Oh dear, where do I start?
The Reception area looks very impressive, like a 4 star hotel and is airconditioned. Terribly slow service though.
We were charged $42 per night for a couple for a powered campsite..... this is not the only place to stay close by, but Kings Creek Station charge the same amount and when we stopped in to buy an icecream there, it just didnt appeal to us.
We paid for 2 nights and wished we had only paid for 1.
Shade is at a premium and despite all the room there, you are placed hard on top of the next tent/caravan/camper.
The amenities were a disgrace! I don't think they get cleaned too often...... hair in the plug holes in the showers, basins hadnt been wiped clean, shower heads leaking or broken, toilets drity, nowhere to hang your clothes inside the shower cubicle as the hooks were missing.
My husband said the Men's amenities were worse and he took photos to prove it!
As it was so hot, we thought the pool might be worth a look, but it was full of kids from a Church Group visiting, bombing, splashing and yelling and there was no shade to speak of.
The next day, the pool looked absolutely GROSS. Brown and in desperate need of a clean.The family camped next to us said they were up there and suggsted to one of the maintenance guys that the pool needed a clean and the filter should be put on and he replied "I will put the filter on when I am [--] good and ready!"...nice.
We spoke to a few people camped around us who were getting out earlier than planned, as they couldnt believe how bad it was.
We made the mistake of having a meal in the Restaurant there..... the flies were SO bad that we couldnt finish our meal.... and we were seated INSIDE! We spoke to some overseas visitors and told them that we Aussies dont usually eat with the flies, as we certainly didnt want them to get the wrong impression.
Unfortunately I think that the whole place must leave a bad impression to whoever stays there!
Despite the amount of money charged, it appears that NONE goes back into maintenance or improvements.
My recommendation would be to stay one night only... get up and pack early and do the Rim Walk and get going!
- Also Known As:
- Kings Canyon Resort Campground Australia/Red Centre