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Qld, Roma, Ups N Downs Farm Stay

Date of Stay: August 2017 Rating: 3.5
Manager's name is Tania
This is a working farm only 5 klm's north of Roma set on 200 acres. Powered and unpowered sites available with good bore water connection. Friendly welcome from owner and the camp ground hosts. There are 4 ensuite style shower & toilet cubicles. All spotless. There is a large camp kitchen with plenty of sitting room and showcasing the owners metal sculpture talent. There is a resident pet pig named Sideways who will pay you a visit as he thinks he is a dog. All part of the atmosphere we feel. Daily happy hour around the camp fire. Easy backing onto the dirt sites. No grass but this is to be expected out west.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Very good value for money $25.00 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, 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, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, good camp kitchen, book swap available, 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 or annual vans. Clean UC BBQs, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Basic playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families.
Liked:- Nice atmosphere and can walk around the property and see their many different animals. Easy sites for backing and can stay hitched up if needed. Site size is generous.
Parking:- Plenty of room to park. Stop at information bay & collect self check in form if owners out. Can set up and pay at happy hour.

NT, Tobermorey, Tobermorey Station

Date of Stay: April 2017 Rating: 2
Nice grassed campground with basic amenities which were clean. Went to have a shower in the morning and water was off due to a burst pipe. Fixed after 40 mins. No power or water available at site. Coin washing machine there and clothes line. Diesel available 2.00 a litre. Camp fees 25 dollars p.n. We took our dirt road caravan over The Plenty but regret it as too corrugated and rocky on NT side. Camper Trailers would be ok.

QLD, Gin Gin, Gin Gin Showground

Date of Stay: August 2016 Rating: 3
If you are after an easy no frills place to stay in transit or rest for a few days this is it. Amenities could be better and there is no laundry being a showground but the price is good and it is all relaxed and easy. Manager went out of his way to help with a parking problem we had.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $20.00 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to only some sites, cleanliness was average, condition is poor, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, some unlevel 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, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Dump point, 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 few days.
Liked:- Friendly helpful caretaker, plenty of space and can walk to town. Easy to access sites.
Disliked:- One amenity block is below par. Cubicles so small and only one shower in the ladies and men's. The other block had 2 showers in each.
Parking:- Plenty of room to park and see caretaker.
Local Information:- Good Super IGA in town and cafe on the main road had good coffee.

QLD, Theodore, Theodore Showground

Date of Stay: August 2016 Rating: 3
We have just had an enjoyable stay at this showground for the great price of 75.00 dollars a week with power,water and amenities. Nightly rate of 15.00 dollars power. A guy drives around about 4.00 pm to collect the fees. Showers were hot and amenities cleaned daily.There are two different areas to camp in the grounds both with amenities. Not all sites were close to amenities but it was acceptable. At night some trucks stop outside the showgrounds on edge of main road to rest wihich could bother some if you are too close. Theodore is a great little town so good to support them. Good meals at hotel as well as the cafe on the corner. IGA in town not bad. Ask at Tourist Info Centre about some local Tourist drives. We visited the historic Flagstone Road as well as some old bridges built by POW'S during WW2.

NSW, Cobar, Cobar Caravan Park

Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 2.5
Have stayed at this park several times before and feel it has deteriorated. Poorly maintained amenities in the block we used at the bottom of the park. Faulty door latches, hooks missing and soap dispenser falling off wall. The park was near full and the amenities were overloaded and dirty by the morning.
Friendly staff. Poor value for money $35.00 for 2A PN. 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, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic camp kitchen, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Suitable for overnighter.
Disliked:- Poorly maintained and dirty amenities. Difficult narrow entry and exit to many drive through sites due to kerbing. Some truck noise at the bottom of the park.
Parking:- Room for rigs outside office.
Local Information:- Cobar a nice town with a reasonable supermarket. Most services in town.
Road Conditions:- Good road from Broken Hill and north to Bourke.

SA, Orroroo, Orroroo Caravan Park

Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 3.5
We found this park to be an excellent place to overnight as mostly easy drive through sites which allow you to stay hitched to the car. Very friendly welcome from the lady manager. There are 2 small amenity blocks and everything seemed spotless.
Very friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $23.00 for 2A PN. 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, disabled facilities. 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 taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic rec room, disabled facilities, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Easy drive through sites and clean amenities. While on the main road we were not aware of much traffic noise. Park is only one block from town and an easy walk.
Disliked:- A few more hooks in the showers would have been good.
Parking:- Room to park after turning into drive way. Drive towards the office.
Local Information:- Orroroo is a pretty small town with attractive old stone buildings. Small IGA in town. Would be a good base to explore the area.

NSW, Bourke, Kidmans Camp Van And Cabin Park

Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 3.5
Reasonable park in nice green setting north of town. Allowed to pick your own site. Quite a few drive through sites where you can stay hitched up.
Average staff friendliness. Reasonable value for money $34.00 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to only some sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level 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 taps close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, dump point, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 2. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean gas BBQs, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Clean pool, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Drive through grassed sites. Lovely rose gardens.
Disliked:- Several shower heads in the women's and men's amenities need replacement. No excuse really.
Parking:- Park outside the office.
Added Touches:- Can walk along a dirt road to The Darling River. Bush poetry and meal 3 nights a week.

Qld, Cunnamulla, Warrego Riverside Tourist Park

Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 4
Manager's name is Judy
Park is on the Warrego River and has a great atmosphere. Most powered sites do not have a river view but are drive through and and each site has their own lawn and garden area. Judy keeps lovely gardens and is happy for people to pick her many herbs in the gardeners around the park.
Very friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $35.00 for 2A PN, powered. 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, very few sites are shaded, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, good camp kitchen, disabled facilities, 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 BBQs, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Friendly reception from manager. Happy hour around a camp fire daily overlooking the river.
Added Touches:- Camp fire every afternoon at 4.00 pm. Soup available at happy hour twice a week.
Road Conditions:- Road between Cunnamulla and St George narrow at times and bumpy.

WA, Geraldton, Belair Gardens Caravan Park

Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 2.5
We did not enjoy our stay at this park due to its location beside the port. There was very loud train shunting throughout each night which made proper sleep difficult. We were given a site among the large permanent population who were no problem. Amenities were clean but a long walk from our site. We paid 31.00 with Top Tourist discount. Would not stay again due to the unacceptable noise through the night. A shame for the park in terms of a bad location.

WA, Ravensthorpe, Ravensthorpe Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2015 Rating: 1.5
Manager's name is Clare
We found this park to be quite run down with very old vans dotted around the place. It had an air of neglect about it. Little evidence of the planned improvements mentioned in the notice in the laundry placed by the owner a few years back. One old small amenity block which was very basic and my shower drain was quite blocked. The other block had ensuites which were all locked up bar one in spite of the park being busy. While clean the amenities were below par. The camp kitchen also was below par.
Average staff friendliness. Poor value for money $30.00 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $27.00, reduced for Seniors discount. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is poor, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, some unlevel sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic camp kitchen, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans.
Liked:- Close to town
Disliked:- My pet hates regarding poor hygiene were all present at this park. No liquid soap dispenser just a soap bar. Floor mats from shower put on the clothing bench in shower to dry. Toilet brushes placed on the toilet seats after cleaning.
Parking:- Park outside office.
Local Information:- Ravensthorpe is a nice small town Good IGA supermarket. Scenic lookout 10 KLM from town a nice drive along a good dirt road.