As we were heading into Emerald we had next to no phone reception so it wasn’t until we were almost there that I could get onto Google and look for a caravan park. We wanted to stay in a park so as we could do some washing, top up our tanks, empty the loo etc. Emerald Cabin and Caravan Village was basically the first park that came up in my search so we headed there.
Emerald Cabin and Caravan Village is located in Opal Street on the eastern side of town. It is in a quiet spot, but still not far from the shops. Right next door is the Emerald Aquatic Centre which looked awesome. It had a covered area and big slides. A perfect spot for travelling families to chill out.
What we found was a huge park with sections of it overlooking the Emerald Golf Course. The front section has lots and lots of cabins of varying sizes. I was pleased to see when I had a walk around the park that many of these had ramps for easy disabled access. They were all surrounded by lots of trees and looked as though they were well maintained.
There were also a section of newer cabins at the rear of the park as well. As a bonus for anyone who travels with their fur babies this park IS pet friendly.
At the back of the park were the powered sites. What we really loved most about these sites is the way they were laid out. Instead of vans parking side by side, each site faced the opposite way to the other. This meant that you faced your neighbours parking spot rather than their van. To us, it made the sites feel more spacious and also a little bit more private. Several of these sites had trees near them so some were quite shady. We also thought they were a generous size.
These sites were also drive-through which does make setting up that little bit easier.
There were two large amenities blocks and this is the bit I really loved. They were all uni-sex, ensuite style bathrooms. One block was a lot older than the other so the fixtures were a little dated but they were extremely clean. I loved being able to step out of the shower and have plenty of room to dry myself. These would be absolutely brilliant if you were travelling with young kids. I know what a challenge it can be to try and get them showered and dressed in a confined space.
There were also two huge laundry areas with washers and dryers and generous sized clothes lines. The cost for one load of washing was $4.00.
Emerald Cabin and Caravan Village also has a large grassed area to accommodate campers. This area was against the back fence of the property and was shaded by trees along the fence line. As dry as it currently is in Emerald there was some nice green grass in this section.
In the middle of the camping area was a large covered camp kitchen. It was fully equipped with tables, two barbeques, a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster.
We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again. The grounds were well maintained and the office were friendly and helpful. We felt that it was reasonably priced for us at $30 per night for two adults.
You can book your stay at the Emerald Cabin and Caravan Village HERE.