A poor choice of accommodation

Our holiday in Canberra

September 2007

On arriving in Canberra late in the afternoon – after sunset actually – we checked into the Crestview Caravan Park where I had booked a cabin for our stay in the nation’s capital. This caravan is actually in Queanbeyan just over the border in New South Wales. It is only a ten minute drive to Canberra from there.

The caravan park and the cabin were a disaster, and I am determined never to stay there again. The park was crowded with very little room to park vehicles. The cabin was far below standard for what we paid. The facilities were well below acceptable and this detracted from our stay. Before we left I wrote a two page list of all the things wrong with our accommodation. The owners probably just screwed it up and binned it.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Canberra

Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Canberra

On our first morning we spent several hours birding at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands. I had heard a great deal about this great birding spot from the internet. The birding was rather slow during my visit. You get that.

See also Bush birds at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands on my Birding blog.

Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen


One Response to “A poor choice of accommodation”

  1. […] Yesterday I wrote about our long – and cold – journey from Canberra. Our destination was fuzzy – we planned to get as close to Melbourne as possible. As the sun was setting we pulled into a caravan park in Traralgon, several hours east of Melbourne. The photo above shows the cabin we stayed in for the night. It was one of the best we had encountered on our holiday, certainly far superior to the one we had in Queanbeyan near Canberra (see “A poor choice of accommodation“). […]

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