The practice of boiling up the billy and cooking camp oven damper in the coals of fire, started on this exact same spot over 30 years ago, is ever popular with visitors to the Barcaldine Homestead Caravan and Tourist Park. The great Aussie tradition has always been a hit with guests, who reckon this park has the best damper in the west.
Every day during the season, guests are treated to this famous bush smoko, and most nights a country singer (see below) and a bush poet entertain as well.
Well, if the rest of the week has an Aussie flavour during the season, Friday and Saturday nights have been getting rave reviews for a number of years over the cuisine of a different nationality.
You can get Chinese takeaway on those nights. And any morning is the perfect time for a brekky wrap.
The extended shop (the complex has a Caltex service station as well) is popular with park guests and townsfolk alike, the store has a whole wall of cold drinks and is the only place in town that offers Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream. Slushies come in several flavours, cappuccinos are popular and you’ll find a range of other products from phone recharges to dog food.
The Park itself is beautifully green with lovely mature plantings, there’s plenty of space on the sites and you can see hundreds of birds and other wildlife out the back. If you’re not towing your own caravan, you can book one of the budget cabins. A camp kitchen with TV and free barbecue are available.
Keep in touch with friends and family with free wireless.
And if you’re in the park on June 15th, you’re in luck, that day we celebrate our park anniversary with a free three course dinner for all park guests.
Entertainment 2017 season:
May : Chris Callaghan
June : Ken & Annies Music campout
July 3rd – 14th July : Tom and Patsy Routledge
August-September : Chris Callaghan