Caravan Parks in Longreach

Submitted: Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:20
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Heading out to Longreach in July. I believe there are 2 main caravn parks in town. Longreach Caravan Park and Gunnadoo Caravan Park. Does anybody have a personal preference as to which is better, It will be school holidays and I recall mention that one of the parks squeezes campers in like sardines. Is this so and if so which one is it?
Thanks is advance
Regards Mackayboy.
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Reply By: Member - eerfree(QLD) - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 22:20

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 22:20
Mackayboy
Longreach Caravan park is the Squeezy one but is cheaper than Gunnadoo, there is also a good Free Camp about 3Ks west of town on the Thomson River.

Bob
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Reply By: Member - Carolyn M (QLD) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 05:37

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 05:37
Last year I stayed at Ilfracrombe - around 22km drive into L'reach and it was crowded [they all will be during the holidays] but totally enjoyable. Great hosts - friendly and helpful, great happy hour, very friendly park. I loved Ilfracombe too, and a visit to Langenbaker House is well worth the time - usually leave from the park around 4pm and costs $4 towards the upkeep.
You will enjoy Longreach and all it has to offer no matter where you stay.
Enjoy!
Carolyn
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 07:03

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 07:03
Mackayboy,

Stayed at Gunadoo two years ago and they had free entertainment which was great. Don't think it is on every night though.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 08:33

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 08:33
The Gunadoo was good - roomy and great amenities - and worth the few extra $ (had a squiz at the other park)..........Ilfracombe looked ok but its not in Longreach !
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Follow Up By: Holden4th - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 09:20

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 09:20
Based on the room you're talking about needing, I would avoid Gunnadoo on the nights of 17/18 July. On those nights there will be over 100 11/12 year old students plus 12 adults camped there in tents as part of their annual out back tour. I know, because I will be one of those adults. The sardine squeezer might be a better option.

However, if you do decide to stay we can entertain you as we provide a free concert for all residents of the park. Not sure which night that is. And in case you are heading to other places i the area and prefer to avoid primary school children we got on from there to Winton for the next three nights, then stay at Alpha, then a couple of nights in Yepoon then back to the Gold Coast.

Forewarned is forearmed.
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