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Reports by:- John & Jill, Canberra

Qld, Calen, St Helens Gardens Tourist Park

Date of Stay: June 2016 Rating: 3
This is a small park which is fairly quiet and shady. We paid $25 for 2 adults for a powered site. A selection of grass, slab and drive through sites with power and water connections. The park has a covered pool and a camp kitchen. No dump point. Shower and toilet facilities are reasonable but might struggle in peak times. Telstra mobile strength of 3 bars with WiFi using your own mobile. Overall a nice shady park which is suitable for overnight or a few days. Park is pet friendly.

NSW, Gundagai, Gundagai River Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2014 Rating: 4
Manager's name is Pat & Mary.
New managers took over in 2013 and are very helpful and friendly. This park is a hidden gem set amongst shady trees and historical bridges on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai.
Very friendly staff, staff helped us at the site. Very good value for money $28 for 2A, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, good 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. 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. No pool. Suitable for month or longer.
Liked:- Stunning views of the Murrumbidgee River and historical bridges from the quite and mostly shady van sites.
Local Information:- 10 minute easy walk into town or drive to the scenic hill lookouts.

NSW, Barooga, Cobram Barooga Golf Resort

Date of Stay: November 2014 Rating: 4.5
Friendly staff. Very good value for money $25 for 2A, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, very few annex slabs, shade to most sites, drive-through sites. Wireless internet is available costs $10 / day, 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. Good playground. Clean pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Peaceful and quite park with lots of shade and roomy van sites. Close to nearby clubs and golf courses.
Disliked:- Mainly gum trees on caravan sites.

Vic, Werribee, Werribee South Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2014 Rating: 4
This is a quite and peaceful park which is located close to the Werribee beach and boat ramp. The manager and reception were friendly and helpful and the facilities were kept clean and tidy. This park is a good base for exploring Melbourne without the noise of a big city.
Friendly staff, no complaints. Very good value for money $28.50 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Paid $24.94, reduced for $171 per week - 1 day / week free. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Van parking, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, many permanent/annual vans. No pool. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families.
Liked:- The park was quite and peaceful with large sites. Good access to freeways and Werribee shops (10kms away).
Disliked:- Occasional drag racing at night on road at front of park.
Local Information:- Close to boat ramp and nearby Werribee Park mansion, rose gardens and open zoo. Also .well worth visiting the RAAF Museum at Point Cook

NSW, Albury, Albury All Seasons Tourist Park

Date of Stay: October 2014 Rating: 4.5
Friendly staff. Good value for money $31 for 2A, off-peak season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by. Van parking, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade. Good playground. Clean pool. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- This park had roomy drive through sites and was located well away from any highway noise. Assistance was also provided for parking.

Qld, Bribie Island, Bribie Island Caravan Park

Date of Stay: October 2013 Rating: 4
Friendly staff. Very good value for money ($35 2A PN, powered, shoulder season). We paid $31.50 because of Top Tourist discount. Amenities are close to all sites, cleanliness was average, 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 medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most 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, reception quality was 5). Peaceful, open & roomy park, plenty of shade, a few permanents. Clean UC bbq. Basic playground. Clean pool is shaded. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- A lovely atmosphere and the park has plenty of trees, birds and space between vans. Close to beach and easy drive to shops and bike paths.
Disliked:- Crows can be noisy in early morning.
Parking:- Good parking while booking.
Local Information:- Great bike path across the front of the island from Veterans park to Sylvan Beach. Great coffee and water views at Seaclusion caf?.

NSW, Port Macquarie, Lighthouse Beach Holiday Village

Date of Stay: October 2013 Rating: 4
Friendly staff, staff offered tourist advice, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money ($28 2A PN, powered, shoulder season). Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4). Peaceful, open & roomy park, plenty of shade, many permanents. Clean UC gas bbq (free). Basic playground. Clean pool, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- A nice quiet and roomy park with level sites and plenty of room for van sites. On the edge of town, next to Lighthouse beach and a golf course. Good value park with a pool.
Local Information:- View whales and great views from Lighthouse lookout.

NSW, Coffs Harbour, Park Beach Caravan Park

Date of Stay: October 2013 Rating: 4.5
Friendly staff, staff offered tourist advice, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money ($36 2A). We paid $24.30 because of Top Tourist discount and pay for 3 and stay 4 offer. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, soap provided Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, wireless internet is available, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4). Peaceful, open & roomy park, plenty of shade, a few permanents. Clean gas bbq. Excellent playground. Clean pool, kid-safe pool area. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families.
Liked:- Great location opposite a beach and with a bike/walking path out front giving access to the Marina and Mutton Bird Island.
Local Information:- Visit the marina and climb the path up to Mutton Bird island for great views. Also great views from the Forest Sky Pier which is located at nearby Sealy Lookout.

NSW, Byron Bay, Clarkes Beach Holiday Park

Date of Stay: October 2013 Rating: 3.5
This is a high standard park in a stunning location which I would have rated higher except for the difficulty in parking on some sites due to the road gutter being much lower than the van site. Friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff offered tourist advice, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money ($48 2A PN, powered, shoulder 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, some unlevel sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, basic rec room, good camp kitchen, dump point, secure entry, van parking, wireless internet is available, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4). Peaceful, open & roomy park, no permanents. Clean UC gas bbq (free), bbq area lighting. Excellent playground in good condition. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- Great location next to stunning Clarkes beach with bush surroundings. Next to walking track to the lighthouse. Plenty of birds and lizards.
Disliked:- Parking our 22 foot van was very difficult due to the road being much lower than the van parking slab. It was difficult to fit the jockey wheel to the van. The site next to us also had issues though many others looked okay.
Parking:- Yes separate parking bay whilst checking in.
Added Touches:- We were given a welcome pack and excellent maps.
Local Information:- The Cape Byron Bay lighthouse and associated walks provided stunning views. We also saw dolphins and turtles in the water below. The caf? at the Lighthouse serves wonderful coffees and food.