HORSHAM Caravan Park was on Horsham Rural City Council’s agenda many times in 2013, with council considering leasing the park to a private company. Mail-Times journalist ERIN MCFADDEN talked to campers to find out what they thought of the region, the park and what made them come to the Wimmera. Today, we bring you the third of four stories in the series.
THIS is the McMurray family’s ﬁrst visit to the Wimmera.
Emma and Chris McMurray, along with their sons Eric, 8, and Thomas, 4, stopped in Horsham on Monday night on their way to Ballarat.
The family is from Adelaide.
“It was too far to go in one trip so we ﬁgured we’d stay the night in Horsham,” Mrs McMurray said.
She said ﬁrst impressions of the area were positive.
“Driving through was interesting – as we crossed the border into Victoria, all the little towns seemed to have more life in them than they did in South Australia,” she said.
“There seemed to be more people around, the towns were greener and all the weatherboard houses were so pretty.
“There is more character to the towns this side of the border.”
The family enjoyed the caravan park, particularly the playground.
“It is quiet around here too – we seem to have missed the Christmas rush, which is good,” Mrs McMurray said.