Sydney caravan parks?

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Still planning our first ever BIG trip with our caravan trip to Sydney and beyond but have struck a problem...where to stay in Sydney that is close to the city centre for easy public transport access and allows dogs.

Had thought that a caravan park at Ramsgate Beach was ideal but we stumbled across reviews from doing a google search that left us sick with the multiple complaints about the appauling conditions of toilet and shower amenities There was another site that said it was only a 54 minute travel to the heart of Sydney but according to my brother who lives there says that is only achievable at 2am only and subsequent research has his views correct.


Does anybody have advice and a solution?
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Reply By: Member - Steve & Cecily W (QLD - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 15:38

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 15:38
We stayed at Lane Cove C'van Pk in November and would stay there again every time.
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 15:38

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 15:38
There is a park at Macquarie Park/North Ryde called the Lane Cove River Holiday park.

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Reply By: Peter & Robyn- Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:05

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:05
Oops forgot to mention we have a small dog.
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Reply By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:07

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:07
For reviews try Badgers:

Badgers CaravanPark Review Siite

We have found that useful.


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Reply By: Robert & Karen - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:08

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:08
We just had a week at the Lane Cover River Caravan Park. The park is nice but try and get a site away from the road where there are currently works at the cemetery and they start digging graves at about 8 am with loud machinery.
Also be aware that the caravan park is under the Sydney airport flightpath and they start just before 6 and fly over at about 2-3 minute intervals until about 9'ish.


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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:16

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:16
You have the same dilema experience by other traveller with dogs.
To the best of my knowledge and unless things have changed there are no parks close to the CBD that are dog friendly.
The Dog friendly parks are a long way out.

Lane Cove River tourist Park is the closest to the CBD (10Km) with a train station at the end of the steet. It's a great park, but being in a National Park pets are prohibited.
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Follow Up By: Peter & Robyn- Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:34

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:34
Yes thank you to all who have replied to our post. I think Sydney will be off our planned trip....gutted as we are with a little dog who loves our van and sleeps 20/24 of a day we have no other option but to skip Sydney.

Sydney may be the mecca in all things tourism but according to travellers with small dogs they sure are missing out on our dollars spent. The Grand Pines at Ramsgate Beach who allow pets isn't apparently fit for "human" accommodation according to reviews.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:08

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:08
Is it possible to find a caravan park away from the city a bit (within a circle bounded by Newcastle, Gouldburn and Port Kembla) and catch a train into the city for the day. That might give you a greater choice of parks, and if you have a seniors card the cost of travel is low - just takes a bit longer. Never had to do that but could be worth considering.

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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:13

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:13
Hi Peter & Robyn,

You could try the CP at Narrabeen Lakes on Sydney's Northern Beaches - their website says that "small dogs are allowed".

It's right on the lake where the lake empties into the ocean and a small walk (2-300m, fro memory) to buses that'll take you to town (about 45 mins off-peak, from memory).

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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:34

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:34
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Peter and Robyn

This free site at Richmond maybe your answer. I haven't stayed there personally but will try to next time I'm in town.

It is a free park (72hrs I think) to entice travellers to stay at Richmond and to resupply etc before moving on. It is near the train line into town.

Maybe worth investigating??????

Alan
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Reply By: Member - Michael Bl - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 18:10

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 18:10
Lone Cove is fantastic. Check it out because it is close to the city and a beauty !
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 19:43

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 19:43
I do not think that Lane Cove takes dogs. A couple of years ago we stayed at St Ives Showground with our dog. It was very presentable and not too far out. Check it on the web.
If you need to stay a while in Sydney another alternative is to book your dog into a kennel for a couple of days and stay at Lane Cove but we were happy for a couple of nights at St Ives on our way south. Lynne
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 15:54

Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 15:54
Camping/overnight stays are no longer allowed at St Ives Showground unless you are part of an event/show.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 17:50

Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 17:50
St Ives Showground definately.... check (phone call to Kuringai Counci) make sure there are no BIG events on when you want to stay, as sites will be hard to find
Dont tell anyone but the rangers are a bit hit & miss there stayed a week recently my path & the rangers didnt cross didnt have to pay. There are powerd sites but sites with power & water are limited. There are showers (hot) & toilet blocks ....usual council standard. There is no dump point there had to use toilets to empty cassette.
Great site & about 40 minutes to city...... StIves is nice place to stay... can reccommend
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:01

Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:01
I thought Lane Cove was a little over rated. Yup next to the Cemetary, under the Approach flight path, and the grounds fairly shabby.

Might be better off looking around on the Central Coast for a much better park and drive to the train station for a trip in to Sydney, Less stress more fun as you really don't wan't to pay for parking around Sydney.

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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:41

Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:41
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~badger04/parks_n2.htm#delriowisemans

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Reply By: Peter & Robyn- Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 11:38

Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 11:38
Thank you to everyone for your advice, you have all helped tremendously.

We have found a caravan park at Miranda which is 40 minutes by train into the centre of Sydney and it allows dogs :)
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