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Reports by:- GeeNEmm

Vic, Dimboola, Dimboola Riverside Caravan Park

Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 4.5
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $30 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $180, reduced for weekly rate. 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, 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, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, late checkout allowed, dump point, 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, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Well thought out and constructed park only a few years old. Great facilities, huge separate building as camp kitchen, huge laundry room, really clean amenities in great conditions. We had a choice of lovely grassy sites, most of which were huge, length and widthwise. Internal roads bitumen-yeah no dust! Could park in site not under gum trees, but had trees to sit under for shade, peaceful riverside location, lovely river walks, pontoon for fishing or kayak launching, walk into little town, dark enough to enjoy night sky but not pitch black. Loved the tranquility-even with the corellas.
Disliked:- TV reception a bit dodgy;
Parking:- swing into circular drive in front of reception
Local Information:- Horsham close, Little Desert National Park good for a look and some little walks, Pink Lake close

Vic, St Arnaud, St Arnaud Caravan Park

Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 3.5
Lovely little park perched on a hill overlooking town of St Arnaud. $25 2A pwrd great value for money. Some drive thru sites (if first in) the rest easy to reverse into. Amenities very very clean and in great condition, not far from any sites. Little camp kitchen open air, and trying hard to get some grass onto communal area. Good laundry, book swap but dodgey TV reception (great first day, then nothing ?!!) Nice town with good IGA, fruit n veg shop, 2 butchers and secondhand shops. Also a Bible Museum and 1 operating pub. Suitable for a couple of days-if you can tolerate the pot luck with TV reception.

Vic, Melbourne, Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park - Coburg

Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 3
Hard for us to rate this park, it has all bells n whistles (and rates reflect) but it was our version of worse park experience ever. Very very busy, very very noisy and very very cramped. The internal roads are narrow, sites are tight, and difficult to get into, and although staff show you to your site not all had any idea to guide you onto site. Older bloke gave good instructions but we heard him being so abrupt with people it made us cringe for them. Lots of cars being moved to assist-even when pulling out, but bad luck if owners not around. Games room above amenities was noisy full on, opened at 6.30 am Sunday morning as kids were wandering park and cleaner 'did them a favour'. After complaining to reception this reverted to 8am to 10 pm. A long wooden ramp up to games room was also great to thump or ride bikes up and down. We had site right next to it, so hellish. Thumping of activities in games room overhead invaded amenities, cleaning store accessed several times each night by night cleaner who also clackety clacked mop bucket around in the wee hours. There was really was no respite from internal noise. Great location for Melbourne activities, but we dreaded the in between activities time spent in park and would not stay again.

Vic, Swan Hill, Swan Hill Holiday Park

Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 3
$45 pwd per night 2A - peak period. Not good value for money, for what's on offer. Most sites are on grass/grass dirt, are of reasonable length with car to park at front. Amenities are old, cubicles tiny and in state of disrepair. Half the toilet door latches didn't work, no fluros in some fittings in amenities and smelly septic?? adds to the drab experience. The unisex section was opened during the peak period and it was a bit better size wise. No dump point in park, and a few cassettes were seen being taken into the toilets??? Laundry is literally 2 washing machines and 1 dryer in an unmaintained old room. Camp kitchen looked fairly newish and was heaving utilised by seasonal workers living in dongas nearby. Caravan repairs still available onsite. Park needs a good clean up of the junk stored around it and the donga area strewn with old bedding and clothes not real attractive.

Qld, Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Holiday Park

Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 4

Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $34 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $31.50, reduced for Family Parks. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is 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, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean pool, heated, tables and chairs provided, spa available. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- Artesian spa pool and the 'normal' pool area beautifully maintained and so welcome after a day on the road. Very friendly manager assisted us on site and had a good chat, very helpful. 2 types of amenities - toilet/shower unisex ensuites and traditional M/F blocks; great TV reception
Disliked:- Bit of truck noise from highway
Parking:- room to pull into park to check in

NSW, Bourke, Kidmans Camp Van And Cabin Park

Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 3.5
$36 2A pwd P/N, lovely grassy oasis with nice gardens and landscaping around the cabins. Pick your own site, good power, water and sullage to ground. Swimming pools refreshing and clean, amenities good size and clean. Dump point available. Good laundry facilities and washing lines; very good camp kitchen facilities and BBQs with seating area. Being off peak none of the additional poets or meals were available. Recommend a visit to the Back O'Bourke Facility. Entry ticket is good for 2 days and we spread out our visit (in air conditioned comfort) over a couple of hours in the 2 days so that we experienced everything and weren't overloaded with information. The recordings of locals' stories were fantastic and a really enjoyable way to gain information. A visit to the Men's Shed/Art Gallery in town was great. Just being established featuring Men's Shed creations and beautiful artwork from locals-particularly watercolours of local scenery by Merren Turnbull

NSW, Balranald, Balranald Caravan Park

Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 4
$30 pwd 2A. Lovely grassy sites, or grass n dirt on the more heavily utilised drive thrus. A very popular park for overnighters, we spent a couple of days in order to relax and do the Mungo National Park tour. Only 3 ea toilets/4 showers, got a bit backlogged when the park was full with vans and camping families. Amenities were in good condition, clean and close to most sites. Dump point shack. Clean looking swimming pool. Small camp kitchen area, pay to use BBQ. Great TV reception and walking distance to town. Husband's brand new double plugger thongs disappeared one night! Can recommend Mungo NP Tour with Herman, takes all the bump and dust out of it for your vehicle.

NSW, Wilcannia, Victory Park Caravan Park

Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 4
At $20 pn 2A pwd, we give this park a 4 for value for money. Nice long sites enabled, easy entry, ability to remain hooked up and no taking the chance of parking under the gums. Pay the caretaker at the house before entry, grab a key to amenities and pick a site. The sites had some concrete car tracks, but they weren't quite wide enough but still good. Amenities have been given a freshen up paint, were of good proportion being older style and perfectly clean and functional. Laundry machines were newish and free during our stay. A nice, dust free, quiet spot to spend a few days, although we are not sure what is available in town to see there is always a nice day trip to White Cliffs to be had.

NSW, Broken Hill, Broken Hill Tourist Park

Date of Stay: March 2018 Rating: 4
Whilst some complain about the price for this park, we thought it was excellent value for money in the section we were parked, and noting the exorbitant price Broken Hill residents pay for water. Second amenity block was being renovated during our stay and a separate set of toilets were down the other end of the park for those residents.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $41 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $36.90, reduced for chain discount. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Clean pool, pool is shaded. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- We had a site on wood chips right near reception. The wood chips meant no dust and the roads in this section were bitumen. The site was wider than it was longer=huge! Cheese and crackers, put on by the park in the afternoons to enable a meet and greet of fellow travellers, was really enjoyable. Excellent TV reception
Parking:- Signs at reception directing where to park for checkin....great if they are followed.
Added Touches:- Free cheese and crackers every afternoon
Local Information:- Town tour (departs from park) conducted by long time local Ross was fantastic. Lots of information not covered by the tour books was really interesting and gave good pointers for additional things to do in Broken Hill.

Qld, Sunshine Coast, Alex Beach Cabins And Tourist Park - Alexandra Headland

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 4
Site costs vary on length of stay. Love the park but the big disappointment is the level of cleanliness in the amenities. For the amount of time the cleaners are in 'attendance' at the amenities - about an hour each M/F - they should be very clean. Instead there is no sign or smell of cleaning products being used, and a hose out (toilet paper holders and all on some days), wipe of the basins doesn't clean. Discarded soap and razors remain day after day, and soiled rubber shower mats hung on clothes hooks. Internal bins not emptied daily and smoking outside the amenities should be banned as it flues straight into the amenities but not necessarily back out again adding to the stale smell in there. There are several non-ensuited cabins that use amenities also, so they do get a fair amount of people through them and cleaning needs to be stepped up.
Average staff friendliness, no complaints. Good value for money, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were dirty, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, annex slabs to most sites, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, dump point, secure entry, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet. Clean UC electric BBQs, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Good playground. Clean pool, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- The grounds are very well maintained with a little row of shrubs to divide most sites. Lawns and palms spick and span. Just far enough away from seafront to mitigate adverse weather conditions but close enough to walk to. Aerial cable available and plugged in at most sites providing excellent tv.
Disliked:- Cleanliness of amenities detracts from this park
Parking:- Lots of garden renovation work going on around entry so it may change, but very good pull in area well off road. Watch the low clearance on entry though.