Getting caravan sites and any form of accommodation on the South Coast around the Christmas/New Year period is like ‘finding a needle in a haystack’. We called over 15 caravan parks without any luck: “Sorry, we’ve been booked out for months” seemed to be the catch cry.
Fortunately, Jess managed to find a gem of a caravan park on WikiCamps called Boydtown Holiday Park. Located 20 minutes south of Merimbula and 5 minutes south of Eden. This park, although quite basic, provided us with a powered site and water at a very reasonable price of $65 each night (quite cheap for the New Year period). The park is nestled on the shores of the beautifully sheltered beach, Twofold Bay. We spent many hours bathing in the warm waters and playing cricket on the beach. The thing that made this caravan park really stand out, was the laid-back family culture and friendliness of our fellow campers. It had a real festival atmosphere. It even looked a little bit like a tent city, something that you would find at a large Music Festival, minus the pot-smoking, dreadlocked hippies. We met heaps of friendly neighbours including some who were more than happy for us to give them some tips on how to cook the meat on the rotisseries. This park was the perfect place to spend New Years Eve!
The park provided a great base to do day trips into:
Next stop: Victoria 🙂