It's funny that this campsite is actually so beautiful. Yet, you feel more like you're in a prison when actually on the campsite- although I think that even the hardest prison officer would be made to look like a very colourful individual next to the people who run this "business".
I have never received worse customer service in my life- and I have been to some pretty awful places. From start to end they acted like we were not welcome and an inconvenience to have there. We were dismissed, belittled and even threatened with being asked to leave in the middle of the night. We had a car issue in the morning that we required jumper cables and the old bloke who runs the place was just so rude.
The real feel of a prison actually comes from the hundreds of signs- each sign has a different rule- scattered all over the campsite- stuck to every tree. Theres even 10 stuck to the back of the toilet door- just incase you didn't see the first five hundred on the way to the toilets.
My favourite part of the whole experience is how money hungry these people actually are. $1 to use the BBQ, $1 for a 4 minute miserable dribble of a luke warm shower, $15 for firewood (god forbid they catch you collecting firewood from the bush). Basically all the basic amenities you need to use while staying in a place like this- you will be charged excessively.
Just to add fuel to the money hungry fire- they will try and take your bond off of you at any point they can- I think they got so mean towards us when we were leaving because they could not find any reason to not give us our bond back- even though they had tried several times.
GOD FORBID they find out you're actually from Sydney as well. As soon as they catch a whiff of that then they are like sharks that smell blood. The old man will walk up to your campsite from the bush in the middle of the night to check you are following all of the rules in a very disturbing way- in the way of him suddenly just appearing in the darkness asking you questions. Also- I think thats why they were so rude to us, because we were from Sydney.
TIPS TO SURVIVING THE JB PRISON AND SKANKY CREEK
-don't make eye contact with the staff
-don't even talk to the staff
-wear your shackles at all times
-if coming from sydney make sure you're wearing redneck masking spray to get rid of that sydney sider scent that they pick up on
-Make sure you get wood before 6pm, if you miss it you will have to face the cold darkness without a light and remember the rule where you can't scavenge wood from the bush or they will take your deposit
and by far the most important which I am sure you will see if you are an idiot and ignore this post and go anyway
-bring a bag full of $1 coins, you will need it.
And this message is to the staff here at JB Cabins:
With all those deposits that you are taking from people, you should buy yourselves a personality and a new set of customer service skills.
Happy jail time guys.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bush Camping On The River With Modern Amenities, Cabins Available With Bathrooms,powered Sites Available, Sites For Caravan / Camper Trailers Available, 4 Min Drive To Huskisson Jervisbay, Camp Fires Are Permitted. Canoe Hire Available Or Bring Your Own. ... more less
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