Bridgetown Caravan Park - Bridgetown WA
Jan and Bob Pearce recently stayed at the Bridgetown Caravan Park and sent the following report and photos:
"These are some pics of the Bridgetown Caravan Park we stayed at recently which is situated right beside the Blackwood River. The park has a central area, with sites around the edge, which is all bitumen and many lawned sites. There are two small (3 toilets and 3 showers in each) amenities blocks. They are old but well maintained and very clean. It has new owners who are out and about doing the gardens and getting the park ship shape.
The park has several new cabins overlooking the river. As it was winter (August) when we were there and the area had experienced a lot of rain the river had flooded and was flowing quite fast. Our site backed on to the high bank of the river. There was a boardwalk out to the river centre but it was under water.
The highway to Manjimup runs beside the park but noise was minimal. The price for a site per night per 2 adults was $20. The towns population is 4,091. We stayed for two nights but could have stayed longer if time had permitted. Bridgetown is the only heritage listed town in the south west of WA and had plenty of old buildings, cafes, shops and art galleries to spend time in."
Your hosts are Brad and Sue Dowling. Bookings can be made by telephoning the park
and please tell the park that you have seen their photos on Caravan Park Photos.
Photos on this page were supplied by our roving reporters Jan and Bob Pearce in September 2009.
REGION: > WA > South Western > South West > Bridgetown
My husband and I have been staying at the caravan park for 3 weeks with another 1 to go. We have been on the road around Australia for 16 months and have fallen in love with Bridgetown itself. The caravan park overlooks the beautiful Blackwood River and there are many walks to enjoy around the area. My granddaughter and I spent a lovely time feeding the ducks down at one of the little areas on the river and the area along the river dedicated to fortnightly markets, picnicing and just enjoying the ambience of your surrounds is just gorgeous. At this time of the year (May 2013) the weather is a little unpredictable but mostly sunny and warm during the days while cool early mornings and evenings. The park managers, Keith and Vonnie, are great people who leave you alone and uninterrupted to enjoy yourselves and the amenities are spot on for cleanliness even though they are a bit dated. The owners are a young couple who relieve the managers on their days off - they are helpful and friendly as well. We will be back time and time again to enjoy the ambience of the forest and the small town of Bridgetown.