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“Tony and Sandra WE love Tropical Beach Caravan Park” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropical Beach Caravan Park
Howard Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Specialty lodging in Bowen
Bairnsdale, Australia
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Tony and Sandra WE love Tropical Beach Caravan Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

WE discovered Tropical Beach Caravan Park five years ago and boy were we lucky. We are fortunate enough to stay in the park for 5 months. The Parker family are very friendly and professional and run a well organised park. A lot of people spend a lot of time in the park during the winter months, everyone is very friendly and make new travellers very welcome. We all have a great happy hour on a beautiful lawned area over looking the sea most evenings and everyone is made very welcome. Bowen is a great place catering golf (which is within walking distance of park) bowls, swimming and good fishing. We hope to be going back for years to come. Also the park is pet friendly with is great as we travel with our small dog.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This May will be our 4th stay at the Tropical Beach Park , we have always found the staff and management both frendly and helpfull. Although the toilets and showers are old they are very clean and tidy.We are grey nomades and have seen a number of van parkes in North Qld none with what Tropical Beach can offer with excellent fishing,boating,swimming and only 200 meters from the golf course.
The town fok of Bowen are very frendley and make you feel at home.

Room Tip: Any of the units along the foreshore are excellent
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Visited Bowen in Jan and must be the end of their season? Staff very average, not welcoming or pleasant. Choose a site with an ensuite very dirty and run down. Very disappointing for our first trip to this town.

Room Tip: We have a slide on camper so not sure what the on site accommodation is like or the other amenities.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Morag P, Owner at Tropical Beach Caravan Park, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
We are sorry that the reviewer found her site not up to standard . Although our ensuites and amenitites are dated we do strive to keep them clean and tidy and in good working order. We do plan to renovate the amenities and ensuites in the future. Most of our customers on departure comment on how clean and tidy the Park is so we are always concerned when a customer is not happy. A customer who departed on the same day came to thanked us for how lovely and well maintained the Park, pool, bbqs, gardens etc were and on how friendly and helpful everybody was.

The cabin section of our Park is rated 4 star and unlike the ensuites and amenities these are recent additions and are modern, clean and stylish with great balconies with ocean views.

Its a shame the reviewer who arrived after closing time and left early the next day didnt get a chance to notice how really great our Park is.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I have just come back from my second trip to Tropical Beach Caravan Park. In both cases I stayed in a luxury cabin whilst friends had a caravan site. This is definitely the best caravan park we have seen in FNQ. The cabin accommodation is in excellent condition and the balcony views direct out to sea are divine. The caravan sites are well positioned and the whole park is very clean and tidy. There are excellent BBQ and picnic facilities - and direct beach access. Sitting out front we saw turtles, dolphins and more. The management are very attentive and they maintain a relaxing and peaceful environment. It is very popular and often busy so I would advise booking well ahead. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is a smallish caravan park right on the beach. The sites are quite tight but has palms bushes between sites for privacy. The toilets and showers have a lot to be desired, not nearly enough for the costantly booked out caravan park. They are old some with just concrete floors, some toilets do not have hand basin or soap or paper towel. They are cleaned every day but need updating badly. Lucky we have our own shower and toilet. The owners are very strict with dogs, must be on a leash at all times or pack up and move out. We were told harshly not to come back, because we walked our small dog from the caravan to the car without a lead when we were leaving. The other caravaners go there year after year and take up the park up to 7 months in some cases. The beach there is not really very nice, but they have a lovely lawn area overlooking beach where everyone sits and meets for drinks or BBQ and watch the sunset. People are a bit clicky because they know eachother very well and practically run the park, but friendly enough if you go down onto the lawn area. Have been to much better van parks for $33.00 per night, but ok.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Howard Street, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
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Ranked #4 of 13 Specialty lodging in Bowen
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