New Canberra van park will accommodate larger rigs

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A new caravan park will be the next phase of the 12-hectare Canberra Park site. PIC: RiotACT

A new 73-site caravan park designed to accommodate the very largest rigs is poised to open in Canberra.

Those behind the project say the aim is to encourage travellers to come to Canberra and stay, rather than going through.

The new development at Canberra Park near Exhibition Park on Old Wells Station Road will offer a mix of drive-through and back-in sites, all with power, and include a camp kitchen, a guest laundry, and high-quality amenities block.

The caravan park will be part of the wider developments at the 12-hectare Canberra Park, which originally opened in 2017. It currently caters mainly for school and sporting groups visiting Canberra. It has 154 rooms accommodating 408 guests, up to 72 supervisors/teachers and private accommodation for coach drivers, as well as a multi-purpose building that offers dining for up to 300 guests.

Canberra Park, Owner Blake Cottle told the RiotACT publication that Canberra Park has set a new benchmark for group accommodation in Canberra, and that the addition of caravan sites and associated facilities will provide further options for people visiting Canberra.

Canberra Park manager David Grigg said it was expected the caravan park would open in June, bringing the number of like offerings in the ACT to four (comprising Canberra Park, Southside Village in Symonston, Alivio Tourist Park at O’Connor and Exhibition Park). There are three others just across the border.

But Mr Grigg told the RiotACT that this would be a step up in the level of caravan park offering, with high-end amenities and facilities, and sites large enough to take the longer rigs.

He said the idea was to serve multiple markets that would be attracted by events at EPIC, such as the National Folk Festival and the Canberra Show, and other attractions in the capital.

The park would also potentially include self-contained cabins in the future.

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5 Responses to New Canberra van park will accommodate larger rigs

  1. The patronage will depend on the price structure, I hope they will cater for those who just want a place to park up with no ammenities.

  2. I once wanted to visit floriade but there was a dearth of pet friendly caravan parks and we travel with our cat. So it won’t be on our list in the near future.

  3. Well, the price must be competitive as the one at O’Connor charges $68 per night for a powered site. This must be the most expensive we’ve EVER come across unless you want to go to the coast at peak times.

  4. I have family living in Gungahlin. We stay at EPIC.: This looks like a good alternative.

  5. When is it due to open ??

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