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NSW, Young, Young Tourist Park

Date of Stay: December 2019 Rating: 4
Large, grassy park, close to town
Friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $50 for 2A PN, ensuite, shoulder season. Paid $45, reduced for Top discount. Amenities are close to all sites. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Excellent playground, in good condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Dog friendly. Grassy sites. Close to town. Two entrances/exits to the park. Lots of back packers (cherry pickers) who were quiet & friendly.
Disliked:- The light/fan would not turn off in our en-suite. We reported this to the office but it is an intermittent problem & was not fixed. Not a lot of room for the annex in the drive thru sites
Local Information:- Ballinaclash was the best value cherry shop in the area.
Road Conditions:- If traveling from Young thru Sydney, beware that a car & caravan are now classed as a heavy vehicle on toll ways. It cost us $24.72 for use of the M7 with a 12.7m long X 2.7m high van & vehicle.

WA, Bremer Bay, Bremer Bay Caravan And Camping Park

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 4
Large level & grassy sited park. Most sites under trees. 2 sets clean amenities. Old set is small. New set a fair walk from some sites.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $40 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Paid $36, reduced for Seniors. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, 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, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, disabled facilities, dump point, secure entry, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, many permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Excellent playground, in good condition. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Access token return box near exit gates. Dog friendly. Short walk to shops. Seniors discount offered without asking.
Disliked:- No slabs. Some sites overused. (limited grass cover). No TV.
Local Information:- Great beaches.
Road Conditions:- If heading east, Gairdner Rd provides a good tar sealed short cut back to South coast Hwy, rather than going back to Boxwood Hills.

WA, Busselton, Lazy Day Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 3.5
Manager's name is Dave & Wendy
Spacious grassy sites. Good value park to use as a base for visits to Margaret River wineries/cheeses/nougat/chocolate
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, 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, annex slabs to some sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, kiosk, dump point, secure entry, book swap available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, many permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, well maintained park.
Liked:- Dog friendly. Good value $35 all year round. Baby possum in the roof of amenities, Large grassy dog walking area at the back of the park
Disliked:- Older/derelict vans still being removed. Pool has been filled in. Ladies amenities had no hot water on 1 night. A bit of a walk to amenities if at the back of the park.
Local Information:- Busselton jetty 1.8km long worth a walk/train ride.

WA, Augusta, Flinders Bay Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 4
Manager's name is Gary & Hettie
Seasonal council run park near the beach that is opened yearly from 1/9 till 31/5. Busy at weekends
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $42 for 2A PN, powered, off-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, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate 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, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families.
Liked:- Dog friendly, Choice of sites, 3 sets amenities, Privacy hedges around each site. Council supplied free wi-fi.
Disliked:- No dump point, Nothing much for kids to do except ride bikes/scooters/skate boards on the narrow roads. A bit pricey. TV a bit sus.
Parking:- Only enough room for one van at check in

WA, Albany, Albany Gardens Holiday Park

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 4.5
Manager's name is Trish
Large grassy spacious sited park. Lots of trees. Now dog friendly
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $51 for 2A PN, ensuite. Paid $45, reduced for Top discount. Amenities are close to all sites. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, kiosk, disabled facilities, car wash, dump point, secure entry, book swap available, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. In good condition. Clean pool, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Dog friendly, All sites are drive thru, nearly all with slabs. Lots if single ensuite sites. All sites have a bin
Disliked:- No towel rail in ensuites. Require a long sullage hose on some sites. (Power & water OK)

WA, Esperance, Pink Lake Tourist Park

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 4
Manager's name is Mary
Large park. Many annual vans. Good camp kitchen
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Paid $31.50, reduced for Kui discount. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, 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, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Excellent playground, in good condition. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- Dog friendly. Lots of slab sites. Reasonable grass cover. Friendly staff. Good water supply (fill tanks ready for Nullarbor crossing)
Disliked:- Gravel internal roads. We were only there for 2 days but ants built a nest in our roll up awning.
Local Information:- Wharton beach is one of Australias best

WA, Madura, Madura Pass Oasis Motel And Caravan Facility

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 3
One of the better Nullarbor roadhouse parks.Big dusty parking lot with scattered power poles. Pick your own site. No water connection to van. Ladies issued with tokens for shower use. Gents unlimited. No phones. No TV. Some internet. Madura is about halfway between Esperance & Ceduna. If you are happy to travel 700km/day with 2 drivers its possible to cross the Nullarbor with 1 overnight stop.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $25 for 2A, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, some unlevel sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate sullage close by. No rec room, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 2. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for overnighter.
Liked:- Dog friendly. Amenities clean & functional. Stay hitched up.
Disliked:- Most sites not level
Parking:- Pay at motel reception not the servo.
Local Information:- Good lookout at Madura pass
Road Conditions:- Nullarbor diesel prices/litre - Nundroo - $1.60, Eucla, Mundrabilla - $1.85, Cocklebiddy, Balladonia, Madura - $1.95, Nullarbor, Border Village - $2.10

SA, Ceduna, Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 5
Neat large double concrete slabs sites (8m X 5m) surrounded with gravel. Marty & Jodie are now installing a pool which would have been appreciated during our 45deg days there. Price is still $31.50/night 2A after Top discount. Signs now on grassy areas prohibiting dogs.

Vic, Mildura, Sun Siesta Village Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 4.5
Manager's name is Greg & Jan
Many parks to pick from in Mildura but this one is one of the best & we will return when coming this way again. Greg & Jan have just tar sealed all the tourist internal roads & after spending some $21000 on water in the last 12 months the tourist part of the the park is grassy & has a neat & tidy appearance.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $28 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, dry change area, exhaust fans/good ventilation. 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 some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, car wash, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, many permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. Clean pool, pool is shaded. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- Dog friendly, Friendly & hard working staff. Neat, tidy grassy sites. Sealed internal roads. Near the airport but little night noise.
Disliked:- No paper towels or hand dryers in amenities. Permanent/annual part of the park needs a little TLC.
Road Conditions:- If traveling from Renmark, watch for sand drifts across the road.

WA, Manjimup, Manjimup Central Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 4
Manager's name is Tracy
Grassy, spacious multi level park close to town
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $45 for 2A PN, ensuite, off-peak season. Paid $40.50, reduced for Kui discount. Amenities are close to most sites. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, kiosk, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Dirty UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, well maintained park.
Liked:- Dog friendly, Neat grassy well maintained sites. Informative tourist info pack supplied by Tracy
Disliked:- $20 key deposit, $1 for BBQ's which needed a clean. Not much for kids to do. Drive thru sites looked a bit narrow