Caravan Park - Central NSW - Est. 50 yrs
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Years Est: 50 years
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About The Area
The Tooraweenah district has approximately 200 residents spread between the township and outlying properties. It is a vibrant, socially active community serviced by Gilgandra Shire Council. Positioned at the southern gateway to the Warrumbungle National Park it has magnificent backdrops with many
attractions in the surrounding areas.
There is a local school with pre-school thru’ to year 6 within the township boundaries with a healthy population of children attending from the local area. Once primary education is complete the students are transported by bus from Tooraweenah to Gilgandra on a school bus. Gilgandra also has pre-schools and a Catholic school for those wishing to enrol their children there.
There is a resident policeman which means that Tooraweenah is just about the safest community in the area! Most ‘crime’ would be motoring offences—no seatbelts etc!! The community at Tooraweenah is also supported by and supports local businesses.
There is a pub/motel that is open 7 days a week with meals available 7 lunchtimes and 6 evenings a week. The 7th evening is catered for by one of the many sub-clubs in town that use the pub facilities to raise funds for their cause. Local ‘clubs’ include Golf, Cricket, Tennis, Show Society, Memorial Hall, Rural Fire Services, school P & C, Endurance Ride and CWA.
The local CRT store doubles as a hardware store and a post office from
Monday to Saturday. If it isn’t in store Lester Thurston or one his friendly staff will be able to get it sent out from one of the other local group stores.
Leonie Harvey, a lifetime resident of town, owns the General Store and Service Station (Toora Motors & General Store) where, along with her partner Steve Watt, she provides fuel, groceries, home cooked food and take away lunches and coffee. The service station is a repair and mechanic shop that does everything from puncture repairs to Pink Slips to servicing.
About 20km out you’ll find the Henley’s Emu Logic Farm from which you can purchase emu products as well as take a tour of the farm.
There is a local Management Committee that meets regularly with the
Gilgandra Shire Council to discuss issues that affect Tooraweenah. Local residents are encouraged to join the committee so a range of different views and ideas are presented.
About The Business
Easily run, the business consists of 19 powered sites and several unpowered sites, 2 standard cabins (shared facilities) and 2 en suite cabins (own facilities). Currently the cleaning and laundry is undertaken by the owners who do not require outside assistance, so no staff worries!
The business has grown from insignificance about 6 years ago to a good base for future growth. Sales have increased by over 60% in the last 5 years alone. From very humble beginnings the park has gained a reputation second to none amongst the travelling fraternity and continues to welcome not only returning, but also new guests, on a daily basis. We have many testimonials reflecting the enjoyble time that guests have here. Please check out our website www.tooraweenahcaravanpark.com), Wiki Camps or Trip Advisor to name just 3 of the places where you can see reviews.
Also included within the park are a fenced dog exercise area, swimming pool, amenities block consisting of Gents and Ladies ablutions (2 toilets and 2 showers on each side plus a urinal in the Gents and a bench and baby bath in the Ladies).
The Laundry has 2 sinks and 2 washing machines. A coin operated front loader and top loader which is on an ‘honour’ system. As well as a coin operated tumble dryer. There is also a microwave oven for guest use and an ironing board. Travellers love a good read and we encourage the exchange of reading material so have a book exchange and a ‘free’ magazine swap within the Laundry.
Outside the Laundry is a kitchen sink with hot and cold water and a colourbond compound that hides the recycling and garbage collection point and a rainwater tank for guest drinking water.
In front of the amenities block is the office. It is in the centre of the park and keeps the business separate from the residence. In front of the office is the communal area where there are tables and chairs and a fireplace where all Happy Hours are held, in the Summer under the shade of the trees and in the Winter around the open fire.
There are 3 concrete sites, all others are grassed. There are a total of 6 drive through sites, but most of the other sites are long enough that vehicles can stay hitched. There are sites that will take even the biggest of rigs.
Although Tooraweenah is in a Telstra mobile phone black spot there is a Telstra Smart Antenna within the park to solve the problem, so all guests can get Telstra signal. There is also a Unifi wifi controller that ensures guests can access the internet and also gives Management the ability to monitor use.