Everyone likes Evans Head so much that people have started booking for November 2018. 14 sites are already booked! So phone Evans Head Holiday Park on 02 6682 4212 & tell them you’re with the Vintage Vanners 2018 (Cathie’s Mob), and book your site in the dog friendly area in the Reserve facing the river.
Powered sites $?/night, Unpowered riverfront sites $? Deposit is $50 & there are no pensioner discounts. If booking is cancelled 7 days before, then deposit can be transferred to another date with no penalty or refund can be taken minus a $30 admin charge.
Friday night: Park donates snags, rissoles & bread for BBQ on the Rivers Edge. Bring a share plate of nibbles, salad, sauces, cake, desserts. Nibbles at 6.00, BBQ at 6.30. We need to give numbers to the Park so let Rodnet (Rod & Janette) know if you’re coming to this by end of October.
Saturday night: Jean is organizing numbers for dinner at the Surf Club at 6.00. So she will also need to have numbers to book the restaurant by end of October. It’s a short walk away so no cars are needed. Suggestion for fancy dress so far is Vintage Aussie.
For any interested Kayakers, Rob & I are planning an adventure doing a downriver trip, setting off from near Golf Course, probably early Saturday morning. So let us know what you are interested in by posting in this thread.
Post by cherryfranklin1969 on Dec 6, 2017 20:57:25 GMT 10
Hi Everyone Thank you for such a wonderful & enjoyable week end at Evans Head 2017 as first timers. We have booked for next year 2018 same destination. Wishing everyone a Fabulous Merry Christmas & a Super Exciting New Year for 2018. Jen & Rob Sandow 😃😃🥂🥂🎄🎁
G’day Carvaner’s , Christine and I had a great time in 2017 so we are thinking 2018 could only be better and with Jean doing the oganising for the Saturday dinner and dress up ...... what could go wrong 😱 the Aussie vintage sounds great to us ( love you Jean and looking forward to this ) . Kind regards Christine & dosse
I was talking to the Park Manager about our event at Evans Head this week. He said the Park will be building 13 cabins in an area adjacent to where we like to have our yearly get together in the Reserve, between 1 August to early December.
Because there will be a bit of construction noise and power interruptions together with re-aligning the existing entrance to the Reserve, he has reserved a large area in the main part of the Park, in the dog-friendly area so we can all be together in a group. The area will be close to the camp kitchen & a short walk to the Surf Club for our Saturday Night Vintage Aussie Xmas dinner. Jean is planning a great night for all, with decorations etc etc.
The Manager said that if the building work is completed or almost completed by end of November, then we can stay on our original reserved sites in the Reserve. The Manager will email everyone with this info in case people want to get a refund of their deposit. It's only this year that our event will be disrupted possibly, and there will be no changes to the area where we camp, apart from an upgraded road and a renovated Kiosk.
By now everyone who is booked in for our 2018 End of Year Event at Evans Head will have received an email from the Park.
November is a long way off & the building work may be all finished by the time we get there, so Don't Panic! We have never had Open Vans to the public in the last 3-4 years I've been organizing the Evans Head event. It's just been a nice Getaway to a lovely place by the beach with a chance to meet old & new friends.
Next year will be back to normal & we will be able to camp by the riverbank again. I will be putting up a weekend event at Brooms Head soon. Anyone got any thoughts on dates that don't clash with other events? This is a very low key place & would be just another getaway event & not open to the public.
Hi Clyde, yes dawgs allowed for sure! Section E of the park is all dog friendly. Our Scuddy died after Tour so we have a mad poop now. Hope Meggsy is well. Any thoughts on dates for Brooms Head? September or October?
Hi all, a few people have checked out the Pet friendly area of the Evans Head Caravan Park & been very unimpressed. About 6 vans have cancelled so far. The Manager Scott has agreed to either refund your deposit in full with no admin fee or put it towards next years 2019 event when we can go back to Riverbank. Scott will email you. So Rob & I went for a 400km drive the other day & checked out alternative locations for 2018 End of Year event.
Here are our opinions:
Brooms Head...lovely grassy pet friendly area (PFA) Section E, right on beach but bring everything with you! Great for bushwalkers & beachgoers. Modern bowls club short walk away with resident kangaroos (yes, it's that quiet). Downside: highway roadworks between Ballina & Woolgoolga. Group discounts brings it to $32/night
Lennox Head...back of Park is now pet friendly, great camp kitchen & amenities in middle of PFA. Sites around outside of camp kitchen & just opposite are big with native trees. Close to Lake Ainsworth for fab kayaking, short walk to beach & longer walk to great shopping. Plenty to see & do at Lennox. We had several great runs there years ago. Downside: group discount takes 10% off slab sites $49, grass $45 to $44/$40
Byron Bay has had an upgrade several years ago. New area that's PFA has lots of native shade trees, BBQ, small camp kitchen, amenities, close to swimming pool, nice walk 500m to pet friendly beach. Sites 46-62, 91-94 are good. Drive into Byron, plenty of shopping & sightseeing. No group discounts so $45/on Sat night & $35 every other night. Downside: This is Byron so it's busy!
Hi Smiles, We just had a night at Lennox Head on our way back from the Sunliner event at Tuncurry. It’s a great park, good camp kitchen and the dog friendly area at the end of the park near the trees was a great spot. Would be happy to return, cheers Julie and John
We are still booked at evans but we will go with whatever is decided
To get a refund make sure you blame "capital works" as your reason, we have had so many issues with Colleen's health, I just said health!! next thing no refund? I did my lid, & demanded they be sympathetic, well the refund did come through after talks about "our policy".
Yes Mustang you're right about the refunds, it's difficult to get one consistent message! Scott the Manager, told me that people can have full refunds without an admin charge of $30 or else put their $50 towards 2019 event.
Best way to get refund or re-book is to Reply to Park email & mention Vintage Vanners in the Subject Line. If anyone has any probs with this, let me know.