Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ranking the Caravan Parks!

After more than two weeks in the back of our Britz HiTop campervan, we learned a few things about what makes a good caravan park.  For us, location is first and a good clean bathroom is a close second!  We also like a natural setting that is close to town.  Price was rarely important as each was within a couple of dollars.

Here's how we rank our most recent caravan park stops:

Western KI Caravan Park and Wildlife Reserve (Kangaroo Island)
  • Great natural setting with koalas, good bathroom and laundry, friendly and hardworking staff, two bushwalks on site
Kingston Caravan Park
  • Right next to the ocean and beach, clean bathroom
Tanunda Caravan and Tourist Park
  • Close to town, grassy site, large bathrooms, good camp kitchen
Goldfields Holiday Park (Ballarat)
  • Close to town and Sovereign Hill, friendly staff, clean bathrooms
Lorne Foreshore Reserves
  • Right on the river, close to town, average bathrooms, annoying birdlife
Pisces Holiday Park (Apollo Bay)
  • Generic park, large clean bathrooms, great camp kitchen, close to beach
Kywong Caravan Park (Nelson)
  • Natural setting, average bathrooms, rather boring town
Gardens Caravan Park (Port Fairy)
  • Generic park, below-average bathrooms
Beachfront Caravan Park (Victor Harbor)
  • Not really beachfront, large bathrooms, bad site with no landscaping
Kangaroo Island Shores (Penneshaw, KI)
  • Worst bathrooms, worst camp kitchen, too many mozzies, close to beach and ferry