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Cobar Caravan Park, Cobar

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Barrier Hwy, 1 km west of Post Office. On the right after passing through town when coming from Nyngan.Extra charge for using credit cards. Ph: 02 6836 2425. Dogs on leash.

Report By: Almo of Mt Gambier(38)
Date of Stay: August 2017 Rating: 3
The managers names are Michael & Fiona Kelly. We stayed here 1 night so we didn't see much of the park. Cost was $28.00 p/n 2 adults. This is a large park with plenty of shade and a few uncovered free gas BBQ's around the park. All powered sites are drive-through and free WiFi is available. Amenities were clean and in good condition. Park is also pet friendly.

Report By: Nick and Kaye(23)
Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 3.5
Nice treed park. Large concrete slab.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Reasonable value for money $38 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to only some sites, cleanliness was average, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, 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 most sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade. Clean UC gas BBQs fuel costs $1. Basic playground, in average condition. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Trees and grass.
Local Information:- Travelled from Broken Hill, lots of Goats and Emus on road side, some kangaroos.
Road Conditions:- A few rough sections but basically good.

Report By: Blue Lakers(60)
Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 4
We were able to use a designated “disabled” site which was right outside the disabled bathroom. A welcome handy touch. Other amenities were clean and all requisites were there.Cost was $38.00 for the powered site.

Report By: straflo(143)
Date of Stay: August 2016 Rating: 3
One word - overpriced! $36 2A powered site per night (not sure why the price difference from previous reports). W/machine $4 and dryer $5, three out of order. Lots of trees and grass but recent rains have created red mud around sites. Amenities are clean, but use the central block. Camp kitchen was well equipped but pigs need to clean up after themselves. It can be noisy with roadhouse nearby, but no big deal during night. Lots to do in town esp Great Cobar Heritage Centre.

Report By: Jenar(46)
Date of Stay: June 2016 Rating: 4.5
This is quite a big park located on the highway only about 1 km west of town on the way to Broken Hill. Cobar is on a major crossroads and there is only one caravan park here so this makes the park very popular. We’ve stayed here before and it is quite usual to see the park empty at 10am and completely full again by 6pm so if you plan getting in late you’ll need to book ahead. All sites are generously sized and most have concrete pads wide enough for caravan as well as annex. Big rigs are well catered for. There is a generous grass buffer between sites and plenty of room to park the tow tug while still having the awning out. There are also some drive through sites. Points for power, water and sullage are all handy and there is an onsite dump point. All internal roads are sealed and there are 2 ablution blocks which had adequate facilities and were regularly cleaned. Despite being on a major highway sites toward the rear of the park are very quiet. Telstra coverage was good. Tariff was a little expensive at $38 PN for 2A on a powered site however we were given a 10% discount as a returning customer. We will continue to stay here when next in the area.

Report By: Greg & Sue(84)
Date of Stay: May 2016 Rating: 3
Overpriced st $38.44 per night for 2 people paying with credit card. On arrival we were told that no hot water was available in a men's amenities block. Grounds well maintained but at 2.00pm it appeared that one amenities block had not been cleaned Was not impressed with owners/permanents dogs running loose in the park. Poor night lighting. Would not stay again - would use a "free camp"

Report By: Max1964(2)
Date of Stay: April 2016 Rating: 2
Way too expensive for the quality of the park. Noisy as next to truck stop. Excellent free park to be found just out of town at the Newey Reservoir
Average staff friendliness, average staff response to complaints. Poor value for money $38 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to only some sites, cleanliness was average, condition is poor, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, poor water quality, adequate taps close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic 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, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Dirty UC electric BBQs fuel costs $1, dismal bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for overnighter.
Liked:- Walking distance to Bowls Club.
Disliked:- Very noisy, right next to a 24 hour truck stop/servo trucks coming and going all hours.

Report By: Peter WH(100)
Date of Stay: January 2016 Rating: 4
This is the fifth or sixth time I have stayed at the park. The Management were as usual courteous, gave me a choice of spot to stay in and the animals were very welcome. Many other visitors to the park had pets as well, which means that the caravan park is 'pet friendly'. Only one hassle was that the cistern in the men's toilets were leaking and it was reported. The amenities were clean and great, a shower curtain over the shower and overall nice and clean. I achieved what I wanted to at Cobar and now the Community Radio Station is located in the caravan park and at present the Caravan Park has the best reception for Cobarfm102.9. Will be back there again in March. Thanks to John & Karen for the hospitality. Totally worth the quiet and serene visit.

Report By: wombat(42)
Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 4.5
We were there for our clubs AGM, the owners bent over backwards to make our stay memorable, from providing a discount to providing a marquee and tables and chairs for our daily happy hour. Staff couldn't do enough for us they were great.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $35 for 2A, powered, shoulder season. Paid $25, reduced for group booking. Amenities are close to all 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. Mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, dump point, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Close to town, very friendly staff, plenty of shade.
Parking:- No.

Report By: Richard & Marilyn, Langwarrin(46)
Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 3.5
Manager's name is John & Karen Dineen.
Read the previous reports regarding the facilities. I think they have made some effort to improve as the gents were always clean and apart from one day soap was provided. They are older facilities but well maintained. The grounds have mostly grass which I think is a bonus for this region. Have not commented on prices as we got a large group discount. Note I have listed the cubicles as cramped as quite a few of the ladies have mentioned this. The gents were a good average size in the block I used. If it is important to you, check them out first!
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Powered. Paid $25, reduced for Group booking. 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. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. 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, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs fuel costs $1, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Mostly large sites with concrete annex.
Disliked:- Sites on the east side back onto the roadhouse with a truck rest area right on the fence line. Not a big issue except when refrigerated trucks stop there with the trailers powered by small diesel engines. Try to ask for a site away from this part. Free Wireless reception is poor on the eastern side of the park. Better closer to the office.
Parking:- Not a lot of room to pull up on check in but did not appear to be a big issue in the week we were here. The internal roads are wide so if too many vans parked to the left, turn right and park down near the visitors parking. You can still access all the sites easily.
Added Touches:- We were part of a large group and the staff went out of their way to help.
Local Information:- The Bowls Club have a courtesy bus and a Chinese restaurant with reasonable prices and good food but haphazard service. Worth a 2nd try for the food! The museum at the information centre needs updating and some maintenance but worth the money and it took us 2 hours to look around it. The town pool is just a couple of blocks away.

Report By: Toto(61)
Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 2.5
Have stayed at this park several times before and feel it has deteriorated. Poorly maintained amenities in the block we used at the bottom of the park. Faulty door latches, hooks missing and soap dispenser falling off wall. The park was near full and the amenities were overloaded and dirty by the morning.
Friendly staff. Poor value for money $35.00 for 2A PN. Amenities are close to only some sites, were dirty, condition is poor, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic camp kitchen, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Suitable for overnighter.
Disliked:- Poorly maintained and dirty amenities. Difficult narrow entry and exit to many drive through sites due to kerbing. Some truck noise at the bottom of the park.
Parking:- Room for rigs outside office.
Local Information:- Cobar a nice town with a reasonable supermarket. Most services in town.
Road Conditions:- Good road from Broken Hill and north to Bourke.

Report By: Baz & Mick(219)
Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 2.5
Here we are again at a park that last year I reported that I probably would not stay at again.Well nothing really has changed from previous reports,still $35 per night,we paid $31.50 because of previous stays,amenities not what I call clean by a long way and the grounds need a good clean up.I also believe that there is no seniors discount any more.

Report By: skippy(21)
Date of Stay: April 2015 Rating: 3.5
This was a one nighter, should have stayed longer, left car/van attached. Twice been there, was able to drive thru another site onto my flat concrete pad. MOST IMPORTANT - bring extra water hose and sullage hose. My water hose just reached but not the sullage. Green lawns well kept, toilet/shower block was pretty good but not for peak times. Limited parking on arrival. I would stay again.

Report By: Baz & Mick(219)
Date of Stay: September 2014 Rating: 3
Have stayed in past ,park has not changed much if anything the grounds have gone backwards maybe due to lack of rain.Amenities are reasonable,camp kitchen not bad,no pool.The one thing that has changed is the rate per night $35 ,we paid $32 because of previous stays. I know parks have put their prices up, but I reckon this one is way over the top,probably will not stay again. The park now has WIFI, free for 48hrs.

Report By: dircksy(4)
Date of Stay: August 2014 Rating: 3
Manager's name is Karen and John Dineen.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Reasonable value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were dirty, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided. Mostly level sites, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, 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 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanents. Dirty UC electric BBQs fuel costs $1.00, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No 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:- Quiet and open.
Disliked:- Toilet block and camp kitchen bbq are not cleaned until about 3pm in the afternoon.
Parking:- Limited parking outside reception.
Local Information:- All facilities in Cobar Fort Bourke Lookout, Cobar Visitor Centre are a must see, diesel $168.9 @ Caltex,$166.9 @ BP and Shell.
Road Conditions:- Very good paved roads through out park, highway from Hillston to Cobar is all bitumen but narrow at places with no shoulders at times.

Report By: Peter W(56)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 3
Large spacious sites. Most with concrete slabs. We rang twice to book a site for 2 nights and only received a recorded message. Got no response despite leaving phone number. We arrived and they had no record of our calls or message requesting a site. Fortunately we arrived early so no problem with site. The amenities weren't cleaned during our stay and flooded on the second night. The rubbish bins were over flowing and not emptied during our stay. This is the only park in town. Hopefully the management will lift their game as we like the area and its basically a good, well laid out park. It was close to full both nights.

Report By: Peter and Jean Reynella SA(244)
Date of Stay: June 2014 Rating: 2
We agree with the previous report that is park is overpriced at $35. Ask for a seniors discount and you will pay $32.

Report By: Peter WH(100)
Date of Stay: June 2014 Rating: 4
My wife,two dogs and our 19' van stopped there on the way to Broken Hill on Friday of the long weekend and again on the way back and on both occasions we were treated like Royalty and got the better sites to park.The sites that we were in were ALL drive thru.One didnt need to unhitch overnight.All sites had a concrete slab to park onto and there was heaps of water available and power was nearby.Water pressure was excellent and the power pole was close to the van.There is a dump point on site heaps of rubbish bins.The park is close to a servo and its right on the highway. We wouldnt hesitate in dropping in there again given the right time and being in the area. Thanks heaps for the hospitality.......

Report By: Malcolm & Maya(269)
Date of Stay: June 2014 Rating: 3
This is a pleasent enough park, but what a crazy price. $33.50 for two people powered grass site. The site was so narrow we could not put the awning out! If you intend to stay for more than one night check out the sites some are much larger than we ended up with. The facilities are fine, old but clean and a camp kitchen is provided with pay to use gas barbecues. Office staff were fine. We would look elsewhere for the price charged.

Report By: Thompsons(107)
Date of Stay: May 2014 Rating: 3
Friendly staff. Good value for money, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided. Annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, kiosk, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanents. Clean BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park.

Report By: Ian & Kathy Heath(11)
Date of Stay: May 2014 Rating: 4
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $32 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is 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, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, dump point, van parking, wireless internet is available, you can use your mobile, wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanents. Clean UC gas BBQs fuel costs $1, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Good playground, in good condition. No 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:- Price, layout, friendliness of staff, close to Cobar center.
Disliked:- Highway runs beside.
Added Touches:- Pets allowed.
Local Information:- Local history re the area, nice relaxing location and a good layover on a longer trip.
Road Conditions:- Roads generally in good condition and suitable for caravans and motorhomes.

Report By: Jenny & Terry Abbott(193)
Date of Stay: May 2014 Rating: 3.5
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $35.00 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. 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. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, basic rec room, basic camp kitchen, dump point, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanents. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, well maintained park.
Liked:- As I am a bird lover I was in my element.
Disliked:- Nil
Parking:- Just inside the gate
Added Touches:- Nil
Local Information:- Shopping very well catered for.
Road Conditions:- quite rough from Wilcannia to Bourke. All shoulders were closed. Stock roaming on side of road.

Report By: Greybeard and Silvertop(98)
Date of Stay: April 2014 Rating: 3.5
Still a good park for an overnight stay, filling up quickly most afternoons. Sites are big enough to stay hooked up, slabs to most sites, clean amenities. Stay for an extra day , visit the local museum and get a great history lesson of the town.

Report By: Jock & Jan(9)
Date of Stay: March 2014 Rating: 2.5
We have used this park for many years as a stop-over or 2 nighter on our way over and back to SA. The park was taken over a couple of years ago and fees immediately went from $24 to $32 PN. They are now a whopping $35.00 PN and the park is in worse condition than it was 2 years ago. It was only about a 1/4 full- less than we've ever seen it before, certainly due to the high cost. Out of town free camps were full.
Average staff friendliness, no complaints. Poor value for money $35 for 2A, powered. Amenities are close to only some sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, 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, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic camp kitchen, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanents. Dirty gas BBQ, fuel costs $1. Suitable for overnighter.
Disliked:- High cost, overgrown grass, dirty slabs. Park needs more daily maintenance.

Report By: Kevin & Lyn(282)
Date of Stay: March 2014 Rating: 3.5
$32 per night powered 2 adults. Amenities clean. Large camp kitchen covered. No facilities for kids. Washing machines overpriced at $5.00 per load. Large sites. Good overnighter. Staff friendly.

Report By: Mad Mick(256)
Date of Stay: December 2013 Rating: 3.5
Not a bad park at 32 bucks a night (powered site 2A). Friendly staff. Good sized sites all with concrete slabs. Good clean amenities block. OK camp kitchen. Dump point. Not much to entertain the kids though as no Rec room, pool or playground. Well maintained park.