Hindmarsh Shire caravan park cabins popular

Contractors work on a new pontoon on the Wimmera River at Dimboola in July. The pontoon is next to the Riverside Holiday Park. Pictutre: CONTRIBUTED
Contractors work on a new pontoon on the Wimmera River at Dimboola in July. The pontoon is next to the Riverside Holiday Park. Pictutre: CONTRIBUTED

CARAVAN park upgrades for Dimboola and Jeparit have generated increased visitor numbers.

Five new cabins were installed at Riverside Holiday Park in Dimboola this year as part of stage two of the park’s redevelopment.

The cabins are self-contained holiday units, with one designed for all-abilities access and featuring modified amenities.

Other additions at the park have included a new camp kitchen and recreation room, and a pontoon on the Wimmera River, which backs onto the park.

Two new cabins have also been installed at Jeparit Caravan Park.

Hindmarsh Shire mayor Ron Ismay said things were ticking along well at both locations.

“The cabins have been well received and people are enjoying them, and there have been really good reviews for both parks,” he said.

“Jeparit’s town committee has it on their radar to put some more cabins in at the park in time.

“Like anything I think it will take time for interest to build and for all the cabins to be fully utilised.

“I think perhaps a little more promotion would help get the word out about them.”

Dimboola park managers have reported consistent bookings for the new cabins and a steady stream of inquiries.

The cabins were booked out during the Christmas period.

Hindmarsh Shire Council and the state government have funded the Riverside Holiday Park redevelopment, with the government’s $320,000 contribution coming from its Drought Response Package.

The work so far is part of council’s long-term plans to install 17 new cabins at the park.

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