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NSW, Eden, Boydtown Caravan Park - Boydtown

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 4
This is a very large park running along a stretch of beachfront. Most of the park is unpowered without defined sites but there are also powered sites close to the front amenities block. In February the park had about 20 sites taken, and the park felt almost empty, and it was possible to be a very long way from any neighbours.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $30 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to only some sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. 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. Basic laundry, no rec room, no camp kitchen, dump point, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- The feeling of space, the park is really huge. The wonderful beachfront location.
Disliked:- Shower cubicles were so small that there is only a tiny drying area.
Local Information:- Dinner at the Seahorse Inn next to the park was very good.

Vic, Tarra Valley, Tarra Valley Caravan Park Fernholm

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 4
This is a small park, and some sites are quite small. Our 21ft van was ok on a larger site. The road from Yarram is narrow in parts, you do have to take care. The road from the Traralgon end is not suitable for vans and is not recommended for any vehicle over 8m total length.
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, dry change area. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, adequate taps close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, no wireless internet available., mobile wireless not available. Quiet, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC wood BBQswood $15 per bag. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Park is in a lovely setting, we were on a site with the beautiful Tarra River running directly behind us. Its more a large creek than a river and suitable for sitting in on a hot day though not deep enough to swim.
Disliked:- If the park was full it could feel very cramped. No dump point, no mobile phone or tv reception.
Parking:- Park across the road while checking in, the entrance into the park is only wide enough for vehicles going one way.
Local Information:- Tarra Bulga National Park is just beyond the park, with some lovely walks and scenery.

NSW, Moruya Heads, BIG4 Easts Dolphin Beach Holiday Park

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 4.5
Park is a quiet area with almost no traffic going past. There was plenty of space around mid week but summer weekends are much busier and it would be very busy in school holidays.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $42 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Paid $37.80, reduced for Big 4 discount. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to some sites, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, dump point, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. 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. Good playground. Clean pool, spa available. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Very nice resort style pool
Local Information:- Beach is across the road from park, a short walk on a sandy path, its a surf beach and wouldn't be suitable for young children, though there are other beaches nearby that are calmer.

Qld, Kinka Beach, Island View Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2017 Rating: 4
This park has had some significant upgrades by the new owners since we last stayed here a few years ago. The amenities block has been refurbished to a very good standard and was always clean. There are now 2 new pools, one of which is a family pool and the other is adults only. The gardens are looking very good and the owners were very actively maintaining the park while we were there. We paid $38 per night for a powered site for 2 adults. We were given a large drive through site, but some of the sites in the park do look a bit small.

NSW, Bombah Point, Myall Shores Nature Resort

Date of Stay: November 2017 Rating: 4.5
This NRMA owned park is situated on the edge of the lake with bushland surrounds. We had a very large powered lakeside site with plenty of space between sites for $34 per night for 2 adults with RACV discount. You can swim in the lake with a small beach area and there is also a good swimming pool near reception and a cafe. Because of national marine park rules you cannot fish from the shore in front of sites, but just outside the park gates there are a couple of jetties in an area where fishing is allowed. There is a boat ramp in the park and fishing is allowed from boats further out. Lots of wildlife in the park, kangarooos, goannas, birds etc. Clean amenities in good condition, 5 minute shower timers but plenty of hot water and water pressure. The road to the park from Bulahdelah is good gravel for the last 8km. You can access the park from Hawks Nest using the ferry which runs to just outside park gates but lowset vans may have problems with the steep drive in/out. Mid week the park was almost empty and peaceful, though I understand weekends are considerably busier.

Qld, Dalby, Dalby Tourist Park

Date of Stay: November 2017 Rating: 3.5
Well kept park with clean modern amenities, showers are large with plenty of drying space. We paid $30 for 2 adults for a large powered grass site. Friendly owner, small swimming pool in park. No dump point but one just a couple of hundred yards up the road.

NSW, Moree, Gwydir Carapark

Date of Stay: November 2017 Rating: 3
The thermal pools are the big attraction at this park and are very good, 4 medium size hot pools with 2 of these new and the other 2 to be redone over the coming summer, and 1 newish large cooler pool. The park itself though is really showing its age with tired old amenities with small showers and the hot water systems in our amenity block produced barely warm water. Many sites are small, the north sites were we were all are so skinny that if adjoining sites are occupied then awnings from one van end up just inches from the next van. There are also only 2 rubbish bins in the entire very large park, which is really unacceptable. We paid $30 per night for 2 adults on a powered site. My rating would have been higher if only rating the pools, but the rest of the park bought the mark down.

Vic, Beulah, Beulah Caravan Park

Date of Stay: October 2017 Rating: 3.5
Small council operated park. 5 drive through powered sites and a bit of space for unpowered. Right on the river next to the swimming pool and town sports field. $10 per night for a powered site and access to amenities, pay at Post Office/Business centre, which is quite a walk from the park.

NSW, Buronga, Buronga Riverside Tourist Park

Date of Stay: October 2017 Rating: 4
Very well maintained park on the Murray river, across from Mildura. Very good value for money at $31 per night powered 2 adults on a riverside site. We had a large site directly on the river but the majority of sites are not on the river and some sites are small, riverside sites will almost always need to book in advance. Amenities blocks were clean and well maintained, but the closest block to us had very small showers. Very nice swimming pool and gardens.

NSW, Broken Hill, Broken Hill Tourist Park

Date of Stay: October 2017 Rating: 3.5
Clean and tidy park, sites are either gravel or chipbark, and range from small to very large. Paid $36 per night for 2 adults powered. Amenities blocks were clean and in good condition. Laundry facilities good, but cost $6 per load of washing. Small clean swimming pool and good camp kitchen.