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Reports by:- U Boughta Jeep

WA, Broome, Broome Caravan Park

Date of Stay: June 2019 Rating: 4
We now know that there are 2 classes of citizens at this park. You can choose concrete slab or grass. The condition of the grass is very good in early dry season and the slabs are double in width, nice and flat but dustier. Neither option is bad. $55 is way over priced for almost everywhere, but not Broome in June. It's a long walk to the BBQ's and camp kitchen from some sites. The (micro) dump point is a small, unmarked, metal hatch in the ground near a post. I walked past it 3 times before I saw it. The pool is huge and popular.
Friendly staff. Reasonable value for money $55 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, dump point, no wireless internet available. carrier used was Vodaphone, reception quality was 2. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean BBQs. No playground. Clean pool, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Added Touches:- Monday night the mobile wood fired pizza man cooks really good meals inside the park.

WA, Derby, Kimberley Entrance Caravan Park

Date of Stay: June 2019 Rating: 4
Manager's name is Norm.
Smoothly run, busy, pleasant and (with 200 sites) big are the words to describe this park. The two owners are doing it well.
Very friendly staff. Good value for money $48.00 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, 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 most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, good camp kitchen, dump point, book swap available, wireless internet is available is free, reception quality was 2. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC BBQs. No playground. Suitable for few days, well maintained park.
Liked:- The people who ran it. They were very helpful when we had trouble booking a tour. There is a coffee shop across the road.
Parking:- Only takes about 2 rigs. Park in the street when they're busy. We did.
Local Information:- Collect the key at the information centre for the free local museum.

WA, Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge

Date of Stay: June 2019 Rating: 4
Fitzroy River Lodge is a resort, camp ground, caravan park, discount petrol station and a restaurant all on the one location. It's too far to walk into town. The restaurant is not over priced and the food is good. Ventilation was poor in the amenities with multiple showers on. Although they have some devices for disability the amenities are on a steep hillock and I suspect the inclination is too steep for wheeling a chair.
Friendly staff. Good value for money $47.00 for 2A PN. Amenities are close to all 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, mostly level 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. Good laundry, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, no wireless internet available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No playground. Clean pool, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for few days, well maintained park.
Parking:- Plenty of room. Seven rigs can line up....and do.
Local Information:- Geikie Gorge cruise (20km) at $35.00 concession is well worth the money. Exceptional close up scenery.

WA, Kununurra, Kimberleyland Holiday Park

Date of Stay: June 2019 Rating: 3.5
I found it very hard to rate this place because it doesn't fit some criteria. A very large park with, at least, 3 ablution blocks, 2 dump points, provision for vehicle storage, its own coffee shop and capacity for all configurations of rigs (and permanents) scattered all over the place. They also have entertainment some nights, real grass on some sites and hand dryers that don't work well, just to mix topics. The acid test is always, "Would I stay here again if I returned?". Yep, I would.
Very friendly staff. Good value for money $47.00 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $42.30, reduced for top parks. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is good, water pressure is good, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, some unlevel sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, secure entry is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Vodaphone, reception quality was 1. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. Basic playground, in average condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Many sites, including ours, which did not have a concrete slab, had real grass growing. Very rare for the Kimberley.
Added Touches:- the park has its own boat ramp.

WA, Port Hedland, Black Rock Tourist Park

Date of Stay: June 2019 Rating: 3
Beware of the small burs which grow in some areas of this park in June and perhaps some other months. They are very sharp and will carry on the soles of footwear into your van. The location of this park is South Hedland which is rather like a southern satellite of Port Hedland itself. Some sites have large low rocks marking out sites. They are not visible over the bonnet. Oops. Trains are a feature of Headland 24 hrs a day. Their noise was audible but not intrusive and did not interrupt sleep.
Very friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $40.00 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, 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, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, secure entry, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC BBQs are free, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, park is considered kid-safe.

NT, Kakadu National Park, Kakadu Lodge And Caravan Park - Jabiru

Date of Stay: May 2019 Rating: 4
This park, which is designed in concentric circles, will not accept advance bookings. They say they don't need to, as it is never full. With over 180 powered sites, heaps of unpowered and about 40 "Dongas" for permanents I'm not surprised its never full. You can choose your own grassy site with shade or sun. It's about 2km to the supermarket, servo., bank and newsagent/post office. Apart from the golf club and sports club that's about it for Jabiru. There is an excellent swimming pool and licenced restaurant right in the middle of the park. Ablution blocks are all over the place. The nearest dump point is 2 or 3 hundred metres down the road to the east. It's a bit disappointing that a place as big as it, does not have one.
Friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $48 for 2A PN, powered. 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, disabled facilities. 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, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, secure entry, no wireless internet available. carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. No playground. Clean pool, pool is shaded, tables and chairs provided, spa available. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Huge sites, most of which are drive through because there is no one around you.
Disliked:- No dump point.
Local Information:- The Yellow Water Sunset Cruise from Cooinda is excellent for wildlife

Qld, Barcaldine, Barcaldine Homestead Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2019 Rating: 3
The two new managers, who are brothers, only took over a few days ago. The amenities block looked a little tired and less than clinically hygienic. Sites are not well delineated. They are also inconsistent in frontage but they are grassed. A rare thing in western Queensland. The free daily entertainment at 4.30pm is good and the billy tea and damper, also at 4.30, has been upgraded to fruitcake. The park needs an infrastructure investment as does the whole town but it's still pretty good for $26 per night. Noise from the nearby main road is audible but not enough to wake you.
Friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $26 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to all sites, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good. 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 taps close by, adequate sullage close by. No rec room, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, dump point, no wireless internet available. carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Conveniently located. It's a 300m walk to shpos/servo.
Local Information:- There are 5 pubs within walking distance. Their culinary skills are between limited and absent. Much of the place closes at lunchtime on Saturday.

Qld, Kynuna, Blue Heeler Hotel And Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2019 Rating: 1.5
We inspected both "parks" at Kynuna and thought we chose the best one; now I'm not sure. This dust bowl which has swarms of flies offers absolute minimal facilities for $30 per night. There are 10 arid powered sites beside the Blue Heeler Pub. For your $30 you get no laundry, no rec. room, no camp kitchen, no disabled facilities, no wi-fi, no car wash, no dump point. In fact, at this dump there's no point. We ate at the adjacent pub. Neither of us ate the food but the flies tried to. I doubt that my schnitzel had ever been near a chicken. Don't stay in Kynuna and if you make that mistake.....free camp and eat toast.

Qld, Mount Isa, Sunset Top Tourist Park

Date of Stay: May 2019 Rating: 4
The sites are generous in size but quite dusty and devoid of much grass. Good concrete slabs partly compensate. Currently there are care taker managers in. They have only been here a few days but they are experienced and doing a competent job. Ablution block is interesting. There are 2 ladies and 2 gents all separate and divided by the spacious laundry but all housed in the one block. The dump point is home made (?) creative and a bit agricultural but it works well. Finding a space on the washing line at peak time could be interesting. Midnight laundry shift perhaps?
Very friendly staff. Good value for money $39.00 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $35.10, reduced for top parks. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, no wireless internet available. carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, bbq area lighting. Basic playground, in average condition. Clean pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families.
Parking:- Will accommodate 3 rigs simultaneously.
Local Information:- Riversleigh Fossils Tour at info. centre 10am and 2pm excellent value for money.

NT, Barkly, Barkly Homestaed Wayside Inn

Date of Stay: May 2019 Rating: 4.5
Despite its name this place is a caravan park right on the junction of the Barkly Highway and the Tablelands Highway. Its conveniently located between Camooweal and all points west in the NT. All sites are drive through, well defined, generously sized, some shaded and readily accessible. The restaurant is sensibly priced as is take away. Fuel is expensive but what do you expect? There are also many unpowered sites. For where they are, they have done it very well. It is a bit of an oasis.
Very friendly staff. Very good value for money $38.00 for 2A PN, powered. 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, disabled facilities. 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, adequate sullage close by. No camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, wireless internet is available carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3. Quiet, open & roomy park, no permanent or annual vans. No BBQs. No playground. Clean pool, pool is shaded. Suitable for overnighter, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Well managed and well organised.
Parking:- Tons of room.