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Broken Hill Tourist Park, Broken Hill

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Formerly the Broken Hill City Caravan Park. Rakow Street (Adelaide Road), 3 km west of PO. Western side of Broken Hill on the main road to/from Adelaide. Top Tourist member. Ph: 08 8087 3841 or 1800 843 842. Pets allowed on leash, no barking, separate area in park.

Report By: Navarra(26)
Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 3
A good park to stay a couple of days. A bit overpriced at $41 less Top Tourist discount. Staff friendly. We had a nice big site but gravel. Amenities clean.

Report By: GeeNEmm(138)
Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 4
Whilst some complain about the price for this park, we thought it was excellent value for money in the section we were parked, and noting the exorbitant price Broken Hill residents pay for water. Second amenity block was being renovated during our stay and a separate set of toilets were down the other end of the park for those residents.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $41 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $36.90, reduced for chain discount. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Clean pool, pool is shaded. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- We had a site on wood chips right near reception. The wood chips meant no dust and the roads in this section were bitumen. The site was wider than it was longer=huge! Cheese and crackers, put on by the park in the afternoons to enable a meet and greet of fellow travellers, was really enjoyable. Excellent TV reception
Parking:- Signs at reception directing where to park for checkin....great if they are followed.
Added Touches:- Free cheese and crackers every afternoon
Local Information:- Town tour (departs from park) conducted by long time local Ross was fantastic. Lots of information not covered by the tour books was really interesting and gave good pointers for additional things to do in Broken Hill.

Report By: Peter & Lee(183)
Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 3.5
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $41 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Paid $36.90, reduced for Top parks discount. Amenities are close to only some 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. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, shade to most sites, ensuite sites available, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, 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. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Good playground, in good condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, 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:- Wood chip sites instead of dust. Dog friendly
Disliked:- Internal roads not sealed. Dog friendly area at the back of the park, close to toilets but a long dusty walk to the showers
Local Information:- If heading west into South Australia, do NOT stock up on fruit & veg as it will be taken from you at the SA quarantine gates.
Road Conditions:- Roads OK but poor fuel quality at Yunta

Report By: The Meadows(150)
Date of Stay: October 2017 Rating: 3.5
Clean and tidy park, sites are either gravel or chipbark, and range from small to very large. Paid $36 per night for 2 adults powered. Amenities blocks were clean and in good condition. Laundry facilities good, but cost $6 per load of washing. Small clean swimming pool and good camp kitchen.

Report By: Bryan and Vicki(114)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 3.5
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $38 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Paid $34.20, reduced for Top tourist . Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, 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 large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Good playground, in good condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded. 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.
Parking:- No problem
Road Conditions:- Good

Report By: Nick and Kaye(24)
Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 3
Friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $36 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to only some sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was inadequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, dump point, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Noisy, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric 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.
Liked:- Close to town. Wood chips on most sites.
Disliked:- On smaller sites very hard to park on site. Variable temperature and water pressure in Ladies.
Local Information:- Lots to see and do both in Town and surrounding areas.
Road Conditions:- Travelled from Mildura and road was good. Some livestock on roadsides.

Report By: Blue Lakers(60)
Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 3
$38.00 per night 2 adults powered before chain discount. Most sites are bitumen or pine chip. The amenities were of average cleanliness and still in need of a makeover.

Report By: Tilly(50)
Date of Stay: January 2017 Rating: 3.5
Large park plenty of room good for families, toilets clean water pressure good. Has pool and camp kitchen. Close to town Woolworths shopping centre Good gor week or more. Sites covered by tan bark.

Report By: Max & Diane(121)
Date of Stay: January 2017 Rating: 4
Great spot for a few days whilst exploring Broken Hill Staff extremely helpful I had to shift from one ensuite location to another, as the original was a bit tight for a 22" van it was not a problem to them. I was then parked under tree and couple of small branches where rubbing on the roof of the van the handy man was there in 10 minutes to trim the tree. Noise from the Highway was not a major problem
Friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $47 for 2A PN, ensuite. Paid $42.5, reduced for TT Member. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, 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, annex slabs to some sites, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade. Clean UC BBQs, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. Basic playground, in average condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Close to the CBD and within Walking distance to Woolworth Shopping centre
Parking:- Very good off road parking
Local Information:- Many to see and do
Road Conditions:- Good

Report By: Kevin & Lyn(286)
Date of Stay: October 2016 Rating: 3
$33.30 per night 2 adults powered after chain discount. Since our last visit there are now only bitumen or pine chip sites. The grass has gone and some of this area has been replaced by cabins. The amenities were clean but badly in need of a makeover. Clean pool. Cheese and biscuits with a talk about what to see and do on a Tuesday afternoon. Still think this is the better park in town but needs some TLC.

Report By: Pudding(54)
Date of Stay: September 2016 Rating: 4
Even in September the park was very dusty
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $47 for 2A PN, ensuite, shoulder season. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. 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, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by. Good camp kitchen, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Vodaphone, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade. Clean pool, pool is shaded, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for few days, suitable for families.
Liked:- Not too noisy at Western end of park
Disliked:- Ensuites needed an upgrade

Report By: wombat(45)
Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 3.5
Very dry around Broken Hill, no difference at this park very dry and dusty, quite different to the Top Tourist DVD, where we were there was a Vet opposite and had to contend with barking dogs day and night, down the back would be better. My biggest complaint was that every night around 8.45pm to 9.20pm a road train driver changeover would happen right opposite the park and for the whole time the truck would be idling with air valves blowing even when the relief driver would arrive they would stand and have a chat for at least 10 minutes. This park IS on the heavy vehicle alternative route.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $37 for 2A, powered, shoulder season. Paid $33.30, reduced for chain discount. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. 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. Basic laundry, basic camp kitchen, dump point, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra. Noisy, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Good playground, in average condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Close to town.
Disliked:- Soap dispensers were never refilled the week we stayed there or they didn't work.
Parking:- Yes.

Report By: Peter and Jean Reynella SA(244)
Date of Stay: May 2015 Rating: 3
There are several different types of sites here, all with different prices. Many of the grass sites have been replaced with cabins since we were last here. The small sites are not really suitable for caravans (no room for your awning or car). The amenities block is still in need of a makeover, no different to our last visit several years ago. Poor value for money.