Grafton / Bellingen Showgrounds

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 17:26
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Has anyone stayed at either of these showgrounds recently? Alternatively, does anyone know of any free camps nearby to either place?
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Reply By: Member - Scoey4 (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:11

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:11
Greetings

The Gateway Village Caravan Park in Grafton is the best park we have ever stayed at - exceptionally tidy, good staff - and only $22 a night - highly recommended.

Steve
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Reply By: Grant Tas - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:24

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:24
Hi Snolly

We also have stayed at The Gateway Village Caravan Park in Grafton ,good size drive through sites, amenities good and friendly managers.
Highly recommended
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Grant
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Reply By: Slow one - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 05:29

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 05:29
Stayed at both places.

Grafton Gateway is awesome at $22 a night.

Bellingen Showgrounds are also very good. Can get very wet underfoot with rain.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 08:10

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 08:10
Cangai Bridge west of Grafton has possibilities.
Burdett park near Belligen is also a free site

Try Wikicamps
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Follow Up By: mylestom - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 19:18

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 19:18
Burdett Park is not a free Camping site.
According to a search on the Bellingen Shire Council site for Free Camping there is no sites listed.
A search of Burdett Park does not return as a camping site either.
http://www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/component/search/?searchword=free%20camping%20bellingen%20shire&searchphrase=all
Bellingen Shire Council also now has two Rangers.

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Reply By: racinrob - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:22

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:22
Don't bother with the showgrounds at Grafton, run down with dirty ablutions and $23 p/n for a solo traveller.
I sent the showground trust an eMail seven weeks ago without acknowledgement. I've been told the race track at Grafton is good alternative.
Kendall showground is a beaut stopover, clean and inexpensive.

Rob
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Reply By: Gronk - Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 13:47

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 13:47
Thora reserve...free...just before you head up the mt to Dorrigo.

Lilydale bridge...free...14 K's out of Grafton...nice spot

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Reply By: Member - SNOLLYGHOSSTER - Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 16:37

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 16:37
Thank you to those of you who replied to my post.

We are happily ensconced at the Gateway Village for two nights and as a very infrequent user of caravan parks (I prefer to free camp), I must say that this is one of the cleanest, quietest, cheapest and best quality caravan parks that I have seen.The $22 per night charged for powered sites is currently their standard year round rate but they are undergoing a change of ownership so who knows what might happen to this price in the future.

I checked out the greyhound club caravan park (a greyhound meeting is on tonight with lots of dogs and trailers around) and the showground (very old run down facilities with two very small shower cubicles and toilet paper all over the floor in the toilets) was quite decrepit. Neither of these two places come close to matching this park.
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