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Dampier Transit Caravan Park, Dampier

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The Esplanade. Ph: 08 9183 1109. No pets allowed.

Report By: Eivel Gnome(34)
Date of Stay: August 2017 Rating: 4
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site. Very good value for money $25 for 2A, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Inadequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, dump point, book swap available, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Optus. Noisy, claustrophobic park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Suitable for few days, well maintained park.
Liked:- The caretaker.-never say die" attitude. She still managed to squeeze us into a camping site even though the park was full. The park was kept very clean and the caretaker provided fresh herbs to the camp kitchen. Nice touch.
Disliked:- Noise 24hrs. Sounded like two dumpster full of scrap steel were continuously dumped into each other while the fork lifts were playing polo around them all night. .
Parking:- Plenty of parking.
Local Information:- Some views of note. Road out to Karratha.
Road Conditions:- Good.

Report By: Jenny & Terry Abbott(193)
Date of Stay: July 2015 Rating: 4.5
Manager's name is Lorraine
One of the best Council Parks we have seen for awhile. Lorraine was on holidays, so Fran and her hubby looked after us. Parking assistance was given as well, for those who could get into a tight spot. Although power and amenities are available, there is no water to van. The council does not allow sullage, so a bucket is needed for waste water. There is a waste water area near ablutions to empty your buckets.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $28.00 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, 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. Basic laundry, good camp kitchen, disabled facilities, dump point, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, claustrophobic park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- The price has been the same for 3 years. How good is that.
Disliked:- Sprinklers placed on sites while tourist away from van, thus matting and chairs very wet.
Parking:- Outside on road.
Added Touches:- Entertainment was on Sunday 12 July while we were there. Graham Smart was the singer.
Road Conditions:- Good

Report By: GeeNEmm(128)
Date of Stay: September 2014 Rating: 3
3 day maximum stay $28 p/n 2 adults not seasonal. Very good value - fill up with water on entry, power available, sullage to buckets to be emptied into grey water stowage pit. Some shady sites, no annex slabs, difficult to imagine larger rigs negotiating into sites bit tight. Ablutions are snug, showers are prefab plastic modules with shower curtains-type used in some other parks and are snug. Good camp kitchen and meeting place. Basic laundry, and at only $3 per load bargain nowadays. Interesting position across the Esplanade from Hampton Harbour which is quite pretty in many ways, green playing fields, beach area, palms trees, although mining port apparent on seaward side. Nice for afternoon stroll. Big iron ore ship loading facility opposite which was a spectacle to observe in itself. Nice coffee shop at Dampier Sea Farers centre, overlooks Harbour, Red Dog statue, North West Gas facility has free and very informative visitor centre to enable us to get an idea of this massive industry, Hearson's Cove for a nice swim and shelly beach, Deep Gorge for prolific aboriginal art and etchings; Karratha sister city 'attached' to Dampier although 20ks away for good big town shopping. Easy to spend 3 days here and marvel at huge mining industry infrastructure. As with other mining centres roads, tv reception, phone and internet were excellent.