Sydney Caravan Parks

Submitted: Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 18:19
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Hi all
SWMBO wants to visit Sydney on our next big trip but I'm not so sure as I hate driving the van in traffic. Anyway that means we'll probably go to Sydney and do some of the tourist things. Any suggestions for good caravan parks that will be easy to access and need to be close to public transport (rail or bus). Cost of course is also a consideration.
Many thanks
John
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Reply By: new boy - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 18:34

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 18:34
Lane Cove national park has just won eco award for best park in Australia. pretty easy to get to and public transport is at the door 3 years since we stayed there Well worth a look
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Follow Up By: Lotzi - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:09

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:09
good park and convenient
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 23:27

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 23:27
New subway station right at the end of the street it's in. So you don't have to use your car. Within a klm of the M2 motorway for easy access
Willie.
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Reply By: steve21 - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:05

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:05
or try Narabeen, been passed 100 times looks good cheers steve
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Reply By: Member - Wayne David (NSW) - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:17

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:17
We stayed at the Lane Cove Caravan Park. It certainly meets your criteria for easy access and close to public transport (bus). It also has pretty good facilities.

However if we go there again, as I expect we will, I reckon I'll take along some ear plugs to deal with the traffic noise which just never seems to die down.

It's Sydney and convenience comes at a price. In this case noise.

Another park that we considered was Terry Hills their telephone number is (02) 9450 1781. No where near as convenient to the city but bound to be quieter. No idea at all about public transport.
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Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 00:26
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Reply By: sweetwill - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:34

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:34
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why not stay outside of sydney and do day trips to the city a lot cheaper, a hell of a lot less noise easier parking the south coast is gods country cheers bill.
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:43

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 19:43
Narrabeen is good if you like the sea side.
Never stayed there as i only live 5klm from there.
Try and avoid the peak hour traffic and saturday morning traffic.
Only about half an hour drive to the CBD.
If you have a high 4wd with a roof rack not recomended to drive to the city as parking can be a issue with undercover car parks
and street parking is a lottery.
The bus is close by
Get on the bus to Manly and get the Ferry across to the city well worth it.

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Reply By: Cruiser .- Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 20:34

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 20:34
The biggest problem with Lane Cove is the aircraft. They start at 6.05am and go to about 10.50pm and on average an aircraft is going over every 2 minutes. Otherwise, its a nice park.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: Member - Stuart W (Vic) - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 21:18

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 21:18
There is a van park at Emu Plains near Penrith.It's on the Nepean River and right next to the train line.40 mins to CBD by train same time by car or 1 hour by train to Katoomba in the Blue Mtns.I used to live near it until recently.It looks ok
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Reply By: RoyHarvey - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:18

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:18
Hi John
We have just spent 4 weeks at the Bass Hill caravan park! We arrived a couple of days after someone was shot a the nearby servo, then several bikie shootings occurred in adjacent suburbs while we were there!
For all that we had a very good stay, the tourist sites are at the back of the park so there is relatively little noise from the Hume. Light planes from the Bankstown airport were a PITA occasionally.
If you're going to use public transport their 'weekly yellow travel pass' is excellent value.
Access is very easy if you're approaching from the south.
There are bus stops at the entrance to the park but you need to catch a non government bus, full fare costs additional $1.90 each per trip to Yagoona station, where the weekly passes will get you to the city.
I wanted to stay at Lane Cove but was overruled because its a goodly Km walk to & from the station.
Hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.
Cheers Roy
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 23:11

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 23:11
Stayed at Lane Cove 6 weeks ago and yes the planes are a bit noisy but after a days walking, sleep was no trouble.
The train station is 10 mins walk away on Delhi road and the bus stop is another 5 mins on Innes road. Buses every 10 mins all day and 25 mins to city.
As we are old we got a day ticket for $2.50 that took us on buses trains and ferries.
Adult fares are pretty reasonable as well.
The Red bus city tour is well worth while and the Bondi tour is also good Cost us $64 each for a 2 tour ticket which is good for any two of 8 days if I remember correctly.
Friendly staff and possums and even a Bandicoot that wandered in and out of our annexe at various times
Amenities are a bit old but clean.
Would definitely go back there on our return to the east coast later in the year.
One thing if you have a TV the signal is too strong and we had to lower the wineguard to get a signal. Alternative is turn the amplifier off but that didnt work for us.
better to stay close in and use time for seeing things rather than sitting on the bus half the day to get into town.
Shopping 7 mins up Innes road at Maquarie shopping centre.
A huge place Everything there you would want.


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Reply By: SPRINT-GTO - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 12:19

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 12:19
We are at the Lane Cove Park at present and would thoroughly recommend it. You get used to the aircraft after a couple of days.
If its a fine day they seem to fly higher and noise not as noticeable.
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Reply By: Member - The Crow (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 02:30

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 02:30
Try Sans Souci at Ramsgate Beach or Sheralee Tourist park In Rockdale buses nearby that take you to the railway station about 30 mins to city. Will be in Sydney ourselves in July with our new van hope!
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Follow Up By: Member - The Crow (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 02:32

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Reply By: Adey - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 14:54

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 14:54
Lane Cove Caravan Park (Lane Cover National Park) is where we always stay and have always found it to be great with easy access to the CBD by bus.
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