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Reports by:- John and Lynne

NSW, Warialda, Cranky Rock Nature Reserve

Date of Stay: June 2017 Rating: 4
Cranky Rocks Nature Reserve is eight kms from Warialda. The turnoff is five kms east of Warialda on the Gwydir Highway and there is a good bitumen road the three kms to the campground and caretaker's office and residence. The caretakers, Alan and Di are helpful and welcoming. Charges are $20 per night powered or $12 unpowered. A pensioner's discount of $5 or $4 applies.There are eight spacious powered sites and an extensive area of unpowered sites. You cannot connect a van to a water tap but non potable water is available from several taps and a tank of drinking water is conveniently located. There is no dump point so it is a good idea to fill van tanks and empty toilet cassette before going in. There is a good facility for doing this at the rest area on the eastern edge of Warialda. The campground has flushing toilets and a unisex en suite style hot shower and toilet that is suitable for disabled access or families. The bush surrounds are very attractive with lots of birds, walks and interesting rock formations. There is a good swimming hole for summer camping. No fires are allowed on the ground but fireplaces on stands can be borrowed and firewood is available for purchase. This is an excellent campground to stop in for a few days.

Vic, Birchip, Birchip Motel Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2017 Rating: 2.5
This is a small country park attached to a service station and motel. It is conveniently located, close to the pleasant town centre and a short walk from the Birchip Hotel which offers excellent meals and a friendly atmosphere. We paid $25 a night for a powered site for two adults. There are only a few sites. They are drive through, spacious and quiet, with some grass. The amenities are very basic and poorly maintained but adequate, with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. We found this park suitable for a short stay as we needed to be near the town but not likely to attract us otherwise. John and Lynne

Qld, Stanthorpe, Top Of The Town Tourist Park

Date of Stay: January 2017 Rating: 4
We enjoyed our stay. The current managers are friendly and working hard. The whole park was attractive and tidy. Amenities are quite new and spotless. The laundry is excellent with plenty of clotheslines in a convenient location. There are plenty of shady trees and lots of bird life yet the park is close to town. It is dog friendly with good walks for dogs or children through the bushy area at the back of the park. It is a large park with a variety of sites, many are drive through and all are reasonably spacious.. Large vans can easily be accommodated. There is a good camp kitchen and a drive through dump point. This park makes a good base to explore an interesting area. Don't miss Sutton's Apple Orchard and Cidery with marvelous apple pies and other goodies and great coffee as well. We will be happy to return to this park.

NSW, Manilla, Manilla Rivergums Caravan Park

Date of Stay: January 2017 Rating: 3.5
This is a very pleasant park. We paid $25 a night for three nights. Sites are grassed and roomy with good shade trees. Management is friendly and welcoming and we chose a site to suit ourselves. The amenities are showing their age but are well maintained and very well cleaned. The laundry is very good with plenty of clotheslines. The park is beside the river with safe swimming and lots of birdlife. The town is friendly with all the basic necessities. This is a great place to stop for a day or more. Lynne

NSW, Deniliquin, Pioneer Tourist Park

Date of Stay: January 2017 Rating: 4.5
We agree with earlier reviewers that this is an excellent park and very good value. We paid $25 per night for a grassed and shaded drive through powered site. There was also an extensive unpowered area and quite a few well designed ensuite sites. The atmosphere was quiet and friendly. Amenities were a bit cramped in design but very clean and functional. The laundry was excellent. This park provided a good base for a few days to explore the area. We are happy to support Kui Parks after this experience.

NSW, Darlington Point, Darlington Point Riverside Caravan Park

Date of Stay: January 2017 Rating: 3.5
This park is good value at $25 for 2A per night. The manager was friendly and helpful. It is close to a river swimming beach which is suitable for children. When we stayed some areas were still closed off as a result of recent flooding but available sites were clean and tidy, with garden borders and grassed areas growing well. Most sites were well grassed and spacious and shade was plentiful. Large vans and fifth wheelers could be accommodated. The new amenities block is very well designed and in good order. Cleaning was average during our stay and there was only one functioning washing machine. Darlington Point is a good stop over while visiting the excellent Altina Wildlife Park which has fascinating tours and is well worth a visit. We had a good meal at the pub - basic pub menu but well cooked and well priced and served in a friendly atmosphere

NSW, Coonamble, Riverside Caravan Park

Date of Stay: December 2016 Rating: 2
For a Council park in this region this park was very disappointing and well below the general standard. The new amenities block was quite well designed but poorly cleaned (if at all!) and there were no doors or screens to keep out dust and bugs. Most sites were occupied by almost derelict on site vans and the effect was depressing and untidy. There were only a few roughly grassed and uneven tourist sites at $25 a night which was excessive for the facilities on offer. We will not return.

Qld, Bribie Island, Bongaree Caravan Park

Date of Stay: April 2016 Rating: 4
This is a very pleasant quiet park for several days or longer. The amenities are new and well designed and kept spotless. There are plenty of showers etc even in busy times. The laundry is excellent with new front loaders and plenty of clotheslines. Most sites are reasonably spacious with plenty of space for a vehicle. The bigger sites for large vans are at the back. The park is just across the road from the Passage waterfront and pleasant walks. The Bowls Club is next door and good value and a good IGA shopping centre is within walking distance as are various cafes. Staff are pleasant and helpful. It is safe for children but has no playground or similar facilities. We paid $35 a night and felt it was good value in this location at this time. It is popular and so it is a good idea to book ahead. We will be happy to return.

Qld, Mareeba, Kerribee Park Camping Grounds

Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 3.5
This campground is a very extensive area within the Rodeo Grounds complex, a short drive along the Burke Development Road, just north west of town. Charges are very reasonable at $18 2A powered site with water connection or $16 for an unpowered site. There are no permanents. The area easily accommodates a large number of vans and is set out neatly as a caravan park with reasonably spaced sites. There are resident caretakers and staff and the system for booking in is efficient and pleasant with a staff member showing you to your allotted site and explaining the facilities. The amenities are fairly basic but clean and well maintained. There is a dump point. The area is grassed so there is little dust and the park is quite pleasant and friendly and suited to an extended stay as a base to explore the Tablelands and coastal areas. Mareeba has all the facilities travellers are likely to need. We would return. Lynne

Qld, Millaa Millaa, Millaa Millaa Tourist Park

Date of Stay: June 2015 Rating: 3.5
This small park is pet friendly and within walking distance of the village, pub and café. The owners are friendly and offer excellent tourist information and self drive tour plans. We had a pleasant grassed site tucked into the rainforest surrounds, quiet and well screened. The amenities and laundry are clean and well maintained and sufficient for the size of the park. The pool appears to be excellent. There is a basic free gas BBQ and camp kitchen. We used Telstra with no problems. It is a good base for a few days to explore the World Heritage Wet Tropical Rainforest Area. The Mungalli Dairy Café and cheese and yoghurt factory is not to be missed! We would stay again.