Can you not bear the thought of leaving your furry friend at home?

If you are like us, we enjoy taking our dog away on holidays, as we don’t have the everyday stresses and are able to spend more quality time with him.

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Our Pet friendly Cabins are fantastic as you are able to allow your pet to be inside the cabin with you.  Of course, there are a few rules that you need to abide by, and like any extra guests in cabins there is an charge for the pet.  A bond is also payable on arrival.

With many places to walk your dog in Kingston-on-Murray it is a great spot to exercise your pets, and if your dog is anything like ours, they will love paddling in the river.

These cabins are very popular, so make sure that you book in advance.  These bookings cannot be made online, only through our friendly office staff on 08 8583 0209.

Are you looking for somewhere to go for your Summer Family Holiday?

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Christmas Family Holiday

Are you still looking for a Christmas family holiday?

Resized-KOM Caravan Park-Sept 2014-0089Are you looking for a park that has an Olympic size swimming pool, a water playground that has a bucket that dumps thousands of litres of water on to your head, a jumping pillow, a movie cinema or is on a river where you have to get up in the middle of the night to reserve your skiing spot, well we can’t help you!

Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park is a small, shady and picturesque park on the banks of the Murray River 210km’s North East of Adelaide and centrally located in the Riverland region.  We don’t have all the bells and whistles here but what we do have here is a resort pool with lounges and bean bags, an oval with football and soccer goals, a bike track, basketball ring and playground.  But of course we have the river where you can actually ski, canoe and fish without the threat of being run over or squeezed out of your favourite fishing spot.

You can have all of this at a fraction of the cost of these other parks.

Unfortunately as parents we are all so busy with everyday life that we tend to choose a caravan park with the bells and whistles, no matter the cost, as long as the kids are entertained so you don’t have to worry about them.  We believe that Christmas is real family time and riding your bike, kicking the footy, playing a game of scrabble or throwing a line in with your children is a memory and experience that will never be forgotten.  You will never get this time back.

Here at Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park we can offer all these memories at a very affordable price.  We still have vacancies over the Christmas holiday period in cabins and sites.  Call us now on 85830209 or visit our website www.komcaravanpark.com.au. You won’t be disappointed.

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Imagine not having to book your holidays in advance

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Imagine the luxury of having your own peace of paradise at the Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park that is available to you anytime you like at the drop of a hat.

Had a big week?  Want to spend some quality time with the family? Well, if you’re an annual site holder, it is as simple as “pack the car, we are off to Kingston-on-Murray this weekend.”

So, what is an annual site?

Basically, you own the caravan/annexe on the site and you pay an annual fee to the park to occupy the site, which include 60 nights free for the site holders.  Your family and friends can visit too.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of having an annual site are endless:

– Firstly, you have 24 hour access to your site and can come and go as you please.   -You are not restricted to the usual check in and check out times.                                -You will have a site in the park on the Murray River.  This gives you a prime real estate location at a fraction of the cost of owning a holiday home.                                               – Your dog is welcome to stay with you on your site, subject to the Parks usual Pet Policy                                                                                                                                  – You will have full access of all the parks facilities including the pool, oval, camp kitchen and BBQ’s.

Imagine having a full time pool man, full time gardener, 24 hour on call service for emergencies and staff on site 24/7.

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What else is around?

Kingston-on-Murray is centrally located to all Riverland towns and attractions.   You can canoe, fish, water ski, walk and ride. The list is endless.

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Whether it is your child’s new best friend that they make in the playground or riding their bikes, that secret little fishing spot you found and the other annuals you have made friendships with along the way, the experience you have and the memories you build will be long lasting.

At Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park, we have annual sites available now.

Contact us today for your place in our little piece of paradise.

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.

 

Wintertime in the Riverland

sunrise 2 simone picWe all know how fantastic it is in the Riverland during the summer, with the River and all the water sports, however the winter is even more special – and not as busy either!!!

THINK THERE IS NOTHING TO DO IN WINTER – WELL THINK AGAIN

There are many things to do and experience during the winter. Some of them being:

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Grab a canoe and discover the birdlife and explore the Creek systems from our Park.  We are located in a perfect location to paddle your way through the backwaters of the Murray.  The birdlife here rivals any that you will see along the River

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The wetlands are full of water and the birdlife is abundant.  Of course the Boardwalk is a perfect way to spend a few hours discovering this iconic Riverland Attraction.  After the walk, the adults can taste some of Banrock famous wines and sit down and all enjoy the local food in the Restaurant or just have a coffee and cake.

Monash Playground and Barmera Playspace

These two Playgrounds are located within a short drive from the Park and can keep the kids busy for hours with all the attractions that they offer.

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Of course we can’t guarantee that you will catch anything, but isn’t half the fun trying!!  What better way to spend time than being down the River in the peace and quiet absorbing all the bird noises and watching the River pass by.

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See the Lock in action, Whilst having a picnic on the beautiful lawned areas around the lock which has heaps of information about the River and the Floods.  You may be lucky enough to see a boat go through one whilst you are there.

The Park Facilities

The Park has facilities that will keep everyone happy.  We have an oval with football and soccer goals and a basketball hoop for the sporty types.  Or maybe bring your bocce along so the whole family can play.  The bike track around the Oval is level and safe for bikers of all ages and abilities.  The track is even wide enough for our Pedal Karts to be riden around.new oval pic

So what is stopping you.  Book now and experience this beautiful region in the winter.

 

 

 

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

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.