The great thing about Crestview is that it is close to Canberra without being IN Canberra. Its not any further or difficult to get to all the Canberra attractions than some of the other tourist parks, which in the main, while they are in ACT, are no closer to central Canberra than Crestview. The other great thing about Crestview is that it is not on a main road so there is no traffic noise. It is along a suburban street and surrounded by ordinary houses.
The park is mostly cabins, which seem to be mostly occupied by contract workers and tradies working on projects around Canberra. So they are all gone by 7:30am on a weekday. The cabins look like bog-standard cabins, and while not recently installed, seem to be clean. The van sites are generous and level, and it is particularly appealing to have a 3m high hedge separating each site. The only downside of the sites is that the surface is crushed gravel which has been compacted to a hardness 179,489 times the hardness of concrete! Don't even think about banging in tent pegs!! And I'm not sure how you'd go if you had a tent. There are just a few en-suite sites, but most are not. The amenities, while dated, are clean and uncrowded. There is a small pool on site, and a small playground for the toddler-age. A camp kitchen/BBQ is undercover and although not a particularly attractive facility, is at least a place where you can cook a steak without smoking out your van/cabin.
Whether overnight or to bring the kids for a week to explore the delights of Canberra, Crestview is a great place to stay. We've been back 4 times. The only issue we noted is that the wi-fi login changes every day so you have to traipse off to the office every day to get that day's login. Its more nuisance value than real hassle.
The staff are friendly and helpful. And the office has plenty of local tourist information.
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