Penrose Park Camping Site, Silverton ???

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 00:56
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Has anyone stayed at this camping site recently?
I cannot find much about it and was wondering if anyone could advise on its suitability for a couple of nights for a group of 3 vans.
Thanks.
Peter
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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:10

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:10
You would not have a worry getting in there, and it is a great camping area.
20 odd K's from Broken Hill.

Penrose Park

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Follow Up By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 08:46

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 08:46
goodday dave and nora
how are you both its been a while

steve
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 02:20

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 02:20
Yes Peter,
Stayed there on our road trip, showers cost to use. Otherwise plenty of areas to camp.

Be warned!!

While we were there a group of 4WDers set up near the large main buildings, not told by the caretaker that a youth group was inbound, lots of noise by the afore mentioned youth group ... at two in the morning. Make sure you ask if the building will be used. We didn't hear a thing, way over on the other side of the park.

Daydream mine is a must visit as is seeing sunset over the Mundi Mundi plains and if you are a Mad Max fan ... a pic by the interceptor.

Enjoy your trip.

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Follow Up By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 08:45

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 08:45
wayne
when did they start charging for showers we were there in Sept 08 and no charge then But it is a great place to stay we found managers pretty accomadating with some requests we had

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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:44

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:44
G'day Steve,

Stayed for the night on the 26th of September 2008. Can't tell you when they started charging for showers, only that we didn't pay for or use the park facilities.

Cheers,
Wayne.
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:24

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:24
I think it must be a popular spot with local groups. We have looked at it a couple of times and driven straight out again due to lots of noisy people around the place. It's probably OK away from weekends and school holidays. Three vans might be a bit tricky but a phone call would decide. Plenty of fireplaces that seem popular with campers.
Kingo
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:32

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:32
Why would 3 vans be tricky? The place is huge!

We have stayed there several times, never a problem with noise, around $14.00 a night for 2 includes the showers.

We would stay there everytime we were in the area in preference to Broken Hill, as it is much more like true camping than a crowded caravan park.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:38

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:38
Shaker,
Are you sure that three vans could fit together on power? There is plenty of open space in the camping area.

Kingo
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:38

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:38
Yes I am sure, there are 2 seperate areas with power, plus I am sure that they would survive without power too.
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Reply By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:11

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:11
Peter,

As Silverton is outside the City of Broken Hill, and is in the Unincorporated Area of N.S.W. the Tourist Information Centre of Broken Hill tends not to advertise it, or so I'm told.

In terms of a place to stay it beats anything else around Broken Hill and it a nice, quiet place to have a few days off.

Other people have mentioned costs etc. but direct from Arthur the Manager's mouth just now, here are the latest:

$9.00 per night per person.
$20.00 per night per family (2 adults 2 kids)
Power $5.00 per day on top of the aforesaid
36 sites with power.
Showers are included.

For further information call Arthur on 08-80885307.

The Silverton Pub is a short walk away. There is a cafe a slightly longer walk away where you can get a decent feed.

Arthur tells me that he sells soft drinks & ,and his speciality at present is Quandong flavoured ice cream.

Just as an aside, this park has considerable historical significance in so far as Broken Hill is concerned. At one time all of the unionists here had a couple of bob taken from their pay which went towards the upkeep. You can see this around the park, though some things are a bit run down, it's still pretty good.

The park is run as a trust and they need all of the fiscal help they can get. The NSW Govt. donates a couple of thousand each year, but that's all.

It's a great place to bring kids.

Dick
Broken Hill.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:40

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:40
Included in it's facilities in it's heyday, were a football oval & a velodrome.
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Reply By: Member - Redfive - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 18:10

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 18:10
Hi Peter

I camped there about 18 months back found it to be a nice spot no worrys with a van the road out theres a bit narrow and ruff its tar but very average

Glenn
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Reply By: Peter W - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:17

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:17
Thanks all for your informative responses and other comments they have raised.
Providing we can get in (we will not have specific plans until close to arrival time) this camp is firmly on our agenda.
Cheers.
Peter
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Reply By: gonebush SA - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:10

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:10
hi, we stayed there last November for a 11 days, the cost mentioned above is what we were told until we got there and was then told the price is $25 per night, and there is no way there are 35 powered sites, that was our biggest shock, as it was hot we wanted a powered site with some trees nearby to get some shade, the caretaker told us that the powered sites were near the toilet/ shower block, but the problem is that were he said to go there was no afternoon shade unless we had a powerlead that was about 50 metres long, so there was only one spot we could go were we could have shade and power and that was way out the back, which ment that yes it was very quite but we had a nice LONG walk to the showerblock (there were toilets nearby, not too nice and dirty but they were there). the ground is red dirt with a couple of grass spots (not for camping), there's no sullage and no taps close enough to connect to the van, and there is no way you would get 3 vans together if you wanted power, without power heaps of places. put it this way after stopping there is when we made our minds up that from now on we go and look around the caravan park before checking in. also we spent a lot more on fuel as we kept on driving in to Broken Hill to do the tourist bit so the Ks added up, (it's a very dippy road so not for the speed freaks).
yes totally agree that a must see is Daydream Mine one of the top places we went to the whole trip.
good luck from chris.
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