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Reports by:- Nick and Kaye

Vic, Glenmaggie, Montana Caravan And Camping Park

Date of Stay: September 2018 Rating: 3
Manager's name is Dave and Fiona.
This park is set in a remote area and provides a great base for walks, or canoeing/kayaking in the river. The river has several areas which are good for swimming.
Very friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $40 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, no camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, disabled facilities, dump point, van parking, no wireless internet available., mobile wireless not available. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- Lovely atmosphere. River on two sides of the park. Plenty of open ground.
Disliked:- Walk to top of hill to get phone or internet.
Parking:- Ample parking.
Local Information:- Set in a beautiful hilly area with great views and clean running river.
Road Conditions:- Four Kilometers of dirt road to get to the park, a couple of very steep descents to get in.

SA, Adelaide, Highway 1 Caravan And Tourist Park - Bolivar

Date of Stay: August 2017 Rating: 4
Only stayed one night and it rained most of the time. Coverage on both Telstra and Optus.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $37.50 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. 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, 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, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, dump point, secure entry, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Good playground, in good condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for month or longer.
Liked:- Open layout. Lovely palm trees around pool and BBQ. Caltex Roadhouse outside.
Disliked:- Very noisy in early morning.
Parking:- Ample spots.
Road Conditions:- Some areas of rough road especially in the left lane heading towards Adelaide.

SA, Port Augusta, Discovery Parks - Port Augusta

Date of Stay: August 2017 Rating: 4
Seniors card enables free membership of Discovery Club. Also got immediate 10% discount. Both Telstra and Optus coverage.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $39 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Paid $35.10, reduced for Club membership. 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. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, shade to most sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, 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, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Excellent playground, in good condition. Clean pool, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Large open layout. Wide sites.
Parking:- Ample parking at entrance.
Road Conditions:- Stuart hwy good except for around Coober Pedy some rough areas.

SA, Coober Pedy, Oasis Coober Pedy Tourist Park

Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 3.5
Reception for both Telstra and Optus. Hot water in showers 20 cents for 3 minutes.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $37.5 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, extra charge for shower, 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, very few annex slabs, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, secure entry, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs fuel costs $1, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- In a quiet area. Very secure.
Local Information:- Close to town centre. Tours available.
Road Conditions:- Some rough patches north of Coober Pedy.

NT, Alice Springs, G'day Mate Tourist Park

Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4
Friendly staff, good staff response to complaints. Good value for money $36 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. 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, annex slabs to some sites, shade to most sites, ensuite sites available, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, secure entry, van parking, book swap available, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, many permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. Clean pool, pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Tours available. Quiet area.
Disliked:- Dusty. Grass not watered. No car wash.
Parking:- OK.
Road Conditions:- Stuart Highway good in NT some rough parts in SA.

NT, Gemtree, Gemtree Caravan Park

Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 3.5
This park caters mainly for gem fossickers. It is a bush park that we really enjoyed. Bore water at the park so noticeable calcium deposits in showers sinks etc.
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $32 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, water pressure is bad / Variable pressure experienced, 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, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, poor water quality, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, no camp kitchen, kiosk, secure entry, van parking, wireless internet is available is free, mobile wireless not available. Quiet, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Dirty wood BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere. Basic playground. Clean pool, pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Great atmosphere. Fossicking tours. Nature Walk. Takeaway delivered to site.
Added Touches:- Get togethers on regular nights.
Local Information:- Apart from Gemfields not a lot to see.
Road Conditions:- Plenty hwy good condition but mostly single lane.

NT, Wauchope, Devils Marbles Hotel

Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 3
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $30 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, secure entry, no wireless internet available, mobile wireless not available. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, bbq area lighting. Basic playground, in average condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for overnighter.
Liked:- A good overnight stop. Close to Devils Marbles.
Disliked:- Gravel layout was quite noisy.
Added Touches:- Meals available from the hotel.
Road Conditions:- Stuart Highway good.

NT, Mataranka, Mataranka Homestead Caravan Park

Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 3.5
This is another park which must be rated on appeal rather than condition. It is dusty due to time of year and number of campers. With the homestead and the Thermal Pools it has great atmosphere.
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $30 for 2A, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is reasonable, water pressure is bad / Variable pressure experienced, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, poor water quality, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, no camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, kiosk, disabled facilities, car wash, 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, a few permanent/annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Great atmosphere, Bar and restaurant, Thermal Pools.
Disliked:- Poor water pressure.
Parking:- Plenty of parking.
Added Touches:- Free music and Whip Cracker.
Road Conditions:- Good roads.

NT, Katherine, Riverview Tourist Village

Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 3.5
We only stayed overnight so did not use any of the facilities apart from Toilet and Shower. They were clean and quite adequate. We had an unpowered site as it was full already at 1:00pm. Nice quiet park, close to the Katherine Hot Springs which are well worth a visit. Would be good for an extended stay. Thought the price was a bit high at $40.00 for two people unpowered.

NT, Darwin, BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park - Howard Springs

Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4.5
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $48 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. 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, 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, annex slabs to some sites, shade to most sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, car wash, dump point, secure entry, van parking, 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 UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Good playground, in good condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided, spa available, toddlers catered for. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Lovely setting, 3 pools, separate ensuite style bathrooms.
Disliked:- No hand drier or paper towels.
Parking:- Can handle multiple vans but was often busy in the peak season.
Added Touches:- Different events at common area. Get together for NRL State of Origin.
Road Conditions:- Roads were all good from Three ways.