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It's an amazing location for sure. The facilities seemed good but the shower system is odd - the countdown starts as soon as you put the coins in - would have been good to know given that 8 year old and I were fully dressed in warm layers - wasted a few minutes getting undressed. It was unexpected given that the coin slot is outside of the shower cubicle, so you would really have to completely strip, then go out of the cubicle to start the shower.
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Internet not on the campsite, access maybe in kitchen, but full of people, no place. Later very slow. Only three showers. Most tent sites are not flat. No numbers - please search a place, but where? Public picnic place on the camp - road through the camp. Not so good for 2 person $30 per day and $1 for shower. No recommendation.
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Fantastic location on a headland between curio bay and penguin bay. Great for seeing the penguins and the dolphins, but.....
The site was very busy, wouldn’t take bookings over the phone as it was first come first served. We were lucky to find a spot on the camp field but another couple arrived and paid for a powered pitch but then couldn’t find one as they were all taken - not good.
Also the toilets and showers suffered from excess numbers and were a swamp by 7pm and impossible to get into in the morning. The kitchen also suffered from overuse. Overall the location deserves a 10 but the facilities lose it marks so only a 6 from us, which is a shame.
UK 50-something couple
Very busy, with very cramped pitches, tightly hedged in by the flax. With a 7.5m campervan we booked for a powered site but were unable to find anything that would fit, despite being told there were a number to choose from. The best we could find was on quite a slope and the power outlets for the odd pitch we could find were poorly sited, requiring some long runs across areas where vehicles had to drive. This site is in a beautiful location but we ended up driving on elsewhere.
Amazing location and isolated. We rang ahead and what we thought was a booking. On arrival we we told to look at 3 spots to put our van as there were a few available. This wasn’t the case, all sites suggested were taken so it’s a bit of a first come first served and the management aren’t really sure who is where. Showers were very grubby by the end of the day and not sure if they were even cleaned over night. Park showers are $1 and you have 5 mins but do take longer than 2 minutes to heat up if they haven’t been run. Kitchen/laundry was a decent set up. There are other showers in the old section for $2 open to public. Wifi didn’t work for us. Jurassic fossils, penguins and dolphins were fab.
A great place to pitch a tent for only $15 a night for one person. I overlooked the amazing coast line and ocean from my tent, in a nice quiet spot. The showers cost a bit extra, and there is an office with snack foods and helpful staff. It is a large campsite surrounded in flax bushes with the beach close by.
Very clean showers and kitchen in new block, although had to queue in the morning. Powered sites were not assigned at reception and the place is a bit of a maze to find a spot. Bay is lovely, saw many dolphins.
We stayed for one night in September, which was in the first week of the new management. New facilities block combines a large kitchen, laundry and clean/modern showers and requires a PIN for access. Shower requires a token to operate that you can buy from the office. Looks like this was a large run down camp on the headland and that area is being allowed to regrow/recover. Sites are large with a gravel area to park the motorhome, with up to 2 or 3 sites in groups with flax growing for privacy and wind protection. Large motorhome access is not a problem. At time of staying there's not much here, with cafe under construction and main office yet to be setup. No wifi. But the location is amazing with views over the bay and along the rocks from several spots on the headland. I could have sat and watched the huge waves crashing in on the rocks all day. Petrified forest is an easy walk starting 200m down the road.