Toodyay Caravan Park

Are you looking for a weekend away but not too far from home? I definitely recommend a visit to the historic own of Toodyay. We decided to spend the Australia Day long weekend with friends at the Toodyay Caravan Park and it was a good choice.

It only took an hour and a half from our home in the northern suburbs to reach Toodyay. The roads were almost empty after we turned off the main highway onto the Toodyay Road so it was very easy to drive at a leisurely pace and enjoy the unfolding countryside scenery.

Several of our seniors group are the proud owners of caravans and were already plugged into the powered sites (high season $50, low season $40). We had booked cabin C1 ($150 in high season, $135 low season).

The cabin was fully kitted out with bed linen, towels, soap, crockery, cutlery, kettle, toaster, fridge, microwave and a four gas burner cooktop. A recent addition to cabin C1 is an en-suite area – excellent, even although the very clean ablutions block is just next door.  The cabin also has a dining table and two chairs, lots of wardrobe space, iron and ironing board and a small verandah table and chairs.

Toodyay Caravan Park boasts powered and unpowered sites as well as several cabins and chalets. The owners have recently upgraded the children’s play area and the camp kitchen as well as installing a swimming pool. At temperatures in the high 30s over the weekend, the pool was well used!

The camp kitchen, which overlooks the pool, is complete with tables and chairs, a TV, a large double fridge, two barbecues, a stovetop, kettle, toaster, microwave, crockery and cutlery. It also has a winter heater – not required for the Australia Day crowd. The owners live on the premises, so they are available to answer any queries. There is also a small shop. The only downside is the nearby train line. Freight trains come through on a regular basis; however, we did not hear them during the night.

It’s a five minute drive or 30-minute walk along the banks of a severely water-depleted River Avon into the town of Toodyay. Although we kept our eyes peeled there was no sign of one of Toodyay’s most famous inhabitants – the Blue Wren.

Once in Toodyay, we made a beeline for the obligatory stop at the excellent Toodyay Bakery – do try the pepper steak pies. Another find was the very well stocked and cheap op shop. One of our group snagged a top, a dress and a pair of trousers for the princely sum of $4.

Other places of interest are the Coca Cola Museum, Newcastle Gaol Museum, and Connor’s Mill. The Coorinja winery, which is just outside the town, is also worth a visit. Find things to do in Toodyay here.

 

Address: 122 Railway Road Toodyay WA 6566

Phone:   08 9574 2612

toodyaycaravanpark.com.au

 

 

 

About Hazel Broomhead

My name is Hazel and I am a Perth senior!

Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, my husband and I moved to New Zealand with our children in 1974. As my husband is in the oil business, we moved to several other countries including the Sultanate of Oman, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, the USA, Russia and Kazakhstan during the next 36 years before retiring to Perth.

We have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who live in different parts of the globe – New Zealand, Scotland and Colombia - which makes a great excuse for us to travel and visit.

My career background is in radio and print journalism in Scotland and New Zealand as well as public relations in various other countries.

We love to eat out, walk, travel and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle here in Western Australia.

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