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Barcaldine Caravan & Tourist Park     Read more ...

There are several parks in town and we chose to stay at the Barcaldine Tourist Park during our second visit to town. This is located on the corner of Box and Bauhinia Streets - along the Landsborough as you head towards Blackall. 

We were allocated a great drive through site – narrow but plenty of space in front overlooking fields. There is some truck noise, but not too bad during the night. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the lovely friendly hosts who were happy to come out and show us the site. 

The park has Unisex ensuites with toilet and shower in same room, plus a separate ladies and gents toilet block.  The amenities are clean with a bathmat provided in each room. Unfortunately they have to put up a sign asking people not to take the toilet paper and soap – honestly some people are miserly and do not think of their fellow travellers.

Seasonal smoko at 4 pm with billy tea and damper where you can enjoy a chat from a local tour guide Mr Tom Lockie. We spoke to people who went on his tour and said it was great to spend time with someone so knowledgeable about the local area and the Artesian basin.

The Barcaldine Caravan and Tourist Park has lots of shade, powered and unpowered sites, free wireless internet, disabled amenities, laundry, dump point, barbeques, camp kitchen etc. Located at 1 kilometre from the main street.  We had a very relaxing evening. 

Contact details

Barcaldine Caravan and Tourist Park
51 Box Street
Barcaldine QLD 4725
E: barcytpk@tpg.com.au
P: 07 4651 6066

Homestead Caravan Park     Read more ...

We chose to stay at the Homestead Caravan and Tourist Park during our visit to Barcaldine as it is the closest park to town. The staff were happy to allow us to stay hooked onto the caravan as we only wanted to stop over for one night (even though we protruded onto another site).

Facilities available at the Homestead:

  • On site cabins and self contained Units.
  • powered shady sites - some drive-through
  • unpowered caravan and tent sites
  • three amenities blocks - some ensuite style bathrooms 
  • seasonal - Billy Tea & Damper nights (free) - live entertainment - Chinese take away (during winter months, every Friday and Saturday night)
  • Camp Kitchen - free barbeques
  • Kiosk and reception open 7 days - gas refills
  • free internet 
  • Dump point

The Park is a bit old but the service was great and the showers were hot. There is a service station in front of the caravan park and you are offered a discount for fuel when you stay the night - a great bonus.

Contact details

E: info@homesteadcvpark.com.au
P: 07 4651 1308

Barcaldine - Showground     Read more ...

Barcaldine is a lovely little town in outback Queensland about 310 kilometres west of Emerald.  This town has a very interesting history and has plenty to offer visitors.  During our last trip we called in to look at the Showground as an option for caravan and camping in the area.

This was a lovely looking location with lots of grass, plenty of shade and large sites around the central arena - power outlets and water taps nearby. Amenities blocks are relatively new and are scattered around the area - so each site is never too far from a toilet or shower. Lovely, neat and tidy, well maintained area. The fee for staying at Barcaldine was $26 per night in September 2016 which is on par with other caravan parks in the town.  

We would not hesitate to stay here - walking distance to local pubs, restaurants, cafes and the Visitor Information Centre.

Contact details

Pine Street
Barcaldine QLD 4725
P: 07 4651 5600
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