Melbourne caravan parks

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 14:11
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Am looking for a decent CP nearish to Melbourne.
Seems to be 2 close by, Coburg CP and Ashley Gdns Big 4.
Any comments on either and the suburbs they are located in.
Dean
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Reply By: Keenycruiser - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 14:17

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 14:17
Hi Dean.
Coburg is probably the pick of them. It is a nice, clean park and you can walk or drive down to Old Pentridge Prison and catch the tram into the city. The tram is the best way into the city rather than driving and getting confused with the tram and intersection rules.

Cheers, Mike
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Follow Up By: DesF - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:55

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:55
Hi. Have to agree Coburg was great and handy to transport. the bus went past the front gate .then catch the tram in.
Top Place, Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: charlie horse - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 09:21

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 09:21
Yes I agree the big 4 at Coburg is the way to go.

You can catch a bus at the front door to take you to the Tram.

9.5 km from Melbourne, a day pass on the tram and bus about $6.40. They even sell them at the van park.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Dunco (NSW) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:31

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:31
If you go to Coburg... LOOK at your site before you pay your money as they have a lot of sites that are very small.

And there is a bus directly out the front that will take you to the tram and you buy the ticket from the office which gives you travel all day on Tram, Train and bus....all for around $7 I think.

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Reply By: Mandrake - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 14:53

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 14:53
There is one - Weribbee South Caravan Park - 35 Kms away ..Its on the coast ( nearly - across the road ) - Not too flash from the outside - never been inside ..

Rgds

Mandrake
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Reply By: marcus - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 15:37

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 15:37
Dean,
If coming down the Hume then Coburg is the most accessible and from the Western hwy from say Adelaide then Ashley Gardens is the easiest.Both look like very good parks.
Cheers Mark
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Reply By: RoyHarvey - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:09

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:09
Hi Dean
Stayed at Ashley Gdns several times.
Big park with good facilities and access, but not super cheap.
City bus stops at front gate, shopping centre next door, hotel across intersection.
Cheers Roy
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:09

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:09
I have stayed at Chelsea Heights when down for a wedding.
It was notable for good sized allotments , without everyone cheek to jowl.
However it is near the end of the Frankston expressway so you can sometimes hear exhaust brakes at night.
There is a train from Chelsea to the city and it is easy access to expressways , unlike Coberg. I stayed at Coberg in 1960 AFAIK, so its been going a long time.
Regard sPhilip A
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:38

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:38
Like Roy, we stayed at Ashley Gardens in Braybrook - selected because it was the easiest for getting to the Spirit of Tasmania. This is used principally by people going to and from Tasmania. They also have an area to park vans for those who go without their caravans, as well as cabins.

It is easy to get at from all directions, being not far from a ring road, and it was simple for us to get to coming from the south west side.

At $32 per night in 2006 it was expensive. Facilities and laundry good. Lightly grassed campsites, including drive through. Nice touch - the staff member who books you in then escorts you (on a buggy) to your site. Area seemed fairly quiet at night for a city. Small shopping area with Safeway store right next to CP - very convenient - we took the trolley of groceries right to the caravan. Can take a bus into central Melbourne. A very good park and ideal for going to Tassie.

I don't know about the others - it would depend on what area you want to be in.

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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 00:58

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 00:58
At Warrandyte you will find Crystal Brook Caravan Park.

Keep driving and head to one of those listed above.

Ian
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Reply By: Dean - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:13

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:13
Thanks all.
Am looking for a cabin to poke around melbourne for a few nights.
Both sound good, will pick the best deal.
Dean
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