Searching for Canberra Caravan Park

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Hi, we are planning to travel to Canberra this July for 3 nights and I am trying to find a decent caravan park (we will be staying in our camper trailer). I have been searching the web but can not find a great park with fantastic reviews.

Can anyone recommend a good clean park in Canberra area preferably with ensuite site.

Thanks in advance!!

Donna
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Reply By: Outback Gazz - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:41

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:41
Howdy Donna

Not sure where you are travelling from, but I would suggest keep heading towards Perth, Darwin, Cairns or Hobart ! I have just finished a lengthy stint of actually living in the nations capital and apart from the War Memorial I can't see any reason to actually visit the place. As far as parks go, I think you will struggle to find a good clean one let alone one with an ensuite. All I can suggest is there is a park directly opposite the Old Parliament house - it's free, has nice green grass and you can have a campfire 24/7 ! They do prefer you have multicolour shanty tents and the ensuite is about 2 acres in size !! Last but not least - make sure you wear thermal underwear and alpine beanies to bed if you are there in July !

Good luck

Gazz
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Reply By: Von Helga - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:41

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:41
Donna,
Sorry to disapoint you but our Nat Cap (my town) does not have the type of park your looking for, I assume its the weather that has not seen a good quality park develop in the ACT.
The best is to google EPIC.
Cheers
Trevor
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Reply By: Von Helga - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:44

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:44
Donna,
Ignore Gazz
It might not have the park your looking for however, i've lived in four of our state capitals and I think its the best.
Trev
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Reply By: bockstar1 - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:06

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:06
Hi there

We stayed at this one: http://www.caravanparkphotos.com.au/canberra_symonston/index.htm, in January 2010.

I don't recall whether or not it has en suite sites. It's not the prettiest of places however it offers the all the practicalities. The ameneties block was actually very clean - it had just been repainted

If we were staying there again, we'd actually book into the non-powered sites in the back of the park. They're a bit quieter as the powered ones are closer to the main roads that border both sides of the property.

I actually reckon there is a good load of stuff to do in Canberra.
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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 23:13

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 23:13
Hi yu Donna,
There is only place to stay in Canberra, and that is at what is commonly known as the EPIC, the Exhibition Park Camping Ground, the area is close to the centre of Canberra, and the convinces are as good as you will find anywhere.
Cheers
Pud
PS> Just looked up last travel diary, EPIC is 8ks from the centre of the city.
Go caravaning, life is so much shorter than death.

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 08:24

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 08:24
Hi Donna,

Canberra accommodation is determined by a lot of people coming in (mostly flying in) on government business. They want hotel/motel type of accommodation. Also our cold winters deter campers for half the year, so its hardly surprising that there has not been much investment in caravan parks.

There was a thread on this a couple of weeks ago, have a look here. I think EPIC will be your best bet but be warned it will be COLD so have plenty of warm gear and a tarp to put over your CT for a bit of extra insulation.

As for those who say there is nothing to see/do in Canberra, just ignore them. There is enough here to see to keep you going for months.

Cheers,

Val
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Reply By: guzzi - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 08:27

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 08:27
Ah Canberra in winter......
Regardless of where you stay, I can't give details I've been out of there for too long, be prepared for -5degC temps at that time of year.
There is a lot to do and see in and around Canberra, and as long as its not overcast or raining, its qiute spectacular to see bright blue skys, no pollution and sub zero temps.
Enjoy your stay.
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Reply By: Member - Min (NSW) - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 13:11

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 13:11
Hi Donna,

If you don't come up with anything in Canberra there is a cv park in Queanbeyan right on the river and right near the shopping centre. it looks very nice but being a local I have not been in there. If you are concerned about the cold weather you may consider a cabin. Queanbeyan is about 15 mins from Canberra.

Enjoy your time here as there is plenty to do.

Min
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Reply By: Donna L - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 14:00

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 14:00
Thank you all so much for your feedback. We are travelling to Canberra to watch Melbourne Storm play. I will look up EPIC. I am aware of the cold weather so have also considered staying in a motel but the cost is unbeleiveable. We have heating in our caravan so hopefully that will suffice.
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Reply By: Patrol GU IV - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 14:28

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 14:28
Eaglehawk Holiday Park which is actually in NSW although it is only 10 minutes from Canberra has a several ensuite sites.

For park details : http://www.eaglehawkpark.com.au/index.html

Neil
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Reply By: Mel59 - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 20:10

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 20:10
Hi Donna,

A bit surprised by the replies.

I have been twice in the last 2 years and looked at eaglehawk to far out, Epic a bit open but cheap.

Stayed at Canberra Motor Village right in the city at O'connor. About $30 a night, I didnt see ensuites but the amenities were fine. I was there end of May and tented, yes it was cold but that what camping is about, early shower and thermals. I would stay again as a well run park.

Mel
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Follow Up By: Mel59 - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 20:13

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 20:13
Donna

I know what you mean by cost I think a cabin was $140 that is why I took the tent. Depends on what is on as to cost of a bed

Mel
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Reply By: glids - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 08:05

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 08:05
We stayed at the Riverside CP in Queanbeyan in March 2007, and the Canberra Motor Village in Nov 2010.
My pick would be the Canberra Motor Village - quiet, clean, reasonably priced. As far as I know, there are no ensuites, though.

Take your thermals!

cheers,
glids
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