New accommodation cabins installed installed earlier last year at the Riverside Holiday Park in Dimboola have proven highly popular with visitors, averaging more than a 70 percent occupancy rate over their first six months in operation.
The four, two bedroom family cabins and one “access to all” two bedroom cabin specifically designed to cater for guests with mobility challenges, were installed in 2017 as part of the second stage of the Riverside Holiday Park redevelopment.
The cabins were co-funded by Hindmarsh Shire Council and the Victorian government and are proving an important asset to the council managed park as well as Dimboola and the broader Hindmarsh region.
The cabins offer alternative accommodation options alongside the park’s spacious powered and non-powered sites and budget cabins. Visitors to the park can also enjoy the new recreation room and camp kitchen.
The cabins project created work and employment opportunities for local contractors during the construction phase, and has created ongoing employment positions for two cleaning staff.
The new cabins have received excellent feedback from guests quoting;
“Some of the best cabins we have stayed in.”
“Stopped over here and arrived after hours, staff were very helpful and had a brand new two bedroom cabin which was spotless and cosy, looking out over the creek for a very affordable price. Highly recommended!”
“The staff couldn’t have been better, and the cabins themselves were perfect for us, very clean and able to cater to a group of our size.”
Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor Cr Ron Ismay said, “it has been really exciting watching the redevelopment of the Riverside Holiday Park over the past few years, and the new cabins are an impressive addition”.
Cr Ismay continued, “we are particularly proud to be able to cater for people dealing with mobility issues with the specially designed cabin. The recreation room and camp kitchen both have all ability access as well.”
“Hindmarsh Shire Council would like to thank the Victorian Government, Minister Jaala Pulford and all the trades people who have been involved in making the project a success and we look forward to continued high occupancy rates” concluded Cr Ismay.
Caravan Park booked out over Christmas
The investment in the Riverside Caravan park is proving to be a boom after the Park been full over the Christmas and New Year Period.
The town had seen the business area full of people walking around discovering the many interest around town.
Councilor Debra Nelson enjoys caravaning and likes to tow her van around the country and experience the joy of visiting caravan parks.
This year rather than travel hundreds of kilometers with her van in toe for her holidays she chose to toe the van just three kilometers to the Dimboola Riverside Caravan Park.
Cr Nelson said, ”I have family come to Dimboola for Christmas and we all booked onto the caravan park. The fees were good value and the facilities a great.”
During the warm weather many found the river a great place to cool down with inflatable boats popular with the kids as well as a water slide set up near the rowing sheds.
The Dimboola Rowing Club open its doors on New Years Eve and a few campers from the caravan park ventured over to join in the celebrations to see the year out with about 50 locals.