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October 2016


The  symbol of best practice, says peak industry body

Six more parks awarded accreditation keys

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SIX more caravan parks have been awarded accreditation keys by Australia's peak industry body.

"We promote the Accreditation Key as the symbol of best practice through our national marketing campaigns, always urging consumers to 'look for the key'," a spokesperson for the Caravan Industry Association of Australia said.

To become an accredited business, holiday parks must comply with certain standards, including legal compliance, environmental management, customer service, risk management and maintenance.

The parks were:

Queens Beach Tourist VillageQueens Beach Tourist Village

Situated in Bowen in tropical north Queensland, the park comprises several acres of tropical and gardened sites.

It offers 23 self-contained cabins, three amenities blocks (with disabled facility), three dump points and 137 powered sites (grass and slab).

The park markets to a range of tourists, corporate workers, small families and couples.

"We welcome owners Craig and Donna Witts to the program," the association said.

Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday ParkRowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park

Located in Townsville, Queensland, and operated by Next Generation Holiday Parks, the park has a prime location on the beach with views to Magnetic Island and within close proximity to The Strand and Townsville's CBD.

Plans are in place for major improvements to the park facilities and some capital works initiatives.

"We are pleased that the chief executive of Next Generation Holiday Parks, Daniel Tilton, and his management team have joined the program," the association commented.

Hamelin Bay Holiday ParkHamelin Bay Holiday Park

Hamelin Bay Holiday Park sits on 6.62 hectares opposite the Hamelin Bay foreshore reserve in WA.

A number of improvements have been undertaken since the leasehold began, including the addition of 14 cabins and cottages and a new reception building.

The park has collected two Certificates of Excellence in the past two years from the online TripAdvisor travel site .

"Congrats Hamelin Bay Holiday Park on your accreditation!" the association said.

BIG4 Launceston Holiday ParkBIG4 Launceston Holiday Park

In the past, the Launceston Holiday Park was a tired, rundown property but it has now undergone an extensive facelift.

Formerly known as Treasure Island, the park was bought by the Drayton family in October 2014 and is now a 16-acre elevated city retreat boasting the most stunning views of the Launceston city and Tamar valley.

Improvements at the BIG4 park include complete refurbishment of the existing laundry and amenities, four new two-bedroom villas and updates such as new kitchens, floorings, paint and window furnishings to existing family cabins.

"Awesome work by the Drayton family!" the association commented.

Port Stephens Treescape Camping and AccommodationPort Stephens Treescape Camping and Accommodation

This is an addition to the Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Park group, offering an alternative to the beachside parks.

The NSW park is situated at One Mile Beach on eight hectares of natural bushland with accommodation ranging from one-bedroom studios and suites to powered caravan sites and unpowered campsites.

It is a 20-minute walk to some of the most spectacular surfing and swimming beaches and just 10 minutes from the heart of Port Stephens.

"Well done on achieving accreditation!" the association said.

Cape York Camping Punsand BayCape York Camping Punsand Bay

Situated five kilometres west of the tip of Cape York, this park claims the 'most northern address in Australia'.

The beachfront camping ground, accommodation, restaurant and bar overlook the golden sand beach and turquoise waters of the Arafura Sea, Torres Strait Islands and northwards to "The Tip" of Australia.

Its beachfront accommodation includes cabins, safari tents, powered and unpowered sites.

"It's great to have such a remote and unique park join the accreditation program!" the association said.


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