Broken Hill

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We are taking a few weeks to see 'deepest darkest' Qld and going from Adelaide via Broken Hill

Anyone know a particularly good caravan park their? We'll stay a day or two to have a look round - SWMBO's never been their before

Thanks

Mac
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 16:10

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 16:10
Hi Mac,

We have stayed at the Broken Hill (TopTourist) park in town and it has always been ok. Not sure about the other parks but there is so much to see you could easily stay a few days or more and have plenty to do.

There is also a park at nearby Silverton if you prefer to stay out of Broken Hill. It has limited powered sites and the town is very interesting. ExplorOz held a Gathering there a couple of years ago so you should get some information about it from someone who attended.

regards,

Heather
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 19:57

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 19:57
Gday Heather
The gathering was last September , that's why I still remember .
The Silverton camp area is quite nice. There are hot and cold showers and powered sites and plenty of space to be on your own.

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 06:59

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 06:59
G'day MUZBRY,
Yes, Dave & Nora did an excellent job for the gathering.
Mac,
Check my trip report of the activities and some of the sights that they had organized for us to do. EO Gathering 2011
Things to Visit are.
The Bog Picture
There is a trip to the Big Chair at the top of the hill, which over looks the place.
A trip out to Silverton is worth the drive, there is the Mad Max Museum.
While out there, stick around and watch the sun go down at Mundi Mundi

There is plenty to see around there.
Hope you enjoy your time there.



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Reply By: Litlbalt - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 16:27

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 16:27
We stayed at the Lakeview Caravan park a month back and it was very nice, would stay there again next time we are out that way.
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 16:56

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 16:56
gets my vote too, definitely quieter than the other one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith P (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 19:17

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 19:17
Another heads up for the Lakeview Caravan Park. We have stayed there 3 times now...and it has been good. Better (IMO) than the other one down on the highway which has ....according to rumour and heresay....had some nocturnal visits from some local enterprising ....errr......uummm...."citizens" who had ideas that other folks stuff belonged to them. We always got an ensuite van site at the Lakeview...which probably made it a bit more attractive for us anyhow.

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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 20:37

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 20:37
We did look at the Lakeside from the front last year but it looked like that because it was on the side of a hill that the sites were sloping.(May have just been our perception as we did not go in) We ended up in town at the top tourist one and had no problems there. It turned out to be a very nice park. Bob.
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Follow Up By: Litlbalt - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 20:47

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 20:47
The non powered are on the hill and yes there is a slope we were in the non powered and had a flat part which there were plenty of.
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Follow Up By: Stan & Jenni - Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 13:06

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 13:06
Lakeview has our vote - stayed there in April this year - good clean and quiet
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Reply By: Hunter Gatherer - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 17:03

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 17:03
What does SWMBO stand for?
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Follow Up By: Macca - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 17:15

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 17:15
ha ha 'She Who Must Be Obeyed' - ah la Rumpole of the Bailey

[Hope you're not just lining me up for a criticism...I'm a misogynist so I'm allowed to misogynistic..it's in the Constitution]
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Follow Up By: Hunter Gatherer - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 21:34

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 21:34
Macca you have a great sense of humour !!
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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 18:34

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 18:34
Yeah well !! My version of the old Rumpole of the Bailey saying is SHMBI !! Meaning "She Who Must Be Ignored"!! It works for me. Sometimes, now & then if you know what I mean. Sort of when she allows me to ignore her if you married blokes know what I mean, which is more or less never. LOL
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Reply By: Macca - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 20:36

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 20:36
Thanks for the replies - we'll stay at the Lakeview

[The $30 per night at the other one is part of the reason]

Macca
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 21:17

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 21:17
Another one for the Lake View here Macca.

The sites are not on much of a slope. I have not had any problems as yet.

As it is on the hill at least you will get a breeze if there is one to be had. Been there twice and it was good.

Word of advice. Have a shower when everyone else is showering or it will be cold.

Yep, the sort of instantaneous gas system they have there works best under load.
If you go over for a shower when there is no one else there it is not enough load and it will be cold. The manager told me to turn the shower on next door, when I complained to him. The extra shower places more demand on the system and it kicks into life. Had a similar problem at the hospital where I worked as they had virtually the same system.

Give yourself more than a couple of days in Broken Hill, 4 days if you can.
I have been there twice and I am keen to go back as there are still some things I have not seen. All up so far I have spent 7 days there. As I said, keen to go back.

Cheers, Bruce.
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