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John Oxley Caravan Park, Coonabarabran

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1 km N of Post Office, on right past bridge on Oxley Hwy. The park is on the left just before town coming in from the N east, adjacent to tennis courts etc. Ph: 02 6842 1635. Dogs allowed, at discretion of management, on leash.

Report By: Peter & Lee(125)
Date of Stay: April 2017 Rating: 4
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $28 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. 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, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, no camp kitchen, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean gas BBQs are free, dismal bbq area atmosphere. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Quiet, roomy, level, grassy park with choice of site. Dog friendly. New dump point now installed.
Disliked:- Amenities are old but clean. Some minor truck noise at night from nearby Newell highway. TV reception a bit sus.
Local Information:- Good place to use as a base for Warrumbungles and Siding Springs.

Report By: Dribbling Drifters(57)
Date of Stay: September 2016 Rating: 3.5
Close to the Newell Hwy,, So select site away from the highway if you can.. The park is a bit dated , but $28.00 is just ok for the night 2 people, powered and water.. the shower block is old... but clean. Very friendly staff. The DVT TV is poor, if you have sat TV set it up!.. the site we selected was grassed.

Report By: lilydale wanderers(9)
Date of Stay: May 2016 Rating: 4
Big spacious park. Adjacent to Newell Highway so expect traffic noise at night. The sites are very large so no issue with the neighbors. Friendly welcoming managers.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $28 for 2A PN, off-peak season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very 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, very few annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Big open sites and as we were early we had our pick of those. Good amenities with an easy to use security system. Plugs in the sinks (these are rarer than one would think). Close to town
Disliked:- Road noise could be an issue due to location.
Added Touches:- Only overnighting so these were not of interest.
Local Information:- Siding Spring Observatory is well worth a visit. Warrumbungle National Park is worth a visit but first go to Siding Springs and get a bird's eye view. Quite different since the fires.

Report By: Denny & Jenny(28)
Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 2.5
I read the last report submitted by Sue's two months earlier. Have to disagree on some aspects. The park is quite dated. In fact the amenities need a good refresh. It's very basic and I question the $28 PN for two. The lady at reception was nice enough and we simply parked where we liked. Park sits on a bend of the Newell Highway so you get road noise, but it's tolerable. Best part of this park is the easy walk into the main street. The Chinese Restaurant is a must. Awesome décor. For that and for that alone, I'd stay at the park again.

Report By: Sue, Fleur, Jaxon & Connor(185)
Date of Stay: March 2015 Rating: 4
This was a lovely park, unfortunately the site I chose seemed to be close to the septic but in the end hardly noticed it. Was a lovely spacious park with green grass, one or two slabs, grass or dirt sites. the sites were drive thru and most easy to get into, with power and water near by. it was pick your own site, and the site I picked had shade for most of the day too which was lovely. They had BBQ but only one seemed to work, you get a key from the office, there is no playground or pool there, which was good, and a lovely short walk into town. dogs on lead, in the park with I think 2 dog friendly cabins. Nice amenities with great showers, loved the pressure you got from it, and also a disabled bathroom if needed. I paid $20 a night for 1 adult for 5 nights, which was discounted, I think for 2 adults it is about $28 per night Dogs are allowed out at Sliding Springs on lead, which has a great lookout, and some off leash parks too. It was peaceful even on the main road, with the bush setting

Report By: Kevin & Lyn(282)
Date of Stay: February 2015 Rating: 3
We have stayed here about 5 years ago. We we a bit worries after reading the last report but we had no complaints. Staff very friendly, lots of work happening in the amenities. Fitting of new water pipes had only been completed that day. Yes amenities are old but they were spotlessly clean. Lots of hot water. Soap and dryer provided. Disabled facilities. Pay at reception then pick your own site. Sites are mainly grass. $28 p/n 2A powered.

Report By: GeeNEmm(128)
Date of Stay: December 2014 Rating: 1
We have stayed here before and found it was a rustic but homely park. We looked forward to the improvements by new owners as indicated by previous reports. We were thoroughly disappointed. Although reception has been clean up, and an electronic soap dispenser/hand dryer is now installed in amenities, nothing else has been improved. At $28 2A P/N pwred we think the park is overpriced for the facilities on offer and the state of them that we endured. Amenities are still old, and functional however cleanliness aspect has gone. The amenities were not cleaned on two consecutive days during our stay and were in an appalling, stinking state by day 3. As it was peak period with many families overnighting, we estimate 50 plus adults and children using the amenities, it really is unhygienic and unacceptable for no cleaning at all to be completed. Even in holiday times - we believe if the hands are available to reach out to take money from guests, the hands should also be available to clean the amenities for those paying guests! Park still has lush green grass, with most sites being drive thru with dirt for annex space. Very few annex slabs available, and they seemed to be situated for the van only to be parked on them. Some shady sites still available, with some trees having been trimmed leaving a 'snake hide' mountain of wood in the campers area. But choose shady site carefully as some gum trees remain in the camping area, with one gum tree dropping a limb-approx 3m long-luckily between 2 cabins during our stay. Some forlorn old brick BBQs are still available for use within campers area. although they are totally exposed to the elements. Some concrete table/chairs also dotted throughout campers area. There is nothing else provided by way of camp kitchen facilities and dishwashing is still to take place in the laundry tubs. Basic laundry, no pool, and no dump point and no advice provided that there is a town dump point now available in Neilsen Park. Good tv, Optus and Telstra mobile and internet reception. Overall we left with the impression that this park has lost something rather than improved.

Report By: KandGW(7)
Date of Stay: October 2014 Rating: 4
Very friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $28 for 2A 2C PN, powered. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting. Good laundry, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- Open and lots of grass. Lots of room for kids to run around. Walking distance to town.

Report By: Blue Lakers(60)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 3.5
Reasonable value for money at $28.00 for 2A p/n for a powered site. Amenities were close to most sites, and although old were clean. Some road noise.

Report By: Happy Wanderers(99)
Date of Stay: June 2014 Rating: 3
Very friendly staff, no complaints. Reasonable value for money $28.00 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $25.00, reduced for we stayed five nights. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, 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, some 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, no camp kitchen, disabled facilities, car wash, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanents. Clean gas BBQs are free, dismal bbq area atmosphere. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, well maintained park, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Clean amenities and it was a short walk to town.
Disliked:- The traffic noise, although it wasn't so bad at night.
Parking:- In front of the office.
Local Information:- Warrumbungle N.P. was great as was the Pilliga Forest Sculptures walk (about 30kms of dirt road to get there though). Sandstone caves also worth a look.
Road Conditions:- Our GPS directed us to take a very straight road just after Dubbo going towards Coonabarabran via Mendoora. This road didn't have shoulders, however was sealed. It saved about 15 mins rather than travelling over the Oxley Hwy. There were also no semis.

Report By: Richard & Marilyn, Langwarrin(46)
Date of Stay: October 2013 Rating: 2.5
I have interpreted some of my report, as I walked in the owner had just heard of a family medical emergency but still took the time to book us in. I know he was stressed as he told the next people they were full despite offering me a choice of 3 sites. Friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money ($28 2A PN, powered, off-peak season). Amenities are close to only some sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, poor 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. No rec room, secure entry, no wireless internet available, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 1). Quiet, open & roomy park, plenty of shade. Clean gas bbq (free), dismal bbq area atmosphere. No playground, no pool. Suitable for few days.
Disliked:- Sites are a little haphazard but owner was easy going and let us chose a site that suited.Some occasional truck noise during the night but not annoying.