Coral Coast Tourist Park, Carnarvon
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108 Robinson St. Follow the main road all the way into town, park is on the left 500 m from the CBD.Only park in the business centre of town, 500m walk up to Woolworths supermarket and town centre, all other parks are a minimum of 5 km from town. If in the winter months advance booking is recommended. Ph: 08 9941 1438. Pets allowed, managers discretion, $50 bond. See the specific pet policy under About Us on the park's website via the link above.
Report By: Badger (258)
Date of Stay: January 2023 Rating: 4
We stayed here for three weeks before and during the Xmas period and into the New Year.
Let's get to "cons" out of the way.
The office states its open from 9 till 5. That was never the case. In fact, we arrived at 4 pm to book in to find the office was closed. A sign on the office door says to use the phone next to it to contact someone if the office is shut. The phone rings and rings, but no one answered it on the 3 separate occasions we tried over that period.
Locals entering the park after dark and stealing stuff is prevalent. We had someone try to open our locked door around 10:30 pm. We were still up at that time. Only after checking our site did I come across that our water hose had been cut and the tap connector stolen. This is a ploy by would-be-thieves. They get your attention by "trying the door", expecting you to concentrate on repairing the hose on the other side of the van while they sneak in through a now unlocked door to rifle through your stuff in under 2 mins. We, fortunately, were knowledgeable of this trick and locked the door whilst we were outside. The caretaker the next day confirmed it to be a known ruse used in the park and elsewhere. The caretaker chased off three other small groups of locals over that three-week period.
Now the "pros".
The ground staff and cleaners were extremely friendly and obliging. Garry, Julie, Ron, and Romana were exemplary in their courtesy and friendlies and could not do enough to make our stay relaxing and carefree. Wayne in reception was new, learning the ropes, and was friendly as well. Garry pointed out the best fishing and crabbing spots in the area, and also put us onto Fish Tails, a takeaway van opened Wed thru Sat 5 till 8 pm. It parks down outside the Visitor Information Centre in town. Snapper and chips, cooked to perfection the two times were went there, was only $18 each and filled us up. There is a menu in the arcade notice board next to Amcal Chemist.
The amenities were spotless and cleaned properly every morning. The amenities are generally separate small ensuites of toilet, basin, and shower, in two large amenity blocks. There is at least one disabled setup and another with a bath.
The pool is spotless. Because of the heat, we have stayed at various parks over the past months/years and some take little care of their pool area. One park's pool (in NT) was unhealthily cloudy for most of our three-week stay there. This pool was well maintained.
All powered sites have concrete slabs, power and water, and the remainder of the park is almost entirely shell grit. There is no sullage to just some sites, so just lay your hose against a tree. There is a green area behind the pool and another one near the camp kitchen, both areas were watered and tidied at least once a week. The shell grit was not a problem. It was a relief for it to prevent dust from blowing around, as most days were windy, with gusts up to 80 knots some days. There are lots of shady site options under mature or maturing trees.
The camp kitchen has all the facilities you would want if not "self contained". The rec room is basic, and not air conditioned so we did not use it. We did partake of the book swap there. There are two areas of washing machines, $5 each, $1 or $2 coins. There is a large clothesline area near the main laundry and some rotary lines are scattered around the parks outskirts.
There is a fish cleaning facility behind the pool and a freezer there for the specific purpose of double-bagging fish offal etc. for freezing. The staff dispose of anything left in there on bin day so that the normal bins don't become putrid in the interim. Good idea that.
This park is the most central to the town shopping area by far of any caravan park in the area. It's an easy 400 m to Woollies, an Amcal chemist, and BWS. The post office and BottleMart is another 200 m past that.
A complaint we had about another park used was dealt with on the spot by Romana. Garry seems efficient in that respect as well.
All-in-all an enjoyable experience, catered for by friendly staff.
Report By: Island Travellers (186)
Date of Stay: September 2021 Rating: 4
A good park near town. Quiet. The pool was out of order, which was a shame because it was hot. Sites are white crushed gravel and ours had a double slab. No grass made it seem hotter. Friendly staff who explained the park layout and the town which is walking distance. Pizza night on Friday was great. The town seems to have improved since our last visit with the fascine and the cultural centre in particular having had a facelift. Quobba blowholes and the aquarium snorkelling area are about 70kms away and well worth a visit.
Report By: Kevin & Lyn (434)
Date of Stay: August 2021 Rating: 4.5
$39.40 per night 2 adults powered. Stay 7 pay 6 deal. Sites are crushed white gravel most sites have a concrete slab. Amenities clean. Good camp kitchen, clean pool, playground. Large communal area with fire pit large TV and music some nights. Fruit stall for local produce honesty box replenished daily. Liked how message sent if anything happening around the park.
Report By: Badger (258)
Date of Stay: July 2021 Rating: 4.5
A clean and tidy park, level white crushed gravel sites, adequately shaded, slabs. Amenity blocks are ensuite types, spotlessly clean. Leave the door open when finished. Staff efficient and friendly. Lovely communal area with wide-screen TV, fire pit, bbq, and pizza oven, outside reception. Separate rec room. Not far from shops.
Report By: Storers (6)
Date of Stay: July 2020 Rating: 4.5
Stayed at this park a number of times and it is still very good. We had an en-suite site and now they provide towels as well as a bathmat, this is a plus. Very clean and tidy park even though it was so busy. Lots of people in Carnarvon helping the economy. Saturday's market of fresh fruit and veg was great. Will always stay at this park every time we travel to Carnarvon.