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Granites Motel and Caravan Park, Tibooburra

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Turn left off main road when approaching from South. Opposite the servo. Only park in town. Book at TJ's Roadhouse. Ph: 08 8091 3305. Pets allowed.

Report By: Motherhen(77)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 3
Small number of amenities for number of sites. Clay surface, sites small to medium. We enjoyed our stay.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $28 for 2A, powered. 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, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, basic camp kitchen, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, no permanent/annual vans. UC BBQs, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- A very cheerful and friendly caravanner as on site caretaker and "camp commandant". Showers cubicles have shower curtains, plenty of hooks and bench in dressing area. Bench seat in bathroom. Pets.
Disliked:- NO disability bathroom

Report By: Peter W(56)
Date of Stay: April 2016 Rating: 3
You check in at PJs Roadhouse. They don't take bookings. All sites are gravel and dirt. It is desert country. Some cabins and powered and unpowered camp sites. Most powered sites have fresh water available. Motel rooms also at this location. Water is ok to drink and put in van tanks as a new water treatment plant was recently installed. Basic amenities block. Old and not sure how thoroughly they are cleaned. Two toilet cubicles in the Men's and a urinal. The urinal was out of action for the 5 days we were there. Camp was up to two thirds full. At times the amenities don't cope. Small laundry. Small camp kitchen. Staff at the roadhouse were very friendly and helpful. They provided us with good tour information. Also suggested routes to follow and special places to see. You can walk to the 2 pubs in town. We had an excellent meal at the family hotel. Very interesting murals on the walls.

Report By: Traveller(33)
Date of Stay: July 2015 Rating: 3
We booked in at TJs service station, but there was a friendly person on-site to help at the park, something we hadn't had at this park before. Drive-through in unpowered sites only. Could get a 5th wheeler in unpowered.
Average staff friendliness, no complaints. Good value for money $24 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to all sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, dry change area, 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, no sites are shaded, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no rec room, no camp kitchen, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, park is considered kid-safe.
Added Touches:- Easy walk it town.
Local Information:- We went to the Tibooburra Hotel for a meal this time and it was very good, in fact, the salad that came with it was one of the best I have had. Heaps to do around Tibooburra. Definitely go to the Parks office and check out all the drives that are available. Great area to get that Outback experience. Some really good camping can be had around Tibooburra as well. If camping at Fort Grey, the crows will eat your soap if you leave it out.
Road Conditions:- From Broken Hill, the road is at least 80% sealed and the dirt was quite reasonable. North is unsealed just out of town, thankfully.

Report By: Fran & Trevor (Shakazulu) Melbourne(203)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 2
You pay at the TJ's Service Station and then go to the park which is across the road and find a site. If you want power there is only this park in town, alternatively there are unpowered camp sites in the national park.
Average staff friendliness, no complaints. Reasonable value for money $24 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. 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, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, adequate taps close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, no camp kitchen, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanents. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, dismal bbq area atmosphere. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- Convenient if you want to drive to Cameron Corner for lunch and to explore the Sturt National Park
Disliked:- The park had no disabled facilities and we could not find one that worked in the whole town. At the service station they had a big sign advertising disabled facilities but when we went to use them we were told very unpleasantly that they were not working. The park had no dump point and we were instructed that we would have to empty our cassette at the refuge tip which was 3km out of town, when we got to the tip there was no proper dump point and you were expected to empty it into one of the many pits.
Parking:- At the service station
Road Conditions:- The road from Broken Hill is 70% tar but in places the gravel road is in very rough condition, corrugated and dusty.