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Gloucester Holiday Park, Gloucester

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Denison St. Turn left down towards park past swimming pool. Ph: 02 6558 1720. Dogs on leash.

Report By: Happy Wanderers(108)
Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 2.5
This is an older style caravan park with good size sites and lots of trees. It adjoins farmland to the rear and sports fields to one side. The amenities are old and the cleanliness is OK. The washing machines and driers take a token which is $4. We noticed the recycle centre and garbage area had overflowing bins that were not emptied in the seven days we were there. It is only a 10 minute walk to town where there are numerous coffee shops, two pubs and a few clubs. Gloucester has lovely parks, the Barrington Tops and Copeland Tops Conservation Area near by. It is very quiet at the park and the bird life is beautiful. The cost was $28 per night in low season.

Report By: Varena Hardy(60)
Date of Stay: March 2017 Rating: 4
$35 for 2A. Paid $28, reduced for not sure, she mentioned that weather was going to be ordinary, so she'd give us a discount. Sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers. carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4.
Liked:- We were given a discount without asking. It was a short walk into town. Right by the river with access from a rocky beach at the end of the caravan park. There was a walking track along the river, with several access paths throughout the park, though no powered sites had water views as it is heavily treed.
Disliked:- Strange arrangement for the laundry, where tokens are required for the machines, which need to be purchased during business hours. We didn't realise this & went to the office late 6pm, & needed to disturb the owner/caretaker to get the tokens. No obvious info about this at the office or at check in.
Parking:- None.
Added Touches:- There was a mini golf area but we didn't check it out.
Local Information:- Both Gloucester Tops & Barrington Tops are in close proximity, & the town is walking distance, lots of cafes & a few other independent shops to wander around. There is a public pool next to the park, along with a croquet lawn.
Road Conditions:- Rough bumpy road from Nabiac, though fine for our 20" van. The Bucketts Way from Gloucester to Taree, avoiding the highway was fine too, just a normal country road with areas of patches on patches!

Report By: Shez(84)
Date of Stay: June 2016 Rating: 2.5
Manager's name is Wendy
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. $35 for 2A, powered. Paid $31.50, reduced for group discount we supposed because there were 2 vans in our booking but we never found out why. Amenities are close to only some sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, disabled facilities, dump point, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Optus, 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. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Allows dogs and Fire drums with wood fires allowed. Gloucester river next to park great for dogs to play in.
Disliked:- Amenities are old and dated but worked ok. Park is not well maintained but didn't cause any problem for us. Mini golf is not well maintained but people were playing it when we were there. Very few annex slabs. Permanents are little shabby but there are not too many.
Parking:- Easy parking
Added Touches:- Fire drums for hire for wood fires
Local Information:- National parks a bit of a drive away on good dirt roads. Great lookouts, walks, picnic areas and drop toilets. Woolworths and IGA in town which is close by. Museum and info place in town. Thunderbolts café has an all day menu with yummy pizzas after 5.30. Good bakery.
Road Conditions:- Road from Wingham to Gloucester best avoided as it is narrow and windy. From Nabiac a bit better.

Report By: Keval(22)
Date of Stay: August 2015 Rating: 3.5
Manager's name is Wendy.
Very friendly staff, no complaints. Very good value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $31.50, reduced for Seniors Discount. Amenities are close to only some sites, were clean, condition is good, 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, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, very few annex slabs, shade to some sites. Good laundry, basic camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, disabled facilities, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. 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. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Large open park near river-very friendly staff-walking distance to town and bowlo.Heated and open pool near park entrance-also playground for kids.No bells and whistles but great for our stay.
Parking:- Plenty of room
Added Touches:- 2 free beers at Bowling club on production of receipt-also $5 raffle tickets when raffles on.
Road Conditions:- Road from Newcastle generally ok-some rough patches-roadwork being carried out Aug 2015.

Report By: wombat(44)
Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 2.5
I am giving this low rating mainly because of the lack of supervision and security offered by the park managers. This is a beautifully positioned park right at the base of rugged high mountains with a country bush setting throughout matching the lovely town of Gloucester. We were with a group of 30 people who frequent this park every June long Weekend. This was our first time to the park, initially it was a pleasant experience with the park quickly filling up by Saturday night. The trouble was that there was no ongoing supervision of the park amenities and the toilet paper quickly ran out and the showers to both blocks becoming filthy with mud everywhere from where children had used a nearby mud slide then went to the showers to clean themselves leaving the block covered in mud. The 'Park Rules' which accompanied the receipt were forgotten by supposedly responsible parents, thus by Sunday of the weekend several groups of the above partied until 1 AM with a total disregard to the rest of the park patrons.There was no security to tell them otherwise it was as if they got their money and locked themselves in the residence leaving all the patrons to their own devices. We will only return to stay at this park mid-week in future because it is obvious that the managers are not equipped to cater for the busy weekends.
Average staff friendliness, bad staff response to complaints. Poor value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, were dirty, condition is poor, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, adequate taps close by. No 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, claustrophobic park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Dirty UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families.
Liked:- It was like bush camping with extras, fires allowed to all sites.
Disliked:- Overcrowding, lack of security and supervision, no enforcement of park rules, dirty amenities, expensive.
Local Information:- This park nestles by the Gloucester River with majestic views of the surrounding mountains it is close to the local town within walking distance, there are plenty of walking tours in and around the town as well as one up to the mountain top.

Report By: Max Sydney(108)
Date of Stay: March 2015 Rating: 3.5
This delightful park is a favourite of ours. Set among extensive parks and sporting areas, it is shady and within walking distance of the town. The welcome is always warm and friendly, and unless it is a busy time travellers are free to choose their own site - there are slab sites, grassy sites near the river and at varying distances from the two toilet blocks. The park area is normally immaculate, with grass cutting and roads quickly cleared of debris after downpours, but this time that vigorous effort had not been applied and the grass cutting seemed pretty slapdash. Perhaps staff had changed or were away. However the amenities blocks were regularly cleaned, but some lights were not working and they looked as if they needed a bit of maintenance. We enjoyed ourselves though and will be back again.