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XMAS/NEW YEAR AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS VACANCIES

A lot of people think that they cannot afford to go away over the Xmas Holidays as most places are out of their reach.  Well, think again.  We keep our prices down so that everyone can go away and make special memories at our Park.

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Whether you wish to lay by the pool, throw in a line and hopefully catch a fish, play games on our oval, canoe the mighty Murray or just enjoy the serenity of the park, there is something for everyone.

And of course, we are central to all the Riverland towns, so everything is within easy reach.  Banrock Station is close by and we have packages available that include transfers, so the worry of driving back to the Park after enjoying one of their many wines, is no longer.

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So, what is stopping you.  Call the office now on 08 8583 0209 to enquire about availability.

 

 

Meet our New Caretakers

John and Rhonda 2For those of you who have visited the Park in the past month may have noticed that we have new Caretakers, who mainly work the weekends.

We are very happy to welcome John and Rhonda Allen into our business all the way from a much warmer Caloundra in Queensland.

Rhonda has just celebrated a milestone birthday and they have been married for 35 years.  They have three grown up children, 1 son living in Gosford, 1 in Perth and a daughter in Sydney and 4 grandchildren.

Johns background is in plastering, which he has being doing for his whole working life apart from a stint of 11 years when they owned 2 coffee shops in Armidale.

Rhonda last job was the Manager at Curves, at which time she completed a Certificate  4 in Fitness.

Their hobbies include fishing, walking and travelling and of course coffee and wine with friends.

Next time you are here, say hello.  They will love to have a chat.

 

 

Wishing you all a Fantastic Easter

Happy EasterWell, its that time of year again……..the Easter Bunny is set to return this weekend.  Where has the past year gone?

There is lots happening in and around the Park this Easter, so if you are joining us, we hope you take the opportunity to enjoy all there is to see and do in the Riverland.  Or if you prefer to chill, make the most of the 4 day break and relax.

From the Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park family to yours, may your Easter be filled with joy, love and happiness.

 

 

What is happeing on Adelaide Cup Long Weekend

How fast as this year gone already.  I cant believe that it is the Adelaide Cup Long Weekend again next weekend.

16175_10153120960352938_6444634274098165567_nThere is lots happening around the area starting with “The Old Fella” on at Cobdogla Club on Friday night.  Many of you may remember him from Australia’s Got Talent. Tickets are $30 and it starts at 8pm.  Muriel, our Bus, would love to take you and pick you up so that you can relax and have a few drinks.

The Markets are on in Waikerie from 9am to 1pm on Saturday as well as the Fisharama at Ramco Point in Sunlands from 8am to 6pm.

Sunday is a full day with the Barmera Main Street Markets on between 9am to 1pm as well as the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum Steam Engines Open Day.  There will be steam engines, tractors and train rides all operating on the day, so there is something for everyone.

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Also, Banrock Station will be open as usual all weekend for wine tasting, meals or coffee and cake. Or otherwise you can just stay around the Park and relax.

 

We still have a couple of cabins and powered sites left for the weekend, due to a late cancellation.  So why not join us for a fun filled weekend.

 

Calendar of Events for Banrock Station

imagesWell the sun has started to shine again in the Riverland….and the jumpers haven been discarded!!  So Banrock Station is excited to release their Calendar of Events for Spring and the Festive Season…..So dust off the Gary Good Gear and come and experience the many evenings, relaxing at Banrock Station.

Banrock hope a combination of live entertainment, delicious menus prepared by Peter Kent’s Salt & Pepper Team complimented of course, by great Banrock Station wines and fantastic Riverland weather will make for many wonderful memories.

Friday Night is Wine Down night, with entertainment starting from 6.30pm.  Saturday nights are a great mixture of, Music, Dancing and of course a Murder Mystery Night – 70s Theme for all those people looking for something different.10476268_927629900597515_1667420185875103602_n

Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park have Cabins and Sites to make your weekend getaway a memorable experience.  We are also now offering a courtesy bus to Banrock Station, (conditions apply) so what more could you want….sunshine, great food and wine, entertainment and chauffer driven transport!!

Book your weekend away now….you won’t want to leave this wonderful Riverland region.

The Inaugural Kingston-on-Murray Camp Oven Cook Off

Resized-KOM Caravan Park-Camp Oven-Sept 2014-0108Our First ever Camp Oven Cook Off was a resounding success and will now be a regular feature on the Social Calender of those attended.

Like anything, there is always hiccups – just ask Peter, who spent 3 days digging the holes that we used to cook in.  Even the Post Hole digger couldn’t break the soil that we have here.Resized-KOM Caravan Park-Camp Oven-Sept 2014-0051

The guests started rocking in for the 3pm start at which time the fires were roaring and the coals being made.  We had over 20 Camp Ovens cooking, with all sorts of different creations.  As hoped, the wind dropped went the sun went down which created a fantastic atmosphere around the fire and meant we were not chasing the smoke free area.

As we all started to eat dinneResized-KOM Caravan Park-Camp Oven-Sept 2014-0184 No 2r, our live entertainment in the form of friend of the KOMCP, Linda Stavrou, started doing her thing and after a hiccup with the WIFI, she sang her heart out and even had a friend drop in to do some duos.  There was even some dancing on the makeshift dance floor.

Overall, the night was heaps of fun and of course was a fantastic fundraiser for the Riverland Relay for Life.

Thank you for everyone who attended the night, and keep your eye out for the event next year.

 

2014 Riverland Field Days

 

The 2014 Riverland Field Days is fast approaching with a changed format this year.  The Field Days are being held on Friday 19th September and Saturday 20th PohSeptember, instead of the usual Wednesday/Thursday format.  This is to enable more people to experience this exciting Riverland event.

As usual, there is much to offer with something for everyone.  The Special Events this year are:

– Masterchefs Poh Ling Yeow will be there giving cooking demonstrations and will conduct the Woolworths Riverland High School Cooking Challenge.Plane

– South Australia’s own National Champion Aerobatic Pilot, Chris Sperou will perform at the Field days. Chris will perform on the Saturday in his bright red Super Pitts Special Bi-Plane.

– The Monster TrMonster truckuck ‘Black Jack’, will also be there and is a favourite for young and old alike.  It is fascinating to see and rides are available over the two days.

– The popular Orrcon V8 Supercar Simulator will be giving racing fans a taste of life in the fast lane.

– The simulator provides a realistic experience of a race car’s performance and speed. It can seat up to 10 people and uses hi-tech gadgetry to ensure a realistic racing experience.

89bae9d1c15556d7f2f162877bfbb877_f74– Indulge your tastebuds by visiting the Food and Wine Village where many local food and wine producers showcase their product and offer tastings. 60f95f3631994717a43f88b6dbd2e268_f57

 

 

– The Ag Artwear Competition is a popular competition and is back again. It’s fun, It’s Creative, It’s Spectacular! The garments must be made from material of an agricultural and/or horticultural nature as produced or found on a farm or block.

– The Kids Corner is a place where parents can relax while their children are entertained.

– You can take your kids on a fun safari, and participate in the Safari Hunt where you follow the map, snack on goodies, find the hidden giraffes, collect toys and fun stuff to fill your explorer bag.  Kids love it.              untitled

– The Scouts Climbing Wall is there this year and is an activity that challenges you physically and mentally within established safety procedures and guidelines. A great activity for the younger generation and the young at heart.

– Or you can take a helicopter ride and see the Riverland from a whole new perspective.

As you can see from this line up, there is something for everyone.  Make this in your diary now.  There is still accommodation available in the Park, but hurry as this will fill quickly.

 

Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone in the Riverland (FFEZ)

Within South Australia, travellers and Riverland residents are reminded that it is illegal to carry fresh fruit and vegetables which could be potential fruit fly host, into the Riverland region without the proper documentation or certificate.

Mobile quarantine roadblocks operate on country roads in South Australia. Motorists travelling to the Riverland from within South Australia may be stopped at a random quarantine roadblock and vehicles checked for fruit and vegetables.

Prominent road signs give warning to travellers approaching this Zone. Roadside bins or pits are available and are clearly signposted for disposal of prohibited produce.

What conditions apply when travelling with fruit/vegetables into the Riverland?

Fresh unprocessed fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased from commercial retailers within South Australia will be permitted into the Riverland if accompanied by:

#   An itemised receipt of purchase, or

#   A Plant Health Certificate

Note:  Cooked, processed, preserved, stewed, dried, frozen or canned fruit and fruiting vegetables are permitted without restriction.

What is not permitted into the Riverland?

The following produce is not permitted into the Riverland, and will be confiscated at a random quarantine roadblock:

#  home-grown fresh unprocessed (raw) fruit and fruiting vegetables

#  purchased fresh unprocessed (raw) fruit and fruiting vegetables without the proper accompanying receipt of purchase, or Plant Health Certificate.

The message for travellers and Riverland residents is simple:-

Don’t carry fresh, unprocessed fruit and vegetables into the Riverland Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone unless accompanied by an itemised receipt of purchase or a Plant Health Certificate.

Take notice of the prominent road signs and eat or dispose of prohibited produce before entering the zone if the entry requirements cannot be met.

Don’t risk a $2500 fine.fruit fly exclusion zone

Winners!!! Reside at Kingston on Murray Caravan Park

A fantastic weekend was had at the Barmera Golf Open 2014. People travelled far and wide from Mildura to Adelaide to attend the 3 day club event.

barmera golf course 2Friday was a mixed partner day with Assistant Managers from the park Rod and Simone teaming up together and playing their heart out to bring home the bacon. Rain didn’t deter all the players with high scores still being produced. Count back of the cards was required to determine the winners, Rod and Simone Bedford!!

Saturday and Sunday the course played well with over 120 people hitting the white ball long and straight……..!! Some balls had a mind of there own going far and wide……!!

A delightful dinner was delivered from the Club kitchen on Saturday evening. The           entertainment was from local Mick Kelly, with everybody singing and dancing the night away. A cooked breakfast on Sunday morning was devoured before hit off and completing the weekend of golf.

golf balls 2If you would like a challenge of the Riverland Golf Courses, book accommodation at Kingston On Murray Caravan Park and receive a discount voucher for Barmera Golf Club. Come and enjoy the Winter experience in the Riverland.

Camping in Winter

The attractive thing about caravanning and camping is that it can be enjoyed at any time of year.

Winter is no excuse to cease this pleasant pastime.  You can go to the same region in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter yet get to experience it in four very vast ways.

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Grasp the opportunity to view the Riverland in Winter – it can provide a number of benefits.

  • No big crowds
  • Off peak rates apply the majority of the time
  • Use the time to test your caravan/tent equipment on a short trip – this is good preparation for longer holidays in warmer weather
  • More activities can be undertaken as you don’t need to concern yourself with heat restrictions
  • My favourite – no mozzies or flies to have to contend with

A caravan/camping trip provides the opportunity to socialize together in a natural outdoor setting away from everyday distractions.

Let us give you some food for thought about things to do while caravanning/camping during Winter in the Riverland……………….

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The month of June is the perfect time to check out the well renowned S.A. Country Music Festival held in Barmera and surrounds.  Days are spent being entertained outdoors in the winter sun that magically filters through the crisp morning mist, while the evening events are provided in warm cozy venues or around the ever enticing camp fire.  Come on, warm your hands around a hot mug of soup while taking in the majority of the free entertainment provided.  Put on the akubra hat, rug up and enjoy.

If country music isn’t your thing, how about experiencing the Moorook Music Festival?  It’s a jam packed three days of live non-stop music variety – also held in June.  Both events are family friendly.

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Come and try a self-guided drive through our national parks.  The drives are set-up to allow maximum viewing while being in the warmth and comfort of your own car or alternatively, to get the blood flow pumping, you may wish to take part in a relaxing bush walk, being captivated by the magnificent scenery, be it the red ochre cliffs of the Murray River, the haunting silence of the mallee or the abundant bird and wildlife.

You may wish to embark on Horse riding, Canoeing or Fishing.   Ahhh the serenity of it all – it really can’t be beaten –  enjoyable wholesome outdoor activities.  Just forget all the hustle & bustle back home.

IMG_4911 IMG_4914If you need a bit of down-time, the caravan park offers a fantastic large camp kitchen with it’s own combustion heater.  Imagine sharing a few meals and yarns with the other campers whilst basking in the warmth and comfort.

We look forward to seeing you soon on your winter trip away.