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Tambo Mill Motel and Van Park, Tambo

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On the left of Main Street as pass through town heading for Barcaldine on Matilda Hwy. Ph: 07 4621 7000. Dogs allowed under control.

Report By: U Boughta Jeep(43)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 3.5
The configuration needs some explanation. They park the vans in sets of 2, facing alternate directions, with a grass strip beside each. They are offset so you should not be peeking in your neighbor's window. All sites are drive through and very long. It sounds weird but it works. The amenities are a small cluster of unisex ensuites, which sounds weird and it only just works. Book in at motel reception.
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, drive-through sites, poor water quality, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. No rec room, no camp kitchen, no wireless internet available.. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Creative layout of sites.
Parking:- Just drive in and stop where it looks like you should.

Report By: Jenar(46)
Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 4.5
Little Gem with less than 20 sites but mainly drive through, big rigs no problem. Well set up so each site is quite private and has its own grass for annex. Right beside the main road so quite noisey during the day abut not so bad at night. Amenities block consists of 4 ensuites which although a little dated were very clean. Also has laundry and dump point. Ideal for "grey nomads" as no kids playground & no camp kitchen so at $30pn for 2A on power we loved it. This park is substantially better than the offering in town. We will certainly be back.

Report By: PeterD(64)
Date of Stay: July 2015 Rating: 3
Under new management, has had a price rise since June. Most of the sites are drive through. Each drive through strip accommodates two vans side by side with the doors facing a nice grass strip to step out onto. The facilities are in the middle of the grass strip.
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $30.00 for 2A PN, powered. 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, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, no permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, well maintained park, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Park sites are easily accessible. The park is in town and very handy to all town facilities even for those with poor mobility.
Disliked:- Lighting poor.
Local Information:- Tambo Teddies within close walk to park. Two pubs and motel restaurant for meals.

Report By: Blue Lakers(60)
Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 3.5
Drive thru grassed sites. $25.00 for a powered site. Ensuite type amenities with average cleanlness.

Report By: Peter W(56)
Date of Stay: August 2014 Rating: 3
Mostly long drive thru sites. Little shade in hotter months. The way they ask you to drive thru ensures that all connections have to run under your van. It looks like a nice park. A couple of permanents (road workers). The amenities are ensuite type (nice). The current owners have been there for 11 months. The shower and toilet floors don't look like they have been properly cleaned for that amount of time. Still a nice town to visit for a day or two. The publican at one of the pubs advised that the old park at the edge of town might be old but is excellent value for money and very clean. Hearsay only. Be aware that everything except the 2 pubs, the coffee shop and Servo closes Sat pm and doesn't reopen until Monday.

Report By: Mad Mick(256)
Date of Stay: April 2014 Rating: 3
Good little park for a stop over. Bit pricey at 35 bucks (pow 2A) per night, but was given a stubby holder so that compensated for that. Only a couple of sites have shade and as we got there early staff pointed out those sites and which way to park to get the benefit of the afternoon shade. All sites drive thru and easy to get onto and off. Park was just on full mid afternoon. Good clean amenities block. Has a pool, but no camp kitchen,playground etc. No dump point, but there is one in town. Very well maintained park.