Glamping Oceania

Erica Caravan Park. Australia.

*As seen in The Logbook

 

The origins of Erica Caravan Park are a bit of a mystery that leads into a wonderful story. Originally the Erica Train Station in the early 1900s was converted to a caravan park which Bec and Trevor bought in 2018. At the time it was run down and neglected and took months of hard work to get the standard to a level that the couple were happy with. This being said it’s clear that such a place has an evolving story of its own with things being constantly built, added, redesigned, refunctioned and reused.

THE STORY

The modern chapter of this beautiful boutique caravan and camping location’s story begins when Bec and Trevor decided that they were no longer satisfied with the ground-hog-day of life. Wanting more of a reason to get out of bed each day their original plan was to do relief work and travel Australia. Instead, they decided to give Erica’s Caravan Park a go.  Trevor is the perfect maintenance man with experience in ground keeping and Bec is an accountant with a love for doing stuff in the outdoors. It was a perfect fit.

With mascot Scooby Doo, the resident sharpie-cross-rescue dog along for the ride, and their family including children Boston and Tuscani supporting their decision, it has been an incredible 14 months.

The locals of Baw Baw Shire have been overwhelmingly supportive which has helped. To keep within the community, they run a cricket match annually to raise funds for the local CFA and other charities known as, “Campers v Locals.”

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Guests to a caravan park mostly will entertain themselves, but both Bec and Trev believe that it is vital that there is open communication as this creates and cements a relationship ensuring that each guest will return or recommend.

According to them, to achieve this is about being friendly, keeping the park clean and inviting. And above all being “More Can Do than Cannot do”.

ACCOMMODATION

There are twenty-five powered and twenty-five unpowered sites, along with six cabins sleeping thirty people in total. There is also a single, one-bedroom cabin, a pair of two-bedroom cabins with two double beds (one of these has a single bunk above), and three family cabins with double beds in the main room and four single bunks.

ACTIVITIES

Activities include bush walking, 4×4, hiking, skiing, mountain and motor biking, sight-seeing, bird watching and fishing to name a few within this region.

2019

New BBQ area which has a new gas cook top, as nothing beats a BBQ in the sun and a new fire pit to keep the flames going into the night.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

Bec says, “The last fuel stop before the camp is Moe or Tyers.”


PRICE

Unpowered $ 25.00 – 35.00

Powered $ 35.00 – 45.00

Cabins – $110 – 120.00

Extra adults $ 10 per person 

ADDRESS: 2-14 Station Street Erica 3825

TELEPHONE NUMBER: 5165 3315 / 0400 999 236 / 0418 352 352

EMAIL: ericacaravanpark@westnet.com.au

WEBSITE: www.ericacaravanpark.com.au

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/ericacaravanpark