Cascades caravan park Ayr

Cascades caravan park Ayr, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

We drove nearly 300kms to try to get away from the march fly country and to get to the slightly cooler temperatures further south.

We found this delightful council caravan park at Ayr. The sites are spacious and beautiful large shade trees to park under. The showers are immaculately clean ensuites and only $24 per night I rate this in the top van parks we have stayed in. We decided to stay a week…

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This van park was one of those different parks that stand out from the rest. Many of the residents where permanent travellers staying here for up to 6 months for the cane harvest time and it had a very friendly community spirit. The grass was green and lush as there is no water restrictions in the beautiful Burdikin county so the water sprinklers were going non stop. What made this park unique was a special lady who settled here 6 months ago after being on the road for 11 years in her motor home with dog Sam for company. We were in the site next to Del and she is a passionate gardener and is turning this park into a botanic garden. With very little budget she is transforming the place. The border at the front was a waste land of waist-high weeds which she has transformed into a cottage garden full of flowers, herbs and veggies. Tomatoes spill down the bank and can be picked by the campers along with lettuce and every herb you can think of. She has inspired the permanent residents and given them pots of tomatoes and herbs to grow around their vans and round Del’s motor home it is a riot of pots spilling over with flowers, veggies and herbs. One corner is her potting and planting space and she has plans for every corner to create rainforests and borders of colour every where. It will be a delight to call back here in the future.

The first night the managers were putting on a farewell BBQ for one of the long-term campers who were moving out. It was a good opportunity to meet and greet and it made us feel quickly at home.

The best part is no march flies…

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