Please update your books! Menindee Lakes Caravan Park, which is located on a Crown land reserve on the eastern shores of Lake Menindee, was brought under the management of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands in August 2020.
The managers have had to make a lot of changes, there is no longer a dump point, cabins, camp kitchen, BBQs, picnic tables or shade!
Water is now non potable, and the amenities for people with disabilities are not at the required standard.
Gas bottles are no longer available. Although they no longer have firepits, BYO above ground fire pits are fine to use.
But the views are still there, it is pet friendly with powered and unpowered sites, drive through sites and limited mobile coverage.
(All these changes are updated in the CAMPS App this week.)
Guests do walk their kayaks out to the lake – it is about 300 metres through mangrove area at the moment, and you can swim there.
It is currently $35 per night for two people on a powered site. The NSW Government will transfer management and ownership of the Menindee Lakes Caravan Park to the region’s traditional owners, Barkandji Registered Native Title Body Corporate, in a landmark agreement for the Far West. So prices remain set for now.
About $800,000 has been invested in the park, however, most of this is underground:
- Repairs to buildings and upgrades to plumbing infrastructure and fire safety equipment as well as demolition of old buildings and safe removal of asbestos.
- A new water supply system will be installed throughout the park including new water pipes, taps and connections. A new septic system will also be installed.
- Electrical upgrades will include replacement of power outlet heads, upgrades to switchboards and other work.
- New rubbish and recycling facilities.
The transfer of the Park to the Barkandji is earmarked for this year, facilitating additional future improvements including a caretaker’s residence, new camp kitchen and solar power infrastructure.
The caravan park was established in the early 1960s and is a popular weekend recreational area for residents of the Broken Hill region with its caravan, camping and cabin accommodation in a stunning outback location.
Here’s an account from past CAMPS owner about other places to camp and history of the area.
If you would like order your own CAMPS Pendium, here is a special coupon code for you:
…and you’ll receive $20 off! Add the code into the checkout!