Caravan park recognised as one of best in region

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The park provides bigger bays for longer caravans.
Camera IconThe park provides bigger bays for longer caravans.

Boddington Caravan Park has been recognised by the RAC as one of the Perth-Peel region’s best camp grounds following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions.

The greater metropolitan region is home to some of WA’s best camp grounds, and luckily for avid campers, they reopened on May 1.

With intrastate regional borders open from Monday, Wheatbelt residents can now venture out for a road trip and pitch a tent as the Shire of Boddington encourages people to visit the Peel region.

The caravan park has access to the Boddington foreshore picinc area.
Camera IconThe caravan park has access to the Boddington foreshore picinc area.

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Boddington Shire president Rod McSwain said the park had made it into the RAC’s top 10 for the region.

“Some little recognition like that, it’s a feather in the cap, it makes us feel good inside and it’s a rewarding feeling,” Cr McSwain said.

“It’s a small reward for effort that the Shire workers and people who look after the park because they put in a lot of effort to present the park to travellers, and it’s nice to be recognised.”

Situated on the banks of Hotham River, the Boddington Caravan Park is a short walk from cafes, service stations, grocery stores, and an arts and crafts centre.

“It’s not too close to the metro area and not too far. It has a central location in town, letting guests feel a sense of community, and the peacefulness of the park is common feedback from past visitors,” Cr McSwain said.

The caravan park's communal fire pit.
Camera IconThe caravan park's communal fire pit. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, caravan parks across the State were forced to close.

The Boddington Caravan Park had to cancel 56 bookings during March and April.

The park now has more than 50 bookings for this month.

Patrons must follow social distancing rules and take extra precautions regarding personal hygiene in the park’s toilets and showers.

“The closure hasn’t had too much of an impact on the shire because some of the businesses have been closed as well, it just means people haven’t been here,” Cr McSwain said.

“Looking into the future, the feedback I’ve received is that bookings are coming in fast, and the park is looking to have a busy year.”

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