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Barracrab Caravan Park, Clairview

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Between Rockhampton and Sarina. Colonial Dve. Turn off not well sign posted. Short drive off Bruce Hwy. Clariview is about 200 km N of Rockhampton and 100 km S of Mackay. There is a northern turn and a southern turn into Clairview so if you miss one you can still use the other without having to make a U turn. Ph: 07 4956 0190. Pets allowed, at manager's discretion, on leash at all times.Owners ask you to take dog for walk so try to avoid pooing in the park. Formerly know as Clairview Beach Holiday Park.

Report By: Limpy(11)
Date of Stay: September 2017 Rating: 3.5
Good unpowered sites on beach front with basis amenities. Caution sand flies they come with rush well before sunset so be prepared we were not. Good for o/ night of longer .

Report By: lambo(73)
Date of Stay: August 2017 Rating: 3.5
park is a bit rustic, but right on the water, which is fine at high tide, but no good at low tide when the water is about 500 m plus out to sea
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, 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, annex slabs to some sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, poor water quality, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, basic camp kitchen, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade. Clean UC gas BBQs, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. No pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- right on the beach and magnificent view of several outlying islands. free entertainment Friday nights. limited good meals at very reasonable prices
Disliked:- water is very salty and undrinkable. limited tank water freely available, but not allowed to put any in yr van tanks.

Report By: jamesthepiper(21)
Date of Stay: June 2016 Rating: 3
The unpowered sites are spread out all along the waterfront and are really the pick of the spots as they look out over the water.
Friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $25 for 2A PN, unpowered, peak season. Provided entertainment for a couple of nights (bagpipes). Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, soap provided, 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. Basic laundry, good rec room, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Magnificent uninterrupted view over the water from the van.
Parking:- Plenty of room.
Added Touches:- Happy hour on Friday nights. The camp kitchen is basically a pub as well as it is licensed, so you can purchase alcoholic drinks if you are so inclined.
Local Information:- Fishing seems to be about it. There is a dump point at the other end of town if you need it.

Report By: hoodster(4)
Date of Stay: September 2015 Rating: 2
Manager's name is Dave & Lenore.
Great view. Lovely helpful managers & staff. There were no mud crabs. Some fish being caught off the beach. This park had salty water which was undrinkable. We were placed on site number 1. Don't go there,the berries dropped by the birds in the tree above you has stained our car & van plus the noise from the bar next door doesn't help either. Nothing is cheap here & the leasees are keen on making money but need to spend to improve a park with great potential. The swimming pool has been buried at the front of the park so no pool.
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints. Poor value for money PW, powered. Paid $35.00, reduced for stay 6 & 7th free. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was inadequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to some sites, hard to negotiate into site, poor water quality, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, good rec room, kiosk, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Congenial bbq area atmosphere. No playground. No pool.
Liked:- The managers & staff very friendly. Lovely spot very pretty.
Disliked:- A park that needs a lot of work. Water was very poor quality & therefore undrinkable.
Parking:- No special parking. If you are backing your van into the first 8 sites you block all the traffic trying to get to their spot.
Added Touches:- Happy hour from 5-6.
Local Information:- There is an arts & crafts small market about 2 km away.
Road Conditions:- Good roads.

Report By: Denellerose(12)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 2
Friendly staff, no complaints. Poor value for money $51 for 2A 2C PN, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was inadequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites. Poor laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, no wireless internet available.. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. No playground. No pool. Suitable for overnighter.
Liked:- Beach access and a place to stop on the long stretch between Rockhampton and Mackay.
Disliked:- Noisy highway and rail traffic. It was State of Origin night when we were there so quite noisy overall. Next to no television reception in vans. Very dry and dusty sites.