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Vic, Myrtleford, Myrtleford Holiday Park

Date of Stay: November 2018 Rating: 3.5
As I said in 2015, this is a great council park in a very popular part of Victoria. New managers, Karen and Stewart, are ensuring that the park maintains its standards. We paid $90, stay 4 pay for 3 special, on a powered site. Nearly all sites are grass with some being drive through, but to achieve this you have to drive over a gutter. Internal roads are bitumen which cuts out dust and the enormous trees provide great shade during hot spells. Amenities are very clean and the camp kitchen/bbq area is excellent. It is just a short walk to the main street

NSW, Corowa, Ball Park Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2018 Rating: 3
New, friendly managers are doing a great job bringing this huge park back to some form of neatness. Paid $32 per night on a grass site, which was powdery dust. Huge old trees provide lots of shade, but if you suffer from hayfever, the plane trees and cottonwoods are a problem. Amenities were very clean. Camp kitchen is centrally located with 2 bbqs outside. Wire fencing surrounds the park with pincodes for the gates (which several local lads seemed to know). The annual sites look very rundown with huge mouldy flyovers and junk in the entrances. Location is a great, just a 5 minutes walk to town.

Vic, Corryong, Colac Colac Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2018 Rating: 3.5
Great park with huge shady trees, which are cooling in summer heat - not so good in pouring rain! Paid $33 per night powered site on a concrete slab (one of few). Most sites are green grass. Staff are friendly and helpful, having excellent knowledge of the area. Two amenities blocks are spotless, being cleaned early before the morning rush and again later. The camp kitchen gazebo has 4 bbqs, tables and chairs and a TV. A beaut place to stay and explore this spectacular region.

Vic, Euroa, Euroa Caravan And Tourist Park

Date of Stay: November 2018 Rating: 3.5
This is a very popular park since the new owners took over. The park has been cleaned up with new facilities in place, making the stay very comfortable. We were part of a group so received a group discount . Normal fee for powered site is $33 with Senior's discount offered. All sites are grass, with many alongside the creek. More sites are available across the creek but that is a longer walk to the amenities block. There is a great camp kitchen and a balcony area with a shade shelter area nearby. A sparkling new swimming pool is now a feature. The amenities are very clean with new partitions but, here is where they lost a point, the drying area is small with water spraying onto the floor and pouring through to the next cubicle. Wet clothes and shoes do not make a happy camper. Hate to say it, but thin 1 ply toilet paper is a loser too. However, this caravan park is an excellent one night stopover or a great centre to explore the surrounding areas over a few days.

Vic, Dadswells Bridge, Grampians Edge Caravan Park

Date of Stay: August 2018 Rating: 3.5
Lovely young couple have bought this old park and are doing a mighty job in upgrading it. We paid $20 per night winter rate on a drive through, grassy site near the amenities block. Amenities are old but very clean and have a push button heater for those chilly mornings. The camp kitchen/rec room is huge with a TV and comfy armchairs and a separate kitchen with dining table. Grass is well mown and new gardens are thriving. New signage on the Western Hwy is easy to see, but you do need to be aware of speeding traffic when turning. It is not far to Horsham, Stawell and the Grampians. This is a little caravan park with great potential.

Vic, Shepparton, Victoria Lake Caravan Park

Date of Stay: June 2018 Rating: 2.5
This Top Tourist caravan park is situated along a strip of land between the lake and the railway line, with no fencing separating the park from the surrounds. Along the lakeside sites, the pathway is within metres of the caravans.Though there are only 8 scheduled trains per day, there were many freight trains during our stay. A council park, the very friendly and helpful managers are doing the best they can with what seems to be limited support from the council. The amenities, which are kept very clean, need refurbishing. We paid $32 ($28.80 with TT discount). A huge advantage is being close to the centre of the city. Take care when approaching from the south - turn as soon as crossing the railway then do an immediate right into the park.

Vic, Murchison, Murchison River Road Caravan Park

Date of Stay: June 2018 Rating: 3
We were warmly welcomed by Dick, the caretaker of this community run caravan park. We paid $32 for a grassed powered site, drive through. Mostly friendly permanents and annuals, the park doesn't have many tourist sites but the amenities were beaut. The ablution blocks have been revamped with modern fittings and have plenty of hot water from 4 huge solar hot water units. There is a camp kitchen with an additional single toilet/shower combo. A very quiet park, with a walking path leading to the town - general store, post office, bakery, hotel and craft stores. Watch out for the fibreglass cows! A great base from which to explore the Goulburn Valley.

SA, Peterborough, Peterborough Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 3.5
This is a great caravan park in a beaut little town which is suffering terribly because of the ongoing drought. We paid $35.00 per night, 2A with a discount for extended stay. All sites are gravel and are drive through with most having some shade.The amenities were very clean. The camp kitchen is excellent and there is a large screen television which does get most stations. Reception to caravans is poor. Yes, there are rules but most are necessary to ensure that the everyone enjoys the ambience of the park. If you don't like the rules, don't whinge, just go somewhere else.

Vic, Warracknabeal, Warracknabeal Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 2.5
This is a great little council park to break the journey to Mildura. Follow the instructions on the sign at the entrance and the caretaker will come after 5:00pm to collect the $25.00. There are four gravelled drive through sites, four ensuite sites and the other grassed sites back onto the creek (although there isn't much grass at the moment). Amenities are kept very clean. There is a bbq shelter and a dump point. Town is within walking distance.

NSW, Broken Hill, Lakeview Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 2
We reported a major leak in the site tap. The manager asked if we had water in the caravan and not to worry about it. This in a place under water restrictions. Toilet paper and paper towel were not replaced until the weekend staff came on duty. All clothes dryers and one washing machine were out of order and, judging by the age of the notices, had been for some time.
Average staff friendliness, bad staff response to complaints. Poor value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to only some sites, were dirty, condition is poor, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic rec room, basic camp kitchen, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Dirty UC electric BBQs fuel costs $1.00, dismal bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Basic playground, in average condition. Clean pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families.
Liked:- The park is in a quiet area.
Disliked:- Note: this is no longer a member of Family Parks. $35.00 is way over-priced for what you get. Whole areas of the park were roped off so that grass could be watered for days. Caravanners staying for longer than one night were put onto dust bowls which turned to slush when it rained. Generally the park had a rundown atmosphere with old caravans and cabins dotted around the park.
Parking:- There is ample room to park, just watch out for the broken raised concrete at the gutter. Internal roads are pot-holed and dusty.
Local Information:- The Info Centre is an excellent resource.There's lots to see and do: visit Silverton and Mundi Mundi Lookout; go to the Living Desert and Sculpture park; take the historical walk; go to the Line of Lode monument to the miners and eat at the cafe for the view.
Road Conditions:- Because of drought, kangaroos and emus are coming closer to the towns for feed and water so be on the alert because serious damage can be done to vehicles.