Wedderburn Pioneer Caravan Park has just become more affordable

Published on 16 November 2017

A visit to Wedderburn’s tranquil Pioneer Caravan Park has just become more affordable with the announcement by Loddon Shire Council of a drop in its fees and charges.

Effective immediately, the new camping charges are $20 per night (or $100 a week) for powered sites, with an extra $5 on top if more than two people are staying.

On unpowered sites, prices are $15 per night (or $100 a week), with that same $5 surcharge if applicable.

The park, which incorporates part of the town’s former botanical gardens, has been winning friends in recent years among the amateur prospectors, bird-watchers, walkers and “grey nomads” who have made the town and its environs a favoured destination.

Within walking distance to the town centre and visitor services, the park offers four self-contained cabins, 60 powered sites and plenty of unpowered sites, camp kitchen, laundry facilities and three electric barbecues.

Not far away are such popular visitor experiences as seeing a working eucalyptus stew pot, visiting Wedderburn’s fascinating Coach House Museum, exploring Melville Caves, a variety of walking trails and, of course, gold fossicking.

The park itself has a colourful history.

There are still traces of an old fire brigade training track there, it’s been the venue for a number of open-air concerts and it now hosts a tiny mud-brick building once home to district pioneer Nancy Stokes.

The park is a member of the Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia.

For further information, contact the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5494 3489 or visit www.loddon.vic.gov.au

Image supplied by Greg Deimos