“Cleanliness and Courtesy guaranteed” drew us to this caravan park.
Reception is painted a cheery orange, with a blue roof. A cute old lady came from out back to greet us, and went in again to get Graeme, the man I spoke to on the phone the day before. He checked us in for 2 nights (over New Year!) at the Off-peak rate of $30pn (£19.80), plus $10 key deposit. It had been raining hard all day, and he said to expect rain for 3 or 4 more days! There are lots of booklets and leaflets in reception, and Graeme was happy to mark suitable car parks in town onto a map for us. (Overall, Graeme was courteous, but I could not see he was friendly or cheery, by any measure!)
The park is laid out as 5 named streets, and we easily found our allocated site 51 (of 88, in all), on Cod Crescent. There is a clearly marked gravel angle-parking lane for each vehicle, next to a raised concrete slab, with grassed areas around where you could pitch tents, etc. Not much room for manoeuvring, but at least it is very clear where and how you are supposed to park, and how much of the space is allocated to you! Both electricity and water supply were within easy cable/hose reach of the van (unlike our last stop!)
Perfect TV reception, with several channels (again unlike our last stop, where there was no TV or phone reception!)
Two rows of brand new cabins, with good space between them, are in the process of being installed, and are cordoned off as a work area. Older cabins look nice too. There are also 10 ‘villas’, and some ‘units’.
Beautiful new Camp kitchen, blue with yellow pillars, has 2 free gas BBQ , a 4-burner hob, a microwave, kettle and toaster and a fridge-freezer. Wash-up area. Not a huge amount of facilities for a large park, but spotless and shining, and with 4 lovely new-looking wooden picnic bench-tables. There is also a hole-in-the-ground fire pit behind the camp kitchen.
Amenities : Outside - turquoise walls, blue roof, and yellow windowsills, inside - a long bright modern block with 10 toilets (4 of them out of use, as park not busy), 11 showers (4 out of use) and 8 wash-basins along one side of the block. Same on other side of the block for gents. (They could be perfect if the shower cubicles had shower caddies and shower curtains, and if the insect zapper worked!) There are tiny geckos, but not big enough to eat the mozzies.
The end part of the block is the laundry, with 6 new washers in one section, and 2 driers and an ironing board in another.
A TV/Library room with arm-chairs is next to reception, with an internet kiosk at $2 for 20 mins.
The pool is fairly small, and painted a dark uninviting colour! It has a dark green sun-shade awning above it.
There are nice trees and shrubs all through the park, and lovely flower beds by the entrance and the camp kitchen. Sometimes you see solitary ibis, and other strange birds, stalking around the park.
If you are prone to insect bites, you will need to apply insect repellent in the morning, and from late afternoon!
20 mins drive to the Aquarium and the Queensland Museum, both in Flinders St.
If you have a large vehicle, Woolworths and Coles supermarket car parks both have height restrictions, but IGA, a few minutes drive on the road into town, has easy parking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coral Coast Tourist Park has an all new friendly management team as from 1st february 2015. Our staff guarantee a positive attitude, friendly approach and courteous service, our aim being to make your stay with us memorable for all the right reasons. We believe that Coral Coast Tourist Park is already the best presented tourist park in townsville and we are determined to make the necessary changes to ensure that all of our guests are treated with respect and receive the best customer service. We look forward to meeting you on your next visit to townsville!! Safe and happy travels, Gary, Robyn, Russell, Pat, Dave & Wendy ... more less
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