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COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« on: August 03, 2017, 01:50:26 PM »
Hi Boys,

FFRMAN and I were busy yesterday visiting Bandiana and Corowa in preparation of the YEAR OF THE LAND ROVER 2018.

We visited Corowa Caravan Park in order to recon the facilties and discussed our event with the manager (Karen). 

Karen was very helpful and advised us that she is prepared to "cordon off " a large section of the park (inc the river front area) for military vehicle campers only.  The area includes a amenties area and will include a Shower and toilet block.  There are powered and unpowered sites.  prices are $27 powered and $22 unpowered sites. This will change subjet to numbers.  She will provide a bulk discount.

The site has good shade, loverly views of the river and located not too far from town.

Those who attended last year will remember how crowded Ball Park was last year and how hot and humid it was out on the oval.  This is a big improvement.  I`ve included and flier and those wishing to book please mention REMLR. 

It would be great to have all the Land Rover lunatic`s in one location.

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Mick

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 04:26:05 PM »

Hi Mick - Scott - Thinking of a 4 military land rover section travelling from SW Vic - this information you have provided is most opportune.  Will be planning route earlyQ1/18.  Thanks guys!

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 08:27:45 PM »
Sounds good Mick,

I won't miss Ball park!

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 11:34:32 PM »
Hi Scott

I'm open to consider different venues and have not been impressed by Ball Park for years so haven't camped there, however you will be aware that The Booger and I have camped at Bindaree for a number of years since being kicked out of the Airport.  REMLR inc have also used the games room at Bindaree for the AG meetings for about 3 years.

From what I can see there is a lot more grass at Corowa than at Bindaree but how does it compare otherwise?

What are other comparisons between Ball Park, Corowa and Bindaree?  Any other facilities like catering/shop etc?

Not that there's a consideration of armour next year, but did you ask about heavier vehicles?

What would you see about vehicle numbers/camping capacity and particularly for people who may be bringing multiple Land Rovers?

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 10:06:36 AM »
Hi Diana,

Mick and I had a good look at Corowa caravan park and felt it would work quite well.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Corowa+Caravan+Park/@-36.0110348,146.3837722,2056m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2b8956ca415bdeea!8m2!3d-36.0077027!4d146.381638

They have quarantined off the whole back section against the river for us (Ball park kept mixing caravans with us) the grassed area would be 3 times the usable space of the "oval" at Ball park. there is a camp kitchen in the middle and boat ramp into the river is anyone want to go for a swim. They will also be build brand new amenities building next to "our" camp kitchen.

We estimate enough room for about 50 campers/vehicles, mostly un-powered but there is powered sites included, typically $18/person un-powered, $24 powered, but they are going to work out a group price for us.

Close to town, half way between town and the race course, nice and quiet etc etc.  Binderee seem a bit out of the way to me

hope that helps

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 10:16:19 AM »
Thanks for that info Scott, most helpful and yes I had looked at Google Maps and the caravan park website.

Just one more q: is there somewhere for the AGM?

All gives me a decision to make soon.

(although I may miss the sounds of cattle trucks arriving and leaving and the stock in the sale yards all night!)
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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 11:30:41 AM »
My 2c is that our AGM could/should be in a 11x11 or similar... maybe more members would go for that?

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2017, 12:58:27 PM »
Probably a good idea Ross -

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 02:20:37 PM »
I'll have a 14x14 set up. BYO chair.
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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 08:09:08 PM »

Further to Diana's question , there is further parking behind the office. You could park a 60 tonner in there a squadron of carriers.  Management has said those with multiple vehicles are welcome to use this area.

The office also has a small shop typical of any caravan park.


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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 10:19:23 PM »
Thanks Mick

Was hoping that there may be the possibility if a small charge for additional vehicles next to my actual camp.

The plan is to take Gog (the ex-SADF SIIB) next year to camp in and I'm not sure I'd like to leave the Perentie or SIII FFRs anywhere away from my actual campsite, I've already had radio cables stolen at Corowa Swim-In to the extent that I'm seriously considering enclosing the rear in lockable security mesh before taking them to Corowa again.  (It's a sad indictment on some people in our community.  >:( )
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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 10:28:53 PM »
Diana,

The area behind the office would be perfect for your needs.

High colour bond fence, one way in and out and not a area easy to see when entering park.

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 05:57:29 PM »
What are the dates for Corowa 2018, I want to see if I can book some time off work.

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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 06:40:50 PM »
12-18 March 2018  :)
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Re: COROWA SWIN 2018 - ACCOMMODATION
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2017, 06:54:27 PM »
Quite a few from AMEC have been staying Corowa Caravan Park for a number of years.  The facilities are good and very clean. The new owners are very nice and are keen to make your stay enjoyable.

Our heavy vehicles use that top area for parking as well... but there is heaps of room and AMEC will likely be focused on Landies next year, which will be parked near the cabins we stay in.

It is also pretty good for young families...  I think there is a play room and the swimming pool is well kept.

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