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Bailey Bar Caravan Park, Charleville

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196 King St. From the north, go past town centre and turn left into Warrego Hwy towards Morven/Brisbane. Just past the station the highway veers right; continue straight ahead into King Street, park is about 700m on right. From Bourke, turn right into Warrego Hwy just after crossing railway line, follow directions as above. From Brisbane/Morven, a couple of blocks after reaching town the highway veers left, turn right into King St. Ph: 07 4654 1744 or 1800 065 311. Top Tourist member. Pets at manager's discretion, not allowed in peak times.

Report By: Kutterbull1(24)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4
This is the first time we have stayed at this park but it won't be the last. Having a small popup camper they put us on a drive through so we were able to stay hocked up.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $37.00 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. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by. Basic laundry, basic rec room, basic camp kitchen. Quiet, claustrophobic park, adequate shade. Suitable for a week or more, well maintained park.

Report By: Peter & Lee(125)
Date of Stay: May 2016 Rating: 3.5
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $37 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Paid $33.70, reduced for Top Tourist discount. 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. Inadequate 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, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, basic camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, claustrophobic park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No playground. No pool. Suitable for overnighter.
Liked:- Close to town & 2c/litre discount fuel voucher supplied.
Disliked:- Park was packed & noisy because of the the adjacent Charleville show. Vans squeezed into any vacant space which made the park seem claustrophobic. Might be different in non peak times.
Parking:- Room for only one van which blocks entry to the park. Additional vans need to park on the road while waiting.
Local Information:- Lucky Elephant Thai restaurant is very good.
Road Conditions:- Poor roads from Cunnamulla. Need to reduce speed because of unexpected bumps & the likelihood of Emus running onto the road.

Report By: Peter WH(100)
Date of Stay: August 2015 Rating: 3.5
Stayed at the park for two nights. I was assisted into my spot,and with the two dogs in the car, I was directed into spot 19, which was against the back fence and near the outdoor kitchen. Great water pressure,and no drama with power at all. Heaps of room for my awning and also for the dogs to have a run. I didn't use the amenities whilst there as I didn't need to, but hey there is a dump point and also washing machine to keep your clothes up to date. For the two nights I was charged $64:80, so I can't complain about that at all. Overall I was quite happy to stay there and wouldn't hesitate to stop there again at a later date.

Report By: Sue, Fleur, Jaxon & Connor(185)
Date of Stay: August 2014 Rating: 3
I had stayed here before and this time they had put me on my request for a concrete slab site. it was hard to get into but had someone directing me. it wasn't until I wound my window down and got out of the car that I realised my site backed onto the open fire and camp oven dinners, as I have asthma I would be able to have none of the windows down, the lovely younger lady then offered me another site but then in the end the owner who was a big flustered from the big group said "just move her to this site" which I was but it was out the front of the park, next to their house and I did wonder travelling by myself how safe it was. it was a nice site in itself and the dogs really enjoyed that site but at first I was a bit cautious. I had lovely people offer to help me set up though. that night was the worse night I have ever had in a caravan park one of the neighbours dogs sat outside my caravan howling and barking from 3 or 4 am onwards each time I was nearly asleep it started again, when I opened my caravan door it was just there, having no idea what type of dog it was and not being afraid of dogs either but was a bit worried not only that it had cocked its leg over nearly all my stuff. I went and let them know that morning and even though nothing really could be done a discount would of been nice considering I hadn't sleep since 3 am and finally got back to sleep maybe 7 am or so. I was extremely tired and grateful I was no travelling that day. being a Satruday most things were closed and the main thing I wanted to see the RFDS was closed as they were moving and building a new centre. The showground opposite is off leash when no events are on and was lovely. Wendy was lovely on the Saturday I think she was flustered on the Friday night with the arrivals and after a long day travelling it kind of left an impressions especially since I had stayed there before. I am wanting to come back to Charleville next year but thinking of staying elsewhere at the station stay, even though being opposite the showground was great the lack of sleep and not feeling totally safe has put me off. the showers were great but having the camp dinner and fire behind some of the sites which really is the only spot it could go made it hard.

Report By: JuBob(171)
Date of Stay: June 2014 Rating: 4
We received a warm welcome on arrival, and what this little park lacks in space it makes up for in personal service, campoven / spit roast meals, and spotless amenities. We were guided onto our site by Wendy so that was hassle-free, the concrete slabs need replacing but are better than dirt, and the park has a nice friendly atmosphere.

Report By: Ian & Kathy Heath(11)
Date of Stay: May 2014 Rating: 3.5
A comfortable park close to town centre and attractions. Staff are very friendly, and give great assistance for placing van on site. This is necessary, as the sites are very tight in general. They are all grassed, and sullage is to the garden. Camp oven meals are done 3 days per week, and are good value, with bookings needed. Tight sites mean cars are parked across front of site which can limit social contact with those walking past. Facilities are reasonable, and use of own washing machine is banned, although site machines are cheap at $3 per load.

Report By: Mad Mick(256)
Date of Stay: April 2014 Rating: 3
Small but reasonable value for money park. 31 bucks (powered site 2A) per night. Extra friendly staff who guided us onto our site which was not necessary. They explained park layout and gave tourism advice. Well maintained park. Good clean amenities block, average camp kitchen and dump point. No pool. Cannot comment on their meals as they were not on whilst we were there. Would be very crammed at peak time. One thing that may get up some peoples skirts is that they have a strict policy on not using own washing machines. One couple said they would not stay again or recommend the park. Personal machines are primarily designed for free camping purposes so one has to use their own source of power. Get into a park and people expect they can use the parks power. Because this park forces people to use the parks laundry they complain about the little bit of extra cost. Got that off my chest. Am staying again on our return from Birdville.

Report By: Umpy, Qld(21)
Date of Stay: January 2014 Rating: 3
Manager's name is Wendy & Julian. We stayed in a cabin. Although a night bell and a shop bell were provided, there was nobody to answer them during the day. Average staff friendliness, bad staff response to complaints, staff offered tourist advice Poor value for money ($120 2A PN cabin), were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, soap provided, no wireless internet available, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4). Peaceful, open & roomy park, plenty of shade. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- The cabin was very clean and spacious.
Disliked:- The air conditioner was not effective, and had to be turned off when the room was not occupied, this was January and the outside temp was 40 degrees plus. The TV reception was intermittent. Guests are asked to remove their rubbish from the unit and put it in the bins located throughout the park.