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Balranald Caravan Park, Balranald

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60 Court Street, 800m N of PO. On eastern side of town before the bridge over the Murrumbidgee.Clearly signed when approaching from west (Wentworth). Ph: 02 5020 1321. Dogs allowed under control.

Report By: Navarra(26)
Date of Stay: July 2018 Rating: 3.5
Friendly welcome, clean amenities and tidy park. The town itself is trying very hard to be a tourist attraction and is going about it in the right way. We really enjoyed our stay here and the lady at the Visitor Information Centre was both helpful and knowledgeable.

Report By: GeeNEmm(138)
Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 4
$30 pwd 2A. Lovely grassy sites, or grass n dirt on the more heavily utilised drive thrus. A very popular park for overnighters, we spent a couple of days in order to relax and do the Mungo National Park tour. Only 3 ea toilets/4 showers, got a bit backlogged when the park was full with vans and camping families. Amenities were in good condition, clean and close to most sites. Dump point shack. Clean looking swimming pool. Small camp kitchen area, pay to use BBQ. Great TV reception and walking distance to town. Husband's brand new double plugger thongs disappeared one night! Can recommend Mungo NP Tour with Herman, takes all the bump and dust out of it for your vehicle.

Report By: waznjen(174)
Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 4.5
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $28.00 for 2A, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade. Clean UC BBQs. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Excellent location by the river. Well maintained park. Good sized sites.

Report By: U Boughta Jeep(52)
Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 4.5
Back again for a hitched up over nighter at this small park with lovely gardens. The park is right on the river bank and has amazingly good gardens for an arid climate. They seem to survive on over night bookings with excellent drive through sites but the location is worthy of a few days. Good value at $28 per night. A 400 metre walk to the club will provide a "more than you can eat" meal.

Report By: Happy Wanderers(107)
Date of Stay: April 2017 Rating: 3
Manager's name is Dee and Matt
There are two grocery stores in town. I suggest you bring your own as there is limited supply and the prices are high.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Very good value for money $28 for 2A PN. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, water pressure is bad / Variable pressure experienced, there was inadequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, no wireless internet available. carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs fuel costs $1 for 30mins, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Basic playground, in average condition. Clean pool, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- The grass and gardens were well looked after.
Disliked:- The amenities hadn't been maintained since we were here three years ago.
Parking:- Out the front of the office.
Added Touches:- Fire pit near the river.
Local Information:- The new information centre and interpretive display is excellent.
Road Conditions:- Good.

Report By: The Meadows(146)
Date of Stay: March 2017 Rating: 4
Excellent small country town caravan park, on the Murrumbidgee River, with the town shops a short walk away. We paid $28 per night powered for 2 adults for a very large drive through site. The park is kept in excellent condition with lovely gardens, all sites were spacious, the highway is close to some sites, but we didn't have any issue with noise. Clean amenities in good condition, camp kitchen, swimming pool.

Report By: straflo(162)
Date of Stay: August 2016 Rating: 4
First impressions are best! A neat park, well set out with big grassy well mown sites - no mud or stones! A friendly and helpful welcome. We paid $56 2A 2 nights drive through powered site, no discounts. Amenities are very clean. Great camp kitchen with small dining area and TV, campfire pit under gazebo. Close to town for info at the Discovery Centre. Must see: Yanga Homestead and Woolshed.

Report By: Pudding(54)
Date of Stay: May 2016 Rating: 4
Very friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $25 for 1A, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, no sites with annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, drive-through sites. Good laundry, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Vodafone, reception quality was 4. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade. Suitable for few days.
Disliked:- No cement slabs, if you arrive when they have mowed the park it can make a bit of a mess in your van. There is a bridge next to park trucks have to accelerate but stop about 11pm.

Report By: BJ(39)
Date of Stay: December 2015 Rating: 3.5
Very friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $28 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate sullage close by. Dump point, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade. No playground. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Great little no frills park, lovely grounds and very well kept grassy sites.
Disliked:- Some road noise due to trucks on Sturt, but didn't bother us unduly.
Local Information:- Great new tourist info center, with cafe, good food and coffees, plenty of parking at Info center including 24hr stay with shower/toilets available. We chose the park instead for the riverside setting and greenery around.
Road Conditions:- Some very poor areas of the Sturt Highway road surface. Repairs needed urgently in places.

Report By: Uncle Arthur(21)
Date of Stay: July 2015 Rating: 4.5
Beautiful clean, well appointed park. $28 per 2A powered site excellent value. All well grassed sites, very clean amenities with heaps of hot water. Very friendly staff. Only disadvantage which cost them half a point was the truck noise but lets face it, it is on the main highway. Great walks in and around the park excellent for exercising the dog. Would go out of our way to stay there again.

Report By: Oxley(5)
Date of Stay: May 2015 Rating: 4
Again one of the few caravan parks that are friendly to single male travellers, always very quiet, even when there are workers staying in the cabin, also keep running into the same people every time I visit, and everyone else is friendly.
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $25 for 1A PN, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs fuel costs $1, congenial bbq area atmosphere. Clean pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Clean and tidy.
Disliked:- Was concerned on this visit about the workers staying in the cabins hitting the goon, but was all quiet by late afternoon.
Parking:- There was a parking area for bookings.
Road Conditions:- During wet weather any dirt roads such as in the National park are 4WD drive only, including some of the rest stops.

Report By: Bungendore(131)
Date of Stay: March 2015 Rating: 4
This is a great country park. Amenities very clean. Management very helpful. Grass was green and gardens beautiful. Good BBQ and covered area along the river. Walk to town. Good drinking water. Lots of room to spread out. Excellent camp kitchen.

Report By: GeeNEmm(138)
Date of Stay: December 2014 Rating: 3.5
$28 2A P/N powered. Friendly manager checked us in and chatted away. Lovely long drive thru sites-perfect for an overnighter- as well as some river front sites. Our drive thru was level, lush grassy and really pleasant. Shade was available to some sites nearer the river, however gums trees were also prevalent in this area. Amenities were very clean, modernish and although a small block, sufficient to cope with the campers present during our o/n. Dump point and laundry also available. Clean pool at front gate. A small camp kitchen with pay per use BBQ (boo!) and seating available. Liked: CP is a short stroll to the Town Centre which had friendly people, IGA, pub, couple of servos and a brand new big Info Centre opening the day after we visited. Some tours of Mungo National Park were available from town so this is worth keeping in mind if interested. Disliked: CP right beside the highway and truck noise during the night was interrupted the beauty sleep of one of us

Report By: wombat(44)
Date of Stay: November 2014 Rating: 4.5
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $28 for 2A, powered, shoulder season. Paid $25, reduced for pensioner. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, very few annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by. Good laundry, no rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Clean pool, pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.

Report By: Happy Wanderers(107)
Date of Stay: September 2014 Rating: 4
This is the first time we have been to Balranald and we were impressed with the look of the town. The council have made an effort to put in gardens and paved footpaths. The new information centre will be open by the end of the year. The locals are extremely friendly and lots of properties had beautiful gardens.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $28.00 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no rec room, good camp kitchen, disabled facilities, dump point, book swap available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanents. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Basic playground, in good condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- The green grass was very welcoming and the whole park is well looked after.
Disliked:- It is unfortunate that the highway runs past one side of the park and therefore you have truck noise. It was quiet at night though.
Parking:- Plenty of space in front of the office.
Added Touches:- There is a boat ramp just outside of the park. They also have a fire pit where you can sit and chat at night.
Local Information:- Yanga Homestead and Woolshed are worth visiting. Lots of history of the Yanga Station before it was purchased by National Parks. We had a Chinese buffet at the R.S.L. on the Friday night and it was delicious, $19.50.
Road Conditions:- Good