHING you are not satisfied with, simply goto the office. This is where we are different in that we have staff living on site to attend to your needs.
What is glamping and what is retro glamping?
Glamping means “glamorous camping”. It is a form of camping that has all the added luxuries that is not involved in regular camping. Hence why it is called “Glamping”.
When you add the “Retro” to Glamping, it refers to a Retro Caravan Glamping experience. Retro certain style or fashion from the recent past “60’s”.
What types of Retro Caravans do you have?
At Kanasta we have 2 styles of Retro caravans.
The cosy little vintage caravan that sleeps 2 (see below images of our very first retro caravan, Peggy Sue).
And the more spacious retro caravan that sleeps 4.
The 4 sleeper caravans have an attatched annex. These are regularly seen through the older style 1950’s caravan parks.
We use the term “Retro” because our caravans have been lovingly restored and have a rich history tied to the 1950’s. We strive to preserve the retro feel to provide a relaxed and unique experience while staying on the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula. We also offer a unique experience in that each retro caravan has their own personality and name to them.
What is inside the retro caravans?
Our Retro Caravans are well equipped with all your camping needs. They are all decorated and individually named with their own personalities.
Inside our retro caravans you will find everything you need to ensure your stay is comfortable. Each van includes a fridge, microwave, glasses, cutlery, comfy couches and chairs, out door seating, toiletries and towels, storage, bedding and comfortable beds, TV, fan heater, fan for cooling.
What makes staying in our Retro Caravans different?
Each caravan comes equipped with most of the items you need. Unlike traditional camping, you simply walk in to the caravan and relax, you are on holiday.
We have onsite staff always available to ensure you have everything you need.
We are here to service you during your stay.
We pride ourselves on guest satisfaction.
Kanasta CP is situated in the very heart of the Mornington Peninsula. There are so many places to see and enjoy. Please refer to our “what to do on the Mornington Peninsula” page for more information.
We are a small boutique caravan park. This is what makes us different from the rest. We pride ourselves on location, customer service and satisfaction.
As an added bonus we have a BBQ area, games room, play ground area for you and your families enjoyment.
What also makes us different from other retro glamping / caravan experiences is that we also offer an annex in our fleet of “Retro Glamper sleeps 4”.
The attached annex allows for more space.
Who is suited to retro glamping?
People who love to camp but are looking for an easy holiday.
We would suggest you do your research before booking into a Retro Caravan.
We have had some excellent feedback from our guests. We do also understand that staying in a retro caravan is not for everyone. If you are not that keen to walk to the shower/ toilet block, we offer cabin and holiday home accomodation. If you were after something retro, we have Evie and Daisy who have more of a retro interior. Please see cabin accomodation.
How far are the toilet/shower blocks?
Very close! Because we are a smaller caravan park, the toilet/ shower block is just a short walk. With not even a minute walk from some of our glampers this is really the ideal glamping experience.
What is in the Shower/Toilet block?
With Kanasta being established well over 50 years ago, we wanted to keep the original amenity building rather than knock it down, we believe this brings the park its character and charm. The toilet blocks are cleaned daily by our cleaning team and are carefully and well maintained to keep with our high hygiene standards.
How many nights do I have to stay?
We have a two night minimum. Please see the book now button for all our rates. Rates are dependant on the dates you wish to stay and days. For example, during the week it is cheaper to stay than over the weekend (apart from peak periods).
What do I need to bring for my Glamping Experience?
Kanasta Caravan Park provides all your linen requirements, including bed linen , along with towels, face washers, complimentary toiletries. We do suggest you bring suitable footwear to walk to and from the toilet/shower block. We at Kanasta have relaxed and comfortable vibe so bring your robe.
Safety precautions in the Retro Caravans?
Due to safety concerns our Retro Caravans are not equipped with a hotplate or gas burner, but we do include saucepans and bbq tools. Kanasta does have a communal BBQ for your use, we also have a BBQ available to hire for cooking at your site. All the other kitchen basics are included in your glamper (tea & coffee making, plates, cups, cutlery).
Smoking is prohibited in all of our glampers. No naked flames or candles are to be ignited. You may also like to know that Kanasta CP does not have powered or unpowered sites. So you will not see any tents at our caravan park. Kanasta also is for holiday guests only. We do not have permanent residents at our park.
Do you allow pets? Are you pet friendly?
We do have a range of pet friendly options for you and your pet. We are avid animal lovers and feel it very important that your pet be a part of your adventures. Please call us directly to arrange pet friendly accommodation on 03 5985 2638 or learn more on the pet friendly page.
Okay now I understand what Kanasta CP is offering, how do I book direct?
The "Book now" button is located in the top right hand corner of the page. Please select the dates you wish to stay and include the amount of adults and children that will be staying. You may also like to call our friendly reception staff and arrange a direct booking. Please call 03 5985 2638. Book direct by clicking here.