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Reports by:- Harryh

Tas, Swansea, Swansea Holday Park

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 4.5
Manager's name is Peter and Janelle
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $35 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, 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, very few annex slabs, no sites are shaded, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, book swap available, wireless internet is available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park. Clean UC BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for month or longer, well maintained park.
Liked:- Very clean and tidy
Parking:- Plenty of parking at reception

Tas, Bridport, Bridport Caravan Park

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 2
A number of permanents but did not affect our stay.
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Poor value for money $38 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is good, water pressure is good, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, dump point, no wireless internet available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, camp kitchen, many permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for overnighter.
Disliked:- This is a council owned park and the manager parked us and other motor homes on dirt/blue-metal site while there were plenty of grass sites available, so would pay to check the site before paying. Also the walking/bicycle track ran past the front of our awning. Showers have a four minute timer on them and you are lucky to get hot water shower for two minutes.

Vic, Melbourne, Five Ways Caravan Park - Dingley Village

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 5
Manager was very helpful locating us on site and giving us help with directions to Station Pier to board the Spirit of Tasmania. As we had a night trip a late check out was no problem. We stayed for seven nights and found the park to be very clean and tidy. You will still need to book ahead as the park was full while we were there.

Tas, Deloraine, Apex Caravan Park

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 3.5
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $30 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, sites will accommodate large motor homes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some 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 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Sites back on to river.
Disliked:- Needs more amenities to cope when busy.
Parking:- Managers residence across the road from the park with plenty of parking available.

Tas, Port Arthur, White Beach Tourist Park

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 4
Very friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $36 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, 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 motor homes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, 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, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean gas BBQs are free. Good playground, in good condition. No pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Access to beach and ten minutes from Port Arthur.

Qld, Atherton, BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park - Atherton

Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 3.5
Do your washing before arriving. $4 machine and $4 Dryer.

Qld, Townsville, BIG4 Walkabout Palms Holiday Park

Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 3.5
Changes to note from the previous report is there are no longer discounts for fuel and the rate for a powered site for two adults is $40 per night.

Qld, Forsayth, Cobbold Camping Village

Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 5
Manager's name is Kellie.
There is now 16 drive through sites, 6 ensuite sites and 9 sites in front of "The Dam" plus a camping area. They supply hand towels and bath mates for each of the showers.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $36 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, soap provided, 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, no sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, no wireless internet available., mobile wireless not available. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Clean pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- One of the best parks we have stayed at for some time. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
Parking:- Parking is provided just past reception.
Added Touches:- The tour of the gorge was excellent as well as the helicopter flight over the area. These are best booked ahead.
Road Conditions:- The road conditions to the resort are a disgrace and the resort supply a form for guests to make a complaint.

Qld, Normanton, Normanton Tourist Park

Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 3.5
Very friendly staff. Good value for money $32 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Paid $29, reduced for Pensioner/Senior. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate small to medium vans, annex slabs to some sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, basic camp kitchen, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Optus, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean BBQs. Clean pool, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Excellent large pool which was very clean.
Local Information:- Walk across the road to the "Purple Pub". Good meals.

Qld, Lawn Hill, Adels Grove Camping Park

Date of Stay: October 2015 Rating: 1.5
Very friendly staff. Poor value for money $35 for 2A PN, unpowered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to only some sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate small to medium vans, no sites with annex slabs, shade to most sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, kiosk, dump point, no wireless internet available., mobile wireless not available. Noisy, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Suitable for few days.
Disliked:- We stayed in the Grove as the rest of the park was closed. There are no sites marked out and you park where you can find a suitable spot. The whole area is looking tired and needs some cleaning up.
Road Conditions:- Coming from Burketown the road is bitumen to the MMG Mine turnoff.