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Allan Terry Caravan Park, Hughenden

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Resolution Street, opposite the railway station. 1km from GPO. On Flinders Hwy between Townsville (378 km to east) and Mt Isa via Cloncurry (391 km to west). Local sights are Porcupine Gorge about 63 km to north, and cast of Muttaburrasaurus. Ph: 07 4741 1190. All pets allowed.

Report By: Limpy(11)
Date of Stay: September 2017 Rating: 4
A Shire well maintained park with a large unpowered section with water/ close to camp kitchen which is well equipped. Modern large fridge but no freezer. Shire pool next door $1.50 entry fee. Butcher/Supermarket just down the road.

Report By: Varena Hardy(55)
Date of Stay: August 2017 Rating: 3.5
There are drive through sites, but when they are full you back into the site from the other end. Also larger sites for longer vehicles. A newer amenities block is at the back of the park, not many people seemed to know it was there.
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. $28 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, soap provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, car wash, dump point, book swap available, no wireless internet available. carrier used was Optus, reception quality was 4. Quiet, claustrophobic park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Close enough to town to walk in. Swimming Pool next door to caravan park.
Parking:- Only room for a couple of cars & vans at a time to check in. But it is on quiet street, so waiting across the wide street is easy enough.
Road Conditions:- Good wide roads.

Report By: U Boughta Jeep(43)
Date of Stay: August 2017 Rating: 4
All the sites are very long drive-throughs so if you are the second rig into a site, you have to back in. There is a free car wash within the park; in the land of dust! Commercially Hughenden is depressed with about 20% of the shops closed down.
$28 for 2A. Sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers. Carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4.
Parking:- Parking at reception is limited to one at a time so wait in the street.
Local Information:- Drive to Richmond to the dinosaur display. It is excellent.

Report By: Peter & Lee(125)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4
Previous reports cover this park very well. Price is now $28/night 2A powered. Second new amenities block has ensuite style facilities but the shower drain is located in front of the vanity basin so everything on the floor gets wet. This can't have been done on purpose. Sites are drive thru & a bit tight but the roads are wide, so you can unhook & leave your vehicle on the road. Porcupine gorge (named after the grass not the animal) 60km away is well worth a visit.

Report By: Kutterbull1(24)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4
If you get to this park early you can drive through but late comers have to back in so make sure you don't take up more than your half of the site. You also get to choose your site.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $28.00 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, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, good camp kitchen, car wash. Quiet, claustrophobic park, inadequate shade. Clean BBQs. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.

Report By: Jenar(46)
Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 3
Good park in easy walking distance of town but well off highway so lovely and quiet at all times despite being opposite train line which is seldom in use. Park surfaces are mainly bitumen and there are many drive thru sites with all of these having grass verges for annex/awning. Big rigs well catered for. Amenities are roomy and clean although the number of shower stall and toilets may be inadequate in peak periods. Water, power and sullage handy to all sites. Good value at $28 p/n for 2A on powered site.

Report By: GeeNEmm(128)
Date of Stay: March 2017 Rating: 3
$28 p/n pwd 2A, friendly welcome from staff, good value for money we thought. Picked our own site, not many with shade in the bitumened drive through section but with tree on grassy verge where awning folded out this was adequate. Amenities are old (newer ones weren't open during our stay) but fully functional and cleaned daily. A fair few 'bush buddies' in the amenities, but that's the country for you. Had a big fan to assist with ventilation during showering and this was very effective. Laundry was basic but with great drying weather out there, you don't need much. Camp kitchen area is huge, open air shed with lots of tables/chairs, although not much cooking equipment provided. Free BBQs and stove though. There are some workers dongers out the back and they were the biggest users of this section. Dump point provided no pool but town pool next door. Extras: Excellent butcher in town, meat delicious and prices comparable if not cheaper than Coles/Woolies! 2 supermarkets in town, FJ's cafe full of interesting memorabilia and good shakes. Trip out to Porcupine Gorge well worth it - couple of easy to access lookouts as well as longer walks which were a bit arduous in March, but rewarded with swim at the bottom- just beautiful.

Report By: Peter W(56)
Date of Stay: September 2016 Rating: 3
Pretty much as previously stated. There is also a new amenities block behind the camp kitchen. Unisex ensuite type.

Report By: Travelling in the Shoebox(101)
Date of Stay: June 2016 Rating: 3
This is a basic park that has drive through sites but as they put caravans back to back in these sites they are only drive through for the first van that arrives into the site. There are strange raised cement platforms between the sites that have some grass growing in them. The sites were narrow but adequate. There are other sites for campers that you reverse into with a caravan. The amenities were cleaned well. There was a camp kitchen on the other side of the caravan park but we did not use this so cannot comment on it. The park is opposite a railway siding where the train carriages depart from. One morning we were woken briefly at 5.30am when the train departed with the carriages knocking back on one another. Apart from this we heard no other railway noise while staying at the park. The park does not get much road noise and is a short walk to town if you want to eat out. TV and phone reception were good.

Report By: Kevin & Lyn(282)
Date of Stay: May 2016 Rating: 3
We were here for 3 nights, no problems. We were here before the rush. Site was drive through which it would not be latter in the season. Clean amenities. Grass where awing was. Staff very friendly and helpful. $28 pn 2 adults powered. The pool is next door but closed. Porcupine Gorge is a must see. The tourist info centre has a good display with a full skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus dinosaur.

Report By: Harryh(20)
Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 2.5
We took up two sites as the sites are so small and would not work for us if it was the busy season.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Very good value for money $28 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate small to medium vans, shade to some sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, dump point, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 2. Quiet, claustrophobic park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No playground. No pool. Suitable for overnighter.

Report By: Peter WH(100)
Date of Stay: July 2015 Rating: 3
I stayed their park for one day and two overnights.OK so there were heaps of caravaners staying overnight on their way thru,BUT the park was OK,there was good water pressure and also sullage and power.I was traveling as a single person and it cost me $40:00 for the two nights.I had no complaints at all.Some of the comments on here I am sorry are not called for.Yes there were those who backed into the van at the other end,BUT it is after all peak season.I didnt use the ammenaties as I used my own.The only one complaint that I have is that the chap that backed onto me was a bit close BUT that was otherwise no worries at all. Overall I was quite happy with the park

Report By: Greybeard and Silvertop(98)
Date of Stay: July 2015 Rating: 2.5
Vans really packed in , back to back in sites that would normally be drive through. Separated by 3.5 metre strip. Park was tidy, and amenities were clean . Most vans just overnighting.

Report By: Bridie(3)
Date of Stay: November 2014 Rating: 0.5
Initially very happy with park and amenities. However 2nd night a horrendous storm arrived and we lost our awning - shredded - hurt my hand trying to hold supports. Gave up wind too ferocious. We were the only occupants of the park. Management ignored our plight. Upon waking day after and cleaning up the debris still no management to see to our welfare. They did appear after storm had abated but only to pick up overturned bins and drag some branches away. Cannot believe people in this business can be so callous.

Report By: Peter and Jean Reynella SA(244)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 2.5
This claustrophobic park is within easy walking distance of town. We were unable to roll out our awning due to poorly placed trees. Reasonable amenities block. Only an average park. Road from Winton very rough and lots of roadworks

Report By: Mad Mick(256)
Date of Stay: May 2014 Rating: 3
Hard park to give a rating on. We were there when it was not all that busy so was OK value at 29 bucks per night (powered 2A). Friendly staff. No pool. Average Camp Kitchen. Dump point and that's about it. Quite a well maintained park. As I have said we were there when it was not that busy so the sites were all drive thru with plenty of room to move etc. However, when busy the sites revert back to normal and the park would be very crammed etc. The amenities were clean but when the park is busy they would have a snowballs hope in hell of coping with the guests.