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Barcaldine Tourist Park, Barcaldine

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Landsborough Hwy. Entering from S on Matilda Hwy 1.5 km from town (51-65 Box Street). Ph: 07 4651 6066. Dogs and cats allowed subject to conditions specified in information sheet provided to occupant on arrival.

Report By: Peter & Lee(125)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4.5
Nothing much has changed in 12 months. Still a great park. Still $29/night 2A powered. Dave & Cheryl put on damper & billy tea every night. Tried to go on Tom Lockies Artesian tour but Tom has had some health problems recently & we missed him. Hope Tom recovers soon & we will catch up next time. The Australian Workers Heritage centre is well worth a visit & allows dogs in.

Report By: Nick and Kaye(23)
Date of Stay: June 2017 Rating: 3.5
Manager's name is Dave and Cheryl.
Owners have just returned from extended absence. Park has been under a caretaker.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $30 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. 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, no sites with annex slabs, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, dump point, van parking, book swap available, 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, no 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.
Liked:- Help parking. Afternoon tea and damper and some days a talk by local historian.
Disliked:- Close to highway some road train noise.
Local Information:- Lots to see in town. Local tours available.
Road Conditions:- Good from Gemfields.

Report By: Peter & Lee(125)
Date of Stay: May 2016 Rating: 4.5
Manager's name is Brett & Delma.
New friendly managers since April 2016.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $29 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. 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. 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, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, dump point, van parking, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, 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. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, well maintained park.
Liked:- Quiet (a few road trains at night, but not annoying), dog friendly. Ensuite style clean amenities.
Added Touches:- Damper & billy tea provided at 4.30pm each day. Talk by Tom Lockie on the history of Barcaldine (pronounced Bar-CALL-Din) is not to be missed.
Road Conditions:- Good roads from Charleville but watch for road kill & road trains.

Report By: Susan Hunt(45)
Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 3.5
Great park , $27 a night, nice & green, sites good, T.V. good, free internet, Optus phone coverage-nil. Have stayed here before, good for a few days, nice and peaceful. Also has a dump point .

Report By: Peter WH(100)
Date of Stay: July 2015 Rating: 3.5
Two pooches and myself stayed here for 4 nights.Long skinny spots BUT hell heaps of room to park and easy to park van.All the spots around me were all GRASS and the road around the park was sealed.Heaps of water pressure and sullage OK.Amenaties were just like small ensuites and were kept extremely clean.dump point in the middle of the park and easy to get to.Melissa & Darin were great hosts and I have no complaints at all...$90:00 for 4 nights so I have no complaints.I wouldnt hesitate in visiting the park again sometime in the future

Report By: Peter W(56)
Date of Stay: August 2014 Rating: 3.5
A very nice shady park. Mostly drive thru sites. A bit narrow but long, all grass. Bore water but ok. Ensuite type amenities. Clean and neat. Good camp kitchen. The managers did a damper tasting each evening. Also for those who wanted it they did a camp oven dinner. A nice park and I would go back. I missed doing the Outback tour. I heard that it is well worth doing.

Report By: JuBob(171)
Date of Stay: June 2014 Rating: 4.5
This park is a very pleasant one, with easy access, warm welcome by new owners Melissa & Darrin & it is maintained to a very high standard. Most sites are drive-on, and the tariff decreases by $1 per night from your first night @ $28 down to $24 p.n. after 5 nights. Very reasonable tariff considering the quality of this park. Damper & Billy tea are served each afternoon during the grey nomad season.

Report By: Ian & Kathy Heath(11)
Date of Stay: May 2014 Rating: 3.5
Nice site on highway into town. Facilities are good, but sites are narrow. Nicely grassed with good shade trees. Handy to local attractions, and has free damper afternoon tea daily. Well worth a couple of days, with friendly staff.

Report By: QVW(3)
Date of Stay: April 2014 Rating: 4
Friendly easygoing managers explained site layout & facilities. Requested drive through site was well grassed (no annex slab available),wide and long enough to comfortably accommodate a medium large van plus attached dual cab 4x4 and annex. Trees/shrubs separated sites and trees screened western sun. Ensuite type unisex showers/toilets plus male/female toilets were clean and tidy. Adequate BBQ & camp kitchen areas. Easy park entrance & on site check in parking.

Report By: Scooter(85)
Date of Stay: February 2014 Rating: 5
This park is still being maintained to the very highest standards by David and Cheryl Wall. The tariff has gone up $1 to $29 per night since 2013, which is excellent value for what is on offer. Being summer, there were very few vans in the park. The opportunity was being taken by the owners to install two new ensuite bathrooms in what was formerly office space adjoining the amenities. The new facilities will soon be completed.