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Reports by:- jeepjeepjim

NSW, Iluka, Clarence Head Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2018 Rating: 3.5
My wife and I stayed here for two nights and paid $30p.n with power and water, this price included KUI Member discount. The staff are friendly and helpful. About half the park contains permanents and we were given site 13, known as the bus stop at the rear of the park next to a permanent, with storage and rainforest next to us, away from the other tourist sites. We liked the site and it was quiet and peaceful, as is the whole park and its location. The amenities are older style but very clean. The small modern swimming pool is excellent and has a spa feature. The park is located in a good spot a short walk from the water, rainforest and sedgers pub. We will stay here again if in Iluka.

NSW, Casino, Gateway Lifestyle Resort

Date of Stay: November 2018 Rating: 4
My wife and I just spent 2 weeks at this park, we paid $30 p.n with power and water. This is our third stay over the last few years and the first time in the hedges at the front of the park. The facilities here are excellent, however, the amenities at the front of the park would be stretched if the park was full. We had no problems with the staff and found them friendly and helpful.We do not travel with pets so cannot comment on that aspect. The main entry security gates that normally shut at night were left open as they were faulty during the period of our stay. The boom gates that you had to enter a code to drive into the residential/van parts of the park worked fine. The pool and grounds as always are well kept and clean, as are the amenities. If there was a nasty manager at the park for a short period then such a person was not evident during our stay. We will happily return to this quiet, peaceful and well maintained park if visiting Casino again. A resident did advise that GatewayLifestyle recently sold the park.

NSW, Inverell, Inverell Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2018 Rating: 4
My wife and I had two nights here on a powered site $30p.n. with KUI Members discount. The new amenities are excellent and the park as a whole is clean and well maintained with good lighting. The swimming pool looked beautiful but the weather put us off trying it. We have a large van and took one of the new large sites near the the bridge. We did get a bit of road noise at this end of the park at times but otherwise very happy with this park. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

NT, Cape Crawford, Heartbreak Hotel Caravan Park

Date of Stay: August 2018 Rating: 2.5
It was still just $28pn for powered site the night we stayed. Amenities are a bit stretched in peak times and flush is poor. Lots of leaves blowing around and into them. We enjoyed a swim in the pool, but it could be a bit cleaner. The grass and shade here is great. Diesel Fuel here was $1.89. We arrived in the morning from Borroloola and were given a good site on the edge of the trees next to unpowered. The place filled up in the afternoon. A new amenities block would see a higher rating.

NT, Borroloola, McArthur River Caravan Park

Date of Stay: August 2018 Rating: 3
We had 3 nights here on a powered site ($30pn 2A - good value) as it is a good base to explore the region. Water pressure and lighting was fine, amenities clean and adequate, but main entry doors banged loudly. There is a dump point. Drive through site size was adequate. Staff friendly and provided local information. Park is located in a quiet part of town with a limited supermarket, a fuel service station and a motel restaurant all within easy walking distance. Other service stations and supermarkets are across the creek in the main part of town. A camp kitchen with reasonable facilities is located at the office end. Some noise control over the camp kitchen on a Saturday night would have been good. The office does carry a few necessities and also sells fish. Not much for children here but fine for just adults for a few days. Caranbirini conservation reserve is a must see just 40klms back towards Cape Crawford.

Qld, Camooweal, Post Office Hotel Motel And Caravan Park

Date of Stay: August 2018 Rating: 3
Still only $32pn for a powered site, lighting adequate, dump point, clean pool, easy access to pub, which is also reception. At this time of year you need to arrive early as we were there before lunch and it filled up quickly in the afternoon. Sullage on ground. Bistro meals in pub reasonable prices. Amenities ok but a bit stretched at peak time with just two stalls and two showers in gents.

Qld, Mount Isa, Sunset Top Tourist Park

Date of Stay: August 2018 Rating: 4
We had not intended to stay in Mt Isa this trip, but the car played up just as we entered town on the Friday of Rodeo Week, towing our 23ft van. The RACQ attended and confirmed that we could make it to a local van park. My wife rang all but none could help except the Sunset which rang back and said to bring the van in. We gratefully parked between reception and a unit. The place was packed because of the rodeo. We took a week (power and water) for $303, as we were not sure how long repairs to the car might take - reasonable value at this peak time of the peak season. That same afternoon on recommendation of the van park we rang Bears mechanical and they kindly offered to look at the car immediately. The car was back in action an hour later - excellent service and price. We stayed at this van park three years ago. The amenities are good and clean with no waiting, even at peak times. Lighting is sufficient. There is a dump point which we used. The camp kitchen is very good and clean. Some of the sites are a bit dusty, as many are out west, but we were not affected in our special park. You can walk into town in just over twenty minutes. Our repair place was a five minute walk around the corner, a real bonus. The swimming pool was clean and tested daily, and we enjoyed a very refreshing swim. We would highly recommend this park and will certainly stop here again when up this way.

NT, Katherine, Shady Lane Tourist Park

Date of Stay: July 2018 Rating: 4
We had 3 nights at this van park and enjoyed it, despite the price being at the high end $47/pn powered. We made use of the swimming pool on each day. The amenities are good. Lighting is reasonable. Our site at the river bank end was generous in size. Television and internet reception (telstra) was fine. Dump point was well located and discreet. This park does not allow dogs, which is probably just as well due to Airforce traffic overhead during operation PitchBlack. This is a well managed park but we note that it is for sale.

NT, Timber Creek, Wirib Tourist Village

Date of Stay: July 2018 Rating: 3
We stayed one night on our way east to Katherine. No powered sites were available at midday. So we went unpowered for $15. We set up behind the swimming pool with a clear view down to the creek. Other vans gathered around the trees closer to the road. The amenities were ok. We enjoyed a swim in the clean pool. Lighting is poor at this end.

WA, Kununurra, Town Caravan Park

Date of Stay: July 2018 Rating: 3.5
We had previously stayed at Hidden Valley a few years ago but wanted something closer to town that was affordable. We rang and booked in the morning from Doon Doon. $40 p.n with power and water, reasonable value in this part of Australia during the season. Just as well that we booked as the full sign was put up as we entered just before lunch. We were shown to our shady and spacious site - very friendly staff. There is a cassette dump point in the park within the amenities block. The amenities were ample and clean. It is an easy walk to Woolworth and the pub. We could hear the loudspeakers from the pub one night due to bingo or similar. We were not there on the week end so cannot comment if there are noise or other issues with the pub so close. We did not get to try the pool, but it looked clean and is fully shaded. We would happily return here again.