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Reports by:- SteveT

WA, Peaceful Bay, Peaceful Bay Caravan Park

Date of Stay: April 2019 Rating: 3
A large rambling park spread behind the dunes just back from the beach. All grass sites (no slabs) with gravel roads throughout which can be a bit dusty if dry. No night lighting apart from amenities block. Only 1 small amenities block which struggles a bit to cope in busy periods which can be a fair hike from some sites. (A number of people with kids were complaining about the hike to the amenities from their sites) We were there over Easter through to the weekend after Anzac Day and paid $500.00 for 8 nights ($62.50 per night) being school holiday premium rate. Our understanding is the daily rate covers up to 6 people per site. Amenities block is old but kept clean during our stay and hot water is hot. Limited water pressure throughout the Park as it appears the water is gravity fed from a hill on the edge of the Park. We were advised that the water is not potable so make sure you have your own drinking water supply. Good shop attached to the office offers basic supplies but there is no longer fuel pumps. Nearest fuel is Bow Bridge 8km away but recommended top up the fuel tank at either Walpole or Denmark.

WA, Leeman, Leeman Caravan Park

Date of Stay: July 2018 Rating: 2
Paid $28 per night (only stayed for 1 night due to the weather) Park is old and very tired with a large number of annuals shacks and permanents although the permanents we met were very friendly and helpful. Owners’ very friendly and explained layout of Park and the town. Power and water to sites but no sullage. Sites were very deep and could accommodate large rigs. Most were grass and only a few had concrete annex slabs Basic camp kitchen with fridge, TV, 2 x gas bbqs etc. Amenities very old and tired but very clean. Hot water was hot and water pressure reasonable. Soap and hand towels provided. No dump point in Park but the town has a dump point located at the sports ground in Wann Street. Leeman had the cheapest diesel between Perth and Geraldton (12c – 15c per litre cheaper July 2018 during school holidays)

WA, Port Gregory, Port Gregory Caravan Park

Date of Stay: July 2018 Rating: 3
Paid $37 per night (2A) during school holidays for week’s stay. Seniors discount available. Lovely Park with grassy sites, some with concrete annex slabs. Most sites have shade. Owners very friendly and put a lot of work into the park to keep it maintained. Good camp kitchen with 2 large bbqs but could do with a hot plate. Large screen TV. and games area. 2 amenities blocks with the main block starting to show its age but the hot water is plentiful and hot with good water pressure. No hand dryers. Laundry has 3 washing machines and 1 dryer. ($3 per wash)There is a smaller camp kitchen with the other smaller amenities block in what is called the lower level. Dump point located in the Park. The town water supply is not suitable for drinking and there are signs at the entrance to town advising this. The park has a large rainwater tank but be prepared to bring own drinking water if required. There is only one general store in town supplying a limited selection of groceries (no fruit or veg) and limited liquor outlet (not open on Sundays) so come prepared. Only fuel outlet in town is at the caravan park.

NT, Alice Springs, Wintersun Cabin And Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 3.5
Powered site is $40 per night less Top Parks discount ($36). Park is becoming a bit tired and thus is becoming a bit pricey for its standard which is obviously tourist season rates. Most sites had concrete annexe slabs and shade. Good clean amenities with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Amenities blocks were close to most sites. Good laundry attached to one amenity block with a dump point close by. Camp kitchen was well set up but the bbqs and the hot plate required 20c in the slot for 5 minutes of heating which was a bit rich seeing as how the Park is charging $40 per night for a site. Camp kitchen was clean. The rubbish bin area is adjacent to the camp kitchen and as per previous reports appears to be a large garden shed where you open a half door and throw your rubbish in. Rubbish was piled nearly to the roof when we were there and it does not appear to be emptied very often. Roads in the Park are very narrow and we had difficulty in getting our van onto the site. We had to wait for the van on the opposite site to move off before we could get off. Park staff were friendly but need to manage their van sizes to the bays a bit more carefully. (If travelling north diesel at Marla was 30c litre cheaper than Kulgera)

Qld, Groper Creek, Groper Creek Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 3
Located 15km from Home Hill this is mainly a small fishing village with the caravan park spread along the edge of the creek. Paid $164 for a week (Pay for 6 stay 7) Very friendly Owners who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Appears to be mainly frequented by people who come for the fishing and stay for lengthy periods. All sites are grassed but the park can go under water when the Burdekin River floods and the power boxes are located on poles approx. 2.5 metres off the ground which requires climbing up a ladder to connect to power. Park has a couple of bbq sheds with bbq and sink but no camp kitchen. Water pressure to sites is terrible and we used the water pump in the van most of the time. Amenities block is more of a public toilet setup with 3 pans and 2 showers. Showers are locked off and you obtain a key from the office for them when you book in. Notwithstanding this they are in a very clean condition. Due to water availability problems showers are 10c for 3 minutes but the good thing is the excellent water pressure and the hot water is hot. Park has just installed a dump point which is outside the Park next to the Fire & Rescue enclosure. There are 2 boat ramps adjacent to the park plus a good jetty for fishing. No shopping facilities or fuel supplies so stock up in Home Hill before coming out. Make sure you include plenty of insect repellent as the mossies & midges will carry you away.

Qld, Richmond, Lakeview Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 3.5
Paid $26 for a powered site which is the cheapest park for a long time. All sites appear to be bitumen with a concrete annexe pad and most are drive through. This could cause a problem in the future as vanners appear to be punching a hole in the bitumen for their annexe pegs. Amenities block was spacious and very clean. There was a bbq area with bbqs and a sink which appeared to be under renovation as the shade cloth style roof had been removed. Council appear to be doing extensions to the rear of the Park. Good place to stop for a few days. There is a very informative walk up and down the main street showing the previous history of the buildings. Highway from Hughenden through Richmond to Julia Creek is very rough in places.

SA, Coober Pedy, Riba's Underground Camping And Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 3
Powered site is $30 per night but if you take Ricks opal mine tour (located within the caravan Park) then the night of the tour is half price. Tour cost $25 per head. Tour was interesting but we felt the Old Timers Museum in town was a better tour. Sites have no water so need to have full tanks before you arrive. Sites were gravel and there are 7 sites under shadecloth shelters which give more protection from the sun. Otherwise there is a public standpipe in the main street with water available at a cost. There is a public dump point adjacent. Clean amenities with free showers with good water pressure and hot water. No hot water to hand basins, no soap and no hand dryers. Laundry has 2 washing machines $5 per load. No dump point in Park. Large fully enclosed camp kitchen (with shadecloth sides) with bbqs, tables and sink but no fridge. Staff were very friendly and explained Park layout. Would definitely stay again.

SA, Kimba, Kimba Motel Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 2.5
Park is attached to the Shell Roadhouse and is basically a gravel paddock with powerheads and water. Sites were level but some were muddy after recent rain.Some shade. No sullage. There was a dirty bbq located in the middle of the sites with a weather worn bench table and chair. BBQ worked fine once it was cleaned. No playground, no pool. No longer a Top Park member. All sites were drive through and will accommodate large vans. Power ok and water was ok to drink (unlike previous reports).Amenities block was old but very clean with very hot hot water and excellent pressure. Staff at the roadhouse were friendly when checking in. Cost was $30 less Senior’s discount of 10% which was offered without asking.

WA, Mundrabilla, Mundrabilla Roadhouse Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 2
Not a great deal of change from previous reports. Still very tired. Staff in the roadhouse were very friendly and cheerful. $20 per night for a powered site plus a $10 key amenities deposit when key returned. Sites were reasonably level and drive through with room to stay hitched. No water to sites. Check the power boxes before you set up as only 1 of 4 in ours worked. Amenities were tired but very clean. The shower cubicles were the largest we have come across for some time. Hot water was hot and the water pressure was good. No charge for the showers. Roadhouse opens at 6am.No mobile service. Recommended not to drive at night. We arrived at 7pm and had the truckies warning us of kangaroos on the road as they went past. For $10 per head in the middle of the Nullabor would definitely stay again.

WA, Southern Cross, Southern Cross Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 3.5
This park is owned by the Council and is being refurbished under the WA Government’s Royalties for the Regions program. There is a new amenities block and a large camp kitchen is under construction alongside it. Otherwise no camp kitchen or bbq facilities at the moment that we could find. Amenities were clean with good hot water but the water pressure in the showers was terrible. Shower cubicles were roomy with shower curtains and a floor mat to put down in the dressing area. Laundry was clean with $4 wash and $4 dry. Small book exchange in laundry. Sites were level and most appeared to be drive through with bluemetal base. Power, water and sullage to sites. A number of sites behind the amenities block were blocked off and it appears this area was being refurbished as well. Dump point alongside one of the old amenities block was merely a 150mm pipe with a cap and water close by. Cost was $30 per night.