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.

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.

 

 

 

WORKAWAY EXPERIENCE

The Kingston-On-Murray Caravan Park have been lucky to experience two fantastic ladies from Berlin in a Workaway Programme for the last 2 weeks.

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Susie a Physiotherapist and Jasmine a Medical Technician have left their home city of Berlin to take on the bright lights of Australia for a year’s working holiday!!

The park has been transformed with their gardening, maintenance and energy over their 2 week stay here. Since arriving at Perth in February, they have also showed their hands at sheep mustering, housemaiding and grape picking.susie and jasmine garden

Both Susie and Jasmine have loved the turquoise beaches in the South West of Western Australia, sighting huge Kangaroos and have loved the experience of driving across the Nullarbor in the car they have purchased to travel far and wide in this large country!!

There next port of call is to head in the direction of the Northern Territory….Coober Pedy, Ayers Rock and Alice Springs are of keen interest to them both, and to experience the real outback of Australia.

There Australian working experience ends in Queensland early next year with a well earned holiday to New Zealand.

We would like to thank them immensely for all there hard work around the park, with lots of morning teas and good laughs had by all!!

Wishing them both safe and happy travels for the rest of Australia.

The Kingston on Murray Crew.

Welcome to our New Assistant Managers

 

Not only is the landscape around the park a continual work in progress, so is our team line-up.  We look for people who can offer a different dimension to the park and who can bring in new skills and ideas.  Never resting on our laurels – we like to be in continual improvement mode. Rod & Simone  correct onejpg

Having said that, we would like to welcome Simone & Rod Bedford. They are our new Assistant Managers and come to us from Western Australia with a vast amount of experience and knowledge within the tourism and travel sector.  Not only have they fitted in easily and are a great compliment to our existing team, they have brought along a friend for Buddy.  His name is Archie and is enjoying the lifestyle here.

The two boys correct oneSimone and Rod had been busy owning and running their successful businesses for a time before deciding to sell up and have a home address as “Travelling Australia”.  With an address like that it’s handy to receive mail via email  :0).

Simone’s forte is in interior design, but from the mouth watering aromas wisping out of their caravan from time to time, she has proven herself to be an expert cook as well, which we have all been privy to for the odd morning tea from time to time – thanks Simone.

Rod is an “A Class” electrician and an all round good bloke. Peter is so pleased to have another male on board.  He can breathe again – We think he was beginning to feel a bit over beared by the female sector plus it’s a great help to have that extra muscle power around the place.

Not only have the Bedford’s fitted in well at the caravan park – the Barmera/KOM community can also benefit from their arrival – yes it’s good news – they are both very keen on tennis and golf.

Welcome again you two – it’s good to have you here.

Wrap Up to Easter 2014

Easter3correctWhat glorious weather the Riverland turned on for us at Kingston-On-Murray at Easter.  With a relaxed atmosphere running thru the park and at maximum capacity in all our powered sites, cabins and unpowered sites…..enjoying the river views was a must!!  Canoes were booked well in advance to get up close and personal with the bird life and scenery on the river.

Ski boats were polished and buffed for the last burst before winter on the Murray River, and Easter eggs were waiting to be devoured!!

easter2All the Easter activities were enjoyed again by the children…..big and small.  Art and Craft, Face Painting and last but not least the Easter Egg Hunt!!

With our new oval up and running, all sporting activities were played in full force, with everyone basking in the sunshine…..Basketball Shootouts , Table Tennis competitions, with both soccer and football goals not missing a ball.

Our new addition of pedal carts for 3-8 year olds had a waiting list to try out the new track around the oval!!

With bookings already going at lightning speed for Easter next year,                  Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park are looking forward to seeing all you happy campers again.

If you want to join us, hurry as we have limited vacancies.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to All

xmas3Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We know wsanta1hat the majority of you are doing – joining us here at the Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park and we are looking forward to hosting your stay.  Bookings for this Christmas are outstanding. 

 We will be welcoming overseas visitors and interstate/intrastate tourists and there will be a number of family gatherings.  This is a great xmas2time of year that really brings people together. 

 Lets’s not forget the other family member – our four legged friends.  Yes, they sure can come on holiday with you at our park.

There is so much fun to be had and things to see and do at this time of year in the Riverland. Yes, the region is coming up trumps again exhibiting exciting, xmas4colourful pageants, firework displays, Christmas Lights, Santa’s Cave and generally letting it be known that we are here to celebrate and enjoy this festive occasion .  New Year’s Eve will be catered for with various indoor/outdoor functions within the major towns, the hardest thing for you to do is choose which event you would like to attend.

So what has been happening so far?

Well I did mention the pageants didn’t I?  The introduction of the big man in red really signified that Christmas is nigh.  There were magnificent parades with each one ending in a finale of a brilliant firework display.

The Barmeraxmas5 fireworks event would be the one to go to the top of my list.  It really was spectacular.  A massive effort and really appreciated by the enormous crowd.  The expressions of ooohs and arrhhhs seemed to be in stereo.  The atmosphere was electrifying.

At Waikerie you will find Santa’s Cave – this is a world of amazement for all ages to enjoy from nativity to wonderland. This magical experience can be found taking place within the air conditioned climate of the Waikerie Institute.  Santa will be in residence until Christmas Eve and the setting is open through to New Years Eve.

South Australia’s renowned Christmas Lights display can be found at Loxton.  You CANNOT miss this. Loxton’s Major event of the year – the month long Christmas Lights Festival –  where the town shines brighter than ever officially turning on its magic throughout the whole month of December. Thirty stunning displays stretch over 250 metres and include the nativity scene in Bethlehem, Christmas Village, Santa’s Boot, Lolly Shop, popular cartoon characters plus more. Hidden throughout the displays are 10 Where’s Wallies. It’s a challenge for young and old to try and find them all…can you?

Have you ever heard of a Singing Christmas Tree? Check the one out in Loxton. Friday & Saturdaloxton christmas treey evenings in December. Each of the 4 tiers on the 6 metre high Christmas tree is filled with enthusiastic singers who bring the tree to life with their rendition of much-loved traditional carols. Come and be entertained outside St Peter’s Lutheran Church from 8pm to 8.30pm on Dec 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st.

To round up the Christmas festivities and see in the new year, a suggestion would be to spend new years eve at the Renmark Riverfront.  They stage a fabulous family friendly show on the riverbank.  Stalls, showrides, food, fireworks and bands are right there on hand to help celebrate.  It really would be a great way to bring in 2014.

From our family to yours – Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Be safe and enjoy.